Make a Plan
Figure out what specific stores you’ll be hitting and just what you’ll be buying in advance and formulate a plan of attack. There are a ton of websites and apps that will make your life a bit less stressful when scoring deals. Here are a few of our favorites:
Blackfriday.info – this site gives you insight into the savings at major stores like Best Buy and Kohl’s. Set up a Google alert for Black Friday so you can find newly leaked ads.
FastMall – this app lets you download a map of your mall and plan your route. Genius!
TGI Black Friday – this app allows you to search for deals across both product categories and merchants
Don’t underestimate the use of Twitter on the actual day for your fellow shoppers’ up to date tweets. Who knows -- you might just find out that the doorbuster special at your favorite store is -- gulp -- gone.
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