In the wake of this year's Black Friday shopping frenzy, some were asking how retailers were going to do to maintain the momentum throughout the holiday shopping season. We now have the answer: Let's make it Black Friday everyday!
And they're not the only ones in on the act. Online retailers decided that if Cyber Monday was good, Cyber Week is even better.
Just take a look at a sample of the announcements that have rolled into my inbox:
Toys 'R Us issued a press release saying, "Save Like It's Black Friday."
The toy retailer will be opening its doors on Sat., Dec. 3 at 6 am and will offer 85 "mystery doorbusters" as well as some sales it previously announced. But if shoppers want in on the "secret," they can go to the company's website, to their Facebook page, or watch their email or mobile phones, if they're registered to get sales alerts, beginning Friday night.
These deals will include some steep markdowns. For example, Hasbro's Furreal Friends Butterscotch Pony, will be marked down $100 to $99.99, while shoppers can save $70 on Step2's Neat & Tidy Cottage, which also will be selling for $99.99. Other deals include "buy one, get one free" on Moshi Monsters merchandise and "buy one get one 50 percent off" Citizen Uglydoll plush toys.