Jolt down the gift list
You should make a list of all the gifts you want for Christmas. Jolt down the list few days before Thanksgiving as on Thanksgiving, you will not have much time to prepare for the shopping. The black Friday is the next day of Thanksgiving and if you reach the places late then you might end up as a victim of the day. You need to decide what gift you are getting for each person and should set a budget for all items. After the rate list is announced on the week of black Friday, you need to check and compare the list at other stores as well.
Seek the popular items
Seek for the popular items of particular store. Usually the best sale items of a store are place on pallets all around the store. Thus you need to quickly move around the store and bag all what attracts you.
Spend your money accordingly
You need to decide how much money you will spend on the black Friday. By this your monthly or yearly budget won’t be affected. In case you have Christmas saving account, take the money out few days before black Friday.
Divide and conquer
Plan your shopping with your friends. Decide which friend will hit which store and what items he will buy. In case you are thinking of shopping alone and getting all the stuff, re-think your strategy. This is because taking help with friend will let you achieve your goal is easily. Shopping alone may lead you in missing out several things.