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Black Friday Store Opening Times and Store Policies

If you are planning to do any shopping on Black Friday it is a good idea to head out prepared! You can see several store sale ad scans here. It is also a good idea to be familiar with store coupons, price matching and return policies. If you are price matching or using coupons I would take the printed policy and ad with you just in case!

Best Buy:

Open Time: Doors open at midnight on Friday 11/25

Price Match Policy: No price matching on Black Friday weekend, starting Thanksgiving day through November 28th . However, through January 24th Best Buy will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor’s store, a local Best Buy retail store or BestBuy.com.

The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors’ website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors’ service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, BestBuy.com Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, BestBuy.com Outlet Center and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Return Policy: Shop with confidence thanks to no-hassle returns on purchases made and returned between now and January 24. Gift purchases made between Nov. 13, 2011, and Dec. 24, 2011, qualify for their Holiday Return and Exchange policy. Products purchased as gifts may be returned through Jan. 24, 2012.

Home Depot:

Open Time: Doors open at 5AM on Friday 11/25.

Price Matching Policy: If the customer finds a current lower price on an identical, in-stock item from any retailer, Home Depot will match the price and beat it by 10%. Excludes special orders, bid pricing, volume discounts, open-box merchandise, labor and installation, sales tax, rebate and free offers, typographical errors, and online purchases.

Return Policy: Contact your local store for the holiday return policy.

JCPenney:

Open Time: Doorbusters will start at 4AM until 1PM with over 500 Black Friday deals. Sale prices valid through 11/26, unless noted otherwise.

Price Matching Policy: N/A

Return Policy: Contact your local store for the holiday return policy.

Kmart:

Open Time: Kmart will have Blue Friday with Doorbusters from 5AM to 11AM on Friday 11/25. 2-Day Sale prices will be valid from 5AM on 11/25 until 11PM on Saturday 11/26. Also, they’ll be having Super Hot Prices on Saturday 11/26 from 6AM to Noon only.

Price Matching Policy: No price matching.

Return Policy: Must have receipt to get full purchase amount back on your debit or credit card.

Kohls:

Open Time:  Kohl’s will be open for 24 hours on Friday, November 25 from 12AM to midnight. They’ll be offering including more than 500 Early Bird Savings Opportunities and $15 Kohl’s Cash for Every $50 Spent.

Price Matching Policy: Most stores will not price match; however be sure to contact your local store to see if they will honor competitor prices on Black Friday.

Return Policy: Kohl’s offers a hassle-free return policy and no brand exclusions when using offers like Kohl’s Cash or Kohl’s Charge card discounts.

Lowe’s:

Open Time: Doors open at 5AM on Friday 11/25.

Price Matching Policy: Lowe’s will beat the price by 10% for an identical product at any local retail competitor that has the item in stock. Must bring the competitor’s current ad or Lowe’s will call to verify the item’s price. Price guarantee honored at all Lowe’s retail locations. Some restrictions apply. Call local store for more details.

Return Policy: Contact your local store for the holiday return policy.

Office Depot:

Open Time: Doors open at 6AM on Friday 11/25 and 11/26 unless otherwise noted.

Price Match Policy: Must show ad for lower price at another store on a new, identical item. Office Depot will match the price at the time of purchase, or if the customer presents the ad within 14 days of the purchase, Office Depot will pay the difference. Office Depot price is the final price after any discounts, coupons, instant savings and mail-in savings are applied. Office Depot will match the other store’s point-of-sale price after deducting their instant rebates and coupons but will not match the other store’s mail-in rebates nor will they deduct the value of any gift with purchase.

Return Policy: Contact your store for the holiday return policy.

Thanksgiving day at Office Depot.com: Starting at 7AM on Thanksgiving Day, shop online and get Black Friday deals and prices.

Old Navy:

Open Time: Doors will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 9AM – 8PM. They’ll also open at midnight on Friday 11/25. They’ll also be offering Saturday-only deals.

Price Matching Policy: N/A

Return Policy: Contact your local store for the holiday return policy.

Sears:

Open Time: Doors open at 4AM on Friday 11/25 and they will have over 500 Doorbuster items on sale until 11AM.

Price Matching Policy: Sears does not offer price matching during special events including Thanksgiving day through Cyber Monday. At other times, Sears will price match within 14 days of purchase, and beat the price by 10%.

Return Policy: Contact your local store for the holiday return policy.

Target:

Open Time: Doors open at midnight on Friday 11/25. Stores will be open 8AM to 11PM on Saturday 11/26.

Price Matching Policy: No price matching on Black Friday. Target does not offer its Low Price Promise on Black Friday. However, at other times, Target will match prices within one week of purchase.

Toys “R” Us:

Open Time: Doorbusters will start at 9PM on Thanksgiving night through Friday 11/25 at 1PM. Doors open on Saturday 11/26 at 7PM to 11PM.

Price Matching Policy: No price matching on Black Friday.

Return Policy: No returns accepted during Doorbuster hours.

Walmart:

Open Time: Doors open at 10 PM on Thanksgiving Day, 11/24. Walmart’s Black Friday events will be held at the following times:

*10 PM on Thanksgiving Day, 11/24 – Top Toys, Home and Apparel
*Midnight on Black Friday 11/25 – Electronics! Electronics! Electronics!
*8AM on November 25th through the weekend – Gifts for the entire family; electronics and more

Price Matching Policy:  Walmart promises to match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product, including matching competitor’s deals for the day after Thanksgiving.

Return Policy: Be sure to contact your local store for more details.

Thanks to Hip2Save for this long list! I chose a few of my favorite stores you can see Hip2Save’s entire list here. 

You can see an extensive list of Black Friday Ads here.

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