Home Depot says it is reinventing its Black Friday sale amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The home improvement chain unveiled its plans for the 2020 holiday shopping season Wednesday and announced that this year its Black Friday sale will stretch nearly two months instead of a single day with deals available in stores and online.
“For the first time ever, our Black Friday prices will be available throughout the holiday season. Savings will start in early November and last through December,” the retailer said in a blog post. “Say goodbye to one day of frenzied shopping and enjoy Black Friday savings all season long without the stress and crowds.”
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Home Depot will be keeping with its Thanksgiving tradition and keeping its stores closed for the holiday. This year, a growing group of stores that typically start in-person Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving also are staying closed.
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Walmart, Target and Best Buy have said they will start offering deals for the holiday season earlier than before to reduce crowds and spread out demand amid COVID-19.
Home Depot says its app users will get a sneak peek to the deals before they go live.
Like other retailers, Home Depot recently rolled out curbside pickup and says it also has free shipping on more than 1 million items. Free trees can be ordered with no shipping fee.
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