NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget untouched. We spend the time, you save money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements on your favorite retailers. Black Friday is November 26.
You remember camping overnight in lawn chairs waiting for a retailer’s doorbusters to begin before the dawn of Black Friday, then musing up in front of the freak crowds to grab that big-screen TV at a price. reduced? Ahhhh, yes. Good time.
These days, it seems retailers prefer to stick with a month and a half of hype rather than a day of crowd control. Black Friday quickly turns into “Hallothanksmas”.
Still, some people like to shop the same day rather than taking a chance on early-season retailer deals. Here are the details on store opening hours during Black Friday 2021.
What are the Black Friday 2021 store opening hours?
All times reflect local time as of Friday, November 26. These companies have announced uniform hours of operation nationwide:
These are times posted nationwide, but just to be sure you’ll need to confirm with your local store.
Check with your local store for Black Friday opening hours in these chains:
Best Buy: The company says many locations will have extended vacation hours.
Costco: Local warehouses have variable hours.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Many stores will open on Black Friday at 5 a.m., but the company says times may vary by location.
Home Depot: The company says it will open “early” on Black Friday, but check with your local store.
JCPenney: Many stores will open at 5 a.m., but opening hours may vary by location.
Macy’s: In the company’s Black Friday announcement, it says stores will be open “early and late.” But he also notes that hours vary by location.
Objective: many stores will be open at 7 a.m. for Black Friday.
Walmart: National Black Friday ad says stores open at 5 a.m., but “check your local store’s hours.”
Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day?
How to Save Money Buying Black Friday Online
The shopping experience has, for the most part, moved online. Of the two-thirds of Americans (67%) who say they plan to shop on Black Friday this year, most will shop online (77%), while a minority will buy in-store (39%), according to NerdWallet’s 2021 Holiday Purchase Report.
For additional savings online, remember to:
See if you qualify for student, senior, or military discounts.
Take advantage of the price match programs.
Consider buying second-hand products and open boxes. You can find such items on Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Renewed. Walmart also offers certified refurbished electronics, used clothing, handbags and jewelry.
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