READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores

The time has come again, as it does every year, to make your holiday shopping list and check it twice. Hopefully, as you are checking off the family and friends’ wish lists, you’ve made some of your purchases at our fine Cayuga County retailers. Many of our large retail businesses will have amazing one-day-only Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but you won’t want to miss out on the special discounts, giveaways and special events offered by our local shops this Small Business Saturday.

This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24, and many of the small retailers in our community will be participating in the celebration. Head to our downtown and local stores to take in the festivities and take home unique holiday gifts for family and friends.

This “shopping holiday” isn’t only about shopping. It is about supporting our local businesses that generate a sustainable community. Every dollar you spend locally supports this community. Shopping and buying local allows local businesses to thrive and reinvest their dollars in their buildings, products, employees and other local suppliers. Also, shopping local means that a portion of your sales tax dollars get put back into our community. Sales tax revenue helps local governments pay for services and programs, which helps to offset property taxes.

Read more about Small Business Saturday in Auburn from the Auburn Citizen

If you still want to go out shopping on Thanksgiving Night or Black Friday here is your guide!

Best pre-Black Friday deals you can get right now
Every major retailer’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 sales

Stores Opening on Thanksgiving (Hours for both Thanksgiving and Black Friday)

Bass Pro Shops: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reopen 5 a.m. Black Friday.

Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.

Big Lots: 7 a.m. to midnight; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Cabela’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

CVS: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

DSW: 5 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Five Below: 6 to 11 p.m.; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.

GameStop: 3 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

J.C. Penney: Open 2 p.m. Thanksgiving through 10 p.m. Friday.

Kmart: 6 a.m. to midnight; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Kohl’s: Open 5 p.m. through midnight Friday, doorbusters until 1 p.m. Friday.

Lord & Taylor: Varies. 5 to 10 p.m. or later, most re-open 5 a.m.

Macy’s: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Michaels: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Old Navy: 3 p.m. Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. Friday.

Peebles: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Sears: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

Target: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Ulta: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m Friday.

Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.

Walmart: Most stores open all day Thanksgiving with in-store Black Friday sale starting 6 p.m.

Stores staying closed on Thanksgiving

A.C. Moore

Ace Hardware

At Home

AT&T (company-owned stores)

Barnes & Noble

BJ’s Wholesale Club


Bob’s Discount Furniture


buybuy Baby

Christopher & Banks

City Furniture


Crate & Barrel

Guitar Center


Harbor Freight Tools

Hobby Lobby

Home Depot


Joann Stores



Mattress Firm

Office Depot and OfficeMax

P.C. Richard & Son


Pep Boys



Pier 1 Imports

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sam’s Club

Sprint (some mall retail stores and kiosks may open on Thanksgiving)


T.J. Maxx

Tractor Supply Co.

Trader Joe’s

Von Maur

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