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Black Friday: Store Opening Times, Price Matching Policies, Ad Scans, + More

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If you’re planning on hitting the stores bright and early on Black Friday, you may want to scout out the best stores, price match policies, and return policies. To see the specific Black Friday ads available for various stores (and lots more!), be sure to head on over here.

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.

Shopping Online at BestBuy.com:  Take advantage of free standard shipping on everything at BestBuy.com now through December 27th.

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: For the first time in company history, Kohl’s will be open for 24 hours on Friday, November 25 from 12AM to midnight, offering shoppers even more time to shop for holiday gifts at exceptional values. 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.

Shopping Online at Lowes.com: Lowes.com will offer FREE shipping on all Lowes.com parcel orders from 11/24-11/28.

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.

Office Max:

Open Time:  Doors open at 6AM on Friday 11/25 and at 9AM on Saturday 11/26.

Price Matching Policy:  Must complete the OfficeMax online Price Match Request. Some exclusions apply.

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

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.

Radio Shack:

Open Time:  Doors open at 5:30AM on Friday 11/25.  Shop online at RadioShack.com starting Thursday to get Black Friday prices.

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.

Staples:

Open Time:  Doors open at 6AM to Noon on Friday 11/25 for Doorbuster sales.

Price Matching Policy: Staples’ price match guarantee applies to participating individual stores on the day after Thanksgiving. Must show the lower price on a new identical item, or within 14 days of the purchase and Staples will pay the difference.

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.

Return Policy: Head on over here to find the general Target Return Policy details.

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: Along with its full plate of Thanksgiving weekend specials 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.

Thanksgiving Day at Walmart.com: All-day long on Thanksgiving, shoppers can get great online-only specials and save with free “Fast, Faster, Fastest” shipping options. Examples of a few of the incredible online savings include:

*46” HDTVs for under $400
*Electric Ride-Ons for children, priced under $40
*Choice of four select Blu-ray discs for only $20

Don’t see the Black Friday details for a specific store?  Be sure to head on over here to see an extensive list of Black Friday ads, store opening times, coupon match-ups and much more!  Also, stay tuned as we will be posting the 4-day sales and Black Friday bargains for CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens early next week! :)

135 Hip Readers Commented

  • lynnde78 says:

    I agree that it is crappy that retailers are taking the holiday hours to an extreme, but please remember that there are MANY MEDICAL, POLICE and MILITARY that work every holiday without complaining because they know that it comes with their job. I have worked retail for 10 years now and when I was working at a grocery store, I didn’t have the option to get Sundays or holidays off, not even talking about Black Friday. It is all part of life, unfortunately. But I also happen to like Black Friday shopping (and it is only one day a year).

    • Danielle says:

      Just because things are shitty in some professions does not make it all right for them to be shitty in another profession. And people who work in medical, police and military are in those professions by choice while many people working in retail are there because unfortunately they can not find other jobs. There is a big difference.

      • Ann Taylor says:

        Being a Nurse, I know what it’s like to work holidays and yes it was a choice for me to become a nurse. Those that are working in retail are also doing it by CHOICE. Anyone can get an education and better themselves if they choose to. I for one, appreciate all those people that work in retail and for less pay. I am also happy for those that can spend the holidays with their family and I don’t have a problem celebrating the Holiday on another day.

        • Kim says:

          I agree Ann, we how work in the medical, police or military do it by choice and that anyone who works at Walmart, Target or any other retailer work there by choice. Working on a holiday is working on a holiday, I don’t care where you are working. I wish people would stop feeling sorry for themselves and playing the victim all the time and just do what they have to do to provide for themselves and their familys.

  • Jen says:

    Very disappointed that many stores are opening on thanksgiving or at MN. This is taking away from the Thanksgiving holiday and I will not be standing in line at 10pm to get that deal at MN.

    I always do black friday shopping as well and I will probably vent\ure out at 4 am like I always have

  • christa says:

    I agree. I think the stores are impinging on the holiday. Let us have the holiday of Thanksgiving. Geez.

  • Cw says:

    My husband works in law enforcement. For any nurse/fire/police, its SERVICE and/or public safety job. Opening early on Thanksgiving Day is all about corporate greed and the almighty dollar. There’s a huge difference between the two!

  • Liz says:

    Did anyone get a price adjustment at Target on something they bought this week before Black Friday? I bought something that was in the 2 day ad on Wed. and when I went back today to get the adjustment, they told me I couldn’t get one. I just got off the phone with the manager b/c I called to read her the 10/28 Target press release that said they were doing adjustments. So frustrating! Did anyone have better luck than me?

  • cerina0687 says:

    Like Home Depot, Lowe’s will price match identical products, as long as the competing retailer has them currently in-stock. Bring in your ad with you when you shop; normally, a Lowe’s associate would call the competing store for you, but with Black Friday traffic, all bets are off on receiving that sort of time-intensive service.

  • Jamie says:

    I know I called around my area (Winston-Salem NC) and toys r us does do price matching and layaway on black Friday. Also I have seen that at Walmart they will price match and you can also go before black Friday and put stuff on layaway and if you get it on on black Friday and show the ad they will honor it and you will get the black Friday price. Does anyone know about this? I was told Kmart does the same thing?

  • Jano says:

    dates typed/posted not correctly… it says 11/25 friday. Firday is 11/23 !!

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