I am disappointed by the ads I’ve seen for stores opening as early as 8pm Thanksgiving evening to start Black Friday. One person they interviewed on the News said he saved $2000 last year by camping out in front of Best Buy for a week. How much money do you think he had to spend to save that $2000? He mentioned they were presents for his kids, if that’s true, I think that’s a bit overkill. I can’t imagine spending more than a couple hundred dollars per child, besides I think the kids would rather spend a week with their father than have a toy. We spend so little time with our families as it is, this is the one day we can pull it together and sit down for a family meal and these companies want us to rush through dinner to start shopping a day early? Do you really need another TV to ignore each other with? Can you actually afford any of that crap? I say no. We won’t even be participating in Black Friday this year. We will be spending our limited funds on Small Business Saturday. Our small businesses need our help and your money will stay in your community and improve your local economy. I’m glad a few companies are foregoing opening early so that their employees can enjoy the holiday. So put on your stretchy pants, sit back and enjoy your family.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for my Holiday Giveaway!