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10 Stores to Shop Thanksgiving Day

A list of stores that will be open for the holiday and what deals you can expect

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    The holiday shopping rush is about to begin. Some big retailers will open on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Black Friday sales. NBC5’s Lauren Jiggetts has the holiday shopping guide. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014)

    More and more retailers are opening their doors earlier and earlier in the run up to Black Friday, with many national chains opening on Thanksgiving Day.

    Here is a list of stores that will be open for the holiday and what deals you can expect.

    Target— Target is opening earlier than ever — 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours ahead of last year's 8 p.m. start — with plans to kick off online sales the week before Black Friday. Target's biggest deal? The new Samsung Galaxy S5, which normally sells for $200, is going for one cent (with a two-year AT&T contract).

    Walmart— Walmart announced it will open on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. this year, kicking off "Five Days of Deals" on different categories of merchandise. Shoppers can even get a head start on Thanksgiving morning, with sales on the Samsung 55-inch Ultra HD Curved Smart TV ($1,298, or $900 in savings) and iPhone 6 ($179 with a 2- year contract).

    Best Buy— Best Buy stores will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, an hour earlier than last year. Best Buy’s flagship deal: a 50-inch Panasonic TV for $199.99.

    Kmart— With sales beginning at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Kmart is pushing the definition of "Black Friday." Kmart is selling Westinghouse 55-inch HDTVs for $449.99, plus homewares like Proctor Silex irons and toasters for only $4.99.

    Sears— Unlike its sister store Kmart, Sears will be opening at the (slightly) more traditional hour of 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, although it's still an earlier start than last year's. Sears is promoting deals on appliances, like a Kenmore front-loading washer-dryer pair for $799.99.

    Macy's— Macy's will kick off its Black Friday sales at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving afternoon, two hours earlier than its opening time last year. The department store's big deals, which last until Nov. 30, are focused on clothes, shoes and jewelry.

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    JCPenney— JCPenney is likewise pushing its opening times ever earlier. The store's sales are slated to begin at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, likely aiming to win shoppers from competitors by offering 50 percent off bedding, bath, and luggage.

    Toys"R"Us— Another early starter, Toys "R" Us will be open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving with discounts on items ranging from Evenflo Booster Car Seats ($49.99 instead of the usual $89.99) to "Frozen" toys in every conceivable form.

    Kohl's— Like many other stores, Kohl's will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. In previous years, the retailer has opened as early as 4 a.m. on Friday. Over 500 deals will begin online starting Nov. 24. In store, shoppers will get $15 in "Kohl's cash" for every $50 they spend.

    Old Navy— Old Navy is one of the rare stores opening later this year, with a 4 p.m. start time instead of last year's 9 a.m. opening. The retailer is again promising to award $1 million to a shopper in its "Overnight Millionaire" promotion. The first 100 shoppers in line at every North American Old Navy store will be entered in the sweepstakes.

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