Stay In, Save Money. These 70 Stores Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

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Black Friday sales aren’t limited to the day after Thanksgiving.

Nowadays you’ll see stores advertising Black Friday deals before Halloween’s jack-o-lanterns have gone bad. Like Christmas in July, some retailers — such as Lowe’s and Home Depot — even hold Black Friday sales in the spring.

The whole craze of lining up at midnight for stores to open the Friday after Thanksgiving ended once retailers decided to simply stay open Thanksgiving day. While shopping on the holiday gives you one more opportunity to catch a good sale, it also gives you a greater chance to buy things you really don’t need. Or you end up overspending all for the sake of buying a bunch of stuff on discount.

Some businesses, however, buck the trend and stay closed for Thanksgiving. We’ve combined lists from RetailMeNot, and of stores confirmed to be closed on Thanksgiving day. 

If you’re trying to save a little dough this holiday season by abstaining from some of the retail craze, these 70 stores are on your side

70 Retail Chains Closed for Thanksgiving 2019

A woman shops for bulk items at Sam's club.
Renee Flowers shops for bulk items at Sam’s Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder
  • A.C. Moore
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • Ann Taylor
  • At Home
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Bealls Florida
  • BJ’s
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Christopher and Banks
  • The Container Store
  • Costco
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • DressBarn
  • DSW
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fleet Farm
  • Guitar Center
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • H-E-B
  • H&M
  • Hobby Lobby
  • The Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Lamps Plus
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • The Paper Store
  • Patagonia
  • P.C. Richard and Son
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Pier 1
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sears Outlet
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • True Value
  • West Marine

30 Stores Open Thanksgiving Day

On the contrary, if you want to get an early start on your holiday shopping (or just want to grab a few deals), not all stores are closed for Thanksgiving. The following stores are expected to be open Thanksgiving day. Store openings may vary by location, so check your local stores to confirm. And be sure to watch your pennies!

  • Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Boscov’s
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dollar General
  • Dunham’s Sports
  • GameStop
  • Gander Outdoors
  • Goody’s
  • Gordmans
  • Family Dollar
  • Fred’s
  • JCPenney
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy’s
  • Meijer
  • Michaels
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Old Navy
  • Rite Aid
  • Sears
  • Stage
  • Target
  • Ulta
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.