Stores opening 24 hours for last minute shoppers

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Tampa, Florida -- Haven't found that perfect Christmas gift yet? Don't worry, this year stores are making it easier for you to make sure you don't miss anyone on your list.

Holiday shoppers Farren Davis and Felicia Booth both admit that when it comes to Christmas shopping, they wait until the last minute. But they say there's a method to their madness.

"More bargains, more sales," says Booth.

And this year, shoppers can look forward to more hours.

Allen Crabtree, Manager of Kohl's in St. Pete, says the store will be open over 100 hours straight.

"Everyone's busy. It's easy to schedules for folks," says Crabtree.

Along with Kohls, Toys-R-US will be open 87 hours straight starting Saturday morning, and Macy's will be open until 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve.

"It addresses any needs for customers," says Crabtree.

But Crabtree says it's also a good strategy when it comes to competing with online shoppers.

"It's a convenience factor. It makes a big difference instead of online, they can get items right here," says Crabtree.

JcPenney, Target, and Best Buy are also open until midnight throughout the weekend.

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