How to navigate Black Friday deals in 2020
*Please note: If you choose to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday be sure to follow CDC guidelines for staying safe.
Black Friday shopping will be different this year due to COVID-19, but many retailers are ready for the holiday sales season!
Many, like Walmart, will be offering deals online and in stores during events in November to help cut back on Black Friday crowds, and reduce the spread of the virus.
Retailers are offering contactless curbside pickup, so you won't even have to go into the store! Depending on demand, you may have to sign up and wait for a pickup time.
Check your local retailers before heading out as sales and times are subject to change, and follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Start planning your shopping list below:
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is offering Holiday discounts until Dec. 24. Check your local store for hours.
Bath & Body Works
This year, Bath & Body Works is not just celebrating on Friday - they're made it a weeklong event!
Monday-Wednesday: In stores only.
Thursday: Online only.
Friday: In stores and online!
The Thursday event is online only because stores will be closed on Thanksgiving.
Click here to see how Bath & Body Works stores are keeping everyone safe.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond has 1,000s deals online for Black Friday. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
Best Buy started its holiday shopping events at the end of October. At the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, CEO Corie Barry said the company is doing everything to avoid Black Friday crowds.
A preview of their Black Friday ad, including the hottest tech deals this holiday, can be found at www.BestBuy.com/BlackFriday.
Purchases made Oct. 13, 2020 through Jan. 2, 2021 will have an extended return period through Jan. 16, 2021. Some items will be excluded - see more information here.
Shoppers will have more ways than ever to get their hands on their gifts safely, including contactless curbside pickup and same-day delivery.
Best Buy stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, and open its doors at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday.
They will also have safety policies in place at stores to ensure customers are shopping safely this holiday. Click here to see how Best Buy stores are keeping everyone safe.
Big Lots! will open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (see your store for hours). If you prefer to skip the crowds, you can shop online. Click here for more Black Friday information.
Check out their Christmas Gift Shop for savings on fun gifts for the whole family!
BJ’s will start early bird deals Nov. 5 with Black Friday sales running Nov. 20 to Nov. 30. Members can shop online or in-club.
Check here for all the Holiday Central deals when they go live.
The retailer will keep their tradition of closing their stores on Thanksgiving Day "to give team members a well-deserved break to rest and recharge."
BJ's members will also get some deals online during Cyber Week from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 on appliances, electronics, furniture, gift cards, security systems and other favorites, while supplies last.
When shopping in-store, face masks are required as is social distancing. BJ’s offers contactless curbside pickup, free pick up in-club, delivery from BJs.com and same-day delivery.
Costco is offering holiday deals online and in the warehouse until Nov. 30. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
CVS will open regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (check your local pharmacy.) Special sales TBD.
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods will have deals both in store and online. They also have an option to buy online and pick up in store. The retailer is closed on Thanksgiving. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
Five Below is closed on Thanksgiving, and open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Check out the retailers' holiday shop must haves and deals here.
GameStop’s will have deals in store and online. Check out your local store for Black Friday hours.
Check your local Hobby Lobby store for Black Friday hours.
Sales at Home Depot will run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 2. Take a look at all their Black Friday deals here.
Home Depot stores are closed Thanksgiving Day, but open early the following day (check your local stores for Black Friday hours). You can also visit the retailer's website for the top online Black Friday deals beginning at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
For the most seamless Black Friday shopping experience, download The Home Depot product locator app. The Home Depot product locator app displays a map of the store, the exact aisle location and the current inventory available for the items you’re looking for. The app is a great way to prepare for Black Friday and find items on your list faster with less hassle.
JCPenney's Black Friday 2020 deals start Nov. 1 with the release of its Black Friday Ad. Click here to see the deals.
Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Check out its store locator to find Black Friday hours for your local store.
The retailer also offers contact-free curbside pickup, and offers a new two-hour buy online and pickup option.
Kmart stores are open on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. And will open on Black Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, and open at 5 a.m. on Friday.
The retailer offers contactless drive-up pickup at select stores. You can also pick up your order in 2 hours or less, or ship it to the store and pick it up when it arrives.
Lowe's also announced their stores will be closed on Thanksgiving "to help associates and customers spend the day with their loved ones." Check out the store locator for Black Friday hours.
The home improvement store is offering seamless pickup options, including buy online, pickup in store or curbside, new contactless self-service pickup lockers and direct-to-home delivery to make the shopping experience more flexible and convenient.
Macy’s has also announced a Black Friday preview sale that’s set to begin on Nov. 16. You can shop most specials both online and on the website. Click here for more on the deals.
Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Check out the store locator for Black Friday hours.
The retailer has safety policies in place at stores to ensure customers are shopping safely this holiday. Click here to see how Macy’s stores are keeping everyone safe.
Michaels is offering Black Friday sales of up to 70% off in both store and online. The retailer offers curbside pick up or home delivery. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
Neiman Marcus will have online and in stores deals. You'll find shoes, fashion, gifts, handbags and more, plus Black Friday sale savings and special Black Friday offers. Click here for more on their deals.
Check your local Neiman Marcus store for Black Friday hours.
New York & Company
New York & Company is offering 50%-80% discounts for Black Friday. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
Old Navy has up to 50% Black Friday discounts in both stores and online. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
P.C. Richard & Son
P.C. Richard & Son will close on Thanksgiving. Check your local store for Black Friday hours. Click here for Black Friday deals.
Click here to see Petco’s Black Friday deals. Click here to see how Petco is keeping customers and pets safe.
Check your local PetSmart store for Black Friday hours. The retailer is offering discounts in both store and online.
Rite Aid will open regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (check your local pharmacy.)
Sears is offering deals online and in store. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving. Check your local store for Black Friday hours.
Target is offering Black Friday deals throughout the entire month of November. Deals will span the home, apparel and accessories, and electronics categories, among others, and these discounts will be available both in-stores and website.
Plan your shopping ahead - every Thursday through Saturday, you can preview the upcoming week’s Black Friday deals.
Target is extending its 14-day Price Match Guarantee through the holiday season. This year, if shoppers notice that something they’ve purchased has dropped in price in-store or website, they’ll be able to request a price adjustment from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24. To be eligible for a price adjustment, the item must be advertised as a Black Friday deal.
Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Check out the store locator for Black Friday hours.
Target increased its COVID-19 safety measures and cleaning routines. They also require masks for everyone in the stores. Click here to more about the stores safety efforts.
Walgreens will open regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (check your local pharmacy.)
Event 1 - starts on Walmart.com Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET. Even more new deals will roll out on Nov. 7 online at 12 a.m. ET, and 5 a.m. local time in stores.
Event 2 - begins on Walmart.com on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET, with more deals coming to Walmart.com on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12 a.m. ET, and in stores starting at 5 a.m. local time.
- Event 3 starts online Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Watch for more new deals landing Nov. 27 online at 12 a.m. ET and in stores 5 a. m. local time.
This year, Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving. Stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Walmart store safety:
Walmart is offering more convenient and safer ways to shop Black Friday, whether that’s at the stores, ordering online and picking it up curbside, or having it delivered to your front door.
They will ask customers to form a single, straight line to enter the store. Look out for associates handing out sanitized shopping carts, and health ambassadors who will be at entrances to greet you and remind you to put on a mask.
During these in-store Black Friday events, the retailer will limit the number of customers into the store to help reduce congestion and promote social distancing.
Customers will be directed to shop down the right-hand side of the aisles to easily and safely select the Black Friday items they want to buy.