Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop Nov 23rd ONLY ~ WIN a $10 GC

While the rest of the US is out handling the crowds, fighting for their holiday gifts, some of us like to stay in, shop online, or just ignore Black Friday all to together.
This year, join us in our second annual Black Friday Blog Hop!
 It's a ONE DAY hop where we're giving away prizes, talking about books we love, and most likely eating left over turkey. :-)
I used to LOVE going out on Black Friday ~ my friend Denise & I would start at around 5ish and start hitting the best deals we'd picked out, but in the last few years as out kids have gotten a little older and the picking have gotten a little slimer, we've gotten so we stay in later and hit the computers ~ Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart for the best online deals.  And last year we had WAY better luck online than most of our friends who DID
brave the craze out there in the wild! 
I remember the stores used to give out great incentives to get you to come to their stores ~ Target used to give out the BEST little gift bags, w/ samples & coupons, and JC Penny used to give out snow globes, & Victoria's Secret still gives out a great bag, but OMG, people start lining up the night before.  I'm not doing that.  It's not worth a $10 freebie to me, lol.  I just want to find super deals on the things that I want to gift for Christmas ~
 and maybe something for myself!!

What about you? 
What draws you out into the craziness of Black Friday, or will anything this year?
Any particular item you're searching for a deal on? 
Maybe we can help you find it!! 
Just follow & comment here ~
I'll give away a $10 Amazon GC to one
lucky an go buy yourself a
book to help ease the stress!! 
Be sure to leave your email addy in the comment!
Be sure to check out ALL the blogs in the Hop ~
Lots of great prizes out there, but it's TODAY ONLY!! 

 AND Be sure to visit ALL the blogs on the Hop today ~
AWESOME Prizes, including a GRAND Prize!!


Now what are those prizes?


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!


  1. shopping on black friday? Online only for me!! They are freaking crazzzzzzyyy!!!
    Great Giveaway!!

  2. I hate the crowds so I'm thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  3. There's no way I'm braving those crowds when I can lie around in my pajamas, eating pie and shopping online instead.


  4. I prefer shopping online (I'm a international reader ^_^) we do have our own version of the Black Friday only it lasts three days. But I don't like the pushing and grabbing.

  5. No Black Friday for me. My family and I put the Christmas tree up :)

  6. I live out of the US so I shop online. Much easier, if you ask me!

    melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

  7. I went to a shopping center today, but only to watch a movie there. I've already got the presents.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. oh ,I hate the crowds, no shopping for me :D

  9. I love a good deal, but I hate huge crowds and crazy drivers so no Black Friday for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  10. no- I'm actually almost completed with the shopping - and I did it all online. I despise crowds
    Thanks for participating!!
    glhince (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!


  12. No Black Friday craziness for me. Online shopping it is!


  13. No shopping for me today :) I'm gonna read all day! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

  15. I'm following you via GFC (angelacisco79) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. I didn't go shopping today. Nothing particular I am looking for so that is good! I follow via GFC as Tanya my1lulabug at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  17. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  18. Oh no, there was no way I was going out in this mess of crowds. lol

  19. No black Friday shopping for me....Too many people *shudders*
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. I won't get near a store today!


  21. My friend Robbin and I used to start out around 5AM too and make our way through the stores on our list. Got some great buys but I can't fight the crowds (and especially the parking lots!) anymore. I dragged my husband one year but never got him out again. I'm happy to stay in today and online shop.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!


  22. We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.

  23. I am avoiding all stores today. I love to shop but not today. lol.


  24. I wouldn't venture out there ever...!

  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  26. Online shopping for me. Alot safer and you don’t have to deal with rude people and getting pushed and shoved. Thanks for the blog hop and all the fun!!!!!

  27. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  28. I skipped Black Friday shopping this year. No $$$ = no shopping.
    GFC Follow
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  29. I used to be a Black Friday shopper, now I prefer to stay inside and write. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  30. A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it's not for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Not much could really tempt me to brave the crowds and drama.


  32. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  33. My kids toys draw me out! Lol. I usually go to Toys R Us for my little one and all of the other children under 10 that I buy for every year. :)
    I was looking for a computer for my teen, but I was not about to go out at 5am when I didn't get much sleep the night before due to having a cold. Oh, well, I will just have to hope for another deal.
    I like how the stores seem to be getting this organization thing under control though.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at

  34. NO mad sales for me thank you.

    GFC: Mary Preston


  35. I totally agree with you and although I still go Black Friday shopping online, I still go out too! It's a tradition for my family and we try to make it a little fun and try not to let the crowds or rude people get to us. I also practice being extra nice to those that have to work on that day and sometimes it works in my favor... like this year I got to speaking with an associate about the madness still going on and instead of just 1 gift bag she gave me 2! Black Friday has taught me something though... patience:)

  36. Last year after 37 years of wondering what the awe was of Black Friday I decided to go. I was not impressed (at all). I am very fortunate not to have a huge family to shop for so the savings for me just isn't worth all of the crowds, traffic, and lack of sleep. I spent today inside warm, having fun on this hop, and with fresh coffee all day.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

  37. I don't shop on Black Friday to many people
    crystaley73 at yhaoo dot com

  38. when I was younger I enjoyed Black Friday, but now I want nothing to do with it. Before I would go shopping with my sister and that made it special. She's gone now though so I stay home and shop online.

    charraddon (at) pobox (dot) com

  39. I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, no blood or bruising) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.


  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I just looked at some onlnie deals.


  41. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  42. Thank you!

  43. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  45. I do most of my shopping online. I never venture out on these "mega" days. Too many rude people! It takes all the meaning out of Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G

  46. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! Thanks for the hop!

  47. There is no way I would go to the stores today. I just stayed in and bought a season of my favorite show when it went on sale on Amazon lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  48. Luckily most of my relatives are old enough that they appreciate cash and gift cards so I really don't have to go out for Black Friday shopping....I did it one year and that was more than enough for crazy!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  49. I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
    No BF shopping for

  50. I did some online shopping (did venture out once & did my weekly grocery shopping-took the bill from $279 down to $151)

    Hope you had wonderful and safe holiday


  51. I do some Black Friday shopping, but I'm more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping.... how can you go wrong!

  52. I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. I love the hustle and bustle so I would go out even if there wasn't anything I really wanted. This year it was the Bluray and DVD deals that were of interest to me.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  54. Thanks for the hop stop!

    melhalp at

  55. I bought some small things today, both online & in store. I don't do five hour + lines...

    Christine, isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  56. I did some holiday shopping today, but the crowds were a bit much. I'd probably stay home if my crazed bargain hunter family hadn't insisted we go out! But we did have fun and I got a few good deals. Looking forward to cyber monday and shopping in my pjs!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  57. Honestly I was tempted but I didn't go. Rather do Cyber Monday in the comforts of my home.



  58. I shop from home, I have a hard time dealing with rude people and lines. Makes me what to start drop kicking people (just the rude ones). Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  59. I'm not a big fan of Black Friday, but we did go out this morning for a couple of specific things and got them...and NO LINES!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  60. I don't go out on Black Friday, but I do order online. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marlene Breakfield

  61. I love Black Friday for my kids. For the past 12 years I've been braving the crowds. For myself, though,I just want books.


  62. Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ I love BF shopping on and offline! Got all my big ticket items out of the way last night and this morning so now it's time to just relax and hop!
    GFC Follower: Misha
    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  63. I don't go black friday shopping.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  64. I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  65. Awesome giveaway.
    GFC- Krysta Banco


  66. Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    GFC: Melissa / Mel Bourn

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  67. I need to learn how to do Black Friday online, I can not wake up early enough to do much after thanksgiving.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    Dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  68. I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    fancie @ live. com

  69. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! ;)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  70. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  71. White sale. Mattress pad, pillows and blanket all for me. Lol
    Only took 1/2 hr before work.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Lorimeehan 1 @

  72. The WINNER is ~~ Charlene Raddon ~~ charraddon (at) pobox (dot) com
    Charlene, let me know if this the email you'd like your GC sent to!

    Thanks, everyone, for sharing your BF thoughts & experiences! I used to love it, too, but now safely stay at home from computer!