'Tis the season of shopping!

As if the holidays weren't stressful enough, now we have to deal with supply chain shortages. Much of what you want to buy later this year could be unavailable since it is most likely stuck on a boat in either the Pacific of Atlantic ocean right now.

So, we're being asked to shop early.

Side note: American made goods probably won't be delayed or unavailable so here's another reason who you should shop small and local.

In an effort to both encourage us to shop and capitalize on early spending, several of the biggest retailers out there are offering Black Friday deals well before the big day. This is great news since many of us wait until after Thanksgiving to shop in order to prevent paying full price.

These early deals could end up working out well for us because if we get the shopping down before Thanksgiving, then we can actually enjoy the season. I know, it's easier said than done. But wouldn't it be nice to be present with your loved ones without thinking of the millions of things you should be doing instead?

Here are the early Black Friday deals


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What: Amazon's Epic Deals event features deals on plenty of items. You'll save on just about everything; technology, beauty products, fashion, games, gift cards and more.

When: Many deals are happening right now. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they will be available throughout the holiday season. Deals are popping up and expiring every single day. So keep your eyes peeled.

Where: Online at Amazon.com/events/epicdeals



Target in Greenland, New Hampshire, in 2019.
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What: Target's Deal of the Day will save you on kitchenware, home appliances, fashion, gadgets and technology, toys, beauty and more.

When: Ongoing. Keep checking back for more deals as they are arriving and ending each day.

Where: In store, online and through the Target app.

Note: Target will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year.



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What: Walmart's Black Friday Deals for Days will save you money on many of the things you want to give as gifts. There three events total and each will save you money on different categories. Event 1 will be toys and electronics. Event 2 will be apparel and home. Event 3 doesn't have too many details yet, but were willing to bet it will be a free-for-all for all departments.

When: Event 1 is November 3-5. Event 2 is November 10-12. Event 3 is to be determined.

Where: In store, online and on the Walmart app.

Note: Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year.


Best Buy

Best Buy at the Maine Mall in South Portland, Maine, on June 21, 2019.
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What: Best Buy's Black Friday sale will save you money on just about anything in the store. Items like televisions, streaming sticks, headphones and more. Go tech crazy!

When: The first wave of deals is already underway. There will be another wave beginning Friday, November 19.

Where: In store, online and on the Best Buy app.

Note: Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year.

For more stores offering early Black Friday deals, click here.

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