Black Friday: I’ve made my list, checked it twice, and I am excited to share my favorite Black Friday secrets with you. First, head straight to BlackFriday2011.com and BFAds.net, my top choices for advance sales circulars. Find out which stores are opening at midnight or 4 a.m. (coffee, please!) and plot your plan of attack with guides and interactive shopping lists. Deals include a Kindle Fire at Walmart for $199, 40 percent off clothing at Express and 70 percent off fine jewelry at Sears. For the tech savvy, don’t leave home without downloading SaleLocator, a free iPhone/Android app for sales, maps and directions to more than 1,000 major retailers to keep you on track and under budget.
Walmart: Black Friday at Walmart is a no-brainer, with some of the best deals around. To avoid a stampede, sales are spread over two days, starting at 10 tonight. Some on my list include $10 video games (regularly$20), a Nikon Coolpix camera for $99 (regularly $172) and a waffle maker for only $2.84 (that’s less than my latte!). Friday morning, find deals on car tires and hunting gear. Sale ends 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Braves Holiday Gift Pack: Get a deal on a pair of tickets to five games next year, including opening day, Fourth of July and games vs. the Yankees, Phillies and Cardinals. It also includes a Braves holiday gift card and Braves Country Calendar featuring the 2012 schedule, Braves birthdays and photos. The package is available for $160 through Dec. 15 (15 percent off the gate price). Visit or call 404-577-9100.
The full Jessica Shops column appears in the Deal Spotter section of the AJC on Thursdays. Visit the Jessica Shops website for more great finds.
Going shopping on Black Friday? Use #BlackFridayATL to join the Twitter conversation on deals, parking and traffic.