There was a time when Black Friday meant spending hours poring over print circulars looking for the best deals. Not so anymore. There are several sites that post the ads and shopping hours of major retailers well in advance, so you can easily compare the offerings of the stores in your area or deals online and plan your shopping trip long before you’re ready to head out. Here are some examples:
BlackFriday.com: In the upper left corner of the page, there’s a tab that says “Black Friday ads.” Click on that, and you’ll find Black Friday ads for more than 100 stores. BlackFriday.com also offers cashback rebates for online shopping, coupon codes and a Black Friday iPhone app.
DealNews: This site has collected Black Friday ads for more than 60 popular stores and also offers insight into which Black Friday deals are really good deals. You can also sign up for the e-mail newsletter and get the newest ads sent directly to your inbox. DealNews also has a smartphone app for iPhone or Android.
BlackFriday by BradsDeals: This Black Friday site includes ads for more than 100 retailers. You can also sign up for Black Friday e-mail alerts, and take advantage of the Black Friday iPhone app.
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