Tips on how to save money on your advance Christmas Shopping!

If you don’t want to wait until the very last minute to shop for Christas Gift items, You may want to check about the upcoming Black Friday specials. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

Since Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th of November so you may want to to see the 2008 black friday ads before they hit the newspapers. Black Friday is not an official non-working holiday, but many employers give the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers.

Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 am or even earlier) and offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Some websites offer information about Black Friday specials up to a month in advance. The text listings of items and prices are usually accompanied by pictures of the actual ad circulars. These are either leaked by insiders or intentionally released by large retailers to give consumers insight and allow them time to plan.

Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term “Black Friday” has been traced back only to the 1970s.

“Black Friday” was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day (see below), although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black

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