GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The doors will open early at all ShopKo stores Friday, November 29, 2002 for the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. "The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year and months of planning and preparation have gone into making sure our customers are satisfied," said Terry McDonald, ShopKo senior vice president of marketing and communications. Nearly 700,000 customers passed through ShopKo's doors on the day after Thanksgiving last year. "While shoppers will likely visit more than one store during the holiday season, they tell us they do the majority of their shopping at the first store on the list," McDonald said. "We will be ready." Free 100th anniversary teddy bear The first 1,000 adult customers at all ShopKo stores Friday morning will receive a free eight-inch teddy bear. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2002, this classic collectible teddy bear will be cherished by both children and adults. ShopKo customers will also enter a sweepstakes Nov. 20 - Dec. 7 to win one of 141 five-foot teddy bears (one giant bear awarded per store.) Five hours of fabulous prices The first five hours of shopping will feature 54 popular holiday gift and entertaining items at ShopKo's most compelling values of the year. Featured from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday: Reg. price 5-hr special Popular Disney videos and DVDs $14.00 - $22.00 $9.99 - $12.99 Sansui DVD/VCR combo $199.99 $144.99 Men's or women's flannel lounge pants $12.99 - $13.99 Buy one get one free .25 ctw. diamond stud earrings $199.99 $44.99 Nostalgic cedar chest $99.99 $49.99 Nine free after rebate toys ShopKo values will be so good on the day after Thanksgiving many of the toys under the holiday tree will cost nothing. Nine toys regularly priced at $9.99 and sale priced at $5.00 for the first 5 hours Friday morning, come with a $5.00 mail-in rebate offer. Among the free-after-rebate toys are the Dream Baby doll gift set, the Kismet dice game, the Country Farm playset, and the Jr. Adventures backpack with tools. ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SKO), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., operates 364 retail stores in 23 states, primarily in the Midwest, Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail operations include 141 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid- sized and larger cities, and 223 Pamida discount stores in smaller, rural communities. For more information about ShopKo or Pamida visit the website at www.shopko.com . Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X34483565
SOURCE ShopKo Stores, Inc.