You don't have to get up in the wee hours of the morning and steel yourself with a hot cup of coffee to get your holiday shopping done.
Now retailers offer Black Friday prices, discounts and deals weeks earlier on their websites. And stores are opening their doors later too. Gone are the days of shopping at 1 a.m. for that special price.
Few stores are open on Thanksgiving. Target, which decided to close on Thanksgiving last year as a result of the pandemic, announced on Monday that it is making the policy permanent. Neither is Walmart open on Thanksgiving anymore.
“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard — one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests’ holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours,” Target CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a note to employees, according to an AP report.
Still, when it comes to shopping in the store, Black Friday always makes the cash registers ring. Here are the local store hours.
Monmouth Mall: Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ocean County Mall: Friday, 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Freehold Raceway Mall: Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Jackson Premium Outlets: Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets: Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Apple: Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At Home: Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
BJ's Wholesale Club: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Boscov's: Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Best Buy: Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Friday, 6 a.m.to 10 p.m.
Big Lots: Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, stores open at 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Burlington: Friday, 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Costco Wholesale Club: Friday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods: Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hobby Lobby: Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home Depot: Friday, open 6 a.m.
HomeGoods: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Homesense: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
JC Penney: Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Kohl's: Friday, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Lowe's: Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Macy's: Friday, 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Marshalls: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Michaels: Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nordstrom Rack: Friday, 8 .m. to 9 p.m.
Petco: Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PetSmart: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Primark: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saks Off 5th: Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Staples: Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Target: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
T.J. Maxx: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sierra: Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Walmart: Friday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko contributed to this report.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Black Friday store hours: COVID-19 killed off crazy shopping times