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When do Black Friday sales start? Here's what you need to know

A guide to this year's holiday deals.

If you're feeling overwhelmed preparing for and keeping track of this year's Black Friday sales, take a deep breath. We've got you covered.

In short, the deals have already begun — but there's plenty more to come as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches. 

Here's a handy graphic covering key dates and other important shopping info, courtesy of BlackFriday.com:

2020 Black Friday chart

Keep in mind, however, that the CDC is urging shoppers to be cautious as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Their holiday guidelines list "going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving" as a higher-risk activity

Luckily, much of — if not all of — this year's Black Friday deals can be taken advantage of online. 

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