Are you as excited about Black Friday as I am?? I love saving money on things that my family loves. Stocking up on Christmas gifts is a bonus, too!
I remember the first time I went shopping on Black Friday. I was home for Thanksgiving when I was pregnant with my son. My mom and I got up at 5 am and headed out to my small hometown to scour for some deals. We hit up Walmart and got my son a Nintendo DS on super sale, as well as a digital camera for our family. We also went to Staples for some computer accessories (and teacher stuff!) and Sears for some tools for my husband. Another year my sister in law and I woke up super early and headed to Target, it was a madhouse! We also waited in line for over an hour at Old Navy just to save extra money on clothes for our families. Even though it was busy and we had to get up early, we were able to snag some awesome deals and made our dollars stretch extra far for Christmas those years.
When we were on Lanai for the past two years, I couldn't participate in Black Friday because there is no where to shop there! Literally! But now that we are over on Maui, I'm excited to go out again, get all my Christmas shopping done, and save some money while I'm at it!
A funny story - last year we actually spent Thanksgiving weekend on Maui. We stayed at a hotel, played in the pool, and went to a Luau that served traditional Hawaiian food, as well as a Thanksgiving feast. It was awesome! My husband worked in the purchasing department of a hotel on Lanai and they had ran out of Snapple. Since the island is remote, it was hard to get things out there last minute. Even though he was on vacation with his family, he had to run out to Walmart on Black Friday, buy Snapple, then drive it 30 miles away and put it on a ferry for Lanai. My husband hates traffic and general busyness. Let's just say that he was not a happy camper!
This year, I'm going to use Coupons.com to make sure I save even more money! While over on their site, make sure to check out Coupons.com Black Friday Sweepstakes!
Also check out the Black Friday articles on The Good Stuff. It's the Coupons.com magazine where you will find everything you need to know for Black Friday shopping!
What things are you excited about snagging on Black Friday?
I was compensated for this post by Coupons.com, but the opinions are my own.