8 smart ways to shop on Black Friday without breaking the bank

Want to avoid overspending this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Keep these money-saving tips in mind as you shop.

November marks the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season as Canadians start flocking online, to the nearest malls or across the border to seize the best deals on Black Friday.

Originating in the States, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are notable shopping days that fall on the Friday and Monday after U.S. Thanksgiving in late November. And since Canucks love a good bargain, it’s no surprise that Canadian retailers have adopted these sale events here at home over the last decade. Of course, that hasn’t stopped many of us from still heading south for a bit of cross-border shopping.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good sale from time to time – be it here, in the States or online – but we’re assuming you’d prefer to take part in one without breaking your bank account. To help get you ready for Black Friday sales this year (November 23), here are some cost-saving tips to consider before you buy:

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