Where & When to Shop on Thanksgiving Day -- in Store & Online


If you're an early-bird shopper or someone who enjoys working off her turkey by fighting the crowds at large retailers on Thanksgiving Day, you're probably already making your shopping list and checking it twice. With that in mind, we've got the all deets on which stores will be open Thursday and offering Black Friday shoppers a chance to start spending even sooner. And, if online deals are more your speed, we've got those too. 


The following stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day -- so if you need a break from football, family, and food, here you go:

JCPenney: 3 p.m.

Old Navy: 4 p.m.

Best Buy, Macy's: 5 p.m. 

Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Five Below, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, Michael's: 6 p.m

Kmart: 7 p.m. 

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What's closed on Thanksgiving:

Instead of opening their doors on Thanksgiving, these stores are staying closed until Black Friday actually begins (which we're sure their employees are thankful for):

Barnes & Noble, Crate and Barrel, Costco, Gamestop, HHGregg, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Home Goods, IKEA, Lowe's, Marshalls, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,  Nordstrom Rack, Office Depot, Pier 1 Imports, and T.J. Maxx.

Outdoor outfitter REI will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday to allow employees to enjoy time with friends and family -- preferably in the great outdoors, à la the store's #OptOutside challenge.

Where to shop ... from your couch:

For those who love a bargain but don't want to leave the comfort of home, there are plenty of online deals to be found.

Target's Black Friday deals are also available online with free shipping on Thanksgiving Day. Bargains include Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earphones, priced at $89.99, reduced from $199.99.


Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum is on sale for $299.99, regularly $499.99.


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Amazon shoppers will find plenty of online deals, such as the Kindle, complete with glare-free touchscreen, priced at $49.99, reduced from $79.99


Toys R Us rewards members get early online access to Black Friday sales simply by using the promo code: BlackFriday.

In 2015, Kohl's kept its Black Friday doorbusters available only to in-store customers. But this year, deals are open online as well starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day until 1 p.m. Black Friday, or as long as supplies last. Those in the market for a new Smart TV will save $250 on an LG 55-inch 4K ULED Smart TV. Regularly priced at $749.99, it's on sale for $499.99, plus you'll receive $150 in Kohl's Cash, for use at a later date.

Happy Thanksgiving, and happy shopping!

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