Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday and 2010 Gratitude Challenge - November 26

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm thankful for Thanksgiving, of course.

Yesterday I was in the kitchen cooking from about 7:30am to 1pm, when we ate.  All the food turned out tasty (thank goodness) and it was nice having our families over.  Afterward, we rested for a couple hours, ate dessert, and everyone left by about 6pm.

This morning my plan was to be out of the house by about 6:30 to check out the sales.  This year was the first year our stores started opening way before 5am.  Walmart, for instance, opened at 12am, and other stores were opening at 3am and 4am.  I really thought I would have no chance of getting anything good.  At least when they open at 5am, I miss the big rush and can still find a few things two hours later.  So my hopes were not high.

BUT, I was still going to get out, regardless...and it was worth it!!  I was out of the house by 6:15 (although I did wake up at 3am and really thought about going that early...I went back to bed though).  I did find most of what I wanted to get, minus a couple things like Blu Rays and DS Games that went on sale at 12am.  Those got snatched up quick! 

So what did I get?  I got the usual $5 Barbie, $6 jumbo playdoh pack, and $4 pj's at Walmart.  Not essentials but nice extras under the tree.  I was able to pick up one $9.99 Tinkerbell DS game at Gamestop.  Thankfully most of the people who shop there are not looking for Tinkerbell.  ;o) 

My two super buys were the Waffle Maker, which will be $8 after my MIR and the Shark Steam Mop for $36.  I was lucky to get the mop.  After walking around the store a couple times looking in the return bins, I found the very last one at the return desk, as I was about to leave the store.  

When we had our wood floors installed I had looked at them and they were pretty expensive, so I passed.  I have used it today already and LOVE it!!!  I am so excited!  I'll be vacuuming all my floors tomorrow and steam mopping them.  :o)  Oh, and the rest of the crew are out right now buying ingredients to make waffles for dinner.  It was two against one for waffles vs leftovers from yesterday.  I lost.

So, did anyone else get out today and get any good buys?  If so, let me know what you scored!


Our Village is a Little Different

I'm not brave enough to go Black Friday shopping, but I love to hear about the great sales everyone finds. I would have loved the Shark steam mop, too. I'm gad you had a good day, and I hope the waffles are delicious!


I only shopped online today~actually yesterday, but had waffles for breakfast~YUM!


I am happy to sit out the Black Friday rush. I am not really into shopping anyway. I am happy you found what you were looking for, and that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving.


I've been dreaming of a steam mop for a while. I actually went out late 8:30 a.m. Forgot my debit card, was forced to stick to a budget and it was great. I did it. I'm glad you had success.


I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving and found good deals! I didn't do the Black Friday shopping this year. I've only done one Black Friday a few years ago and I did save alot of money on what I bought, but haven't felt like losing sleep over shopping again :)
I hope you are having a great weekend!

The Unsell Family

Would you believe that I have never gone out shopping on Black Friday. Glad to hear that you had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday.


I bought as much online on Thanksgiving day as I could. I went out around 6 am. The big ticket items were gone, but I got most of the other stuff I wanted including a 3 pot crockpot buffet server from Kohl's. I wasn't able to order it online, but luckily they still had 4 left when I got there!

Our Homeschool Reviews

I've been looking at those buffet servers! They would work nicely on a day like Thanksgiving when you can never get everything to the table warm at the same time.

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