Thanksgiving 2013 Shopping
Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers line up with television sets on discount at the Target retail store in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 28, 2013. Reuters/Jeff Haynes

Gobble up that turkey and pumpkin pie as fast as you can, because this Thanksgiving, it’s all about shopping the sales.

While federal government offices, schools, financial markets and post offices will be closed for the national holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, select retailers have chosen to open to get ahead of the competition with doorbuster specials on turkey day.

Stores including Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Macy’s announced their hours for Thanksgiving Day last week as part of a strategy to beat out competitors for Black Friday, the shopping event of the season. Many stores are opening earlier than ever in the hopes of being the first, and final, destination for shoppers this holiday season. Walmart decided it would open its stores two hours earlier than last year at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, while Target chose to open one hour earlier at 8 p.m. Their competitor, Kmart, will open at 6 a.m. and remain open for 41 hours straight through Black Friday.

Here's a list of some stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2013, starting with the earliest, with links to their sales ads. For a separate guide of stores that will open for the first time on Friday, check out IBTimes’ Black Friday store hours list here.

[Disclaimer: Be sure to check ahead to confirm the hours at your local store location on the links provided, as some regions have different holiday hours.]

Kmart: 6 a.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. [Store Locator]

Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. [Store Locator]

Rite Aid: Most stores open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Store Locator]

Gander Mountain: 8 a.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Walgreens: 8 a.m. [Store Locator]

CVS: 9 a.m. [Store Locator]

Lord & Taylor (Manhattan flagship, 424 Fifth Avenue): 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Old Navy: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Thursday to 11:59 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Michael's: 4 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Babies “R” Us: 5 p.m. [Store Locator]

Toys “R” Us: 5 p.m. [Store Locator]

Best Buy: 6 p.m. [Store Locator]

Sports Authority: 6 p.m. [Store Locator]

Walmart: 6 p.m. [Store Locator]

Abercrombie & Fitch: Some stores opening at 8 p.m. [Store Locator}

Bon-Ton: 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

Express: Some stores open on Thanksgiving, check your local store

Hollister: Some stores opening at 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

h.h.gregg: 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

J.C. Penney: 8 p.m. Thursday to 9 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Kohl’s: 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

Macy’s: 8 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Office Depot: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. [Store Locator]

OfficeMax: 8 p.m. [Store Locator]

Sears: 8 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Staples: 8 p.m. Thursday to 12 a.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Target: 8 p.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. Friday [Store Locator]

Want more Black Friday coverage? Follow Nadine DeNinno on Twitter @nadinedeninno or check out IBTimes’ holiday shopping coverage below.

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