The store opening time is vital information for my Black Friday action plan—it helps me determine where to go first and how to navigate between locations. I’m a little thrown off this year, with so many stores opening at midnight, but I am determined to make it work. Although, if they open any earlier we’ll have to call it Thanksgiving Shopping.
Check out these sale start times, but call your location to confirm (I keep holding out hope that my stores will not really open until morning, as usual.):
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24th
Toys ‘R Us
Black Friday: Friday, November 25th
12:00 am (midnight)
Walmart (Big Ticket Items begin)
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Bass Pro Shops
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight (6am for members only)
I know there are a lot of people really disappointed in the Thanksgiving openings, myself included. I am trying to give as much of my business as possible to the stores opening on Black Friday morning as per tradition. I just keep hoping they’ll move the other way again, and make Black Friday what it used to be.
I still have no idea how we’re going to hit all our favorites—it’s going to come down to what big deal items are highest priority for everyone in my shopping group. We may even have to split up with everyone’s list. Where will you begin the day?