Best Buy Opening at 5 P.M. on Thanksgiving, Releases Black Friday Deals

MINNEAPOLIS (Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) -

Best Buy is joining a growing list of retailers who are sticking with their same Black Friday plans from last year by opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time it did last year.

And in a twist, the nation’s largest electronics chain will once again close its stores at 1 a.m., when traffic begins to wane that night, and reopen them at 8 a.m. on the actual Black Friday.

The retailer, based in suburban Minneapolis, on Tuesday unveiled its strategy, which includes releasing eight deals from its Black Friday ad in-stores and online, such as $150 off the new 27-inch iMac with Retina display and a $250 Best Buy gift card with the purchase of any Sasmung Galaxy S6 with installment billing.

Best Buy released its full Black Friday ad for preview online Tuesday.

Minneapolis-based Target said on Monday that it will open its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same time it did last year. It will be joined by Macy’s and Sears opening at the same time. Wal-Mart has not yet announced its opening hours for one of the biggest shopping days of the year.