GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT News)-- Every year early Black Friday shopping only seems to get bigger. Here town… it’s no different.
“Yeah it’s a tradition; we come out every year,” says shopper Faith Miller.
“I’m probably going to buy a bunch of clothes and I’ll buy my parents, my brother, my family a bunch of gifts,” says shopper Alondra Ortiz.
Target off of Patterson Rd. opened their doors at 5 p.m. while Walmart on Rimrock had a full parking lot at 6.
“We look at the catalogs and then we go to the stores and we have a game plan and everything,” says Miller.
The National Retail Federation estimates over 165 million people will shop on Thanksgiving Day all the way through Cyber Monday. This year consumers have only 26 days until Christmas. So shoppers are not sleeping on the deals and won’t be sleeping in on Friday either.
“This is a great tradition that became since I was like 5 years old, since I can remember practically,” says Ortiz , “I’m going to try to get up as early as I can because there are some stores that are opening up in the morning,”
For those looking to get those deals on Friday, Mesa Mall will reopen at 6 a.m. For shoppers looking to take a quick break in between stores, there will be a refreshment station set up at 9 a.m. in front of GMC inside Mesa Mall.