Looking for 2016 Black Friday Store Hours in Massachusetts?
As you probably know, Massachusetts has blue laws that prohibit Mass retail employees from opening and working on Thanksgiving. If you have seen ads for different stores advertising Thanksgiving Day shopping for Black Friday, those are national ads and do not apply to Massachusetts. More importantly, please remember that the Blue Laws also apply to Liquor stores, so please plan accordingly. You don’t want to be that person on turkey day :)
If you do plan on heading out on Black Friday, I have rounded up some store opening hours from some of the bigger chains and local malls in the Greater Boston Area. Also, if you plan to head to a mall, keep in mind that a big outlet located in a mall may have different hours than the mall itself, so make sure to call if you have an individual store in mind.
However, please keep in mind that *doorbusters* are meant to lure you into the store, and retailers tend to have very little inventory available for these items. Also, 92% of items and sale prices in this years Black Friday ads are the same as 2012. Also, make sure you know what items to buy and what not to buy on Black Friday since you can usually get a better price at another time!
Also, a friendly reminder that you can find a lot of great Black Friday deals online as well as on Cyber Monday, and you can use cashback websites to get a little back on your purchases where you cannot in the store (and it’s typically warmer shopping online). Just keep in mind some deals online go just as quick as in-store, so go quick if it’s something you really want! If not, just skip it!
If you are heading to the store, here are some store opening times for Black Friday in MA:
Walmart: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013 (select stores may be 5AM)
Target Corp: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
Kmart: 12:01 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
Kohls: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
Wrenthem Village Outlets: 12:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
Shops at Prudential Mall: 9:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2012 (there may be a few store exceptions, so contact the specific store directly for hours)
Copley Place: 8:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013 (there may be a few store exceptions, so contact the specific store directly)
Mall at Chestnut Hill: 7:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
Square One Mall in Saugus: 12:30 AM on Friday, November 29, 2013
South Shore Plaza in Braintree: 12:30 AM on Friday, November 23, 2013
If I missed any big retailers, please leave the store hours in the comments if you are heading out. Are you participating in Black Friday this year and what deals are you most looking forward too!?!