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Help: Share Your Black Friday Shopping Plan

Put your Black Friday shopping ideas in the comments to this story and we will share the best of them Thursday morning. Ready, set, shop.

Black Friday begins at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Thursday for north and northwest suburban Chicago shoppers and Patch wants to know your plan.

Will you head to Toys R Us or Walmart at 8 p.m. Thursday before or after the Thanksgiving dishes are done? Target opens an hour later and will have more than 24 hours of continuous shopping. How will you take advantage of the deals at both places?

How will you be planning to navigate from Toys R Us or Walmart to Macy’s at midnight and not be too far behind the line for the best of the bargains?

Does your plan include a partnership? Will you trade lists with a friend and then become a placeholder while someone shops for you? Will you have a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate? Will you have your Thanksgiving dessert while waiting in line to shop?

These are some of Patch’s thoughts. Please put together your plan and share it with your fellow readers in the comments. Feel free to leave the specific stores or locations out of your comment to protect your place in line.

LiLSuzQ32 November 21, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Staying as FAR away from the madhouse as possible !!!
LiLSuzQ32 November 21, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Amen to YOU, Barry !!!
Nightcrawler November 21, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Here's an idea. Let's head up en masse to the corner of Rollins Rd. and Rt. 83 in Round Lake Beach, where you'll find the empty hulk of the Wal-Mart that was built with TIF financing back in about 1990, which the company then deserted a couple of years ago without – you guessed it – ever paying a dime in local taxes. Bring a few rusty 55-gallon drums, some broken plastic lawn chairs, and we'll have a cookout. Just don't buy your burgers at Sam's Club.
Lake Forest resident November 21, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Spending time with my kids tomorrow to go shopping for food items to donate. If you're a parent, ask yourself whether you want to set an example of loading up your car with stuff you don't need, or instilling the value of being appreciative of what they have as well as empowering them to help others.
Lake Forest resident November 21, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I'm with you TAKH... You got your priorities set straight.

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