By WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Best Buy released its Black Friday plans on Thursday, and the Minnesota-based electronics retailer says it won’t be open for Thanksgiving this year.

However, brick-and-mortar stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

The company says it’s taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday shopping season, such as requiring everyone in stores to wear masks and limiting the number of people inside. Restrictions will also vary depending on local guidelines.

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The holiday shopping deals don’t just begin on Black Friday. Best Buy says hundreds of deals are currently available on their website and in stores. Some of the deals currently on offer include $100 off Bose headphones, $200 off an Asus gaming laptop and $300 off a KitchenAid stand mixer. (To see the Best Buy Black Friday ad, click here.)

Best Buy says it’s offering several sale periods throughout November. The majority of the retailer’s holiday deals will become available in stores and online on Nov. 22, the company says.

Best Buy isn’t the only major store to announce that Black Friday will be a month-long event this year. Target on Thursday released its Black Friday plan, saying that there’ll be week-long deal periods on specific products throughout November.

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