(PCM) The massive holiday shopping season is about to kick-off and consumers are searching high and low to get the best Black Friday deals. Also, this year more than ever, we are seeing the Black Friday shopping frenzy spill over onto the Thanksgiving holiday itself, with many retailers choosing to open their doors on Thursday evening to accommodate anxious shoppers.
There is still quite a bit of controversy surrounding stores making the decision to open up on Thanksgiving night, as many claim that this is taking away from time that should be spent with family and friends rather than battling it out in a store over the lowest priced items. In fact, we were even floored to see some people camping out in front of big box retailers such as Best Buy as early as this past weekend hoping to score the best deals!
Whatever your thoughts on the holiday and Black Friday shopping, we have complied a list of which stores will be opening on Thanksgiving evening, as well as, what time additional retailers will be opening their doors on Black Friday.
Stores opening on Thanksgiving
Bass Pro Shops deals start 8 a.m. Thursday
Best Buy deals start 5 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. and then again 8 a.m. Friday
Dick’s Sporting Goods deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday until 2 a.m. and then again at 5 a.m. Friday
hhgregg deals start at 4 p.m. Thursday until 12 a.m. and then again at 7 a.m. Friday
JCPenney deals start at 3 p.m. Thursday
Kmart deals start at 6 a.m. Thursday
Kohl’s deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday
Macy’s deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday
Meijer deals start at 6 a.m. Thursday
Michael’s deals start at 4 p.m. Thursday
RadioShack deals start at 8 a.m. Thursday until noon and then again at 8 a.m. Friday
Sears deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday until midnight and then again at 6 a.m. Friday
Sports Authority deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday
Target deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday
Toys “R” Us deals start at 5 p.m. Thursday until midnight and then again at 7 a.m. Friday
Walmart deals start at 6 p.m. Thursday
Stores opening on Black Friday
Cabela deals start at 5 a.m. Friday
Costco deals start at 9 a.m. Friday
Dillard’s deals start at 8 a.m. Friday
GameStop deals start at 5 a.m. Friday
JoAnn Fabrics deals start at 6 a.m. Friday
Lowe’s deals start at 5 a.m. Friday
Pet Smart deals start at 7 a.m. Friday
Sam’s Club deals start at 7 a.m. Friday
Staples deals start at 6 a.m. Friday
The National Retail Federation has predicted that this year’s spending for Black Friday shopping with be $630.5 billion, which is a 3.7% increase from last year. WalletHub analyzed some of the best deals from top retailers and discovered which ones have the best deals depending upon the type of product you wish to buy.
For apparel and accessories the best deals came from Groupon and JCPenney, for computers and phones it’s Office Max or Office Depot and Walmart, for consumer electronics it’s Groupon and Stage, for consumer packaged goods it’s Kmart and Belk, for toys it’s Belk and Stage, for appliances it’s Macy’s and Stage, for furniture it’s Kohl’s and Fred Meyer and for jewelry it’s Groupon and Meijer.