It is the official start of the holiday shopping season, and this year experts predict day-after-Thanksgiving sales will jump 16%. So with more shoppers and more deals, how do you navigate through it all?
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Then there are news sites like CNN that rank the top deals they come across, like these top 11.
Social media is also playing a big role this year, especially sites like Facebook and Twitter. Check out Macy's fan page on Facebook offering exclusive deals to their fans. Another strategy is to sign up for e-mail alerts from your favorite stores. It's not too late to do this. Just go to each store's website and look for a sign-up link.
The bottom line: If you want the best deals, you have to do your homework. And all these sites make it very easy. Check them, and check them often on Thursday and Friday for new deals.