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Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings

Will Black Friday disappoint this year?
Will Black Friday disappoint this year?

Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? Here's something that should help.

With some retailers set to open on Thanksgiving morning, others later that evening and the rest on Friday, it can be difficult to keep track of when your favorite stores will cut the ribbon on their Black Friday deals.

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But don't fret, deal-hungry shoppers. The list below offers a peak at when many of the big-name retailers will first open their doors for Thanksgiving deals, so you can best plan your shopping schedule.

It's important to note that some companies' openings will vary by location. For instance some retailers, such as TJX, plan to open a handful of their stores at different times because they're in a mall. And although all of Nordstrom's doors will again be closed on Thanksgiving, the company leaves it up to its individual store managers to determine the best Black Friday opening time for their location.

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Be sure to check local listings, but here's a good starting place for forming your strategy.