Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Kind Of Holiday Includes Black Friday - Girl Shopping Time!

Black Friday is such a perfect excuse for a girl gathering in our family. Not quite like girls night out obviously but it does have many of the same components for us:
-dancing: victory dance when find an amazing deal
-getting ready: we all meet at moms in our most comfortable pair of flats and together we make our pony tails part of our game face, just a little ritual.
-laughs and good times sharing time together.
-a little glass of something when we get back home as we review our purchases and relive what made us laugh the most.
     
It is a strong tradition as much as having our thanksgiving dinner
Right after dessert on Thursday night we are looking at the bargains
Every one makes the list of items to get per store so we can dart for them, and they give some minutes to browsing.  My bargains are all coming out of Target this time Black Friday.

Tonight we got right to it, and discovered everyone had their lists covered with just one stop: Target!
and as you see above, we don't have to wait for Black Friday to get the deals store opened at 8!
Although we are very familiar with the layout of Target stores, we were not going to our neighborhood Target, so to be sure we used a great tool on the site: map your doorbusting, to know where exactly we needed to go to find the items we planned on getting.
This was easy and revealing.  After studying the store map for a bit we decided we would all head together to the toy section, and then from there we could go into electronics. So, off we went
I was the first who deviated from the plan.  As soon as we entered the store I headed for the racks on $4, $6, and $10 movies.  Great selections were available:  Monster's University, Planes and Hotel Transylvania for the kids.  Perfect!  From there I tried going to the toy section, but got distracted by great deals that were lined up between aisles.  
That's when I spotted mom at the kid clothes section and we headed together to see the toys.  Like the best grandma that she is, moms seemed to be getting one of everything into her cart.  Yes, the grand kids are going to be very busy Christmas morning at this rate!  I had me heart and eyes set on spoiling my nephew this Christmas, and so I jumped over to electronics, to get my favorite item and price of the night
Oh, I can't wait to give him his gift,  he has been needing this to help him with school and work.  Now that concluded checking everything off my list.
Checking out was so organized and so fast, I can't help but thanks the staff for their preparations and smiles despite so many customers in the store.  I was a pleasure to see how diligent and efficient they all were.  In the end, they made it enjoyable and easy for me to cross off everything on my list, sit at the Starbucks in store to wait for my  shopping crew mates while I declared my holiday shopping done!
It is such a treat to share laughs, time with the girls, and  get so much done while saving money.  Honestly, I believe we all secretly count down to Black Friday :-)
Share with us your tips for the shopping extravaganza. We would love to incorporate some more fun!

Hope you all had a fulfilling and blessed celebration.




33 comments:

  1. My tips are to shop online in the comfort of your own home and your pajamas, ahha! That's what I'll be doing anyways :)

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  2. yes cyber Mondays are a wonderful thing :)

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  3. Target rocks for any day shopping, but especially holiday shopping!

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  4. My husband went out but I stayed home where it was warm and quiet. Glad you had a safe and productive shopping trip.

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  5. I spend a lot of my time grabbing items at our local target. I like to shop online on cyber Monday though.

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  6. i do not do black friday or thanksgiving day or cyber monday! i wait tip everyone is done then i go so there arena crowds!

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  7. IT sounds like your tip to Target was a huge success! I had success as well.. Although I did not go to Target, it was the plan originally..

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  8. I stayed away from Black Friday this year. I saw the flyers and while there was some great deals there was nothing that I really needed. We're not doing Christmas this year so it was all good. Seems like your trip was a success though. :)

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  9. I had no idea they were selling movies at such low prices. No wonder you headed straight to that section. Good call!

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  10. Target AND a Starbucks? Now that's a twofer BB can get into!! Gonna see if they have some of those dvds available- this grandma's got some stocking stuffers to buy. ; ) BB2U

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  11. Hoy fui a Target y me enamoré de los adornos navideños que tienen.

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  12. I love target and wished there was one closer to me. I should online and didn't battle the crowd today.

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  13. Target is my go to place to shop. I love that place and they always have great deals. I don't Black Friday shop but Target has good deals every day.

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  14. I don't do Black Friday, but I know so many people that do. My sister in law is one of them, so if I need something from where she is, she can get it for me.

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  15. I was going to skip Black Friday because I hate the crowds but my teen daughter begged me to take her out mid-day when it was less crowded. We got some great deals--many at Target. They not only had some of the best deals, but also actually kept the items stocked!

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  16. We love Target too. It looks like you were successful and had a good time. I had to work. So, we skipped Black Friday (insert sad face). I guess we will see if there are any good deals left Saturday.

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  17. This year was my very first time shopping during Thanksgiving cause there was a really good deal on a camera I wanted. But I usually do online shopping..

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  18. I have a love/hate relationship with black friday. I did get a lot this year though.

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  19. I am not a fan of Target but looks like you got some good deals.

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  20. I only do it online. Never gone to a real store yet for Black Friday, I am scared lol.

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  21. It is great to establish shopping routines to look forward to each year.

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  22. Thats great planning, I really like how the map is available

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  23. Target is a great place for shopping. They even have Hanukkah stuff!

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  24. I wish we have a nearby Target here in our place. I haven't done a black friday going to a store yet but I do shop online.

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  25. Hope you found every thing and have a great time!

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  26. I like the map idea, a game plan is necessary when going to a Black Friday shopping to be able to grab the items you have in your lists.

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  27. i only been to the malls once during black friday..and because there are so many sales just overwhelming where should i choose.

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  28. Yo me puedo pasar horas en Target... Sea Black Friday o cualquier día del año.. Me encanta esta tienda.

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  29. Oh I love Target so much - I didn't do Black Friday this year but will be online tomorrow and actually have to go to Target tomorrow or Tuesday. Love your fun "girls Black Friday" tradition!!

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  30. I love Target! Thank you so much for the information! XOXO

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  31. I love shopping online. But only when they offer free shipping with no minimum purchase.:)

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  32. I have never shopped during Black Friday, I'm more of a Cyber Monday kinda gal but I to love Target and the great sales they have.

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