The most practical Thanksgiving Day shopping list we may ever hear

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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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio


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