How to navigate Black Friday deals in 2020

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 store hours and special sales TBD.

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 store hours and special sales TBD.

Best Buy

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!

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

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. 
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

Costco store hours and special sales TBD.

CVS

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 store hours and special sales TBD.

Five Below

Five Below has not released its store hours for Black Friday. 
Check out the retailers' holiday shop must haves and deals here.

GameStop

Final details on GameStop’s store hours and Black Friday deals will be revealed soon. 
But this is what we know so far. 
The company is going to start offering some of its hottest deals of the season earlier than ever before, to make it even easier for customers to complete their holiday shopping.
All U.S. stores will close on Thanksgiving. “While we are passionate about serving our customers, we want both our guests and our associates to have the opportunity to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and spend time with family and friends,” said George Sherman, chief executive officer for GameStop.
Customers can select from GameStop’s Buy-Online-Pick-Up-in-Store or Ship-From-Store omni-channel platforms to have their purchases ready for in-store pick-up or delivered directly to a certain location. New this year, GameStop is offering in select areas a same day delivery service.

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby store hours and special sales TBD.

Home Depot

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

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

Kmart store hours and special sales TBD.

Kohl's

Kohl’s has a dedicated webpage for it’s Black Friday deals.
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

Lowe's started rolling out deals Oct. 22 to Dec. 2. Shop all the deals here.
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

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

Michaels store hours and special sales TBD.

Neiman Marcus

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.
Neiman Marcus store hours TBD.

New York & Company

New York & Company store hours and special sales TBD.

Old Navy

Old Navy store hours and special sales TBD.

P.C. Richard & Son

P.C. Richard & Son will close on Thanksgiving. Black Friday hours TBD. Click here for Black Friday deals.

Petco

Petco store hours and special sales TBD. Click here to see Petco’s Black Friday deals when they’re released.
Click here to see how Petco is keeping customers and pets safe

PetSmart

PetSmart store hours and special sales TBD.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid will open regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (check your local pharmacy.) Special sales TBD.

Sears

Sears store hours and special sales TBD.

Target

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

Walgreens will open regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (check your local pharmacy.) Special sales TBD.

Walmart

Walmart is having three separate savings events in-store and online across the month of November.
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.