Yesterday’s Thanksgiving was a good one with about 15 family members, a pit smoked turkey, an accompanying Butterball, two pumpkin pies, and all of the trimmings. If you’re like me, you probably tried to sample everything on the table, they devoured the smoked turkey, only to end up dozing off by halftime of the Cowboys Bucs game.
The last thing I want to do this morning is stand in line outside of a Walmart at 5 am in the freezing cold hoping to get a Sony PSP for $169.
Instead, today’s agenda consists of flushing out my system with coffee, water and yogurt long with about two hours in the gym sweating out all of that string bean casserole and pie.
Being said, I’m sure there are some readers out there who are planning on hitting the stores this morning, and some readers who are going to take advantage of great Black Friday online deals via online shopping.
If you’re currently planning your Black Friday strategy, the site bfads.net (black friday ads) may come in useful. bfads.net is one of several sites working to index all the sales in all the Black Friday circulars, in web photo form. So instead of buying a newspaper for the Target, Walmart and Ace Hardware ads, one can access them via this site.
Other similar services include BlackFriday.info and BlackFridayAds.com. Both services also offer links to the online Black Friday sales from major retailers, and given that the majority of the links are via affiliate ads, I’m assuming that these sites really clean up during the last week of November.
You’ll notice some very targeted ads and especially the ad copy, which is centered around saving money and not having to stand in line.
Regardless of where and who you shop with today (or this weekend), have a safe and joyful holiday season.