I hope you had fun and stayed safe this Black Friday. I approach Black Friday the same way every year. I usually buy a couple of things online that I don’t want to fight people over at the store, and then I roll out to the stores between 8-10 on Black Friday to pick up a few various things that most people don’t go for.
What I get is not something a lot of people think about during the Black Friday craziness, but I aim for it every single year. I pick up the $20 Fraser Firs and $.99 poinsettias at The Home Depot or Lowe’s every single Black Friday. It’s become our family tradition to go pick out a tree this way and it saves us a lot of money on a tree. And they let me take as many trimmings as I wanted for free that I’ll be using for wreaths and other decorations.
Now you may be thinking that I could save more by having a fake tree. But I prefer the live ones because they make the house smell wonderful, and naturally filter the air during the cold months when we are all cooped up inside.
This year we picked up one extra thing at The Home Depot: this electric heater in the form of a faux wood stove.
Isn’t it beautiful? It covers up that unsightly hole in my fireplace, and adds some “emotional warmth” as well as physical warmth to the house. It was on sale for $59 down from $99 on Black Friday.
Other than those things, I picked up a $7.99 dog bed (normally $30) from PetsMart.com getting free 2-day shipping with my ShopRunner account. And I also picked up a fantastic gift at Kohl’s I’ll be using for a Secret Santa I’m doing with some other bloggers (more to come on this later!).
Those are my deals. What goodies did you get this Black Friday?