Black Thursday Shopping Guide 2013

Posted at 1:36 AM, Nov 28, 2013

The National Retail Federation’s latest survey found that 140 million people intend to shop during the four-day holiday weekend, and nearly one-quarter of those shoppers plan to go online or to stores on Thanksgiving Day.

Retailers are certainly pulling out all the stops with deals and early openings. It remains to be seen if a longer shopping period will equal increase in sales.

Don’t forget, you might not always get the best deals going out in the crowds on Black Thursday. The website posts all the Black Friday ads with sale prices you can get now—at home.

Here’s a glance of the top retailers open Thanksgiving to kick-off the Black Friday weekend.

1. Best Buy

Thanksgiving day opening: 6:00 p.m.

Best Buy announced that more than 1,000 stores will be open all night on Thanksgiving, starting at 6 p.m., and close on Friday at 10 p.m.

2. J.C. Penney

Thanksgiving day opening: 8:00 p.m.

J.C. Penney will open retail stores 10 hours earlier than last year.


Thanksgiving day opening: 8:00 p.m.

Most Kohl’s stores will open Thursday evening at 8 p.m. and close again at midnight on Black Friday. This is the store’s earliest ever Thanksgiving opening.

4. Macy’s

Thanksgiving day opening: 8:00 p.m.

Macy’s stores will open on Thanksgiving for the first time in the company’s history, and they will stay open through Black Friday evening.

5. Sears and Kmart

Thanksgiving day opening:  6:00 a.m. at Kmart Stores and 8:00 p.m. at Sears stores

Sears stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Kmart stores  will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and remain open for 41 hours, until 11 p.m. Friday night.

6. Target

Thanksgiving day opening: 8:00 p.m.

This is an hour earlier than last year. The stores will remain open all night and close on Black Friday at 11 p.m.

7. Toys R Us

Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

9. The Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic

Thanksgiving day opening: 9:00 a.m. at Old Navy stores

The Gap plans will open hundreds of Old Navy stores from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Then other stores will reopen at 7 p.m. that day and remain open until the end of Black Friday.

Banana Republic will open at 8 p.m. Thursday and The Gap opens at 10 p.m..

10. Walmart

Thanksgiving day opening: Specials begin at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Many stores open 24 hrs.)