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Kohl's Illinois, Inc.

Hitting the shops on Black Friday? Try one of Harford's many local businesses

You know those ladies at the grocery store with the giant stack of coupons who hold up the line? That's me. I'm also the annoying customer who goes to shops with "free sample" vouchers and wind up not buying anything because I'm only there for the free loot. I am the epitome of a bargain hunter.

As you can imagine, Black Friday is not only the biggest shopping day of the year, but for me, it's a sport. Every year I'm determined to get the best deals on my laundry list of Christmas presents to buy. I come armed with, of course, multiple coupons, a plan of where to go and when and will come out victorious at the end of the day. This year, however, I'm taking a slightly...