Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Ok, so who else is crazy like me & Dawn and will be getting up at the booty crack of dawn for some good sales???

I LIVE for Black Friday, LOL. Seriously, I get giddy every year just thinking about it. I start planning weeks in advance and the days leading up to it I start getting a wee bit nervous about how the day will go- all this planning and I want it to be perfect! HA! You would think I was planning a wedding or something.

I am SO happy to have a friend who loves the sales like me- and even better, she thinks like me too... so we've spent the past few days on the phone and computer figuring out where we're going and what we'll do there. Our big store this year is Wal Mart- which is a HUGE shocker for me, because I tend to stay clear of Wal Mart... but this year the deals are too good to pass up.

All the Black Friday ads will be in the paper tomorrow (Thursday) but you can also visit for all the deals- this site has been a God-send to me these past few years.

The key is to make a plan... you will have the most successful day if you know what you want, know where you're going and what time the door-busters start and end. Many door-busters will be gone within the first hour- so you need to prioritize. It is also helpful (and essential at some stores) that you know where you're going- many items will fly off the shelves immediately and you'll have no time to be running around trying to figure out where everything is (I learned this the hard way at Staples one year).

Here's my plan:
3:45ish- Arrive at Kohl's
4:00- Kohl's opens
4:30- Be in the car driving to Wal Mart
4:45- Be walking into Wal Mart
5:00- Black Friday begins at Wal Mart
6:00- On my way to Toys R Us
7:00- On my way to Jo Ann's
8:00- On my way to Goore's
9:30- Possiblly hit the remainder of stores (if I'm not too tired and stores don't look too insane)- Bath and Body Works, Bed Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, Borders, Target (doubtful that I'll want to step foot in Target)
11:30- Stop at McDonalds to get lunch for Damien, Deacon and I
Noon- SLEEP!!!
3:00- Start setting up Christmas decorations with my boys :) (the best part of the day)

My dad got me hooked on Black Friday... and I miss not going to the sales with him- though I think I've gotten a bit crazier than him over the years. He's a bit more laid back with his planning- though he leaves the house at the same time :)


T- said...

Have fun! I wish you could do my shopping for me!

Unknown said...

I too LIVE for Black Friday :). I thought I'd share one more useful Black Friday Guide with you, that you can download, print, and take along with you on your Black Friday shopping trip. The document details the locations of the best deals, prices, descriptions, and tips on how to make sure you get them.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Wow don't we all have something in common! I love black friday. I did some research, and have all of my shopping preplanned to maximize savings! You would be surprised what kind of deals are out there, if you search for them.

Black Friday Sales Search

Maddy said...

Ohhhhh I'm the same way!! I usually man the bed early in the a.m. with the kids while Caroline goes out with SIL & BIL for the early door buster stuff. Last year we got a 48" Sharp flatscreen TV at BestBuy for $999!!! C was just tagging along with her bro and sis and when she saw it she called and said, "What do you think about a $1000 purchase?" LOL!! Then around 9 or 10 I usually get the kids up and dressed and go out and meet them and tool around the stores. It is SO much fun! I love the 3904589 excited phone calls from C (seriously, every 5 min. or so) telling me about all the deals. It's definitely our tradition.

Thanks for that website. I'm going there right now to check it out!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

You are crazy! ;-P