Whether you plan to go to Wal-Mart, Macy's, Radio Shack, Toys-R-Us or any other of the thousands of retailers out there, a first stop should be Deal News. Deal News is an internet site dedicated to bringing you the best deals that are available today at no cost to you. As a matter of fact, they don't even sell anything. They do compile all the deals and tell you by category or by store what deals are available to you from that retailer or category. From there you can make your decisions and save some too.
For Black Friday this year (as they do every year) they compiled a list of ads from the stores and even listed stores that are selling their Black Friday deals online on Thursday so you don't even have to leave your home to catch a deal. Below is a link to some helpful tips from Deal News that will help you beat the crowds.
You can read the survival guide here.