Shoppers opting to skip Black Friday crowds, say it's just another day

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Research from the National Retail Federation estimates that close to $700 billion was spent during the holiday shopping season in 2016.

From the evolution of "Cyber Monday" to the leaking of Black Friday ads weeks before they actually run in print, things just aren't like they used to be.

A full 81% of us feel stress surrounding the notion of Black Friday, and 45% of us believe it is the most stressful time of the year.

That's not to say all Black Friday sales are bad, but you should definitely tread with caution.

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Most retailers are quiet on what deals they're releasing, but we expect to see savings of around 20 - 50%.

Fifty-eight percent of young adults said they prefer shopping on Black Friday, the traditionally in-store shopping holiday, while 42 percent said they favor Cyber Monday, which is usually tied to online shopping for the holidays. However, he did tell me that many companies send shipments for this now holiday in retail, but aside from new shipments, stores are trying to get rid of as much as possible.

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Even though the trend seems to be ending, Black Friday shopping is not and will never be an excuse to leave one with bruises, sprained ankles, broken bones and concussions just because they took the last discounted smart TV. How, you ask? People started noticing the fact that the internet is one of the best ways to save money while spending it, especially if you can plan what you will need in the next few months. Women will buy more clothing than men, with 51 percent of adult women choosing clothing as the number one item they'll buy on Black Friday and 61 percent of teen girls also choosing it. Check your credit card rewards program for special points that could add up on Black Friday. In some cases, comparison shopping isn't even possible.

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Special Deals: Amazon is offering a Deal of the Day every day through Christmas.

They also conform that if you see the offer on their website, they will honour it in their stores too.

The story is similar at other retailers. They will allude to your order being "stuck in transit", and urge you to click on a link and/or input information, such as a credit card or Social Insurance number. Check deal threads on sites like HotUKDeals where deal savvy members will share their knowledge of sale prices and RRP's to ensure you're getting the best deal.

Avoid clicking links if you don't know where they're from. Check forums where people discuss retailers and customer experiences to ensure you don't get caught out.

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Target will have deals across all of the products it carries this Cyber Monday, so you can anticipate saving on everything from toys to fitness trackers. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your auto, as you could be at a stand-still... idling in very heavy traffic.

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