If you're getting your shop-on for Black Friday, be sure to check out some of my favorite deals and tips before you head out. Once you're out braving the crowds, here are a few geeky shopping tips I've pulled together to help you out during the thrill of the hunt for the perfect bargains.

  • Unsure you've found the best deal? Text Google to find the best prices while you're at the store.
  • Do you use a Twitter app on your phone? Create a unique hash tag for friends and family who are also shopping in the area, and post awesome deals and finds while you're shopping. You can easily divide and conquer the sales without sending a flurry of text messages to everyone individually.
  • Trying to avoid the lines? Many stores, like the Apple store are offering special online-only deals, so your crowd-braving friends won't be the only ones scoring great deals.
  • Roads near malls and other shopping outlets can get pretty congested, so try one of these apps for tracking traffic on the go with your cell phone.

I'm planning on hitting a sale or two myself, so if you have any tips to share, please post them in the comments below!