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Smart spending: How to do Black Friday week right

Get ready for Black Friday week. Stores are making a big push to lure bargain-hungry shoppers before the Friday after Thanksgiving, the traditional start of holiday shopping. For the first time, Disney Stores, Sears, and Kohl’s are among those offering some of the same Black Friday deals a few days before Black Friday.

‘‘It’s no longer Christmas creep. It’s Christmas crush,’’ said Marshal Cohen, chief research analyst at NPD Inc., a market researcher, referring to the bevy of Black Friday deals shoppers will be able to get earlier that week.

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