Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday shopping!

It started on Wednesday night when I was stalking the JoAnn's to see what was out and where it was in the stores. I saw that these items were 25% off. Woo hoo!! I picked them up because I knew they would be needed.

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This morning, I headed out around 5:20 to wait in line at JoAnn's for the deals. I hit Starbuck's first for a Chai Tea Latte (YUMMY!!!) and a snack. When I pulled up to pay, the cashier said that the car in front of me paid for my order and said, "Happy holidays!" I decided to pay for the order in the car behind me. What a great way to start the day! It still gives me the warm fuzzy feeling!

I went to JoAnn's and there were 2 cars parked in front of the store and no line and there was still 20 minutes to wait until it was open. I waited in my car enjoying my snack and tea until 5:52 and then got out to get a normal cart. Once I got out, all of the other shoppers followed and waited patiently in line. When they opened the doors, we all filed in and got to shopping. I was surprised that there was not a frantic grabbing of fabrics like I have seen in past years. I was joking with 2 of the employees at the cutting counter that I was going to stop for donuts for the store, but we don't have a Dunkin' Donuts close and they seemed bummed.

Once I finished at this first store, I was going to head home, but figured that the deals were so great and some things were not at this store so I headed to the bigger store about 15 minutes away. I was still one of the first 100 customers so I ended up with 2 free pairs of scissors that they were giving away to the first 100 customers. Score! :-D Most of this yarn is for my granma to make booties and for her to share with the ladies in her Senior group to make baby caps. I did get some flannel for pillowcases and some fleece to make a dog blanket for my aunt's new dog.

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When I left the second JoAnn's, I headed to a different shopping area and figured that I would stop by Bed, Bath and Beyond to look for another Christmas present and I was greeted with a coupon and a big smile there. I found a display of what I was looking for, but not the specific item. I was helped by 2 employees and they found what I needed and I was able to leave there with another thing marked off my list. I was so impressed by the 2 employees that helped me and the cashier that I found the manager and thanked her and told her how nice it was to stop in.

After that, I headed to Target. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I also didn't find any unhappy or rude shoppers there despite the crowd. I made a stop at PetSmart (see below for pictures) and then hit a bakery where I picked up some cookies. On my way home, I dropped the cookies off at the JoAnn's that I shopped at first this morning. It felt great leaving them a little token of appreciation!

The pups were very excited to see me when I got home.

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They were more excited to see the goodies that I brought them!

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23 comments:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Score! You did really well and congratulations on the GO! Enjoy it!

Sunnybec said...

I absolutely adore your dogs, what little sweeties. Looks like you had a fabulous day shopping. Linda

Jennifer said...

Awesome morning - way to GO! Now you should be able to really get going on your stashbusting.

Kristie said...

What a wonderful day!!!! So glad that everything went so smoothly for you and you were able to get what you wanted. Such nice things that you did for others too...that will come back to you in someway.
Kristie

Ted and Donna said...

Great day shopping. I'm still numb from yesterday!

Regina said...

Sounds awesome!!! So glad it was "uneventful"! :-)

Michelle said...

What a happy day! Don't you wish every day would start with people having smiles and good cheer in their hearts? Sure would make this world a nicer place. Congratulations on all your good deals. I bet you will sleep good tonight!
Hugs!
Michelle

Jackie said...

I did a little online shopping last night too...I was surprised to see that the Black Friday specials were available. We did a lot of shopping today. My husband and I do Black Friday often and overwhelmingly shoppers are nice as are the employees.

Ellyn said...

wow no free scissors at our joanns, I was there at 6 (didn't see you? LOL) & got a mini cricut cake cutter for dd for Christmas & flannel (what a deal!) I was home before anybody else even woke up! Score!

SewCalGal said...

Wow. You are a great shopper. Glad to see all your super deals on AccuQuilt items. And love the goodies you found for your cute four legged kids.

I went to my local JoAnns mid-day. Line went from the cash register to the back of the store, where they cut fabric, and wrapped around a few isles. Needless to say I walked out. But I did have fun shopping at my LQS and several online stores.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quilting Mom said...

Wow! You did great! I found a deal at Joann's also. I purchased a portable sewing table for $47.33 after all of my discounts.They were handing out free$5 gift cards as you entered Joann's this morning. We ended up going to Gamestop and Target. But Target was too much of a zoo, so we left.

Jansie said...

What a sweet, sweet person you are. It makes me teary even thinking that there are still considerate and kind people out there like you. And score for not having any issues on Black Friday!
Thanks for passing on a lovely story.

scraphappy said...

So glad you finally got your GO! What great shopping! Congratulations on your free scissors and Christmas cheer.

Libby said...

That sounds like so much fun!!

Deanna said...

You make it sound almost pleasant. This is one of the days of the year when I have intentionally planned to do nearly ANYTHING but shop. Maybe I'll have to reconsider next year.

elizabeth said...

WTG JILL ON A GREAT DAY AND GETTING THE FREE SCISSORS. IT LOOKS LIKE THE PUPS WERE HAPPY THEY GOT SOMETHING ALSO.. IT LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO KILL WHAT EVER THAT IS THEY ARE PLAYING WITH.... HAPPY QUILTING

Cheryl Willis said...

hope you got a good deal on the GO an assessories. I finally bought a BABY last weekend and have been cutting scraps non stop. Working on three tops this weekend.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Sounds like you had an AWESOME shopping day! So does that mean you're done Christmas shopping? Look at all the GO! loot.

Zany Quilter said...

The dogs are such cuties!! I'm glad you finally got the Go! that you wanted...sorry they didn't send you one for free! Your songs were a sure hit and deserved something for sure. ;-D

Laura said...

What a great day you had and way to go with your wonderful acts of kindness and generosity throughout the day!

QuiltSue said...

Woww, what a brilliant day you had. Have you played with your Go! yet?

Reenie said...

Yay! You got your Go!! You are going to love it!! Have you played with it yet??

Tracy said...

Looks like you got a GO! I went yesterday afternoon, not really expecting to find any left...went to the shelf and sure enough there weren't any left. I asked the cutting clerk if they had any and she said they sold the last one that morning. No rainchecks either! So I was disappointed but went down another aisle and there sat one, not where it should've been(did someone move it so they could come back for it later?!) I snatched it up and went to the clerk to make sure it was really the GO and was able to get it! I took it as a sign that I was to have it when I found it like that! I hadn't quite talked myself into getting it till then!
I hope you keep us posted on what you use it for. I talked to the checkout clerk and she loves hers.