As Black Friday 2009 approaches, shoppers are gearing up. People are clipping ads, and maybe even getting out the camping tents in preparation for a night in the parking lot. If you don’t want to stand in line for five hours and come home empty handed, follow tips below to make you shop like a pro on Black Friday 2009.Step 1:Do the research. Websites posts black Friday ads weeks in advance. Know what is on sale and what you want to shop for, so you can pick your favorite stores. Pick a shopping mall that has multi stores of interest. Stores don’t open at the same time, thus make a plan to shop as the first wave at different stores.Step 2:Arrive early. You will still have to face a line but it won’t be nearly as long as it would be a couple of hours into the sale. If you arrive later, you might end up standing in the line for five hours, yet get nothing.Step 3:Plan the path. Go to your favorite store beforehand to find out where everything is, and plan the best path. The path has to start from the front door, to your most favorite department, second most favorite etc. Your organization will give you an advantage over other shoppers. Sometime, 10 seconds can help you grab the last available item.Step 4:Shop online. More and more stores begin to offer similar or even better deals online too. Check black Friday ads 2009 now, and you might end up grabbing a deal with your computer and have a good dream instead of standing in the line. Some stores won’t release the online deals until Thanksgiving night. Keep checking after your Thanksgiving dinner and you might have surprises.