Black Friday is three days away! Holy heck, where has the time gone? Let’s just stop and realize that it means Thanksgiving is only two days. Pause. Okay then, Black Friday. Time to get our shop on, yay!
Traditionally Black Friday has been one of my favorite days of the year. While I know it is supposed to be the premiere day of gift buying, but in the past I have turned it into the supreme day of gift shopping. What do I mean? There is no surer way to get what you want on Christmas morning then by heading to the stores on Black Friday, buying a whole bunch of items you love, and then have your relatives give them to you as presents a month later.
How do I survive this day of absolutely craziness? Well, I plan ahead. After a decade of Black Friday’s I have narrowed it down to three things: timing, transportation, and target. First, timing. What time are you willing to get up? What time do you want to be at the stores? Important decisions. Second, transportation. How are you getting to where you are going? I have not had a car since high school – thanks to going to a university where cars are not allowed and then living in NYC, so in my life if you are taking a car, who’s car and who is coming with you? Lastly, target. What is the goal? What are you planning on buying and what is your budget? I have a plan every year but in case you do not or are not sure what kind of Black Friday shopper you are follow this Office Depot OfficeMax photo:
Guess what I am? The Spontaneous Post -Thanksgiving Dinner Shopper! Not exactly what I would call myself but I am certainly not a newbie, there is no way in heck I would ever camp out even though in Florida it is a much more palatable idea, and I definitely head out to the stores so spontaneous it is. I have a general map planned out for Friday but with my family, it is pretty go-with-the-flow and if the line is out the door, SKIP! In case you are an online shopper, Office Depot’s deal center has some really cute options I might just have to buy for a festive desk all next month. I mean, why not? It is Office Depot OfficeMax’s lowest prices ever!
And if you have not tried it yourself, the “Elf Yourself” app is hysterical. If you have not seen it yet you can pick you and up to four of your friend do a little jig with you. I could not decide which of my friends should be in the video with me so I finally decided on my besties Jen and Bey, take a look here!
What are your plans for Black Friday?
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