SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A number of people are starting their Christmas shopping early.
The National Retail Federation estimates four in ten shoppers will begin buying in November.
But some shoppers at the Hampshire Mall told 22News they're skipping the shopping holiday.
Trisha Girard says, "When I was younger in my 20s I used to do it, but now with three kids I don't like to drag them into that craziness. "
If you are one of the thousands of shoppers looking to get a bargain here are some tips.
Retailers say shoppers should use the internet to compare prices and become familiar with return or exchange policies before making your purchase.