Black Friday shopping traditions are changing up #MyKindOfHoliday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I am not a big shopper but something I love is spending money to save money. I am one of those people who easily gets lured in by flashy sales, bogos and door buster sales. I always end up buying stuff I don't need because it is 80% off. 
Every Thanksgiving Thursday has been the same for me over the years. Waking up with a cup of coffee, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and going through Black Friday ads. I am meticulous about my Black Friday ads. I write down what deals I want to take advantage of, listing store by store, hours of each sale and location across town. From there, I will map out my day and be home in time for leftovers.
Then everything got mixed up when stores started opening at midnight on Black Friday and it got even crazier when stores started door busters on Thanksgiving night.  For the last two years, Gabe and I have gone out at Midnight to do some shopping. People watching on Black Friday is fun at any hour.

Yet this year, our tradition will change a bit. Target is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air. I received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as a gift but happen to be an Apple girl. All along, I planned on exchanging the Tab for the iPad air at Target and paying the difference. When I saw target offering $100 back starting at 8pm on Thanksgiving, I knew I would have to find my way to a Target store to take advantage of that offer. They are also offering a similar deal on the iPad Mini, a $75 gift card with purchase. Check out the awesome Black Friday deals only @Target! (Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target)
It's nuts to think that I will be at Target during a time I would normally be drinking a coffee martini and eating pumpkin pie, but my Mom didn't flinch when I mentioned my plans to her.  The funniest thing about this purchase is that it isn't even a holiday gift - it is an upgrade to my current device. There are other items at Target we will be picking up on Thursday night.

Are you planning on shopping prior to Black Friday this year?

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