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11/26/2014 08:21 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Most Walmart Stores Will Be Open All Day On Thanksgiving

AP

Most Walmart stores will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving, but the holiday deals will start in the evening.

According to a Walmart spokesperson, being open all day has been tradition since 1988.

"We see ourselves similar to restaurants, gas stations, or airports," Sarah Spencer, a Walmart spokeswoman, told The Huffington Post. "We see it as a service to our customers."

The store's Black Friday deals begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27.

At that time, things like "Frozen" dolls and "Grand Theft Auto" video games be discounted. At 8 p.m. discounts on electronics like Samsung Smart HDTVs and Beats by Dr. Dre speakers will kick in. A third round of Black Friday sales will start at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Sam's Club stores, which are owned by Walmart, will be closed on Thanksgiving but will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

Twenty-two million customers shopped at Walmart on Thanksgiving last year, according to the company.

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