Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shopping on Black Friday Shopping Reminders

Woot Woot, it's getting to be that time of the year! I'm excited to get w/ my friends and shop shop shop =)
This year it's all about the toys! I usually focus on home repairs, but PFFT! I'm getting it done for the boys... That's the goal.


Here are some last minute reminders;
1. Check Out the Ads & Print them Out; don't forget the ads at home!!

2. Research Every Item your Little Heart Desires

3. Compare all Ads! Don't Forget the Anchor Stores; just because they might not advertise as much does not  mean they are not holding a BLACK Friday sale. 

4. Check Out the Early Bird Specials; that sometimes start on Thanksgiving Day and BLACK Friday from 3 a.m. until 11 a.m

5. Online Shopping; you can keep warm and shop from home right after midnight and on some sites like Amazon.com get even better deals. I'm doing that as well as heading out to ze stores.
6. Gift Receipts; Always get the receipt!!
7. The most important tip I received from Cheri @ Bargain Decor Mom was to come up w/ a plan of attack. And we have! We will be carrying our HUGE Ikea bags (in case we can't get carts in time), small bottle of water and an over the shoulder purse (big enough for the folded ads and wallets) what else do you think might be needed? 

NOTE: Here's a bit of BLACK Friday history see it HERE on Wikipedia or read below


History

One of the earliest recorded uses was September 24, 1869 was deemed Black Friday; a day of stock market catastrophe. The history of the day after Thanksgiving being the official start of the holiday shopping season may be linked together with the idea of Santa Claus parades. Parades celebrating Thanksgiving often include an appearance by Santa at the end of the parade, with the idea that 'Santa has arrived' or 'Santa is just around the corner'.
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, many Santa parades or Thanksgiving Day parades were sponsored by department stores. These include the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, in Canada, sponsored by Eaton's, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sponsored by Macy's. Department stores would use the parades to launch a big advertising push. Eventually it just became an unwritten rule that no store would try doing Christmas advertising before the parade was over. Therefore, the day after Thanksgiving became the day when the shopping season officially started.
Later on, the fact that this marked the official start of the shopping season led to controversy. In 1939, retail shops would have liked to have a longer shopping season, but no store wanted to break with tradition and be the one to start advertising before Thanksgiving. President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the date for Thanksgiving one week earlier, leading to much anger by the public who wound up having to change holiday plans.[20] Some even refused the change, resulting in the U.S. citizens celebrating Thanksgiving on two separate days.[20] Some started referring to the change as Franksgiving.




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1 comment:

- Brittany said...

Sorry I was so delayed in replying to your request for feedback on your blog. It is a busy time of year. Hope you are having a Happy December!

This post from Donna at Funky Junk is a great place to start: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/11/making-your-blog-more-communication.html

Another suggestion would be to work on improving your photography. If you don't have photo editing software to adjust the exposure, try taking your photos during the day and without a flash. Donna also has another post that mentions this and more: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/09/improving-your-blog-10-ways-to-build.html

Brittany
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