Friday, November 21, 2008

Black Friday

Now for day 8 of the Momdot Christmas Party.

Momdot asked:
Do you shop on Black Friday? What time do you start? Do you complete your shopping this day? What's the best deal you have ever found? What's your shopping strategy?

Do you shop on Black Friday? EVERY YEAR. Even when I was hugely pregnant.

What time do you start? This depends on what stores I am going too. Usually 3 am.

Do you complete your shopping this day? Yes, for the most part. The only thing left after Black Friday is stocking stuffers.

What's the best deal you have ever found?
My Toshiba Laptop for $250, Before we minused the best buy bucks from McDonald's.

What's your shopping strategy?
My MIL, DH, Aunt, Mom, and several friends all shop Black friday. We view the ads online before Black friday and start making our lists. Then On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we split up the stores and decide who's going where. We give everyone a copy of our preliminary wants for each store. Then on Thanksgiving we call and make any changes. The person going to each store, gets the item(s) for everyone from that store. We keep cell phones at the ready in case we do not get something, someone can try somewhere else. Then we meet up Friday night to exchange all items and collect any money owed.


Miss Blondie said...

you have a good strategy for black friday. you guys are very brave for venturing out into those crowds!!

Staci said...

Ya'll have a great plan worked out for Black Friday! I'm sure it's so much easier to only have to go to a few stores versus all of them.

Trish said...

That is nice to divide it all up!

Natalie said...

Wow that is a good strategy!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Another person finding safety in numbers by using the whole family. Sounds like you guys enjoy it.

Tena said...

finally came across another person who goes out ( think Staci was the only one so far)!
Good luck!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Finally a girl after my own heart- we do Black Friday AND enjoy it :-)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

You are a trooper!


Check out my Family FotoFun Friday @ Diana's Daily Ramblings

Bridgette said...

3am?!? Have fun!

Tracye said...

3 am??? i don't know about that!

Momstart said...

Don't know how you do it