This year the stores have gone kind of crazy with their Black Friday hours. Gone are the days of everyone opening at the same time and you and your friends having to split up to catch all the deals!
As stores release their times I will do my best to keep this post updated. Here are the ones I know so far:
Ace Hardware (7 a.m.)
Bass Pro Shop (6am)
Best Buy (midnight *Passing out Tickets at 10pm)
CVS (Thanksgiving Day!)
HH Gregg (midnight)
Little Tikes (on-line)
Lowe’s ( 5 a.m.)
Old Navy (midnight)
Pet Smart (7 a.m.)
Rite Aid (Open On Thanksgiving!)
Toys R Us (open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Night)
Walgreens (call your local store)
Walmart (Open 24 Hours – Electronics Sale begins at Midnight)
That is one of the reasons I am a HUGE advocate of shopping online in your pajamas. Almost all of these deals can be purchased online at any time during Black Friday and/or Thanksgiving. So while my family is all sleeping on the couch I can sit quietly and browse without ever being out of reach of another piece of turkey!
I’m really disappointed about Black Friday this year. I know everyone likes a good deal, but everyone also likes to spend the holidays with family. I can’t have everyone over, cook, clean, and prep for an all night shopping event celebrating greed and mass-consumerisim. Why ruin Thanksgiving for the sake of Christmas? What does Christmas really mean to people? Is it about quantites of mass produced toys? Is it about making sure you have a bigger TV than your neighbor? I used to think it was fun to go out for a few hours in the early morning and be home in time for breakfast, but now I know all the deals will gone and I would rather give less gifts to stay in budget and spend more time with those that I love.