'Black Friday' shoppers step out early, for Thanksgiving day deals
Reporter: Maggie Vespa
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - As the turkey and trimmings were just beginning to cool, millions of Americans were hitting the stores in search of hot holiday deals.
Even amid peak Thanksgiving hours, first time 'Black Friday' shopper Sylvia McPherson is taking no chances.
"It started Thursday, but yeah we've been out since Tuesday," she said.
Like most camped out for Kmart's 8 p.m. reopening Thursday, she has her sights set.
"(What's so important? You've got a pretty specific list.) We want a deal on the 42" television for $199 and the Android tablets for $39," she said.
Even still, her cousin and 'Black Friday' veteran Nicole McWilliams says trading turkey for TV's is tough.
"You know you're going to get the deals, but then your family's at home enjoying themselves," she said. "(Obviously it's not hard enough. You're here.) Right. The deal is worth it."
But not everyone is sacrificing family time.
"Usually we stay home all day and eat dessert, then go outside and play," said Linda Taylor.
Inside Kmart Taylor, her daughter and two grandsons are making frugality a family tradition.