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Easter 2014: Costco and Target are closed on Easter Sunday, Walmart is open

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Target is closed on Easter Sunday, and so is Costco. Just in case you were planning on getting some last-minute Easter shopping done, it is best to head to Walmart which will be open. While many know that Costco follows all major traditional holidays, Target’s Easter Sunday closing is a surprise to some people, reports SavingAdvice.com on April 18. The article had originally informed its readers that Target was open but has changed the information in an update.

Whether or not Target would be open for Easter Sunday 2014 or not was up in the air until SavingAdvice contacted Target’s public relations office. Even though one Target customer service representative had claimed that Target would be open, this is the official statement that was provided to SavingAdvice.com. “Thanks for taking the time to ask us about Target store hours for Easter Sunday. All Target stores will be closed on Easter. We will open again at 8 AM on Monday morning.”

For anyone who has doubts, visiting Target’s store locator website also confirms that Target is closed on Easter Sunday. Simply put in your zip code, and it will show in red letters that the store is closed on Easter Sunday. “Easter - we will be closed on sunday 4/20/2014.” All stores are scheduled to be open again on Monday at 8 a.m.

Costco has six holidays on which the warehouse store is closed, and one of those six days is Easter Sunday. Costco’s Hours and Holiday Closures website reports that in addition to its 2014 Christmas Day closure, Costco is also closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, Independence Day, July 4, 2014, Labor Day, Sept.1, 2014, and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014. After Easter, Costco will be open again on Monday at 10 a.m. for regular members.

Unlike Target and Costco, Walmart is open and is offering “More Easter” for your money. Walmart’s weekly ad is promising Big Basket Savings including Easter snacks and everyday household items. Walmart store hours on Easter Sunday are the same as on any other Sunday which is generally from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. To verify any locations and hours, visit Walmart’s store locator website.

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