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Black Friday shoppers up bright and early for big savings

OKLAHOMA CITY — Black Friday shoppers around the metro rolled out of bed bright and early with patience and dedication this year.

Some started lining up outside stores as early as Thursday morning, while others started their shopping spree a bit later but got creative with their approach.

“I got here at about quarter to seven,” one shopper said Thursday evening.

“I got here at about six in the morning,” another shopper said, also on the eve of Black Friday.

A few hours after that, a long line started wrapping around Best Buy.

Down the road at Toys R Us, shoppers there also flooded the aisles. Those shoppers included one festive family who had their eye on the prize.

They were decked out in bright shirts that read “Black Friday Shopping” on the front, and “Master Shopper” on the back.

“Last year, we started this and we decided to have bright-colored shirts because you could find each other really easily. So, we just make a shirt again the next year and have fun,” said Jennifer Patton. “It’s just a family thing. It’s a tradition. Half the time we don’t buy very much at all, sometimes we do.”

The group said it takes planning, which started on Thanksgiving.

"We sit down after dinner and go through all the sale papers. Natasha printed them all out. We got newspapers and we kind of make a game plan together," Vicki Rodgers said.

It’s all to make sure the kiddos get everything on their Christmas wish list, and of course to grab a little something for mom and dad too.

“I got a good deal on a TV at Walmart, and when I found it, it was the only one left and I grabbed it,” Natasha Rodgers said.

Don’t forget about Small Business Saturday.

More than 40 local retailers will be at the pop up shops in Midtown. They’ll rotate out over the next four weeks.

The pop up shops will be open through Dec. 23.