I've mentioned before that my in-laws are very good at getting a deal. Extremely good. They are black Friday's biggest fans. I never knew that these after thanksgiving sales existed before I married Dan. But now I know. Boy Howdy, do I know!
And I've learned this: I'm not fast enough or hard core enough. I went to Kohls and Walmart and missed the good deals at both places even though I was there before 6. Insane. Absolutely insane. I just wandered around in an exhausted stupor throwing full priced merchandise in my cart since all the sales items were gone--completely cleared out. So yes, I did get shopping done. No, I didn't save a lot of money.
Infact, out of the 3 years that Dan has convinced me to do this, the only time I could classify it as successful was the time I went around as Vicki's apprentice. I guess I'm just not ready to fly solo yet. And I'm also not convinced that giving up sleep is worth it. My boys and Maggie still won't let me sleep as it is.
So, next year please remind me not to go. Maybe in a few years when I get to sleep through the night I'll become Vicki's apprentice again. Maybe.