myHereGuide Helps Shoppers Navigate and Simplify Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

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Gone are the days when holiday shopping simply meant checking the ads in the Sunday paper to see which retailers had the best deals. Now, the discounts start right after Halloween and sometimes earlier. But the sale frenzy doesn’t really start until the week of Thanksgiving.

Despite retailers' efforts to get shoppers to shop online and before the Thanksgiving weekend, studies still show that 61% of shoppers say they expect in-store deals to be better than online deals, and 64% of shoppers say that they get deals on Thanksgiving weekend that they can't get at any other time.

For consumers that like to shop in-store and want to make a plan but are short on time, makes it simple to navigate the most current Black Friday deals and store hours. On the Holiday Hours page, shoppers can find their favorite retailers listed.

It's important to note that even for a given retailer, store hours can vary by location. Some states prohibit certain stores from opening on Thanksgiving. To avoid disappointment, shoppers should click on the local listing for the store in their city on and verify its holiday hours there.

Links to sales are also listed for the stores. Accessible from the links are information to help shoppers get deals, such as JC Penney's in-store coupons for either $10 off $10, $100 off $100 or $500 off $500. The information also helps them navigate the logistics, such as how to get tickets for Best Buy's in-store doorbuster shopping. has a comprehensive list of store hours compiled for the Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the opening times for some of the major retailers featured:

Thanksgiving Day:

7am: Big Lots, Dollar General

Noon: Stage

3pm: JC Penney

4pm: Old Navy

5pm: Best Buy, Macy's, Stein Mart, Toys R Us, Bon-Ton, Gordman's

6pm: Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Sears, Target, Walmart

7pm: Kmart

Some stores will remain open through Friday, for over 24 hours of continuous shopping. These stores include Toys R Us (5pm Thursday to 11pm Friday), Target (6 pm Thursday to 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight Friday), and Old Navy (4 pm Thursday to midnight Friday).

Other stores close on or after midnight Thursday night and reopen early Friday. These stores include Best Buy (Thursday 5pm to 1am, Friday 8am to 10pm), Big Lots (Thursday 7am to Midnight, reopen at 6am Friday), and Sears (Thursday 6pm to midnight, reopen 5am Friday).

Macy's will open from 5 pm Thanksgiving to 2 am Friday, and then 6 am to 10pm on Friday. Some Macy's stores will stay open continuously from 5 pm Thanksgiving to 10 pm Friday.

To find Black Friday hours for a particular location, such as for Macy's, users can start on the Macy's page and locate the nearest Macy's. The local listing page provides comprehensive information about that location.

Many stores have yet to announce their plans for the Thanksgiving weekend, and the site will be updated as Thanksgiving approaches.

About provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive store hours information delivered in an intuitive format ideal for viewing on a handheld device. myHereGuide recognizes that having just one set of business hours is an outdated concept: that restaurants may have different dining room hours and drive-thru hours, banks can have lobby hours and drive-thru hours, and many businesses have seasonal hours and extended holiday shopping hours. Through its innovative data collection platform, myHereGuide brings consumers the most current information on their favorite stores.

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