Shoppers take advantage of Black Friday sales in the early morning at a Target store Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Chicago. The store opened at 4 a.m. on Friday. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Huge chains aren't waiting until the early morning hours of Black Friday to begin their post-Thanksgiving sales.
This year, chains like Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy, and Target will open at midnight on Black Friday for shoppers to start saving on the deals.
It's not entirely new, as Walmart had the same tactic last year to entice deal-seekers into their stores. Those stores haven't yet announced an opening time for this year, but if their competitors keep to this 12 a.m. opening plan, we'd bet Walmart will, too.
Toys R Us is going even further, opening up at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night for anyone not in a food coma.
Don't think online retailers are going to wait, either. Amazon starts a full week of "Black Friday" deals on Nov. 20, then continues with specific deals on that Friday and the following Cyber Monday.
In short, the deals are going to skyrocket in just about two weeks. Prepare your credit card.