Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Black Friday!

Deacon modeling the $9 vacuum that the crazy housewives fought over in WalMart at 5 a.m.

My day:
3:05 a.m. - alarm rings, I leap out of bed and get ready... no big deal since I've hardly fallen asleep. I should have just gone to the outlets at midnight.
3:20 a.m. - out the door... on my way to Kohl's
3:45 a.m. - arrive at Kohl's... there's a line wrapped around the building already
3:48 a.m. (yes, I looked at my cell phone and this was the exact time) - in line
4:07 a.m. - walking into Kohl's
:: Purchase 23 pc set of stainless steel cookware for $99 (with a $40 rebate)... receive $20 Kohl's cash
:: Night before at 10:00 p.m. Damien takes advantage of free shipping on all door busters and got- $10 crockpot (originally $50), $50 food sealer saver thing (originally $100), $39 magic bullet (originally $79), $15 remote control helicopter (originally $40). Receive $20 Kohl's cash.
4:16 a.m. - in my car driving to WalMart
4:30 a.m. - in WalMart, calling Dawn... off to stand in front of vacuum cleaners and tupperware.
:: Purchase 2 $7 28-piece Rubbermade Tupperware sets (originally $12), $4 hand mixer (originally $7), $5 scarf (not on sale), $10 movies (101 Dalmations & Peter Pan) (originally $19 a piece), $6 movie (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), $2 movie (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), $4 food chopper, $5 10 pack of Hot Wheels, $10 7" Mickey Doll, $9 Yo Gabba Gabba Hoodie, 2 $4 2-piece pajama sets, $4 Spiderman Hoodie, $15 Transformer pack, $8 Ultimate Crayola Art Kit, $10 Batman action figure, $28 Bissell Vacuum, $9 stick vacuum and a $10 Cars Semi Truck Loader.
:: This was by far the funniest Black Friday experience of my LIFE. I was CERTAIN that I would have the easiest job today... Dawn was in electronics and toys and I was in charge of the vacuums, tupperware, hand mixers, and food chopper. I was wrong- among me were the craziest people I've ever met. One woman started a yelling match with a sales clerk over a $9 vacuum... at one point the woman started running away with the vacuum (10 minutes before she was allowed to take it) screaming, "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?" Oh my gosh. I got everything on my list and headed to the boys clothing department- in the process dealing with the INSANE crowds who take this day way more seriously than I ever will. Dawn and I got everything on our list- we did a great job with our planning... this would have never worked a well had we not planned as well.
6:00 a.m. - on my way to Toys R Us
6:25 a.m. - arrive at Toys R Us
6:45 a.m. - finally find a parking spot and walk in the door
6:50 a.m. - waiting in the eletronics line
8:05 a.m. - FINALLY up to the front of the line purchasing the ONE thing I came for
:: Purchase THE LAST 16GB ipod nano (received $50 Toys R Us gift card with purchase)... purchased with a $75 gift card. Merry Christmas to me from Damien!
:: I stood by some of the nicest people who let me keep sitting down... I was SO hot and tired by this point.

The rest of the morning is a blur as to what time I got where- but I did go to Old Navy (got some GREAT deals), Bath and Body Works (not very inspired and really grumpy at this point so I didn't get anything), Ulta (line too long... didn't really NEED anything), and Goores (got a GREAT deal on a body pillow and a GlamourMom tank top).

I got home around 10:30 and Damien and I decided to go back out with Deacon to Kohl's- I wanted to get my mom her Christmas and birthday gifts as well as pick up a couple Geo Trax for Deacon if there were any left. We got to Kohl's and I got in the extremely long line while Damien and Deacon took off and played in the store... when they were done Deacon and I went shopping for Grandma. We got some really great deals here too- and earned more Kohl's cash!

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired but I got some amazing deals today and the only person who is left to buy for is Uncle Derek... and he's easy :) Black Friday 2008 was quite succesful!!! Hooray!


T- said...

I'm so glad it was successful for you! My black friday shopping was shot. I was so sick I couldn't even make it out of my bathroom. Needless to say, I didn't get TV I wanted to get DH. *sigh*

Yay for you, though!!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a success!

PS- Tucker has the same pair of jammies!

Samantha said...


Luckily though, this year, I only had to go to Walmart and then BRU. {{sigh}} I wish it came around more than once a year. :)