Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Deals!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and didn't overdo it on pie. If you're like my family, the turkey was turkey was turkey. Everyone was doing fine until the deserts came out. Then they gorged. LOL

Except for me!! I'm so proud of myself, I've got to brag for just a minute. I made the crustless pumpkin pie that Janelle posted on Monday and it was wonderful. I had one of them, with some fat free cool-whip for a whopping 2 points!! My hubby is still feeling bad from overeating. hehe

Then this morning, I made the foray out into the Black Friday Madness. I only had 1 destination in mind - Best Buy. My target - Microsoft Home and Student. It regularly retails for $169.99 (although Sam's Club normally has it for $125.99).

Best Buy was offering it this morning for $69.99. I decided that was worth fighting the traffic and crowd for. Although, I didn't go at 5:00, when Best Buy opened, I got there around 7:30. I parked, started walking toward the building and stopped in my tracks.

The line to get into Best Buy was wrapped around the building. Screw that! My time is worth more than the $60 I was going to save in getting it here over Sam's Club. Plus, I didn't have a coat. The temp is 43 and the wind is blowing like crazy.

Nope, I get in my car and head home. Then my gut says, "Just go to Sam's Club and get this over with." So I head my car to Sam' Club, find a parking space no problem. Walk in, go straight to the software section. Pick up the box and see that the price tag is marked out and there's no software, it's just an empty box.

I take it to the jewelry counter and she says, "Do you need to check out?"

Oh, this is sweet!! It got sweeter.

She rang it up and it was only $59.99, and three minutes later I was walking out the door with the last copy!! Woo-hoo!!

So did anyone else brave the Black Friday traffic and crowds? What sweet deals did you get? Was it worth getting up at 0'dark thirty?

Have a super Friday and a fantastic weekend!!!
Peace and love,
Alannah

4 comments:

Silver James said...

Congrats! I don't do Black Friday. I stay inside and hide. Those people scare me! LOL

I have this vague idea that I can write 35K words in the next four days to win NaNo. See you on the other side...

LOL! My spam word: cheata

I might have to be one in order to win!

Janet said...

Silver - I followed you over here. Get. Writing.

Hey, Alannah - were your ears ringing? I didn't go Black Friday shopping and neither did Lu. We had a lovely visit over coffee in Lunenburg. So exciting ;)

Off to look up the crustless Pumpkin Pie.

Alannah Lynne said...

Go - Silver - GO!!!!! *V*

Let us know on Tuesday how you did.

Hey Janet! I'm so glad you and Lu had a nice time. I've thought about you several times today, and wondered if you guys were together.

The recipe was on Monday's Plotmonkey's blog and it was wonderful!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Liza said...

My sister, middle niece and I hit Toys R Us at midnight to get my youngest niece all of the gifts on her list. We had to wait in the cold for over 30 minutes to get in and then couldn't even walk in the store they let so many people in at once(serious fire hazard). We dropped off middle and then headed to Walmart and Target to finish up the list of 2 oldest nieces. We were home by about 8 am, but still not sure it was worth it to be up for over 38 hours straight.

My sister and I say every year we won't do this again next year, but I'm sure we will.