Friday, November 27, 2009

The Deep Dark Secrets of Black Friday Shopping Success

  1. Do your morning stretches. Those parking lots are longer than they look.
  2. Eat breakfast but nothing heavy. You will need your energy.
  3. Don't arrive early. Just arrive with padded knees and crawl the floors.
  4. Use ear plugs when the rudeness song commences.
  5. Go with a plan and keep moving. Never stop and you will be stuck!
  6. As you come up to your desired purchase, grab and go. Look at it later. Someone you pass will want it.
  7. Take the mp3 player. It helps to pass the time while waiting patiently in line.
  8. Wear steel toe boots and pad those ribs. Never know when you might become clumsy.
  9. Bring someone tall. They can grab things you can't.
  10. When all else fails, stay home and shop from a WAHM from home!
I was part of those crazy people hitting the stores for good deals starting at midnight. I hit up 2 stores, awesome deals, and knocked 8 people off my nice list. The rest I will watch the sales, shop online, maybe even a little barter. The naughty list is easy. Sticks and coal for everyone!


MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

Hahaha! That is so funny - #9 is especially applicable to me!

following via MBC.

parentingBYdummies said...

Good tips! I have one to add though: Don't go at all and send Hubby with a list of must gets. Don't allow him reentry into the home until he is successful. Works particularly well if the kids are at Grandma's house for the weekend. Yeah sleeping late and quite blogging time:)! Thanks for stopping by my place, come back soon!