Black Friday: Four Reasons to Stay Home

The day doesn’t have to be about shopping.

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While retailers are doing everything they can to lure you into their stores on Black Friday, you might want to consider staying home anyway. Here are four reasons why:

  • It will be crowded. According to a poll by Consumer Reports, one in four consumers plan to hit the shops Friday. That means long lines, messy merchandize, and cranky salespeople.
  • You can get better deals online. Some stores, including and, are saving some of their biggest discounts for virtual visitors. So you can munch on those turkey leftovers while clicking your way down your shopping list.
  • By buying nothing, you'll join a movement. The Center for a New American Dream is encouraging people to boycott Black Friday and to focus on giving back and living sustainably instead.