Pre-Super Saturday Sales: Friday Extended Store Hours

Friday, December 18th is New Super Saturday According to Christmas Creep

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2015 UPDATES: Extended Store Hours for In-Store Deals Christmas Week, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day 2015

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Considering all the Pre-Black Friday sales promotions that happened in the week before Black Friday 2015, it was no surprise when pre-Super Saturday sales and extended store hours started being promoted well before December 19th.  "Super Saturday" is the last shopping Saturday before Christmas for not too many of the largest U.S. retail chains any more.

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Similar to the days surrounding Black Friday 2015, Christmas Creep caused Super Saturday to extend well beyond the boundaries of one calendar day.  For some retailers "Pre-Super Saturday" sales are scheduled to start during extended store hours on the Friday before Super Saturday.  For most U.S. retailers, however, "Super Saturday 2015" is a 12-Days-Before-Christmas marathon shopping event marked by early store openings and late store closings and the kind of Black Friday-esque deals and deep discounts that the empowered U.S. consumer has come to expect...

and demand.

During the Friday Pre-Super Saturday (Friday) sales, as well as the Super Saturday Weekend and the Pre- and Post- Super Saturday Week, shoppers can expect physical retail stores to offer three primary types of sales, deals, and discount offers:

  • Pre-Super Saturday"Early Bird" and "Sneak Preview" deals and discounts will be happening on Friday, December 18th before  Super Saturday, as a preemptive marketing strike by most of the largest retail chains.  In much the same way that Thanksgiving Day sales were called Black Friday sales, "Super Saturday Starts Early" will be the theme the day before the "official" Super Saturday event on December 19th. 
  • Click-to-Brick and Ship-to-Store deals will encourage online shoppers to avoid shipping charges and late deliveries by buying online and picking up their purchases at a local store location.  
  • In-Store Only Deals and Discounts, which online and mobile shoppers will be able to see, but not purchase unless they move out of the cyberworld and into the physical stores with the real people and shopping carts with real wheels that don't automatically check themselves out.

The underlying trend for Pre-Super Saturday, Super Saturday, Super Saturday Week and Super Saturday Weekend will be "Get Physical Merchandise Out of Physical Stores." This is especially critical for physical retail stores since Internet and mobile shopping has exploded in the 2015 Christmas Holiday Shopping Season.

What follows is a roundup list of all Pre-Super Saturday store hours for Friday, December 18, 2015, which includes both early opening and late closing times.  This list is arranged according to December 18th store opening times, with the earliest Pre-Super Saturday Sales opening times listed first.  

BOOKMARK THIS PAGE and return to it for updates as retail chains make more Pre-Super Saturday store hours and deals information available.  This list was last updated on December 15, 2015.

Friday, December 18, 2015 Pre-Super Saturday Late Store Closings, Early Opening Times and All Extended Hours:

6:00 AM - 12:00 midnight - Walmart

7:00 AM – 11:00 PM – Dick’s Sporting Goods

7:00 AM - 12:00 midnight - Kohl's

7:00 AM - 12:00 midnight - Macy's

7:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Toys 'R Us

8:00 AM – 12:00 midnight - Academy Sports + Outdoors

8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight - Babies 'R Us

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM – BJs Wholesale

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Kmart

8:00 am - 12:00 midnight - Target

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM – Barnes & Noble

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Bass Pro Shops

9:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Old Navy

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sears

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Best Buy

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM – Costco

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - Sam's Club

10:00 PM closing - Athleta