MSN Money 11/16/07 - MSN Money
How to score 'Black Friday' deals by Melinda Fulmer

...Karen Hoxmeier, who runs deal-finding site, suggests signing up for retailers' e-mail newsletters a couple of weeks before Black Friday (that's advice for next year) to score the coupons that many will pass along right before their sale.

Many bargain shoppers recommend doing one final search for coupons when you log on to your computer on Black Friday. Oftentimes, deal sites won't release all of their coupon codes until the eleventh hour, said Hoxmeier, of

And if you're only a dollar or two away from the free-shipping minimum, Hoxmeier suggests making up the shortfall with cheap everyday goods that you would probably end up buying anyway at a grocery or drugstore.