Bath and Body Works Black Friday 2020 dates and news has been announced today and I think maybe it’s going to change how we do Black Friday this year. As you know many stores have been announcing that they will be closed for Thanksgiving this year! That’s such a welcome relief for those that work in retail as having to eat turkey and rush to work without actually enjoying the holiday reason sucks. Thanksgiving has always been a day that 99% major retailers shut down but in recent years they would close during the day and open up around 5 or 6pm for early Black Friday shoppers. It wasn’t that they wanted to do this to their sales team but they were sort of forced to do it to remain relevant in a world that was shopping online.
I believe Target and Walmart already said they would be closed for Thanksgiving this year and as kind as it sounds that they are doing this so their employees can enjoy time at home with families in reality it’s to prevent people packing into stores I imagine and worsening the COVID situation.
Bath & Body Works announced they are making Black Friday a week long event. This is comical because they act like they created the Black Friday week long event thing! Girl, it’s been around for a while now! Most stores just doing an entire month of deals but they really focus hard on the week of Black Friday to push deals.
But they do have a schedule of how things are going to go down…..!
According to them Monday November 23rd through Wednesday November 25th there will be deals in store only. That means you have to head into store to grab any deals they announce! On Thursday November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, they will be closed and all deals available will be on their website only. And finally on Friday, November 27th, Black Friday, they will have deals available both in store and online.
One of the biggest changes and ironic changes is they expect you to head in store Monday thru Wednesday to snag deals versus just going in on Thursday and Friday. Either way, when deals are available it’s going to create a crush of people so I don’t think this will solve anything in regards to a crush of people. It will however, offer employees, a much needed rest. Don’t forget many of these people have been working through the pandemic and I think it’ll be nice for them to sit home, eat turkey, and binge Harry Potter while spending time with their loved ones versus working for a change.
I’m sure we’re going to see more and more stores doing the same this year.
What are your thoughts on the Black & Body Works Black Friday 2020 dates?