The days of stampeding into stores to fight people over $17 toasters on Black Friday are probably over- which is good news. In this era, all the competition is online and you've gotta snag the best deals before other people buy 'em up.
To help you prepare, here are four websites you should have open all day on Friday and through the whole weekend to make sure you get the absolute best deals.
1. CamelCamelCamel. CamelCamelCamel has data on every single product's price history on Amazon. So before you buy anything, look it up on CamelCamelCamel and make sure it's not usually cheaper on Amazon.
2. SimplyCodes. There are more coupon codes over this weekend than any other time of year. SimplyCodes has a bigger database of codes than some of the other big coupon sites like RetailMeNot and Honey, so it's your best chance not to miss one.
3. Brickseek. Shopping in-person? With Brickseek, you can look up the inventory of popular products at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy's, and more . . . so you can see how many are in stock at the locations you're heading to.
4. Slickdeals Black Friday forum. The community on Slickdeals is fantastic at finding amazing Black Friday deals before they sell out. Keep an eye on the forum to get in earlier than the masses on the best deals.