Friday, November 23, 2012
Where did you shop this Black Friday?
Don't be ashamed to admit it. You left home before the sun came up to take advantage of some nearby Black Friday deals. You were probably drawn to the big box and department stores: Target, Walmart, Macy's, Best Buy and any number of others. While still recovering from Turkey-eating competitions with visiting family members, you braved the crowds and triumphed as master of the sales! Or not. Share your tales of success or defeat in the comments and post a photo from your shopping trip. Do you wish you had slept in? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hoping for Best Buy sale items, a woman began camping Sunday evening.
Since 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Mary Louise Hopp has spent her days and nights in a tent outside the Best Buy in White Marsh. At midnight Black Friday, she and her daughter hope to purchase a 40-inch television for $179.99 and a laptop for $349.99. "It's fun, you get to meet a lot of different people, and just spending time with my daughter. It's a tradition," Hopp said, curled up inside her tent Wednesday evening. The Jarrettsville resident has spent the past 13 Thanksgiving holidays going to great lengths for Black Friday sales, she said. "You can eat turkey any day of the week. My family's always there, which is good, and they understand. My husband is a bank manager so, you know, I'm saving him money," Hopp said. She emphasized that …
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Stretching your holiday dollar might require you to brave the dreaded sales date.
This Thanksgiving I'm preparing to do something I have never considered doing before—shopping on Black Friday. I have never understood why people would get up so early to set out to the malls and stores. But this year I have very consciously examined my holiday budget and compared it to my extremely long list for Santa. And I find myself searching for the best prices to be able to provide the greatest "wow" factor for my kids. Over the past few years, I've purchased items that were on sale. And since my oldest boy was quite young, he didn't have particular items on his list. He was happy with everything Santa left under the tree. This year the advertising and endless toy catalogs that have arrived at our house has given way to a feeling …