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I’ll be 32 in a few short weeks. I am a wife, and have 2 kids. Before the days of diapers, I was up for anything. I’ve worked in retail and I know how crazy insane Black Friday is. I remember in high school hearing about it, but never really experiencing it. I suppose my mom didn’t want to fight the crowds either. When I went away to college, I started working at Anchor Blue (remember that place?) and I had the best schedule. I missed ALL the big holidays in retail-land because I would be off from school and – oh darn! – head home to hang out. This included the Christmas late nights, the Early mornings of Black Friday, and back to school time. It was awesome.
When I moved back home, and transferred stores, I was in quite a shock my first Black Friday. I had opening shift and arrived around 6 with 1 sales associate. The plan was to open our gate at 7, where another 2 sales associate would join us. Except. THE LINES. We were very close to one of the big anchor stores and the line to get in covered the parking lot. We walked in and there were folks asking when we’d be opening up. Um, say what? We ended up opening early, just me and the one girl and we quickly realized it was going to be one heck of a morning. 8 hours flew by in 2 seconds.
The next year we were better prepared but again, I wasn’t shopping. I was working. But I have had the experience of the crowds, the lines, and the deals. One year my BFF and I headed west to an outlet mall and the parking situation was enough to make me never want to venture out again. Which is why I’m so grateful for retailers to have online sales. I never have to get dressed, become cold, or drive around in circles trying to park.
Target is one of those retailers. They have their online ad for the Black Friday sales (and soon Cyber Monday deals which I also have grown to love). Most of the deals will be in store but you bet Target is going to keep their online community happy with deals as well. Shall we do a bit of window shopping? Ok!
Doorbusters. That is what makes folk camp out early. Target has a few great ones – which tend to revolve around electronics.
Right now we are a 2 tv household. But when we move, you best believe we’d want to save $230 on a 40″ tv!
Target is including a $75 gift card with the purchase of an iPad mini. That is AWESOME!
Because we are a no cable tv household, our Apple TV is everything to us. We have one in our living room, and one in Aubrey’s room. You can download movies on to it, stream music, and even have your photos displayed during the screensaver. Awesome gift!
And toys. Toys are also on sale. And don’t forget, with ALL of these purchases, you can save an extra 5% if you get the Target REDcard (debit or credit). Remember how awesome that is?
But what always seems to grab me are the movies. It’s an easy add-on item for anyone in our family. It is usually a staple to include in a stocking, or to give to someone we can’t quite figure out what they’ll like.
And if you are a type-A planner, which I feel like all Black Friday shoppers are, Target has this awesome part of their site – a map! You can easily see where all the deals will be so you can plot out your plan of attack. If you’re going with others, you can divide and conquer!
Boom. So spill it – You going to be shopping on Black Friday? Out in retailers or online? I’ll be checking in on Instagram & Twitter for the early birds hitting up target with the #MKOH & #MyKindOfHoliday hashtags around Luke’s 4am feeding. Check it out as well! Or give me a shout-out and share what you find!
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