Here’s an idea for those who like to shop on Black Friday:  Patronize local businesses over big box stores.  Here’s an article about Small Business Saturday http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=260&SubSectionID=1148&ArticleID=125665 This is from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Local to me. I’m sure there are similar events in your town. I’ve heard it called Plaid Friday, thought not here.