Black Friday In The Puget Sound

Dated: 11/22/2014

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With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many of you are probably waiting for that delicious food and fun family bonding time. However, maybe you're one of the 212 million Americans who are already looking past Thanksgiving in preparation for the biggest shopping weekend of the year. 

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, Team Troy has counted down the northern Puget Sound area's top shopping tips and resources. If you are interested in knowing more about these areas, feel free to contact us at 206-745-3457 or visit us at, we are your neighborhood experts. 


-Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood: Hours depend on the stores. Generally, most stores will be open from 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day until 9 pm on Black Friday.

-Northgate Mall, Northgate: Opens at midnight on Black Friday and open until 10 pm.

-Bellevue Square, Bellevue: The Bellevue Collection will be closed for Thanksgiving. For Black Friday, Bellevue Square will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bellevue Place is open 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Lincoln Square will be open 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

-Redmond Town Center, Redmond: Friday, November 28-29, 8 am-8 pm. A Holiday Performance and Tree Lighting will take place 5 pm - 7 pm. There will also be a skating rink, a holiday train with tours around the property, and the family favorite horse carousel. Shoppers can browse through a Winter Market, a collection of local artisans, food vendors, and craftspeople. Santa will host a storytelling time for children at 10 am on Black Friday and be in his workshop all day for visits and photos. At noon, Santa and Mrs. Claus take a spin around the ice rink with guests. Throughout the day, shoppers will enjoy community holiday performances on the Center Court stage. From 5 pm - 7 pm, there will be a live holiday performance by the Christian Smith Standards Quartet. At twilight, Santa Claus will illuminate the 42-foot holiday tree. There will be a gift card giveaway raffle during the performance.

-Mill Creek Town Center, Mill Creek: Hours vary by individual store.
-Village Country Shops, Bothell: Holiday Bazaar on November 28-29, 9am - 6pm. Local, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. Many handmade crafts and goods will be available for sale from over 50 vendors.
-Crossroads Bellevue: Bellevue: Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Opens at 7 am on Black Friday.
-Downtown Woodinville Shopping Center, Woodinville: Hours vary by individual store.
Big Box: 
-Walmart: (Locations in Everett, Lynnwood, Martha Lake, Monroe, Factoria, Bellevue): Doors open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
-Target: (Locations in Lynnwood, Woodinville, Northgate, Downtown Seattle, Factoria, Redmond): Doors open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
-Best Buy: (Locations in Northgate, Lynnwood, Everett, Woodinville, Bellevue): Doors open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
-Staples: (Locations in Everett, Bitter Lake, Woodinville, Mill Creek, Redmond, Bellevue): Doors open at 6 on Thanksgiving Day.
-Home Depot: (Locations in Shoreline, Everett, Bitter Lake, Woodinville, Redmond, Bellevue): Doors open at 5 am on Black Friday morning
-Lowes: (Locations in Everett, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Broadview, Monroe, Bellevue): Doors open at 5 am on Black Friday morning.
-Bed, Bath and Beyond: (Locations in Northgate, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue): Doors open at 6 am on Black Friday morning.
-Toys "R" Us: (Locations in Lynnwood, Everett, Bellevue): Doors open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Tips: On the official Black Friday website,, which features ads, sales information, and tips, it says:
-Decide what you want in advance, because you won't be able to cover all stores.
-Give preference for the big ticket items, especially electronics, because on these you'll save more.
-Buy only what you need so you don't end up paying a restocking fee.
-Avoid traffic congestion by parking away from the store and walking.
Apps: For all you tech savvy people, there are several apps that are designed to help holiday shoppers shop faster and smarter.
-Shopkick: This app is free on iOS and Android phones. The app lets you earn "kicks" reward points by opening up the shopkick app in the entrance area of participating retailers. Points can be redeemed for iTunes gift cards, restaurant vouchers, retailer gift cards, or can be donated to charities. Best Buy, Target, Macys, Sports Authority, and Simon Malls participate, among others.
-Buzzillion Reviews: For those who don't want to take the retailers at their word, you can use Buzzillions Reviews to look up products. The free app delivers 17 million customer product reviews to your Android or iPhone. Search tools narrow results, but you'll see the good, bad and ugly for just about anything.
-Milo Local Shopping: If you want to make sure what you're searching for is on the shelves, you've got this app to help you out. Milo's Local Shopping App for Android and iPhone scans the real-time local availability and pricing for over 3 million products so you'll know what's in stock near you. Major retailers include JCPenney, Walgreens, Home Depot, Lowes, and Toys "R" Us.
-Individual Retailer Apps: Each stores may have exclusive deals that are only available through their apps. Target, for example, has a 5 dollar off holiday decor through their mobile app only.
Happy Shopping and Enjoy your Holiday Season!

Troy Anderson

~Married with 2 children ~Turned grey prematurely ~Fetish for all things Apple ~Urban chicken farmer ~Enology (wine making) student @ WSU ~14+ years of Real experience “Here at TeamTroy we h....

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