Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday

On Thanksgiving afternoon I went to Lincoln to spend the night at Jodee, Cory, Carson, and Kamree's house. Jodee and I search every ad for the best buys, make lists, and then plot in what order to hit the stores. We search our purses for the best coupons to use at each store. This is the second year that we have gone Black Friday shopping together. I got up at 3:45 A.M. and Jodee and I left the house at 4:15 A.M. We arrived at Kohl's at 4:30 A.M. and the shopping commenced for the next 12 plus hours. After Kohl's, we went to Shopko, Target and then Walmart. When we left Walmart the sun was coming up and we felt great. Then it was on to the mall to hit Children's Place, Victoria's Secret, Younkers, Gymboree and Eddie Bauer. Then on to Gordman's before taking a break for lunch. During our lunch break, we sat down and started wrapping some of our purchases. After lunch and a break, we hit the stores again feeling refreshed. Nothing was going to stop us from going to the next mall to shop Old Navy, Gymboree (again), Bath & Body Works, make a return at Kohl's, Target (again) and I'm sure I am missing a store or two.

I would share some of our great finds with you, but our husbands and my oldest daughter read our blogs. We wouldn't want to spoil Christmas for them! Jodee and I got some great deals and crossed many people off our lists, but we have so much fun, not to mention all the laughs that we share while shopping.

Jodee's van at our lunch break.

My van after I have the morning purchases wrapped.

One of the best items that I purchased was two rolls of wrapping paper and a roll of tape. It felt great to head home on Saturday morning with almost all of my purchases wrapped. Plus, my children then could not try to sneak a peak at their presents.

I saw a clip on the news about how much the average person spent on Black Friday. I believe they said that it was around $375.00. Trust me when I say that Jodee and I did our part on Black Friday to stimulate the economy. I for one spent more on Black Friday than the national average.

Thanks for the fun Jodee!


  1. Doesn't it feel great to be so far ahead of the game? I shop year round, so I have most of it done....but not the're ahead of me!

  2. You two amaze me!! Way to go! Wish I was so organized!


  3. Oh my girls did some major damage:) You are both lightyears ahead of me.....I have only just begun to shop:(

    Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday!


  4. You girls are crazy at 3:45 I was snug in my bed. I admire you black friday shoppers!

  5. Thanks so much for the fun Black Friday! As you know, it's all about the coupons! I am afraid my damage was twice the national average! Yikes!

  6. I am so glad had a fun and productive Black Friday. I am jealous of the wrapped gifts :, I wish mine were even bought!