Black Friday deals are coming early in 2009.
Partially due to the desperation of struggling retailers, the holiday shopping season kicked off a bit early this year, with a number of stores announcing major sales before the Black Friday discount frenzy that falls on November 27.
Major retailers, including Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears are holding pre-Black Friday deals and promotions on their websites, so with the big day fast approaching, it may be time to start thinking about your shopping strategy for the holidays.
Bloomberg reports that Kohl's will allow customers to start making Black Friday shopping lists at Kohls.com starting November 22. Keep an eye out for other retailers to follow suit. Toys "R" Us will open at midnight on the 27th, five hours earlier than in years past, The Baltimore Sun reports, and other retailers will open in the wee hours.