Southern, MD – Shoppers, get on your mark, get set – Go Shop! Black Friday is finally here, stores released their plans for the most frenzied day of the holiday shopping season.
Below you will find a list of some major stores guide to help you get started planning your Black Friday shopping adventure.
If you would simply choose to shy away from all Black Friday “holiday – hustle and bustle,” because of the stress, tired feet, long lines, less than pleasant shoppers and not so helpful store employees – We got you too.
Deciding to stay home and shop still gives you buying power. There are several credit cards that enable shoppers special discounts and rewards for swipping on Black Friday without having to get in the car and sit in traffic, find a parking space and stand in line or even leave your couch! Really?
Really, Really! I saw it with my own eyes. Thanksgiving Day, my sister Latisya shopped online using her laptop sitting in her Waldorf dining room. She was able to get some great deals at Target, Macy’s and Old Navy while receiving online Black Friday discounts.
Some stores had additional special deals where you could save more depending on your method of payment online. The best part is she got some very good deals with out using her gas, waiting in a long line or finding a parking space at St. Charles Town Center in Waldorf.
When you go out this year, shoppers may be surprised to find out not all stores are participating in the lucrative shopping holiday.
More than 50 national retailers were closed on Thanksgiving, and several more will also remain shut for business on Black Friday.
Below you will find a list of highly frequented stores and their hours of operation.
Why wait until Black Friday? Amazon has already begun offering deals, and they’ll continue nearly up until Christmas. You can see what’s being offered here, but you’ll have to keep checking back, as the deals may change.
JPenney’s Black Friday sale began at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and will stay open Friday until 10 p.m.
Online sale prices began earlier, at midnight on Nov. 23.
Most Wal-Mart stores are already open 24 hours. But the big box retailer will begin its Black Friday event began at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Target opened its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It also is bringing back its “Ten Days of Deals” and Black Friday Presale promotions.
The electronics store opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and closed at 1 a.m. early Friday. Best Buy reopens at 8 a.m. Black Friday, and has additional online deals. Television prices are being cut by hundreds of dollars, including a 60-inch “smart” LG that is being discounted by $400.
Savings on tablets are phones, along with free gift cards given with certain purchases are among the other offerings.
Belk opened on Thanksgiving day. They remained open till 1 a.m. Belk will reopen again at 6 a.m. Black Firday.
Sears opened on Thanksgiving hours from 6 p.m. to midnight, though the company says some stores will be closed on the holiday. All stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, and door buster sales will be available online on Thanksgiving and in stores and online until 1 p.m. Black Friday while supplies last.
Toys R Us
The toy giant will open its doors at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving and will remain open for 30 hours straight. “Doorbusters” are only offered in store, and go until midnight, or while supplies last.
Macy’s is kicking off its Black Friday sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than the prior two years. Most will stay open until 2 a.m., close for four hours, and reopen at 6 a.m. for Black Friday early on Thanksgiving and closed at 10.
Kohl’s is celebrating Black Friday with several days worth of discounts and freebies. Beginning Monday, the store is giving $15 cash for every $50 spent. Most locations opened 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
There are some great deals out there. Happy shopping and drive safely.
Remember shoppers, the time you take to slow down, don’t-text-&-drive, drive sober, be polite and use extra patient this Black Friday, the better memories of the experience you will have. — We did just have “Thanksgiving” yesterday.
Contact Shertina Mack at s.mack@TheBayNet.com