I couldn’t decide whether to make this post half-off or two-for-one in honor of Black Friday. Faced with such a dilemma I thought, Screw it, I’ll just give it away for free! That’s right folks this post is 100% off. What’s that you say, I always give away my posts for free? Yes, I know, but doesn’t it feel so much more special and exciting that you are getting it for free on Black Friday? You may read it, re-gift it, and be sure that one size fits all.
I have never, not once, in my 41 years, ever gone shopping on Black Friday. Oh, I’m not judging anyone who does. If I had any actual money to save, I might be out there getting my deals on too.
Just because I’ve never experienced Black Friday mayhem does not mean that I can not have tips to help it be more enjoyable.
- Take the first parking spot you find, even if it’s far. Come on, you’ve got all those Thanksgiving Day calories to work off anyway!
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- If you are planning on buying any clothing for yourself, wear clothes that will allow you to try on other clothes over them easily because you do not want to wait in line for a dressing room.
- Only buy things you would want even if they weren’t on sale. Do you really need a Christmas-tree-shaped waffle maker?
- Stay hydrated and bring some snacks.
- Have a game plan, you are not there to browse.
- Let it go. Do not fight over the last Tickle-Me-Romney doll; it’s not worth it.
- Stick to your budget. Keep track of how much you are spending or your deals will not end up being deals.
- Be patient. You will wait in line. Your time is no more valuable than the next person’s.
- Stay home and shop online.
Anything to add?
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
Beware of deals that seem too good to be true.
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