1. #HandsUpDontSpend, #NotOneDime and other Ferguson protest hashtags
4. #OrangeFriday or any other color
7. #ShopSmall and #SmallBusinessSaturday
Black Friday doesn't always have to be about opening your wallet.
Plenty of people on social media, especially those who are emphatically anti-Black Friday, have found alternative ways to express themselves on the biggest shopping day of the year.
Twitter users, for instance, are sending out hashtags to encourage others to forgo the frenzy. After all, logging online to shop on Cyber Monday is a lot easier than pushing your way through Macy's.
Whether they're helping out their communities, taking on social justice issues or simply opting to shop on a different day, here are several ways people are avoiding stores on Black Friday:
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