Black Friday is a big deal in my home for over 15 years. I never knew just how much you could save until I started doing my homework. The results are that I found that I could save the most at Walmart. I have been receiving their daily emails for probably a few years now. They start sending out their email with some Black Friday deals the beginning of November.
Black Friday shopping brings back fond memories of waiting in the parking lot until they opened the store. We would get their at 3 a.m., What a wait but now they are open on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m.. I am not sure how I feel about that as I do beleive that Thanksgiving is for families. I mean there are only a few stores that are open on Thanksgiving. I have to weigh the deals and saving money over my thoughts.
I am a firm believer in that Walmart has the best prices and the best selection of their products over any other store I have shopped at. When I was younger, I remember going to one department store on Black Friday and it was a mad house. I was scared to death. You would of thought they were giving away something big for free. People were grabbing at things and throwing clothes everywhere. It got to the point that you didn’t dare look for a certain color as you were lucky just to get the item.
I used to go Black Friday shopping with my aunts and cousins. We would make a day of it with our day starting at 2 a.m. and by the time we picked everyone up, We were in the parking lot by 3 a.m.. We were not alone though as the parking lot was already packed full of cars, suvs and pick up trucks. We had already bought our coffee, donuts and snacks and settled down to wait until the doors opened. and wait and wait and finally we got to go inside. One thing I do is research the site and circulars to get some ideas of what kind of gifts would make someones christmas. I have a christmas gift list with people’s names on it and next to their names is an idea of what they want or need for christmas. I have done it this for years and it seems to work well for me. You need to find a way that works well for you. Having an idea of what you are looking really cuts down on the ciaos.
Think big. Walmart has the best prices on such things as T.V.’s, Kitchen appliances and Kids toys. I am a firm believer in having a plan and sticking to it. Your day will go much smoothly if you do. I would leave the kids at home though because their christmas gift you will find at Walmart as well as others christmas gift. Shopping on Black Friday is all that it cracked up to be.