Here it comes. You’ve been waiting all year for this one day. This is your chance to finally get all your holiday shopping done. This is your chance to sneak in a few personal purchases because they will never be cheaper (don’t worry, I won’t tell).

This is your chance to outsmart, outmaneuver, and outconsume all those other shoppers. This is your chance to take advantage of the Black Friday best sales. So, how do you go about truly maximizing your experience?

What is the best way to get in on all those sales? Here are a few tips. Know who has been naughty or nice. Before you go out and start searching for sales it’s a great idea to compile a list of who you need to get a gift for and who you don’t.

This list should be exhaustive. Include everyone from your parents and children to the mailman and administrative assistants at work. Once you build your list you will only need to tweak it in the future, so while it may seem like a pain it will be one that is well worth it.

You can make your list as detailed as you want, but the key thing to add is who gets a gift, and whatever gift ideas you have for them. Remember, you will be getting great deals on all your gifts, so don’t think in terms of how much the gifts will cost, think in terms of how much impact they will have.

For example, even if you can get a power drill for $10 (yes this is possible with the Black Friday best sales), it is probably too impactful a gift to give to a coworker. Look early. Now that you know exactly who you need to buy gifts for you need to star finding sales. If you think you will be buying power tools as gifts, take a look at stores that sell those types of products. If you will be buying clothing for young women, head off to those shops. The key is to get started early.

Ask the clerks when their Black Friday best sales will be taking effect. Ask them for circulars or promotional codes that you can use online. But by all means, ask them before Black Friday. Use the Internet. In addition to visiting stores physically, you can peruse their websites.

Look for any way to get updates, coupons, or promo codes. Signing up for newsletters and email alerts is another good way to get in the loop. Visit sites that are not officially connected to stores but that promote Black Friday best sales on their own.

There you will find a wide range of deals on a variety of products. If you follow these three tips–make a detailed list, start early, and use the Internet–you will be able to truly take advantage of the sales. This is the best way to not only beat the crowds, but stun everyone with your shopping prowess.