Why do I always get sucked into black Friday??? Every year I say I am not going. Then I look at the ads Thanksgiving day and I say “Look at all these great deals, I can do this!” After waking up AT 4:30 a.m., showing up, realizing that everyone who said they would meet me is still sleeping in their warm bed, figuring out that everything I wanted in the add is already gone, picking up some other junk I never wanted in the first place, waiting in line for 2 hours to save spend a little bit of money, and after ALL this I promise myself “I am NOT doing this next year!” Then, a year later the cycle starts all over again.
Tell me. Will it ever stop? Is there some kind of 12 step group for torturing yourself this way even if it is only once a year?
Since we just had a brand new mall open up down the street I spend most of my time shopping there. It is an outdoor mall so kinda hot in the summer but at night after the sun goes down is a nice time to go plus they have misters and a water play area for the kids. It’s a great place to go and hang out when you are tight on money because you can just walk around and the kids can play for free. Right next to the play area is all the kids stores like childrens place, gymboree, pumpkin patch, build a bear, and the disney store. Of course this is great marketing but it is really convienent too since those are pretty much the only stores I frequent since becoming a mom!
For Grocery Stores I love going to the new Fresh and Easy that is very close by. It is so convienent. Do you have one by you? It is a new chain here in the U.S. from Great Britain. They have pre-prepared foods and lot’s of fresh fruits and vegatables. It is a very small store and is fast and easy to check out and get on your way.