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AJC’s special edition Thanksgiving newspaper is a must-have for money-saving holiday deals

The average paper in metro Atlanta will weigh nearly 5 pounds, making it the biggest newspaper of the year. Most metro area readers will see up to 40 inserts in the paper, including some for Black Friday. It's your best resource to plan and save before hitting the stores for some Black Friday shopping. An early edition will be available Wednesday. It's a bonus day for home delivery subscribers, which means anyone who receives the Sunday paper will also receive the Thanksgiving Day paper on Thursday,

Every November, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution prints its biggest newspaper of the year — a special Thanksgiving edition filled with countless Black Friday sale inserts to help you plan and save this holiday season.

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"This is like our Super Bowl Sunday," Allison Altobelli, director of advertising sales at The AJC, said of the annual newspaper tradition.

The AJC's printing plant in Gwinnett has processed more than 15 million sales fliers and circulars.

According to Altobelli, the average paper in metro Atlanta this year will weigh roughly four pounds and will feature up to 45 sale inserts from a variety of retailers.

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If you’re already a home delivery subscriber, you’ll receive the Thanksgiving Day paper Thursday. But if you’re not, you can pick up a copy of the special edition for $3 at multiple metro retail stores, including participating Kroger, RaceTrac, QuikTrip, Walmart locations and at other convenience stores in the area.

If you plan on getting the shopping started Thanksgiving Day, there will also be a special early edition available at those participating retailers, including participating Publix locations, on Wednesday at noon.