What Time Does Wal-Mart Stores Open On Black Friday or Black Thursday, November 22, 2012?

You just finished eating the traditional Thanksgiving turkey and are headed to the couch for that much needed nap.  You turn on the TV to watch the much anticipated afternoon football game before you quickly fall asleep as family conversations slowly turn into indiscernible mumbles. Then, after several minutes you are awakened by the sound of a commercial advertising the annual Black Friday bargains.

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Next thing you know you’re up off the couch listening and watching Black Friday ads from top retail chains like Wal-Mart and Toys R Us  as they advertise specials and deals on selected merchandise for those who get in line first.

But then you hear something becoming all too familiar. The doors for Wal-Mart’s Black Friday shopping day actually will begin opening a day earlier. That’s right, the real Black Friday as we know it is slowly turning into Black Thursday.

What Stores will be open on Black Thursday on November 22, 2012?

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Several big retailers like Wal-Mart and Toys R Us have announced when they will be opening their doors for Black Thursday. So when does Black Thursday shopping start?

Wal-Mart and Toys-R-Us have both announced that they will be opening their doors at 8:00 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, November 22, 2012.

If they follow the time zone rules then Wal-Mart will open its doors at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. Other times would be adjusted to Wal-Marts starting time zone in the eastern time zone.  This means that Wal-Mart’s doors would open at 7:00 p.m. central time zone, 6:00 p.m. mountain time and 5:00 p.m. pacific time zone.

Target will open its doors at 9:00 p.m. eastern time on Black Thursday, November 22 2012.

To help you get ready for tracking all the bargains and sales you can follow Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Target’s Twitter accounts to get the latest up to the minute deal tweets.

Wal-Mart Twitter Account and Others


@Walmart: the verified Twitter account of Wal-Mart with over 279,000 followers and 62,000 tweets to date. Latest tweets include the Black Friday countdown. A must follow to see what Black Friday deals or bargains are tweeted.

@ToysRUs: the official verified Twitter account of Toys R Us with over 333,000 followers and a little over 6,000 tweets.  Follow the latest Toys R Us tweets regarding any news concerning Black Friday/Black Thursday. Look for special deals, savings, specials and lots more as this feed tweets daily.

@Target: the official verified Twitter account of Target with over 478,000 followers and a little over 8,100 tweets to date.