Black Friday Heather Hopson November 23, 2012 Uncategorized Dear Diary, I accomplished my goal of checking off the majority of my Christmas shopping list before it was even Thanksgiving. I scoured online stores, compared prices and read reviews. I set a budget (that I actually stuck to this year) and got everything (I thought) my daughter wanted. Then, the Black Friday commercials aired and teased me with door busters and midnight savings. I wondered if being an early bird really got the worm. Then I realized I was interested in most of the items on sale. Here’s what I learned: 1. Most stores slash prices on electronics, which aren’t on my list. I did however stand in line at Thanksgiving Day dinner for my sister, who was searching stores for video game consoles and Giant Skylanders. Surprisingly, the store didn’t run out. They opened their doors at 9 p.m. on Thursday, before Black Friday technically even began. 2. The Toys I Picked Out Are Cheaper Online I found the cutest activity cube on Target’s website a week or so ago for only $49! It’s now $62. I think it’s a few dollars more in the store. Most online stores even offer free shipping, which works out great when you have a little one. Making a quick trip turns into an entire afternoon when I lug a diaper bag and a car seat. 3. I Save Receipts, Just in Case Recently, I ordered Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream for my daughter. It’s a whopping $32 a jar, but worth every penny. I have a hard time finding hair products made specifically for babies. I usually buy natural oils and California Kids’ shampoo and leave-in conditioner. After I bought the buttercream, it went on sale–buy on get on free at that! So, I saved my receipt and am heading back to the store to take advantage of the deal. I may even try out some of the other hair care products for myself. Hey DFTM members, what deals did you find on Black Friday? How do you ensure that you get the best buys? Please note: This is not a sponsored post. I just happen to be a regular Target customer, and the store opened at 9–still early enough to take Baby C with me! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.