Before you shop, check out these Black Friday tips from the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Thanksgiving is almost here and Black Friday shoppers are preparing. Some may even get a jump start with various retailers opening their doors Thursday evening, November 27th. With U.S. holiday shopping expected to be moderately better this year, price competition is expected to remain fierce.

The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is offering tips to people planning on taking advantage of Black Friday - traditionally the day after Thanksgiving - sales offers.

“Some people are so eager to get big ticket items, they plan their Thanksgiving around Black Friday sales”, says Ran Hoth, President and CEO. “The crowds this year will be no different. Ease your shopping day by making a game plan, sticking to your budget, and understanding each stores return policy.”

Black Friday shoppers should keep these tips in mind: