Not everyone thinks Gray Thursday is a great deal.
Some retailers say opening on Thanksgiving is real a turkey of a trend and are refusing to participate.
Reacting to a public backlash, big chains like Costco and Nordstrom are keeping doors locked on Nov. 27, saying employees should get to spend the day with their families.
Plenty of retailers and malls like Macy’s and Wal-Mart will throw open doors on Thanksgiving to lure holiday shoppers away from tables and into stores.
Kmart announced on Monday it would again open stores at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving day, something the retailer has done for more than 20 years. It also will remain open for 42 straight hours.
The public complains, (there’s even a Boycott Black Thursday page on Facebook with 62,000 members) but continues to turn out in record numbers for holiday openings.
Besides Costco and Nordstrom, retailers who won’t make you choose between and meal or a deal include Publix, DSW, Barnes &Noble, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Gamestop, Joanne Fabric, Pier 1, Dillard’s, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Burlington Coat Factory.
The list is grows by the week.
They may be closed on the holiday, but those stores are planning traditional Black Friday sales when they open on Nov. 28.
But don’t expect them to open bright and early.
Costco, isn’t up for that, either. The warehouse chain will open at 9 a.m. on Black Friday, according to holiday hours posted on its website.