I've worked retail on Black Friday in the past, so I've never been enormously enthused about shopping during it.
But Rey asked me if I wanted to hit Best Buy, so we headed out about 6:30 this morning. It seems that Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday with the main doorbusters, so today actually felt like a regular shopping day.
We didn't buy a thing at Best Buy, but we picked up a gift for some of the family next door at Bed Bath & Beyond. We then headed to Walmart where we got breakfast (McDonald's) and picked up some nice Disney storybooks for the baby (normally $16, only $5 each). I know it's a little soon, but best to be prepared, right?
We were surprised there were a lot of cashiers standing around with no lines! We also hit a Big Lots, getting more family gifts. After that we hit Sam's Club and another Walmart, where I picked up some Blu-ray DVD combo packs (ahem, for myself).
At Sam's Club we got Epic
, The Croods
, and Turbo
for only $8.96 each
(they were all marked the normal price of $24+ but rang up as the sale price only given in the flyer). And at the other Walmart I got Rise of the Guardians
. Some of these sales are downright sneaky!
I've been wanting both The Croods and Rise of the Guardians for a while but didn't want to spend the money. And the other two are blind buys so I'm hoping I'll enjoy them.
It was totally worth venturing out today! Like I said, it felt more like a regular shopping day than any crazy Black Friday; no crowds, no lines, no angry customers.