24 hours of shopping!!

United States
November 24, 2017 8:23pm CST
I have blisters on my feet and a nasty ache in my back... but I have finished all of my Christmas shopping.. even the stocking stuffers! Today in the States was what they call Black Friday. It's a day the stores have really big sales to encourage people to shop till they drop, which is exactly what I've been doing for the past 24 hours. Unfortunately a lot of stores will start their sales on Thursday night, which is Thanksgiving.. But we were done eating early enough so we headed out to see what sort of sales were going on. We didn't have anything in particular in mind. All the big stuff was purchased online because we weren't sure the stores would still have it and we didn't want to fight a crowd to make sure we got something we really wanted.. So we waited until after the store was already open and just wandered around to see if anything good was on sale. We were out from about 5pm until 11pm last night, and this morning I went out at 10am and didn't finish up until about 8pm. But it feels really good to have all my Christmas shopping done for my 5 kids and all their little friends that they exchange gifts with. And I didn't spend a whole ton of money either... I even got myself a couple little things because the prices were so good. I have some new boots and towels that I found on sale. Do you like to get your shopping done early? Do you enjoy Christmas shopping as much as I do?
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• United States
25 Nov
Some stores even took part in Black Friday a day ahead from Thanksgiving ! And lots of the sales were going live online. :) I went this morning but the item I bought wasn't on sale one bit, lol ! Then, I picked up some online orders at the mall.
• United States
25 Nov
Yes there is a toy store that starts their sales a week early. We went out there last weekend and grabbed some stuff.
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• United States
26 Nov
@katsmeow1213 That's awesome! I hope you had a good time shopping despite all the walking!
• United States
26 Nov
@infatuatedbby I did.. and my shopping continued yesterday.. even though I'm done, My son had to go to the mall for a date with his girlfriend, and I wandered around and bought a couple more things. Then his girlfriend gave him the exact same soccer jersey we'd already bought him, so now I have to return the one we bought and find him something else.
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@Courtlynn (50942)
• United States
25 Nov
Wow thats awesome you got it all done in two days! We always do our christmas shopping year round. We dont do black friday though.
• United States
25 Nov
I do Black Friday every year. Some years I'm standing in line waiting for the store to open, other years I just go later and see if I can find some left over bargains. Last year we bought a couple TVs so we were there an hour before the store opened standing in line.
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@Courtlynn (50942)
• United States
25 Nov
@katsmeow1213 yeah, thats crazy to me.
• United States
25 Nov
@Courtlynn I paid $80 for a couple 40" TV's.. I'd stand in that line again in a heart beat
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@DianneN (59544)
• United States
26 Nov
I enjoy shopping all year long, but lucky me, I don't do Christmas. Congratulations on finishing up!!!!
• United States
26 Nov
You mean you don't celebrate Christmas? Do you celebrate something else?
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@DianneN (59544)
• United States
26 Nov
@katsmeow1213 Chanukah, but only when the kids are around. Have a great week at your new job!!!!
• United States
27 Nov
@DianneN Well Happy Chanukah! Do the kids visit around that time?
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@Happy2BeMe (69857)
• Canada
25 Nov
That is awesome. Good for you. I am about half way done. I so enjoy Christmas shopping. Christmas is my favorite time of yeat. I love everything about it.
• United States
25 Nov
I do enjoy Christmas, but it can also be stressful if you don't have much money and the kids are expecting presents from Santa. We got lucky this year and hubby got a big bonus the day before Thanksgiving, so we made sure to finish all our shopping so we could just enjoy the rest of the season.
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@Happy2BeMe (69857)
• Canada
25 Nov
@katsmeow1213 oh wow that was nice to receive and at a perfect time for getting lots of deals.
• United States
25 Nov
@Happy2BeMe We've actually been expecting this money since October. Had it come sooner we'd have paid off some bills... instead it came just in time to be spent for Christmas, which I guess is a good thing so then we aren't going into further debt trying to finish Christmas shopping, LOL.
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@gibocam (347)
• United States
25 Nov
Wow! You're awesome! I do enjoy Christmas shopping but I'm still planning to do it next month.
• United States
25 Nov
I am the opposite of a procrastinator... I like to get things done as early as possible!
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@gibocam (347)
• United States
26 Nov
@katsmeow1213 Haha. Good for you. Some people want to buy things buy don't have a budget for it yet.
• United States
26 Nov
@gibocam I save all year for Christmas, and this year hubby got a nice bonus the day before Thanksgiving so that helped.
@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
25 Nov
Wow. So much of shopping done. Have a relaxing weekend.
• United States
25 Nov
I think I will relax a bit this weekend.. I had a very busy week.
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
25 Nov
@katsmeow1213 Oh okay. Have a relaxing time.
@aureliah (3848)
25 Nov
Wow its exactly a month to X-mas and you are done with your shopping? Have not bought a single item.
• United States
25 Nov
I have a lot I have to buy as I have 5 kids to buy for. I don't even buy for hubby anymore.. just the kids.
@aureliah (3848)
4 Dec
@katsmeow1213 Your hubby can manage but the kids highly depend on you.
@much2say (35424)
• United States
2 Dec
Wow, you got all your shopping done quickly! I think too much and take too long. I've gotten a lot of it done, but still have much to do. I at least got gifts for friends I'm seeing in the next week . . . I wrapped and such last night - they are done. I got the various teachers/instructors gifts - that's done. But now I need to do family! I love shopping period . . . I love Christmas shopping but only when I go at a good time and there aren't huge crowds and lines.
• United States
2 Dec
I only shop for my kids pretty much so that makes things easy. Everything else is usually minor last minute stuff. I get teachers/instructors etc gift cards to the coffee place.. then the kids have to pick out little gifts for their friends. My daughter is making her gifts for her friends this year
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@JohnRoberts (41101)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Nov
Good for you. Now you can relax until Christmas.
• United States
25 Nov
Relax, ha! I never relax..
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• United States
25 Nov
Wow, I can't believe you finished it all so quickly, thought it probably didn't feel quick when you were out shopping in the crowds.
• United States
25 Nov
The crowds weren't terrible.. I didn't mind it. I like to shop for the kids.
@Raine38 (9050)
• United States
25 Nov
I would like to get my shopping done early - but it always remain a wishful thinking on my part. I do not have a long list of christmas shopping to begin with, and yet I always struggle with my shopping. I have managed to order some sale items online, some even for myself. But I am the first one to admit that I am far from being done. Hopefully I will still have a chance to do this come cyber Monday. Otherwise, I will have to watch out for other sales in the next coming days. I congratulate you for managing to finish your christmas shopping this early. That was quite an accomplishment!
• United States
25 Nov
I never understood the Cyber Monday thing.. I've never seen any crazy sales that seemed worth it. Although most places will honor their Black Friday sale prices online on Friday.