The day after Thanksgiving is what retailers call “Black Friday” and it’s known as the start of the holiday shopping season.
The term “Black Friday” may have originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.
More recently, merchants have used it to refer to the beginning of the period where retailers go from being in the red, posting a loss on the books, to being in the black, turning a profit.
If you’ve seen the emails or pre-BF flyers you already know there are great deals out there. Therefore, these schedules may help you navagiate your shopping strategies.
International Plaza – 8a.m. – 10p.m.
University Mall – 6a.m. – 9p.m.
WestShore Plaza – 6a.m. – 9p.m.
Westfield Brandon Mall – 5a.m. – 9p.m.
Westfield Countryside Mall – 5a.m. – 9p.m.
Tyrone Square Mall – 4a.m. – 10p.m.
Lakeland Square Mall – 6a.m. – 9p.m.
Eagle Ridge Mall – 10a.m. – 9p.m.
DeSoto Square Mall – 4a.m. – 10p.m.
Ellenton Premium Outlet – Midnight – 10p.m.
Gulf View Square Mall – 4a.m. – 10p.m.
The Shops at Wiregrass – 8a.m. – 9p.m.
Store Sale Hours:
- Bass Pro Shops: 12 a.m.
- Bealls: 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Best Buy: 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Dick’s Sporting Goods: 5 a.m.
- JCPenney: 4 a.m.
- Kmart: 5 a.m.
- Kohl’s: 12 a.m.
- Lowe’s: 5 a.m.
- Macy’s: 12 a.m.
- Office Depot: 6 a.m.
- OfficeMax: 6 a.m.
- Old Navy: 12 a.m.
- Sears: 4 a.m.
- Sports Authority: 5 a.m.
- Staples: 6 a.m.
- Target: 12 a.m.
- Toys R Us: Thursday, 9 p.m.
- Walmart: 12 a.m.