Nicole Paitsel has covered consumer news for the Daily Press since 2008. Since then, she's discovered a whole new love for the word "free," and regularly pleads with friends and family to avoid paying full price. If you see her in the store, check out her shopping cart - chances are, she's found a great deal! E-mail her at email@example.com. To keep up to date with latest news from The Savvy Shopper LIKE her on FB or follow her Blog! Join Nicole for the Ask the Experts annual Black Friday Chat to learn about where the best bargains around town will be this year!
Ask the experts: Get your Black Friday (and holiday) bargain hunting questions answered
Being a professional deal-hunter can feel a bit like being the local family doctor. Someone needs to find a good deal on a twin-sized mattress: They ask you. Your uncle wants to find the best price on a flat-screen television: You’re the first person they call.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, shoppers around the country will have access to professional bargain hunters to ask their personal holiday shopping questions during a live, online chat.
Savvy Shopper Nicole Paitsel of Tribune Corp.’s Dailypress.com/shopping, and the bargain hunting men from crazytowndeals.com, have access to all of the Black Friday ads, archival information on past deals, and the online research skills to find you the best deal whether it happens before Black Friday, on Black Friday or after the hyped shopping holiday has come and gone.
In addition to answering reader questions, we will provide tips on how to actually score door buster items and offer hints on great deals that most shoppers will overlook during a live, online chat at Dailypress.com/shopping from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 21. Stay and watch the deal news unfold throughout the chat, or just pop in for a moment to have your question answered.
This year marks the 5th annual Black Friday Chat, and thousands of shoppers have sought the personal advice each year.
There is no special software required to participate. Think back to your AOL AIM days, but fancier.
If you miss the live event, we will keep the transcript online throughout the holiday so you can take advantage of the information posted.
****Are you also a professional deal hunter? Jump in on the chat to offer readers your expertise!
Senior Reporter | Daily Press Media Group