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'Black Thursday': 5 Stores that Will Open Thursday for Early Black Friday Sales

Want to walk off some of that Thanksgiving meal by shopping? Try these places.

1. Michigan-based Meijer describes its sales as "Black Friday prices all week long" but offers special Thursday-only sales 6 a.m.-midnight on Christmas decor, gift wrap, toys, games, luggage, household goods, electronic items, jewelry, shoes, various clothing items including kids' snow pants and jackets for everyone.

2. Kmart Thanksgiving day ad specials include electronics (including several TV and camera bargains), DVDs, video games, holiday decor, toys, board games, jewelry, winter outerwear/thermal wear, footwear, general household goods and small appliances.

3. Walmart starts special sales at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, including things like DVDs, bikes, scooters, kids' games, toys, household goods, clothing, jewelry, appliances, luggage, and Christmas decor.

4. At CVS, special items such as electronics, cosmetic and beauty specials, Christmas items and decor, and a number of gifts from toys to cozy slippers for both kids and adults are on sale. Many gifts are less than $20; some are $10 or lower.

5. Rite Aid, 2880 East Highland Road in Highland, offers deals on holiday-wrapped food, holiday decor, bath gift sets, fleece throws and pants, small appliances, electronics.

Note that some Thanksgiving Day deals you won't have to even leave your house for: a number of retailers, such as Target, Toys R Us, Kmart, Walmart and Amazon.com (which offers a whole week of "Black Friday" sales) are hawking early online deals.

Shop around! A good resource is Black Friday Ads (the official Black Friday 2011 website); go to http://bfads.net/.

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