FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Some shoppers like Lucy Spratt say the holiday came sooner than expected and she doesn't want to be last minute.
"I keep thinking it's tomorrow but it's not. I got a couple of days which makes it nice," Spratt explained.
From the crowd, you'd think it was tomorrow, the baked goods and turkeys are flying out the door.
Cameron Brooks plans on cooking for numerous families at his barbeque business and he feels like he got his best deal here. He's walking out with 16 turkeys.
"I'm actually just getting started with my shopping so I’ve got another 2 loads of turkeys to do," Brooks said.
Meijer is one store kicking off its Black Friday deals pulling in hundreds of shoppers for a one stop shop for both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Meijer employee Deonte Brewer said he expected the crowds after talking to a few customers.
"When you wait until the last minute, sometimes we don't have the item so that makes it hard on the shoppers. I've had a lot of people tell me that's why they are here now because this year they are not waiting until the last minute,"Brewer said.
Store director Neko Mostella said they have workers working around the clock all week long.
Meijer is offering their Black Friday deals now until November 30 which is a Saturday.