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Who will you be shopping with this Black Friday


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#1 Elmck  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 27, 2011 - 6:57 pm

In the past we have had a big group go. This year Mom and Dad (he loves BF) are out of the country DS#3 and DIL moved to Wisconsin (they always did Target for me) DD#1 just had a baby so I am not sure she is going out this year or her DH DS#4 and DIL are going to have Thanksgiving with her family and she will shop with her mom DS#2 lives outside of Seattle and won't be home this year DS#1 plans to shop with me but DIL does not like crowds (may ask her to shop online for me) DD#2 is only 8 but she is begging to go with me. Not sure about that yet. My Aunt is coming in from Wisconsin but she will shop with her girls She will take my list for whatever store they are going to though so that will help. My SIL wants to go but my brother has to be at work early (Chick-Fil-A) she will be glad TRU is opening at 10. So the only ones for sure going are me and DS#1 I hope the sales are good before BF so I can get a lot done. How about you???

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Posted Oct 27, 2011 - 7:38 pm

It's always my sister, my Mom, and me. Some years we have had other friends and family meet up with us at different times of the day, but it really just makes us slower when others are with us. DH has waited in line a couple of times when we needed him to.

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Posted Oct 27, 2011 - 9:05 pm

My SIL usually goes with me but she will have just had a baby so I am probably on my own! My husband went one year and refuses to go again!

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Posted Oct 27, 2011 - 9:40 pm

It is always just my sister and I. Tradition now for ten years. It is by far our favorite day of the year. Hanging out shopping for hours and hours. Neither of us wanted to give up the tradition of just her and I getting to hang out all day, so we have never had anyone else go with us. We figured it would slow us down and we also dont want to give up any room in the vehicle for anyone elses stuff.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 1:17 am

If I go to a brick and mortar store this year it will be me and maybe my 2 sons.... Dh went once and was so intimidated by the women of ToysRUs that he won't go again, even if he were physically able.
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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 2:24 am

My mom is a definite! The other two are in question....There is a waiting list of people who want to go with me.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 2:24 am

BF is me time. One year I brought my sister, but she really stretched out my day. Last year #1 son joined me. We had a good time and he plans to come along again this year.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 3:18 am

I just go by myself. I usually shop 10 stores and like to get in and out because I already know everything I need and can get done early enough for my wife to go to work while I take the day off to stay home with them.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 3:54 am

Usually who ever is home for Thanksgiving goes Black Friday shopping. This year we'll be in another city in a different state! That will be strange. So I know for sure it will be me and my hubby. Not sure if anyone else will go or not.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 4:27 am

I am taking my two cousins with me this year and it will be the first time for both of them so im not sure how this will go. Hopefully they enjoy it as much as i do and hopefully we can work out a system like so many of you so we can help eachother out!
It's the most wonderful time of the year!!! :holiday02

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 4:48 am

My mom, sister, friend, and I usually all go to Walmart. That is the only major retail store in our area. Then me and my friend usually leave and go out of town (about 1 1/2 hours) to do the rest of our shopping. My boys may go with us to Walmart also. Depending on what we need. They are old enough to sit in line for something if we need them too and they are also old enough to grab some movies/games. This year though I don't think my friend and I are going together (long story). Instead my husband is going with me. This is his first year!! He really doesn't care to go, but he doesn't want me going alone. We also will probably make a stop at Guitar Center this year. I have twin boys that are 13. One of them has really been wanting electric drums for years and the other one has been wanting a new elctric guitar for the past year. So, we are hoping that we can suprise them this year. I am looking forward to my DH going with me, but at the same time I dread it. He is not much of a shopper. lol. But I know he is wanting to pick out the guitar and drum set. I am hoping that they put them on sale sooner so he won't feel like he has to go..lol.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 5:30 am

Might be me alone this time, or I may have 19 year-old nephew along who has joined me in past years. Usually pick up my wife later in the morning to hit Kohl's, but might try to get her to line up with her sister at a store spearate from me this year. We'll see.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 5:41 am

My DH and BFF are the only ones that go with me but an Aunt might meet up with us at walmart.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 6:23 am

Just me and my mom always. This year DD and her friends plan to go on their own now that they can drive and are old enough to go it alone. I've been prepping her lately on how to handle it but I doubt any of them will be up in time for door busters. They are still teens after all. They'll probably not get moving till at least 9 or 10.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 6:47 am

It's always MIL, SIL, mom, 2 aunts, and 1 cousin, DH, and myself. We usually go to Walmart first and if we don't need DH, he heads across the road to Home Depot for tools and such..... It's nice to have a group this size, because you can split up your list of needs by what is in what area and most of us split up to get everything and get out quickly. It speeds things up so much.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 7:02 am

Normally my daughter and best friend but sinced I moved it has been my daughter and step family. This year it looks like just 1 stepdaughter. I will miss the extra people

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 7:04 am

Not this year for me. I have to have hand and arm surgery the first week of Nov. I have got most of mine bought already. Going to miss it this year. :(

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 8:19 am

Started out years ago by myself, then my wife started joining me, or going to alternate stores so we could hit all the sales. About 4 years ago my daughter started going with us and this year for the first time my son will be joining the team (as a trainee, lol). Also my daughter has a friend from school that wants to join in part because she knows we are always first and get in the newspaper every year. My sister-in-law is coming this year. She's gone a few times in the past but not every year. Also a tenant that rents one of my inlaws properties is joining the team. This is one of the largest teams I've had yet, also my nephew who has gone a few times may be joining the team again this year. Normally it's about 3 or 4 of us, this year it's looking like 8 and 3 more possible.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 8:34 am

Me and my mom, father may join us later in the day for a trip to Walmart if they do cheap adult clothes this year.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

My bff and I go every year. Had to travel last year and I was sick on bf so it was ROUGH! Sooooo excited to go back to routine this year =)
BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 11:45 am

This year we will be at our in-laws in a different city so it will probably be just me and my 76 year old father-in-law. He isn't much of a shopper but is up that early anyway so the past few years he has started tagging along. Its nice to have the company and someone else to stand in line if we need more than one of something. He hardly ever buys much but always pushes the cart or helps me carry stuff. I have gone alone before and its not that bad because I'm not stuck waiting on anyone or trying to find each other in the crowd. But I don't mind the FIL coming with me, he mostly just follows me around or stays with the cart so its a win-win situation :D My 12 yo DD said she might go this year but when it comes down to it, I doubt she will want to get up so early. My DH went one year, and refuses to go again and it wasn't even early, lol it was like 9 am! He would rather spend 5x the amount on something than wait in line or be in a crowd.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 1:23 pm

I go with at least my 2 best friends and then we usually have one or two others that come with.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 1:50 pm

My SiL and BFF will definitely be with me. Niece, nephews, and sons join in for their favorite stores with a list from us so we can hit a few more stores with less effort. Everyone has breakfast at Denny's at 3 am (Paid for by me.) so that no one can complain about being hungry.

Darla Who flies 800 miles (RT) to be in a town with stores for Black Friday :gdhug5:


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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 2:17 pm

<-------- just me. This year I plan on sitting at my computer in my sweats and BFing ing at home. I will of course have Henry the wonder cat sitting on the keyboard as usual :o

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 2:21 pm

I'll be going it alone............as usual!

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

It's always my little brother and I. Hubby can't stand shopping, so he stays home and sleeps and hangs out with our kids while my bro and I brave the BF rush! We love it!

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 5:53 pm

<-------- just me. This year I plan on sitting at my computer in my sweats and BFing ing at home. I will of course have Henry the wonder cat sitting on the keyboard as usual :o


Love it, your cat is named the same as DS17!!!
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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 6:08 pm

My DH and I go. He loves it as much as I do. :) We spend days getting our plans together before we go!!:):)

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 6:11 pm

It will be with a friend. If she can not go, I will go alone.

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Posted Oct 28, 2011 - 7:19 pm

Love it, your cat is named the same as DS17!!!


It is a good name. Don't you have a Zach or Caleb too?




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