9:30pm (Thanksgiving night): round up the troops and head to the first location.
10:15pm: Arrive at Walmart. Stand in awe of the speed at which 3ft tall dolls fly off the shelves. They were also fresh out of $2 appliances. Grab two $1.96 DVDs and get out of there.
11:20pm: Wait in line with the cousins and hometown best friend. It's cold. Send the parents to get Starbucks.
|me and the best.|
11:35pm: Get a call from the Mums. The line at The 'Bucks is too long to make it back with drinks before the store opens. Abandon plan for drinks.
11:40pm: Snag a free Luna Bar from a friendly Target security guard.
12:00am (Black Friday!): Target doors open. Run to the DVD display. Grab Mad Men seasons 1-4 (only $7.99 each) and That 70s Show Holiday Special something DVD. Shop around for a few minutes then wait in line for one hour.
2:10am: Arrive at Kohl's. Realize no one in our group likes Kohl's. Leave Kohl's.
2:17am: The 'Bucks. Pumpkin Spice Lattes all around.
|PSL, w/ soy, kid's temperature|
3:00am: Arrive at Belk. Receive free gift cards as one of the first 250 customers. Mine was for $25. Score.
5:00am: Arrive at Sam's Club. Dad searched for a printer while the best friend and I searched for the free breakfast that was advertised. Turn down the processed sugar laced breakfast pastries in favor of coffee. Try one sip of hot coffee and remind myself to never do that again. Iced all the time.
5:30am: Enjoy a real breakfast at Cracker Barrel.
|egg beaters w/ blueberry muffin|
6:30am-8:30am: Shop around the mall. Purchase a ton of random clearance clothes.
9:30am: Arrive home after 12 hours of blissful holiday shopping.
If you've never tried Black Friday you really should. Just stay away from Walmart and people with coupons. They mean business.