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Retailers Offer Extended Hours for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

Experts estimate about 50 percent of consumers will shop at some point this weekend, meaning “super Saturday,” could prove to be a bigger day for retailers than Black Friday.

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    The procrastinators were out in force Friday to get their holiday shopping done, and many more will be at it this weekend. Luckily, some stores are staying open 24/7 to accommodate. Trina Orlando reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 19, 2014)

    With just six shopping days left until Christmas, stores are offering extended hours and good deals for last-minute holiday shoppers.

    “I definitely put it off a little longer than I should have,” shopper John Hoevel told NBC Chicago.

    As the days wind down, procrastinators are feeling the heat.

    “[I need] a last minute Christmas present for my wife – who has everything!” said another shopper, Greg Krebes.

    Experts estimate about 50 percent of consumers will shop at some point this weekend, meaning “super Saturday,” could prove to be a bigger day for retailers than Black Friday.

    Kohl's opened at 6 a.m. Friday and will remain open around the clock until Christmas Eve.

    “I think it's great,” Jessica Dimas said. “People are still working today and have busy schedules so to have a little extra time is good.”

    In the packed parking lot of Toys "R" Us, which begins non-stop shopping hours Tuesday at 6 a.m., shopper Leslie Albrecht said any extra time is appreciated.

    “I’d say I’m about half way through, definitely not finished,” Albrecht said. “I wish!”

    Others are relieved to not have to scramble at the last minute.

    “I’m finished, everything’s good,” said Sharon Haines. “Now it’s just time for happy!”

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