Black Friday Deals 2009: The BEST Offers From Major Retailers (PHOTOS)

Black Friday Is This Week: Start Making Your Shopping Plans Today

Black Friday deals are coming early in 2009.

Partially due to the desperation of struggling retailers, the holiday shopping season kicked off a bit early this year, with a number of stores announcing major sales before the Black Friday discount frenzy that falls on November 27.

Major retailers, including Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears are holding pre-Black Friday deals and promotions on their websites, so with the big day fast approaching, it may be time to start thinking about your shopping strategy for the holidays.

Here is a breakdown of what a few major retailers are offering. To do some research on your own, browse any number of the Black Friday specialty websites here, here and here.

Bloomberg reports that Kohl's will allow customers to start making Black Friday shopping lists at starting November 22. Keep an eye out for other retailers to follow suit. Toys "R" Us will open at midnight on the 27th, five hours earlier than in years past, The Baltimore Sun reports, and other retailers will open in the wee hours.

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