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Old Navy is the latest retailer to announce it will open early for Black Friday shoppers.

The Gap Inc. store will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen at 7 p.m. that evening and stay open through Black Friday.

Starting at 7 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 29, the first 500 people in line at each Old Navy store will be entered to win $1 million in the store's "Overnight Millionaire" sweepstakes. The winner will be announced at 10 p.m. that evening.

Full rules for the sweepstakes can be found at

Old Navy is one of many retailers announcing early start times for Black Friday.

Earlier this week, Kmart announced it will open at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and remain open until 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

Toys R Us announced Tuesday that it will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Several others have announced start times at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, including Bon-Ton, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears.

A holiday shopping season that once began at 5 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving has slowly crept into the traditional turkey dinner.

Several years ago, some stores started offering 12 a.m. deals, and then a few years ago Walmart offered doorbusters at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and two years ago Toys R Us opened at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Last year, many retailers opened at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, including Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart.

This year, Toys R Us will open three hours earlier than in 2012, and analysts predict other retailers to follow suit.


Target and Walmart have not announced their Black Friday hours.