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Thanksgiving Will Top Black Friday for the Best Deals

One of the biggest myths about Black Friday is that the best deals will be on Friday itself. But if Black Friday is no longer the starting point, when should shoppers be looking? Find out why you might want to start shopping early this year.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

The Floodgates Are Open: The First Black Friday Ad is Here

Ready or not, Black Friday ads are here. To kick off the holiday season, we have our first sales circular leak courtesy of Black Friday veteran Harbor Freight. So now that the holiday seal is broken, here's what else you can expect from retailers in the coming weeks.

Stampedes, Stocks, and Savings: 16 Black Friday Myths Busted

For seasoned shoppers, Black Friday offers an endless array of best-of-year sales. However, not all the deals are good, and for the uninitiated, Black Friday can be overwhelming. Plus, with so many conflicting views on the holiday, it can be easy for a shopper to "do it wrong." So we're here to dispel the Black Friday myths from reality so you can shop smartly this year.

13 Ways Black Friday 2014 Will Be Different

Yes, it's only the first week of October, but it's time to start talking about Black Friday. After all, preparation is the best way to manage your expectations and get the best deals possible once the big day is upon us. In that spirit, here's our annual list of the ways in which Black Friday will be different this year!

10 Deals from Ralph Lauren to Outfit Your Whole Family

There aren't many designer brands that offer attractive, affordable apparel for your whole family (including the dog!), but Ralph Lauren is one of them. And now is the perfect time to stock up, because the site is taking 25% off select styles, including sale items, via coupon code "RLGIVE14". Plus, all orders bag free shipping. That's a rare combination of a discount and no-minimum free shipping.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy Each Month of the Year

To you, intrepid deal-finder, shopping is both art and science. It takes hard work, planning, and a bit of luck. We can't help with that last part, but we can help with your preparation.

Don't Wait Until Black Friday! 9 Deals You Should Buy Now

October is a tricky month for deals — we're so close to November (and Black Friday) that we can almost taste it, so you're better off waiting until next month to buy. But don't overlook October entirely! There are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

The First Black Friday Ad Has Arrived! And It's for a... Snow Globe?!

Every year at DealNews, we wait eagerly to see what the first Black Friday ad may be. Last year, Sprint leaked an ad for the Samsung Galaxy S3. This year, JCPenney kicks the season off with a teaser announcement about a titillating deal on a... snow globe?

Don't Wait Until Black Friday! 9 Deals You Should Buy Now

October is a tricky month because we're so close to November — and the best Black Friday deals — that we can almost taste it. So for many product categories, you're better off waiting until next month to buy. But don't overlook October entirely! There are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month, and our October buying guide focuses on the things you should buy now, while offering some notes about what purchases are better left to Black Friday.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September is an odd month for shopping, since summer has officially come to a close, and we're inching ever closer to Black Friday. But September has its own deal virtues, including Labor Day sales! So, we've mined the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.