How to Find the Best Deals on Black Friday


Shoppers at Sam's Club can expect a free breakfast, which includes everything from an egg sandwich to yogurt, from 5am – 8am while supplies last. The store with more than 47 million members will offer a half carat diamond stud for $299, a Sony Blu-ray player for $94.88, and the Samsung Fascinate Smart Phone for 98 cents.

Online shopping market place Etsy will allow consumers to find the best Black Friday deals by searching on the Website using the term "Black Friday Etsy." The deals will "vary by shop and are determined by the shop owners. They may include free shipping, buy one get one, etc. All details will be clearly stated in the item descriptions," says media person Adam Brown.

Over at Best Buy, the company is being tight lipped on the exact items they will offer. But, for customers interested in door busters at electronics retailers, "anything listed as a store buster --those are going to be in very high demand-- and if you're looking to get one of those, you want to go early," says Sy Paulson, customer solutions manager at the Best Buy based in New York City. "Those products will have tickets that are distributed before the black Friday door open." The store will distribute tickets for door buster items that include an expiration time. We obviously wanted as good as any other day for customer service. The last thing we want is a mad rush."

He says the electronics retailer will offer deals in all product categories. "I think the E-reader category will be the new fresh addition to this assortment of great deals," says Paulson. "I think that's one of the newer categories of what customers are looking for at 5am in the morning."

Retailers tend to be mum about Black Friday deals.

"We've seen highly competitive weekend sales put on by Walmart, BestBuy and Amazon in what eventually turns into a big one-upping contest," says Michael Brim, founder of " For instance, Walmart will put an item on sale for a certain price, then we'll see either (or sometimes, both) Amazon and BestBuy come out and price-match that price."

Target would not comment on the buzz surrounding what may be one of its popular items. The best BF Ads founder Michael Brim has seen is the unconfirmed 1080p LCD HDTV 40" from Westinghouse," which is expected to be sold at Target for $298.

When asked for confirmation of the rumors circulating about the retailer, Target asked consumers interested in learning what the retail giant has to offer to sign up for alerts on starting Nov. 17. "Our full 2-Day Sale ad will be available online Nov. 24 and in homes Nov. 25," says the company spokesperson Jessica Carlson.

Regardless, of the cost cutting, shoppers should take advantage of cash back offerings. I use UPromise, a website that lets you earn as a percentage of your savings towards a college account, and to go even farther than that I'm getting that cash back from my credit card, too, says Nelson.

To increase your savings on black friday check to see if your credit card offers more cash back for utilizing their Web site. By click on one of her favorite stores from her credit card company's web site, Nelson receives additional savings that typically range from 5 to 10 percent.

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