Stores opening Thanksgiving Morning
The big news in Black Friday this year is the number of retail stores that will be opening on Thanksgiving MORNING! Here are the stores announcing an early opening so far. I am certain this list will grow in the coming weeks.
Kmart: Opens 6 am on Thanksgiving morning through 11 pm on Black Friday
Sears: Opens 8 am on Thanksgiving morning through 1 pm Friday they will offer their doorbuster sales
Old Navy: Opens 9 am Thanksgiving Day until 4 pm and then they open again from 7 pm until midnight. This 3-hour break probably gives them time to change the signage for the official Black Friday sales that start Thursday evening. Maybe some of their employees will get to go home for dinner.
Rite Aid: Opens 8 am on Thanksgiving Day (as they do every year) - CVS and Walgreens are also open on Thanksgiving every year
This week, you can take a sneak peak at the following new ads:
* Toys R Us (opens at 5 pm Thanksgiving Day)
* Best Buy's Black Friday Door Busters
* Belk (opens at 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day)
* Shoe Carnival
* Rite Aid (opens at 8 am Thanksgiving morning)
* Sports Authority (opens 6 pm Thanksgiving Day)
In the last few weeks, they released these ads:
* Ace Hardware
* Radio Shack
* Various holiday Toy Books including Toys R Us, Target, Dollar General, Kmart & BJ's Wholesale
* Harbor Freight
* Lowes ad
In addition, BFads mentions that Walmart is planning their biggest Black Friday ever! You will see much more advertising this year from them as well as anticipated increases in door busters and roll backs for Black Friday.