Alternatives to Black Friday Shopping
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s also almost Black Friday. The incredibly low prices can be tempting, but if you’re not up for the pushing, shoving and fighting, you’ve got other options. Check out these Black Friday alternatives.
Extend your Celebration
Since Black Friday technically starts on Thanksgiving, why cut your holiday short? Instead of rushing out to fight crowds for good prices, spend your evening doing something you can’t put a price on, spending time with your family.
Whether that means you kids and pets or you aunt, uncle, cousins and grandparents is up to you, but take advantage of the time you have together.
Enjoy a night of staying in, playing games, telling stories and having fun! This is far more valuable that any of this year’s top electronics, anyway.
Prepare for Cyber Monday
If you’re a bargain hunter and the sales are calling your name, you can get great deals without even leaving your home.
On Cyber Monday, the Monday immediately after Black Friday, many retailers offer similar deals to those available in-store on Friday. Some of them even offer their deals early, so you can claim them on Black Friday, from your couch, in your pajamas with a glass of wine in hand.
Get into the Holiday Spirit
After Thanksgiving, it’s officially the Christmas season, so use this time to enjoy it. The next time everyone is home, you’ll likely be preoccupied with parties and presents, so focus on the little, fun things that the Christmas season has to offer.
Put on a favorite Christmas movie or read a Christmas story. Make a gingerbread house. If you haven’t done it already, this is prime tree-decorating time.
You can decorate the rest of your house, too. You've already had your turkey, so why not go ham?
Make a List and Check it Twice
You’ve made it through Thanksgiving, so I’m sure you’ve crossed at least a few big things off of your to-do list. Once the chaos from this holiday dies down, it’s a great time to get ready for the next one.
Check your calendar and make sure that your holiday festivities don’t overlap. Take a quick inventory of who you’ve got presents for and who you should still be shopping for.
If you have more shopping to do, list where to go and what you need. Although this isn’t necessarily the most fun thing to do, you’ll feel a lot better once it’s done.
So you’ve decided not to go Black Friday shopping. Great! Who says you’ve got to find an alternative? After a long day of tolerating your relatives, cooking and doing dishes, you’re probably ready to turn in early and enjoy a long, relaxing weekend. Go for it!
After all the hard work that you put into Thanksgiving, you deserve the break. And a piece of pie. Is there any pie left? Get some seconds. You’ve earned them.
You can watch your favorite show on tv or binge on Netflix. The choice is yours. Put Frankie's words into practice. Relax.