It’s that time of year again! With Thanksgiving on Thursday in the United States that puts the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, just a few days away. Each year stores compete to offer the best Black Friday deals, but there is a new competition that has been heating up over the last few years as well… and that would be which store can open the earliest. Last year we started to see several stores cracking open their doors at midnight on Friday, but this year it’s getting even crazier. Stores like Walmart are opening at 8PM on Thanksgiving, and Target is opening at 9PM.
Here is a look at what time some of the most popular stores are opening on Thanksgiving and on Black Friday:
|Store||Thanksgiving Hours||Black Friday Hours|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||—||12AM|
|Kmart**||6AM-4PM and 8PM-12AM||12AM-3AM and 5AM-11PM|
|Toys R Us||8PM-12AM||12AM|
**Kmart is a bit of an oddball. They open at 6AM on Thanksgiving for their Thanksgiving sale. Then they close down at 4PM and reopen at 8PM for their Black Friday Preview sale which goes until 3AM. Their main Black Friday sale start when they reopen at 5AM on Friday.