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#1 candlesbytammy1  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 12:18 pm

I live in Iowa and in the past everything was closed on Thanksgiving Day? I noticed over the past several years, more and more places are open on Thanksgiving Day with sale ads. Usually I am too busy that day, but if there is something on sale I have stopped and surprising the places have been busy. I was wondering if you shop on Turkey Day?

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 12:54 pm

I live in Iowa and in the past everything was closed on Thanksgiving Day? I noticed over the past several years, more and more places are open on Thanksgiving Day with sale ads. Usually I am too busy that day, but if there is something on sale I have stopped and surprising the places have been busy. I was wondering if you shop on Turkey Day?


I dont. I am camping at BB on that day. My dad does shop at Jack in the Box for tacos for us.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 1:04 pm

I have noticed the same trend, but that is a definite family day for us. I enjoy shopping of BF but have never ventured out the day before. I might be tempted if I saw a great deal on an item I knew my kids wanted but they probably would not let me out the door!

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 3:50 pm

I've done Big Lots, Kmart and Meijer on Thanksgiving before. This year we have a new Super Walmart so I can shop there on Thanksgiving as well as BF.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:53 pm

I have shopped on Thanksgiving before. I don't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner, we go to my aunts house. I have plenty of time to shop on that day because of that.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 4:59 pm

Not shopping for me on Thanksgiving Day here. I am too busy getting my ads together and my game plan.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 6:04 pm

sometimes the sales are better on thanksgiving then they are on BF...sometimes...especially Meijer...maybe its just me...lol yes i do go shopping thanksgiving day...actually im in the stores almost everyday that week...lol...i cant keep myself out there that week....lol (even took a week vacation solely for that and mainly to secure my BF day off...lol)

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 7:46 pm

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 8:21 pm

If Kmart has anything good I will go. I know one year they had a really good deal on board games. I went for myself and my best friend and left my buggy at the end of the isle. Stupid mistake I got back and got to balance the board games to the cash register.
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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 8:26 pm

Yes, KMart is the only T-day ad I pay close attention to. I'll only stop quickly between my house and my Thanksgiving Day destination. I'm certainly not going to spend hours shopping on T-day and wear myself out a day early!

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 4:49 am

hmmm... i'll have to keep on the lookout for actual Tgiving Day sales. Maybe hit one up before heading into the lines...

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 5:35 am

My best friend, sil and I go to Kmart on thanksgiving morning. It has become a ritual. A couple of years ago we didn't go and the rest of the day just didn't feel right. We are there early in the morning and make it back in time for the Thanksgiving day parade.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 5:45 am

Depending on what kmart has. Mom and I generally go first thiing Thanksgiving morning. I ususally just go along for the ride and the deals on Pepsi.(lol) I only have so much money for BF and I'm not going to blow some of my budget on Thanksgiving. We are home in about and hour. Not a long day.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 5:58 am

if there is anything good i will stop at kmart when it opens and before the families up. We go to parents for dinner and supper so i don't have to prepare any meals.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 6:39 am

We go to parents for dinner and supper so i don't have to prepare any meals.


aren't dinner & supper the same meal?!?!

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 6:54 am

aren't dinner & supper the same meal?!?!



Dinner can mean lunch in certain parts of the country. I call lunch dinner most of the time but some people will ask me dinner-lunch or dinner-supper. :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:15 am

I usually hit K-mart and if I happen to be near a Meijer I like to go in there too.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:32 am

Im usually at Kmart, but last year it wasn't worth going out. Not much. Hopefully they'll change that this year

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 11:26 am

Impossible to shop on T-Day because the lines start earlier every year for the real day (BF). We were in line @ BB early T-Day.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 11:43 am

I think this depends on where you live too. Up until recently I lived on the east coast in a very busy area and worked management at one of the malls. We were open EVERY day of the year except for Christmas day. We just had shortened hours on the actual holiday. For example, Thanksgiving day the mall was only open from 10-6. However once BF hit we were open from 8am-10 and progressing to hours like 4am until 1am. Now I live in AZ. It is the first time in my working life where I didn't have to work TD, Easter, etc etc. Which is AWESOME for me, but... at the same time, now that I have those days off -- I wanna shop too. :o

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 3:17 pm

Dinner can mean lunch in certain parts of the country. I call lunch dinner most of the time but some people will ask me dinner-lunch or dinner-supper.


Then what's lunch?

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 3:35 pm

If Kmart has anything, we go that morning. But thats the end of my Turkey Day shopping. Its more important to be with the family, IMO.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 4:37 pm

I'll usually stop at K-Mart or Hollywood Video. Last year, Hollywood Video had 99 cent previewed DVDs for sale. I got several since they end up being much cheaper than rentals.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 4:54 pm

I'll usually stop at K-Mart or Hollywood Video. Last year, Hollywood Video had 99 cent previewed DVDs for sale. I got several since they end up being much cheaper than rentals.


Is it all Hollywood Videos? I never knew they had that sale, however I never went to one since 2005.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 5:01 pm

The year before last I got some good deals at Big Lots and KMART on turkey day. Last year there was not much that I wanted to so I did not go out. Can't wait to get those ads!!

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 5:54 pm

I usually go to KMart for the CD's and Big Lots is close, so if I see anything there, I drop by there as well.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 6:38 pm

I've done K-mart on T-day, but we dont have a local K-mart so its an hour drive to go out two days in a row...... :( : (

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:08 pm

Not shopping for me on Thanksgiving Day here. I am too busy getting my ads together and my game plan.


:D That sounds like me, I like to get me a plan and a map of road or Store, lol. So I can get my Bargain Shopping on! I've been tempted to go on Thanksgiving or before (kmart), but nothing I really need.

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 7:47 am

I've done Big Lots, Kmart and Meijer on Thanksgiving before. This year we have a new Super Walmart so I can shop there on Thanksgiving as well as BF.


I didn't realize Big Lots is open on Thanksgiving?! I'll be looking for that one this year. I usually check out KMart but haven't been too impressed.

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 9:34 am

I go to Kmart if they have anything good. Last year was a good K-mart year on Thanksgiving for me. I got several things that morning. Hopefully the same this year.




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