Friday, November 28, 2008

Sharin' the Luck

I don't do Black Friday shopping. Crowds drive me insane. Walmart drives me insane. I vowed I would never do Black Friday shopping.....

until today.

Leapsters at $30 at Walmart, and I needed TWO of them. That's $40 in savings. My plan was to just get up, not even shower, mosey the twenty minutes into town, sweep in, and pick them up, and be back within the hour. Leapsters are so last year. No one was going to want them.

Someone wanted them because the Walmart employee informed me that by 6:20, they were gone. The nice lady told me to wander around a bit because after the dust cleared, some may show up. I circled the store a couple of times. (Oh, and to those two ladies who were looking for the $88 pink Barbie Jeep, someone had abandoned one in the automotive section. I heard you. I heard your loud phone calls to Janet, (we all heard you) moaning the fact that you got the Gabriella and Troy dolls but not the Jeep. Did I bother to tell you? No. I just kept circling that Barbie Jeep prepared to tell you that it was mine if you spotted it, one aisle over. )

I was about to go home when I spotted a Leapster in a cart, waiting to be reshelved. I grabbed it. While I was chatting up the cashier about needing two, but one would do, she pulled over a restocker person who had one more in their cart!

Because I had good luck, I am giving you some good luck. I happen to have a brand new copy of Bobby Flay's new book

Now, I say "new" loosely. It is brand new, but I have flipped through it. Grilling just isn't my thing, but it might be your thing. So if you would like to enter to win my flipped-through copy, please just leave me a comment! I'll announce winners sometime Saturday or Sunday!


Heather said...

Hey there Brindi! I just found your blog linked over at Real Mom Kitchen on her Thanksgiving bundles recipe. Sounds like you had some good luck in your Black Friday venture. I personally didn't try to go anywhere for Black Friday. I heard too many stories about people getting trampled and one guy who even got shot at a Toys R Us! Sheesh!

I'll put a link to your blog on mine today when I feature these Thanksgiving bundles from over at Real Mom Kitchen. Hopefully you'll get lots of entries for your contest!

Emily said...

Yeah, Friday was crazy. I didn't leave the house until that evening.

I like that book. I checked it out at the library. I'm a fan of Bobby Flay.

Julie said...

Hmm...not sure if I'm too late to get in on the contest, but enter me if I'm not! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

You were so lucky to have a nice Wal-Mart cashier. Ours are all surly. :)

I saw that you have the 13th Tale on your Shelfari thing...did you love it? I loved it. Any book where the main character is a book worm has got to be good. :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I dont venture out on black friday it gets so crazy. I am so glad you had such great luck. I found you blog because you visited mine, thanks. I will be returning. the punch recipe sounds good. I am starting to get into Bobby Flay but Paula is still my girl!!!


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