Ultimate 2012 Black Friday guide for Tupelo

We’ve got all the info you need to score Black Friday deals in Tupelo.

Last year, a handful of stores opened at midnight Thursday inside The Mall at Barnes Crossing. This year, all stores except JCPenney will open at midnight Thursday. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/Daily Journal)

Biz Editor Dennis Seid will be out covering the crowds Thursday and Friday. Follow him at @dennisseid. I’ll be cooking then joining you in some of the shopping lines (@carlie_kollath).

Info you need to know this year:

schedule of when Tupelo stores open for Black Friday

• Belk – for the first time ever – will open at midnight Thursday.

• JCPenney explains why it will be the last store in The Mall at Barnes Crossing to open.

• Some Black Friday ads are in today’s paper. More will be in Thursday’s Daily Journal.

• The line this year at Best Buy started Wednesday (pix & details).

Old Navy will have security this year, but will it stop the chaos that happened last year?

advice from Black Friday shoppers about how to survive the line and score the best deals.

• If you cause a problem in line in Tupelo, you could get cited and/or arrested for disorderly conduct. You also could get cited/arrested for failure to comply with a police officer. Fines can go up to $284, according to Larry Montgomery with Tupelo Municipal Court.

• Forget Black Friday. It’s now Black Thursday. Here’s why.

• list of holiday hours for Tupelo grocery stores and liquor stores

• Sonic on North Gloster will be open from 9 a.m. Thursday until 3 a.m. Friday. List of other restaurants that are open.

Video from the mini stampede at Old Navy in 2009 in Tupelo

• Last year, Old Navy shoppers called 911 in Tupelo after they said they feared their safety. Pix here.

• What Old Navy’s manager had to say about shoppers last year.

Tupelo stores, in our opinion, that do a good job with Black Friday lines

If you are out shopping Thursday and Friday, tweet us a pic of what you see (lines, shoppers, good deals, etc). Send it to @dennisseid, @djournalnow and @carlie_kollath. We’ll retweet you.



About Carlie Kollath Wells

Carlie Kollath Wells | Business | BizBuzz.djournal.com | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | DJournal.com

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