Which Family-Oriented Black Friday Company Are You?

  This Thanksgiving holiday season, many companies are opting out of having their doors open on Thanksgiving. Some are doing it because they saw no difference in profit. …

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This Thanksgiving holiday season, many companies are opting out of having their doors open on Thanksgiving. Some are doing it because they saw no difference in profit. Others are choosing to do so because it keeps their employees happy. Whatever the circumstance, it is interesting to see how companies are learning to respect their most valuable asset to their employees: time with family. So the question remains, Which Family-Oriented Black Friday company are you?



Outside Nordstrom’s stores the note reads:

““at Nordstrom…

We won’t be decking our halls

until Friday, November 27.

Why? Well, we just like the idea

of celebrating one holiday at a time.

From our family to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving.

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

On Friday, our doors will open to welcome the new season.”



According to NerdWallet.com, Costco won’t be open early leading up to Thanksgiving like it is on Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean the sales are lacking. The store will start its pre-Black Friday sale Nov. 20 and run the savings until the day before Thanksgiving, when the official Black Friday sale begins and continues through the holiday weekend.


According to the Gamestop website, they want you to “watch football and eat turkey instead”. This might anger your dedicated gamer, but look on the Brightside, more time to play video games.

Here’s the official statement:

“GameStop won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day this year, the company announced today, saying the move comes out of respect for employees and shoppers alike. This applies to all United States GameStop stores, as well as the company’s Spring Mobile, Simply Mac, Cricket Wireless, and ThinkGeek retail outlets.”


You outdoor enthusiast you.

When asked by The Guardian Online, Patagonia responded that it has decided to close its doors for Thanksgiving because “It’s a holiday – we’re closed!” Get out and enjoy the outdoors friends. It is a great opportunity to spend with friends and family nationwide, Patagonia’s stand is among at least 10-15 other Fortune 500 companies taking a stand to allow employees and customers to enjoy the holidays.

Home Depot

Your home repairs can wait young grasshopper, it’s Thanksgiving! You have company. This is a great excuse to avoid those ‘honey-do’ lists as well. According to NerdWallet.com, “Stores (will be) closed on Thanksgiving Day but opened at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.”

Here’s a look back at some of the best deals:

$98 for the Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable vacuum (regularly $189)

Nest Learning Thermostat on sale for $199 (regularly $249)

$95.20 for the 7-foot Pre-Lit Benjamin Fir Christmas tree (regularly  $119)

$49 for the Milwaukee M18 compact cordless air blower (regularly $99)



Whether you love to camp, hike, climb, cycle, paddle, run, snow, travel, or yoga – REI wants its customers to Opt Outside this Black Friday. In fact, they want their employees to get outdoors so much this Thanksgiving and Black Friday that they will be paying for them to

According to their website, “REI stores are closing on Black Friday. The outdoors, and the website are always open. #OptOutside.”

You heard ‘em — Get outside my friend.



For the first time in company history, the trendy retailer H&M will stay closed on Thanksgiving. Don’t you worry, they will be open for Black Friday with their $4.99 deals that are calling your name.

In an article on the Huffington Post, “H&M would like to show our appreciation to our employees for their hard work year round, so in the tradition of Thanksgiving, H&M will close our U.S. stores on Thanksgiving Day, allowing our store teams to enjoy this time with their families and friends,” Daniel Kulle, president of H&M North America, said in a statement.”

Barnes & Noble

It might be best this year to order your books and other reading needs early or electronically this year. As a bookworm, you can appreciate the convenience of that. Barnes and Noble has gone back to traditional shopping hours and will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

So get your cup of coffee or your warm hot chocolate and read that novel you have been putting off. After all, you deserve a break.


So, you like shoes do you? Well, take them off and relax this Thanksgiving. DSW will be closed. Here is the official press release from the company:


“While many retail stores will be open for business on Thanksgiving Day, this year we’ve decided to continue the DSW tradition of keeping ours closed. Family time is extremely important to us, and we want our associates to enjoy the holiday with their loved ones. It’s our way of saying thank you to the people who truly make this company what it is: a wonderful place to shop and an even better place to work.”

Sam’s Club

You might be late on Black Friday deals with Sam’s Club. According to Al.com, Sam’s Club kicked off Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales on November 14th.


Sam’s Club, like many other organizations, have chosen to be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open to the public on Black Friday at 7 am. Here’s a look at what offers you will not want to miss out on.


Here’s a look at what’s being offered:


  • Sony PS4 Bundle with free game – $299, savings of $50
  • LG Tone Pro Wireless Stereo Headset – $29.88, savings of $30
  • 15′ Trampoline Combo – $199, savings of $70.98
  • HP 15.6 inch Laptop with Windows 10 – $399, savings of $150
  • Samsung 16 Channel 10 Camera 1080p Surveillance System – $499, savings of $200
  • Apple iPad Air 2 – $150 off 64 GB or 128 GB
  • 3-row Tanzanite Bracelet, 7.5 length – $199, savings of $80
  • Cuisinart 15-pc. Ceramic cookware set – $79.98, savings of $20
  • EA Sports Full Court Hoops Game – $89.98, savings of $10
  • Samsung 55 inch Class Smart TV and Samsung 2.1-channel 290 W Sound bar with Subwoofer – $578
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