Almost half of Americans think it's WRONG for stores to open on the actual Thanksgiving holiday... but does that stop us?
Even though more major retailers are stepping forward to say they are NOT opening, it may hurt the bottom line.
According to a Black Friday website, we spend billions on Thanksgiving for stuff, which is why many open on Thanksgiving and stay open all night.
I shopped at a major chain store on Thanksgiving once.
It was a nightmare. Carts running into each other. People, that I'm sure are nice outside of the store, turning into raging professional wrestlers inside the store.
Never again. So if you're heading out on Thanksgiving for a bargain on a TV, prepare to have your holiday spirit crushed. Here are the stores open on Thanksgiving:
Bass Pro Shops – 8 AM to 6 PM
Belk – 4 PM to 1 AM
Best Buy – 5PM to 1AM
Big Lots – 7AM to Midnight
Cabela’s – 8 AM to 6 PM
CVS – Regular Business Hours
Dick’s Sporting Goods – 6 PM to 2 AM
Dollar General – 7 AM to 10 PM
Fred’s – 9AM to 5 PM
JCPenney – Thursday 2PM to Friday 10 PM
Kohl’s – 5 PM
Kmart – 6 AM to Midnight
Macy’s – 5 PM to 2 AM
Meijer- 6 AM through Friday
New York & Company – Open; Hours TBA
Old Navy – Thursday 3 PM to Friday 10 PM
Rite Aid – TBD
Sears – 6 PM
Shopko – Thursday 2 PM to Friday 10 PM for Stores; Until 2 PM for doorbusters
Stage Stores – 1 PM to 1 AM
Target – 5 PM to 1 AM
Walgreens – Regular Business Hours
Walmart – 6 PM
Oh, and while you're putting together your Black Friday strategy, here's some moments from last year.