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On your mark, get set, go bargain hunters looking to get a jump on good deals.
Major retailers will flash some of their lowest prices of the year with Black Friday specials starting on Thanksgiving Day.
Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Macy’s will swing open their doors to holiday shoppers at 5 p.m.
Other popular retailers such as Apple, wholesale clubs Costco and Sam’s Club, home improvement stores, office supply store chains Office Depot and Staples will remain closed on the holiday but will get an early start dangling Black Friday promotions online.
Because of state laws, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores will remain closed Thanksgiving and could have different hours Friday. Stores in some areas also have varied hours because of county or municipal laws.
Hours can also vary by location and quantities of the doorbuster deals are limited.
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Political News: Thanksgiving Day hours
Check with your closest location to confirm hours. In most cases, store names below link to store websites.
A.C. Moore: 6 to 11 p.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Black Friday.
Bass Pro Shops: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.
Bealls: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Belk: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.
Big Lots: 7 a.m. to midnight; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Boscov’s: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Cabela’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.
Carter’s: Varies; some locations are closed while others open at 5 p.m.
Conn’s HomePlus: 5 a.m. to midnight; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.
CVS: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.
Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dollar Tree: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. select stores; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.
DSW: 5 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
Dunham’s Sports: Doorbuster sale starts 3 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. Friday.
Five Below: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.
GameStop: 3 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
Goody’s: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Gordman’s: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
J.C. Penney: Open 2 p.m. Thanksgiving through 10 p.m. Friday.
Kmart: 6 a.m. to midnight; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Kohl’s: Open 5 p.m. through midnight Friday, in-store doorbusters until 1 p.m. Friday.
Lord & Taylor: Varies; many stores are closed and others open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; stores open 10 a.m. Friday.
Macy’s: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Meijer: Most locations are open 24 hours and the sale goes from 6 a.m. Thanksgiving through Friday.
Michaels: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
Modell’s Sporting Goods: Varies. Stores open 6 p.m. to midnight Thanksgiving; many reopen 7 a.m.
Old Navy: Hours vary by location but many stores are staying open from 3 p.m. Thanksgiving until 11 p.m. Friday. Search for your closest store’s hours at www.oldnavy.com.
Old Time Pottery: Regular hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Palais Royal: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Peebles: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Ross: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
Rite Aid: Varies.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Holiday hours vary and are listed at www.saksfifthavenue.com.
Sears: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.
Stage Stores: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.
Target: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.
Ulta Beauty: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 5 a.m Friday.
Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.
Walmart: Most stores open all day Thanksgiving with in-store Black Friday sale starting 6 p.m.
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