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    Posted November 25, 2011 by
    Westminster, Colorado
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    Going to Black Friday sales?

    Black Friday is my favorite day of the year

    Aside from the fact that stores forgot Black Friday does not start on Thursday, what an awesome experience this growing shopping epidemic has become. Grandmas pushing, mothers growling, babies crying, adults crying and all the carts full of 73" TVs crashing into each other, oh and the aroma of un-showered patrons waking up from their turkey comas. I love it!

    We started off at Wal-Mart at 10 pm. We arrived 1/2 hour early (we didn't need a TV), and there was not a single paring spot. I was let out to run in and secure my wish list. Luckily, everyone was distracted by the pretty TVs, and I was able to get my items, including the blue Wii for $99. As we were moving through the store we had to make sure to 'think skinny' while slithering through the traffic jam of carts and clueless shoppers.

    After waiting at Wal-Mart for the midnight sales and again successfully acquiring our packages, we headed over to Target. We could breathe at Target and picked up great deals on TV on DVD including the first season of 'Big Bang Theory.' Since we missed the rush it was much easier to move through the store and locate what we wanted. Unfortunately, we missed out on the $50 cameras, but we will survive.

    After Target, we headed over to Kohls. We missed the initial rush there as well, but we lucked out and found what we wanted. A good-quality griddle and waffle maker at $9.99 each after rebates is an awesome deal. I actually found the waffle maker shoved in the back somewhere. Score! After finding other items we breezed through the check out, dropped off our merchandise at home and went back out to wait for the Gordmans opening.

    We were part of the first 300 people (try first 50) to enter the store, so we received bags that you could get 25% off anything you could fit in it, excluding door busters of course. After grabbing an absurd amount of merchandise that I didn't need but definitely wanted, we hopped in line to check out. I'm not sure what the heck happened, but it took over two hours to check out. That was the slowest most idiotic crew of cashiers I have ever seen. We had so much time I left my shopping comrades in line, walked over to Einsteins and picked up breakfast. When I came back they moved up a whole 10 feet. I will make sure to never again go there on Black Friday. Legit!

    After Gordmans we headed over to Best Buy to grab a few DVDs. By that point it was super calm and easy to get what we wanted, check out and move on.

    Our final stop of the day was at Sports Authority. Half off all balls is awesome!

    Overall, it was an amazing Black Friday despite the blemish caused by Gordmans unfortunate employees.

    Black Friday is my favorite day of the year. :)

    Up next is Cyber Monday!
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