While many Americans may be busy in the kitchen or parked in front of the TV on Thanksgiving morning, some U.S. citizens are planning on using their day off as an opportunity to find bargains, according to Reuters.
In years past, most stores have remained closed on Thanksgiving. However, this year, many retailers are trying to draw consumers to their stores by offering great deals on holiday gifts and other items on Turkey Day.
Some analysts think that retailers are wise to offer Thanksgiving day specials. "If it wasn't a great idea, retailers wouldn't have brought it back," Kathy Grannis, spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation, told the news source. "There's no sense in spending the money to open your stores on Thanksgiving if you know your customer isn't interested."
While the day after Thanksgiving is known as a major shopping day, many retailers will be offering customers sales and specials online, allowing those who wish to avoid long lines and chaotic crowds the opportunity to shop from home.
According to a recent survey from Shop.org, 90 percent of retailers will offer special online promotions during Cyber Monday.
this year, up from 72.2 percent in 2007.