Forget about Black Friday, retailers want you to start your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.
Walmart is the latest retailer to announce they will open stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
News leaked on Thursday that Kmart will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a first round of sales and then start another round of sales at 5 a.m. on Friday.
Sears will also open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Macy's, Best Buy and Kohl's all will open at midnight this year.
In Western New York, The Walden Galleria will open at Midnight on black Friday. The Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls will open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving and also hold a tailgate party for shoppers at 9 p.m.
Black Friday shoppers should start strategizing now, and that means setting a budget, making a list, and following favorite stores on Twitter and "liking" them on Facebook.
Friends of Walmart on Facebook get early access to Black Friday items to buy online. Kohl's facebook fans will also get exclusive savings throughout the holidays.
A growing trend this year is specialized black friday apps for smartphones and tablets. Download it from Macy's, and you'll get alerted to unadvertised deals while waiting in line. Walmart's mobile app will let you click on an item to see the price, description, and location in store.
If you like the black friday deals, but don't like the black friday crowds, buy online. More and more stores are offering online deals before Thanksgiving. Kohl's, for example, is offering it's deals online on Thanksgiving and the day before. Members of Sears free loyalty club can buy some online specials as early as Sunday, Nov. 18.
For more store hours and leaked Black Friday ads click here.
And a reminder, we'll have Black Friday information that no one else in the country will have beginning Monday, November 19th.
Here's a sneak peak at what's coming your way:
- A complete break-down of the top deals at every major store in the country.
- Forget the ad-scans! We have hand-checked stock lists of every deal and every door-buster, at every major retailer.
- Top secret store lay-out information on where the deals will be placed / hidden at the major retailers.
- A secret weapon to get all the best deals online so you don't have to wait in line.
That's all right here beginning Monday, November 19th on Ways 2 Save.