'Sofa Sunday' joins ranks of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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This Thanksgiving, go ahead and have more mashed potatoes.

Of those shopping, about 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, 70 percent plan to shop on Black Friday, and 48 percent are expected to shop on Cyber Monday.

Past year savvy shoppers were ready to snap up bargains as soon as deals went live at midnight - with half a million visits to Argos's digital channels between midnight and 1am, equating to 8,000 visits per minute.

If you'd like to take advantage of Argos' Black Friday 2017 offers, you'd be best advised to check the site out (via the link below) starting tomorrow but be sure to check back on Black Friday itself (November 24th) at midnight, as the company has a history of launching deals with some strong offers that tend to sell out by the time a lot of us are waking up on Friday morning.

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Beyond the possibility of harm, many stores do not even open until midnight or normal hours Friday.

Seattle-based outdoor retailer REI goes a step further.

Indeed, when he first began the website about 12 years ago, he was more likely to get a cease-and-desist order from a retailer than any appreciation for putting their ads online. The Swedish retailer is saving its biggest deals of the year for the epic shopping holiday.

"We are doing this again to unite people and to find common ground in the outdoors", said REI CEO Jerry Stritzke in a statement.

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"For some retailers such as Kohl's or Amazon, Black Friday starts the Monday of Thanksgiving week, so it's really just creeping earlier and earlier", Vincent said.

Black Friday 2017 is starting early for some retailers. Shoppers should look for stores with doorbuster guarantees.

And don't fret if you spend the entire Thanksgiving weekend hanging out with your family instead of shopping.

One of the major benefits of getting your Black Friday shopping from Argos is the "Free Fast Track" in-store collection the company's site offers, so you won't have to wait around for the inevitably delayed delivery times. "Deals will come and go through Christmas".

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"We have been busy preparing for the Black Friday period for many months now, ensuring our digital channels, stores and distribution centres are all geared up in anticipation for high levels of demand for what we expect to be fantastic deals across must-have products".

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