Holiday shopping around the clock

Attention, holiday shoppers: Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.

Clearly, when it comes to buying gifts, Christmas shoppers have not yet begun to procrastinate.

It seems more than 30 percent wait to do holiday shopping until the last possible minute, according to some retail surveys.

Three major retailers — Kohl's, Toys R Us and select Macy's — have responded by announcing their stores will remain open for up to 100 straight hours through Christmas Eve.


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Walmart is already open 24/7, and BrandsMart USA, Kmart and others are keeping longer and later hours, too.

All are closed on Christmas, probably for the last time, since they were open on Thanksgiving this year.

On Friday, Kohl's opened at 6 a.m., and will keep registers ringing nonstop until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Toys R Us will be open for 87 consecutive hours, through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The store in Times Square in New York will log 566 straight hours.

Macy's was selective, keeping 37 stores open 24 hours, but none here. Nonetheless, South Florida stores are open from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. through Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

I don't know about you, but shopping for bargains at 2 a.m. while some red-eyed worker struggles to stay awake in Kohlville seems Grinchlike.

Nonetheless, there are doorbuster bargains, if not selection, to be had.

At Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, the mall will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. It's closed on Christmas.

If you're really in a pinch, stop at the Festival Flea Market at 2900 W. Sample Road in Pompano Beach. Florida's largest indoor market with 500 shops is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, on Christmas Day, as it is every year.

Sweets for Santa

On Monday and Tuesday, Macaroni Grill will give children who dine at the restaurant for lunch or dinner a free bag of chocolate chip cookies to take home for Santa. No coupon is necessary. The chain also is offering two free $5 gift cards with every $25 gift card purchase.

What's your deal? Email dchristensen@sunsentinel.com or go to Facebook.com/Doreens Deals.

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