Black Friday game plan

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We know Black Friday equals bargains, but you really want to save time and money, so as always that means being a strategic shopper.

If you plan on shopping today or tomorrow, you're gonna need a game plan!

Know the rules:

    • This means knowing store hours and what time the Black Friday sales actually start
    • Take a look at a store map to find out where certain items will be
    • Check on store policies like price matching and return and exchange before you buy

We always want to score more savings, so this means using coupons and store rewards on top of the sale price if you can.

While it may not include all the hot items, don't ignore the clearance rack.  That's where you can find some of the best bargains. Retailers have likely pushed some extra merchandise there to make room for all of the holiday deals.

Don't leave home without your shopping list and apps on your phone that let you comparison shop and scan products and ofcourse any clipped coupons you plan to use.

Don't forget to shop with a credit card or a small amount of cash and keep a close eye on your accounts over the holiday season.