Hate Black Friday? Try these cool sites.

Friends, through the power of the Internet, you can get many Black Friday deals online. There are deals throughout the holiday season and especially on Cyber Monday. Plus, many stores are starting early on deals and sales. So don't miss out on the special prices just because you're not crazy for crowds!

The newspaper is a great place to see the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads in advance. I love the tradition of going through the paper on Thanksgiving with my sister and niece, but I like to be prepared for online deals. Here are some websites where you can go to get a preview of the sale items being featured on Black Friday.

On Black-Friday.net, you can sign up on each store's individual site to have the ads sent to your e-mail as soon as they are released. I do this to get a sneak peak. Other sites to look at are: TheBlackFriday.com, Blackfriday.info, Bradsdeals.com, bfads.net.

When shopping online, watch out for shipping charges. Try to order the amount of merchandise required for free shipping. Also check the online return policies. If an item is from a store such as Kohl's, Macy's or JCPenney, you can return the merchandise to the actual store. I will keep you posted on TheBAG.com on great deals I find. Log on every day and we'll help you find those hard-to-find toys too!

For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBAG Lady