Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is one of the busiest shopping days during the year. The sales start very early and only the truly dedicated shoppers venture out of their houses on this day.So if you’re motivated this year to grab some of those fantastic deals, you need to know how to get the best deals. Be prepared and do a bit of research starting at the beginning of the month. See something you like, remember it as it will surely be in the sale a few weeks later. You will see a significant drop in prices which saves money on Christmas gifts, and you’ll be on your way to ticking off your list of gifts to buy for friends and family.Do your research early to find reviews of products you are interested in. What’s the point of waiting in line all day for a product that turns out to be not what you expected? Everyone uses the internet for reviews these days- join the club!This is the prime time to get the best deals for Christmas presents. A lot of online retailers now offer Black Friday sales, but the best deals are usually in store as it is common for stores to offer a higher discount if you purchase in store. Most stores even offer an extra discount if you shop before 11am, but be prepared to wrap up in warm clothes and wait in line.The upside of buying online is the stock is usually higher as you can purchase from the warehouse and merchandise you order may even be pulled from stores to fill your order. You can also compare prices when you shop online, use price comparison websites to help you.If you really want to get the best deals, a sure fire way to be one of the first customers in the store is to camp out overnight. Many really dedicated people tend to put up tents and wait in line overnight to make sure that they are there as soon as the store opens to get the best deals.Look for coupons in magazines and newspapers. A lot of stores will put extra discount coupons in print, but you must bring them otherwise you are not eligible for that deal. Start looking for those coupons early, as many stores will start printing them a few weeks before Thanksgiving.