Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
No Black Friday Shopping, anyone else refrain? >

No Black Friday Shopping, anyone else refrain?

No Black Friday Shopping, anyone else refrain?

Old 11-30-2019, 06:20 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Beiseker, Ab Canada
Posts: 491
Default

My local LQS had their first Black Friday sale yesterday. It was buy 2 meters, get 1 free. I have three quilt projects lined up for when I finish the quilt I'm currently working on. I have one fabric for 1 and I decided I want to make a disappearing 4 patch in two colours, so I needed a second fabric for that, plus some fireside fleece for the back. Also I picked up a couple of Christmas panels and I want to try a sort of attic window with one so needed some brown for the window frames. All totaled it came to $123.00 and I had 9 meters of fabric.
Tish05 is offline  
Old 11-30-2019, 06:20 PM
  #22  
Power Poster
 
SusieQOH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 12,046
Default

Tothill, Me too. Each Christmas season my husband and I go to the mall, usually just once, for the fun of it. We buy some gifts and then have dinner at a nice restaurant. It's always fun and I do like seeing the decorations and people strolling around.
SusieQOH is offline  
Old 11-30-2019, 06:45 PM
  #23  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,427
Default

Years ago with small grandkids to buy for, DH would drive me to stores on Black Friday but now they get money so that’s over. Stores that get all the traffic are on other side of town so quiet where we live.

I did drive to a consignment store in our area as they had 50% off & found 6 cardigan sweaters for DD who says she’s cold at work & needed some. Just 2 other shoppers in there. We’ll go downtown some Saturday for lunch & walk around.

Someone put it this way: people go out & trample each other for “stuff” on the day after we express thanks for what we have. Go figure !
tranum is offline  
Old 11-30-2019, 07:40 PM
  #24  
Senior Member
 
kristijoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: California
Posts: 619
Default

I bought a ticket to a homeschool conference (was planning on attending anyway) and a American History magazine subscription for my son. Nothing outrageous. And I did it all online!

I looked for other homeschool curriculum sales, but didn't find anything I needed to purchase just yet.
kristijoy is offline  
Old 11-30-2019, 07:41 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
kristijoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: California
Posts: 619
Default

Originally Posted by SueZQ from MN View Post
I worked in retail for over 20 years and there isn't any bargain good enough to get me to go out on black Friday, the day after Christmas, or any of the Sats. after Thanksgiving!! Not even the $2.50/yd. truckload "specials" they brought in at the lqs will lure me in. If you watch the ads, almost all of the great "bargains" from this weekend will be on sale again sometime before Christmas. I'm not a Grinch or a scrooge, I just won't fight those crazy crowds for "while quantities last" items.
I worked in retail for many years too. Kind-of jaded my opinion about shopping! LOL!
kristijoy is offline  
Old 11-30-2019, 10:41 PM
  #26  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver Island, Beautiful BC
Posts: 2,071
Default

Originally Posted by Tish05 View Post
My local LQS had their first Black Friday sale yesterday. It was buy 2 meters, get 1 free. I have three quilt projects lined up for when I finish the quilt I'm currently working on. I have one fabric for 1 and I decided I want to make a disappearing 4 patch in two colours, so I needed a second fabric for that, plus some fireside fleece for the back. Also I picked up a couple of Christmas panels and I want to try a sort of attic window with one so needed some brown for the window frames. All totaled it came to $123.00 and I had 9 meters of fabric.
I was in Beiseker for the Parade this year. My sister in law has Ancora Decor. Marnie sent me down to the quilt shop. I was in there twice that day and she had 25% off almost everything. I did not realize the sale at first and had to go back for more. You are lucky to have such a lovely quilt shop in your small town. I will go there again next year when I go back to visit family.
Tothill is offline  
Old 12-01-2019, 03:30 AM
  #27  
Super Member
 
WMUTeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 4,256
Default

No shopping for me except a birthday gift of season tickets for a local choir. No discount beyond the senior discount normally given. Black Friday was "quilt 'til your fingers hurt day".
WMUTeach is offline  
Old 12-01-2019, 04:55 AM
  #28  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 2,604
Default

I purchased the new Missouri Star Hexie template for $2.50... being the big spender that I am.
lindaschipper is offline  
Old 12-01-2019, 05:32 AM
  #29  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yorkville, IL
Posts: 7,410
Default

My grandchildren are older now so I give them money. My great grandson is 3 and I am still not sure what to do for him. He has a lot of toys so he may get money too. I am not a serious shopper anymore. I miss NYC and all the beautiful stores. I went into Macy’s in Naperville and it was a mess. This time of year I really extra miss my husband. We always took a Friday off work and shopped all weekend, saw the tree in Rockefeller Center, ate at special restaurants,etc. lots of wonderful memories. I only give gifts to the grandchildren..we all agree we want nothing so we donate. Christmas is more like a glittery Thanksgiving now.
luvstoquilt is offline  
Old 12-01-2019, 06:50 AM
  #30  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wis
Posts: 5,610
Default

No shopping - I thought about it though. And I’ve been getting tons of emails about specials. Who knows what happens in the next 2 days!
Doggramma is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sandy l
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
41
12-01-2015 12:05 PM
Sandygirl
Main
9
11-30-2013 04:19 PM
B. Louise
Pictures
9
10-29-2011 03:18 PM
jodimarie
Main
76
12-04-2010 07:47 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.