Black Friday shopping will look different, but stores open amid COVID-19

Black Friday shopping will look different, but stores open amid COVID-19

Black Friday shopping will look nothing like the past few years. This year, COVID-19 is turning Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping on its head. More consumers are opting for online shopping with free delivery or picking up at the store. Customers Katie Webber and Cody Limmer carry a Black Friday discounted television in this 2018 file photo taken at Best Buy in Fort Collins, Colo.

Opportunities to shop on Thanksgiving Day this year will be significantly reduced from recent years as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people away from big box stores. 

Last year, more than a dozen big box retailers opened at some point on Thanksgiving. This year, only a handful will be open.

More retailers are closing on Thanksgiving and spreading sales out for days and weeks, rather than hours. 

As per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shoppers are being encouraged to avoid shopping in big clusters this year. Many retailers will still open early on Black Friday if you plan to shop brick and mortar stores. 

Thanksgiving Day


Bass Pro Shops: 8 a.m. to local close    

Bed Bath & Beyond: 5 p.m. to midnight          

Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cabela’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walgreens: 24-hour stores open  


Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, H&M, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Home Goods, IKEA, JCPenney, JoAnn Fabric, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Michael’s, Office Depot, Old Navy, Petco, PetSmart, REI, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target, Ulta, Walmart and World Market. 

2020-11-24 13:02:36

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