Are you wondering whether your favorite stores are opened or closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, check out the list below.
How does the commercialization of the holidays make you feel?
You know we love getting deals and saving money, but where do you draw the line? When Black Friday was on the Friday after Thanksgiving we thrilled in getting up early to catch the sales. As retailers strategically moved their opening times earlier and earlier in the morning we cringed.
Then when the midnight opening started, we cringed some more, yet we were still attracted by some of the great prices. Now stores are open on Thanksgiving Day, and the start times are getting earlier and earlier. We will be sharing a list of stores open on Thanksgiving Day.
Black Friday Statistics
According to a RichRelevance Survey, that 64.5% of consumers “hate” or “dislike” it when stores open on the holiday.
Yet in 2014, according to the National Retail Federation, 32% of Americans started their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.
Now that Thanksgiving Day evening has become more commonplace – was it four or five years ago that this started — we continue to be lured by the sales, but are truly regretting that retailers make this option available.
Their employees are asked to work and leave family behind. Some are paid time-and-a-half or double-time, but is that compensation enough?
How do you feel about Black Friday Shopping?
What are your feelings about the retail infringement on what used to be a “sacred” family time?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below on a scale of 1 to 10:
1= Ugh – really dislike the idea of Thanksgiving Day Shopping
10= Yea! Thanksgiving Day shopping is the best way to save on holiday gifts.
If you’re going to go after Black Friday savings try our favorite site: BFAds.net. If you create a user profile (F*REE) you can assemble a shopping list by store and save it or share it with others.
Facebook and Twitter:
Make sure you LIKE your favorite stores on Facebook. Many of them will be releasing exclusive information to Facebook and Twitter followers.
2019 Free Shipping Battles
Amazon announced that they will once again (just like 2018) offer free shipping with no minimum purchase on orders delivered through the holidays. They did this in response to shipping deals offered from Target and Walmart.
Amazon also said it would offer Prime Members free same day shipping on more than three million items.
Target announced that they are again offering free two-day holiday shipping on hundreds of thousands of items without requiring their normal $35 minimum purchase.
This offer is in effect from Friday, November 1, 2019 – Saturday, December 21, 2019, receive free standard or 2-day shipping.
Walmart is offering free NEXT-day shipping with a minimum purchase of $35. They also waived any “membership fees” to get this bonus. But they sweetened their deal by also including millions of items sold by their third-party merchants.
Cheers for Family Friendly on Black Friday:
We want to applaud the following companies who will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and encourage you (and us) to send a message to their leadership – we love when you value family over finances!
In the 5 years that we’ve been tracking Thanksgiving Day openings, this is the largest list of closed stores we’ve seen. These 85 stores will be closed on Thanksgiving but open on Black Friday:
- AC Moore Arts & Crafts
- ABT Electronics
- Academy Sports + Outdoors
- Ace Hardware
- Acme Tools
- Allen Edmonds
- American Girl
- Apple Stores
- at home
- Barnes & Noble
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Big 5 Sporting Goods
- BJ’s Wholesale
- Blain’s Farm & Fleet
- Bob’s Discount Furniture
- Christmas Tree Shops
- Christopher & Banks
- Cost Plus World Market
- Craft Warehouse
- Crate and Barrel
- DSW: Designer Shoe Warehouse
- El Dorado Furniture
- Fred Meyer
- Fleet Farm
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Guitar Center
- Half Price Books
- Harbor Freight
- HEB Grocery
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
- Jos. A. Bank
- La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
- Lamps Plus
- Mall of America (all stores)
- Mattress Firm
- Micro Center
- Music & Arts
- Neiman Marcus
- Nordstrom Rack
- Northern Tool
- Office Depot and OfficeMax
- Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Pep Boys
- Pet Supplies Plus
- Pier 1 Imports
- REI (closed Black Friday too)
- Sam’s Club
- Sam Ash
- Sears Outlet
- Sierra Trading Post
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- Stein Mart
- Sur La Table
- The Container Store
- The Original Mattress Factory
- The Paper Store
- TJ Maxx
- TSC Tractor Supply Company
- Trader Joes
- True Value
- Von Maur
- West Marine
These 38 stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day:
- Bass Pro Shops: 8 am to 6 pm *
- Bealls: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday *
- Belk: 4 pm to 1 am *
- Best Buy: 5 pm to 1 am *
- Big Lots: 7 am to Midnight *
- Boscov’s: 6 pm *
- Cabela’s: 8 am to 6 pm *
- CVS: Regular Business Hours *
- Dick’s Sporting Goods: 6 pm to 2 am *
- Dollar General: 7 am *
- Dunham’s Sports: 3 pm *
- Exchange (AAFES): 8 am *
- Family Dollar: 6 pm to 12 am check your local store’s hours *
- Finish Line: Check local stores for details
- Five Below: 6 pm *
- Fred’s: 9 am to 5 pm *
- GameStop: 3 pm *
- Gander Outdoors: 8 am *
- Goody’s: 1 pm *
- Gordmans: 3 pm*
- JCPenney: Thursday 2 pm to Friday at 10 pm *
- Kohl’s: 5 pm *
- Kmart: 6 am to Midnight *
- Macy’s: 5 pm to 2 am *
- Meijer- 6 am through Friday *
- Michael’s: 6 pm *
- Modell’s: 6 pm *
- New York & Company: 6 pm*
- Old Navy: Thursday 4 pm to Friday at 10 pm *
- Rite Aid: most stores open at 7 am on Thursday – check your local store. *
- Sears: 6 pm *
- Shopko: Thursday 4 pm to Friday at 2 am *
- Stage Stores: 1 pm to 1 am *
- Target: 5 pm to 1 am *
- Ulta: 5 pm *
- Victori’s Secret: Check local store hours (most are open at 5 pm)*
- Walgreens: 8 am Thursday – hours may vary by location *
- Walmart: 6 pm *
This list was compiled and cross-referenced from multiple sources
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PLEASE REMEMBER that the pursuit of deals is less important than your safety and the safety of those you shop with. Please be courteous, kind and helpful. It is the holiday season after all — spread the cheer!
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