American Consumer SocietyJust not sure what to write about many stores opening their doors this year on Thanksgiving – or many more advertising “Black Friday Week”.  I do know that if people don’t buy from those stores (at least during those times), they won’t continue to do this.  If they do – and apparently many Americans are so caught up in buying ‘stuff’, that retailers will continue to do this sort of thing.

Before long stores won’t just be open until midnight on Christmas Eve, they will even host big ‘sales’ on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

As it is, Kohl’s announced today that they will be keeping their stores open for more than 100 straight hours – staying open 24 hours a day for the 5 days leading up to Christmas.

The full release is posted below, but I’d really like to hear your opinion on this.  Do you hope that more stores will follow suit and stay open 24 hours?  Would you shop up until midnight on Christmas eve or buy at sales on Christmas and/or New Year’s Day?  Leave your comment below.

Kohl’s Stores Open Around the Clock for First Time Ever from December 20 through Christmas Eve


MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., December 5, 2013  Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced that for the first time ever, it will keep its doors open for more than 100 hours straight – beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24.


“The holiday season is an eventful time for families, and Kohl’s is making it easy for shoppers to wrap up their last- minute gift giving with 24-hour access to Kohl’s stores right up to Christmas Eve,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “Not only does Kohl’s have the hottest gifts at incredible prices, now shoppers will have the added benefit of being able to check off their lists, day or night, whenever it is most convenient for them.”


In addition to extended stores hours, Kohl’s offers a variety of customer conveniences including:


  • Hassle-Free Return Policy: Kohl’s return policy gives customers a quick, convenient and “no-questions-asked” experience. Customers returning merchandise with receipts or items purchased with Kohl’s Charge cards are eligible to receive full refunds or even exchanges, while customers without a receipt will receive a Kohl’s merchandise credit.


  • Gift Cards and E-Gift Cards: Available in stores and on in a variety of denominations, Kohl’s gift cards can be used any time and have no service fees or expiration dates. Kohl’s e-gift cards are a fast and easy option and arrive almost instantly via email.


  • Kohl’s Kiosk – Buy, Save and Ship for Free: Kohl’s Kiosks located in all stores make it easy to shop with confidence. Customers can choose from an expanded assortment of styles, sizes, colors and merchandise that may not be available in stores. Additionally, Kohl’s offers free standard shipping in the U.S. on items ordered from in-store kiosks.


  • Free Gift Boxes: Kohl’s offers free gift boxes in a variety of sizes to make holiday gift wrapping easy.


About Kohl’s Department Stores

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,158 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit, join the discussion on Facebook ( or Twitter ( or get inspired on Pinterest ( and Instagram (




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