The HOLY GRAIL of shopping days is coming up at the end of this week - BLACK FRIDAY! My husband and I have been shopping on Black Friday for the past five years. We do it because it's fun and we actually enjoy it! There's nothing like finding a great deal on something that you've been eyeing for quite some time. In fact, over 174 million people went shopping last year on Black Friday! Last year alone, Americans spent a record number of $5 billion in 24 hours! I know some people would rather shop online, but sometimes you just can't find the deals that you can in person. I know other people are apprehensive because of the crowds, but all the times we have shopped on Black Friday, it hasn't been too terrible. Obviously, it depends on which store you are shopping at and what time you are there. I know the media tends to hype up Black Friday about being utter chaos (and I don't doubt that it is in some places), but it honestly isn't too bad at all from what I've personally experienced. Since I'm a seasoned veteran of Black Friday, I figured I would include my top seven tips for making your Black Friday successful!