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Why I Won’t Be Out Shopping on Black Friday


I don’t go out shopping on Black Friday [2].

I know, I know. That statement might sound a bit antithetic to my usually frugal, money-saving ways, but it’s true.

Here’s why: The Black Friday deals online are usually just as good, or even better, than the in-store deals.

Yes, seriously. And I’ve proven this theory throughout the past few years by meticulously comparing the prices online versus the prices in-store. In almost every case, the online prices were better than the in-store prices.

Plus, you don’t have to wait out in the cold for three hours, and you can avoid all the stampeding and shoving crowds at the stores. Instead, you can get up a little early on Friday morning, sit in your PJ’s, sip your cup of coffee, and browse online.

There are other perks to shopping online for Black Friday… click on over to CrossWalk [3] to read four reasons why I shop online on Black Friday.

Join Us For Our All-Day-Long Black Friday Live-Blogging “Party” — Complete With Giveaways!

If you’re planning to shop online, be sure to join us here on MoneySavingMom.com where we’ll be having a “Black Friday Party” all day long, starting at 6 a.m. EST.

My brother, Nathaniel, is off work tomorrow and he loves scouting out online deals so he’s going to come over and hang out with me and help me live-blog all the best online Black Friday deals [2] all day long.

Plus, Amy has lined up some fabulous giveaways you won’t want to miss. Trust me on that one. Even if you don’t plan to spend a penny, you’ll want to show up to enter the giveaways!

photo from Big Stock [4]