Sherrie Griggs hit her alarm clock at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning.
She got out of bed and put on the matching t-shirt her family custom made that reads "Stay calm, shop Black Friday."
Black Friday is becoming a more popular holiday for families to hit the stores together. It may be an unconventional way of bonding, but Griggs and her crew are taking it to the next level.
"Oh no, it's serious shopping. We've already bought three TV's," Griggs laughed.
The black shirts with hot pink letters stand out in a crowd.
"We were excited about our shirts that way we can find each other in stores." Griggs said.
Because Thanksgiving falls late this year that means there are fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so stores are opening earlier and earlier to make sure they get in as many days of deals as possible.
Some stores opened Thanksgiving day at 8 p.m., including more than 30 stores inside the mall.
Others held out until 12 a.m. Friday morning when doors to the entire mall were unlocked for eager shoppers.
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