To get the best deals, you need a plan. Find out what stores open when and what deals you'll find at the big box stores' Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales in Kalamazoo and Portage.

BlackFriday.com says, "Do your homework: Don’t be a rookie and do your Black Friday shopping without a plan." Each year, the website researches the best deals at major retailers and lets you know when stores open, so you can make that plan over pumpkin pie. Let's look at the big box stores in Kalamazoo and Portage:

Thanksgiving Day:

JC Penney- opens at 2 pm

The Crossroads 6580 S. Westnedge

  • fine jewelry 80% off
  • Keurig K Select | $59.99

Best Buy- opens at 5 pm

6900 S Westnedge, Portage

  • Echo Dot third generation | $22.99
  • Samsung 4K Smart TVs | $350 off
  • select iPads | $80-100 off

Kohl's- opens at 5 pm

5159 W. Main, Kalamazoo

6100 S. Westnedge, Portage

  • Echo Dot | $22
  • Fitbit Versa 2 | $179.99
  • KitchenAid 5-Quart Mixer | $279.99

Macy's- opens at 5 pm

The Crossroads 6666 S. Westnedge, Portage

  •  Keurig Select K80 | $79.99
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer Bundle | $279.99

Target- opens at 5 pm

5350 W. Main, Kalamazoo

6839 S. Westnedge, Portage

  • Element Roku 65” 4K TV | $279.99
  • Google Home Mini | $19
  • Instant Pot | $64.99
  • Beats Wireless Headphones | $129.99

Walmart- opens at 6 pm

501 N. 9th Street, Kalamazoo

8350 Shaver Rd, Portage

6065 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo

  • Philips 65” Class 4K Smart TV | $278
  • iRobot 670 Wi-Fi Vacuum | $197
  • Instant Pot 6 Quart Duo | $49

Black Friday:

Sam's Club- opens 7 am

7021 S. Westnedge, Portage

  •  82-inch LG Smart 4K with HDR | $1599
  • 2 Google Nest Hubs | $129

Click on the name of the individual stores to view their Black Friday deals.