Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day 2017 & Hours

Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day 2017 & Hours

Research from the National Retail Federation estimates that close to $700 billion was spent during the holiday shopping season in 2016. In 2015, we got a sense for how limited that could be when Sears plastered a Kenmore Elite washer and dryer on the front page of its Black Friday ad, with the promise of 51% off on the pair.

Every year, hundreds of blog posts proclaim how Black Friday is killing the family time and warm fuzzies produced by Thanksgiving.

As mentioned, in tandem now, are massive advertising engines and networks touting Black Friday and Christmas sales online. Back in the day when online shopping wasn't all that popular, Friday was reserved for shopping in person in the store while Monday brought you all the online deals.

The topic of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day remains a controversial one, and more retailers may be added to the list in 2017.

We've got a pretty good idea of the deals Target will have on Cyber Monday 2017, based on its Black Friday ad leak, current deals and what last year's deals entailed.

During the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, eBay plans to match discounts by rivals. To help you sort through the noise, we've created a Black Friday cheat sheet with seven tips that will have you shopping like a true pro.

"Black Friday has become the number one holiday shopping day in the USA, and it's also the day that Americans start their holiday shopping experience", said Amit Patel, CEO of Ebates.

Even adults under the age of 30 prefer shopping in a store to online purchasing - 34 percent to 31 percent - when it comes to checking items off their holiday gift list.

If you are going to courageous the crowds on Black Friday, you'll have plenty of company.

You may be treated to different deals on Cyber Monday but there is no guarantee. Cornering the online market, Amazon offers some of the best deals around, using retailers from all over the world.

85 percent of shoppers agreed that Black Friday used to be an event, now it's an entire week.

Tom Zimmer, 67, of Shamokin, was walking through the Susquehanna Valley Mall on Monday and vowed he will not be shopping on Thanksgiving, regardless of the deals stores offer.

Signing up for email alerts means you might be in the know before other shoppers; but make sure you've signed up on a legitimate website. You may even want to ask yourself if you really need the item. Bottom line: Don't spend too much time or effort trying to snag a store's doorbuster deal, because, unless you're first in line or up at 5am, you're not going to get that deal.

Whether or not any other stores decide to reverse course and open on Thanksgiving Day remains to be seen, but it is a very individual decision for each retailer. Before you pick your favorite site, the BBB recommends that consumers find a reputable site and check them out at BBB.org. If you have concerns about the type of gift or the right fit, make sure you understand the return policy and its details.