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November 24, 2009 11:21 ET

Feature Brief: Shows Consumers How to Save

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Saving Strategies

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just a few days away. Retailers are motivated this year to roll out significant holiday shopping specials and consumers will look to save, stretch budgets and ensure they are getting good value for what they spend. With that in mind, the team at has created the Holiday Savings Center and put together these tips to help any consumer survive holiday shopping while staying on budget.

-- Skip the crowds, cold and 4 a.m. wake-up: While retailers will advertise some exciting "door-buster" specials, the reality is there will be a limited supply and sometimes the product on special will have stripped down features. A better strategy is to shop online where many of the same specials will be available -- some before Friday morning. The team will be working through the Thanksgiving weekend to post the best Black Friday 2009 online deals.

-- Do your homework. Plan a shopping list and budget carefully before beginning to shop. The Holiday Savings Center features planning tools any consumer can use including a Holiday Budget Calculator. And shopping online can save time and money, in fact, an poll shows 38 percent of consumers plan to do at least half of their holiday shopping online this year.

-- Get a jump on Monday. Traditionally the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend kicked off online holiday buying hence the name Cyber Monday. Today consumers can find great online offers before Monday from the comfort of home. The Holiday Savings Center also features the best Cyber Monday 2009 online deals.

-- Get offers! We all know shopping online can save time, and consumers -- especially this year -- should not click "buy now" without a coupon or discount code in hand. Sites like collect the best offers from thousands of merchants putting the latest coupons, promotions, free items and more right at your fingertips. And with you can be sure everything on the site is current and valid because it's checked daily by editors who even post their money-saving tips to the site's blog. Consumers who plan to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and start holiday shopping in December can still find great Christmas online deals with

Now consumers can take advantage of the great holiday savings and be able to enjoy a long weekend without having to face the crowds by following these simple tips. Happy savings!

About saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best offers from more than 1,700 online stores and companies. Offers are organized by travel and service companies and retail stores. The site has more than 10,000 of the best offers including promotions, coupons and coupon codes, clearance items, free trials and free offers.