THE BRONX - Forget the turkey this Thanksgiving, stores across the borough wanted shoppers to open their wallets instead.

Just a day before Black Friday, many retailers tried to hook early shoppers this holiday. Some stores offered big bargains on their websites, as an easy way to get people to shop early.

Some stores were open this Thanksgiving. The National Retail Federation is predicting 138 million shoppers this weekend, which is up from last year.