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 RiteAid, ACE Hardware, CVS, Victoria’s Secret, Walgreens, and PepBoys – they vary greatly and no single time was announced for Thursday or Friday openings.
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.
A timeline on store openings from 2018:
Starting now: Deals are already available on these sites, in addition to Pre-Thanksgiving sales at many other retailers.
Amazon.com: Black Friday Deals Store has already launched, offering “tens of thousands” of deals in a countdown to Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime members have access to some of these deals 30 minutes before non-members.
Kohl’s online deals – Black Friday deals (and Kohl’s Cash) begin 11/19/18
Newegg.com (online only) – Black Friday deals begin 11/19/18 at 9am PST
JCPenney online deals begin 11/18/18
Lenovo’s online deals begin 11/19/18 and continue through 11/27, with hourly doorbusters
La-Z-Boy deals begin 11/13/18
BJ’s Wholesale Club online deals begin 11/16, and they are offering 2-hour in-store pickup for a limited time. Deals begin in stores on Black Friday
Shopko’s online Black Friday deals begin 11/20/18. Since they only operate in 25 states, online is the only way the other half of the country can get in on their 800 doorbusters.
ACE Hardware deals start now and goes through 11/26/18, both in-store and online (free in-store pickup). They are closed Thanksgiving Day.
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 beginning 11/18/18, both in-store and online
Lord & Taylor offers pre-Black Friday deals (use code DEALS for 40%+ off)
Ashley Homestore offers pre-Black Friday deals
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
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
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day):
Stores that will be closed – AC Moore, Ace Hardware, AT&T, Barnes & Noble, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Burlington, CostPlus World Market, Costco, Crate and Barrel, dressbarn, Gander Outdoors, Gardner White Furniture, Guitar Center, H&M, Harbor Freight Tools, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Home Goods, IKEA, Joann crafts, Lowe’s, Marshalls, Mattress Firm, Menards, Micro Center, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack, Office Depot/Office Max, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Pep Boys, Petco, PetSmart, Publix, Raymour & Flanigan, REI (they’re going to #optoutside), Sam’s Club, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sprint (mall kiosks may be open), Staples, Sur La Table, TJ Maxx, Trader Joe’s, 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, KMart, Sears, Office Max/Office Depot, 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, Shopko, Lenovo, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond,
4am – online deals – Michaels
10am – online deals – Dell
4pm – Belk
Friday (Black Friday):
9am – Costco
Varies based on location/unknown – Victoria’s Secret, Ace Hardware, Walgreens (regular business hours), CVS (regular business hours), Gander Outdoors, Meijer, Dunham’s Sports, GameStop, Olympia Sports, Express, Dollar General, Ashley Furniture/Homestore,