Shopping Black Friday sales? Get started now.
Some of the nation’s biggest retailers – including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Kohl’s – have already begun their sales and more will start ahead of Black Friday proper.
And with the exception of Walmart, most deals are available in stores and online, while supplies last. Walmart has launched its sale online Monday, while stores open at 5 a.m. on Friday to offer most of the same products.
But the hard-to-find Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, which quickly sold out in Walmart’s online sale, will not be available in-store because they were online-only offers.
Most major retailers will close stores for Thanksgiving this year for the second time. (Click here to see the complete list, including which stores are also open.
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JCPenney, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s will all open at 5:15 a.m. Macy’s at 6 a.m., and Target at 7 am.
For years, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have marked the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season and the time of year when shoppers get focused on holiday spending.
This spending frenzy gave Black Friday its name. It was the day when all retailers were “in-the black”. For nearly a decade, that official kickoff has been creeping ever closer to Thanksgiving, eating into time people used to spend around the holiday table.
But the second holiday shopping season of the pandemic continues to be different from past years.
The triple woes of this year’s shopping season include fewer sales, more stock out items and delays in shipping due to supply chain issues.
More shoppers are expected to show up in stores than last Black Friday, which was the “quietest in 20 years” as real-life foot traffic plummeted due to pandemic fears, according to a Coresight Research report.
It is predicted that online shopping will grow. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, expects that holiday sales gain could shatter last year’s record-breaking season even with higher prices expected.
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Black Friday hours in stores 2021
To plan your in-store shopping, here are Black Friday store hours. Beware, hours can vary by location and times when curbside pickup is available can be different from store hours. Get in touch with the closest store. Click on store names to search for location-specific information.
Academy Sports + OutdoorsFrom 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Ace Hardware: From 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
You can also find this information at home: 8 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Badcock Home Furniture & more: Many stores open at 9:00 a.m.
Banana Republic: Varies.
Barnes & Noble: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops: Available from 5 to 6 a.m.
Bath & Body Works: Many stores are open from 6 a.m.
Batteries Plus Varies.
Bealls Florida 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bealls Outlet: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Open 6 a.m.
Belk: Open 7 a.m.
Best Buy: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Big Lots: 6.30 a.m. – 11.
BJ’s Wholesale Club: Open 7 a.m.
Boscov’s: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Burlington: 7 a.m. to midnight
buybuy Baby: Open 8 a.m.
Cabela’s: Open 5 a.m.
Costco Wholesale Club: Varies, but most open earlier than regular Friday hours.
CVS: Regular hours.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dillard’s: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
DSW: Varies, but most open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Five Below: Open 8 a.m.
Fleet Farm: Open 5 a.m.
Forever 21: Varies.
GameStop: Open 7 a.m.
Guitar Center: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hobby Lobby: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home Depot: Open from 6 to 8 a.m.
HomeGoods: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
H&M: Varies, with some stores opening at 6 a.m.
Jared: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
JCPenney: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Joann Stores: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Kay Jewelers: Varies, but many open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kohl’s:Open at 5:15 a.m.
Lowe’s: Open 6 a.m.
Macy’s: 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Marshalls: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Menards: Open 6 a.m.
Michaels: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Hours vary.
Office Depot/OfficeMax: Regular hours, most open at 8 a.m.
Old Navy: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PetSmart: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sam’s Club: Varies by membership level.
Shoe Carnival: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Staples: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Target: 7 a.m to 10 p.m.
T.J. Maxx: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tractor Supply Co.: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Walgreens: Hours are regular.
Walmart: 5.30 a.m. – 11.11 p.m.
Market in the World: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Zales: Varies, but many open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Contributing: David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press
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