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Last-minute holiday shopper rush is on; select stores stay open 24 hours

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Some savvy shoppers are spending the wee small hours of the morning taking advantage of deals at a few Madison retailers staying open 24 hours for the final rush.

Kevyn Radcliffe was on the hunt for something for her 11-year old grand-daughter at Toys R Us. She says the bonus time to shop is a great blessing.

"Oh absolutely, I've been working second shift until about three or four in the morning for the last three weeks," Radcliffe said.

"So I'm still up, this is the middle of the day for me, this is awesome" she added.

One Toys R Us employee says what really makes a big difference today -- is saying a kind word to associates during the hectic last minute hustle.

"Be nice to everybody, be patient."Toys R Us Associate Kevin Schwenger said.

"You know the lines are gonna be long, even the stock guys are willing to help you so just be kind, you know that's the season," he added.

Employees at Kohl's couldn't talk on camera, but do say coming in with a plan or a list is a great way to slash your Christmas eve store visit time in half.

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