Post # 1
I just saw a post about Black Friday wedding deals, and didn’t want to threadjack, so…
Does anyone else have Black Friday traditions? When Dear Daughter was small, we used to get up really early, put our robes on, and take hot chocolate with us to go shopping..in the wee hours. I always had to work (retail) later in the day. Now that everything opens at midnight, we wear matching shirts (I’ll admit the robes/pjs were not my best idea, but she was little bitty and cute then), make a plan of attack, and go all day
Now that I’m married, DH’s family does the Black friday thing..all the women. There isn’t any rhyme or reason to it, they go out for a leeeeeeisurely breakfast (I’m sitting at Cracker Barrel last year salivating over ads and checking the time on my phone a zillion times while they’re ordering extra coffee to go and chatting)
What’s everyone looking for this year? DH and I decided I would just take $500 cash and go until I can’t go anymore. (We are credit card free) Do you find deals for yourself or for Christmas gifts? I do both.
Post # 3
I’m working ughh but otherwise, I’ve only been shopping early on Black Friday once. I’m actually doing some Christmas shopping tonight. I don’t see the point in going on the one day when everyone else is going. The sales aren’t worth it to me.
Post # 4
How long has Black Friday been known as Black Friday? I’ve only heard of it in the last 5 years or so. Obviously no traditions with it for me!
Post # 5
I love love love black friday shopping- it makes me feel festive!
DH’s family doesn’t shop at all though, so it makes me materialistic to be salivating over the ads though! lol
Post # 6
My tradition ….
Sleep in and avoid the crazy crowds!! 🙂
The deals aren’t usually THAT good and it isn’t worth the headache to me.
Post # 8
Ugh. I went once about 6 years ago and did not enjoy myself. I can’t handle the lines to the back of the store. It’s just not worth it to me.
I do envy those of you who enjoy it. I just can’t get into it.
I’ll be in Austin with SO’s family this year. SO and his high school buddies get together for a rugby game every year, so I’ll be going with him to that. Otherwise .. I have no idea what our Black Friday will consist of.
Post # 7
Last year we went out at midnight, got home aroudn 5 AM, went back out around 11. Honestly I think it’s best to just wait until 11 or so in the morning on Black Friday. You still get really good deals and most of the people are home sleeping already!
Post # 9
@MississippiQueen: This is going to sound lame but when is black friday?
I finally have a steady job and income to participate this year! lol
Post # 10
When I first started working and being able to afford nice presents for my family, I thought it was super exciting and would wake up early and go with my mom and get some good deals. Now I work retail, and we open at midnight on Black Friday. So my unfortunate new tradition is to sleep in super late on Thanksgiving so that I can go work till 5AM, come home and crash, then go back to work for the closing shift and deal with the crazy people who are seriously angry we don’t have any of the doorbuster TVs left when we’ve been open for like 15 hours and the ad said each store has 10.
DH and I are discussing my taking a couple years off to stay at home with our baby and finish up the last few semesters of my degree after we have him/her in May, and if that happens I am going to be estatic to not work Black Friday. My future tradition will be sleeping in and busting out the Christmas decorations and music!
Post # 11
It’s the friday after Thanksgiving
Post # 12
My tradition is to never go out on Black Friday, I won’t even get in the car and leave the house! So we usually stay in, make leftover turkey sandwiches and start putting out our Christmas decorations.
Post # 14
+1. It might as well be the zombie apocalypse, there’s no way I’m leaving my house.
Post # 15
The only store I shop on Black Friday is Jo-Ann’s. I love all the crafty sales! After I do an early morning run there, I’ll probably start decorating the apartment for Christmas.
Post # 16
I worked for 5 years at Best Buy in college and I was always forced to work.
Ever since then I couldn’t bear the thought of ever going out or going shopping on Black Friday. It’s been 5 years.
Last year I went to a football game
However, this year I am considering going shopping if I am in town and there is no football or basketball I want to watch. But I will NEVER EVER be one of those people out the night before camping out. EVER EVER EVER.