Here’s The Big List of Stores Closed On Thanksgiving Day

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BLACK FRIDAY… ah, that magical day after Thanksgiving, when we all go spend half-a-year salary on Christmas gifts for those we feel obligated to love. Steals and deals abound, and we all rush to be the first in line.

Every year, it seems like stores are opening more and more early, with some even being open on Thanksgiving day, in hopes that people forego family time, and head out to do their annual shopping early.

This actually means that EMPLOYEES have to forego family time to cater to the shoppers who want to get an early deal.

You know why it’s called BLACK FRIDAY? It’s because all year, stores run “in the red” financially. They all know however, this one day of the year will see a giant spike in sales, sending them right into “the black.”

Well, this year, there are some store that have decided to let their employees have the holiday off. They have chosen NOT to open on Thanksgiving, and wait until Friday to open their doors.

According to, here are the stores that are staying closed on Thanksgiving:

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • BJ’s (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • The Container Store
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby (will open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • IKEA
  • Lowe’s (will open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Mattress Firm
  • Patagonia
  • Petco (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Stein Mart
  • TJ Maxx (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • True Value

I know I will be supporting these stores, because they are supporting their employees by letting them have the whole day off!

There are some stores that doesn’t know for sure, but will probably be closed Thanksgiving day.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Dillard’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T
  • Sur La Table
  • Staples
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax

Then, there are the stores that are predicted, based on previous years, to open their doors on Thanksgiving day.

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Gamestop
  • JCPenny
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Walmart

Will you be waiting to shop until Black Friday? Or, will you go out on Thanksgiving?

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