03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Black Friday Sales 2009: How To Use Social Media To Find Deals

We're a week away from Black Friday and just a few years ago, if you wanted to find the best deals, you had to wait for the sales flyers to hit your newspaper or mailbox. You'd make a list of what you wanted and get your game plan together. But that's all changed because of social media. Tools like iPhone apps, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook will be key in helping competitive shoppers get a leg up against the thousands of shoppers vying for the deals of the century this season.