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11.27.2009

Black Friday Confessions

So, here it is...once again it is BLACK FRIDAY!!! I'm so flippin' excited. I have a few confessions regarding Black Friday. I'm sure a few of you will nod your head in agreement, while others will for sure be thinking I'm crazy. Regardless, here they are:



  • We've mapped out our stores. Seriously. My mom and I literally have a map of where we want to go, when we want to be there (according to what time they open), and how long we can spend there.

  • We have a list of each item we want to buy at each store.

  • I have coupons and I'm not afraid to use them. It just occurred to me that I can use a coupon with a Door Buster Deal...I'm all over that!

  • We will hit Starbucks at least 3 times before the day is over.

  • We have our own shopping basket. It can fold flat...like the ones people take to craft fairs. We take it to haul all of our goods around the mall. Wal-Mart and Target have baskets, but not the mall! Have you ever tried to carry 20 bags around a mall for 10 hours? Your hand will go numb and you will start to feel like you might lose a limb. It's brutal.

  • Sometimes we take a shopping break and see a Holiday movie. If my mom and aunt decide to catch a Holiday movie at the theater, I will probably bail and catch one more viewing of New Moon...a date with Edward and Jacob is just simply irresistible.

  • My uncle is our chauffeur. If you haven't tried it, you should. He drives us to the door and we call him when we're ready to leave...and he drives back up to the door to retrieve us and our bags. All he requires is food! It's fantastic!

  • We've been known to call my dad and have him drive to Tulsa to unload our vehicle so that we have room for more purchases.

  • We've also been known to stay out almost a whole 24 hours. Now, that's what you call marathon shopping.

Don't worry. I won't be doing this.



Do you shop on Black Friday? If so, what's your confession?

16 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

I do not leave home on Black Friday, and if I do I only go to the grocery store. It scares me. You crazy people are scary! :)

Amy said...

I have never done it. I do like your plan...

Lisa Marie said...

That is awesome I love the idea of a driver great plan,,,24 hours you are so freaking COOL...that is that best..YOU ROCK...can't wait to hear how it all goes...love you..xo

Jen said...

I'd go if I could go with you! I love the chaffeur idea :) Be Safe!

Carrie said...

Have fun!

MiMi said...

Chaffeur?! That's awesome!

Mom2Toribug said...

My aunt and I always had the "Black Friday Shopping" tradition. We never even really needed the DoorBuster items, just loved to go see what all the frenzy was about. We have been unable to go the past several years since I work a half-day the day after Thanksgiving. I could technically take that day off, but my back won't allow me to stand for that long and shop now. We have a different tradition now that my BFF's and I go shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving now. I almost have all of my shopping done by Black Friday. Maybe I am not getting as much of a savings, but I also don't have to fight the crowds. It is so fun to watch the people though on Black Friday. A friend of mine almost saw a fight break out at 4am at Toy's R Us this morning!! No thanks!!! Hope you enjoyed your day though.
God Bless!!

Alliekat said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! you have ideas I wouldn't have thought of. The basket at the mall is the best. Might I add to check your small hometown store before heading out. Wagoner Wal-Mart had doorbusters still at 6am. No lines! Have a great weekend.

msprimadonna67 said...

How is it possible that in all my years of super-shopper status, it never once occurred to me to have a chauffeur? Brilliant!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Not a Black Friday shopper and I amazed to hear about you!!!

Loved keeping up with you on FB too!!

~Becca

Kelli said...

SHUT UP! You have your own chauffeur? That is the coolest thing EVER. And he only requires food. Nice! I also love that you have your own carts. I have seen those at craft shows. I'm sure you enjoyed, now get some rest.

Fresh Mommy said...

Hahaha, loved this!!! I was thinking you were crazy, or smart, one of the two. Though I've never been one to get out in the crowds in the early morning and get a good find. My favorite part was the end "I won't be doing this." LOL

Hilarious!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

How did Black Friday go?

Liz said...

Sounds like you guys had a good plan. I have never shopped on Black Friday and doubt I ever will. I don't care much for crowds. My family is easy to buy for... everyone wants gift cards. Hope you had fun!

kado! said...

i like your thinking!

I did blak friday too...we got some great deals..but I try not to stress...it's fun just being w/ friends!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. You are one talented shopper. Amoung your many other AMAZING skills, we can now add shopping extraordinairre to the list! : )