Spotlight: Black Friday

An early Wednesday edition this week so that we may enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. A few quick suggestions for this weekend on the cheap:

– Macy’s Annual Holiday Parade, downtown Portland from 8:45am – 10:00am. See Santa’s arrival to Macy’s Santaland.

Portland Art Museum free admission this Friday evening, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

– This is the first full week of the ‘Holidays in the Pearl‘ promotion, where you present the free holiday Pearl Pass and get sales, discounts, food and beverage specials.

– 27th annual Wine Country Thanksgiving event at multiple Willamette Valley Wineries, this Friday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm. See web site for map and directory.

Secret Society Sale this Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

– Willamette Week’s new Cheapskate Deal Box includes Jolly Restaurant $4 cheeseburgers, free movie showings, a free Berbati’s show and more.

– For other weekend freebies, check out Aroundthesunblog.

– And don’t forget about Cyber Monday! Beware the 12 Scams of Xmas (article from FoxNews). Come Monday, check out as they usually have a feature story about the best Cyber Monday deals to be had.

Spotlight: Black Friday

Our only piece of advice is to get the Thursday edition of the Oregonian to scan and sort through all the ads for Black Friday. Some stores are open on Thanksgiving for even earlier deals, so it wouldn’t hurt to check through this morning’s (Wednesday) edition. Other than that, we think these will also point you in the right direction:

– “The Ultimate Insider Black Friday Guide: Where to Go for the Best Deals.” From US News & World Report

– “11 big Black Friday deals.” From CNN/Money

– “5 tips for saving on Black Friday.” From

– “Best Black Friday Deals for Gadget Lovers.” From Fox News

– “Top 10 Black Friday Websites.” From

– “Ten Black Friday Bargains.” From

– “Black Friday Deals 2009: The BEST Offers From Major Retailers.” From Huffington Post

– “Black Friday 2009 countdown: Final week of deals, tips, & news.” From USA Today

There you have it…enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and happy bargain hunting! USA, LLC

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