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Black Friday deals coming early
Big retailers opening Thursday for holiday shoppers
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The line outside the outlet mall Coach store in Dawsonville stretched further than the eye could see on Nov. 24, 2017 as early Black Friday shoppers waited their turn to enter the store, which boasted savings of up to 80 percent off. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
The 2018 holiday season kicks off this week as family and friends gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving with holiday traditions including mapping out Black Friday shopping strategies in order to catch some of the best deals. For those planning to finish up their turkey day meals then camp out for early Friday morning deals, bundle up. The current forecast is calling for a chilly Friday with a high of 46 degrees and rain moving in during the evening. For those getting a jump on Black Friday and hitting the stores Thursday night, there isn’t expected to be any rain in your way. As always, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office advises everyone doing late night and early morning shopping to be vigilant and observant when exiting and returning to their vehicles, and to never hesitate to contact 911 if needed. “Be sure not to leave packages in plain sight. There is not much more inviting to a thief than an unoccupied vehicle loaded with merchandise,” said Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson. “Protect your personal belongings, such as your purse and wallet. Never leave these unattended, but rather keep them close to your body.”