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Multiple stores opening for 100 hours straight for last-minute Christmas push

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Just when you thought the opening times of your favorite stores were crazy for Black Friday, multiple stores are stepping up their game even more as shoppers head into the final shopping weekend before Christmas.

According to USA Today, Kohl's opened its doors at 6 a.m. on Friday and will keep them open for 100 continuous hours until closing at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve at multiple stores. Kmart, meanwhile, is one-upping Kohl's by three additional hours and will let the ultra-procrastinators and people who work irregular hours in to shop until 9 p.m. the night before Christmas, when many visions of sugar plums are already dancing.

Toys R Us is also getting in on the extended-hours game and will be open for 87 hours starting Saturday at 6 a.m. through 9 p.m. Tuesday. International Business Times notes that stores like Toys R Us will also have a variety of last-minute bargains to appeal to shoppers, including some 50%-off items and buy-one-get-one-free deals.

Perhaps the one that has them all beat, however, is the Toys R Us in Times Square, which has been open continuously since 8 a.m. on Dec. 1 and will close at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve. If you're not willing to do the math, that's a grand total of 566 hours.

“With only eight shopping days (four and some change now) remaining until Christmas, we are offering customers extended, uninterrupted time in stores, providing them the opportunity to shop whenever is most convenient for them – whether early in the morning or late at night,” Toys R Us Executive Vice President for Stores and Services Troy Rice said in a statement.

Despite the surprise some must feel upon hearing about the long string of open hours, this isn't the first time retailers have offered extended periods of time around Christmas. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive year for Toys R Us' marathon hours and the third for Kmart.



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