The latest trend in retail stores opening on Thanksgiving (one day early) for Black Friday doesn’t sit well with people who believe Thanksgiving should be spent with family. However, more and more retailers have made the decision to open their doors anyway. Here are the stores closed on Black Friday, as well as some that still won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day.
Traditionally, stores were closed on holidays like Thanksgiving. However, Walmart, Target, and other stores have broken that tradition and now open their doors early for Black Friday sales. While most retailers are following this trend, there are a few that are not:
- Barnes & Noble
- TJ Maxx
- Game Stop
- Pier 1 Imports
- Home Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Mall of America
Stores Closed On Black Friday – REI
REI, the last store mentioned on the list will not only be closed on Thanksgiving, but the retailer has decided to leave its doors closed on Black Friday as well. REI has been the sole retailer to make the decision to stay closed for Black Friday since 2015.
However, although REI has decided to close its doors on the biggest sales day of the year, you can still get some great deals when the store is open. Promotions often include as much as a 30 to 50 percent savings on various products. Other discounts will likely also be available and the company usually offers free shipping during the holiday season.
Cyber Monday and Online Deals
Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend sales are only one part of holiday sales events. Almost half of holiday shopping takes place online. Although Cyber Monday is a popular shopping day, many retailers offer online shopping deals early.
In fact, many companies have already kickstarted their holiday sales online. Almost all retailers are offering free shipping and many of them do not require a purchase minimum.
Some of the year’s best online sales can be found right now through these retailers:
- Best Buy
Do you wish more stores were open on Thanksgiving? Or closed on Black Friday? Share your thoughts in the comments below.