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Denver Area Black Friday Store Openings & Deals

black-fridayBlack Friday is quickly bleeding into Gray Thursday. Whether you’re boycotting Turkey Day openings or planning to digest dinner in line, here are the opening hours and special offers for 24 major Denver/Boulder metro merchants. As we explain in our “Holidays On The Cheap” workshops, the trick to making the most out of Black Friday is to do your homework first. Make a shopping list. Find the items with the best prices. Locate them in the store beforehand. Then make a bee-line for that item when you first enter. Expect huge crowds with a dose of insanity. Good luck. Thanks to the folks at CouponSherpa who did much of the research for this list.

  1. Bass Pro Shops – 5 a.m. Friday. Score the best deals between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  2. Bed Bath & Beyond – 6 a.m. Friday. Customers coming into the store before noon get a coupon good for 20% off their entire purchase. You can get the coupon in the morning, but use it later in the day when the crowds thin out.
  3. Best Buy – 6 p.m. Thanksgiving. Doorbuster tickets will be handed out two hours in advance. The best deals may be during Midnight Mystery Doorbusters (preview them after 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving)
  4. Cabela’s – 5 a.m. Friday. First 600 in line receive FREE gifts including electric smoker or store gift card.
  5. Cost Plus World Market – 7 a.m. Friday. First 100 customers through the door receive a FREE exclusive Downton Abbey limited-edition tea cup in gift box.
  6. Dick’s Sporting Goods – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Doorbuster deals from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m on Nov. 23. Be sure to track down their ad and save $15 on apparel and footwear purchases of $59 or more.
  7. Gander Mtn. – 8 a.m. Thanksgiving. Open until 2 a.m. on Friday, then reopens at 6 a.m.
  8. JCPenney – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Those around at 4 a.m. on Black Friday get a FREE Mickey Mouse snowglobe.
  9. JoAnn Fabrics – 6 a.m. Friday.
  10. Kmart – 6 a.m. Thanksgiving. Kmart will remain open through 11 p.m. on Black Friday.
  11. Kohl’s – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Shoppers get $15 of Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent.
  12. Lowe’s – 5 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters include tools and holiday decor, but most deals will be available online starting at midnight on Thanksgiving.
  13. Macy’s – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving.
  14. Michael’s – 4 p.m. Thanksgiving. Open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving, then reopens at 6 a.m. on Friday.
  15. Old Navy – 9 a.m. Thanksgiving (most locations). Open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The reopens at 7 p.m. Thursday night and stays open through Friday. Get 50% off everything in the store both days.
  16. PetSmart – 7 a.m. Friday. First 100 customers at each store get a FREE stocking with more than $100 in coupons.
  17. Radio Shack – 8 a.m. Friday.
  18. Sears – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Sears will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Look for big deals on appliances.
  19. Sports Authority – 6 p.m. Thanksgiving. The stores close at midnight and open again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. First 80 people in the store on both Thursday and Friday are eligible to win up to $500 worth of bonus bucks. Bonus bucks can be spent on anything in the store, but only on Black Friday.
  20. Staples – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Open until midnight, then reopens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
  21. Target – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Open through 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Tons of deals but many folks will be scooping up iPads, as you get a $100 Target gift card with any iPad purchase.
  22. Walgreens – 8 a.m. Thanksgiving. Open until 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Get a FREE Redbox rental from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday.
  23. Toys ‘R Us – 5 p.m. Thanksgiving. Open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and then reopen at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
  24. Walmart – 6 p.m. Thanksgiving. There will be two “major sales events” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, plus another at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.

One comment on “Denver Area Black Friday Store Openings & Deals

  1. Benjamin P. on said:

    This is the worst. We should be ashamed.