Thursday Is For Family, Friday Can Be For Shopping

Thursday Is For Family, Friday Can Be For Shopping

Black Friday has become an unofficial holiday that has evolved over time to even have its own name and traditions to some extent, not to mention the overwhelming excitement around it. At one point or another everyone can find themselves guilty of browsing the circulars in the newspaper featuring door-buster sales, making a point to go online to order something that is only available at a certain price on the website of a specific store, or going to a store to wait in line for a “must-have” item of the holiday shopping season. In an effort to win over consumers, sales have gotten so competitive and so good that it is hard to blame anyone for taking advantage of the Black Friday sales.


Black Friday morning is when and where the line should start. Stores keep opening earlier and earlier every year, taking away time from Thanksgiving and family and putting more time towards shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, 114.6 million people are expected to go shopping on Black Friday alone and 165 million people from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. Make a statement by spending time with your family on Thanksgiving, and allowing retail employees to do the same by waiting to start shopping until Friday. USA Today compiled a list of stores closed on Thanksgiving and based on that list, 2ndVote has provided the scores of the featured stores that we have researched:

Academy Sports + Outdoors (3)

Ace Hardware (4)

Aldi (3)

Apple (1)

Barnes & Noble (2.4)

BJ’s Wholesale Club (2.1)

Costco (2.4)

Dillard’s (3)

Fry’s (1.4)

Guitar Center (3)

Harbor Freight (3)

Hobby Lobby (5)

Home Depot (1.9)

Ikea (2.1)

Joann Stores (3)

Lowe’s (2.1)

Marshalls (1.7)

Menards (3)

Nordstrom (1.9)

Office Depot and OfficeMax (2.1)

Petco (3)

PetSmart (2.6)

Publix (2.1)

REI (2)

Sam’s Club (1.6)

Staples (2.4)

TJ Maxx (1.7)

Tractor Supply Co. (3.1)

Trader Joe’s (2.7)

World Market (3)