By MELANIE ALNWICK/myfoxdc
WASHINGTON, D.C. – You used to have to get up early on Friday morning to scour the sale circulars for Black Friday deals– but not anymore!
Retailers are not only releasing the details of their promotions early, now some are even getting a jump start on the sales. Just search “Black Friday deals” online and you’ll find links to almost every retailer’s leaked ad.
Scott Krugman, a vice president at the National Retail Federation says the attitude about that among retailers has changed.
“For the past several years, retailers have been fighting with people that have been stealing these circulars and pulling them off the printing presses and posting them online, but I think retailers have come to understand its happening because consumers are desperate for this information,” Krugman said.
Now retailers are posting their own sneak peeks, too. Wal-Mart’s site includes a store map so you can find items, like a $149 Samsung camcorder, right away.
Toys ‘R Us is previewing its Midnight Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday specials, like $5 Thomas trains and 50 percent off V-Tech games.
Melanie Alnwick is the Money Reporter for WTTG-Fox 5 and currently co-anchors Fox Morning News Sunday.
In 2008, Melanie received the coveted Emmy Award for News Writing, and an Emmy for Specialty Reports. In 2007, Melanie brought home the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, a Chesapeake AP Award for Specialty Reporting, was nominated for 2 national Genesis Awards.