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Top 10 Tips to Bag a Bargain on Black Friday... oops... Black Thursday... oops... Black Friday Week

shopping Retailers are running big sales earlier and earlier, including before Black Friday. For the official sale events, some stores are opening at 6 a.m., 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, some at midnight in some states, and others not until Friday morning. And some stores like Walmart are staggering the release of their doorbusters, hours apart, so multiple trips to the store may be necessary. Here are our tips to bag a bargain on what has become Black Friday Week.

10 Worst Toys

toys Attorney James Swartz just released his annual list of the "worst" toys -- those that pose a safety hazard to children. Among those chosen this year are toys that could cause choking, face injuries, or strangulation.


Look at All the Water in Canned Goods

green giant green beans After hearing gripes from viewers, Consumer Reporter John Matarese measures the amount of water in various canned goods like tuna and canned veggies. In two cases, there was more water than food in the can!

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mouse print A regular Mouse Print* reader poses that question on behalf of a friend who made a surprising discovery. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Kohl's Will Pay You to Buy One of These Appliances

Kohl's is repeating their small appliance offer on Black Friday: Buy this Presto Griddle for $19.99. Use the $10 in-store-only gift card sent to Kohl's card customers along with the 15% off coupon in the same mailing, and pay just $8.49 out of the door. Then get back $12 via mail-in rebate. They just paid you $3.50 (less tax and postage) to buy this griddle. Also applies to the Bella Panini Maker, Crock Pot, and Bella Rotating Wafflemaker.

Register Now for Small Business Saturday to Get Up to $30 Back

American Express is again giving away money on Small Business Saturday -- November 29th. This year, they are providing THREE $10 credits to your American Express card when you make three $10 or more purchases at participating brick and mortar small businesses that accept the American Express card. Corporate cards do not count, but Serve and Bluebird do. Register your card now. Here is a list of participating merchants.

Get Double Cashback from Ebates

For a limited time, if you sign up for Ebates and go through their links to popular stores, you get double cashback rebates. You'll currently get 6% back at Sears, Kohl's, Macy's, JCP, Bloomies, and Nordstrom, and 8% back at Neiman Marcus! ++

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Ratings of Prepaid Cards

Consumer Reports just released its analysis of prepaid cards, and gave Bluebird by American Express and Walmart its top nod. See how they all ranked.

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