When to shop? The debate began with how soon is too soon regarding doing your own Christmas tree lightings. Do you do it before our after Thanksgiving? Now that we're over that, when do we shop? What's open?

This is also another tipping point for Idahoans because some feel the sanctity of Thanksgiving is being ruined by opening stores on Turkey day. You can argue on you want but if there is a sale on something you want, a study says you leave the crazy family for the lines! Let's find out what's open.

You have a few options and no worries on Black Friday craziness because those days are somewhat over. I was in the mall tonight at almost everyone has a 40% and 50% sale going on right now. Everything in the Express store is half off. That means the $225 jackets, suits and shoes. They've already begun. I walked down to Macy's, Banana Republic, H&M and the list of competing sales is officially on.

I'm thinking if you really want those doorbuster sales then you might look at leaving after dinner on Thanksgiving. There will be incentives to get you out on Thanksgiving and back on Black Friday. So, let's see who is open and when.

Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.

Big Lots7 a.m. to midnight; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Cabela’s8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

Dick's Sporting Goods6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

DSW5 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

GameStop3 to 10 p.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Gordman's5 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

J.C. PenneyOpen 2 p.m. Thanksgiving through 10 p.m. Friday.

Kohl'sOpen 5 p.m. through midnight Friday, doorbusters until 1 p.m. Friday.

Macy's5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; reopen 6 a.m. Friday.

Michaels: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Old Navy: Hours vary by location but many stores are staying open from 3 p.m. Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. Friday. Search for your closest store's hours at  www.oldnavy.com.

RCWilley: CLOSED Thanksgiving but having a Black Friday Preview Sale on Wed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with free whole pie with any purchase while supplies last; reopen 8 a.m. Friday.

Ross: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Sears: 6 p.m. to midnight; reopen 5 a.m. Friday.

ShopkoSale starts 2 p.m. Thursday and doorbusters available through 2 p.m. Friday, while supplies last.

Target5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; reopen 7 a.m. Friday.

Ulta6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; reopen 6 a.m Friday.

WalgreensMost stores will be open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.

WalmartMost stores open all day Thanksgiving with in-store Black Friday sale starting 6 p.m.

What about those stores in the Boise Towne Square?

Most of the stores in the mall will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving till midnight. A majority of those open back up at 6 a.m. The following stores will be closed on Thanksgiving opening back up with the rest on Black Friday. Sears will be the rare store opening at 10 a.m. on Turkey day.

  • Apple Store
  • Dillards
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Lane Bryant
  • Morgan Jewelers
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Pottery Barn
  • William Sonoma

Take a more in-depth look at this USA Today Article.

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