Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, the coveted day that all of you money saving mavens patiently wait for all year. The ritual, for most, goes a little bit like this: you have your delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the late afternoon, you tell your family it is time to sleep, but get little of it, get up in the middle of the night, you make sure you don’t forget your helmet (for protection from other crazed shoppers of course), and you hit the stores. After hours of throwing everything you find on sale into your shopping cart, you leave the store with arms stacked with shopping bags while simultaneously swatting away envious fellow shoppers. You get home, boast about your great deals to your uninterested husband and most likely you fall asleep standing up from sheer exhaustion. Whew, what a day.
Since 2005, Black Friday has been the BIGGEST shopping day of the year as it kicks off the season of spending with some MAJOR promotions sure to make any frugalista(o) drool! If you are an experienced couponer and/or a sale obsessed individual you know that deals for Black Friday 2011 are the best deals of the whole year- and you would never consider missing out (no matter what)! Looking for some history and highlights in regards to this much anticipated, self-proclaimed “holiday”? Check out this Black Friday Infographic and educate yourself on this oh-so fabulous day.
Will you brave the crowds this year for a great deal? Do you have any special strategy for getting what's on your list? Please comment and share.