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9 Stores Open on Thanksgiving

These retailers will let you get a jump on holiday shopping 

spinner image A sign with Thanksgiving Day hours is seen at a Big Lots store at the Lycoming Mall n Muncy, Pennsyvlania.
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If you plan on gobbling down turkey on Thanksgiving and hitting the stores to get an early jump on Black Friday deals, you may be disappointed. Fewer retailers are open than in years past. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers flung open their doors on Thanksgiving, some before dessert was even on the table. Now many are giving their workers time off, at least into the early hours of Black Friday.

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While there may be fewer to choose from, there are stores where you can shop on Thanksgiving, including the following nine:

1. Acme

Store hours: This grocery store chain and its pharmacy will be open with adjusted hours. The supermarket operator recommends customers check with their local store and pharmacy before visiting on Thanksgiving.

2. Albertsons

Store hours: Store hours are on a modified basis. Check with your nearby store for hours of operation on Thanksgiving.

3. Bass Pro Sports​

Store hours: Stores are typically open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but the timing may vary. It’s best to check with your local store to get the hours of operation.

4. Big Lots

​Store hours: All of the locations will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

5. CVS

Store hours: The drugstore operator is open, but hours may vary. Check with your local store for specific hours of operation.

6. Dollar General

Store hours: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

7. Safeway

​Store hours: Stores are open on Thanksgiving, but hours are modified. It’s best to call your local store before heading over.

8. Starbucks

​Store hours: Store hours vary by location, and stores may occasionally adjust their hours based on business and customer needs.  Starbucks recommends customers look for specific store hours using the Starbucks app or by visiting its website store locator:

9. Whole Foods

​Store hours: Many of the stores have modified hours on Thanksgiving. Check with your local store for hours of operation.

Major Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving

  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s
  • Costco
  • Home Depot
  • Kohl’s
  • Marshalls
  • Michaels
  • PetSmart
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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