We’ve listed all the top store ads on our Black Friday pages, and have broken down the best deals across dozens of categories for you too! Below you’ll find a timeline of when deals begin both online and in stores all the way up to Black Friday. Some notes:
If you live in Massachusetts, Maine, or Rhode Island, check local listings – state laws prohibit some stores from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Check local listings for mall locations and drug stores in particular – they may vary greatly. In any given case, local store hours may differ from the corporate hours, or printed hours in the ads. If you aren’t sure, call or otherwise confirm with your local store directly to confirm when they will be open. We use the printed ads, not the store locators or individual company websites, to compile this list, and the accuracy may not be 100% for all store locations, so it’s always better to double-check!
A timeline on store openings for 2020:
Stores are announcing closures on Thanksgiving Day – The Thanksgiving creep that has slowly moved opening times forward the last several years, from 6am Friday to 5am Friday to midnight to afternoon on Thanksgiving Day, is seeing a reversal with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Several stores have started to announce, as early as July, that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Target summed it up well: “Let’s face it: Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and this isn’t a year for crowds.” Many retailers will be introducing deals as early as October and early November, and continuing to offer them throughout the holiday season, giving shoppers a chance to shop on their own timeline. We also predict that many shoppers will take advantage of online deals to avoid the crowds altogether.
See a list of stores announcing closures on Thanksgiving Day below, followed by a schedule of online deals, store openings over the Thanksgiving weekend, and more. We’ll be adding to this list as more retailers announce similar closures over the summer and early fall.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Look for a full schedule below, as more announcements come out in October and November about online deals and in store hours.
Starting soon: Find deals on these sites, in addition to Pre-Thanksgiving sales at many other retailers.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26, 2020
12am (aka “all day deals”) – generally available through the weekend – online deals –
Black Friday – November 27, 2020
A timeline on store openings from 2019:
Starting now: Deals are already available on these sites, in addition to Pre-Thanksgiving sales at many other retailers.
Dell has deals starting on 11/1/19 through 11/18/19 for their Black Friday Sneak Peak.
Amazon.com: Black Friday HoliDeals have already launched, offering “tens of thousands” of deals in a countdown to Cyber Monday.
Kohl’s online deals – pre-Black Friday deals (and Kohl’s Cash) begin 11/15/19 and Black Friday deals begin online at 12:01am on 11/25/19.
Newegg.com (online only) – “Black November” deals begin 11/2/19
True Value has Black Friday prices from November 11th to December 2nd, both online and in stores
JCPenney online deals begin 11/14/19
Lenovo’s online deals begin 11/4/19 and continue through 11/17 for “13 Days of Deals”
BJ’s Wholesale Club online deals begin 11/15/19. Deals begin in stores on Black Friday, at 7am.
ACE Hardware deals start now and goes through 11/20/19, both in-store and online (free in-store pickup). They are closed Thanksgiving Day.
Walmart‘s online deals for pre-Black Friday begin on November 21st
Old Navy is having pre-Black Friday deals
Best Buy is having pre-Black Friday deals
Lowe’s is offering pre-Black Friday deals
Olympia Sports is offering pre-Black Friday deals, both in-store and online
buybuy BABY will offer Black Friday deals a few days before Thanksgiving (probably Sunday the 24th).
Ashley Homestore offers pre-Black Friday deals
Joann offers pre-Black Friday deals starting 11/21/19. They are closed on Thanksgiving but open at 6am on Friday.
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
no time specified: Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops – deals will begin online and in stores (top deals may not be available online) – check local store hours for Wednesday, they will also be open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and through the weekend for their 5-day sale.
12:01pm ET – online deals – Joann
10am CT – Macy’s online deals begin
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day):
Stores that will be closed – abt electronics, Academy Sports + Outdoors, AC Moore, Ace Hardware, Acme Tools, Aldi, Allen Edmonds, American Girl, Ann Taylor, Apple (except the flagship store in NYC), AT&T, At Home, Barnes & Noble, Bealls Florida, Big 5 Sporting Goods, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Bloomingdale’s, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Boscov’s, Burlington, buybuy BABY, Campmor, Christopher & Banks, Craft Warehouse, CostPlus World Market, Costco, Crate and Barrel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillards, dressbarn, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Fleet Farm, Fred Meyer, Gander Outdoors, Gardner White Furniture, Guitar Center, H&M, Half-Price Books, Harbor Freight Tools, H-E-B Stores, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Home Goods, IKEA, Joann crafts, Jos A Bank, Lamps Plus, La-Z-Boy (corporate locations), Lids, Lowe’s, Mall of America, Marshall’s, Mattress Firm (most), Menards, Micro Center, Mill’s Fleet Farm, Music & Arts, Neiman Marcus, Nordstorm and Nordstrom Rack, Office Depot/Office Max, Outdoor Research, Party City, Patagonia, PC Richard & Son, Pep Boys, Petco, PetSmart,Pet Supplies Plus, Pier 1 Importers, Publix, Raymour & Flanigan, REI (they’re going to #optoutside), Sam’s Club, Sears Hometown Stores, Sierra Trading Post, Shoe Carnival, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sprint (mall kiosks may be open), Staples, Stein Mart, Sur La Table, TJ Maxx, Tractor Supply, Trader Joe’s, The Container Store, The Paper Store, True Value, Von Maur, West Marine – more possible, check to confirm your stores are opening
12am (aka “all day deals”) – generally available through the weekend – online deals – Belk, Walgreens, Olympia Sports, HP, Costco, Macy’s, Best Buy, Sears, Office Max/Office Depot, Stein Mart, Harbor Freight, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Bath and Body Works, Groupon Goods, Amazon, Target, Newegg, Jet.com, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Lenovo, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney
1am – online deals –KMart
4am – online deals – Michaels
10am – online deals – Dell
2pm – JCPenney
4pm – Belk
Varies based on location/unknown – Rite Aid, Victoria’s Secret, Olympia Sports, Walgreens (regular business hours), CVS (regular business hours), Express, Ashley Furniture/Homestore, Walgreens (regular business hours)
Friday (Black Friday):
12:30am – Dick’s Sporting Goods – confirm with local store, especially in MA/RI/ME
6am – Bass Pro Shops, Big Lots!, Home Depot, Lowe’s, KMart, Macy’s (if not open overnight), Belk, Joann, most Bath and Body Works locations will be open (if not open overnight), Bed Bath & Beyond, New York & Company, Meijer, Tractor Supply, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Craft Warehouse, Fleet Farm, Christmas Tree Shops, Blain’s Farm & Fleet
7am – Harbor Freight Tools, Rite Aid (or normal business hours), Target, Staples, Sierra Trading Post, PetSmart, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington, Guitar Center, Michaels, GameStop, Stein Mart, Sur La Table, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, buybuy BABY, Home Goods, CostPlus World Market
Varies based on location/unknown – check local/mall hours – Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, True Value, Ace Hardware, Walgreens (regular business hours), CVS (regular business hours), Gander Outdoors, Meijer, Dunham’s Sports, Olympia Sports, Express, Dollar General (regular hours), Ashley Furniture/Homestore, Half Price Books, Mattress Firm (most have extended hours), Nordstorm (regular hours), Patagonia (regular hours)
Closed Black Friday – REI is not only going to #optoutside with their employees encouraged to hit the trails etc, but this year, they will be working with United By Blue and Leave No Trace to sponsor cleanups across the country, with over 100 events planned and details on how to do your own available on their site.