Malls may close, but the most popular stores aren't likely to give up their foothold on Thanksgiving's turf anytime soon.
Every year, there's that one guy who makes the news for camping out in front of Best Buy for a month to secure his place in line for the Black Friday doorbusters. We may not advocate claiming your spot in line that early, but that doesn't change the fact that Best Buy's Black Friday doorbusters are always some of the best.
Consumers' frustration with retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day to launch their Black Friday sales has been building for several years. Now, the tide may finally be turning.
If you're already chomping at the bit to start planning your Black Friday shopping, you're not alone! Here's when we expect to see the Black Friday ads from your favorite stores come out.
Black Friday is easily our favorite time of year at Kohl's, when you'll find more than a week of the year's best coupons, stack them onto the already low-priced Black Friday deals, and earn extra Kohl's Cash in the process. Win, win, and win.
Here's a list of every store that's announced plans to stay closed on Thursday November 24, 2016 so their employees - and you - can enjoy Thanksgiving with your family.
I haven't been to a Black Friday sale in person since I first got internet access. Why? As a Brad's Deals editor, it's my job to shop online, so I know that prices on most things fluctuate every day. Every store wants to have the lowest prices, but none of them want to lose money, so they have to get creative: exaggerating sales and hiding price increases. Most retailers do this so frequently, and so quickly, that the average consumer doesn't have time to do the math in their heads.
A few weeks ago, we showed you that once you get beyond the doorbusters, most Black Friday sales are pretty much the same from one year to the next. For those of us who are already thinking about Black Friday 2016, that means we can actually use last year's ads to make plans for this year's shopping.
Packed to the brim with every kind of store you can imagine, the Mall of America is not the kind of place you'd expect to choose family values over making a profit. But this year, the Mall of America is taking a bold stance, announcing plans to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, and put the "Friday" back in Black Friday.