While Thanksgiving is touted as a time to be grateful for the good things in life, it's also the calm before the storm known as Black Friday. The day after the holiday marks the unofficial kick-off of the holiday shopping season, luring in prospective customers with promises of steep deals and discounts.
But before you head out to the nearest shopping center, ask yourself, "Do I really need to give into the consumerism of it all?" If your answer is a definitive yes, then don't let us stop you. But if you're reading this, chances are you've already entertained the thought of skipping out on the shopping frenzy—here are 10 alternatives to consider this Black Friday that are free, fun, and far less stressful.
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