Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Mayhem! Thanksgiving Shopping Havoc!

Well happy night-before-turkey day everyone! That's right, it's my 5th annual Black Friday Post! -wow time is flying by.

This year, I only have Thanksgiving off of work, so we will have to plan accordingly. We also are on a fairly tight budget this year, as times have been kind of hard as of late!

But alas, I'm sure we may brave the shopping madness and hopefully score some sweet deals.

I am looking forward to celebrating our second year in our home, (we made it!) drinking some nice wine, having some Turkey, ham, and sweet 'tater pie with the kiddos! ....mmmmmmm....pie....

We aren't any strangers to shopping on black Friday, so we are going to arm ourselves accordingly. We have high-tech strollers for Liam, which will be equipped with an ample supply of snacks, diapers, toys, to (hopefully) curtail the inevitable tantrum throughout the business. We have a list of the family members and a rough idea of a budget to work with. I have my best gel-inlaid sneakers and probably will strap on a powerful set of elbow and knee pads. Hey! It's a JUNGLE out there!

I will take no prisoners.

I fear for the worst, and expect that it will be bumper to bumper roads, and near-misses in the parking lots that day. Good thing we have decent insurance!

"i said that was MY spot!"

Well it certainly has been an eventful year, to be sure. Hopefully now that we got that election business out of the way, it will jump start this economy a little bit. We're certainly going to be doing our part! These kids toys aren't cheap anymore! That's a whole other topic, but really? -A plastic doll house for $87 dollars?? And when did the value of little colored plastic blocks become akin to the scarcity of Gold? [looking at you LEGO'S].  Things just aren't made like they used to be, and yet they want 4 times as much money for them.
So do your homework, hopefully the list below will get you in the right direction. Keep an eye out for those lightning deals and utilize those smartphone apps that allow you to monitor those, as well as scan items to get an instant internet price check! Amazon has one, google shopping has one, Red Laser is another, they work great and will save you some money.

What do you you all think?? Does anyone have any ideas?

I will leave it at that for now, did I mention yet that I luv the holidays?   ;/

-And just so I didn't completely waste your time reading excerpts from my personal life, here's a few links to get you on your way. I'm sure they will be happy I led you there. (my personal fav) (for your favorite lovable nerd)
Google Shopping (a good all-around search for prices online and from local stores!) (my fav local store) (for you Oregonian/Washingtonians) (if u really have to..ugh) (for that angle-grinding,circular sawing,super-sanding, Makita-drilling, Tim Allen-worshiping dude on your list)

-and last but not least! (the most important one for this holiday season methinks)


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