Not into joining the Black Friday mall crawl? Here are some alternatives.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local businesses across the country The event is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when thousands of local shops will be offering special deals and sales. Locations at smallbusinesssaturday.com.
For instance, Swag, a gift and home accessories store at 117 Main St., Old Saybrook, will have a Black Friday sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with deals on soaps, day planners and more. Then shop on Small Business Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and get more deals, plus a $10 gift card for every $50 spent. 860-388-5500.
Redscroll Records, 24 N. Colony Road in Wallingford, holds its Blackout at Sunrise sale starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, featuring discounts on CDs and records. Spend $100 and you'll get a free gift. 203-265-7013 or redscrollrecords.com.
Polish Pottery Plus, 21 Old Windsor Road, Bloomfield (behind Sir Speedy), holds a holiday warehouse sale of hand-painted tableware on Nov. 26 and 27. The sale continues Nov. 29 to Dec. 3; Dec. 5 through Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 to Dec. 17. Monday through Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 860-217-0011 or polishpotteryplus.com.
Woodbury Pewter Factory Store and Outlet, 80 Main St. South in Woodbury, has specials on pewter factory seconds and first-quality items. 800-648-2014 or woodburypewter.com.
The Favarh Thrift Shop, 225 Commerce Drive, in Canton, is having a Black Friday 50 percent off sale on off the entire store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. favarh.org