ST. CLOUD - Though more and more stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving this year, Black Friday is expected to remain one of the largest shopping days.

The Better Business Bureau encourages you to to research stores before you shop and compare prices on same items to get the best deal. It's also important to look out for deals that may be too good to be true. Some stores and websites may offer low prices to trick shoppers into giving away their credit card information.

You should also ask for a stores return policy before you make a purchase. Companies aren't required to give you your money back, but are required to post their return policy.

Also, search for Black Friday Ads ahead of time to pick our your favorite deals.  You can always research companies online at the Better Business Bureau website.

The National Retail Federation forecasts that holiday sales will increase by more than 4 percent this holiday season.