If Black Friday eats any further into Thanksgiving Day, you might be having your dinner in the parking lot next year, or even right inside the store! With major retailers like Best Buy, Macy's, and Walmart set to open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving this year, it looks like "Black Friday Creep" is edging ever closer to absorbing Thanksgiving.
Black Friday is Taking Over Thanksgiving
Every year, the increasingly earlier opening times lead to an outcry from shoppers and media alike. But despite the annual complaints and consternation, the NRF reported that of the 139.4 million adult shoppers that visited stores over the 2013 4-day weekend, an estimated 14 million started on Thanksgiving day. Basically, we hate that we love Black Friday now starts a day early.
If You Wait Until Black Friday Itself, You Will Miss Out on Deals
But is heading to the mall on Thanksgiving worth foregoing the turkey coma and the lull of grandma's snoring? If saving money is your main priority, then the answer is a resounding "Yes!" We found that Thanksgiving Day has 29% more Editors' Choice deals than Black Friday. In fact, Thanksgiving Day 2013 saw seven times as many Editors' Choice deals than an average day in November. In summary: you might want to go easy on the sweet potatoes and marshmallows this year.
Between trying to remember what time the turkey went in and what time the doorbuster sales start, it can all get a little overwhelming, so bookmark this page! We'll be posting store opening times here as soon as the news is announced. Note that we've included the store hours that some stores used last year, and we will confirm them as we go.
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Thanksgiving & Black Friday Store Hours 2014
|Store||Thanksgiving Day Store Hours||Black Friday Store Hours||Confirmed|
|Babies "R" Us||5 pm (Some locations open from 8 pm)||No|
|Bealls of Florida||4 pm to 1 am||6 am||No|
|Best Buy||6 pm||Yes|
|Costco||Closed Thanksgiving Day||10 am||No|
|Dell Home||7 am||No|
|Goody's||4 pm to 1 am||6 am||No|
|Harbor Freight Tools||N/A||7 am||No|
|Kmart||6 am (open 48 hours until midnight Black Friday)||Yes|
|JC Penney||5 pm||Yes|
|Lowes||Closed Thanksgiving Day||5 am||No|
|Peebles||4 pm to 1 am||6 am||No|
|Sears||6 pm (open until midnight Black Friday)||Yes|
|Stage Stores||4 pm to 1 am||6 am to 3 pm||Yes|
|Toys "R" Us||5 pm||No|
|Ulta||8 pm||6 am||No|
This article first appeared at Dealnews.com: http://dealnews.com/features/black-friday-store-hours/