Thanksgiving isn't just a day of giving thanks, it's also the last day before the holiday shopping season starts with a bang with early openings and one-day-only deals on Black Friday.
In addition, this year is the second Small Business Saturday, a day, according to the organizers, "dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year," and this year's Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is expected to draw an additional 10 million shoppers to their screens over last year's total.
Patch wants to know where the chips fall for you. Are you saving your money for internet sales, or did you complete the bulk of your shopping on November 25? Is Small Business Saturday the day you'll be out in force?
Vote in our poll, and fill in the details in the comments. This is your chance to explain why you eschew chain stores, computer shopping, or companies without a national reach!