with Clare O’Connor, Staff Writer at Forbes


This year, November 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday as it’s called – is expected to be the busiest in 8 years, with 66% of surveyed consumers planning to hunt for bargains, up significantly from 55% last year. So Clare shares some tips – her Black Friday Survival Guide – on how to plan ahead, how to get the best deals, how to protect yourself and your family from the chaos and mad rush of shoppers, and from unsavory thieves who may target vulnerable people heading out of well-known stores.

She also talks of a growing trend of stores offering Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day itself, and why some of that isn’t sitting too well with some people.

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