Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I know I did 🙂
As you read this I may be trolling the internet for Black Friday deals. I am not brave enough to face the malls or stores! I did that ONLY ONCE. It was awful. I got up at like 4am with a friend and we went to Kohls which was having some awesome toy, clothes, etc… deals. I did get some amazing and cheap gifts, but getting up that early and braving the insanity at the store and the lines was AWFUL. People were grabbing, and knocking things over, and running around like they were rioting or robbing the place. Horrifying! I don’t do well at stores on a normal day. I can’t stand people who are rude to cashiers and cashiers who are rude to people. And I hate the busy-ness of it.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop! But I tend to go when no one will be there. Early in the morning if possible (not on a holiday or weekend), or in the mid-afternoon when most people are done with their lunch breaks and still working. lol
What about you? Do you shop in or out on Black Friday? Or not at all?
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I’ve only shopped on Black Friday once. The experience wasn’t bad but I’m not excited to repeat the experience.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com
Elizabeth Haney said:
I hate the crowds so I’m thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!
ehaney578 at aol dot com
Never have and never will go out on Black Friday. I go to work and work my 4 hours and then go home and watch football. I deal with my shopping pretty much like you do.
love the cover! I am a cyber Monday gal hate going into stores Black Friday, email@example.com
Jennifer Abrams said:
I have never gone out on Black Friday, although I have been awake to try and get some online deals!
Someday, I may brave Black Friday at a store just for the experience….but then again, staying in bed sounds much better!
Julie Kornhausl said:
I stay home on Black Friday. It seems that it brings out the crazies in some people!
If I do try Black Friday shopping it will be later in the day rather than at the crack of dark! I am also looking at online specials just in case I don’t go out.
Rachelle Cox said:
I can’t stand people that are rude to cashiers either. I have never gone out on a black friday and never will. There’s no deal good enough for me to brave it.
Your book sounds very intriguing. A great late night read!
Rachelle Cox said:
krankimom [at] comcast [dot] net
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping 🙂
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com
April Holgate (@grapeaprilrain) said:
I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!
I try to find great deals on the internet. That’s much more comfy. As I don’t live in the US I don’t get to visit the malls, but I like shopping online or when it’s so crowded.
tessa dot bamberg at kolumbus dot fi
I have only done the Black Friday scene once…and that was more than enough for me! I have lots of books to keep me occupied for the day.
Fogot to leave the email addy
nancyg5997 at gmail dot com
Laurie Goudge said:
Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great
I’m not a Black Friday shopper. I don’t believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.
Dita Škarste said:
We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.
Joy F (@harvester5905) said:
Yes, I shop online.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
miriam roman said:
Oh i’m staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
Becca Fowler said:
just entering for the grand prizes. no i dont go black friday shopping. online deals are way more worth it!
beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net
Carin W said:
The only shopping I do on Black Friday is online, I hate crowds :O) Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com
Lisa Rayns said:
Thanks for the giveaway! I’m not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com
I didn’t do Black Friday but I did Thursday night this year! Had a good time, had to laugh at the people scrambling for towels. They had specials on electronics starting at 10p and you could feel the tension when the time approached. You could hear a rumble turn into a roar when they unwrapped the merchandise. Thank goodness I was on the other side of the store away from that madness.
Jennifer Rote said:
I usually love it but I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com
Lisa Walker said:
A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it’s not for me.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I shop online!
Crystal Young said:
I don’t shop on Black Friday. I prefer to stay home and enjoy the quiet after cooking for two days and all the family for Thanksgiving I am tired.
Karen H in NC said:
Thanks for the giveaway.
kareninnc at gmail dot com
no BF shopping
Thanks for participating.
Vanessa N. said:
I definitely shop online.
Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
Tammy Turner said:
I do some Black Friday shopping, but I’m more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping…. how can you go wrong!
micheleann oboyle said:
i went to my local shopping mall for a gift card giveaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Kandy Tyler said:
I’m staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop…
No BF shopping for me…..email@example.com
Christie Moore said:
I don’t do Black Friday — the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
Sue Sattler said:
I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, no blood or bruising) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.
Rita Wray said:
I don’t shop on Black Friday.
I love the busy-ness! I agree though that sometimes Black Friday seems to bring out the worst in some people. This year I found the crowds to be generally good natured and the employees seemed to be in a good mood as well. This was definitely one of the nicer Black Friday’s I’ve gone to.
JYL22075 at gmail dot com
I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don’t have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for the hop!
Marlena Fein said:
I am like you, I tried Black Friday once (last year) and it will not happen again. I cannot believe how rude people can be to save a few dollars. I don’t mind shopping when there isn’t a huge crowd although if I could do it all online (including groceries) I might not ever leave the house.
Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.
I’m not a Black Friday shopper. We just went to a furniture store for new chairs and avoided the crowds. Thanks for the giveaway!
Cindy Mucha Barton said:
I avoid Black Friday, too many people and too much traffic. Thank you for being a part of the hop.
Thanks for the hop stop!
melhalp at msn.com
I stayed home and hopped thru this Black Friday, so much more comfortable.
I’m not a big fan of Black Friday, but we did go out this morning for a couple of specific things and got them…and NO LINES!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com
I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Cassandra Hicks said:
I only shop on Black Friday if it’s online lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I don’t shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Thanks for the hop.
Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo .com
Cathy Fierstein said:
Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I can’t do Black Friday shopping (unless it’s online) – I don’t have the patience or the stamina for the lines and the crowds. email@example.com
Krista B said:
I’m a shopper at the stores. Crazy – yes. Good deals – definitely!!
Nope, no shopping for me.
Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ I love BF shopping on and offline! Got all my big ticket items out of the way last night and this morning so now it’s time to just relax and hop!
MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com
I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!
jochibi AT yahoo DOT com
Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) said:
Instead of shopping, I’m hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
Happy Black Friday.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
Marlene Breakfield said:
I don’t go out on Black Friday, but I do order online. Thanks for the giveaway.
Joy F (@harvester5905) said:
I only shop online.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
Sarah Kalaitzidis said:
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Sarah p. said:
No shopping for me! Thanks for your giveaway!
oddball2003 at hotmail dot com
Thanks for the hop!
bacchus76 at myself dot com
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com
Chelsea Rafferty said:
Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! 😉
your book sounds HOT 😉 Love Highlanders and the cover is yum!
swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com
I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!
fancie @ live. com
Thank you all so much for participating!!! The winners of the grand prizes have been announced at: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/2012/11/black-friday-hop-winners.html
The winner of HIGHLANDER BRAWN is…. Krista B!