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Black Friday Trends and Tips

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, seems to be 240-black-friday-deals-tips-trends-yeagerstarting 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.

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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:

  1. The North Face Denali jacket
  2. iPad Mini 16GB
  3. Dell Inspiron 15
  4. UGG Classic Tall boots
  5. PlayStation 4
  6. LEGOs; LEGO Super Heroes Dynamic Duo and LEGO Friends Olivia’s House
  7. iPhone 5C 16GB
  8. Xbox One
  9. Samsung 32-inch HDTV
  10. Canon PowerShot A2500

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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