For some families, Black Friday shopping is as much of a tradition as Thanksgiving itself.
They study the circulars and compare prices online, and then they plan ahead about when to get in line for the big bargains only available in stores.
In California, CBS News reported that some shoppers started camping out at a Best Buy store in El Cajon a week before the Black Friday sales.
While that hasn't happened in our neck of the woods, we know many of you will plan a shopping excursion.
So share your strategies for the best approach to waiting in line. Do you bring a thermos of coffee? Snacks? A folding chair? How do you dress for the cold? Where are the best deals and where can you shop at a reasonable hour and still find bargains?
Take our poll and give us all the details in the comments.