Rhett and Link are the best! They always make me laugh.
Bought: moto jacket, 2 camis, 2 pairs of touchscreen gloves, skinny jeans, 6 pairs of socks, and a watch Spent: $70 Saved: $130 #BlackFriday #forgetGrayThursday
It is that wonderful time of year again. I am not talking about Thanksgiving and being thankful for everyone and everything I have. I am not talking about the start of the Christmas season when people tend to be more generous than normal. This “wonderful” time of year I am referring to is Black Friday. A day that can make people trade their gracious, generous spirit for the latest, greatest electronics. Is Black Friday worth that?
Do not misunderstand me; I have gone Black Friday shopping before. Not everybody turns into a shiver of sharks in a feeding frenzy, but I have seen some people lose their minds over this Black Friday business. Is waiting in line for hours in the cold, surrounded by strangers and small, scampering children to save a few bucks worth it? I think it depends on the person who is doing the shopping.
Personally, I normally enjoy Black Friday, but this year I am torn. Greedy retailers are pushing back the biggest shopping day of the year earlier than ever. One of the earliest opening times I have seen was 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day! This is unfortunate, because workers have to miss Thanksgiving with their families, but on the other hand, those same workers have a job that is bringing in money to support their families. I am fortunate to have a job that gives me this time of year to spend with loved ones. I say let us forget Gray Thursday, and let us celebrate Thanksgiving instead.
Overall, I like Black Friday, because I love shopping, and I think the experience can be fun if you are with friends and family. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Black Friday shopping.
Do your research. Find all the ads you can. If a deal seems to good to be true, it probably is. Last year, a Target manager informed the long line of Black Friday shoppers that there was an “error” in the ad. If you were waiting in line for a 1080 resolution TV, too bad. The resolution was only 720.
Decide which stores you want to visit. Make sure you find out what time, and day, your store is opening. Not all stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
If you are going shopping with family and friends, try to designate different sections of the store to each person with a list of items. Everyone can locate and grab items for themselves and on the list in that section and get to the register faster. For example, a couple of people want video games, and everybody wants gloves. Send one or two people to the game section while the others find the gloves. Make sure you decide on a meeting place after you check out.
This time of year can bring frigid temperatures, so make sure you wear lots of layers to keep warm. Last year my sister and I waited outside in line for three hours. That can be dangerous without the proper protection of a coat, gloves, etc.
Bring a small bottle of water and some snacks. There will be long lines everywhere. You will need a little sustenance to keep you going. Last year the Target where my sister and I went to gave away Cliff bars to the people waiting in line.
WHILE IN LINE
Study the layout of the store. Sometimes retailers move merchandise around for Black Friday to make more room or to entice you to make more purchases. Know your budget, and stick to your list.
BE SAFE, AND HAVE FUN!
Yay! My new #leggings are here! P.S. I got them for free after taking a survey on #ideeli! I didn’t even pat for s&h. #Score!
Well, I do believe I shall be trying to sell my wares on Etsy. I just finished some invites worthy of any #glitteringassemblage. #villainous Anyone have any ideas on what I should make next?