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What Is Small Business Saturday? How to Snag Deals on Local Goods

Wedged between the two mega-shopping holidays, Small Business Saturday is a chance to get discounts on unique goods and support your local business community. Here, you can learn all about Small Business Saturday and how to snag the best deals — and maybe this year, you'll want to head down the street for your holiday shopping.

7 Ways Cyber Monday Is Different From Black Friday

Cyber Monday exhibits its own unique traits outside of Black Friday, starting with the fact that it's outpacing the "main" shopping holiday in savings — and online sales.

Thanksgiving & Black Friday 2015 Store Hours: Know When To Go!

Let Gifs Explain Why Shopping In-Store on Black Friday Is a #Nope

We always say you don't have to go to the store to get the best deals during Black Friday, but we thought we'd make a more compelling argument through the power of these hilarious moving images. Here are the best reasons to stay home and shop online this Black Friday — as told through gifs.

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

10 of Our Favorite Balloons From Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade History

No matter what celebrities appear at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the real stars will be high up in the air, floating over giddy spectators with bright colors and scary bug eyes. Here are 10 of our favorite balloons from Macy's Parade history!

Black Friday Video Games 2015: Xbox One & PS4 Bundles Will Offer the Best Value

Statistically speaking, you're probably shopping for a gamer this holiday season. Are you finally ready to drop some cash on a current-gen console? Will you fill your cart with 2015's hottest AAA titles? Or perhaps fill your hard drive with PC game downloads? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

Black Friday TVs 2015: 60" Sets Will Offer the Best Bang for Your Buck

Of all the tech devices that go on sale during Black Friday, few items see as many discounts as televisions. This year, big-screen TVs will drop to affordably cheap prices, while smaller 32" TVs will hit bargain bin levels for deals.

Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you're shopping for a tablet this Black Friday, we've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is it's been a rough year for tablet fans. The good news is that tablets are overdue for a comeback.

Black Friday Smartphones 2015: 7 Ways Deals Will Be Completely Different This Year

With wireless carriers making the move to no-contract plans, what we know and can predict about smartphone pricing during this Black Friday season is in flux. The smartphone landscape hasn't just changed — we're on a whole new planet! Here's how this might affect deals this Black Friday.

Top 10 Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals

With the Black Friday buying frenzy fast approaching, we're expecting a record number of travel deals from major players like Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Cathay Pacific. We've selected the 10 hottest offers so that you can set your alarm and avoid missing out.

What to Expect From Black Friday Airline Deals, Hotel Sales, and Vacations

If you're planning a vacation in the future (and who isn't?!), then it might be worth waiting for the Black Friday period to book. The popular shopping season will include big discounts on airfare, hotels, and even vacation packages, with savings of up to 90% off. Here's what you can expect to see this year.

What to Expect From Black Friday Car Deals in 2015

With a big purchase like a car, doing your homework to make sure you get the best bargain can mean thousands in savings. However, as with any other bargain, you have to be careful about shopping on Black Friday. If you're car shopping this holiday season, let's go through what you can expect to find.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers better deals. Of course, there are great sales to be found on Cyber Monday, too. So when is the best day to shop? It depends on what you're buying!

Stores Are Pushing Their Apps for the Holidays, and That Means Deal Perks for Shoppers

Stores are putting major emphasis on their apps for the holidays, and that means customers should be ready to reap the rewards. Here's a rundown of perks shoppers can get from Walmart, Target, and Amazon apps.

Busted! These Are the 14 Biggest Myths About Black Friday

Every year, savvy shoppers find deep discounts online and in stores on Black Friday. But are all the deals great? Do you have to shop online to find them? Read on for our list of the 14 biggest myths about Black Friday.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

10 Ways Black Friday 2015 Will Be Different

If you're expecting retailers to rehash last Black Friday's strategies, you're in for a surprise. From holiday closings to an early wave of Black Friday doorbusters, here are the top changes you'll see this Black Friday season.

Our Master List of EVERY Black Friday Ad Worth Buying Next Week

Sorting through Black Friday ads can be overwhelming, so our editors have pared down the thousands of offers into a list of only the deals that are truly great. From TVs to tablets, and everything in between, here are the things you need to be on the lookout for next week.

Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? 7 Ways to Save Money and Stay Sane on Turkey Day

Hosting Turkey Day can be tough. Here we offer our best tips for how to save while entertaining during Thanksgiving this year.

Best Black Friday Fitness Tracker Ads: Best Buy Goes for the Gold!

Is everyone realizing they want to be healthy, or are we all just excited for a new gadget? Either way, there sure are a bunch of fitness trackers available on Black Friday! Here's our picks for the best choices.

Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: Under $300 Will Be the Norm, $720 MacBook Air

Laptops are one of the hottest items every Black Friday, and these year will be no exception. We're seeing ads for laptop deals for every budget, from a $75 2-in-1 to MacBook Air for a price that undercuts the current best by $71. Will Give You Money for Shopping In-Store on Black Friday is offering its members a different kind of Black Friday. It's calling November 27 "Purple Friday" and providing some real benefits to shopping in person instead of just online.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

There's nothing trivial about Black Friday. Still, that doesn't mean you can't have a little free fun with some Black Friday trivia. Here are 10 Black Friday facts you probably didn't know — maybe because you were too busy shopping.

Best Black Friday TV Ads: You Don't Have to Wait in Line to Score a $75 Set

Almost all the 2015 Black Friday ads have come out, so we're back again with our re-ordered TV picks. Amazon's ad came late and hit hard, delivering knockout prices on 50" and 32" sets. But Walmart remains a solid contender, hanging onto its 70" doorbuster crown.

Best Black Friday Streaming Ads: Discounts on Brand New Devices From Apple, Roku, and Amazon

In the brief time that streaming devices have been "a thing", they've gone from a fun novelty to almost a necessity — and that means we'll see a lot of them this Black Friday! We've rounded up your best bets for nabbing a great deal on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast this year.

'I Bought 8 TVs at Once': Stories From People Who Have Camped Out for Black Friday

We spoke with two in-store Black Friday warriors to get the skinny doing the Black Friday line ritual right — and we heard some amazing stories in the process.

More Black Friday Freebies: Early Shoppers Can Score Movie Tickets & Gift Cards

If you can't afford to splash out too much money on those discounted goods come Black Friday, never fear! The biggest shopping day of the year also brings with it a host of freebies for early-risers, including movie tickets and gift cards.

Amazon Announces Black Friday Deals, Sale Starts on November 20

Amazon announced its official Black Friday sale today, and while our team is diligently uploading the ads and analyzing the offers, there are a few initial takeaways worth noting.

Free Money! Gift Cards and Credits to Spend on Black Friday

When you score a discounted gift card or nab a store credit, you're basically getting free money! And there's no better time to stock up on extra cash than the week before Black Friday. Maximize your savings with this roundup of all the best gift card and credit offers for retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, and more.

This Amazon Hack Will Make Online Shopping So Much Easier

Life hacks are meant to make life easier, so of course shopping hacks are meant to make shopping easier. Today, we're bringing you a shopping hack for none other than the biggest online shopping retailer: Amazon. This tip should be especially helpful when you're shopping on the site during Black Friday week.

Vote in Our Poll: What's the Best Black Friday Ad of 2015?

At this point, most of the important Black Friday ads are in, so we already have insight into the big doorbusters of the season. And naturally, we're curious to know what our readers think!