2012 Black Friday Shopping Week Schedule

2012 black friday shopping

Before working at FatWallet I thought our Thanksgiving week schedules were chaotic with the kids off school part of the week, packing & travel plans if we were celebrating with out of town family, or entertaining stuff if we were celebrating at home. I didn’t have a clue how crazy they could get before I was enlightened to the fun and brilliance of snagging a great Black Friday deal.

While I’m all about saving money, heck I blog about it for a living, I’m one of those “old fashioned” types who thinks my shopping should fit into my family holiday schedule instead of my family into my shopping schedule.

So to simplify planning my own week (and so you can plan yours) and still take advantage of all the great deals, here’s a 2012 Black Friday Shopping Week Schedule of which stores are offering deals early in the week and which ones will make you have to toss that turkey into the oven a couple of hours early.

**Please Note: I’m posting what I’ve found in the Black Friday ad leaks as well as online but store hours may vary by location and not everything on the Internet is 100% accurate (really?) so please check with your local stores for their hours to be on the safe side!**

We’ll keep updating this post as more ads are posted and more stores post their hours. If you happen to know of store hours that I haven’t listed here, please leave them in the comments so I can update this list.

Thanks and Happy Shopping!

:) Heather

P.S. For a more detailed list of store hours, doorbuster deals, Black Friday ad scans and deals, please check out our Black Friday 2012 Store Hours & Doorbuster Deals

Black Friday Shopping Week Schedule

Sunday, November 18

  • Best Buy: Black Friday Preview at MyRewardZone.com



Monday, November 19

  • Amazon: Begins Black Friday Deal Week (new deals every day including Black Friday)
  • Best Buy: 11 am ET Exclusive early access for Reward Zone Members online or over the phone



Tuesday, November 20

  • Amazon: Continues Black Friday Deal Week (new deals every day including Black Friday)



Wednesday, November 21



Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)

Stores opening early in the day or are open all day. This list includes stores open online Thanksgiving day.

Stores Opening at 4 pm Thanksgiving

Stores Opening at 8 pm Thanksgiving

  • Kmart: Online deals starting at 6 am, In-store deals 6 am – 4 pm, Black Friday Preview 8 pm – 3 am Friday
  • Palais Royal: 8 pm – 12 am
  • Peebles: 8 pm – 12 am
  • Sears: Online and in-store 8 pm
  • Stage: 8 pm – 12 am
  • ToysRUs: Open 8 pm – Saturday
  • Walmart: Open 8 pm

Stores Opening at 9 pm Thanksgiving

  • Target: Online deals available. Stores open at 9 pm
  • ShopKo: Online and In-store: 9 pm

Stores Opening at 10 pm Thanksgiving



Friday, November 23 (Black Friday)

Stores still open from Thanksgiving:

  • Amazon: Continues Black Friday Deal Week (new deals every day including Black Friday)
  • hhgregg: Sales continues until 9 pm
  • Kmart: Doorbusters 5 am – 11 am
  • Kohl’s.com: Online still open from Thanksgiving. Stores open 12 am Friday Morning – 11:59 pm Saturday
  • Meijer: Open 12am, Doorbusters 4 am -Noon
  • Sears: Open 8 pm Thanksgiving: Doorbusters at 4 am – 1 pm
  • ShopKo: Online and In-store: 9 pm Thursday – noon Friday
  • ToysRUs: Open 8 pm – Saturday
  • Walgreens : Sale prices Thursday – Saturday (Not sure of opening times since many stores are 24 hours)
  • Walmart: Open 8 pm Thanksgiving – Friday

Stores Opening at 12 am Midnight

Stores Opening at 4 am

  • AAFES: Online only items available at shopmexchange.com. Doors open 4 am.
  • Sears: Open 8 pm Thanksgiving: Doorbusters at 4 am – 1 pm

Stores Opening at 5 am

Stores Opening at 6 am

Stores Opening at 7 am

Stores Opening at 8 am

Stores Opening at 9 am

  • Costco: Doors at 9 am, savings last through Sunday 25th or while supplies last

I’m sure there will be lots of other stores having special sales CyberMonday week, which I’ll blog about in the future. But to wet your whistle a bit early, Amazon will be kicking things off with a week’s worth of Cyber Monday Deals on Sunday, November 25!


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