This week Macy's (NYSE: M) announced that it would be opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in the company's history. Now, it looks like holiday deal-hunters will be able to get a sneak peek at Macy's doorbusters since the retailer's Black Friday ad has leaked online.
Bfads.net published the entire Macy's ad on its website Thursday, October 17. Usually, the site posts deals much closer to Black Friday, which falls on November 29 this year. Black Friday ads for Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD), Harbor Freight and part of the Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) ad are also available on the website.
Macy's spokeswoman Holly Thomas said the company has not publicized any ads for Black Friday and will not advertise its Black Friday specials until closer to the holiday in November. "We discourage customers from relying on unauthorized ads posted by third parties because they may not necessarily be accurate," Thomas told The Wall Street Journal.
The 15-page Macy's Black Friday ad reveals limited-time sales across nearly every department in the store. Items featured in the circular are marked down with doorbuster prices that start at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and end 1 p.m. on Friday. To get shoppers in the doors early, the ad also shows the price each item will increase to at 1 p.m. along with the full retail price. Customers will also be able to redeem a coupon included in the ad between 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until 1 p.m. for $10 off a $25 purchase.
For more see:
-This Wall Street Journal article
-This Examiner article
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