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#1 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 8:22 am

Time for the first Mystery Shirt Prize Pack contest!

 

We'll make this one simple. To be entered to win, reply to this thread with your answer to this question:

 

What traditional aspect(s) of Black Friday do you think you'll miss the most this year?

Contest will be open until 11pm ET on Monday, September 28th. I will then randomly choose 5 members who entered and you'll win a Mystery Shirt Prize Pack!

 

Limit of one prize pack per member but if you win you are still welcome to enter future contests for fun.

 

For more info on the Mystery Shirt Prize Packs we're giving away this year, see this thread.

 

Good luck to everyone!


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#2 tracy0504  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 8:34 am

I think I will miss rushing around to get allll of the items I want on my list and then jumping in line to wait to cash out the most... I just like the hustle and bustle of the crowds and the excitement it brings!!!! It's the only time I like crowds!!!!

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 8:44 am

I will miss the being out early to shop then going out to breakfast at around 7am. My wife and I had made a tradition of it and to be honest I doubt we will go out this year.



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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 8:52 am

I will miss the family all around the Thanksgiving table talking about how they need to EAT and LEAVE so they can line up for the sales (leaving ME to do all the dishes and THEIR online shopping!) ;)


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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 10:00 am

I’ll miss the Brick and Mortar sales this year.

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 10:01 am

Ummm... well I had already been shopping online for everything, only going to petsmart on Friday. Which i don't think I did last year anyway.
I like seeing Christmas decorations everywhere, but again I haven't been going out anyway.

So, I guess I'll say, looking at the ads with my mom and sister before Thanksgiving dinner. Because I'm thinking there won't be a lot of excitement and things in the ads.

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 10:09 am

I think I'm going to miss getting together with my sister (we'll still do that) and planning our shopping strategy for our all-day Friday outing. We're not sure how stores will be doing Black Friday this year, but I'm sure we won't be going out as early as we normally do, if at all. We both mentioned doing the majority of our shopping online. We've been going out early on Black Friday for over 20 years now and that is what I'm going to miss.


Edited by ilikefree, Sep 15, 2020 - 10:12 am.


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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 11:53 am

I’m going to miss getting all the ads and making a battle plan. I think BF will be a month long process this year with the sales staggered.

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm

I will miss the good time we always have going out and being together.  We have committed to making a different plan, and still being together (my sister says laptops and wine coolers), but with the sales spread out, will there really be a reason?  I guess when more stores roll out their plans, we will be able to make ours.



#10 len_mullen  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 1:47 pm

What traditional aspect(s) of Black Friday do you think you'll miss the most this year?

 

I'm not sure what will be missing.  So far, none.  I don't mind stores being closed on Thanksgiving.  I don't mind not standing in line in the wee hours.  I'm hoping that consumers return to retail for the entirety of the Christmas shopping season.

 

My biggest concern is that this forum will slump badly absent the ads and deal discussion.  I will miss the anticipation and excitement of the ad arrivals -- and occasional cease and desist.  If you guys keep the forums busy, I can deal with a little less anticipation and excitement.  (A tee shirt and a gift card would be very exciting.)



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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 2:22 pm

The anticipation of 'Will I get that hot item at the designated time?'. 


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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 2:28 pm

I miss the whole Black “Friday” experience; where it was actually Friday, just one day and when there were few stores open Thanksgiving Day. I miss the the thrill of not know what was on sale until getting a paper Thanksgiving morning and after dinner planning with family your “attack” 😂 . I miss the early morning meet-ups, standing in lines and being supper proud and excited about scoring “that deal” ....ahhh the good old days 😌
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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 2:49 pm

I really think as much as I hate to say it I will miss ALL of the anticipation( I hate waiting)...Who , What, When and how much. Along with all of that I am really going to miss all of the interaction at the

 

brick and mortar stores with some of the nicest people you will ever meet along with the occasional  jerk( who I just tell  "its almost Christmas be happy and have fun").



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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 6:34 pm

I will miss the anticipation of ads being released and seeing what is on sale. I have been doing the bulk of my shopping online for a few years now so much won’t change there. But that feeling of seeing Target and Walmart’s ad and then comparing the two is just something that I look forward to.

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 6:37 pm

I’m going to miss getting up far too early to go out and get... kitty litter! (Half hoping they still do that sale this year - I usually get a whole year’s worth in one shot...)

I’m glad I still have my GD crowd here to hang out with. Wouldn’t be the same without all of you, for sure.

For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 7:08 pm

I'm not sure what will be missing. So far, none. I don't mind stores being closed on Thanksgiving. I don't mind not standing in line in the wee hours. I'm hoping that consumers return to retail for the entirety of the Christmas shopping season.

My biggest concern is that this forum will slump badly absent the ads and deal discussion. I will miss the anticipation and excitement of the ad arrivals -- and occasional cease and desist. If you guys keep the forums busy, I can deal with a little less anticipation and excitement. (A tee shirt and a gift card would be very exciting.)

Im sure Wal Mart will still send the letter. :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 8:17 pm

My tradition was going to the malls and stores the Monday of Thanksgiving week to walk around, take in the decorations, and see if any item I hadn't already listed caught my eye.

I won't be doing that this year, not with my medical issues. So that, and choosing which store I'll get in line at 3:00 am on Black Friday, and then waiting in line in my GottaDeal gear with my GottaDeal bags, while making conversation with my fellow shoppers, will be missed.

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Posted Sep 16, 2020 - 2:46 am

I think I'll miss the crowds.

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Posted Sep 16, 2020 - 4:49 am

I'll miss all the planning and excitement leading up to the day. I'll miss spending the day with my mom and cousins fighting the crowds for our deals. I'm so bummed about what it's all going to look like this year.

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Posted Sep 16, 2020 - 8:53 am

Out shoppng for hours amid the hustle and bustle of other shoppers the hunt for door buster items on my list. 


I will miss the anticipation of ads being released and seeing what is on sale. I have been doing the bulk of my shopping online for a few years now so much won’t change there. But that feeling of seeing Target and Walmart’s ad and then comparing the two is just something that I look forward to.

 

I am down to my last large tub of kitty litter from last years BF shopping trip. I do hope they have that again this year too. 



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Posted Sep 16, 2020 - 11:00 am

If Home Depot doesn’t do the 99 cent poinsettias I will be seriously bummed. They have already announced a season long sale approach so I’m hoping they work this in there at some point.

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Posted Sep 16, 2020 - 9:17 pm

I will miss sitting around the table with my family and sorting through the sales flyers! Also, the rush of getting everything on your list (plus extra throws from Kohl's because really, who can resist?).

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Posted Yesterday, 4:56 am

I’m going to miss going to the stores after dinner with my sister and daughters. It was our tradition. We enjoyed running from store to store and acting crazy. Adrenaline high lol. Christmas carols on the radio in the car, mapping out moves and such. I hope there will be some type of weekend sales in stores. I don’t mind online shopping but I’d rather shop in the store and get what I need.

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Posted Yesterday, 8:01 am

I will definitely miss bailing out of turkey dinner to go hang out at Wal-mart before their sale starts!  :gdcar2:  

Don’t get me wrong, spending time with the family is great - while they’re all eating. Once the meal ends and the talking begins, it’s time for me to go shopping!! 


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Posted Yesterday, 9:45 am

I’ll miss all the shopping in store.

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Posted Yesterday, 2:48 pm

I think I'll miss the people-watching.  I like seeing how many people shop in groups or if they dress up for it.



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Posted Yesterday, 4:21 pm

I will miss the rush of getting that one thing you really want/need

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Posted Yesterday, 7:08 pm

I will miss the anticipation of seeing what is on sale and having an excuse to stay up late looking for deals (assuming the timing of sales online will be different also).  I will also miss the anticipation of seeing what hubby brings home since he does the in person Black Friday shopping before he goes into work.  Though that part has already changed somewhat with so many stores opening on Thanksgiving.



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Posted Today, 3:33 am

The late night planning after all my ads have posted. Pondering which store to stand in line for and which stores to attend after the rush. The anticipation of go time and the warm glow of exhaustion but accomplishment. But most of all the time spent with my son who has accompanied me since childhood for our 24 hour shopping spree.

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Posted Today, 4:31 am

I have worked at Kohl's for 16 years, and as much as I enjoyed BF shopping, I am going to miss working the BF sale. It is a lot of fun watching the people run towards the items they want and watching their expressions when they get them. They stand in line and discuss their purchases and the next plan of action. Everybody is generally in a great mood, and it just sets the tone for the Holiday season.




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