I had a very successful Black Friday experience this year. My sister and I braved the crowds after spending time with friends and family Thanksgiving and found ourselves pulling into the parking lot of Sears at the wonderful hour of 7:35 PM. To my horror I saw people spilling out of the front doors. What strange new horror could this possible be? A sign on the doors announced they opened at 700 PM! Noooooooo. My heart sunk. For sure they will would have sold out of my fantastic door buster set. Woe would soon be me.
My sister convinced me to go inside anyway and check. We did and a wonderful sales associate named JR came over to where we stood looking at the set. Becky was telling me they looked nice and not to fear because a “sold out” sign was not posted. JR confirmed her theory when I looked him right in the eye and boldly stated “If these are not sold out yet, I need to buy a set”. He laughed and said they were not sold out yet.
We filled out the paperwork and I laughed and hated myself for the gross amount of money I was spending. I also knew happiness was around the corner. Happiness in the form of washing pants, without having to wear them at the same time.
I won’t tell you how much I paid for the set. I will tell you I saved over $1,000. NICE. I hope someday I can embarrass my daughter by having a washing machine as older than her, as my mom has now done to me.
After Sears we snaked our way through the roads and parking lots and over to Walmart because I promised her (sister) I would only be buying an air mattress. Once inside and filled with the spirit of the event…I managed to convince her we should grab some other things, “Since we are already here”. Becky is a master finder of things and I managed to not get in anyone’s way. We weren’t there more than an hour, 90 minutes TOPS.
Let’s cut to the chase…what did I score this year?
1. My Kenmore washer & dryer set. $1,000+ off the price.
2. Queen sized air-mattress with electric pump $25
3. 24-piece Pyrex glass bake & store set $19 (grabbed one for a gift too)
4. Holiday turtle neck shirt $5
5. Brown faux leather ottoman. 31″ with great inside storage! $29
6. Mini dipper (will be great for some of my recipes) $4.50
7. Brother sewing machine (for my Angel Tree girl) $50
8. Zensah compression socks 50% off.
9. Saucony shoes. A pair of Guide 6′s and a pair of Peregrine 2′s for $60 each.
10. Something for my Mom @ 20% off which is unheard of for this item
11. Ipad mini for $299 + a $100 Best Buy gift card “rebate”
12. A DVD of the movie “The Goonies” (since I’ve never seen it). $4
13. A new coach purse set (purse + small wristlet) and another medium wristlet. Let’s just say I snagged all 3 for under $100.
14. A reissue of a collector’s item bag from a local artist for $2.99
WOW I think “That’s all”. Haha. See? VERY successful Black Friday! Now if you’ll excuse me I have lots of not spending money to do for the next several weeks/months of my life.
Did you go out last week/weekend? What was your big score?
I think I mentioned a while back (when I went to the Lilly Pulitzer night) how I am involved this year with the The Cleveland Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis – presented locally by the MetroHealth System. My awesome friend Alicia of Poise in Parma works for the Arthritis Foundation and reached out to local bloggers to help promote and take part in the race THIS Sunday Dec 8th!
The race begins at 8:30 AM at Legacy Village and continues through the surrounding neighborhood of Lyndhurst. Proceeds from this event benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.
- the race website: http://
- the FB event page: https://www.facebook.
- @JingleBellCLE Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/
- AF NEO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
- on 12/4 Athleta is having a shop to donate night!
I know today’s the last day for online registration and The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is offering $5 with the code JINGLE (case sensitive). This brings your total down to $20 from the standard $25 adult advance rate. When you sign up feel free to join team “Team blogCLE”
On Wednesday, December 4th online registration for the Cleveland Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be closed. Don’t worry! You will still have time to register! You may also register the morning of the race. Day-of race on-site registration will open at 7:30 a.m. at the rate of $30 for adults and $25 for children.
Additional info from the website:
Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.
I certainly hope to see you there! What a way to kick off the great month of December and the holiday season, huh?