My two biggest purchases were online Thursday: a new Tom Tom GPS from Radio Shack and a Columbia winter parka for my wife and or 11 year old daughter (almost same size now) from Cabellas (which we don't have in our area). Also went to CVS pharmacy on Thanksgiving. As usual, I did my shopping in the Nassau Hub area of Long Island instead of stores near me in Queens.
Got in line at Target just a few minutes after opening time. I was out for a bunch of smaller items, including many doorbusters, but no real "blockbuster" items. I shopped pretty straight until 2:30 PM at the following stores: Target, Best Buy
(& Subway in Wmart for early morning sandwich), Michaels, Home Depot, Lowes, Walgreens, Staples, JC Penney, Sears
, (Chipotle for lunch), a distant Sears
Outlet just to see what they had (a bust), a K-Mart next door, then home. Later went to a Rite Aid and a Pep Boys Auto.
In addition to the two online purchases, some of the things I got:
CVS: various free after coupon items.
Target: some CDs/DVDs/BluRays, iTunes gift card, portable vacuum, some hand towels and washcloths.
: A Sandisk 16 GB SDHC card (not advertised), 1 DVD, Just Dance 3 game for XBox/Kinect, and my favorite find-an unadvertized Braun Series 3 shaver that I had been scouring the adds for which I saw was on sale for a good price while I was waiting in the serpentine line.
: 1 DVD, 1 soccerball, and a Subway sandwich (pretty much a bust as last year).
Michaels: 2 art sets and 2 kids activity sets, wrapping paper.
Home Depot: mini clamps set, a tire inflator (may return), a 2 poinsettias
Lowes: LED flashlights, a tripod LED light, a mirror for my co-op apartment building where I am president of the Board.
Walgreens: miscellaneous free after coupon items, a home blood pressure monitor.
Staples: Photo paper, Batteries free after rebate (get these every week at Staples!!), two Logitech web cams for me and daughter. McAffee anti-virus free after rebate.
JC Penney: wallet, 2 sheet sets and a mattress pad for new bed my daughter is receiving this week, two rugs for our bathroom, a tie.
: A Craftsman 12v pump for tires and other items (will probably return similar item bought at Lowes). Also bought ten 200-bulb LED light strings on reels for my co-op apartment builiding.
K-Mart: a Totes tabletop soccer game (for doorbuster price after doorbuster hours ended).
Rite Aid: micellaneous, two Home Improvement gift cards with $10 back each.
Pep Boys Auto: A rechargeable lamp (free after rebate).
For first time, did not go to Kohls
this year, in part because my wife did not go out in morning with me.