Black Friday and my two or three cents!

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Since I have been frugal blogging, each year I get a little sick to my stomach with all the “Black Friday” ads and deals. Personally I like “Cyber Monday”… no lines. I use to be one of those who would run to the nearest retailer at the crack of dawn to get the $1 sweater, so don’t get me wrong, I love a great deal. But over the years I’ve noticed many of the Black Friday deals are not deals at all so I’ve been staying home.

I’ve noticed many of the retailers inflating their prices before hand and then cutting them 80% the day of the sale to make it look like you are getting a steal. I’ve also noticed the quality of Black Friday deals to be less than great at times. If you buy a mixer for $2, you’ll get a $2 mixer. The strange thing about this year, so far anyway, is the deals are duds. I haven’t seen anything that would get me out the door and into the store.

I know a lot of us are on budgets and holiday shopping can be very hard on the pocketbook. I just want you to know I’m going to be posting as many of the Black Friday ads in advance so you can plan ahead. If you don’t see that amazing deal, you don’t have to wait in the ridiculous lines and help out your wallet by staying home!

With all that said, there is now a temporary Black Friday link on the home page. I’m going to try to have all the ads up by mid week so you have plenty of time to plan ahead!

What is on your holiday list? I have a few things that I’m looking for and would love to know if I can help you too!


  1. Bridget C 6am, November 13

    I agree! I haven’t seen any great deals yet. I’m hoping that as it gets closer more deals will come out. But so far, I’m not rushing to the stores at midnight! Will you be posting the Rite Aid ad?

  2. Cam 6am, November 13

    I’m hoping the same thing too Bridget. Maybe I’m just not seeing the big picture yet. And yes, I’ll have all the drugstore deals up very soon. They typically have mid-week ads too so it’s going to take a little time!

  3. Laura Larimer via Facebook 10am, November 13

    You don’t sound like a scrooge at all. You’re doing an awesome job. Thank you.

  4. Larissa Willfong via Facebook 12pm, November 13

    Has anyone seen any deals on the Little Engine That Could blue and pink train? Either trains that can go on track or stuffed.

  5. Karen 10am, November 14

    I don’t think i’ll find a deal for a Roomba, but that’s what i’m looking for! :)

  6. Kristy 7am, November 15

    I totally agree. I haven’t been all that impressed. I like to sew burp cloths, and tie blankets so I’ll probably hit Joann’s on BF, since that’s when they have the lowest price of the year on some of the fabric I use, but otherwise, I’m not sure there is much out there that is worth the effort!

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