Better start cooking the Thanksgiving meal a little bit earlier this year if you want to catch the first available Black Friday sales. On Thursday, October 29, CNBC reported that Macy’s announced all Macy’s stores would be opening at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Macy’s is not alone in their early Thanksgiving Day opening; who else is open and what stores will be closed for Thanksgiving Day shopping?
REI is taking Thanksgiving Day shopping and Black Friday shopping to a new level this year. Zacks via Yahoo! finance reported this week that REI will not open on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday. Their reason is to encourage their employees to go out and explore the great outdoors. To make the deal even sweeter, REI will give their employees the day of with full pay.
A lot of people are searching for stores that are ‘closed on Thanksgiving Day’ and are more apt to shop at those retailers when their doors reopen. Many Americans still believe that family, fellowship, and a terrific turkey dinner should be the focus on Thanksgiving Day.
The curious part of modern shopping is: how many of those people, that will not go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, will hit online stores such as Amazon, Ebay, Wayfair, Best Made Company, Blue Q, or the very fun online store Sucre Shop on Thanksgiving Day? That would be and interesting statistic!
Stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day (As of October 30, 2015)
- Macy’s opens Thanksgiving Day at 6:00 p.m.
- Rite Aid opens Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Burkes Outlet opens Thanksgiving Day at 6:00 p.m.
- Reeds Jewelers opens Thanksgiving Day at 12:00 a.m.
Stores closed on Thanksgiving Day (As of October 30, 2015)
The awesome source of this list is bestblackfriday.com. It’s a great site not only for store openings and closings but also a great resource for scoping out the best leaked Black Friday advertisements; and many are already posted, so go check them out!
- A.C Moore Arts & Crafts
- Ace Hardware
- AT&T (Stores only-customer service will remain open)
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Christmas Tree Shops
- Crate and Barrel
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Guitar Center
- Harbor Freight
- Half Price Books
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
- Mattress Firm
- Neiman Marcus
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Pier 1 Imports
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Sam’s Club
- Sierra Trading Post
- The Container Store
- Tractor Supply
- Von Maur
Enjoy time with your family and friends, then shop til you drop! Happy Thanksgiving from your Raleigh Pop Culture Examiner.