NEW YORK — As Black Friday draws closer, stores are releasing plans for the most frenzied day of the holiday shopping season.
Below we offer a comprehensive guide to help you begin planning your Black Friday — or as some stores will have it, Black Friday week, or even month.
If you’re among those who choose to shun the holiday, and all the expected anxiety it brings the masses, there are several credit cards that enable you to participate without having to head out on your holiday weekend, or even leave your couch.
And you may be surprised to find out not all stores are participating in the lucrative shopping holiday.
More than 50 national retailers will be closed on Thanksgiving, and several more will also remain shuttered on Black Friday.
But as for the discounts, below is a look at the Black Friday ads and hours released thus far.
- Are we missing a store? Check back for continuous updates to our list as new Black Friday ads are released.
Why wait until Black Friday? Amazon has already begun offering deals, and they’ll continue nearly up until Christmas. You can see what’s being offered here, but you’ll have to keep checking back, as the deals may change.
JCPenney will begin its Black Friday sale at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and will stay open Friday until 10 p.m. Online sale prices begin a day earlier, at midnight Nov. 23. See the ad here, and learn more about how you can get “super savings coupons.”
Most Wal-Mart stores are already open 24 hours. But the big box retailer will begin its Black Friday event at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Click here for our full story on Wal-Mart’s Black Friday ad.
Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It also is bringing back its 10 Days of Deals and Black Friday Presale promotions.
Click here for more information on everything Target has to offer.
The electronics store will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at 1 a.m. early Friday. Best Buy reopens at 8 a.m. Black Friday, and has additional online deals. Television prices are being cut by hundreds of dollars, including a 60-inch “smart” LG that is being discounted by $400. Savings on tablets are phones, along with free gift cards given with certain purchases are among the other offerings. Click here for the full Black Friday ad.
Sears is advertising Thanksgiving hours from 6 p.m. to midnight, though the company says some stores will be closed on the holiday. All stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, and doorbuster sales will be available online on Thanksgiving and in stores and online until 1 p.m. Black Friday while supplies last.
Click here to see Sears’ entire Black Friday ad, which includes washers and dryers, refrigerators and DieHard industrial boots going for about half price.
Toys R Us
The toy giant will open its doors at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and will remain open for 30 hours straight. “Doorbusters” are only offered in store, and go until midnight, or while supplies last. Click here to see the full ad.
Macy’s is kicking off its Black Friday sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than the prior two years. Most will stay open until 2 a.m., close for four hours, and reopen at 6 a.m. for Black Friday.
Not all stores will open their doors a day early on Thanksgiving. Earlier this month, Mall of America announced it will suspend operations on the holiday, which allows its 1,200 employees to stay home with family. Individual stores in the mall can still choose to be open.
Although Macy’s Black Friday ad has not officially been released, NJ.com reports it has been leaked.
Kohl’s is celebrating Black Friday with several days worth of discounts and freebies. Beginning Monday, the store is giving $15 cash for every $50 spent. Click here to check out all Kohl’s other discounts. Most locations open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
PIX11 sister-station WJW has reported these other stores and retailers that have also released Black Friday ads:
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Bath and Body Works
- Bed Bath and Beyond
- Big Lots
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Disney Store
- Five Below
- Gander Mountain
- Home Depot
- New York & Company
- Old Navy
- Pier 1 Imports
- Sam’s Club
- The Body Shop