Walmart to open stores earlier for holiday shopping

November 17, 2010 4:35:01 AM PST
A retail giant is giving bargain hunters a chance to start their holiday shopping five hours earlier than last year.

Walmart says it will open most of its stores at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving. That's good news for diehard bargain hunters who traditionally line up outside stores overnight to be first in line for holiday deals.

Walmart says its will offer big deals on items including jeans and toys as soon as stores open. But big discounts on electronic items will not start until 5 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.