After years of Black Friday sales being offered earlier and earlier, many are suggesting the trend be reversed.

Despite some retailers reverting back to closed hours on Thanksgiving Day, many local favorite retailers plan to continue to offer their holiday sales to shoppers, beginning Black Friday on Thursday.

With less than two weeks until Black Friday, considered the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season since the early 1920s, shoppers are browsing stores’ advertising to secure deep discounts.

Many shoppers make plans and review Black Friday ads, which will be inserted into the Minden Press-Herald.

Retailers suggest shoppers remember to take note of the times listed in advertisements as some items may only be available during specific time slots and to check the websites of favorite retailers for additional sales and shopping options.

Wal-Mart will begin offering Black Friday sales at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Stage Stores will begin offering their Black Friday Sales at midnight Thanksgiving Day.

Target opens its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Old Navy will open at 4 p.m. Thursday and remain open until midnight on Black Friday.

Best Buy’s Black Friday sales begin at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day stores will remain open until 1 a.m. Nov. 25, and reopen at 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Toys “R” Us opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, and will remain open for 30 hours, until 11 p.m. Friday.