photo galleries November 22, 2012 11:33 pm Updated: March 20, 2013 9:53 am Gallery: Shoppers get an early start on Black Friday By Global News What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... What is this? X What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... File photo. Black Friday 2012. Many big retail stores in the U.S. got a head start on Black Friday this year and opened on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight. Report an error Recent Stories Bargain hunters face pre-dawn cold for Target liquidation sales Canadian retailers see holiday sales slump and uncertainty ahead How Lunar New Year celebrations in China impact the global economy Walmart gobbling up bigger slice of Canadians’ grocery budgets Target liquidation sales could start Thursday photo galleries Editor's Picks Smart Money Save money on your energy bills with these 6 tips Homer Simpson Turns out Homer Simpson calculated Higgs boson particle before scientists Cat Island Felines outnumber humans on Japan's 'Cat Island' DRAM Lawsuit How to claim a refund for overpriced electronics sports illustrated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover too racy for some Smart Money Sturdy as a house of cards? A look at Canada’s property boom Smart Money What affects your credit rating and how can you improve it?