Nov 22, 2008

MomDot Blog Party - Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 at the Blog Party from MomDot! Today's sponsors are: Koshas (stylish yoga belts), Leapfrog (yes - THE Leapfrog...Leappads, Didj, it!), and Soda Stream Soda Club (kits for making your OWN soda at home!)

Day 8 - Do you shop on Black Friday? What time do you start? Do you finish all your shopping on that day? What’s the best deal you have found? What’s your shopping strategy?

I will admit I am woefully ill-equipped to even answer this question. I can just barely tolerate the mall during the when the insanity of Christmas takes over as the last of the turkey is settling in my stomach, I'm more inclined to hide under my covers than venture out.

My sister-in-law is the Black Friday shopper in our family. She started plotting her strategy last week, and once the dessert dishes are cleared from the Thanskgiving table she will run out to her car, and return with armloads of flyers to get her hardcore planning done. She will get up at 3AM, brew a huge pot of coffee, and hit the road with one mission: Stuff her little Corrolla as full as it will get before her daughter gets up for breakfast.

I admire her gusto, really I do. If I were inclined to make any major purchases for Christmas I'd probably fall under her tutelage and learn her ways :) I'm lucky that the Boy Wonder is still young enough to get me off the hook for big ticket items, but I am fully aware that it won't last. Soon I will be joining the masses and zombie-walk through the pre-dawn hours in search of that video game, that MP3 player, that one thing he MUST have. I just hope the coffee's REEEEAAAL strong...


Momstart said...

I can't do it either. It's crazy mad, people are Mean.

Tracye said...

Nope, won't last long.

Ari from said...

I'm with you, I can't stand malls. I think it's going to be a belt-tightening holiday season anyway, but I much prefer to do my shopping online and let the UPS guy deal with the traffic and hassles.

BTW, found you when I was browsing on Entrecard, and it's a pleasure to "meet" you as it were.