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Good Question: How do you get the most out of Black Friday shopping?

For some Black Friday shopping is a competition and should be an Olympic sport.

Some shoppers have it down to a science.

Good Question: How do you get the most out of Black Friday shopping?

The countdown is on to Black Friday and all those deals, but tackling the day takes some serious strategy.

Savings expert Debbie Morris, also known as the Fru Gal says don't leave home without a plan.

"Do your homework on Thursday, figure out where you want to go. The worst thing you can do is not have a plan going into it," said Morris.

Surfing the web will help you save, online sites like BlackFriday.info put stores and their sales right at your fingertips to help you save.

Now there is an App for that too!

There are dozens of shopping apps designed to help you find the price.

There are apps that send you updates on sales, ones like shopsavvy turn a smart phone's camera into a barcode scanner.

In just seconds the app shows you how much the item is selling for online and at other stores.

The Fru Gal says she uses texting to find savings.

"Stores are now texting you coupons, there is now mobile coupons that are being sent to you right through your smart phone, they can actually scan your phone at the checkout line."

Be aware that on Black Friday there may be a limited number of big ticket items, be sure to read the fine print in the circular ads.

Don't assume there is a price match policy, some retailers who have one sometimes drop it during Black Friday sales.

In the end being prepared can make for a successful and productive day of shopping.

As for those shopping apps, almost all are free and many popular stores have their own free apps for current deals and discounts.


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