When it comes to Thanksgiving at my house, it's not so much about the dinner. Don't get me wrong. We all love to get together and eat, but Thanksgiving Day is also a lot about the newspaper ads.
You see, my sister and my niece love to take their life in their hands by shopping on BLACK FRIDAY. First, they have to set up their game plan. They spread out all the sale ads to see what's on sale, which store has the best prices, and most importantly, which store opens first. Then, they plan out the best route.
Black Friday is November 23, and people everywhere will be heading out to get really great deals on the items on their Christmas lists. The ads are already hitting the Internet. The website is a great place to view the ads so you can start your plan of attack. Happy shopping.
So, a giant retailer, who shall not be named, is staying open all day on Thanksgiving. I just spotted an email from another retailer with the statement "Big Countdown to an Exciting Black Friday Begins!" Look, I'm all for capitalism. I'm something of entrepreneur myself, and I love nothing more than increasing my bottom line. But can we please have some holidays we can just enjoy?
The very words conjure up all sorts of feelings and past experiences. Ranging from 24-hour shopping sprees, dreaded lines, traffic jams, fabulous sales items that mysteriously disappear from store shelves, to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Black Friday gives way to the official start of the Christmas shopping season and all the mayhem associated with it. Yet for many people, it also represents a joyful time scurrying about shopping for gifts for loved ones and friends.