Online Black Friday Sale Start Times: What We Know So Far
We already know when most of the major Black Friday sales start in-store, but many retailers are keeping coy about when their online sales go live. As online retail experts, most of the Brad's Deals team does their Black Friday shopping online, so we thought it wise to compile a list of all the online sale start times, which we will update every time we get more information.
This is what we know so far. If there's no time zone after the time, it's because it wasn't made clear. If a retailer isn't on this list, it's because we couldn't find any information about when their online sale would start. If we guessed based on past start times, we've made that clear, and we will update this information when we know for sure.
AAFES -- Friday at 4 a.m.
Academy Sports -- Thursday at 12 a.m.
Ace Hardware -- Thanksgiving Week Sale starts 11/22 through 11/27. Shop Black Friday online and in-Store 12 a.m. on 11/24.
Bass Pro Shops -- 5 Day Sale begins 11/22; 6 Hour Black Friday sale in-store only from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m 11/24.
Best Buy -- Online at BestBuy.com 11/23.
Cabela's -- 11/23 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 11/24 at 5 a.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods -- Open Thursday at 6 p.m. to Friday at 2 a.m. Reopen Friday at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Online sales start November 19.
Harbor Freight -- Sale starts online 11/23 and in-store 11/24 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
JCPenney -- Online sales begin 11/19. JCPenney stores will open 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
Kmart -- Stores open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Some stores may close at midnight or 2 a.m. on Friday and reopen at 6 a.m.
Kohl's -- Online November 20 12:01 a.m.; In store 5 p.m. November 23. (CT). Doorbusters start online 11/23 at 12:01 and in store at 5 p.m. (CT).
Macy's -- 11/23 at 5 p.m.; 11/24 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Michaels -- 11/23 online at 4 a.m. EST; in-store sale starts 11/23 at 6 p.m. EST.
Office Depot/OfficeMax -- Closed on Thanksgiving but open Friday at 7:45 a.m. However, online deals begin at 12:01 a.m. (ET) on Thanksgiving Day.
PetSmart -- In-store at 7 a.m. on 11/24. Online starting 11/23 at 12 am EST.
Sam's Club -- Stores open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Sears -- Stores will be open 11/23 at 6 p.m. to midnight. Select stores will be closed for the holiday. All stores will reopen on Black Friday at 5 a.m. You can shop doorbusters online on all day 11/23 and in store and online until 2 p.m. on 11/24.
Staples -- While Staples is one of the few stores to actually stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, their online sale starts at 12 a.m. on 11/23. Stores will open at 7 a.m. on 11/24.
Target -- Sales online and in stores at 6 p.m. to midnight on 11/23; reopen Friday at 6 a.m.
Toys "R" Us -- Doors open at 5 p.m. on 11/23 until 11 p.m. 11/24.
Walgreens -- Black Friday sale starts online and in-store on 11/23. Stores are open regular hours on 11/23.
Walmart -- Sale starts on 11/23 at 6 p.m. in stores and online.