Toys R Us stores offer extended hours for last-minute shoppers

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- We're now in the home stretch before Christmas, but lots of folks are still running around town looking for last-minute gifts.

Many stores are offering extended hours to help those who have been putting it off until the final hours. And Toys R Us is one of the big ones offering extended store hours so frazzled parents can still get some great toys for under the tree.

Ready to shop until you drop? Beginning at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, and continuing through 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, Toys R Us stores will be open around the clock for 39 hours of non-stop shopping!

That's good news for folks still checking items off their Christmas lists. "I was looking for one particular item but didn't find it, so I bought another," says one shopper who was out before the sun came up! "I'm a pretty good shopper. It's just the last-minute that things come up that you need to get."

Last year, customer traffic at Toys R Us stores increased in the days leading up to Christmas, as shoppers rushed to cross everything off their kids' wish lists. Store officials say they've seen the same happen this year.

So what are the hot toys this year? Some of the toys are found on the company's Holiday Hot Toy List include: Charmazing Color Me Up!, Y Fliker LIFT, Little Live Pets Bird Cage Love Birds Double Pack, LEGO Fusion Town Master, Zoomer Dino (Onyx), Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa, MAX Tow Truck, Skylanders Trap Team and Hot Wheels Street Hawk.

Last-minute shoppers will also find incredible discounts and deals in the final shopping days before Christmas, including the following select savings, while supplies last (no rainchecks):
-FREE $25 iTunes Gift Card with the purchase of ANY regular-priced Apple iPad or iPod Touch (offer available in store only; excludes clearance)
-BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ALL DigiBird™ Single Birds (offer available in store only)
-BUY 1 GET 1 40% OFF ALL Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Engines and Train Sets* (offer available in store only; excludes wooden railway Grow with Me table) 
-BUY 1 GET 1 30% OFF ALL Videos Games
-SAVE $10 on Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway - Was $39.99; Now $29.99
-SALE ON ALL Disney Frozen Musical Instruments

Local Toys R Us stores include:
    -Toys R Us/Babies"R"Us North Phoenix at 245 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    -Toys R Us Paradise Valley at 12801 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
    -Toys R Us East Mesa at 1516 S. Power Road, East Mesa, AZ 85206
    -Toys R Us Scottsdale at 9139 Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    -Toys R Us Arrowhead at 7430 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308
    -Toys R Us Chandler at 840 N. 54th St., Chandler, AZ 85226

Toys R Us Express and Outlet stores, will not be open 24 hours per day. All store hours can be found online at Toysrus.com/StoreLocator.