Black Friday

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So yes, I'm crazy. I set my alarm for 3:30 am - an hour I have not seen since having to feed my children every 3 hours - showered, fixed my hair, and put on my make-up - 'cuz that's how I roll - and made my way to fight the crazy's at HEB PLUS.

My mission? This:

Yep, the Nintendo DS for my little man. The deal was, it's regularly priced at $129 or higher. HEB PLUS had it on sale for $99! Since I was going to buy it anyway, there was no way I was letting a little sleep get in the way of saving $30!! So I got my shopping behind out of bed, left my lazy sleepy husband all snuggled and cozy, and off I went to fight this:

Pure madness.

I got the LAST one. Thank you. Thank you very much.

After that, I went to Toys R Us, which I will NEVER do again. People there are completely insane. I went there to get two Razors - one for each of the kids - because they were on sale for $18 (regular price is $32). Again, since I was going to buy them anyway, I had to save the money. I mean, $28 savings?? Yeah, baby!

BUT, I had to stand in line for an hour and a half! NEVER AGAIN!

I did get a few other things, and I did consider - several times - getting out of line and putting it all back, but after a while it was simply the principle that held me there.

After that, all that was left was Target. My favorite place on earth. Who doesn't love Target? Tackled stocking stuffers, a few gifts for additional peeps who will remain nameless, and Ashton's birthday presents.

All in all it was a very productive Black Friday. I was home by 9 am.

Anyone else participate in the madness?


Baird's Blessings said...

Productful day! I was up at 3 am and stood inline at Best Buy. Never again!!! I bought a laptop, the ice blue ninetendo DS and some Wii games. After wainting in line for 2 1/2 hours to pay for them I wanted to cry! But I save a couple of hundred dollars so I gues my beauty sleep was worth it!

I don't think I will be doing it next year!

Lindsey said...

You go girl! Glad you got those amazing deals, it was worth the 3am wake up call!

Rachel said...

heck no I was sleeping girl; well wait a minute your 2 hours behind me...yup I was sleeping. I just relaxed and decorated. I contemplated it but after looking through the ads non of the kiddos stuff was on sale or listed.
What is a razor...I think that is on Zman's list.

scargosun said...

I stayed in bed and took advantage of cyber Monday. :)

Lump said...

you are a brave brave woman to venture out on Black Friday.

Staci said...

your nuts!!!

Chris Rasco said...

That's a big fat no. We had all our shopping for the kids done before Black Friday.

Toni said...

Yep I was right out there, I just went to target though and waited until 6 to leave my house.

Jo Ann said...

I can't believe you FAILED to mention that your own MOTHER rolled out of bed at 4AM to meet her WONDERFUL daughter to do this crazy shopping... thanks Steph!

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