“Instead of going to five different stores, take the ads with you,” McGrath said. If a big-box store advertises a rock-bottom sale price, often its competitors will honor that price at checkout.
Sarah Bull, who also attended Gay’s boot camp, said that Black Friday has turned into a “family affair” for her household, with all three of her kids searching for bargains. Son Caleb, 14, has mapped out the family’s shopping route for Black Friday 2012.
Last year, the Bulls’ shopping haul was “really huge,” but this year will be simply “huge,” said Bull. After last year’s spree, “I still have two years’ worth of Christmas presents in the attic.”
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