SALISBURY, Md. - Believe it or not, Black Friday is a little more than two weeks away.
Shoppers are making their lists, and for some, it means checking it twice - for the best deals.
WMDT caught up with shoppers Monday to find out how they're getting ready - 19 days before the shopping madness begins.
"First of all, I save my cash," Cierra Hopkins said.
"I always just kind of make lists out on pieces of paper," Brittnay Roof revealed.
"I kind of get there as early as I can because it's a really big rush," Jon Schmedel added.
Those all seem to be common plans, but how do you get the most for your time and your money?
You may want to start online - compare prices across web sites, and read ads carefully. And, double check the bottom line. That great deal you found may be on a price hike.
And there could be plenty of savings right in the palm of your hand. Apps like Brad's Black Friday have deals from several big name stores to help navigate the best route to through the day.
"I've actually kind of already started," Roof said. "They have the 'today's deals' and 'weekly deals' and 'top deals.' And they have timelines on them of when you can buy the stuff."
That's right - cyber shoppers can find deals already online. There were more than $59 billion in sales last year from Thursday through Sunday, and retailers look set to keep those numbers up with early tempting offers.
And even more tempting, Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service announced a plan for Sunday deliveries. It rolls out this week in New York and L.A., and will be available across the country next year.
But no matter how you map out your holiday shopping trip, be sure to pack a lot of patience.
"It comes out to be a really really long day," Schmedel said. "It's pretty bad but I enjoy it."
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