November 21st, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Black Friday bonanza

It's Thanksgiving week, and some of you know what that means besides turkey and leftovers.  It also means Black Friday, the one day retailers aim to maximize their profit margins and try to lure you into spending your hard-earned cash.  If you're a seasoned Black Friday shopper like I am, you'd have already scoured online for all the deals in advance, and have an attack plan timed out to the last second.  Or maybe you just want to get out of the house.  Either way, if you're a seasoned shopper, you'll know what I'm talking about.  If not, HLN's Clark Howard and Jennifer Westhoven are here to tell you if it's worth braving the lines:

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And the must-have gadget to shop for this year?  Tablets!  For the person on the go who wants to do anything one can do on the computer without lugging a laptop, here's two new products to check out:

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But don't let retailers and prices fool you into going broke this holiday season.  Make a plan and stick to it, so you won't regret it later!

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And this video is just too priceless for us not to include in today's Gotta Watch.  It's a Black Friday play on words with the Kohl's cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday."

A Black Friday play on words

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  1. banasy©

    @bigwilliestyles:
    Lol!
    I wouldn't bank at BoA if I had to; I've been with a credit union for many years...and Exxon/mibile hasn't had my biz for many years, either.
    Btw, I love your whiny b1tch voice...made me lmao!

    November 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @Bobbert:
    Rotflmao! Well done.

    November 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shawn

    Great insight on best Black Friday deals – http://www.realforme.com/family/community/blogs/RM-Black-Friday

    November 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brian Gerat

    Good tips. Overall Im very excited about what i have seen so far. Ive been keeping up with http://www.bfreedom.com to see when new ads are posted. I am going to do a lot of my shopping on Friday this year, either that or Cyber mondays

    November 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. larck

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    November 22, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Hawaiian chilipepper

    I'm sure the name black Friday will be labeled as racist soon and will have to change it to something like green Friday

    November 22, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. lwilcox116

    This thread has great information on shopping. A friend of mine told me about this cool app that allows you to get instant feedback from your Facebook friends on whether you should buy something or not (for themselves or as a gift). Here's the link – I think the app is coming out around Black Friday but you can sign up now:

    http://www.leapcommerce.com

    November 22, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. WHOEVER STARTS THE RACIST TROUBLE CAN BE EASILY IDENTIFIED & SHOULD DO TIME

    QUIT WITH YOUR EVERYTHING BLACK RACIST TROUBLEMAKING BS

    November 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John

    BlindsOnLine.com, an online wholesaler of custom made blinds and shades announced that they will offer an additional 5% Black Friday- Cyber Monday discount to every shopper that enters the BlindsOnLine discount code BFCM5 in their shopping cart.

    November 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kaeo7k

    This is what a Black Friday sale commercial would look like, if commercials were honest:
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYhWqKng39s&w=640&h=360]

    November 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Murat

    The wall hanging is so cute. You can make me one aniytme you just don't have anything to do. Thanks so much for linking up at sunday's Best, inspiration is a good thing. Geez, does that sound like Martha?

    July 14, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
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