No debate about whether you'll be able to get a jump on your holiday shopping while still digesting your roast turkey dinner (or whatever your family services) Thanksgiving night. If you want to hit up the Nationals Clubhouse Team Store for some gift-giving goodies, you'll have to wait until Friday. No early opening hours Thursday night, so you can focus your attentions at that time on Target, Walmart and the like.
But, boy, will you be rewarded by the Nationals for your patience.
Schedule a trip to Nationals Park on Black Friday and you'll get some deep discounts at the Clubhouse Team Store on all things red, white and blue and/or featuring the curly W. From 8 a.m.-noon, all regularly priced merchandise will be discounted 40 percent and you'll be able to score postseason t-shirts for a mere $5. From noon-5 p.m., you'll enjoy a 35 percent savings on regularly priced merchandise.
If you're among those who have to be reaching into your wallet or pocketbook for cold cash, or swiping your debit or credit card, as soon as the clock strikes midnight following turkey day, you can head to the Nationals Team Store locations at Tysons Corner and Dulles Town Center to make a dent in your list.
From midnight-6 a.m. at those locations, you'll enjoy a 50 percent discount on regularly priced merchandise and $5 postseason t-shirts at those locations. From 6 a.m.-noon, it's a 40 percent savings, and from noon-5 p.m., you'll save 35 percent. After 5 p.m. Friday and continuing through Sunday, you'll receive 30 percent off regularly priced items.
Fans who shop between Black Friday and Christmas Eve will also receive a free 2012 postseason issue of Nationals Magazine, while supplies last.
We've gone over the discounts, so now you should acquaint yourself with the hours at these stores:
* Nationals Park, Half Street and N Street, SE - Black Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Tysons Corner, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Ste. E-5U, and Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Ste. 156 - stores subject to mall hours.