Shawn Nesaw

Black Friday. We all know it as the day after Thanksgiving, filled with tons of shopping and way too much spending. But, do you where the name comes from – before it was known as the day when merchants made it to the “black?” The original phrase, “Black Friday,” was used to describe heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic on the streets of Philadelphia, signifying the start of the Christmas shopping season. In memory of this, we’ve put together the ABI Top 10 can’t miss Black Friday hot spots!
1. Kohl’s

  • Open – 3 a.m.
  • Big deals – Jewelry, home décor

2. Macy’s

  • Open – 4 a.m.
  • Big deals – Men’s wear

3. Toys R Us

  • Open – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night
  • Big deals – Toys (obviously!)

4. Target

  • Open – 4 a.m.
  • Big deals – DVDs, outerwear, kids toys

5. Best Buy

  • Open – 5 a.m.
  • Big deals – Cameras, TVs, video games

6. Home Depot

  • Open – Not yet released! Keep an eye out
  • Big deals – Fixtures, power tools

7. Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • Open – We hear it’s opening at 5 a.m. but they are still trying to keep it top secret but they’ll have to let the cat out of the bag soon!
  • Big deals – Sports equipment, outerwear, hunting gear

8. Sears

  • Open – Open on Thanksgiving day (Really!)
  • Big deals – Appliances

9. Old Navy

  • Open – Midnight
  • Big deals – Clothes, clothes and more clothes

10. Staples

  • Open – 6 a.m.
  • Big deals – Computers, calendars/planning products

And don’t forget about Cyber Monday for great online shopping deals! Be sure to let us know the great buys you find this year. See you again for a new Top 10 in December!