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Thanksgiving week marks the start of the busiest shopping period of the year, with retailers and businesses hoping to lure eager spenders with a flurry of deals. But when can the buying bonanza start?

Here's a list of the opening hours for major retailers on either Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. For a list of indoor mall holiday hours, click here.

We would also encourage you to check with local small businesses. There are too many to list here, but many will have special Black Friday hours and deals. Also keep in mind deals will be available through many retailers online starting Thanksgiving, even if physical stores aren't open that day.

Ace Hardware

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary by location

Albertville Premium Outlets

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
*Note: Individual stores within the mall can set their own hours

Barnes and Noble

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Generally 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bed Bath and Beyond

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m.

Best Buy

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cabela's/Bass Pro Shops

Thanksgiving: Open at 9 a.m.
Black Friday: Open at 5 a.m.

Costco

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours can vary, but generally either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.

CVS

Thanksgiving: Many locations will be open, though pharmacy hours will likely differ
Black Friday: Generally normal hours

Dick's Sporting Goods

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores open 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

DSW

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Varies by location, usually between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Gamestop

Thanksgiving: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (via Tennessean)
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Gap

Thanksgiving: Closed 
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (via RetailMeNot)

H&M

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Varies by location

Home Depot

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Open, but store hours vary

IKEA

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Regular store hours of 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Macy's

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-11:50 p.m.

Marshalls

Thanksgiving: Closed (via The Holiday Hours)
Black Friday: Most opening at 7 a.m.

Menards

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Open, but store hours vary

Nordstrom

Thanksgiving: Closed (via Tennessean)
Black Friday: Regular hours

Old Navy

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary, some locations (such as at Eagan outlet mall) will open as early as 6 a.m.

Petco

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary by location

Petsmart

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 7 a.m. (via The Holiday Schedule)

Sam's Club

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Generally regular hours

Target

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores will open at 7 a.m., but exact hours can vary

Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan)

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
*Note: Individual stores within the mall can set their own hours

Walgreen's

Thanksgiving: 24-hour locations will remain open as usual, but other stores will be open 9 am.-6 p.m.; check ahead to be safe
Black Friday: Regular hours, for the most part

Walmart

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Stores open at 5 a.m.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

World Market

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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