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Which stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2021?

(NEXSTAR) – As stores like Target and Walmart decide to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day, you might be wondering what the shopping options will be on November 25.

With dozens of major retailers giving their employees vacations this year, Thanksgiving hosts can rest assured that same-day food shopping will be possible. Of the stores that will remain open on Turkey Day, a good number are grocery stores, but with modified hours.

Here is a list of the mostly national chains that we know will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021 (holiday times may vary, so check your location):

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Large lots
  • Cabela’s
  • CVS
  • General dollar
  • Dollar tree
  • Family dollar
  • Five below
  • Starbucks
  • United Express
  • Walgreens
  • Whole Foods Market

Even stores that close for Thanksgiving are going to reopen and try to lure you in with sales on Black Friday. This week, big box stores announced their offers for the unofficial holiday.

Some retailers have offered price cuts as early as October, apparently to offset remaining problems from the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, with supply chain issues and potential postal service backups on the horizon, experts say a “earlier is better” mentality is recommended when it comes to buy gifts this year.

Here’s a look at the best Black Friday deals:


Amazon began offering Black Friday-worthy deals in early October, including on AirPods, TVs, and mixers. New “epic” offers are said to be dropping daily. Learn more about discounts here.

Best buy

The launch of Best Buy’s offerings also began in October and includes discounts on TVs, headphones, and Chromebooks. During Thanksgiving week, Best Buy will launch another round of offers that will last all week instead of a day. Learn more about their Black Friday deals here.


The first Black Friday deals (including luggage and clothing) at Kohl’s kicked off in October. The store’s coupons, known as Kohl’s Cash, will be offered in $ 5 increments to those who spend $ 25 from October 20 to 24. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open on Black Friday. Learn more about these offers here.


Target has previously released the online catalog of retailers’ Black Friday deals. Target is another store that stays closed on Thanksgiving Day and is slated to open on November 26, Black Friday. Stay up to date on Target’s offerings here.


Supposedly in an effort to keep people safe this year, Walmart is rolling out various deals now through Black Friday. Offers apply to online and in-store purchases. Walmart stores will be closed this Thanksgiving for the second time since the late 1980s due to the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about the company’s upcoming transactions, click here.


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