Store hours for Black Friday sales

Posted at 5:21 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 18:21:00-05

When will stores be opening on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

We've got the times. BUT if there's an item you want, check the store's ad circular. Some deals are available online and some of those are available even before the store opens.


Stores open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, but many of the special deals are available online starting Thanksgiving day at 2:01 a.m. CT (3:01 a.m. ET.) See Walmart's Black Friday ad.


Target is opening Thanksgiving Day at  6 p.m. and starting open until 11 p.m. on Friday at many stores. Several of Target's doorbusters went on sale Wednesday online and in stores. See Target's Black Friday ad.

Best Buy

Most stores will open Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. and close at 1 a.m. Friday. Stores reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Best Buy will hand out tickets to people in line on Thursday, up to two hours before the store opens. The tickets limit each person to one item for a limited time. All of the rules and details are listed on page 19 of Best Buy's Black Friday ad. Best Buy says it will have some items available online all day Thursday AND Best Buy says it will reveal additional door busters online Thursday.

Toys R Us

The sale at Toys R Us is Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Friday starting at 7 a.m. See 20+ pages of Thursday deals and 5 pages of Black Friday deals in the Toys R Us Black Friday ad.


Kohl's stores open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, but some deals are already available online. See Kohl's ad for what it's calling it the Best Black Friday ever.

Big Lots

Big Lots is open all day on Thanksgiving with deals starting at 7 a.m. (The store closes at midnight.) See the Big Lots Black Friday ad.

Sports Authority

Sports Authority is having specials at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on Black Friday. See the Sports Authority Black Friday ad.


Staples will open at 6 a.m. Friday, but their deals are also available online Thursday. However, their ad and website doesn't say what time Thursday. Note, Staples' Black Friday adsays there's a limit of one of each item per customer.


Petsmart's sale is on Black Friday starting at 7 a.m. However, the deals are available online on Thursday at 7 a.m. See Petsmart Black Friday ad.

Radio Shack

Radio Shack says its Black Friday sale starts Wednesday. Radio Shack will also be open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the Radio Shack Black Friday ad.


JCPenney says its doors open Thursday at 3 p.m. See JCPenney's Black Friday ad.

See all of the ads as they're released in our Shop Smart section. See more Black Fridays deals and news in our Black Friday section.