Thanksgiving Day this year for many will be Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and shopping. Yes, this year many retailers are going to be open during the day, others are starting their Black Friday sales as early as 8pm on Thursday evening.
I’m not quite sure if the reason for opening and starting the Black Friday deals is due to the mad rush in years past and injuries that people sustained or greed. Or maybe it’s just because this year, because the way the calendar falls consumers are missing out on 6 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Or even perhaps because the brick and mortar stores are fighting all the online shopping since they know people can sit in the comfort of their home on Thanksgiving Day, or even Black Friday and shop.
Whatever the reason is, I’m finding it a bit upsetting that many people isn’t able to spend even one day with their family. I’m wondering how many corporate hot shot moguls will be in their office on Thanksgiving instead of with their families. And the sad part is that many employees will volunteer to work on Thanksgiving to make either time and a half or double time, whichever their employer pays.
Here’s a list of stores that will be open either all day or opening early to start their Black Friday sales.
Kmart, Walmart, Old Navy, Dollar General, Family Dollar, CVS, Rite Aid, Whole Foods are open all day on Thanksgiving.
These stores will be starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving evening, some as early as 6 pm – Target, Staples, Macys, Dicks sporting Goods, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Michaels, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Sears, Office Depot, Sports Authority.
I’m betting that within the next few years you are going to see more and more stores open on Thanksgiving with early Black Friday sales making way for a traditional Thanksgiving Shopping day.