Most OfficeMax Stores to Open 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day OfficeMax Delivers Holiday Deals Earlier Than Ever with Black Friday Door Busters Starting Thanksgiving Evening, and Black Friday Deals Available Online Starting 12:01 A.M. EST Thanksgiving Morning with Free Shipping on Online Orders of $20 or More3

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office supplies, technology and business services, today announced it is opening its doors at 8:00 p.m. local time Thanksgiving night1 with hot doorbuster deals, and offering significant Black Friday savings at OfficeMax.com starting at 12:01 a.m. EST Thanksgiving morning to deliver holiday savings to customers earlier than ever.

The OfficeMax Black Friday shopping event will take place for three days from Thursday, Nov. 28Saturday Nov. 30 in stores and at OfficeMax.com, featuring big savings on must-have holiday gifts, including the latest in mobile technology and accessories.

In response to interest from customers who prefer to start their shopping early, most OfficeMax stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening, consistent with many retailers. Thirty-five million people shopped Thanksgiving openings last year, and many shoppers say they prefer spending time with their friends and family in stores, as opposed to setting the alarm on Black Friday morning, according to a 2012 consumer spending survey sponsored by the National Retail Federation2.

"Black Friday shopping has become a celebrated and cherished tradition nationwide, and we know that many customers want to get a head start on the savings as part of their holiday festivities," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of retail at OfficeMax. "We're opening our doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to help make OfficeMax among the first stops in the holiday shopping tradition."

"We're bringing Black Friday deals earlier to our stores and online to help shoppers save even more on must-have holiday gifts, while providing them with a convenient, fun and stress-free shopping experience," added Jim Barr, executive vice president and chief digital officer at OfficeMax. "We're excited to unveil OfficeMax's big Black Friday deals that shoppers can purchase either in-store or at OfficeMax.com, and we look forward to continuing to deliver great savings all season long."

Three Ways to Save with Door Buster Events
This year OfficeMax is kicking off its in-store specials with three door buster events starting local time at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, while supplies last.

Black Friday Specials and More Online
Customers can get a head start on shopping while the turkey is still thawing with a special online-only Black Friday sales event at OfficeMax.com starting at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 27, followed by three days of OfficeMax Black Friday ad deals starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving. OfficeMax.com shoppers can also enjoy free shipping on most orders of $20 or more3 from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, or free same-day, in-store pickup4 on select holiday purchases.

Stay tuned for details of OfficeMax's Black Friday circular, to be announced soon.

About OfficeMax

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leading provider of integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 28,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxWorkplace.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.OfficeMax.com.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Where permitted by law. Check your local store's hours. All stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 29. Puerto Rico stores will open at 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29. OfficeMax Business Solution Centers will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29.

2 2012 consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation.

3 Free delivery on most orders of $20 or more within our trade area, which is within 20 miles of an OfficeMax store. Certain restrictions apply; see website for details.

4 Online Store PickupTM is available on select products that are stocked in store. Black Friday door busters, Special Buys and Clearance are typically limited quantities, and as a result may not be eligible for Online Store Pickup. Please note, due to increased volumes during this special event weekend, Online Store Pickup times may be outside of the typical 2 hour window following your order confirmation.  If your order is confirmed within three hours of your preferred store's closing time, your order cannot be guaranteed for same-day pick-up. 

OfficeMax Media Contact
Nicole Miller
630.864.6069

SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated



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