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Nov 19 2012
5 years ago
4:16 PM MDT

Black Friday: A Couponer’s Dream or A Couponer’s Nightmare (What Do YOU Think?!)

Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:16 PM MDT
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As you probably know, Black Friday is almost upon us (yikes!). And with Black Friday comes some controversy as many stores are planning to open their doors on Thanksgiving day (several stores did this last year as well). Instead of waiting until the wee hours of Friday morning (as was the case in many year’s past), retailers like Target, Toys R Us and Walmart are opening their doors on Thanksgiving evening. To see more of the Black Friday craziness, check out this video here which details how hardcore shoppers are already lining up for Black Friday. So crazy!

Now some would argue that having access to the awesome Black Friday sales earlier than normal is a couponer’s dream, while others may argue that all this retail craziness is taking away from family time and the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Check out more about this debate in the US News article found here entitled “Black Friday Backlash: Retailers Take Heat From Employees Over Thanksgiving Hours.”

On a personal note, I have never been a fan of Black Friday (I much prefer Cyber Monday where I can snag incredible deals from the comfort of my own home ~ in my PJ’s 😀 ). I would rather spend the entire Thanksgiving day with my family eating good food, playing games, and just enjoying one another.

I have absolutely no desire to wait in line for hours fighting with other shoppers only to find out the deal that I was waiting for is sold out or maybe is not even that great of a deal after all. However, this is just my take on Black Friday and I am sure that many of you may disagree. With that being said, I would love to have you share your thoughts and opinions on this topic…

“Is Black Friday a Couponer’s Dream or a Couponer’s Nightmare?!”

If you are planning to brave the stores on Black Friday, be sure to go here to check out my Top 12 Black Friday Shopping Tips! And be sure to click here to browse through all the Black Friday deals that have been posted thus far.

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