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11.22.2010

McLinky Monday - Black Friday

Today at The RHOK, Mrs. Albright wants to know about our agenda for Black Friday.  Do you go...or is it your worst form of torture?  She also asked us to post our tips and tricks.

Ok, so here's the DL on BF.

Yes, I go.  It's one of my deep rooted Thanksgiving traditions.  Courtesy of my momma.  She gave me my shopping gene.  When I was little my Granny and aunts would set out on an all day shopping venture, I remember wanting to go so badly.  I've always been a shopper.  My Granny says when I was little they would give me $5 and I would come home with a whole bag full of stuff.

We have this Black Friday thing down to a fine science.  The day of Thanksgiving, we send one of the guys to the gas station for newspapers...lots and lots of newspapers.  We have to have plenty to go around.  First, we just all go for it.  Dividing and conquering the sales ads.  Then, we get strategic.  We start sorting out the stores, the items we're all looking for and making piles.  After that, we compile a master list.  We decide where we'll start first and what is most important.  We also list any extra coupons that we might have that would sweeten any of the doorbuster deals.


Usually, our day starts at our hometown Wal-Mart.  It's easy to maneuver.  There aren't nearly the number of people there compared to the stores in Tulsa.  We start there about 3:30 in the morning.  You've gotta be early to get these worms.  After we wait for our items in Wal-Mart, we go ahead and make a drop-off...clear out the vehicle for the purchases we plan on making in Tulsa.

The first stop in T-Town is Starbucks.  It's a given.  By this time we all need it.  Usually we've had coffee, but no breakfast and definitely not Starbucks.  This will be our first stop of many during the day.

After our stop at the Bux, we venture off to the next store, usually Target or Khol's depending on what is in the sales ad and how early you have to be there to get the items.

We always stop sometime for a nice lunch and we've been known to even eat dinner before we finally make it back to Wagoner, where we have also been known to hit Wal-Mart one more time before making it home.  There have been years when we don't finish up until wee hours of Saturday morning.

We're power shoppers.  Black Friday is like our Super Bowl.

One of my favorite tools for Black Friday is my nifty app.  TGI Black Friday.  It's a great app w/ lists of all the stores and their sales ads.  You can even make a list on there.  I love lists!

You can also visit BlackFriday2010.com for all the latest sales ads.  They will send you email alerts and updates.

This year there will be 9 of us going.  My cousins, Lindsay and Kristen will be home for the annual event for the first time in a few years!  I can't wait!!

What are your Black Friday traditions?  Or are you more of a Cyber Monday person?  Or do you hate the whole idea all together?

Check out more Black Friday posts over at The RHOK!

The RHOK

~jennykate♥

21 comments...I love comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

That sounds kind of fun. If I did black friday - I would be going by myself and I'd rather sleep.

MiMi said...

Oh geez, I remember reading you post about this LAST year and it made me tired! LOL
I haven't gone on Black Friday in forever, but I'm thinking about taking on Walmart this week. Lord help me.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

We usually go to a fun kids place....or Neil and I have a date-day b/c everyone is at the mall or Target! :)

Brittany said...

I want to shop so bad, but I am trying to hold off! I am planning on going one of the first weekends in December with friends! Although this will be the first year EVER that I wont be going! I think I will miss it very much! Although I never purchase a lot! Last year I got some clothes for Aidyn, but nothing exciting! Sounds like you have it down to a science!

Lindsay-ann said...

I enjoyed hearing all about Black Friday. In England we don't have Thanksgiving or Black Friday! I found it so interesting to read what you do. It sounds very exciting although I don't like the thought of getting up at 3.30! Good luck this year. Hope you get lots of bargains.
Lindsay
x

Mom Mayhem says: said...

I don't do Black Friday -But, you make it sound fun - Now if they could make it where people could sleep in -I might think about it- maybe ;)

Kelli said...

Wow!!! You guys have a great plan and I'm sure you get some nice items. Such a bonding time too for all of you. Have fun!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I remember what a great job you did last year. You inspired me : ) Cause you are a super star Jenny Kate! An absolute super star!

brainella said...

Holy macaroni! That is some serious shopping going on. I've never actually done the Black Friday shopping thing.

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I actually laughed out loud at...
Black Friday shopping is our Super Bowl! Hilarious.

I love your crazy, positive, black Friday shopping attitude.

You do make it sound like fun.

~Mrs. A

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

This sounds like so much fun, but I'll be far from most of my family this year so I don't even know if I'll go to black Friday. Sad thought..I need to work on this..

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Sounds like so much fun! I haven't shopped on BF since before kiddos, but I used to enjoy it.

Impulsive Addict said...

O.M.G. You fo sho have it down to a fine art, my dear friend! You ARE one of those CRAZIES. I had NO IDEA. I still heart you tons though. Maybe we'll cross paths. You never know. But you won't see me at the local Walmart, at Starbucks OR at any Tulsa store BEFORE 9:00am. Maybe I'll see ya at lunch.

♥Georgie♥ said...

I'm not worthy!!!! LOL...you go girl what a fun ummm tradition =)

Sam said...

Wow! You guys are pros! Haha, I don't normally go shopping on black friday, but the deals really are amazing!

Baloney said...

That is seriously involved. Do you even bother going to bed at night? Do you take a nap when you get back? It would take me a week to recover from that!
I love you and all, but you are crazy in the head!

Jennifer said...

I am so very impressed!

That is some SERIOUS shopping and planning.

WOW.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You make it sound almost fun.

Stacie said...

Please be careful if you take Edward to WalMart on Black Friday--its a jungle out there...

hotpants™ said...

Good for you, but you won't find me out in that mess.

Liz said...

I hope you had fun! There isn't a deal in the world that would make me go out in that mess. I'd rather just pay full price on a regular day.