The Black Friday experience in 2020 was very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While consumers have most definitely shifted gears and increased their online shopping, many still like the thrill of the hunt the day after turkey day and retailers are hoping shoppers return to the in-person experience.
Given the concern the country has been facing with supply chain issues and shortages and growing discussion on slower mail service, consumers may will more than likely be returning to stores to secure their gifts in person.
In conjunction with Black Friday in person deals, shoppers can find a long list of online deals. Many retailers such as Amazon and Walmart have already started their Black Friday specials. But if you are ready to take on Black Friday shopping and score in-person savings, here is a list of what stores will be closed on Thanksgiving.
Target has announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving this year. Shoppers won’t be able to shop in the stores on the holiday, however Target’s Black Friday Now sales will be available through Black Friday. And they announced that they are enhancing their Price Match Policy to provide guests with the best deals, regardless of when or how they chose to shop. Target opens on Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Just like in 2020, this large retailers will be close on Thanksgiving Day to give the holiday to their employees. This year marks the second time in Walmart’s history to be closed on Thanksgiving. Walmart plans to roll out its online Black Friday Deals for Days in early November. Walmart stores are scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday to shoppers.
The department store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, however, they have revealed a sneak peek at Black Friday deals. Macy’s says customers can get Black Friday savings from Nov. 23-27 both in-store and online.
Stores will open at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday.
Bed Bath & Beyond
The home chain will be closes on Thanksgiving Day but will offer shoppers deals on Black Friday. Bed Bath & Beyond will offer deals both available online and in-stores earlier in November.
This retailer is always known to draw a line of shoppers with their great Black Friday specials. If you are planning to score some deals at Best Buy, customers are encouraged to download the store’s apps to access their deals online and via Best Buy’s app. Stores are scheduled to be closed on Thanksgiving this year. The stores will open at 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday.
Kohl’s is always a popular Black Friday destination and they too will be closed for the holiday. Their stores will reopen on Black Friday at 5:00 a.m.
Costco & Sam’s Club
Warehouse stores have always been closed on the holiday. They will resume normal hours on Black Friday.
Top retailers open on Thanksgiving
The following retailers have plans to stay open on the holiday: CVS, Walgreens, Big Lots and Bass Pro Shops.