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Target employees gear up for turkey day sales into Black Friday

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While many people will be watching football on a big screen TV others will spend their holiday trying to get a new one. While many people will be watching football on a big screen TV others will spend their holiday trying to get a new one.
Pat Fennell Pat Fennell
Rachel Egbers Rachel Egbers
Allan Bizzell Allan Bizzell
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - While many people will be eating turkey soon, many shoppers will be putting on their sneakers as the Black Friday sales are sneaking in closer to Thanksgiving dinner.

Overnight Wednesday, Target employees will actually move their stores around a little for all the door buster sales that begin at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

At the Target store off the Outerloop, employee Pat Fennell has been right in the middle of turkey day early bird madness. She's learned how to make the best out of every situation. As for preparing for the Thanksgiving crowds at 8 p.m.? "There's no way to do that," she laughed, "You just go."

She summed it up in three words, "Chaotic, crazy, fun!"

Shifts of employees will prep the store overnight into Thursday morning as others will check in later for the shoppers. For the last few months Target has been preparing for the big two day blitz. They've put together a map of the store for customers, so if your door buster list has a video game, section C is your section at the Target near the Jefferson Mall.

Target Executive Team Leader Rachel Egbers said they are ready, from extra discounts on Target phone aps to making sure they have plenty of extra merchandise to staffing.

"Everyone works on Black Friday," Egbers said.  Employees WAVE 3 News talked to said they didn't mind working the night of the Holiday saying it's just part of the job.

While many people will be watching football on a big screen TV others will spend their holiday trying to get a new one as Target has one of the biggest deals in town:a 50 inch LED TV for $229.

Egbers said of that sale item, "We have more than 10, but less than 100."

After 17 years at Target, employee Allan Bizzell said the Black Friday madness never gets old, "Most people are in a good mood and people are having fun ."

Customers in line outside before the doors open will get tickets for the big TV or other items, so there's no rush to get in when the doors open Thursday night. Shoppers will also get 20 percent off coupons when they check out, in case they want to come back when it's not so busy.

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