Black Friday shopping cheat sheet: When stores open & what they're doing


Every store seems to have different Black Friday shopping hours, or special giveaways to draw you in. To help you sort through it all, we've listed some of the most popular retailers (sorted by opening time) and mall options, and organized them so you can easily find out what you need to know.

6 A.M.


Open: 6 a.m. Thursday

Hours: Overnight through to midnight Friday – 42 straight hours.

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5 P.M.


Open: 5 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open through 1 a.m. – then re-open at 8 a.m. Friday close at 10 p.m.

Extra notes: Two different "doorbuster" deals offered – at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.

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Open: 5 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open overnight through 10 or 11 p.m. Friday

Extra notes: Stores will have a super express lane for checkout: Two items or less, only.

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Open: 5 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open all night, through 1 p.m. Friday.

Extra notes:According to WalletHub, JC Penney will have the largest average discounts of any major retailer.

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6 P.M.


Open: 6 p.m. Thursday,

Hours: Overnight through 11 p.m. or midnight Friday.

Extra notes: First "several hundred" guests in line will receive a Christmas cracker, which will include a Target gift card or coupon.

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Open: 6 p.m.

Hours: Open through the night.

Extra notes:Multiple rounds of doorbusters: 6 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Thursday, then 8 a.m. Friday.

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Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open overnight, through 1 p.m. Friday.

Extra notes: Macy's will be giving away mobile coupons every hour, ranging from $10-$250.

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Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open overnight with deal until 3 p.m. Friday.

Extra notes:Will give out gift cards through a Twitter trivia game event for.

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Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open all night, doorbusters through 1 p.m. Friday.

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Not seeing what you're looking for? Check CNBC or for more stores and more hours.



Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open overnight through 10 p.m. Friday. Not all stores may be open, though.

Extra notes: Cheap Nickelodeon Universe passes, a "Twizzard," shopping bonuses and more. Read it all here.


Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Stays open until 1 a.m. Friday, then closes and re-opens Friday at 6 a.m.

Extra notes: Complimentary Caribou coffee, a free Qdoba nacho bar, an Aveda Rejuvenation Station – and mall management will be randomly giving away gift cards to shoppers.


Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Overnight through 9 p.m. Friday.

Extra notes: First 500 shoppers who spend $150 are eligible for a mystery gift card grab bag.


Open: 6 p.m. Thursday

Hours: Open through the night, until 10 p.m. Friday.

Extra notes: Starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Metro Transit is offering free rides to the outlet mall.

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