Grab your pumpkin pie to go because Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving this year, with a long list of retailers opening their doors before many people finish their holiday meals. Walmart, KMart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and other popular stores will offer early bird deals starting on November 27.
Kicking off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving is great news for die-hard bargain hunters, but there are many who think stores should be closed so retail employees can spend the holiday with their families
I find it funny that #blackfriday is trending over Happy Thanksgiving. RT if you think giving thanks is more important than 4am shopping.
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) November 22, 2012
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, there are a growing number of retailers who plan to stay closed on Thanksgiving, including Nordstrom, BJs Wholesale Club, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and at least a dozen other stores.
Despite the fact that some big-name stores will be closed on the holiday, the Huntsville Times reports that at least a dozen retailers will start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving, with most stores opening around 6 p.m.
Stores opening at 6 p.m. on November 27 include Belk, Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sports Authority.
The Walmart Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but the retailer’s Super Centers are open 24-hours a day.
KMart will start their early-bird deals at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Walgreens will open at 8 a.m. and Michael’s Arts and Crafts will open at 4 p.m. Stein Mart and Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Target has yet to announce its store opening time for Thanksgiving, but it’s likely that the company will open at 8 p.m. like they did last year.
Don’t want to fight the crowds on Thanksgiving? You may save more money by staying home and ordering online. Aside from being able to enjoy that last slice of pumpkin pie, MarketWatch reports that consumers may get “an average discount of 24 percent” online compared to the 23 percent saved shopping the in-store Black Friday sales.
Will you be heading out to shop on Thanksgiving?