Friday, November 27, 2009

My first Black Friday

Ok... so I started out the day without hardly any sleep... This was my first real Black Friday and I guess I was just too excited to sleep! Mom says I went to Walmart with her YEARS ago, but I have no recollection of it whatsoever! Anyway... got up at 4 and headed out to Target, and oh, my goodness was there a line outside! I thought for sure we would be one of the first 250 to get the free tote bag, but nope! We just missed it. It was freezing outside!!! Mom and I stood there in line at 4:45 huddled up together waiting in line to get my Bissell Steam Mop for $49! Yes I was very excited, it being half off and all! Apparently everyone was in line for the tv's so my mad dash to the vacuum cleaner section was pretty much a big waste of energy! I'm telling you, I have been wanting one of those steam mops for so long, and doubting that I would ever be able to justify spending the $100 that they cost, so when I saw they were on sale... yeah, well.... I had to be there at opening, cause I just figured that everyone else in the local area was heading there to get my mop! Got it... headed to KMart, because I "thought" they were supposed to have kids pj's for 3.99. Yeah, I was wrong, so that was a waste of time... It was actually Wal-Mart that had them for $3. Went to the mall because Sears was supposed to have contact lenses for 1/2 price... Got there and found out you HAVE TO BUY 4 BOXES, then you get 4 free. Yeah, the total was going to be over $170!!! So, yeah... forget that! Headed to Belk because they had some really cute boots for $19, and OF COURSE they were out and it wasn't even 7 am yet!!! At this point we were starting to get pretty tired and decided to head back towards home. We thought we would stop off at Ross in McCalla and yeah, they didn't open until 9:30! Who does that on Black Friday!!! Ok, whatever... so then we went to Walmart and OF COURSE they were out of the right size pj's! Well, I got some Iron Bowl game food... wings, cheese sticks... you know.(Roll Tide baby!!!) Then we headed on home. Oh, and my Bissell Steam mop, I guess the heat from it was just too much for my floor because the floor tile started peeling up! Great... just great! Guess I'm going to keep some super glue handy for whenever I use it!

I guess all in all we had fun, but if it weren't for Mom, I would never, ever want to do it again. There were WAY too many people (rude people) and it was just way too early! At least we made us a good memory and who knows... maybe we'll do it again next year.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had fun. Enjoyed being out with my daughter. I guess I will keep my $3.00 coffee maker, your dad said it would cost that much to take it back. Next year? Ok, I'm up for it.
Mom

Cindy said...

You are way to brave! I'm glad you and your Mom had fun. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

Mama Hen said...

You were brave. I stayed home with the kiddos.

I hate that about your mop. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

I can just see you two out in the cold and dark, and I admire your spunk--both of you. A great and funny memory stored away for later.
love Jan

~ RM said...

Hee hee! Isn't it funny the madness we ladies will go through (and still come out beaming and thrilled) for a great deal? I'm positive my hubby would say, "Nope, I'd rather spend the extra fifty than to stand in that line!" hahah, good job! I missed black friday this year, sad to say... I couldn't get a baby sitter (hubby works 3rd) oh well! Maybe next year!

Mrs. Jennifer said...

Well, sorry about your story, but you made me feel a little better...I wanted those $19 boots, too. So I'm glad to know they ran out so early because I wouldn't have gotten a pair anyway! I did get a few good deals, though (does toilet paper count?)!

Jamie said...

Hey lady,
Just stopping by and saying hello, because I haven't been keeping up with you as well as I should. Loved reading all your posts and catching up. Have a blessed Christmas season!
Jamie

Mrs. Jennifer said...

Courtney!! Where you at, girl!?!

Cindy said...

I was wondering the same thing. Where are you?