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Coupon corner: A guide to Black Friday deals

Rachel Trotta
Special to the Chronicle

If the thought of Black Friday shopping fills you with excited thoughts of ridiculously marked down merchandise, this article is for you! The mayhem of Black Friday shopping isn’t for everyone though, but I do suggest you give it a try, at least once. You never know, you may come to love it just as much as I do. Here are some of the amazing deals we will be seeing on 11/29 this year.

Macys: This is a great place to start because there are so many markdowns that allow you to check off a wide range of people on your “shop-for” holiday list. Some sales to look out for include $19.99 women’s boots (orig. $59-$69), $9.99 small appliances (orig. $19.99- $59.99), 40 percent off juniors dresses, buy one get one free juniors sweaters and 40 percent off men’s sweaters.

Best Buy: Always a great place to get something for the techie in you or on your list! Some deals include $7.99 Blockbuster titles, $99.99 IPod Nano, $12-$30 video games (orig. $60-$80), $49.99 Amazon Kindle and $9.99 headphones.

Gap & Old Navy: These partner companies are always a contender for great deals on Black Friday and this year is no exception. According to Seventeen magazine and an online flyer, both will be having 50 percent off all of their merchandise.

Dicks Sporting Goods: For the athletes on your list there will be up to 50 percent off Nike performance fleece, $30-$39 off select North Face styles, and 25 percent off select Under Armour hoodies.

Keep in mind that many stores don’t release their deals until the week of or a few days before Black Friday. Some stores will run ads on BlackFriday.com. Additionally, all location opening times vary from store to store so do your research! Not planning your mall trip can be a fun, exciting experience but with the large crowd turnouts it can also be stressful.  If you’re looking to check a lot of names off your holiday shopping list it helps to plan out when and where you want to go. I hope you get everything you want from your Black Fridayshopping trip so I’ll leave you with one more tip… coffee helps!

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