Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means Black Friday is too.
Shoppers are already gearing up for Black Friday bargains, but some are more than ready, hitting stores before settling down to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie.
Major retailers, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Kohl’s are ahead of the game, getting into the holiday shopping spirit with in-store Black Friday specials on Thanksgiving Day.
Bed Bath and Beyond will open on Thanksgiving Day and GameStop will cater to its gamer customers by opening at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28.
Other major retailers like Apple and wholesale clubs Costco and Sam’s Club will remain closed on the holiday and will open Black Friday. Office Depot and Staples will follow suit.
More than half (58 percent) of shoppers say they plan to shop on Thanksgiving. This up from 45 percent last year, according to independent marketing intelligence firm MiQ’s 2019 Holiday Shopping report who conducted a survey.
Although Black Friday may offer some of the best deals on gifts, the day has been met with a lot of controversy, especially in recent years where it has been creeping closer to Thanksgiving, eating into time people used to spend together in fellowship. Despite public outcry and shoppers’ threats to boycott, stores are still flashing the sales signs.