25 November 2011

Black Friday madness

My Black Fridays of the past have looked something like this...

I head to a specific store with 2 or 3 items in mind that you really want to get your hands on.
But then...
Hours and perhaps some bumps and bruises later you end up with a whole shopping cart full of stuff that you never really needed in the first place.

This year I was very good. I had to get up for work at 6am, so that stopped me from lining up in the cold at midnight. The top 2 items on my list of things to find deals on were a sofa and a bed. Since we are moving from our shoe box to a bigger apartment, we now need furniture. We settled on a sofa and loveseat combo which I think we got a good deal on and then ended up at Baby Depot and purchased a crib which was $100 off the regular price! Score! At the end of our trip we were buying a shower curtain when we found out we had totally drained our checking account. That brought our Black Friday spree to an end, but at least our baby (who is not coming for another 5 months) has a place to sleep. haha.

How was your Black Friday?
Did you go totally crazy or did you grab a couple of really good deals?


  1. I didn't go but I heard there were some good deals

  2. I refuse to go. Most of the deals I want are the ones that sell out within an hour of the store opening at midnight, and there is no way in heck I am leaving the dinner table or my warm bed to stand in line just to save a few bucks :-(.
    I may be the Grinch of Black Friday but I value my sleep and sanity more :)

  3. Glad you got some much needed items. For the last 10 years, my mom and I have gone out in the early afternoon once the crowds die down.