Walmart to be Closed on Thanksgiving in 2020 (No Shopping after Thanksgiving Dinner)
Many families or friend groups have traditions of starting Black Friday Shopping after Thanksgiving dinner.
However, this year things will look a little different at Walmart…
Walmart has some news for shoppers.
Each year, Walmart has released Black Friday deals earlier and earlier before Black Friday officially starts. But this year, the early deals won’t be available.
While it may be a tradition to grab deals or head to Walmart to people-watch the deal-driven chaos, you won’t be able to partake in 2020.
They’ve made the decision to close earlier on Thanksgiving this year. We.are.shook.
According to John Furner, President and CEO of Walmart U.S, “We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones. We are certainly thankful to our people for all of their efforts.”
Walmart will be open for normal hours the day before Thanksgiving Day and resume normal hours the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday).
They have not announced specifics on the Thanksgiving Day closure, but said updates will be announced closer to Thanksgiving Day.
The policies also encompass Sam’s Club, which can have even better Black Friday deals.
You can find more info on the store updates on Walmart’s Corporate Site.
Yay for Workers!
While you won’t be able to snag early deals, employees will be able to actually enjoy the holiday with their families this year!
We can wait a day so others can enjoy the holiday. After all, the holidays aren’t about shopping, it’s about being together and thankful for your family and blessings.
Many employees and family members of employees are very excited in the comments of social media posts.
To be honest, I’m happy to see that Walmart and Sam’s Club are closing on on the holiday. It gives workers a chance to be with their families and that is especially important. Besides we can all shop online anyways.
Shop Online Instead
Even though the physical stores won’t be open, we can imagine they’ll release early Black Friday deals online.
Honestly, this is our preferred method the last couple of years. No risk of being trampled, no lines and no fighting over the coveted deals.
In addition to the Thanksgiving news, the news release also announces additional bonuses for Walmart employees. All 2020 bonuses and incentives will equate to $1.1 billion for the company.
According to Kathryn McLay, President and CEO of Sam’s Club. “These are extraordinary times, and our associates have lifted each other up in extraordinary ways, and we are so grateful.” Walmart companies want to show their appreciation for employees and reward their attitudes and hard work during these trying times.
This is such a nice thing for Walmart to do for their employees! We hope employees and their families will be able to fully enjoy the day together this year. Happy (early) Thanksgiving!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.