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How to avoid “Black Friday” and get good deals for the holidays

Posted by deborahmclaren on November 26, 2009

Yep… I’m really excited to share some anti-Black Friday tips.

“Black Friday” is the day after Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year. Consumerism at it’s ugly peak!

If you are interested in avoiding the consumerism and still “contributing to the economy” and getting some good Christmas deals…. read on!

Totally into avoiding consumerism and still having a good time?

Get all revved up and join Reverend Billy on “Buy Nothing Day!” Fabulous Worships, Actions and Online Apparitions!
Come to Church! Wherein we refute, rebuff, and rebuke the mad-dash junkie rush of holiday shopping sin. In the Twin Cities check out the film “What Would Jesus Buy? Buy Nothing Day Screening!” It even includes footage of the Mall Of America…
Friday, November 27, 2009 10:30am.

Want to go green?

Electronics are big now but not everyone can afford them. So we’re heading out to buy refurbished laptops, ipods, etc. I just bought a ThinkPad and Ipod Shuffle today (Wed) at Reboot in Minneapolis for Black Friday prices. Reboot is the online leader in new life, or previously used, electronics. They reclaim, recycle, refurbish and remarket computers, laptops… I called on Monday and Tuesday to check around town for good prices. I was able to check out Reboot’s best prices and the best discounts and get the managers to let me come in today (day before Thanksgiving) and still receive the discount. Not only did I get a great discount, I got great service (not many folks in the store) and the pick of the best technology they offered. I got the tops and not picked-over merchandise!

Eat Green

Other good deals: Bought a Blue Sky Guide so was able to use my coupons at neighborhood co-ops to save over $35 on Thanksgiving dinner! Plus the Blue Sky Guides were offered as part of a fundraiser for my kid who is raising money to go on an environmental learning project next month. AND, they make great Christmas presents at $20 each!

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