Michelle’s Guide To Black Friday Shopping!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year….for shopping! Ahh yes, that magical day is here again: Black Friday! Now people either really love Black Friday or they don’t get it at all. Of course, I love shopping and bargains, so you know I LOVE Black Friday. Who’s ready to get out there and get the deals? Here are a few tips, including ways to get FREE things while you’re out in the Black Friday madness!

1. Make a plan.

If you’re serious about shopping on Black Friday you’ll need to figure out what you’re looking for and where you plan to go. This isn’t the day to wander – you’ve gotta get in there or you’ll miss out. If you’re just looking to stroll through the mall, this might not be the time. It gets crazy!

2. Get freebies!

Stores are hurting, and they want to get you in the door so you’ll spend money. Even if that means sweetening the deal with freebies. Many stores are offering free stuff – now that’s what I’m talking about! Check this out:

Old Navy – free digital cameras to a limited number of shoppers who spend at least $40

JCPenney – free Disney snow globes

Sears – free Thomas Kinkade collectible ornaments for the first 200 shoppers who purchase clothing or accessories. Each store also is giving 13″ Craftsmen tool bags (retail value $9.99) to the first 60 customers who buy $20 worth of tools.

Seattle’s Best – will send a free sample of coffee to the first 100,000 people working on Black Friday who visit the company’s Facebook page

Half Price Books – The first 100 people per store will get a free tote bag and $5 gift card. One of the tote bags will have a $100 gift card inside!

Michaels – Free Jubilee Cricut Cartridge to first 25 customers, free godiva bar to first 100 customers

Tanger Outlets – Free $10 Gift Card to First 200 Shoppers at 10pm, free $20 Gift Card to First 100 Shoppers at 2am, and everyone will be registered to win a 51″ TV.

Toys “R” Us – Buy an iPod Touch and get a free $50 gift card. In-store purchases only; one per customer.

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