Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

I'm not one of those wake up early and camp out at stores to get the Door Buster deals. I just can't do it. Last night I was stuffed and feeling quite content. I had no desire to set my alarm and head out in the pouring rain. Not to mention if I did I'd have to stand out in that rain to get those great deals. Also there wasn't anything that really got me excited in the flyers.

However, when I woke up around 8:30 I thought I want some Dunkin Donuts coffee and the kids would probably like some munchkins so I headed out. Well there is a Target a couple of minutes from my house and I thought why not. There were a few things I could pick up. It was crowded and I was surprised to see so many families out shopping. The thing I like about Target is even when it's crowded the clerks are happy to help you and the lines seem to move rather quickly. I appreciate that. They didn't have the items I wanted, but a clerk did go out of his way to check for me so props to Target's costumer service.

I returned home and got the kids ready and my husband for a trip to the mall. Yes, I'm crazy, but my daughter needed to get her good friend a birthday present and she wanted to get it at Aeropostale. My husband really didn't want to come with me, but he wanted a book at the bookstore and honestly I didn't know if I would last long enough to get what he wanted. Well we headed out and you know it's not going to be pretty when the road going to the mall is jammed. My husband was not happy especially after we had to drive around for quite awhile to get a spot. We got a fairly good one, but again it's pouring rain.

The mall itself was crazy and why was everyone in Aeropostale. Oh, I know because everything except the bear my daughter wanted to get her friend was 50% off. Well they were pretty organized. They had people taking hangers and security devices off while we stood in line. Oh and gave us candy canes. So again props to the people at Aeropostale for making my shopping on Black Friday not too crazy. My husband could not find his book so we headed out because we didn't need anything else and there was no point in staying in the mob. We tried another book store for my husband and unfortunately they didn't have the book either so he got a different one and then we were basically done and went home to have left overs.

We survived Black Friday and I hope everyone else out there did as well. I bet some people got some great deals. Someone had to because they were all gone by the time I got my butt out of bed.


Ann said...

I have never ever gone shopping on black friday but then again I'm always working, just as well because I don't like crowds

Blia said...

I don't shop Black Fridays much cuz of the traffic either. I totally understand. Wondering if I could have your badge to place on my blog. I enjoy reading your posts.

JAS said...

Blia you can definitely put my badge on your site. That would be great. I'm glad you enjoy my blog.

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