After the turkey’s been gobbled up and cousin Suzie has finished off the last of the green bean casserole, most of the relatives will head to the couch for a little football and after-meal nap. But some of us have other plans.

If you’re like me, the moment the table is cleared after Thanksgiving dinner marks the beginning of the annual holiday shopping extravaganza, also known as BLACK FRIDAY.

Any strategic shopper knows that in order to have the most successful and cost-saving Black Friday, there must be a plan. Here are a few tips on around-town Black Friday events to keep in mind:

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  • Midnight Shopping | Zona Rosa – Stores open their doors at midnight for this Black Friday savings event. Zona Rosa will give away special $25 gift cards to the first 1,000 shoppers. The cards must be used by 3 a.m. For more information, visit www.zonarosa.com
  • Midnight Magic | Legends Outlets KC – This all night shopping party begins at 10 p.m.  onLegends Outlets KC Thanksgiving night and features  discounts of up to 40 percent at participating stores. DJ Steve Sarrano will provide entertainment while restaurants offer free samples to fuel shoppers. For more information, visit www.legendsshopping.com
  • Early Starts | Country Club Plaza – Several stores in the outdoor shopping district willCountry Club Plaza open their doors early on Black Friday. Stores opening at 8 a.m. or earlier include: Aldo, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Express, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Guess, J. Jill, Urban Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret. For more information, visit www.countryclubplaza.com.
  • Savings Weekend | Kansas City Power & Light District – Celebrate Black Friday allKC Power & Light District weekend long with 20 percent off the entire Garment District Boutique. The holiday discount will be good through Sunday, Nov. 27. For more information, visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com.

Happy Shopping to all, and to all a good deal!