As many of us prepare to eat turkey, ham, greens and grandma's sweet potato pie, its the day after Thanksgiving many holiday shoppers are thankful for.
With virtually everyone looking to stretch their dollars this holiday shopping season, stores large and small are pulling out all the stops (and discounts) to attract customers for Black Friday.
For those who don't want to fight through the crowds, don't worry. You can do all of your shopping online as many retailers have revamped their websites to allow online purchasing and in some cases, free shipping.
Here are some places you may want to check out early Friday morning.
This mega-retail warehouse chain has coats and jackets available for $15, digital cameras for under $50 and computers for $100. Get up early, many of the deals are only from 5-11am. More
If gadgets are your thing, Black Friday is the day to get it. Best Buy has camcorders for under $200 as well as blu-ray movies for a discounted $10. Expect stores to be packed. More
Don't forget about the chain department stores. Kohl's has deals on name brand clothing including 60 percent off children's apparel. More
If jewelry is on your holiday list, keep Macy's in mind this season. The department store is offering a full range of quality jewelry for under $30. More
Major discounts are available for housewares from dinner plates to skillets. Towels and bedding prices are also slashed. More
You want a new grill or need a dishwasher or other major appliance? Sears is slashing prices on its appliances including brands like Whirlpool, Kenmore and Presto. More
The greatest thing about Kmart this season is their lay-a-way payment option, which is great in an economy when many people are limiting credit card purchases. More
Plan to go a little high end on quality fashion, accessories, handbags or footwear? Nordstrom offers free online shipping for purchasing orders of $100 or more. More