MomDot Party (Day 8): Black Friday

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Today is the 8th day of the MomDot Christmas of Dreams Blog Party, which is running through the 27th of November. There will be tons of prizes to be given away at the end of the party.

Today's topic is . . .

Do you shop on Black Friday? What time do you start? Do you complete your shopping this day? What’s the best deal you have ever found? What’s your shopping strategy?

I actually have not shopped on Black Friday for many years now. I use to go every year with my sister and cousin when I was little. I thoroughly enjoyed it back then because I did not have the pressure of actually doing the shopping. It was just a fun day that I looked forward to because we went to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, got to browse around in all the cool shops, and had some treats to eat like salt water taffy. We went regardless of the weather . . . rain snow or shine.

These days I do the majority of my shopping online. There are very few things that I cannot find for an exceptional price with flat rate or free shipping. I was even able to find a train table this year for 25% off plus free shipping. It would have normal cost over $60 to ship something so heavy.

Another reason why I do not shop on Black Friday is because I use to work in retail management and have come to dread the day after Thanksgiving. I had to work on that day as a rule, so I never got to shop. I think having to deal with the crowds made me want to hide at home on Black Fridays now. I bow down to those who can get in line at 4am for doorbusters.

If you'd like to join in on the blog party, it's not too late! There's still plenty of more fun to be had.

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Note: I will be posting some of my party posts on this blog and some on my other blog. I will be sure to post a link here if the post of the day is on 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires. Don't forget to check out my giveaways too!