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.