Fewer shoppers are expected to head into stores this Black Friday but don’t expect the parking lot to be empty.
More shoppers will pull into spots to pick up online orders than ever before.
And this year, retailers have pushed shoppers to just that with more deals sold only online. Many stores have also designated more parking spaces to help meet the anticipated curbside rush.
Kimberly Palmer, a personal finance expert at NerdWallet, suggests this is one of the best ways to safely save this holiday season.
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“Shop from home and take advantage of curbside pickup or in-store pickup – you can skip the lines and avoid crowded while shopping from your home, but also avoid the wait by picking up outside the store,” Palmer told USA TODAY.
According to a survey of 1,000 consumers by Suzy, a real-time market research platform, 36% of Americans plan to shop in-person on Black Friday.
“There is no doubt that curbside, pick up in-store, Shipt, Instacart, and Uber has shifted consumer actions that we once thought unchangeable,” Brett Rose, founder and CEO of United National Consumer Suppliers, told USA TODAY. “We have adapted to this ‘new normal’ but are still seeking that sense of normalcy and nostalgia while shopping this holiday season.”
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Black Friday store hours 2020
To plan your in-store shopping, here are Black Friday store hours. Beware, hours can vary by location and times when curbside pickup is available can be different from store hours. Check with your closest location. Click on store names to search for location-specific information.
Academy Sports + Outdoors: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Ace Hardware: Varies.
At Home: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Banana Republic: Varies.
Barnes & Noble: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops: Open 5 a.m.
Bath & Body Works: Many stores open at 6 a.m.
Batteries Plus: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bealls Florida: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bealls Outlet: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Open 6 a.m.
Belk: Open 7 a.m.
Best Buy: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Big Lots: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
BJ’s Wholesale Club: Normal hours. Stores will have a senior hour from 8 to 9 a.m. and then at 9 a.m. for all members.
Boscov’s: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burlington: Open 7 a.m.
buybuy Baby: Open 8 a.m.
Cabela’s: Open 5 a.m.
Costco Wholesale Club: Varies.
Conn’s HomePlus: 7 a.m. to midnight
CVS: Regular hours.
Dick’s Sporting Goods:5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dillard’s: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Five Below: Open 8 a.m.
Fleet Farm: Open 5 a.m.
Forever 21: 7 a.m., but varies with some stores opening as early as 5 a.m.
GameStop: Open 7 a.m.
Guitar Center: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hobby Lobby: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home Depot: Open 6 a.m.
HomeGoods: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
H&M: Varies, with some stores opening at 6 a.m.
Jared: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
J.C. Penney: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Joann Stores: Open 6 a.m.
Kay Jewelers: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Kohl’s: Open 5 a.m.
Lowe’s: Open 6 a.m.
Macy’s: 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Marshalls: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Menards: Open 6 a.m.
Michaels: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Hours vary.
Office Depot/OfficeMax: Open 8 a.m.
Old Navy: Midnight to 11 p.m., but hours can vary.
Once Upon A Child: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pet Supplies Plus: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PetSmart: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Piercing Pagoda: Varies based on mall hours but majority open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Plato’s Closet: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Play It Again Sports: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Raymour & Flanigan: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sally Beauty: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sam’s Club: Varies by membership level.
Shoe Carnival: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Staples: Open 9 a.m.
Style Encore: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Target: 7 a.m to 11 p.m.
T.J. Maxx: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Value City Furniture: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Walgreens: Regular hours.
Walmart: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
World Market: Varies.
Zales: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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