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Black Friday Trends and Tips
Posted By Jeff Yeager On November 25, 2013 @ 12:59 pm In Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving  and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, seems to be starting earlier every year. First we saw stores opening to hordes of shoppers at 4 a.m. Friday, then at 3 a.m., a few years back. Now some big-box retailers aren’t even waiting that long. They’re opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year, hoping families will eat and run to the nearest mall.
So what are folks clamoring to buy this season? The website Coupons.com surveyed more than 5,000 holiday shoppers to find out.
Here are the top 10 most sought-after items:
Whether you’re buying electronics, a Furby (yep, they’re back) or other gifts, here are some cheapskate tips  for scoring the best deals:
Bottom line: No matter where, when or how you shop, be smart and stay cheap!
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