Here in rural WI, the shopping scene underwhelms. Today, I went out the door a bit before 8, and ceased shopping around noon. When it gets super-crowded, I don’t like it. When I go, the early birds are gone and the late-risers aren’t there yet.
TJ Maxx was one stop. Their prices are pretty good all the time, so no specials for this day. But I hope the 300 thread count sheets I got for $30 are a good deal? They match my paint.
I stepped down the sidewalk to JoAnn’s Fabric to see about some fabric to make my niece a fleece throw (she wants one). No one much going in or out — the front of the exterior looked quiet. Not so. The store was in gridlock. Horrid. I turned around and gave up on the fleece. I’d rather pay full price than stand in those cramped lines.
Now I shall share a secret about Black Friday shopping at Kohl’s. Buy some jewelry or make-up. Yes, if you buy either of those categories, you can check out at the fine jewelry counter!! Only two people ahead of me.
On a side note, about ten years ago, I would marvel and laugh at the people using cell phones to contact others in the mall. It seemed so … I don’t know, over-the-top and new? I am doing that very thing now, and I totally understand. My two daughters and I tend to shoot off to different departments and the phones come in very handy.
Hope you enjoy my little report.
If you have any tips or fun experiences or super buys, please post a comment.