List Of Arizona Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:24pm
Updated: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:16am

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Tim Agne/KJZZ
Shoppers lined up outside a Phoenix Costco on March 11, 2020.

Many stores around the U.S. are offering special hours for vulnerable shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a list of stores in Arizona. 

If you know of any stores offering special hours, please email news@kjzz.org. Check back for updates.

AJ's Fine Foods: AJ's Fine Foods stores will now be open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special senior citizen hours (65 and older) from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesdays only. Arizona store locations.

Albertsons: Stores will be open until 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for "the most at-risk" shoppers in the community. Arizona store locations.

Bashas': Starting March 18, Bashas' opened from 5-6 a.m. Wednesdays only, exclusively for anyone age 65+. Arizona store locations.

Big Lots: All stores are reserving the first hour of each day for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to the virus. Arizona store locations.

Costco: Beginning March 24, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Costco will temporarily implement special operating hours for members who are 60 and older. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour. The food court will maintain its normal operating schedule. Hours apply to all locations except the Business Centers, which will remain open during regular hours. Arizona store locations.

Dollar General: Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to COVID-19. Arizona store locations.

Food City: Food City stores will now be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with special senior citizen hours (65 and older) from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesdays only. Arizona store locations.

Fry's: Fry’s Food Stores offers exclusive shopping for seniors 60 and older from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Regular store hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Arizona store locations.

Safeway: At a minimum, Safeway will reserve every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated. Customers should check their store's hours if they're opening on a different schedule. Arizona store locations.

Sam's Club: Sam's Club is offering early shopping hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems starting March 26. Arizona store locations.

Target: Target reserves the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns. Arizona store locations.

Trader Joe's: Effective March 23, store hours will remain 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Every day between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., crew members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for our senior customers to ensure customers in need will have an expedited entrance to the store. Arizona store locations.

Walgreens: Three senior hours are available to senior citizen customers and patients age 55 and over every Tuesday starting March 24 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Pharmacy hours may vary by location. Arizona store locations.

Whole Foods: Starting March 18, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public. Check store locations for hours. Arizona store locations. 

Walmart: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time. Arizona store locations.

If you know of any stores offering special hours, please email news@kjzz.org

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