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The holiday dilemma: How to be a good little consumer.
It's Thanksgiving week, which means you need to start thinking (like, today) about how you'll be shopping this weekend. Because someone has to keep consuming here or this country really is going to fall apart.
Lucky for us, there are options.
A.) Black Friday: Deals is the name of this game. This is for the traditionalists, those who don't mind waking up at four a.m. to get a 99-inch flat-screen for the price of a 32-inch flat screen. In an interesting twist (and an obvious attempt to cash in) some stores will be starting Black Friday a day early.
B.) Cyber Monday: Of course, there are those who would rather not be seen (much less get trambled) in a WalMart. You can just wait out the weekend and shop online Monday morning. Free shipping for ALL!
C.) Small Business Saturday: On its face, this actually seems like something we can get behind. We're always pleading with y'all to shop local and here is a national campaign supporting just that. So, spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving shopping "local" retailers while I try not be jaded and call this the obvious money-grab it is (even though it is organized by American Express).
D.) Buy Nothing Day: Hey, maybe you're camped out at an Occupy protest and can't be bothered to be a consumer. That's cool, we've got you covered. You can buy nothing this holiday season. Just, take the money and give it to charity or something. It's a write off.