Day 2- Black Friday/General Shopping Tips and Tricks
For all of you people that know me in real life, I am a HUGE bargain shopper. I do NOT purchase an item if it is not on SALE, seriously. I rarely buy things for myself because I'd rather my daughters be decked out than myself (its a total mom thing). One of my biggest shopping tips would be to shop around. If you see something and you think "I've GOT to have that," check a few more places for it first, then move forward with the purchase if you haven't found any luck finding it for a lesser price.
Black Friday= One of my favorite shopping days ever! I know, Its INSANE to be quite honest. The real kicker, I don't ever really even make a list of things I want/need. I just kind of look over the ads, think "Oh that's a great price, I'll grab it if I see it" and then just go with the flow. Its fun to just be out shopping with the girls, and looking at all the crazy shoppers, ha!
I definitely always make sure to dress in layers. Its typically pretty darn cold, and if you have to wait outside at all to get into a store, you're obviously going to need to dress appropriately, but at the same time, wear some layers. I always end up coat less and sweating because its just total chaos. I typically wear my coat, a sweatshirt and long sleeve/short sleeve t-shirt under it. Remember people, you're getting up at the crack of dawn, no need to look your beauty pageant best! I wake up, thrown my hair in a pony tail, or put a hat on, get dressed, brush my teeth and apply a little powder so I don't scare people at least.
This year I'm shopping with a few girlfriends on Black Friday. I'm sure we'll be hitting the stores around 4-ish, and there will DEFINITELY be a trip to Starbucks involved along the way no doubt about it. I'm looking to purchase some more things for the girls, for Gerrad, and the rest of the people on our list who happen to read this blog :-) I'll have to report my findings, with out giving too much away of course!
I promise myself every year that I'm going to get my shopping done early, and every year I fail. I think its just not in the cards for me to be an 'early' shopper. I don't mind waiting until the last minute, but sometimes it stresses Gerrad out when we're rushing around buying 20 gifts at one time, whoops! I've already started my shopping this year, which is a HUGE milestone for me!
I don't really have any major tips/tricks, just little things I've found that work. Cannot wait to hear all about your shopping pointers!
Day 1: Christmas/Holiday traditions
Day 2: Black Friday/General Shopping Tips & Tricks
Day 3: Most meaningful gift/best gift you've received
Day 4: Tips/Tricks to a Budget Friendly holiday season
Day 5: Favorite Holiday Movie/TV Show Special
Day 6: Gift ideas (what do YOU want? We all have family/friends reading our blogs...so let them know!)
Day 7: Holiday Craft/DIY (If you don't make anything, what do you WISH you could make?)
Day 8: Least favorite thing about the Holidays
Day 9: Favorite Holiday recipe
Day 10: Favorite Christmas Songs/Caroles
Day 11: New Year Resolutions
Day 12: Show us your decorations (indoor/outside)
Day 13: Favorite Cookie Recipe
Day 14: Oprah's Favorite Things: What item(s) would you want if you were in the audience?
I hope you all join in!
Days 1 -3 are November 22 - 24
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Day 4 will pick back up on November 26th!!