The holiday season is here! That includes Black Friday! Which means…..BLACK FRIDAY SALES!!!!Its my favorite especially because it has two of my favorite words: Friday and Sale! After all that turkey and pecan pie, we must do something to burn all those calories and get the exercise we need! So walking around the mall like crazy seems a great way to go!Multitasking is what all girls are good at! Getting our exercise and shopping done at the same time is one of our many superpowers.
More leaning towards the shopping…Christmas shopping and self-shopping is real challenge during this weekend, but its the weekend you can’t miss out on. So here are some tips on how to survive the rest of the weekend without burning a hole through your wallet.
First, Don’t forget about your family and your close friends. That tends to happen when we hear the word: SALE! Try to shop for them first and make sure to keep a list of every person and what you think they might like. Trust me. By the time you get to the mall, you’ll know where to go instead of trying every store and it will save you a lot of time and a lot of money! We like to satisfy our close ones, but we can only get so much..Try to stick to one to two pieces each person. Except your mom and dad…they deserve 1000 things, but try to stick to 1 main piece and 3 or so more complementary pieces for them! Such as a framed family photo, and if they are a really great cooks…customized aprons, etc.(Just thinking at loud here..)
Second, Remember that you have a limit! And there is no getting passed it. Also remember that its better to pay with cash during this time and if its too much of a temptation..Keep your credit cards at home! Bring a friend to keep you in the loop and away from that limit line.
Third, Shopping: its a wild world! Once you step into a store, you feel like buying everything and that’s when you loose focus and can’t seem to remember why you walked in or for whom you were going to buy for. That’s what a store can do to you. You can completely loose control and try to shop for yourself before checking every person off your list. One can deny it, but it happens.
Fourth, once you finished shopping for everyone else, its all about shopping for you! You are still on a budget and still try to maintain calm when someone else grabs the last pair of shoes you wanted in your size…(try not to get in a shoe fight and risk getting kicked out..it happens) but its time to explore the stores and keep an open mind! Its also important you do your research. Try to visit the website of the stores you want to go and check what selected items are on sale. So when you get the store, you don’t have to keep guessing because trust me..when you get there, it won’t be so neat.
Lastly, if you are out of town or just too darn lazy…you know who you are. Online Shopping is also a way to get great deals and FREE shipping and who doesn’t like the word Free! The only thing that would come across your lovely relationship is that credit card bill…but hey..its for that Family and those friends!❤️And you’ll want to keep those relationships?!
Don’t forget to get yourself something too! Like I say, We girls deserve pearls!
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING! or HAPPY BLACK SATURDAY SHOPPING!
(Be safe out there!)