Is this a trick, or a treat? It's Christmas creep, for sure. This may be pushing the sales a little too far - some retailers like Amazon and Walmart are already talking about starting their Black Friday sales tomorrow, and Halloween isn't even over yet!
For 2014, retailers are pushing Christmas creep to extraordinary new levels, now that Amazon, Walmart, and others have just announced Black Friday-like holiday sales and promotions starting the day after Halloween. Essentially, retailers are asking consumers to shift from orange-and-green spending to green-and-red spending overnight. They want us to go shopping the moment trick-or-treating is done, before there’s even a chance to pack costumes and ghoulish decorations away until next year.
Why? The store-traffic research firm ShopperTrak says retailers are pushing for earlier shopping in general in an attempt "to get to the wallet before the money is gone. That’s what this holiday creep is all about.”