Many of the country’s largest retailers aren’t waiting for Thanksgiving to be over — or even for it to be Friday — to launch their Black Friday deals.
KMart is first with the door buster deals — its doors open at 6 a.m., so goodness knows when the line begins forming. A lot of stores will open Thursday evening, and many of these stores will remain open through Black Friday. There are three states – Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island which ban stores from opening on the holiday.
But some big names are closing up shop on Thursday, like Costco, which said its employees “deserve” the day off.
Giving employees a break, as well as a principled stance about the sanctity of Thanksgiving, are the primary arguments in favor of being closed. But nobody likes being left behind, so there will probably be more announcements in the coming weeks.
Who’s definitely closed on Thanksgiving Thursday:
- A.C. Moore
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- Home Goods
- TJ Maxx
- Sierra Trading Post
- Saxon Shoes
- Neiman Marcus
Who’s open on turkey day (Click on store name for Black Friday ads):
7 a.m. – Big Lots
Open through midnight. Re-open Black Friday at 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.
7 a.m. – Dollar General
Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8 a.m. – Family Dollar
Thanksgiving from 8 a.m to 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – Radio Shack
Deals start Wed. at 11 p.m. EST online. Stores open at 8 a.m. on Thurs. until noon, then reopen at 5 p.m. to midnight. It’s on again on Black Friday, opening at 6 a.m. for all stores, but check preferred store for closing time — it will vary.
4 p.m. – HHGregg
Thanksgiving open until midnight. Re-open at 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
4 p.m. – Michael’s
Open to Black Friday at 2 a.m. and re-opening Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4 p.m. – Old Navy
Stores outside a mall open at that time and are remaining open until midnight Black Friday (Saturday). Mall locations are different. Check each store. Most will open at 6 p.m. and remain open through 11 p.m. Black Friday.
5 p.m. – Best Buy
Deals start online on Wednesday. Stores open Thurs. 5 p.m – 1 a.m. and then re-open Black Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
5 p.m. – Dick’s
Open until 10 p.m. Black Friday. Onlines sales Thanksgiving at 12:01 a.m.
5 p.m. – J.C. Penney
Open until 10 p.m. Black Friday.
5 p.m. – Sears
Remaining open until 11 p.m. Black Friday.
5 p.m. – Steinmart
Open until 10 p.m. then re-opening Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
5 p.m. – Toys R Us
Remaining open through 11 p.m. Black Friday.
6 p.m. – Kohl’s
Remaining open through midnight Black Friday (Saturday).
6 p.m. – Office Max/Office Depot
Three hour opening, until 9 p.m. Thanksgiving. Re-open at 8 a.m. Friday until normal hours.
6 p.m. – Rack Room Shoes
Willow Lawn, White Oak are open 6 p.m. to midnight and re-open at 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Commonwealth Centre opens Thanksgiving day at 6 p.m. and remain open through 9 p.m. Black Friday.
6 p.m. – Staples
Open until 10 p.m. and re-opening Black Friday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
6 p.m. – Target
Will remain open overnight Black Friday 11 p.m.
6 p.m – Walmart
Staggered Black Friday sales, with the first round starting at 6 p.m. Thursday and the second round beginning two hours later at 8 p.m. The final event starts at 6 a.m. Friday, two hours earlier than last year.
Just think, once upon a time, the only Thanksgiving business Macy’s did was host a parade!
Will you be hitting the stores?