In the holiday rankings, Thanksgiving always seems high atop any list. What’s not to love? Endless food, football games all day — and no pressure to buy any gifts. It’s a stress-free holiday (unless you’re in charge of the turkey, in which case, good luck). But if you’re heading to a relative’s house, bringing a pie or bottle of wine covers it. READ
Are you planning to get out of bed super early Friday — or not going to bed at all Thanksgiving Day — in hopes of scoring Black Friday deals?
Thanksgiving night 2012 at Target in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)
“We are offering our shoppers options so that family and friends can choose to come together Thanksgiving evening after they have enjoyed their celebrations,” announced Steve Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.
Tanger Outlets stores in Riverhead and elsewhere in the U.S. will open at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Thanksgiving, for what the Tanger company is calling “Moonlight Madness.” In his statement about the earlier-than-ever hours for the outlet centers, Mr. Tanger went on to call shopping on Thanksgiving “a new family tradition.”
I place shopping — and with that, working — on Thanksgiving right up there with some other new American family traditions, including:
• needing two incomes to pursue home ownership,
• contributing to a 401(k) instead of receiving a pension and
• blowing entire paychecks on gasoline and home heating oil.
Catch the theme here?
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.
The Tanger Outlets centers in Riverhead and Deer Park on Monday announced a “Moonlight Madness” promotion that will see all its stores open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Night.
The stores will then remain open throughout the night and morning into Black Friday, Nov. 29.
The hours “will offer Tanger shoppers the opportunity to capitalize on huge savings at their favorite brand name and designer outlet stores before the Black Friday rush,” Tanger officials said in a statement.
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“With a short holiday season this year, shopping early is more important than ever,” said Steven Tanger, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. “Tanger Outlets’ Moonlight Madness Sale offers customers a unique shopping experience where they can shop all of our brand name and designer stores across categories at one fun and clean location.”
Among other marketing promotions, Tanger Outlets is offering 20 percent and 30 percent-off “Bonus Savings Passes” that must be downloaded here or picked up at either of the two Tanger Outlets centers by Wednesday, Nov. 27, company officials said.
To the Editor:
I wonder how many remember and regret the passing of the old days, when Thanksgiving Day was spent quietly and reverently and thankfully for home, family, friends and country.
A time when people did not rush through a thoughtfully prepared dinner and our place at the table among loved ones to join in a line for “bargains” sponsored by aggressive merchants who have enticed them away.
Anne Farrell, Greenport
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | The line outside Target in Riverhead at 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving night.