Long lines formed hours before doors opened at stores across the Tri-States on Black Friday.
At Menards in Quincy, a line of hundreds of people wrapped around the building before the store opened its doors at 6:00 a.m.
Shopper Heather Patterson from Hannibal said she drove from Hannibal to start waiting in line at 12:30 a.m.
Patterson said she has been Black Friday shopping for twelve years and had a plan before the store even opened.
“I know where all the products are at and I know where I’m first, second, third, and then I’m hitting the line,” Patterson said.
RetailMeNot said 85 percent of shoppers nationwide plan to shop at some point between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On average each person will spend on average $738 this weekend.