Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday

This will totally be me on Friday:

I've gotta be honest: Last year was the very first time I ever went shopping on Black Friday. It was me, my husband, my brother-in-law, and my sister, and we had the BEST time! That was, of course, before I thought I'd lost my wallet {one wasted hour of frantically searching every store in the mall later, I found it in one of my shopping bags, oi!}...but thankfully, we had a fabulous day of shopping in spite of that. I was able to buy almost ALL of my Christmas presents, which is quite a feat for me! Since everyone warned me that it would be total chaos {which, I must mention, I loved}, I decided to have a plan of attack. Here's what I did, and what I plan to do again this year:

1) Scour your city {and the internet} for ads : That way, you can compare prices before the big day

2) Have your shopping list ready : I asked my our relatives for their lists a month ago and they're just now trickling in ~ get with the program, people!

3) Don't forget about you! : The hubs and I have been mulling over certain potential purchases for a few months that are much more likely to happen if we are able to score some great deals on Friday

4) Establish a game plan : Decide what store you're going to first, second, third, etc.

5) Take time to refresh : You may feel like you have to go to every store before everything is gone, but you need to be sure to stop for breakfast/lunch so you can stay energized!

6) Know when to move on : You may find that some stores' Black Friday sales are less than exciting...if that's the case, get the heck outta there and go somewhere else! Don't waste time scouring the store when the store next door may have just what you're looking for.

What about you? Are you going to brave the crowds to bring home some bargains for your fam & friends? Any tips for Black Friday newbies?

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!! :)


L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

good ideas! I am tempted to get out there...then again I might just want to sit home in my jammies and drink hot cocoa. I do need a new camera and BF would be the time....

simplyMae said...

This is a fun post. I did go out as well, i didn't have a ton to buy so I left home about 6am and was home by 9:15! Which was so fun to still have the whole day and to know that I got some gifts checked off :)

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