Thanksgiving is no longer reserved for feasting and family arguments.
It’s also a time to shop, as many Reno-area stores start Black Friday deals on Thursday evening.
Online, some stores will offer savings as early as Wednesday night for those in the Pacific Time Zone, like Reno. Walmart’s online deals kick off at 9:01 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
That’s not to say every retailer is embracing “Black Thursday.” Many outlets are still sticking solely to Black Friday and will be closed Thursday, including Costco, Cabela’s, Marshall’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Other retailers are shunning the holiday sales event altogether. All REIs will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The outdoor recreation store hopes to start a movement with its boycott, asking customers, “Will you go out with us on Black Friday?”
“To opt is to choose. Outside over inside. Adventure over things,” the company said in a statement. “This Black Friday, REI is closing to #OptOutside again.”
Patagonia will be open on Black Friday, but it's donating 100 percent of sales. The outdoor clothing company has never done this before and estimates raising $2 million.
The money will go to grassroots environmental groups “working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations,” according to Patagonia CEO Rose Marcarioa. “These are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the front lines."
Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 6 a.m.
- Best Buy – Open Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open Friday at 6 a.m.
- Costco – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 9 a.m.
- GameStop – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 5 a.m.
- JCPenney – Open Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. Open Friday until 5 p.m.
- Kmart – Open Thanksgiving at 7 p.m. Open all day Friday.
- Kohl’s – Open Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. Open all day Friday.
- Macy’s – Open Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Marshall’s – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Meadowood Mall – Open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open on Friday.
- Michael’s – Open Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. to midnight.
- Office Depot and Office Max – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 7 a.m.
- Outlet at Sparks – Open Thanksgiving from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open Friday.
- Patagonia – Closed Thanksgiving and open on Friday.
- Petsmart – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 6 a.m.
- REI – Closed Thanksgiving and Friday.
- Staples – Closed Thanksgiving. Open Friday at 6 a.m.
- The Summit – Stores have option to be open on Thanksgiving but few are. Call specific store in advance. Open on Friday.
- Target – Open Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. Open Friday.
- Toys “R” Us – Open Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. Open Friday until 11 p.m.
- Wal-Mart – Open Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. Open all day Friday.