I shared a little confession yesterday on Facebook. I have never really been Black Friday shopping. (Other than CVS, of course!)
Are you shocked?
I have three basic reasons:
- I really don’t like shopping.
- I’m confident that I can find great deals in other ways online. (Cyber Monday, please!)
- Refer back to number 1.
But if you are a die hard Black Friday shopper, don’t forget to check out A Full Cup’s Black Friday Forum. All of the deals are listed with lots of discussion to help you make the most of your Black Friday shopping.
If you are a Black Friday Pro, feel free to leave a comment with your best tips on the Cha-Ching on a Shoestring Facebook page! Then be sure to come back on Friday and celebrate your great deals!
Rebecca Foxworth says
I’m TOTALLY with you. While I will spend a half hour gathering coupons and doing math to make a CVS trip the BEST EVER, I won’t go stand in line, fight the crowds, lose sleep…all in pursuit of more STUFF. Blech. Shopping is a necessity for me…a “job” since I’ve been laid off. I prefer to spend my Black Friday taking a walk, then relaxing with coffee and looking forward to pie leftovers. Bring on the Cyber Monday!
Kaley, I am totally with you on this. I found truly awesome deals last year online and had no need to venture out the door. Because I live in a rural area, it takes me 45 minutes to get to the nearest mall/Target/Kohl’s/etc. I save on gas, I rarely have to pay state taxes and it’s far more convenient. (What did I ever do without Amazon?) I also used to work in retail (remember Strawbridge and Clothier?). My memories of Black Fridays past keep me out of the stores now!