Sears and Kmart are kicking off Black Friday sales early on Thanksgiving

AP Photo/Mel Evans Sears and Kmart are kicking off their Black Friday sales early on Thanksgiving this year.  Kmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving and reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Sears stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at midnight, then reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. It has been a rocky year for Sears and its sister store, Kmart. The retailer is looking to capitalize on the holiday shopping season and boost sales after a rocky year, which included dozens of store closings and several near brushes with complete extinction.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sears and Kmart are opening their doors early for Black Friday sales to take advantage of the busy holiday shopping season. The sales will kick off first at Kmart, which opens at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and closes at Midnight. It will reopen to customers at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, exactly what it offered in 2018.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Hugh Hefner's Playboy empire became an iconic part of pop culture, but struggled to keep up. Here's what led to the company's rise and fall.See Also:Kohl's will open stores for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day once againBest Buy is kicking off its Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving DayTarget will start Black Friday on Thanksgiving DaySEE ALSO: Black Friday is swiftly approaching, and analysts are predicting it will be bigger than ever