Tuesday, November 14, 2006

PINK, BLUE, PURPLE, GREEN, BROWN...


BLACK!!

I, like a whole lot of people, anxiously await this day all year long. But, then there are some, my mom being one of those, that would be fine with the day never happening. The day after Thanksgiving is, as all of you know, the biggest shopping day of the year. In the last couple of years I realized that this particular Friday is known as Black Friday, not sure why, but it is. I LOVE to shop and do so on far too many other Fridays, Thursdays, Mondays...well you get the point I love to shop on ANY day!!

On Thanksgiving, if we have gone home, my sister Allison, sister in law Jessica, & myself get the sale ads from the newspaper and plan our day. We all usually split up so we can go to different stores in search of the best deals. I have been going out on the day after Thanksgiving for the last five or so years shopping and even though it is craziness I have a great time. I wake up around 330 or 4am and go and stand in lines outside Target, Toys R US, Best Buy...which ever is my assigned place. I have been back home, in Southeast Texas, 4 of the 5 times I have done this, so it is very interesting to hear people talk & see how they dress. Growing up there I didn't ever realize how "country" we were. Greg and all of his friends growing up, always called the people in our ward hicks and now after not living there for 9 1/2 years I can see how he could have thought that. The people there are definitely not city people. I usually run into several people I went to high school with and it is always interesting and fun. Jessica, Alli, & I usually meet up for lunch and then go back out shopping together after all of the early bird sales are over. It makes for a very long and exciting day. The one Balck Friday I was in San Antonio was fun and I had alot more options on what stores to go to since I have 4 Targets within minutes of my house and back in Beaumont there is one! That particular day was a bit lonely though not having anyone to tag team shop with is a bit boring.


Make sure you check out the deals for the day after Thankgiving sale. You can do it here (they posted them on this past SUnday) early and/or wait until the sales advertisements come out Thansgiving Day. I always check the website early but then get the paper so I can get more of a visual on somethings. Happy Shopping!!


*Do you like to go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Do you wake early?
Do you complete your shopping lists all on this crazy day?*

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are so brave to go out and spend the day on the black friday!!! wow! at times i've had good intentions but then when the morning approaches i usually decide i'd prefer my sleep than get out and shop. another reason that i'm not the biggest fan these days is because it would most likely mean taking my 2 and 4 year old and pushing them around in a cart with huge crowds give me a headache just to think about! so i've sat out the last couple of years. maybe one of these days i'll venture out and try again. sounds like it's a great time for you!

jess said...

i love settin out all the sales papers and planning are stores. sure is alot of fun.

jess :-P

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links to the ads. That is a great website.

michelle said...

I don't usually go shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but Marc has done it a couple of times to get great deals. I love that website! I may have to consider it...

Julia said...

I don't like shopping or crowds, so not even a really good deal can lure me out of my comfortable home with all those Thanksgiving leftovers.

It is called black Friday because it is generally the first time in the year that stores generate a profit, or are "in the black."

Jill said...

I like goo sales, but I hate chaos and crowds (and getting up super early) so I'm definitely NOT a day-after-Thanksgiving shopper.

Bridget said...

Love the day after Thanksgiving shopping! I won't be going this year because we will be in Vegas for a wedding.So excited to have a weekend away.

Jenny said...

I swear every year I will not go to it and I get sucked in by the dumb paper EVERY time. I wish you could go with me in AZ. Why haven't we ever gone? Oh, yeah we are NEVER in the same state or our husbands are working!

Chanel said...

Ohhh, I feel your excitement. I can't wait. Have fun shopping!