It's the most anticipated shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Let's face it, it's hard not to be intimidated by the onslaught of deals. Have no fear, this survival guide will help you find the best deals and apps to navigate your way around like a well-seasoned shopper.
- Decide.com app - Available only for iPhone . Very cool app that helps you decide WHEN to buy or WAIT.
- RedLaser barcode scanner app - [Android  & iPhone ] Check prices, find nearby stores, and more.
- FatWallet Black Friday app - iPhone onlv  and similar to the DealNews app
- Sale Save LT iPhone app  - Quickly calculate those bargain deals with an easy-to-use slider and interface.
- mGift iPhone app  [$2.99] - Ensure you cover all your gift needs for friends and family for any occassion.
The best advice I can give is to plan your attack before you step out the door. Understand where you want to go, when and what deals will get you the most bang for your buck. Hint: Click the retail name to take you to their ads or click the map to see stores in Louisville.
- Walmart [map ] 10 PM Thursday. Top Deal: Wii Limited Edition Blue Console $99.96 includes console, remote plus and nunchuk (only available from 10 PM to midnight). Walmart also matches all competitor’s prices.
- Best Buy  [map ] Midnight Thursday. Top Deal: Sharp 42-inch 1080P LCD TV $199.99; Toshiba Blu-ray player, $39.99; Samsung Laptop/Intel Pentium Processor/15.6" $299.99.
- Toys "R" Us  [map ] 9 PM Thursday. Top Deal: $50 gift card with any Apple iPod purchase or any Wii game system or sensor bar + Friday Doorbusters 9 PM Thursday - 1 PM Friday.
- Target  [map ] Midnight Thursday. Top Deal: Xbox 360 console, $139.99; Westinghouse 46-inch 1080p HDTV, $298.
- Macy's  [map ] Midnight Thursday. Top Deal: $149 for a sapphire and diamond set including ring, earrings and pendant + Doorbusters Midnight - 1 PM Friday.
- Sears  [map ] 4 AM Friday. Top Deal: Free tool bag with $20 tool purchase; Craftsman C-3 19.2 volt drill, $39.99.
- Kmart  [map ] 5 AM Friday. Top Deal: $19.99 for a $50 Trim A Home 6-foot Blue Mountain artificial Christmas tree.
Protesting or Occupying stuff like big box retailers? We've go you covered. The Louisville area is hosting a few events to promote local businesses.
- A special F.A.T. Friday "Holiday Hop" will take place on Friday, November 25th [more info via FATFridayHop ].
- Ear X-tacy Final Sale - Noon to 5 PM Nov. 26 and 27. This will also be the last chance for customers to redeem store gift cards [Courier-Journal ]
- Keep Louisville Weird  has a Holiday Shopping promotion where you can win $1,000!
What did I miss? Give us a heads-up in the comments below!