When and Where to Shop Black Friday
It’s time to make your plans for Black Friday, if you haven’t scheduled the entire weekend already! Wonder which stores are starting early on Thanksgiving and which are closed? This is a general listing of what hours the biggest chains will be open for Thursday and Friday but you should check with your local store because hours may vary. You don’t want to miss any Doorbuster Deals!
The best thing about an online-only retailer is that they never close! If you get the urge to shop at 3 am in your PJs, go for it. Amazon has promised a constantly changing, never ending procession of deals including the lowest prices of the year on their own products like Kindle tablets and Fire streaming devices.
Apple stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, open 8 am to 10 pm Black Friday. Alas, Apple has never delivered any Black Friday deals worthy of your time so we doubt that this year will be any different. There may be more to see on Cyber Monday but probably not.
Most Best Buy stores will open their doors at 5 pm on Thursday but stores in some states will be closed on Thanksgiving. Most stores will open for Black Friday at 12:01 am but this may vary by state so check your local store for more information on hours of operation.
Black Friday deals are already live at BestBuy.com including sales on Samsung TVs and $350 off
on Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8 or S8+ when you purchase and activate with a monthly installment plan for Sprint or Verizon.
Best Buy has so many Black Friday deals online right now that you may not even need to wait for Thanksgiving to find everything you need!
Costco stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open 9 am to 8:30 pm on Black Friday.
Dillard’s stores will be closed Thanksgiving and open 8 am to 9 pm on Black Friday.
If you’re a serious gamer, GameStop should be your first stop on Black Friday and this year the chain will be opening its stores on Thursday, November 23 at 4 pm. Deals in the GameStop Black Friday ad flyer will be good through November 26.
H&M stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open at 2 pm on Black Friday. The chain’s fall clearance started on November 14 and will continue in-store and online.
Hobby Lobby stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open from 8 am to 9 pm on Black Friday.
Home Depot stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open at 8 am on Black Friday.
The online sale began on November 19 and is still going at jcp.com. Doors open at 2 pm on Thanksgiving and stay open until 10 pm on Black Friday but check your local store for more information on hours. The action continues through Cyber Monday and shipping is free on orders over $49.
Hours may vary by state, but most Kmart stores will be open on Thanksgiving from 6 am to 10 pm. Stores will reopen for Black Friday at 6 am. Shop Your Way members can get early access to Black Friday sales at kmart.com.
The Black Friday deals are already live at Kohls.com, getting their start on November 20. Black Friday Doorbusters will go online at 12:01 am (CT) on Thursday, November 23 and in-store at 5 pm. In-store hours may vary by location. Kohl’s will be offering $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend through November 25 plus an extra 15% off with the promo code SAVEBIG15.
You can shop Macy’s Black Friday deals online from Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25. Stores will be open 3 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday, 5 pm to 2 am Thursday and 6 am to 10 pm on Black Friday. Hours vary by stores.
Marshalls stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open 7 am to 10 pm on Black Friday.
Nordstrom stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open 8 am to 10 pm on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting early at Old Navy, where the 50% off sale begins on Wednesday, November 22 and lasts three days. Old Navy stores will open at 3 pm on Thanksgiving and close at 1 am. Stores will reopen at 5 am on Black Friday and close at 10 pm.
Old Navy will be following Black Friday with a three-day Cyber Monday sale that offers 40% off all purchases at OldNavy.com on Saturday and Sunday and 50% off on Monday.
Petco stores are closed on Thanksgiving and open at 8 am on Black Friday.
Sam’s Club stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open at 7 am on Black Friday. Doorbuster deals will go live online at 12:01 am Thursday.
Hours vary by location but most Sears stores will open from 6 pm to midnight on Thanksgiving and will reopen at 5 am on Black Friday. Shop Your Way members can get early access to Black Friday sales at sears.com.
Target stores will be open on Thanksgiving from 6 pm until midnight but REDcard members get early access to more than 100 Black Friday deals on Wednesday at Target.com. On Black Friday, stores will open at 6 pm and close at 10 pm, 11 pm or midnight. Check your local store for more information on hours. Airchair shoppers can find exclusive online-only deals at Target.com and on the Target mobile app.
TJ Maxx stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and open from 7 am to 10 pm on Black Friday.
Toys R Us
The good news is that Toys R Us will begin Black Friday online at 9 pm on Wednesday, November 22. The bad news is that most of this year’s Doorbuster Deals will be in-store only. Doors will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving and close at 11 pm on Black Friday. 50% of the in-store Doorbuster Deals will be available on Thursday between 5 pm and midnight with the rest saved for Black Friday. Toys R Us is promising exclusive special purchase items from top toy manufacturers, free layaway and a price match guarantee.
The fun has already begun online at Walmart.com, where the action will continue through Cyber Monday. Doorbuster Deals will kick off online at one minute after midnight on Thursday morning, with most deals being available online plus some exclusive online-only deals.
In-store, Walmart is keeping things simple by rolling out all Doorbuster Deals at 6 pm rather than doing rolling deals and will not be passing out wristbands. To make your in-store shopping easier, convenient maps of all Walmart stores are available online with directions to deals and special purchases.
As for “limited to stock on hand” specials, Walmart’s head of merchandising, Steve Bratspies promised “more availability than ever before” in a conference call with reporters. Let’s hope that’s true since Walmart has been plagued by customers brawling over the last big-screen TV in past years.