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#1241930 2013 Secret Santa Exchange

Posted by ClosedAcct on Dec 16, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Y'all.....y'all.....y'all....y'alllllllllllll..................You win.  I give in.  I give into the Christmas spirit and the hopefulness I seem to have misplaced for far too long and to the belief that good people exist.


I bet you can guess what I am about to say.....there was another package waiting for me when I got home from what was a horrible day that included a huge blow up with my father over some serious non-packergurl-responsible nonsense but I digress.....


After crying yet again, I decide to open all the packages.  There have been 5 packages in all:


1) The first package (see picture #1) had some awesome old school taffy that I can guarantee will be gone before the week is over along with some mini Twix (yummy!) and Russell Stovers as well as a gorgeous watch that I LOVE and gingerbread anti-bacterial hand stuff.  I love this all, thank you!!!.


2) The second package was the previously posted package (see post #180 in this thread) that had a box of peppermint tea, Reese's Pieces and Twix - my 2 favs!, and a Starbucks card. This the perfect comfort package, tea and chocolate! Thank you!!


3) Package 3 was from the Chief Elf and had an adorable angel ornament with the word "Believe" on it that is now proudly front and center on my tree (see post #223).  It's perfect!  Thank you Chief Elf!


4) Package 4 (see picture 2 marked #4) is the package that arrived on Friday and is mentioned in post #224.  This package had 2 inflatable Packers tailgating buffet tables!!!  OH THE IRONY!!!  I was so pumped from the pep rally that I had a party for the game yesterday and I received one of these at my office white elephant exchange last week and I love it and I used it at my party yesterday and I was seriously telling everyone that I needed more of them because one wasn't enough and there sat two more RIGHT UNDER MY TREE!!!! BAHAHAHAHA :)  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can't wait til next Sunday, it's going to be a Packers buffet heaven in my house! :D


5) The package that arrived today (see picture 3 marked #5) is the one that broke the dam and spurred the opening of the packages under the tree BUT by the time I got to this one, I felt like I was cheating myself of Christmas morning excitement so when I discovered the gifts were wrapped, I stopped myself.  There are 4 tea packages I can't wait to try and there are 5 wrapped packages in all, 3 are Christmas and the 2 with the puppy paper say Happy Birthday.  You don't even know what it means to have birthday gifts NOT wrapped in Christmas paper!!  I wanted to rip into them but I decided to save them so I will update this next week.  THANK YOU!! :D


There are also 2 other people who sent me Christmas cards with Starbucks cards in them to whom I want to say thank you.  I also want to say thank you for all of the Christmas cards too.  My mantle is very appreciative :)


I've tried to send a card to everyone who has sent me something but if I missed you, please, please, please, please let me know so I can fix that :)


You all have made me feel very special and loved.  I feel like I've been blitz attacked into a better mood and a better outlook and it has worked.  It's not even about the "things" but the fact that all of you, people who don't even know me, care enough to try and perk me up.  It has definitely shined a light on all the not so good people I let hang around - family included - who are life sucking energy drainers that don't deserve the access to me. You all have reminded me that there are positive people still out there and you have shown me that I deserve better, quality people in my life.  I cannot say thank you enough.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I love ALL of you and if you EVER need ANYTHING, say the word and it's done.  Gottadeal has definitely shown me THIS is what family is about and that family is more than just DNA.  Thank you a thousand and one times over.  Merry Christmas.


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#1242452 2013 Secret Santa Exchange

Posted by Reinholt1 on Dec 20, 2013 - 1:19 am

My turn!  (I think I may be the last one)   My Secret Santa gift arrived today!  Yay!  Thank you!  It was perfect!  But not in the way you might guess!  And the timing actually worked out perfectly!  (I always have preached that miracles are as simple as "God placing the right people (or things) in the right place at the right time".    If you have the eyes of faith (doesn't matter which faith) you will see miracles right and left.


Any way..here's the story.  My poor 83 year old dad, slipped and fell outside the old people's home when he and my mother were returning from a doctor appointment.   Off to the hospital they went.  Being the dutiful daughter and DPOA I left my hospital (work) and went to theirs.   Dad was shaken up and upset and chattering a mile a minute.  Of course we had to go through all the CT scans, Xrays, blood work etc. and he was placed in observation.  RN took one look and him and how he was acting  (he has vascular dementia from his stroke 4 years ago.) and  immediately said  'You are staying the night aren't you?"  Of course.  Well.  Poor dad was up all afternoon/evening with tests et al.  AND up all night for tests and just simple checks to make sure he was still alert and could squeeze hands etc.  83 year old men do not take well to being up 24 hours straight.  So by 6am Dad is becoming more and more confused and very grumpy and fussy.  This soon turned into an all out  dementia temper tantrum  which lasted 5 hours.  We could not calm him down or redirect him.  He was both physically and emotionally exhausted.  I finally told the nurse,  "I hate to do this, but can you give him something?  We need to hit his reset button somehow."   So poor dad got a wee bit of happy juice and was sound asleep quickly.   He was rouse-able a few hours later and we were able to finish his tests and be discharged.  (Yay!  Nothing broken, no bleeding.)  Got him home Wednesday night and spent the night at the old people's home as Dad was still very groggy and disoriented.


Fast forward to Thursday afternoon, Dad is now awake and back to his old self after 13-14 hours of sleep.   I had to leave mom and dad for a few hours because I had to lead the candlelight service at my hospital.  When I returned home, my secret santa package had arrived!  But I did not know it was my secret santa because it did not say "secret santa".  I thought it was an Ebay purchase.  I fed the cats and grabbed my package and headed back to the old people's home.   I found a very contrite and embarrassed Dad who was trying to apologize right and left.  Mom told him how he had been behaving.  (He could not remember any of it.)  I reassured Dad that I was not upset,  that I knew it was his dementia and that everything was OK.  But he was still upset.  Then I opened my secret santa gift.... it was a snowman night light  (a very glittery sparkly one.)  And my dad has  always had a thing for night lights.  (He is afraid of tripping and falling,)  His face immediately lit up and he asked "Is that for me??" and he began laughing when I plugged it in.  (Totally forgetting how upset he was.)


Needless to say,  it is now in his bedroom and his guardian angel night light was moved to his bathroom hallway.  (And a plain night light was "retired".)   He is SO happy  (and thus I am happy) with it.  Every time I have assisted him with overnight bathroom runs tonight,  he points and it and chuckles as I take him back to his bed.  It is an absolutely perfect gift and more importantly, it came at just the time.  Thank you so very much!






Now as, promised.....Mom's Secret Santa gifts from Chief Elf! :D



Two pretty leonx bird bowls for Mom's chocolate.  (As you can see, she has already enjoyed almost all of her chocolate.)



Sorry, thought the picture was clearer... Mom also got a beautiful pin.


Mom has sent a thank you note to Chef Elf.   She really enjoyed her Secret Santa surprise!


And thank you to my Secret Santa!  Because you brought a big smile to dad's face when he needed it!

#1222299 What's the best deal you have gotten on Black Friday?

Posted by leefamily23 on Oct 19, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I say this every year...but my best deal was my hubby  :gdkiss2: .  Was kinda shoved with the crowd into him in the middle of the madness at Walmart in 1997.  (I will have to say we knew each other in jr high, but he moved out of state in high school and we had not seen each other for roughly 7-8 yrs.)  I went to go say I'm sorry and was ready to move on to my doorbusters.  Instead, I stopped to chat for a few minutes as best as possible. We had a connection in the middle of the opening mayhem and I looked him up in the phone book that night and called him.  We've been together ever since.  

#1241948 2013 Secret Santa Exchange

Posted by lilquiet on Dec 17, 2013 - 3:14 am

Now THIS is what Christmas is about.  :) THIS is what keeps me coming back for these exchanges,  :gdhug1:


 Everyone is so sweet, thoughtful, and giving.  Strangers but yet family.  Gottadeal is just the best pick me up.

#1243515 Year-Round Black Friday Forum

Posted by Brad on Dec 28, 2013 - 6:34 am

We're going to keep a Black Friday sub-forum open all year this year. While I don't expect there to be much posting here in the next 7-8 months, if there is any news about Black Friday 2014 that comes up, we now have a place to discuss it.


I've also put the archives in this forum as well so all the Black Friday stuff is contained in this sub-forum all year long.

#1226385 Are you as excited this year? With more stores opening on "Black Thursday...

Posted by momof3luvs1 on Nov 5, 2013 - 1:24 pm

No! And, I'm bummed about it. I always joked about BF being my holiday =) But in all seriousness I would never give up Thanksgiving for it. I love shopping, the tradition of going out, the feeling of the holidays officially being here but not the craziness it is turning into. I will still go out and have a great time at my regular time on Friday and if I miss stuff I don't really care. The part that bothers me is that I have a choice and some don't. Some cannot just say so what if I miss a big deal because they might be on a very limited budget and the only way to give their kids Christmas is by bf deals. I can say I will just spend family time on Thanksgiving and go out at my leisure but some are being forced to work and in some stores the majority of the holiday and have no choice. For those saying that people should just get another job if they dont like it are CRAZY! They are working because they need it I'm sure and cannot just get another job. So what bothers me the most is that many are not thinking of others on the one day of the year where we are supposed to think about others the most! So I am sad for me that the Black Friday magic is fading but I'm more sad for others who have to lose out on the magic of Thanksgiving because of it...

#1225910 I will not shop at Toys R Us at 5:00PM on Thanksgiving!

Posted by cyndim98 on Nov 4, 2013 - 8:16 am

I'm very very angered that these retailers are so greedy that they have to open on thanksgiving at 5:00!  WHAT about their employees?  Can't they get a day off to give thanks????????????  Not only that but the retailers have ruined all the FUN it was going out in the middle of the night getting great deals! BLACKFRIDAY IS NOT ON THURSDAY PPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1232235 Black Friday T-Shirt Status Updates Official Thread

Posted by Brad on Nov 19, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Just an update: All the shirts are now in the hands of the USPS. :)

Single shirts were dropped off last night and were processed today and sent via First Class mail.

Multi-shirt packages were dropped off tonight, so they'll be processed tomorrow and sent via Priority Mail.

Post in this thread when you get your shirts if everything is correct, and in the unlikely chance we made a mistake (wrong size, wrong quantity) send me a PM instead so I see it right away and can fix things one way or another.

With the addition of the long-sleeve shirts this year and basically 13 different size/sleeve combinations there's always the chance my lack of sleep caused me to screw up your order :P. But I still have a few extras of most sizes I can send out, otherwise I can put you on the list for next year or give you a refund if you bought shirts and need to return them because of an error, but I'm hopeful that we got everything correct.

#1231035 DVD/Blu-Ray movies list

Posted by riven3d on Nov 16, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Movie Title    Format    Store    Price $
42    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
12 Dogs of Christmas    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
21 Jump Street    DVD    WalMart    1.96
21 Jump Street    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
A Good Day to Die Hard    DVD    WalMart    4.96
A Good Day to Die Hard    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Alvin and The Chipmunks Chipwrecked    DVD    Target    4
Alvin and The Chipmunks Chipwrecked    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
American Pie    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
American Reunion    DVD    Target    1
Argo    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Argo    DVD    Target    4
Argo    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Argo    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Back to the Future Trilogy    DVD    Target    13
Battleship    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Battleship    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Big Top Scooby Doo    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Billy Madison    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Billy Madison    DVD    Target    1
Bourne Identity    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Bourne Trilogy    DVD    Target    13
Brave    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Brave    Combo    Toys R Us    14.99
Breaking Dawn Part 2    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Breaking Dawn Part 2    DVD    Target    4
Brides Maids    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Brides Maids    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Burt Wonderstone    Blu-Ray    Toys R Us    9.99
Cinderalla    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs    Blu-Ray    Toys R Us    9.99
Contraband    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Couragious    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Despicable Me    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Despicable Me    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days    Blu-Ray    Target    9
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules    DVD    Target    4
Die Hard    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Die Hard 2    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Die Hard 3    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Dirty Dancing    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Dirty Dancing    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Dolphin Tale    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Drive    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Duck Dynasty    DVD    Target    8
E.T.    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Eclipes    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Epic    Combo    Kmart    9.99
Epic    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
Epic    DVD    Target    9
Epic    DVD    WalMart    9.96
Epic    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Evil Dead    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Fast & Furious    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Fast Five    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Fast Five    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Field of Dreams    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Fight Club    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Fight Club    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Flight    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Flight    Blu-Ray    Target    4
Flight    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Flight    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Frosty The Snowman    DVD    Kmart    5
Gangster Squad    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Gangster Squad    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Grown Ups    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Grown Ups 2    Combo    Kmart    9.99
Grown Ups 2    DVD    Target    9
Grown Ups 2    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Guilt Trip    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Hangover    DVD    Kmart    2.99
Hangover Part II    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Hangover Part III    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Hangover Part III    Blu-Ray    Kmart    9.99
Hangover Part III    Blu-Ray    Target    9
Hangover Part III    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Hangover Part III    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Hanzel & Gretel    Blu-Ray    Target    9
Happy Feet 1 & 2    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Hatfields & McCoys    DVD    Best Buy    9.99
Hellboy II    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Here Comes the Boom    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Here Comes the Boom    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Hoosiers    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Horrible Bosses    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Horton Hears a Who    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Hot Tub Time Machine    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Hotel Translyvania    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Hotel Translyvania    DVD    Target    4
Ice Age    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Ice Age Continental Drift    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Ice Age Continental Drift    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Ice Age Continental Drift    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Ice Age The Meltdown    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Identity Thief    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Identity Thief    DVD    WalMart    9.96
Iron Man    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Iron Man    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Jack The Giant Slayer    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Jack The Giant Slayer    Blu-Ray    Toys R Us    9.99
Jack The Giant Slayer    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Jack The Giant Slayer    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Jaws    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Journey 2 The Mysterious Island    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Jurassic Park Trilogy    DVD    Target    13
Jurassic Park    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Kick-Ass    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Knight & Day    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Les Miserables    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Life of Pi    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Little Mermaid    Combo    Toys R Us    14.99
Looper    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Lord of the Rings    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Madagascar 3    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Madagascar 3    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
Magic Mike    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Magic Mike    DVD    Target    4
Magic Mike    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Magic Mike    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Mallrats    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Man of Steel    Combo    Kmart    13.99
Men In Black    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Merry Madagascar    DVD    Kmart    5
MIB 3    DVD    Kmart    5.99
MIB 3    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Moneyball    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Monsters University    Combo    Kmart    13.99
Monsters University    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
Monsters University    Combo    Target    10
Monsters University    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Monsters University    Combo    Toys R Us    14.99
Monsters University    DVD    WalMart    9.96
Monsters University    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Mud    DVD    Target    4
Mulan/Mulan 2    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Muppets From Space    Blu-Ray    Toys R Us    3.99
New Moon    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
New Moon    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Now You See Me    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Now You See Me    DVD    Target    9
Oblivion    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
Oblivion    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Olympus Has Fallen    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Olympus Has Fallen    DVD    Target    6
Olympus Has Fallen    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Olympus Has Fallen    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Open Season 3    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Pacific Rim    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Pacific Rim    DVD    Kmart    9.99
Pacific Rim    Blu-Ray    Kmart    9.99
Pacific Rim    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Pacific Rim    Blu-Ray    Target    6
Pacific Rim    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Pain & Gain    DVD    Kmart    7.99
ParaNorman    DVD    Target    6
Parental Guidance    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Parker    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Peter Pan    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Pitch Perfect    DVD    Target    6
Planes    Combo    Kmart    13.99
Planes    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Planes    Combo    Toys R Us    14.99
Planes    DVD    WalMart    9.96
Pocahontas/Pocahontas 2    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Princess and the Frog    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Prometheus    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Prometheus    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Ray    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Red    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Red Dawn    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Red Dawn    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Riddick    DVD    Target    13
Rio    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Rio    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Rio    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Rise of the Guardians    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Rise of the Planet of the Apes    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer    DVD    Kmart    5
Safe Haven    DVD    Target    6
Santa Paws    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
Shrek The Halls    DVD    Kmart    5
Silver Linings Playbook    DVD    Target    6
Sin City    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Skyfall    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Skyfall    DVD    WalMart    4.96
Skyfall    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Snitch    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Snitch    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Snow White and The Huntsman    DVD    Kmart    5.99
Snow White and The Huntsman    DVD    Target    6
Soul Surfer    DVD    Kmart    3.99
Soul Surfer    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
Spaceballs    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Spartacus Gods of the Arena    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    9.99
Star Trek Into Darkness    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Star Trek Into Darkness    DVD    Kmart    7.99
Star Trek Into Darkness    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
Star Trek Into Darkness    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
Star Trek Into Darkness    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Taken    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
Taken 2    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Taken 2    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Talladega Nights    Blu-Ray    Target    4
Tangled    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
Tangled    Combo    Toys R Us    14.99
Ted    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
Ted    Blu-Ray    Target    9
Ted    DVD    WalMart    3.96
Ted    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rise of the Turtles    DVD    Target    6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trilogy    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
The A-Team    DVD    WalMart    1.96
The A-Team    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
The Big Lebowski    Blu-Ray    WalMart    6.96
The Blues Brothers    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
The Bourne Legacy    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
The Bourne Legacy    DVD    Kmart    5.99
The Conjuring    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
The Conjuring    DVD    Kmart    7.99
The Conjuring    DVD    WalMart    9.96
The Conjuring    Combo    WalMart    9.96
The Croods    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
The Croods    DVD    WalMart    9.96
The Croods    Combo    WalMart    9.96
The Dark Knight Risess    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
The Dark Knight Risess    DVD    Kmart    5.99
The Dark Knight Risess    Blu-Ray    Target    6
The Dark Knight Risess    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
The Dark Knight Risess    DVD    WalMart    1.96
The Dark Knight Risess    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
The Expendables 2    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
The Expendables 2    DVD    Kmart    5.99
The Fast & The Furious    DVD    WalMart    1.96
The Fast and The Furry    DVD    Kmart    3.99
The Great Gatsby    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
The Great Gatsby    DVD    Target    4
The Grinch    DVD    WalMart    4.96
The Heat    Combo    Kmart    9.99
The Heat    DVD    Target    9
The Heat    DVD    WalMart    9.96
The Heat    Combo    WalMart    9.96
The Hunger Games    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
The Hunger Games    DVD    Kmart    5.99
The Hunger Games    DVD    WalMart    4.96
The Internship    DVD    WalMart    9.96
The Internship    Combo    WalMart    9.96
The Lorax    DVD    Kmart    5.99
The Pirates    DVD    Toys R Us    3.99
The Purge    DVD    Kmart    7.99
The Purge    DVD    Target    6
The Sandlot    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
The Simpsons    DVD    Target    8
The Smurfs    DVD    Kmart    3.99
The Vow    DVD    Target    4
The Wolverine    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
This is 40    DVD    Best Buy    4.99
This is 40    DVD    Target    6
This is The End    Combo    Kmart    9.99
This is The End    DVD    Target    9
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Turbo    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
Turbo    DVD    Target    10
Twilight    DVD    Best Buy    1.99
Twilight    DVD    Kmart    2.99
Twilight    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Twilight    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Twilight    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Uncle Buck    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Van Hellsing    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
Warm Bodies    Blu-Ray    Target    6
Wedding Crashers    Blu-Ray    Target    4
Wizard of Oz    DVD    WalMart    1.96
Wizard of Oz    Blu-Ray    WalMart    3.96
World War Z    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
World War Z    Blu-Ray    Kmart    9.99
World War Z    DVD    Kmart    7.99
World War Z    Combo    Sam's Club    8.98
World War Z    Blu-Ray    Target    9
World War Z    DVD    Toys R Us    9.99
World War Z    DVD    WalMart    9.96
World War Z    Combo    WalMart    9.96
Wreck It Ralph    DVD    Toys R Us    11.99
X-Men Origins: Wolverine    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
X-Men: The First Class    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    3.99
X-Men: The First Class    DVD    Kmart    3.99
X-Men: The First Class    DVD    Toys R Us    4.99
Zero Dark Thirty    Blu-Ray    Best Buy    7.99
Zero Dark Thirty    Blu-Ray    Target    6
Zombieland    DVD    Kmart    2.99
Zombieland    DVD    WalMart    1.96


I may have missed some as some of the ads I could not read everything. I did not include TV series in this list at all.


If you see something listed you reply here and I will update this post

#1230917 2013 Secret Santa Exchange

Posted by pogiporkchop on Nov 16, 2013 - 10:01 am

I quite agree; it's nice to see one before Thanksgiving. Glad to see the gift will be thoroughly enjoyed.

For next year I think there should be a question regarding gift cards. Some people, such as myself, may be totally OK with just receiving a gift card. Others may prefer to get an actual gift, and yet others may not care one way or the other. This would be a very useful thing to know. If anyone that has not sent or purchased gifts yet would like me to ask their exchange person let me know.

And speaking of next year, I would be happy to host the exchanges again. In fact I can take it over long term if nobody objects - there's nothing I can foresee that would keep me from doing so. :)

#1225111 Stocking stuffers!

Posted by RBWilliams on Oct 31, 2013 - 6:24 pm

LOL, I see a recurring them.  They should add a "Stuff Stocking Exchange" to the 2014 GottaDeal Secret Santa.....I'm tired of filling my own stocking and it won't get done by anyone else....the men in family


#1223320 First Christmas As Empty Nesters

Posted by leefamily23 on Oct 23, 2013 - 6:15 pm

I am still preparing for Plan B but he was here for dinner the other night and he gave me an opening when he made a comment about him already knowing what he was getting dh and I for Christmas this year.  That led me to be able to tell him that while I know he is on his own now but that I still want to make sure we are going to set up sometime over the holiday to see one another.  He acted shocked that I have any doubt that he's sleeping here Christmas Eve so he's here Christmas morning.  

#1223032 Amazon.com has upped their minimum shipping requirement from $25 to...

Posted by Brad on Oct 22, 2013 - 1:05 pm

With the Add-on items, what I do is order something like a Blu-ray movie that is a preorder and won't ship anytime soon to get your total above $25. They'll ship the add-on items right away and then you can just cancel whatever preorder you ordered. They might eventually "fix" this, but I've done it 3-4 times already with no problems at all.

#1272105 Contest: Discuss Black Friday & Win an iPad mini with Retina Display!

Posted by Brad on Oct 10, 2014 - 12:12 pm



We're giving someone on the forum a brand new Apple iPad mini 16GB tablet with Retina Display for doing what you all love to do anyway - talk about Black Friday!


Here's how it works:


Through November 30th, every time you post in one of the Black Friday forums (such as this main Black Friday Discussion subforum, any of the store-specific subforums, Posted Black Friday Ads or Online Black Friday subforums) you'll earn one entry into the contest.


We're not going to require your posts to be a certain length to qualify or anything like that - we just want a lot of great discussion. We know there are times when a one-word reply is fine. All posts in all threads in these forums will count, including other contest threads.


Be aware that it's pretty obvious if someone is attempting to "game the system" by posting repeatedly to get more entries. If that happens, we will give you ONE warning via PM. If we see the behavior continuing, you will be disqualified from winning the iPad. I don't expect this to be an issue, but I wanted to make it clear that myself and the mods will be watching for any abuse.


This includes posting multiple times in a row in a single thread when one post would be enough, replying to many threads with nothing but "thanks!", etc... as I said, it'll be obvious if anyone does this, so don't do it. There is plenty to discuss without having to cheat your way to more entries. 


So create interesting threads, reply to other members' questions, give your opinions on everything that is being discussed. This is a discussion board - let's have some interesting discussion here!


The winner will be randomly selected on Cyber Monday, December 1st and will receive the iPad mini with Retina display.


And as a benefit to those who were here early this year, all the posts in the forums up until now will also count towards this contest.


If you have any questions, feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to answer them.



#1271667 Black Friday t-shirt ideas wanted

Posted by Brad on Oct 7, 2014 - 1:40 pm

I'm most likely going to set up a campaign through Teespring.com. That'll let us offer several colors and types of shirts (t-shirts, long-sleeve and hoodies). I'll price them as low as possible (not looking to make any $ from these) and Teespring will handle the orders and shipping. I'll have something official to announce this week once I finalize a design.

#1268654 Black Friday t-shirt ideas wanted

Posted by riven3d on Sep 6, 2014 - 4:49 am

what about having it say


Black Friday Thursday

breaking Thanksgiving tradition

since 2011



Edit: changed the word losing to breaking

#1225932 I will not shop at Toys R Us at 5:00PM on Thanksgiving!

Posted by MrZone on Nov 4, 2013 - 8:57 am

I hope more people feel the same way. The lines will be a lot quicker.

And this is the attitude that makes retail workers pissed. Soon, most people would be required to work on thanksgiving morning to please the consumerism of this country, and it's getting sickening.

#1217854 Archived/Combined Past Webcast Mega-Thread

Posted by bigjimslade on Sep 26, 2013 - 6:16 am

Good Morning friends from Bossier City!


I just wanted to chime in and let everyone know that we will have webcasts this year.  Right now i am in the backwoods of Louisiana but will be back in Texas this weekend.  When I get back home I will post details about the webcasts.


Next week I will be doing two test webcasts in the evening.  One on Google plus and the other on Livestream.  We will see what platform works for everyone.  


I think this will be year number 3 or 4 for the webcasts.  I am very thankful for Brad's support and the support everyone here has give me.  We are the only Black Friday site that does a webcast and this is why GD is the number 1 BF site in the world.


If you have any questions, comments or just want to say you are happy happy happy post them in this thread.  I will make a new thread when I get back to Texas.

#1270703 Christmas Movie List

Posted by magickallight on Sep 27, 2014 - 7:53 am



It actually moved this year - so here is the NEW LINK  enjoy :)

#1269266 Christmas music (it's never too early!)

Posted by HansieDZ on Sep 12, 2014 - 6:13 pm

For those of you who listen/watch the Music Choice channel on your tv, I'm happy to announce that the Christmas season starts on Sunday, Nov. 2 and delights us all the way through til Tuesday, Jan. 6.2015. 

Enjoy every minute!