> Thanksgiving hours: 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
> U.S. locations: 294
> 2016 retail sales: $4.2 billion
> Headquarters: Charlotte, NC
The North Carolina-based clothing store Belk will open its doors to customers at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, just as it did last year. Expect to find sales on anything from trending women’s boots, kitchenware and appliances, and jewelry. The store will reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 10 p.m. Visiting the store — on either day — has its perks, or at least it did last year. In 2016, Belk gave away $2 million in gift cards to the first customers at every store on both Thursday and Friday.
2. Best Buy
> Thanksgiving hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
> U.S. locations: 1,360
> 2016 retail sales: $34.6 billion
> Headquarters: Richfield, MN
Nearly 1,000 locations of this electronic store will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. sharp. However, this was not the first time shoppers were able to take advantage of Black Friday deals at Best Buy. Starting on November 8, the retailer released hundreds of offers listed in its Black Friday ad for four consecutive days — a whole two weeks in advance of the big day and the first time the company has ever done this. Same deals will be offered again in the early evening of Thanksgiving and all day on Black Friday. Shoppers can expect most stores to remain open until 1 a.m., spilling into Black Friday. Stores will then reopen at 8 a.m. and close the doors at 10 p.m.
3. Big Lots
> Thanksgiving hours: 7 a.m.- midnight
> U.S. locations: 1,432
> 2016 retail sales: $5.2 billion
> Headquarters: Columbus, OH
Big Lots will open as early as 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open until midnight. The company is actually offering special Thanksgiving Day deals, specifically a handful of furniture selections, including recliners, vanity sets, and console fireplaces. There will be deals going on all day Thursday, Friday, and even Saturday. The store will reopen on Black Friday at 6 a.m. and on Saturday at 8 a.m.
> Thanksgiving hours: Varies
> U.S. locations: 9,769
> 2016 retail sales: $81.5 billion
> Headquarters: Woonsocket, RI
According to a customer service representative, the pharmacy and convenience chain will be open at many locations around the country on Thanksgiving Day. Since CVS locations operate at both regular hours and 24/7, there are no standard opening hours also on the holiday. Black Friday deals will begin on Thanksgiving and go through Saturday, with several buy one, get one free deals on seasonal toys, M&Ms, and lights when purchasing with a customer card.
5. Dick’s Sporting Goods
> Thanksgiving hours: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
> U.S. locations: 794
> 2016 retail sales: $7.9 billion
> Headquarters: Coraopolis, PA
This sporting goods store will open up bright and early at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Dick’s Sporting Goods will remain open until 2 a.m. the next day, but it won’t be closed for long. The store will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday and will keep its doors open until 10 p.m.