Black Friday Primer
As the aromas of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie fill our homes, so too do thoughts of lining up in the dark and standing in the cold to get unbeatable deals on holiday gifts fill our minds.
Black Friday will soon be upon us. If this excites you (as opposed to filling you with dread), we have a list of some stores and restaurants and when they’ll be open and offering those crazy Black Friday discounts.
Crooked Goose is a classic corner pub that features old-school tavern favorites with a twist. Located at 355 Wilson Avenue NW, Suite 600 in Walker's Standale neighborhood, Crooked Goose's Black Friday deal is this: For every $50 spent in gift cards, get $20 back in twisted bucks just for you!
Twisted Rooster is currently offering a holiday catering deal, with complimentary dessert for catering orders of $150 or more. Located at 1600 East Beltline Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, Twisted Rooster's Black Friday deal is this: For every $50 spent in gift cards, get $20 back in twisted bucks just for you! Twisted Rooster also has locations in Belleville and Chesterfield.
Best Buy will kick off the Black Friday festivities at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving for early bird doorbusters. They will close again at 1 a.m. Black Friday, only to reopen a few hours later at 8 a.m. They will start handing out tickets for special items two hours before the opening. You can shop deals early online both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Kmart is opening at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, with deals until 5 p.m. Then, there's new deals starting at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving through 3 a.m. Black Friday. The Black Friday deals kick in at 6 a.m. and go until 12 noon. There are deals that last from Thanksgiving through Nov. 29, with online pre-sales starting Nov. 22 for members only.
Kohl’s won’t be outdone for Black Friday, when it has more than 500 specials and Kohl’s Cash earnings. Keep in mind Kohl's is open from 6 p.m. Thanksgiving until 1 p.m. Black Friday. If you miss it, though, you can get Black Friday discounts online now through 4 p.m. EST Nov. 28.
Even though it’ll also be busy for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Macy’s will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving to start its Black Friday deals. Macy's stores are open until 1 p.m. Black Friday and reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday. The good news is you can also shop deals online while you watch the parade on TV. In general, discounts will be good all weekend.
TJ Maxx & Marshall’s
As is their (refreshing) custom TJ Maxx and Marshall’s are not open Thanksgiving Day. They reopen on Black Friday and offer extended hours through Dec. 24 for holiday shopping. Check with your local store for hours.
If appliances are what you’re after this holiday season, you should start at Sears at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. They are open all night, with some discounts starting Thanksgiving and a fresh batch at 6 a.m. Black Friday running through Nov. 30 (Cyber Monday). Or, if you’re a member, stay home and shop online starting at 7 p.m. EST Thanksgiving.
Target is opening at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. They will offer early-bird discounts online starting that day.
Toys R Us
If you have lots of kiddie stockings to fill, start your shopping at Toys R Us at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving, with deals from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening. New bargains arrive on Black Friday at 7 a.m.
There is no need to wait until Thanksgiving to get your Walmart shopping done. Its pre-Black Friday event starts on Friday, Nov.r 21, at 8 a.m. in stores. Otherwise, Walmart is open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving with doorbuster deals and new discounts in effect at 8 p.m. that day. Then, on Black Friday at 6 a.m.. there will be fresh bargains, with other deals valid Friday through Sunday and Cyber Monday discounts.