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November 18, 2012

Brittany'sBudget Diary: How to go ‘black ops’ on Black Friday

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VALDOSTA — 4. Not without coups, baby (if you know what this is from you deserve a gold star).

Just as Dane Cook once denied a little lady admittance into the BK Lounge for not having coups, you too don't want to be caught without coupons.

On Thanksgiving, I go through all my coupons, organize them and read all the fine print. That way, I know all the exclusions and I'm not stuck at the register being that person who’s yelling at the sales associate.

If you want to be super fancy, you can use an envelope to organize your coupons and put sticky notes on them with all the exclusions. However, this tip is only for the truly dedicated.

5. Don't go ninj’n nobody that don't need ninj’n.

Use the wise words of the YouTube redneck ninja. Don't completely lose your dignity on Black Friday. A sale isn't worth a fight, isn't worth a Belk parking lot smack down and certainly isn't worth getting arrested. This tip might not save you money per se, but it might prevent you from being a party to one of those hilarious social media videos of two shoppers going at it over some shoes. If your already tapped out of your dignity, please make sure you yell out "welcome to the octagon!" I just always thought that would be really funny to see.

Now that you know how to go black ops on Black Friday, here is my last bit of advice. Don't forget about your local businesses this holiday season. There is a myth circulating that local stores cost more money and that's not really all too true.

A lot of local businesses are having their own sales on Black Friday and on Small Business Saturday. Make sure you stop by, because you might just be surprised.

That's all I have for you this week, my black op budgeteers. Don't forget to like me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrittanysBudgetDiary and follow me on Twitter @VDT_Brittany. Happy early turkey day and as always stay classy!

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