Black Friday tips from the Coupon Counselor

Dawn Marron of New Cumberland is a legal counselor by day, but by night friends call her the Coupon Counselor.

She has plenty of advise on making the most of the biggest shopping day of the year.

“You're gonna make a plan, do your research and you're gonna read the fine print,” said Marron.

Thanks to cyberspace, you can do all three online…starting with research.

“You can use websites that are available to find out when stores open, what products are available and where the best deal is for you,” said Marron. has it all: all the Black Friday ads from all the major retailers, plus when stores open for the mad holiday rush.

“You'll find all the hot deals for TVs, electronics and toys,” Marron said.

Come up with a plan.  Decide what you are buying and for who, and don't forget to read the fine print.

“They might say in the ad only two available or two per person or two per purchase,” said Marron.

If you are looking for a specific item, try and You might find a better deal now instead of on Black Friday, and despite the hype, Dawn says some things are worth waiting for.

“You shouldn't buy scarves and sweaters on Black Friday. Prices are better a few days before Christmas,” she said.

Many stores also offer those Black Friday deals online, and shipping is free, but double-check the ads. Some items must be purchased in the store to get that rock bottom price.

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