Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

What a success! Call Josh the king of Black Friday. I don't know why I question every year whether or not I am going to continue in this wacky tradition. It's not that I need the bargains. I have 90% of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. It's that I enjoy this chaotic event. Some of my greatest holiday memories are of the loons out before sunrise on Black Friday.

So up at 4:30am, we were. Pull the poor baby out of bed. Oh what a bad mother am I? And off to Sears it was. People actually offered to let Josh butt in line because he had a baby. As the doors opened people were running crazily and I just stopped and laughed. We got amazing deals. As I waited in the ever so long, never moving electronic line, Josh found a little man in appliances near a register and he got me the TV I wanted before I had gone a foot and before they sold out. He also got some other amazing deals. Then it was off to Target. Again, Josh was the super hero. We split up and as I walked past the empty shelf where the pink Dyson vacuum I wanted used to be, I got very sad. Of course I didn't need it, but it was top on my list. I walked head hung to the front of the store and called Josh to see where he was. He had my vacuum and was already checked out. How does he do it?
Then to Shopko, the lines to check out, horrendous. I don't need anything that badly. Kmart next, nothing good left. Last stop, Smith's Market Place. I was impressed. They still had free donuts, which made the baby happy. I found a lot of things I wanted. Half off all socks, can't go wrong there. Then we took the baby and his daddy home for a nap.
Rach and I went out for some shoes. While at the shoe store, I won a DVD player in a drawing. Yipee! Walgreens, Walmart, and Costco. What a fabulous day!
I shall never doubt my Black Friday plans again.


jennybrum said...

I totally love black Friday too! Isn't it entertaining to see all the crazies? And even better to be one of them! I'm glad you got good deals. I didn't get everything I wanted, but I sure had a lot of fun! Sounds like I need to tag along with Josh next year... :)

Likely said...

I have never "done" a Black friday. Maybe I just need to try it with some pros one year. It doesn't sound fun to me! But you made it sound fun, that's for sure.

I gave you a shout out on my blog today.

Tell us more about your deals. I want to hear original prices and then the prices that you paid. Convince me to brave the madness in coming years.