Thanksgiving is a time of fellowship with friends and family, and reminiscing about all the blessings you have. But the day after Thanksgiving has kind of become a holiday in itself. Black Friday has become a culture phenomenon and it's only getting bigger. Everyone is out shopping for the best deal on all of their favorite things. If you're brave enough to face the crazies, you're going to need to have some tricks up your sleeve.

Have a game plan. Look online at all of the sale items and find which store is going to have the items you want for the best price. From there make sure you know exactly where the items in the store are so you aren't just wandering around.

Read the fine print. Retailers do everything they possibly can to get as much money from you as possible. They're especially sneaky on Black Friday. A lot of retailers will only have a  small number of items in stock, or will enforce a voucher system.

Use the buddy system. Having a shopping partner with you on Black Friday is definitely the way to go. That way, you can split up the list of things you need to buy, and divide the store into sections. You won't have to be running all over the place battling all of the other shoppers to get everything on your list.

Buy It. If you find what you're looking for, but the color or style is different, buy it anyway. That way you can go back and exchange it for the one you want once the store is restocked but for the same Black Friday price.