November 28, 2013

What Black Friday Bargains Are Actually Worth Waking Up Early For?

I have only shopped on Black Friday one time in my life. My son was about three or four and his grandma offered to watch him while I did some Christmas shopping. I decided to embrace the humanity and go for the Black Friday deals. I started out around 5:00 am and headed for Starbucks. Then I entered the parking lot of my local Toys R Us store and thought, what the hell am I doing? After driving around and finally finding a parking spot that someone wasn't going to steal before my eyes even though I had my blinker on, I located a cart and gripped it with all my might and began to wheel it towards the store. Upon entering the store I became immobile. Unable to move through the crowd let alone sip my $5.00 Starbucks coffee that was almost falling out of my grip due to battling the crowds. That was the last time I would ever do that again. There wasn't even anything I needed or that my son wanted. I just thought shopping early in the morning on Black Friday might be a fun and festive thing to do. I have no problem admitting that I was wrong.

My #1 lesson learned on Black Friday was that Black Friday deals tend to last all weekend long if not longer. However, things do get sold out. Believe it or not, when this happens, it's not the end of the world. It may seem like it to your child when they don't receive that Playstation on Christmas morning, but hey, it's good for 'em to know that we don't always get what we want, but we always have what we need. Christmas is a great time to teach a lesson like that. Trust me, they will never forget for the rest of their life when they didn't get that "thing" they were hoping for on Christmas morning!

Sorry if this blog post seems like it's not about fashion. I didn't mean for it to be this way, honest! So, to answer the initial question at large: What Black Friday Deals Are Actually Worth Waking Up For? Okay, In a nutshell, I'd have to say none. Instead, my advice to you is to get those deals online in the comfort of your own home! Most Black Friday deals begin on Thanksgiving, so go online after you clean up the kitchen, when everyone is in a tryptophan daze. Below are some links to my favorite retailers who are offering some fabulous Black Friday deals right now. Just click on each photo and shop in your PJ's!

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