I've never shopped on Black Friday. No, I take it back. We had a family tradition (now outgrown) of heading to New Orleans on Black Friday. We'd whiz past Lakeside Mall, which had nary a parking space to be seen, and headed to the Audubon Zoo, where we had a membership. The parking lot was always empty!
Then we would head to Bloomingdeals, the thrift store of the New Orleans Junior League, which had its annual toy sale.
This morning, though, I shopped. I had a few things on my NEEDS list and I decided to tune out the ads and look today. So now I have a new washing machine to replace the 20 year old one, whose top hinges have rusted off. AND a new microwave, to replace the one that is taking longer and longer to heat up my coffee.
I decided to be a satisficer and not go crazy with my usual indecision. Both items came to around $300 (yes, I bought a cheeeeep washer) and have free shipping.
Some emails I've gotten, if you feel like less utilitarian shopping.
Garnet Hill, the catalog I dream over, is having 40% off sale items AND free shipping!
LL Bean has free shipping, a $10 gift card if you spend $50 AND 10% off everything. That last is applied automatically.
Cuddledown, whose comforters I swoon over, has 25% off everything, today only. I also swoon over their $3000.00 beds, but such will not happen today...or probably ever.
I do need some milk, so I may head out to a brick-and-mortar grocery later. Groceries are quite forlorn and desolate the day after Thanksgiving.
Hope everyone is having a cozy day.