[Image via Pexels.com]As soon as they’re available, you’ll want to get your hands on the Black Friday ads for the stores where you like to shop. Sometimes stores release their ads as early as mid-October! If you don’t have time to gather these ads, you’ll want to subscribe to email marketing updates from your favorite stores or create a Google alert for the words “Black Friday [insert store name here]”. That way, you won’t miss any announcements. Also, don't forget to check out Blackfriday.com! Nowadays, it is not just the paper ads. You now have apps that are there to help you navigate this busy shopping day with more ease. Apps that can help you find the best route to your favorite store that avoids all the traffic or even how to find the best place to park at the mall. Also, download apps for your chosen stores and you will get alerts when special discounts are available.