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OT: Will You Be Doing Any Shopping On Thanksgiving Day?

Posted by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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List of Stores Open Thanksgiving Day for Pre-Black Friday Sales

by Sarah Bernard 

The joke used to be that you'd hit the movies to get a break from your family on Thanksgiving.

Now shopping, pretty much anywhere, is the other option. So many major retailers are opening for business on Thanksgiving Day -- well, really Thanksgiving evening. That means waiting until Black Friday to bargain hunt is a thing of the past.

Of course this is the cutthroat world of holiday retail, and when one competitor changes the game, the others must follow. Not great news for store managers hoping for the day off, but awesome news for price-minded folks who prefer to work off that extra helping of sweet potatoes by power shopping.

To help you prep, here's a cheat sheet of retailers who will be ready and waiting:

• Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m., three hours earlier than last year, so you can try your best to score a polkadot Furby. There will be four-hour deals until 9 p.m. including buy-one-get-one-free specials for Disney Infinity figurines.

• If you need to pick up a Wii mini at the last minute, Best Buy will open more than 1,000 locations at 6 p.m. But you can get there at 4 p.m. when tickets for entry will be handed out.

• Last year Target opened at 9 p.m., this year it will open at 8 p.m. all ready to sell 50-inch flat screens for $299. 

• For the first time ever Kohl's will open at 8 p.m. on T-day and stay open until midnight on Friday. Their gift to you? Shoppers get $15 in Kohl's cash for every $50 of actual cash spent.

Kmart is not new to the T-day shopping game. Store will open at 6 a.m. as they did in 2012 and stay open until 11 p.m. on Friday. Doorbuster deals include Android tablets for $39.99 and 50% off all Monster High toys.

Wal-Mart has been opening on Thanksgiving for a quarter of a century, but this year it will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than in 2012. A first round of sales will kick off at 6 p.m. followed by a second round at 8 p.m.

• For the first time in the store's 155-year history, Macy's -- the retailer known for presenting the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City -- will open at 8 p.m. I guess after watching parade crowds gather by the closed doors of the Herald Square location, then move on to spend their money elsewhere, Macy's execs decided on a new tradition.

Will you be doing any holiday shopping on Thanksgiving day?

by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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jjamom
by Michele on Nov. 27, 2013 at 3:47 PM
You couldn't pay me to go out shopping in that madness! I don't shop on Black Friday either.
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Nov. 27, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Nope.  No shopping tomorrow.  I am taking my friend's daughters out shopping on Friday though:)

mandee1503
by Amanda on Nov. 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM
Nope. I avoid the stores as much as possible. I only go if we are in dire need of something.
Mipsy
by Chelle on Nov. 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM
Does shopping in Disneyland count? Cuz that's where I'll be :)
Momof4AEMW
by Silver Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Doubt I will do any the whole weekend unless it is online shopping.  Not going out! 

Cindy18
by Silver Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Not this year. I have in past years. Last year I got our Sodastream and a new crock pot. 

lillettemomma
by Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM
I live in mass and we still have blue laws that make it illegal for stores to open before midnight on Thanksgiving so that's not gonna happen but no I don't do black Friday shopping anyway
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