It is officially the holiday shopping season and Inside Edition has hacks to make your time at the store less hectic.

Inside Edition hit the mall with retail expert Trae Bodge, who said you should consider shopping before Black Friday.

“There are a lot of early deals. A lot of retailers are trying to get you to shop with them right now,” she told Inside Edition, adding that she advises not going to the store alone.

“It’s really good to bring a friend to divide and conquer, so if you go into a store and there’s a lot of deals you want to take advantage of, you go to one end, your friend goes to the other and you’re done in half the time,” she said.

Bodge wants consumers to keep an eye out for particularly great deals.

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