Well I for one wasn't going to attempt the crowds this year. Last year I played the game, was sitting at a Super Walmart at 11m Thanksgiving night for the sale to start at midnight. I founght the crowd got our of the store about 5:am was going home and happen to stop and a much small walmart, they were open, they opened at midnight but didn't tell anybody. Ther wasn't but a few souls in the store. I went in there finished all the grandkids and children shopping and was out of there in 30 minutes. Good part about it, I was able to get all the earlybird specials Walmart had on sale, and didn't have to fight any crowd.