What time do Walmart, Target, Best Buy, others open on the day after Christmas?

They meant well.

But if you are planning to head out to malls and stores on Dec. 26, to exchange that gift that just isn’t quite right, remember two things -- you will not be alone (68 percent of holiday consumers are expected to shop the week after Christmas – Dec. 26-Jan. 1) and don’t forget the receipt.

More than half of shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation say they will return or exchange any unwanted gifts or holiday items within the first month after receiving them.

For those who are brave enough to face a crowded mall, a packed parking lot and long return lines, we salute you and offer you this list of times major retailers will open on the day after Christmas.

Note: Some chain stores may have different operating hours. You can click on the links below, then find your location on the store’s website to verify local times.

Dec. 26 store hours:

· Academy Sports + Outdoors: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Apple: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Bealls Florida: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Bealls Outlet: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Bed Bath & Beyond: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

· Belk: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Best Buy: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· BJ's Wholesale Club: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Bloomingdale's: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Costco: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

· Dick's Sporting Goods: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

· Dillard's: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Dollar General: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Dollar Tree: 8 a.m. (some stores open at 9 a.m.) to 9 p.m.

· DSW: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Five Below: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Fry's Electronics: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· GameStop: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· J.C. Penney: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Joann Stores: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Home Depot: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Kmart: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Kohl's: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Lord & Taylor: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Lowe's: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Macy's: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Marshalls: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

· Michaels: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Neiman Marcus: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

· Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Old Navy: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Ross: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· Saks Fifth Avenue: 8 a.m. to various closing times.

· Sam's Club: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Sears: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Sierra Trading Post: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – hours vary at some stores.

· Staples: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Stein Mart: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Target: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

· TJ Maxx: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

· Ulta: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Walmart: Stores open at 6 a.m.

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