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Savings Made Sweet By Heather Brickell

Shop Black Friday Like a Pro Do you love to shop for the Holidays? I certainly do, and I am always searching for ways to save a few extra dollars here and there. I thought that it would be helpful to share with you all some Holiday savings tips for shopping both online and in-store. Many stores are already leaking their Black Friday ads online. This allows you to get your “plan of action” together for shopping. Having a plan of action not only helps you plan what stores to shop at, but it will also help to avoid overspending at the register. Shopping at an outlet mall on Black Friday will not only save you money, but time as well. Many times, this can be a one-stop shopping opportunity and you can get a majority of your shopping done in just one place! If you are like me and have little ones at home, getting out to the store can sometimes be challenging. I love to shop from the comfort of my own home in my pajamas! You can really find some great deals online if you know what to look for.

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Check out online sites that will give you cash back for shopping through them. Sites like Ebates will give you a certain percentage of cash back when you use them to make online purchases at stores. For example, if you know that you are going to make a purchase through Target.com, if you shop via Ebates, you will get cash back. Getting paid to shop has never been easier! Also, before you make online purchases, find out if there is a coupon code for that particular store you are buying from. One of my favorite promotional/coupon code sites is RetailMeNot.com, and I use them on a regular basis. Many stores like Walmart will offer the same items that you will find in-store on Black Friday online. Check to see what time these offers go live, but this may save you a trip to the store if you are not into the big crowds. Be sure to utilize Free Shipping codes whenever possible. At this time of the year, many stores will offer Free Shipping on any online purchase regardless of the size of your order. To me, this is golden, since you don’t even have to leave your home for a sweet deal! I hope that these tips and ideas will help you as you make your Holiday shopping plans! Have fun shopping! November 2014 • 17

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