Believe it or not, Black Friday 2015 is a mere 52 days away and the rumors are already starting to fly out. There aren’t any stores that have really released any information as to what will be on sale, what kind of savings are coming, or even how long their sales will last. One thing that many want to know is what the store hours will be for retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Kmart, Target, Macy’s, and so many more, but that’s what rumors are for.
It’s hard to imagine that the biggest shopping day of the year is less than two months away, but it is. That also means Christmas will be here in less than three months and you’ve got less time to shop and get things ready than you thought.
Many stores like to open on Thanksgiving, and the hours have actually been earlier and earlier, which has brought the anger of numerous consumers. Some don’t believe that stores should have employees work on a holiday and others simply don’t want to miss out on shopping and deals because they would rather spend the holiday with their families.
As reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Staples has reversed their stance on things and will not open on Thanksgiving this year. Online sales will begin early, but the brick-and-mortar stores will not open until 6 a.m. (local time) on Black Friday.
So far, that’s the only confirmed opening time known.
Remember, unless confirmed by the store, these are subject to change at any time. Unless otherwise noted, the Black Friday 2015 opening time is not yet confirmed and solidly in place. The following list goes off of history and a bit
Also, the times listed are local for Friday, November 27, 2015, unless otherwise noted.
- Walmart – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Doorbusters offered at random hours
- Best Buy – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Toys R Us – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Target – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- K-Mart – 5:00 a.m.
- JCPenney – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Home Depot: 5:00 a.m.
- Kohl’s – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Macys – 12:00 a.m.
- Meijer – 4:00 a.m.
- OfficeMax – 5:00 a.m.
- Sam’s Club: 7:00 a.m.
- Sears – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- BJ’s Wholesale Club: 7:00 a.m.
- Staples – 6:00 a.m.
- Walgreens – 7:00 a.m.
- Michaels: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015, until 2:00 a.m. Friday, reopen at 7:00 a.m.
- GameStop: 12:00 a.m.
- Lowes: 5:00 a.m.
- Office Depot – 8:00 a.m.
- Old Navy – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Rite Aid: 5:00 a.m.
- Bass Pro Shops – 6:00 a.m.
- Cabela’s – 5:00 a.m.
- Stage 6:00 a.m.
- Dillard’s: 8:00 a.m.
- Anna’s Linens: 8:00 a.m.
- Big Lots: 6:00 a.m.
- Dollar General: Check local stores for hours
- CompUSA – 5:00 a.m.
- HH Gregg – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Dollar Tree: Check local stores for hours
- Menards – 6:00 a.m.
- Microcenter – 8:00 a.m.
- Radio Shack – 8:00 a.m.
- PetSmart – 7:00 a.m.
- JoAnn Fabrics – 6:00 a.m.
- Victoria’s Secret: 12:00 a.m.
- TJ Maxx: 7:00 a.m.
Many of the stores listed above will begin their online Black Friday sales even earlier than that. Some will start on Thanksgiving morning, while others will begin on Wednesday night or even earlier than that. Last year, some stores even had 10 full days of online sales leading up to Black Friday.
Knowing the rumored times is good, but it’s still going to make it hard to prepare for some sales and making sure you get what you want. As reported by BFAds, last year, two women in California lined up and camped outside their local Best Buy a full 22 days before Black Friday began.
Some may call it insanity and others may call it dedication, but it surely got them the sale items they had their eyes on.
The only problem that now remains is to plan and organize your strategy for how you’re going to attack Black Friday 2015. You can get a general idea from the past opening times for stores, but you’ve got to keep an eye out for the official hours soon because the rumored store hours will only get you so far.
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