If you're a Black Friday shopping fanatic, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting Thanksgiving Day.
Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on that Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters, while supplies last.
These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39.
Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for a Nook, TVs, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle.
At Best Buy, doors opened at midnight. Doorbusters included deals on TVs, phones and a Samsung laptop bundle.
Walmart offered its biggest deals from 10 p.m to 11 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have "doorbuster" sales Thursday night or at midnight Friday, including Kohl's.
For the early morning traditionalists, several stores open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If you want to keep up with all of the Black Friday deals, you can check your favorite retailers' Facebook pages.
Want to avoid the holiday shopping mega-crowds altogether? Look for Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 26 or visit your local Mom 'n Pop retailers on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.