"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Went to the Black Friday Sales and Lived to Tell About It!

Yes, I did! My husband and I got up at 4:30am and bravely headed towards our local Wal-Mart at 5:00am. Little did we know that for what he wanted we should have been there about 3 hours earlier to get a ticket! Oh well you live you learn you do without.
It was a madhouse around the electronics department, so I tried to avoid that at all costs but somehow I ended up in the middle of it trying to get from here to there, so I decided to ask a passing employee when Mickey came out and signed autographs! LOL. I'm glad she and everyone around me had a sense of humor!

I finally made my way over to the sheets. No one was hovering over them, pushing me aside, taking the last one. Nope I had ALL the sheets all to myself. I took my time, decided on what color I wanted, picked my size and walked away with a smile on my face. I meet up with my husband and he says, "You're only getting one?" (I'm sorry, what did you just say?) "Huh?.... well...I.....uh.......(*recovers quickly here*) I mean of course not. No,no,no. I just couldn't hold two!"(I love that man!) Meanwhile I'm doing the happy dance inside. Hey for only $24.00 you can't beat that!! Did I mention they were 600 count? Yeah, NICE!
So he got a few things he wanted I got a few things I wanted and we walked away unscathed.

But wait, there's more. We went home and I then picked my daughter up and we headed out to JoAnn Fabrics. Because they had an OttLite that I had wanted forever but couldn't afford and it was on sale from $54.00 to $19.00, PLUS I had a 20% off your total purchase coupon. Can you say SCORE?
So all and all it was a pretty productive morning.
Did you go or stay home? What was your score?

Oh yeah, You want a fun tid-bit of information about me? I thought you would. I realized yesterday when I woke up and it was 41 degrees outside and I was getting dressed, that I hadn't worn "pants" in about 6 months. LOL! I most often wore shorts or capris. How many people can say that? Okay, I just knew you would want to know that!

Coming up Monday I'll be giving you a breakdown of my Holly Jolly Week. It's going to be a fun week with a fun giveaway at the end, so mark your calendars.



  1. You sure did score!
    My mom left to head to walmart at 5:00am. the electronics section was a madhouse in Cocoa too! They had TVs in the shoe section and Nintendo DS in the baby section and other things in weird places. We ended up getting some christmas presents and the 600 count sheets. :)

  2. You're a braver woman than I! Glad you "scored." ;) I have never done Black Friday shopping and probably never will.

    I am, however, still wearing shorts here in TX! As long as my core is warm (as in wearing a sweatshirt or such) I can wear shorts into some pretty chilly weather!!

    Today is decorate the house/tree day! I hope to post some pics to my blog later on.


  3. Glad your day was successful! We made out too but my hubby was the one at Target 2 am, lol. I hit Walmart later that day. Love the deals!

  4. I have gone to Wal-Mart at 5:00 before and have learned my lesson! LOL!
    I did a little online shopping in my P.J.'s yesterday morning.....umm I mean afternoon....haha!

  5. Not me! lol! I won't even go to a mall between Thanksgiving and Christmas and not even Walmart if I can help it.

  6. Sounds like you got some GREAT deals!

  7. You are brave my friend! We have done Black Friday in the past, but not any more. Too many unfriendly people, car accidents, car break-ins, and waiting in line for 1-3 hours to purchase your items (around here anyway). People in our area started lining up at some stores on Wednesday, yes WEDNESDAY! Insane!

    Too funny about the pants! You should have taken a pic! :) You did great with your shopping!

    We had company all day Thursday and all day Friday - last person left this morning. So we chilled today - so nice!

    Big you're-a-Black-Friday-pro-and-I-didn't-even-go hugs to you! Hope you have a relaxing and blessed weekend my friend!

  8. You are braver than me to venture out at the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday! Glad you got your sheets!

  9. Woo-hoo! Brave you! Kudos for getting your sheets. I haven't been to JoAnn's in about a month. Can you say withdrawals? lol I totally missed their big sale. Oh well...glad I get the flyers with the coupons. Hopefully I can get out there soon.

  10. You are a brave woman. How did you get your husband to come with you?

  11. WOW....I had another friend say the same thing....used to be 5 was early enough ~ Now it's 2 or 3. Before we know it you will have to arrive just after you finish eating your Thanksgiving dinner LOL

    So glad you got something you were wanting PLUS you and your DH had some good fun! What a trooper he is!!!

    Have missed you laughs ~ looked at FF and enjoyed your ELF dancing

    Love ya!

  12. wow! you did good! And you got your husband to go with you? That would make it a little more fun!! :)


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