Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving

  • Mike Timmermann
  • Clark.com
4:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 Business

Toys R Us is once again planning to open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. for 30 continuous hours of holiday deals. It won’t close until 11 p.m. on Black Friday.

Despite some criticism, many department stores and big-box stores are expected to open for business on the holiday.

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Early Black Friday: These retailers will be open on Thanksgiving 2017 

According to BestBlackFriday.com, more than 40 national retailers will try to get a jump on Black Friday by welcoming customers on the Thursday holiday.

As of November 20, the website has confirmed the following Thanksgiving Day openings:

If you’re looking for the best deals, you don’t have to run to the stores on the holiday. Money expert Clark Howard says the sales are being spread out over a six-week period this year.

Plan your holiday shopping around these 6 days to get the best deals!