Monday, November 22, 2010

On your marks, get set...SHOP!

Well folks, my favorite holiday is fast approaching. Yep, you guessed it, black Friday. Oh, wait...what? Oh, its not? Well it SHOULD be! :)

Anywho......I put a lot of thought into my black Friday shopping, and if you're planning on trying it I suggest you do the same. Ya gotta have a game plan cuz you don't want someone pullin' a hail mary and taking the last item of your desire right in front of you. It happened to me once, believe me, its not fun!

I feel I should also stress that black Friday isn't for sissy's. If you want a good deal, you need to get yourself in there and get it. And don't take no gruff from any of those other black Friday shoppers cuz....well...cuz they're CRAZY!

And my best piece of advice, take a friend! Preferably a friend that is looking for the same things you are. That way, you can be grabbing deals from TWO locations! Also, if you're talking to the other shoppers and you find some friendly people, or you see a familiar face, don't be afraid to ask them for help!

Example, if you see Susie from back in the day standing by the portable DVD player you would like, but you're too busy laying across the pallet of GPS units to get one, ask her to get you one!!!!!! Most of the time, people are more than willing to do it because really it takes no more effort to grab 2 than it does to grab one. Now if the item is like HIGH on the wish list, I wouldn't recommend asking for help. Because Susie may smile and say "sure, no problem," but remember, shes the same slut that tried to steal your boyfriend in high school!

And my last tip is VERY nice to your spouses on that day. Its a harrrrrdddddddd day for spouses. A stressful day for spouses. Take mine for example, Daddy Warbucks(my new nickname for him) waits by the phone, in casesecurity calls him to come pick me up, or the police call him to let him know I'm at the precinct. And now-a-days of course, hes always worrying about me be trampled. But the worst part for them, is when you come home, with the receipts. I swear poor Daddy Warbucks sprouts a gray hair every year....

Still worth it! :)


  1. This post cracked me up!!

    I've never been a Black Friday shopper...but my step-mom is. I usually head to the mall in the afternoon just to people watch. :)

  2. HILARIOUS!!! But so true! :)

  3. You have me convinced - I prefer to be a last minute shopper.
    My tip for the receipt thing is don't show your hand all at once, spread them out over the course of a few weeks. Just add one to the pile or casually mention, "I did tell you..."

  4. I normally start at Wal-mart so I can wait inside where it is warm... but this year they don't have any really good sales. So I'll be waiting in my car (because it will be about -20* here in Alaska) for Fred Meyers to open. I'm hoping it won't be too packed. I bet most people will be at Wal-mart for the electronics. I want towels lol... real exciting huh? They are $12 towels for $2 though! teehee