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Nov 19 2012
5 years ago
4:16 PM MST

Black Friday: A Couponer’s Dream or A Couponer’s Nightmare (What Do YOU Think?!)

Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:16 PM MST
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As you probably know, Black Friday is almost upon us (yikes!). And with Black Friday comes some controversy as many stores are planning to open their doors on Thanksgiving day (several stores did this last year as well). Instead of waiting until the wee hours of Friday morning (as was the case in many year’s past), retailers like Target, Toys R Us and Walmart are opening their doors on Thanksgiving evening. To see more of the Black Friday craziness, check out this video here which details how hardcore shoppers are already lining up for Black Friday. So crazy!

Now some would argue that having access to the awesome Black Friday sales earlier than normal is a couponer’s dream, while others may argue that all this retail craziness is taking away from family time and the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Check out more about this debate in the US News article found here entitled “Black Friday Backlash: Retailers Take Heat From Employees Over Thanksgiving Hours.”

On a personal note, I have never been a fan of Black Friday (I much prefer Cyber Monday where I can snag incredible deals from the comfort of my own home ~ in my PJ’s 😀 ). I would rather spend the entire Thanksgiving day with my family eating good food, playing games, and just enjoying one another.

I have absolutely no desire to wait in line for hours fighting with other shoppers only to find out the deal that I was waiting for is sold out or maybe is not even that great of a deal after all. However, this is just my take on Black Friday and I am sure that many of you may disagree. With that being said, I would love to have you share your thoughts and opinions on this topic…

“Is Black Friday a Couponer’s Dream or a Couponer’s Nightmare?!”

If you are planning to brave the stores on Black Friday, be sure to go here to check out my Top 12 Black Friday Shopping Tips! And be sure to click here to browse through all the Black Friday deals that have been posted thus far.

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.