Now that Black Friday begins on Thanksgiving, I don’t feel the need to wake up today at 3 am and go shopping. However, it’s still my favorite shopping day of the year. I think it’s actually more fun now that I get to sleep in a little longer and still score great deals.
I’ve planned my Black Friday shopping and I’m excited to check out the Amazon Black Friday Deals  before I head out. In the past, I’ve found that I can cross a few things and a couple stores off my list before I even leave the house!
This year, while I’m sure Amazon will probably feature deals on their Kindle Fires , I’m really hoping they come through big on Black Friday deals on the top wishlist items in our family this year:
If you are shopping the Amazon Lightning Deals  today, see the list of 14 Ways to Save Even More Money Shopping on Amazon  for tips and tricks.
Over the years, we’ve written about tons of Black Friday tips. Here are some of the most popular:
4 Black Friday Spending Traps to Avoid . Before you head out shopping, be sure to read common Black Friday spending traps. Is the so-good-you-can’t-believe-your-eyes deal really a deal? Do you overbuy? And do you assume that Black Friday means that every single item in every single store is as cheap as it can possibly be? (Hint: the answer is no!)
Black Friday Shopping Resources . The best of Black Friday, including my Black Friday websites, resources and most wanted lists.
Black Friday 2013 Free Stuff . The Black Friday free stuff list compiles all of the Black Friday freebies including the free, free after rebate, and free with purchase offers.
What Time Will Stores Open For Black Friday Shopping?  Here’s a hint, they are probably already open; most of the stores this year opened on Thanksgiving Day!
Shopping for Big Ticket Items on Black Friday . Plan ahead, research, and ask yourself if it’s really worth it before you drop a large sum on a big ticket item today!
Shopping for Small Items on Black Friday . Instead of concentrating on the “door busters” or big ticket items you can shop for smaller items.
Share Your Black Friday Story . Once you are finished shopping, be sure to stop back and share your Black Friday story.
Tips and Tricks to Save on Holiday Shopping . 11 great ideas for stretching your dollars even further during the holiday shopping season.
Small Business Saturday
American Express $10 Small Business Saturday Shopping Credit . And once your Black Friday shopping is done, it’s time to shop local on Saturday.
39 Ways to Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Leftovers . After you are exhausted from shopping, it’s time to enjoy your turkey leftovers…. and get ready for Cyber Monday!