Black Friday Is Starting in October at Certain Retailers, and We’re SO Ready

Cross some items off your holiday list right after Halloween.

. The big occasion in November is Thanksgiving, but Black Friday has evolved into something of a holiday itself. Whether you head out late Thanksgiving evening, early Friday morning or shop all day, many of us set schedules and track prices to figure out how we’re going to get everything on our lists.

Now, we’re seeing a huge change to that highly anticipated day of deals. For some retailers, Black Friday will start in October, not November. Read on for more!

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In an attempt to minimize the sheer quantity of people sprinting through the doors on Black Friday, retailers like Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy are closing on Thanksgiving.

That means rather than having one day dedicated to the lowest prices, some stores will roll out deals throughout October and November. It’s another shift in a year that’s been full of changes to our favorite stores, like Walmart and Target, as well as shopping in general.

Where Can I Shop Early?

Target has made a point of saying its Black Friday deals will be available online earlier than usual (they’ve had some awesome deals on kitchenware in the past), so customers don’t have to rush to stores on one day. Macy’s, too, says it plans to start its Black Friday sales after Halloween to cut back on the in-store crowds.

Amazon Prime Day is also being held in October now, so Prime members can shop some of the web retailer’s best deals then. Honestly, everyone benefits from not being stuck together in crowded stores. Not to mention, we’ll have plenty of shopping to look forward to all throughout fall. We can’t wait to reveal the best deals for home cooks!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.