Do you believe in Thanksgiving shopping?
While you are being thankful at the table with family and friends are you dreaming of shopping?
I, for one, do not.
I do not have visions of Thanksgiving sales in my head as I sit down to eat turkey, pour on the gravy, and consume homemade stuffing. I just don’t. I really don’t know many people who are planning to abandon their families, their tables, and their homes to run out to get a trendy pillow from Target, a new blazer for JCPenneys, or an overpriced door mat from Kohls. Who would? Really . . . who are the people who are frequenting these stores on Thanksgiving and encouraging them to be open yet another year and keeping retail employees from being at home with their families.
If it’s you, can you just stop already? You can choose not to shop on ONE day of the year and allow tons of employees of these greedy companies to stay home. Is that so much to ask?
Please join me in boycotting the stores that are planning to be open on Thanksgiving Day. I actually encourage you to skip these retailers altogether during the Black Friday weekend. Why? Because I want to see them fail, I want their greed to prove unprofitable, and I want to give the businesses who stayed closed TONS of business.
Boycott Black Thursday!
Here are a list of stores that I encourage you to skip this holiday season:
- Babies R Us
- Bass Pro Shop
- Best Buy
- Big Lots!
- Dollar General
- OfficeMax/Office Depot
- Old Navy
- Radio Shack
- Reed’s Jewelers
- Simon Malls
- Sports Authority
- Toys R Us
Amazing family friendly stores that are closed on Thanksgiving:
- American Girl
- Barns and Noble
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Home Goods
- Neiman Marcus
- REI (AND many will be closed on Black Friday to encourage their customers to get out into nature)
- Sam’s Club
- Staples – Announced October 1st that they will be closing!
I’ll be adding more to each list as I find out which stores intend to open and remain closed for Thanksgiving.
I’m in support of Boycott Black Thursday on Facebook, so like them here! Keep track of the boycott and keep track of what stores to invest in this season.
Use the hashtag #keepfamilyfirst to Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram your intentions.
Know of a store that is opening on your family holiday? Do you have friends and family who are stuck in retail instead of being home with their family? Let me know! I will share the stories and list the store above.