Between stores being open Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, our annual shopping rituals have become a little different over the years

Here’s how to make the shopping season a little chaotic.

But be careful out there. According to, 11 percent of Black Friday deals are the same as last year. Before you shop, check out the 2015 Black Friday Freshness Report.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.