Black Friday: Five ways to save money fast via Facebook, social networking

Social networking is for more than stalking your Facebook friends or tweeting about daily events. New technology and websites can help shoppers save on Black Friday. Why spend hours clipping coupons or scouring ads when you can use social networking to find the best holiday deals? Here are five ways to use social networking to save big on Black Friday:

1. Check out Facebook page giveaways: Many Black Friday-themed Facebook pages host giveaways to fans in celebration of the upcoming holiday. The Facebook page Black Friday randomly selected three winners of $50 Amazon gift cards when it hit 10,000 fans. The page is planning another giveaway when it gains 20,000 fans. BFAds is hosting a similar contest in which participants guess the release date of the first Black Friday ad. The winner will receive up to $150.