This year, big box stores will open earlier than ever for Black Friday sales, and most will actually start on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Here's what the stores in the area are doing for the busiest shopping days of the season:
Wal-Mart in Elk River:
8 p.m. Thursday: video games, Xbox, Wii, DVDs, children’s toys, bikes, board games, small kitchen appliances, power tools, vaccums, art supplies, music CDS, clothing, small furniture, bedding, towels, ping pong table, air hockey machine, trampolines.
10 p.m. Thursday: electronics, televisions, computers, printers, flat panel DVD players, touchscreen GPS, portable hard drives, phones, cameras, and camera accessories.
5 a.m. Friday: More TVs, smart phones, guns, hunting gear, watches, children’s clothing, jewelry, furniture, luggage, musical instruments, sewing machines, craft supplies, skateboards, bikes, electric toothbrushes, Christmas trees and holiday décor, electric stove heater, pressure washer, tool cabinet, tires.
Shop all day on Thanksgiving online.
Target in Otsego and Rogers:
Target in Otsego and Rogers will open 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday. The sale continues Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Kohls in Rogers:
Doors open midnight Thursday (12 a.m. Friday), and the sale ends 1 p.m. Friday. The ad shows more than 500 early-bird specials.
Everyone gets $15 Koh's Cash for every $50 spent between Nov. 21 and Nov. 25.
Shop Black Friday online now through Friday at 3 p.m.
Walgreens in St. Michael:
The one-day sale at Walgreens will not be on Black Friday. Instead, it will be on Thanksgiving Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The ad shows items up to 50 percent off, a buy-one-get-one-free sale, and a buy-one-get-two-free sale.
The sale is only valid to Walgreens Balance Rewards customers, which is a rewards card that is free to sign-up for in the store at checkout.
Open Thanksgiving Day for a one-day sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CVS in St. Michael:
CVS will hold a three-day sale, with a few items on sale Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Store hours on those days are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.