If there are two things that are guaranteed on Black Friday each year, it’s this: 1. Great deals. 2. Stress. There are plenty of fantastic bargains to be found online each year on and around Black Friday, but often times the best deals are only available if you head out to your local big box retailer and battle the inevitable crowds that will have already formed by the time you get there.

There’s simply no way to avoid the struggles that will come along with Black Friday 2015 shopping, but there are in fact ways to minimize the hassle — and the first step is to plan your attack.

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Major nationwide retailers Walmart and Target have both published new pages on their websites that offer store maps for all of their stores across the country. By utilizing these maps, you won’t have to waste time tracking down the deals you’re looking for because you’ll already know exactly where to find them.

Trust us, by doing a little research now and getting ahead of the game, you’ll save yourself a big headache next week.

To access Walmart’s store map for your local store, click here to visit Walmart’s homepage. At the very top of the screen, click on “Weekly Ads,” and choose your desires store from the list. Then you’ll see this if you scroll down a bit:

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Click on the store map image to see the map of your local store.

For Target, visit this special page on the Target website and enter your zip code. You’ll see a list of stores appear at the bottom of the page and you can click the “get store map” link beneath your desired store to see the map.

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