Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving

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Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving
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Toys R Us is once again planning to open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. for 30 continuous hours of holiday deals. It won’t close until 11 p.m. on Black Friday.

Despite some criticism, many department stores and big-box stores are expected to open for business on the holiday.

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Early Black Friday: These retailers will be open on Thanksgiving 2017 

According to BestBlackFriday.com, more than 40 national retailers will try to get a jump on Black Friday by welcoming customers on the Thursday holiday.

As of November 20, the website has confirmed the following Thanksgiving Day openings:

  • Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Bergner’s – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight
  • Bon-Ton – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Boscov’s – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Boston Store – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Carson’s – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
  • Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Elder-Beerman – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Five Below – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • GameStop –  4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Herberger’s – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Kohl’s – 5 p.m.
  • Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday
  • Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m.
  • Meijer – 6 a.m.
  • Michaels – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Opens at 5 p.m. for Rewards members
  • Rite Aid – Varies by location
  • Sears – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Shopko – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday
  • Stage Stores – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Target – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Toys R Us – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday
  • ULTA – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
  • Walgreens – Varies by location
  • Walmart – 6 p.m.
  • Younkers – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday

If you’re looking for the best deals, you don’t have to run to the stores on the holiday. Money expert Clark Howard says the sales are being spread out over a six-week period this year.

Plan your holiday shopping around these 6 days to get the best deals!

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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