Your Digital Black Friday Survival Guide

From retail apps to first aid guides, everything you need to be prepared

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!