Expand your sources beyond newspaper flyers, as there is a lot of information available on the Internet days—maybe even weeks—ahead of time. "Web sites like BlackFridayAds.com
clue shoppers into what will be on sale at major retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Toys R Us on Friday morning," says Kim Danger, a family savings expert and author of 1000 Best Baby Bargains
. "A quick check online on manufacturer and retailer Web sites, or coupon Web sites like Coupons.com
before you go out can yield substantial additional savings on all types of products."