For many of us, Thanksgiving is about surrounding ourselves with friends and family and expressing our heartfelt gratitude for excellent things like football and stuffing. For others, the day is simply a precursor to the largest consumer reality show/sporting event our country has to offer: Black Friday. This year, retailers are continuing the tradition of opening doors earlier than ever with some stores starting Black Friday sales well before Friday morning. But hey, so what? Deals! Coupons! Capitalism!
So if you're one of the brave souls who'd rather reap the bounty of Best Buy's harvest at 2 a.m. than celebrate the traditional harvest, here's a few tools (all accessible by smartphone) to stave off line boredom, make the most of deals and help you stay sane.