I've only gone out once for BF, and it was years ago to Walmart, to get a deal on the Nabi 2 for my son, and while it wasn't terrible, I don't know that I would ever do it again.
It was when they started having multiple sales on Thursday, leading up to Friday, so it was an 8pm deal if I remember right, so it hadn't gotten to crazy by the time and I was able to check out in the electronics department, and not the long lines in the front of the store.
So when I was leaving, the parking lot was just filling up and the crowds where getting crazy large. I don't know how a single person could ever get more than 1-2 decent deals, as you have to wait in certain areas to get certain items at a given time. It's almost like you need to bring the whole family and give everyone a set task to handle.
I'll stick with these poor online deals before braving the elements again for some of these B&M deals, as it just doesn't seem worth it, unless your willing to camp out all day, and bring many people to maximize each situation.
Good Luck west coaster indeed, as your going to need it. LOL