Black Friday is the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. Virtually all Cleveland area retailers offer some type of Black Friday specials. Some of the best deals include are electronics at the big box retailers and free items for drug store preferred shopper card holders. (updated for 2013)
Black Friday Ads at Cleveland Mass Market Retailers:
We'll be linking to the Black Friday Sales ads as soon as they become available and we'll post the store opening hours. Check back throughout November for recent updates. Click on the name of the store to view the ad.
- Ace Hardware
- Bath and Body Works
- Bed Bath and Beyond - Stores open Friday at 6am.
- Best Buy - Stores open on Thanksgiving at 6pm.
- Big Lots - Stores open on Thanksgiving at 6am.
- Costco -
- CVS - Sale starts on Thanksgiving Day.
- Dick's Sporting Goods - Store open at 8am on Thanksgiving Day.
- Dollar General - Sale starts at 7am on Thanksgiving Day.
- Family Dollar -
- Half Price Books - Sale starts Friday at 7am.
- HHgregg - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving.
- Home Depot -
- JC Penney - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving.
- Jo-Ann Fabrics - Store open Friday at 6am.
- Kmart - Stores open at 7pm on Thanksgiving Day.
- Kohl's - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day.
- Lowe's - Stores open at 5am.
- Macy's - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day for the Black Friday sale.
- Michaels - Stores open on Thanksgiving Day at 4pm.
- Office Depot - Stores open on Thanksgiving Day at 8pm.
- OfficeMax - Stores open on Thanksgiving Day at 8pm.
- Old Navy - Sale starts at 7pm on Thanksgiving Day.
- Petco -
- PetSmart - Stores open at 7am on Friday.
- Radio Shack - Stores open at 8am.
- Rite Aid - Stores open on Thanksgiving from 8am to 5pm and again on Friday from 7am.
- Sam's Club -
- Sears - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving.
- Staples -
- Stein Mart -
- Target - Stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving.
- Toys 'R Us - Stores open at 5pm on Thursday and again at 5am on Friday.
- Tractor Supply Co.
- True Value
- Walgreens -
- Walmart - Stores open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Cleveland outlet malls offer additional discounts for Black Friday over and above their usual prices. Many open at midnight. Check back for details and opening hours.
- Premium Outlets at Aurora Farms
- Lodi Station Outlets
- Grove City Outlets (PA)
Black Friday Specials at Cleveland Area Malls:
The malls, in addition to the individual stores, usually offer enticements to Black Friday shoppers. Watch for details closer to Thanksgiving.
- Beachwood Mall
- Crocker Park
- Legacy Village
- South Park Mall
- Great Northern Mall
- Parmatown Mall
As we wait for all of the sale ads to come it, take a look at a few suggestions for successful Black Friday shopping from Donna Montaldo, the About.com Guide to Couponing. She advises:
- Do your research in advance. Sounds obvious, but many a holiday shopping trip has been derailed by impulse shopping or by losing out on a deal because you didn't know where to look for it in the store. I do a reconnaissance trip in advance of Black Friday and always take a copy of the ad with me to the store.
- Compare prices. Make sure that the store "deal" is really a deal by comparing prices online before you go to the store. Sometimes, you can get a similar deal online without having to fight the crowds.
- Know store policies. Researching individual store return policies can help you decide where to purchase an item between two stores with similar pricing. Some stores have a very narrow window for holiday returns. Others even charge a restocking fee.
(last updated 10-17-13)