Serious shoppers know that preparation is key in any Black Friday outing, and two major retailers just made planning your bargain bonanza a little bit easier.
Target and Walmart have both released detailed store maps of each of their locations in advance of the country's biggest shopping day of the year in an effort to help customers find deals more quickly and with ease.
To find the map of your local Target store, click here and enter your zip code. Once you select your preferred location, click "get store map" and a printable PDF map with each section labeled will pop up. The map also shows exactly where the store's advertised Black Friday deals will be located.
The process is similar on Walmart's website. To find your local store map, click here and enter your zip code. Select your store from the locations listed at the top of the site, and underneath click the "Weekly ads" link.
The store map can be found in the "Black Friday" ad, with a button to download a printable PDF at the top right. Walmart has also linked to each deal in their maps, and will have color-coded balloons to help shoppers expedite the process.
Most Target and Walmart stores around the country will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open throughout Black Friday.