Last week we talked all about how to build good credit from having both no credit and bad credit.
SO, naturally, now we are going to talk about how Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner! This is a day where people both spend and save a ton of money on their holiday shopping.
Black Friday used to just be on one day… Friday – the Friday after Thanksgiving to be specific. However, that soon became not soon enough for many stores and consumers, and now Black “Friday” often begins in stores on Thursday night, the night of Thanksgiving!
Black Friday signifies the first day of the traditional Christmas shopping season in the United States and is a day that stores offer up special discounted deals in order to sell more merchandise. This day has caused much pandemonium in the past with deals too good to be true. People go as far as to camp outside of stores and wait in massive lines that extend around store corners just so they can get into the store first and grab all the Black Friday gifts they’ve eyed in the sales catalog.
The event has caused chaos to the point where there are mobs of people all pushing to get into the store first causing shoving and injuries that land people in the ER! When it comes to sales, people do not mess around! Once that half-priced 60” TV is gone, it’s gone, so one can understand the urgency to grab yours before they’ve all been taken.
This Holiday shopping extravaganza has now been extended past Black Friday too! Perhaps becoming just as big as Black Friday, if not bigger, is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving promoted by online retailers who sell their merchandise at exceptional discounts comparable to Black Friday deals. The best part about Cyber Monday is all your shopping is done online, so you don’t even need to leave your home!
When researching what some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals were going to be this year, it seemed as though the best deals will be taking place at affordable retail stores like Walmart and Target. Big screen TVs, tablets, phones, smart watches, video game consoles, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, laptops, smart watches, and more. Nearly anything technological you could name seems to be being sold at an incredible discount this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So, whether you normally partake in these days as part of your holiday season or not, it might be worth taking a look at the sales ads.
All that being said, it is good to remember, and remind ourselves, that this holiday season isn’t about buying new toys and receiving all the things on our Christmas lists. The true meaning of the holidays is to give and give thanks. To be with loved ones and friends, and tell them how much we care for them. To be thankful for all that we have and are blessed with, not focus on what more we can attain. We pray your holiday season is filled with good food, good conversation filled with laughter and joy, and good time spent with those you cherish most.
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday hunting!