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Some shoppers wait all year for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when stores offer some of their best deals of the season. Some stores offer deals on Thanksgiving, while others remain closed on Thursday but open in the wee hours in the morning on Friday to let the shoppers begin their deal hunting. Sometimes, stores have a limited quantity of some items, and enthusiasts camp out the entire night in front of the store to secure their sale items (it actually becomes a social occasion). So if you’re not planning on being a happy camper, it’s best to plan heading to the stores with your favorite deals earliest in your day.

The holiday season can account for 30% of a retailer’s annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation, and so, it’s in a store’s best interest to lure as many holiday shoppers through the doors as it can. According to a report from deals site RetailMeNot, most shoppers, or 60%, say they’ll be shopping according to sales and promotions, with 46% saying they’re willing to spend a full day online to scour the internet in search for the best deals. The report is based on RetailMeNot internal data, as well as Google Consumer Surveys and a RetailMeNot survey conducted by Kelton Research. With Kelton survey data, there is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points and Google Consumer Survey results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, according to a company spokeswoman Michelle Skupin.

Those stores with the best deals will usually have a crush of people waiting for the doors to open — 23% of shoppers plan to line up outside stores before they open — so it’s prudent to know the store hours ahead of time and plan your Black Friday shopping spree by which deals you think will be snatched up first. We’ll update this list often as more stores announce their Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours, so check back soon if you don’t see your favorite retailer on the list.

Shopping, spending and competing with the crowds for great Black Friday deals can give you an adrenaline high. Just remember to make a budget ahead of time and stick to it in order to stay out of debt. Too much debt on your credit card can affect your credit score, which, in turn, can hurt your chances of getting low interest loans in the future. You can see how your credit card use affects your credit scores by reviewing them for free, updated every 14 days, on Credit.com.

American Girl

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary by store

Barnes & Noble

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary by store

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Burlington Coat Factory

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 7 a.m.

Crate and Barrel

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Costco

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Dillard’s

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Game Stop

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 5 a.m.

H.H. Gregg Appliances

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Home Depot

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 6 a.m.

HomeGoods

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 7 a.m.

Ikea

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Lowes

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 6 a.m.

Macy’s

Thanksgiving: Some stores open at 5 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. Friday
Black Friday: Most stores reopen at 6 a.m.

Marshalls

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores open at 7 a.m.

Nordstrom

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours vary by store

Office Depot

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 6 a.m.

Patagonia

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Petco

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores open at 7 a.m., but some open at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m.

PetSmart

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pier 1 Imports

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Opens at 8 a.m.

REI

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Closed

Sam’s Club

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Hours to be announced

Staples

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores will open at 6 a.m.

Stein Mart

Thanksgiving: Open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Black Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

T.J. Maxx

Thanksgiving: Closed
Black Friday: Most stores open at 7 a.m.

Toys R Us

Thanksgiving: Hours vary by store
Black Friday: Hours vary by store

World Market

Thanksgiving: Open, but hours vary by store
Black Friday: Open, but hours vary by store

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