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Black Friday coupons, ads, bargains


Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers traditionally kick off bargains, is coming around sooner than you think.

The Internet has made it easier than ever to plan your strategy in these cash-strapped times. Check out this cool site -- --to sign up for e-mail alerts on deals, ads and giveaways. They already have info on Walgreens and Sears ads for Black Friday.

Enter this morning before 1 p.m. to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Sears (sponsored by Sears), a $50 Gift Certificate to Target and two BFAds t-shirts.

Just enter once to be eligible for all daily give-aways.

Do you know why it is called Black Friday? It's the first time retailers get in the black (profit column) for the year.

XOXO -- Shopper Girl

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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