7 Reasons to Avoid Black Friday

1. Green Gift Monday - be a responsible shopper and get great deals on sustainable gifts by waiting until the Monday after Thanksgiving.

2. Small Biz Saturday - skip Macy's and support your local economy by checking out Small Biz Saturday deals in your area.

3. Crowds! - The sheer chaos of Black Friday is enough to keep me away!

4. Long Lines - even if you can handle the crowds, the long lines at the registers are sure to test your patience.

5. Parking - simply put, parking is a nightmare at any mall on Black Friday.

6. Sleep in - enjoy your long weekend and forget waking up at 4am.

7. Spend quality time with visiting relatives and friends - instead of shopping, do something that allows you to cherish your time together.

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