Friends, I am sure you are all familiar with Black Friday. It is the name coined for the day after Thanksgiving when all of the serious holiday shoppers come out in droves. It is known to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Typically, most stores are open at the crack of dawn offering loss leader deals to get the customer into the store.

This year Sears is not waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season. To lure sought after customers in the door their Black Friday sale will begin today, October 30th at 5 pm and run through Saturday at noon with a door buster sale. That sure beats having to get up at 4 am or 5 am to on Black Friday to take advantage of the deals.

Friends, I am sure you are all familiar with Black Friday. It is the name coined for the day after Thanksgiving when all of the serious holiday shoppers come out in droves. It is known to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Typically, most stores are open at the crack of dawn offering loss leader deals to get the customer into the store.

This year Sears is not waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season. To lure sought after customers in the door their Black Friday sale will begin today, October 30th at 5 pm and run through Saturday at noon with a door buster sale. That sure beats having to get up at 4 am or 5 am to on Black Friday to take advantage of the deals.

Here are a few of the deals that are worth taking note of :

Friday-Saturday: Juniorís wool peacoat from U.S. Polo Assn. - $34.99 (reg. $80.00) Missesí down coat - $39.99 (reg. $99.99) Protection System bubble jackets for girlís 4-16 or boysí 4-20 - $19.99 (reg. $55.00-$60.00 Young Menís Canyon River Blues Tops - $14.99 (reg. $40.00) Fleece Sets For Toddler Boys - $8.99 (reg. $24.99) 2-Pack Blanket Sleepers for infants and toddlers - $9.99 (reg. $21.99) Missesí sweater from Apostrophe - $14.99 (reg. $36.00)

Saturday Only Doorbusters: 50% off Craftsman 302-piece mechanic's tool sets - save $200.00 50% off all DieHard work boots 3/8 ct. tw. diamond stud earrings - $79.99 LG 42Ē class 1080p LCD HDTV - $649.99 (save $50.00) Menís NordicTrack zip neck micro fleece pullovers - $9.99 (reg. $25.00) 7 Ĺ ft. Wakefield slim Christmas tree with 700 Never Out clear or multi lights - $174.19 (reg. $259.99) Craftsman 14 -drawer basic tool chest - 50% off - $199.97 ProForm XP elliptical 16-in. stride length - $399.99 (reg. $699.99) *closeout All Covington low shaft boots - $19.99 (reg. $39.99)

Sears will offer a variety of door busters each week until Christmas in hopes of bringing out shoppers early and often. Starting November 7 th 'Black Friday Now' will happen on Saturday mornings through Christmas.

Target is another retailer looking ahead towards Black Friday. The store has set up a section on the stores website. You can also sign up to receive weekly ad reminders and announcement of Black Friday deals.

If it is toys you are looking for you are in luck as well. Today and Saturday Toy's R Us is having a 2 day Monster Sale. There are some great door buster deals. I do not have any toys on my list for this holiday season or I would be there in a heartbeat.

I think this holiday shopping season is going to be like none we have ever seen. The days of waiting until the day after Thanksgiving or the day after Christmas to shop for bargains are going to be long gone. Shop early and save will be the theme this season. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady