Black Friday is a little earlier this year than usual, falling on Nov. 23. That means shoppers have 51 days to purge threw advertisements and plan to catch deals.

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According to WKBW BFads.net, a Black Friday shopping watchdog website, says most retailers will wait until November to release their circular ads. (The website is calling them "ad leaks", but most are planned releases.)

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The big question is, though: Is Black Friday still the official beginning? Online retail sales have made an uproar into the "holiday creep," with companies such as Amazon having sales throughout November.

There are other days that will feature holiday shopping sales: Gray Thursday, White Wednesday and Cyber Monday, to name a few.