Wondering which stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022? A decent number of them have decided to take the holiday off, actually. Some retailers will open early on Black Friday, though, while others have announced they’ll stay closed for Black Friday.
It’s a lot to keep up with, but here’s the most important part: they all have incredible Black Friday deals online — and Cyber Monday too, of course. In a year marked by massive inflation and the aftershocks of an epic supply chain crisis, it's more crucial than ever to devise a smart strategy to maximize savings and really stretch your dollars this season. We gathered all the need-to-know info to save you money and time while you embark on the gift-shopping season.
Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving 2022?
The verdict is in: The following stores are closing their doors on Turkey Day, and a few are even taking off Black Friday. Let’s be grateful for the early online deals, though!
Closed on Thanksgiving, open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
instax cameras are all the rage, so gift this to someone who loves photography, social media or simply documenting great times. It's a set that comes with a 10-pack of film, an album, a case, and frame stickers to dress up your pics for a holiday or birthday.
This is one of the best early Black Friday deals we've found, on a popular air fryer by Power XL that's a perfect beginner unit for novices. Make no mistake: This appliance gets the job done, with 10 pre-programmed settings and a "turbo-charged whirlwind vortex of superheated hot air."
This 4K Ultra HD TV is all about the vibrant colors! It uses something called Quantum Dot Color, which encompasses over one billion colors! Contrast, brightness and motion are enhanced, too. Built-in Roku lets you stream to your heart's content.
With this next-level smart dryer, you can manage your laundry remotely! It also knows to adjust the drying levels according to the optimal moisture level, so you won't over-dry or shrink your stuff. The door even opens in both directions, a big plus if your laundry room or basement is a bit cramped.
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is a Black Friday score, with an impressive 4.8 star rating from more than 10,000 reviewers. It lets you control your home's temperature from your phone or laptop, auto-schedule and save energy, among many other features.
This NutriBullet comes with everything you need to make delicious smoothies and juices at home — two BPA-free cups, a to-go lid, and the blending base. The extractor blade breaks through seeds and stems so you don't get those annoying clumps.
This top-rated kit includes a Triple Hammer impact driver and a cordless hammer drill with powerful torque and a stunning 4,000 beats per minute. It has brushless technology and even manages to be lightweight.
This suitcase weighs in at under seven pounds and meets most international and domestic carry-on size requirements. Plus, it comes in both pink and blue, so you'll never mistake your bag for another traveler's.
The durable enameled finish of this Le Creuset skillet eliminates the need for traditional seasoning and maintenance of raw cast iron. It comes in six fun colors, so there's sure to be a tone to coordinate with anyone's kitchen color scheme.
Gift these insulated mittens to someone who loves camping, working outdoors or simply lives in a snowy climate. They keep hands exceptionally warm and have a secure enough grip to allow you to comfortably and safely use a shovel or a power tool.
What grocery stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
Yes, even supermarket employees take time to tuck in on Turkey Day, so don't wait till the big day to grab your groceries. These are the supermarkets closed on Thanksgiving (hint, they're some of your favorites):
What's the strategy to find the best Black Friday deals?
How do you score the best deals this Thanksgiving weekend in a sea of seemingly endless Black Friday sales? Kristen Gall, Retail and Shopping Expert for Rakuten, believes that retailers’ overstock categories will be the biggest predictor of Black Friday gold. That includes “home goods, gardening, and furniture that they may have not gotten rid of during Labor Day Weekend sales,” she says.
But she notes that Black Friday will also focus on “bigger-ticket items, such as technology products, including laptops, TVs and more.” Other shopping experts agree that personal-tech items will be the bread and butter of Black Friday 2022. Some of the favorites in this race are laptops, smartphones, TVs, Apple devices, cameras, toys and kitchen appliances.
Will inflation impact Black Friday this year?
Last year, consumers spent nearly $9 billion on Black Friday, just slightly less than the year prior — proving that the economic volatility triggered by the pandemic most likely impacted spending habits. Experts say it’s unclear how inflation will affect Black Friday behavior this year, but they have their theories.
“According to our survey, 70% of shoppers are taking inflation into consideration this year,” confirms McGrath. That means people are not necessarily waiting for Black Friday itself to maximize savings, and are instead “beginning their holiday shopping earlier than ever in an effort to spread out cash flow,” adds Gall.
To meet this demand, major retailers are already launching big ‘pre-sale’ events leading up to Black Friday. “Spreading out their shopping will help to prevent [consumers’] budgets from taking a hit all at once,” notes Ramhold. One possible caveat? “If starting prices are higher, then that means [potentially] higher deal prices when all is said and done.”
Are supply chain delays and excess inventory still a thing this year?
‘Any supply chain issues we're seeing this year aren't at the same level as those in 2021, but that doesn't mean they're totally gone,” says Ramhold of the pandemic-related shortages and delivery delays we experienced last year. So, barring any worst-case scenarios, we should be fine in that regard,
“Retailers have had a year to plan to avoid the massive delivery delays we saw last year, so shopping Black Friday should leave plenty of time for stuff to arrive before the holidays,” notes McGrath. “But that's assuming no big surprises or snags. Retailers are still overstocked with pandemic-popular items, like small home goods, countertop appliances and casual clothing. So expect good deals in those categories.”
Hundreds of people with a disability who had been forced to sit in hospital despite being ready for discharge have been able to leave.NDIS Minister Bill Shorten says an average of 1400 hospital beds across Australia every night contain people with a disability who are medically fit but unable to leave while waiting for their support package.
Queensland crop farmers need "enhanced" legal protections for their lands and livelihoods against sinking caused by coal seam gas production, a regulator says.The state's Gasfields Commission has recommended a legal overhaul in a report released on Monday after a probe into the impacts of subsidence on the Condamine plain, west of Toowoomba.
The Queensland premier will seek "adequate compensation" for any federal intervention in energy markets that hits the state's income.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet with state premiers at national cabinet on Wednesday, with a cap on wholesale coal and gas prices expected to be a priority agenda item in an attempt to lower power bills.
World Cup favourites Brazil are racing to overcome injuries to key players as they prepare for their last-16 match against South Korea, after a heavily changed side lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their final group game.Talisman Neymar is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in their opening win against Serbia, and they have only one specialist full-back available after left-back Alex Telles suffered a knee injury during the Cameroon defeat.
Further details about what an Indigenous voice to parliament would look like and how it would impact communities will be released before the referendum.Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney said Australians would be "well informed" about what they were voting for when they go to the ballot box.
Sky-high living costs continue to crush household budgets, with a monthly inflation gauge picking up pace again.The one per cent lift in November recorded in the Melbourne Institute's monthly inflation gauge follows smaller increases in October and September.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged Ukrainians to be patient and strong in resisting the rigours of winter, as officials press ahead with efforts to restore power and other services knocked out by Russian air strikes.Russia has been pounding Ukraine's power infrastructure since early October, causing blackouts and leaving millions without heating as temperatures plummet.
4 quake has hit Indonesia's West Java area at a depth of 118 kilometres, sending people running out of buildings.The country's geophysics agency BMKG said the quake, which struck on Saturday, has no tsunami potential.
Indonesia's highest volcano on its most densely populated island has released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava in its latest eruption.Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3676m Mt Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.
Up to 70,000 new homes could be built in NSW as parts of the state are rezoned, with the premier saying he's "throwing everything at getting more houses built" as the cost of living continues to bite."Working with councils, rezoning is one important lever that we are pulling to get the ball rolling on more housing supply across our state," Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Monday.
General practice will cease to exist unless there's a drastic overhaul of frontline medical services, the new head of Australia's peak body for GPs warns.Incoming Royal Australian College of General Practitioners president Nicole Higgins says she will spend her next two years advocating for dramatic change, with the organisation's 40,000 members "struggling" due to diminished funding and workforce shortages.
A trucking boss charged over the deaths of four Victoria Police officers will still face trial on the Supreme Court despite the manslaughter charges being dropped.Connect Logistics manager Simiona Tuteru, 51, was due to stand trial in Victoria's Supreme Court last month charged over the deaths of the officers in the April 2020 Eastern Freeway collision.
The 15-month jail term for a climate activist who blocked the Sydney Harbour Bridge is "pleasing to see" , says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, as activists rallied around the country in support of the protester.Deanna "Violet" Maree Coco was sentenced in the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday for blocking peak-hour traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will not resign and will seek a second term as leader of the ruling African National Congress after allies rallied behind him to stay on, a spokesperson from the president's office says.Ramaphosa's position as the head of state came into question after an independent parliamentary panel said in a report he might have violated his oath of office in regards to millions of dollars in cash that was found at his private game farm.
The English and maths curriculum will be overhauled in NSW schools to include a back-to-basics emphasis on grammar, punctuation, syntax and core numeracy.Education Minister Sarah Mitchell released the new school syllabuses on Monday, saying it would require a teaching overhaul.
A royal commission will investigate New Zealand's COVID-19 response, with Jacinda Ardern tapping Australian-based epidemiologist Tony Blakely to lead the review.The prime minister announced the commission on Monday, saying "the highest form of public inquiry is the right thing to do".