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According to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation or NFR, 69 percent of Americans - an estimated 164 million people - are planning to shop or considering shopping over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. For a third year in a row, it will be closing its 151 stores on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

No worries-Consumer Reports has been tracking Black Friday deals for years, so we've got you covered.

Best Buy is among the marketers who do not expect the Thanksgiving Day to sell Black Friday.

Hours: Stores open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year, online sale starts 12:01 a.m. central time Monday, Nov. 20 at Kohls.com.

Tech and gaming fans were early birds, with 57 per cent of all deals purchased between 12am - 4.30am being video games consoles, games and tablets. Signing up for Black Friday shopping alerts will get you the early word on promotions, coupons, and discounts.

Amazon will also be hosting thousands of "Lightning Deals" - products available at a discount, in limited quantities, for a short period of time - introduced throughout the sale, with new deals becoming available as often as every five minutes. Lives are put in danger just because people feel the need to rush and trample over whomever stands in their way to grab hold of a product at a discount that they may not even need.

On Black Friday, same-day Fast Track delivery slots will be offered to customers on a first-come, first-served basis with subsequent days' slots offered once Black Friday's delivery schedules are full. Many different retailers have already started offering large discounts online in hopes that they will be able to capitalize on the buying season at large.

Argos.co.uk is the UK's third most visited website, with around a billion hits a year.

Despite the controversy about stores remaining open on Thanksgiving, 49% of American adults will shop that day, but more will be shopping online or via a mobile device, at 33%, than will be shopping in store, at 30%. J Sainsbury plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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