TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – While many still call it Black Friday, some stores are now giving shoppers a chance to get an early start on their gift purchasing.
“When I was little I remember Black Friday actually being on Friday morning, you know very early at 5 A.M,” said Nick Hyllestd, local holiday shopper.
The day that shopping happens may be different but the goal remains the same, finding some of the best deals of the year.
“We look at the newspapers and my family’s like ‘I want this, I want this’. So, just came out here and they say they wanted this so I got it for them. They give to me, I give to them,” said Dalton Rollings, local holiday shopper.
Scoring a sweet deal isn’t the only reason folks in the Valley headed to stores, it’s also about spending a tradition with family.
“My brother moved out of our house and started going to college so this our second year together family shopping and it’s just really fun,” said Ally Rollings, local holiday shopper.
Some say by dedicating a portion of their Thanksgiving to shopping, it gives them the chance to make the next big holiday special for loved ones.
“I think it’s great to have them in mind and to get the deals and make Christmas special and create those memories,” Hyllestd said.
Best Buy will close on 1 A.M. on Thanksgiving day.
Stores like Walmart have also started their holiday deals.
Many stores including Walmart and Best Buy will continue to offer traditional Black Friday deals on Friday.