Black Friday Shopping is this Friday.  If you are planning on going out and getting the best deals, you need to have a plan.  So here are a few tips to help you with your Black Friday shopping.

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Do Your Research

Find out where the best deals are and what time the deals start.
Here's a great list of sights to get a jump start:

Compare Prices

Check out the different stores deals.  FInd the item you are wanting to buy.  Check all the ads and find out which store has the best deal and start shopping at that store.

Look for Bonus Discounts

Lots of stores will offer bonus deals for the first 50 or 100 people through the door.  Some offer gift cards, some offer extra savings, some offer products.

Take Your Ad with You

A lot of stores offer price matching.  Have ads on hand so that when you see a deal on something at a different store then you can

Shop with Friends

A lot of times stores only offer so many items at their super low price.  So grab your friends, divy up your shopping lists and divide and conquer.  This way you can get the best deals.

Set a Budget

Find all those great deals can make a person go a little crazy.  If you love to shop then those deals are a way to make your budget do out the window.  So set a budget and stick with it.

Be Prepared

There will be a ton of crowds and long lines, so make sure you pack some snacks, water and something to keep you entertained waiting in those long lines to get your stuff and or pay for your stuff.

Don't Want to Fight the Crowds - Stay Home

Shop online and still get the deals on Cyber Monday

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