Black Friday

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It seems as if people are moving full force into the holiday season with thanksgiving quickly approaching and Christmas just a little over a month and a half away. With all the holidays comes gift giving and with gift giving comes consumers looking for the best deals out there to shop for their loves ones.

This year many retail stores decided to break from the previous year’s normality’s and stay closed for thanksgiving giving employees the opportunity to spend the day with family and truly indulge in what the holiday is really about.

Nordstrom, DSW, Costco, TJ Maxx, GameStop, Staples, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Patagonia, Marshalls, Home Depot, and REI will all be closed this Thanksgiving.

REI a company known for its love of outdoors is taking an even bolder move by being closed for Thanksgiving as well as staying closed on Black Friday.

REI is the only retail store so far to make this statement. On top of not opening its doors this Thanksgiving season they are paying their employees to do something that that company stands by and promotes, spending time outside.

Even though all 143 REI stores will be closed nationwide, sales will be still offered this season. Although they have not been posted, consumers can expect savings on different outdoor gear, which the retailer offers every year.

The majority of big box stores, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target and Kohl’s, will still be open on Thanksgiving to welcome the traditional eager black Friday shoppers.

Other large retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving include J.C. Penney, Sears and Toys R Us.

For this year’s online shopping, it has been reported that Kohl’s, Best Buy, Dell, Levi’s, and Target will be holding deals online and offering free shipping and free returns.

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