Sunday, November 23, 2014
Day 14: Black Friday Shopping
Black Friday Shopping...Yay or Nay?? I am somewhere in the middle but leaning towards the yay. The first year I celebrated Thanksgiving, my friends decided that my experience would not be complete without tackling Black Friday Shopping. Boy, was it an experience!!! The crowds, the crazyness, the excitement, the deals...did I mention the crowds?? It was the start of a new tradition for me.
Now, you will never find me lined up outside a store, fighting someone over some towels or even walking out of the stores lugging a cart full. I am not your typical Black Friday Shopper. I love a good deal and do pretty good at stretching my dollars. We love to shop and do it weekly, window shopping is one of my favorite things. Scoring a great deal is another one. Heck, this used to be my motto :
I know better than considering it my only cardio now, although you can rack up on steps if you really try. But since we love looking for deals and shopping, it did not take me long to realize that not all deals are deals and that sometimes you can get what you need quickly and for a better price before or after the famous Black Friday.
Regardless, as a group we love hitting the stores and doing some shopping at those ungodly hours because you only get to do that once a year! We usually make it to the stores after the initial rush which means there's no lines, pushing or shoving. Being so short, crowds are not my friends
. On Thanksgiving Day, after we have done the cleanup and we are watching some football, We take out the gigantic paper, go through the ads ( nothing beats paper ads, I don't care for online versions) and map out our journey. We pick and choose based on whether someone REALLY wants something or if that is not the case, we just pick stores we want to tackle. We usually finish up our excursion by grabbing some early coffee and breakfast somewhere. It is a great girl's night/early morning! One we plan for every year!