Believe it or not, Black Friday is almost upon us. For some, Black Friday is a bonding experience where friends and family members carefully plan out multiple strategies for obtaining holiday gifts while simultaneously camping outside the store the night before. For others, it’s a day best celebrated at home, avoiding the crowds and waiting for Cyber Monday to get similar deals.

Whether you love it or hate it, Black Friday is a cultural phenomenon you can’t escape. Despite all the crazy antics tied to that day, consumers can still benefit from discounted items and fulfill holiday wish lists. Whatever category you fall in, we’ve provided a logical guide to help you make the big decision. Just take a look at our handy flowchart below and find out if you’re ready to brave the crowds on Black Friday, or if you really should just hold out for Cyber Monday.

 Black Friday Flowchart