A line of customers wait for Scheels All Sports to open at 7 a.m. on 'Black Friday,' on November 25, 2011 in Fargo, N.D.
A line of customers wait for Scheels All Sports to open at 7 a.m. on 'Black Friday,' on November 25, 2011 in Fargo, N.D. - 

Millions are expected to shop this Thanksgiving weekend, but not everyone has big screen TVs and tablets on their shopping list. Hannah Trafton, a college junior in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has more practical items in mind. 

"A Tupperware set, a hand mixer, a vacuum, new sheets for my bed, towels, a rug..."

Trafton geared up for Black Friday with detailed lists and a plan of attack of which stores she's planning to go to and at what time. 

"My parents think I am being ridiculous," she says. But as a former retail employee, she says she knows the benefit of shopping this weekend. 

"Right now I can take a little bit of my check and get a lot more, than taking that same amount and going to the store right before Christmas."

Hanna Trafton spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio. 

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