Somehow the Friday after Thanksgiving has become the “kick-off” for the holiday shopping season. It has been dubbed Black Friday, supposedly because this is the day that puts all retailers who might have been in the red throughout the rest of the year in the black. Whatever the reason, it does seem to motivate shoppers to pull out the holiday shopping list and hit the malls. You may notice more shopping centers and retailers open Thanksgiving Day this year than in the past. But, if not, they may just be opening up that evening for what used to be called Midnight Madness. This year, some shopping centers are opening up even earlier than midnight and calling it Moonlight Madness!
What’s happening here in Las Vegas? Your favorite outlets are, of course, open Thanksgiving Day. So, if you are driving into Las Vegas from Southern California, you can certainly stop at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm at the state line first and scoop up the savings before venturing on to Premium Outlets South which is at the southern-most end of the Las Vegas Strip. The outlets at the north end are also open all day long as well.
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To help you prepare your attack, you may want to visit the website of some of your favorite retailers and see what specials they’ll be offering this very special shopping event. Some retailers offer more aggressive discounts earlier in the morning to attract the more serious shoppers. The later in the day, the less the discount. Some retailers put an element of fun into the shopping experience by offering scratch cards guaranteeing more discounts. You just won’t know what the discount is until you’re actually at the register.
So, first figure out where you want to shop and which retailers are offering the early-bird specials. Keep in mind, that there will also be early-bird specials on-line if you aren’t one to venture out at night and wait your turn in line.
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