What Kind of Black Friday Shopper Are You?

Black Friday

Are you going Black Friday shopping this year?

If so, what kind of Black Friday shopper are you?

Office Depot created the fun infographic survey to the left for you to find out!

I was told that I am “The Newbie” Black Friday shopper, which — while my answers may lead to that — is not exactly true. Hudson and I have braved the Black Friday crowds together for the last 8+ years!

Remember “back in the day” when the stores opened at 6AM on Friday instead of 6PM (or earlier) on Thursday? Hudson and I would wake up at 3AM after staying up until midnight and camp out with tons of layers, blankets, hand warmers, and hot chocolate.

To me, Black Friday shopping is more so about the experience than the deals. Which is probably why the infographic said I am a newbie. I don’t have all the stores mapped out, and I don’t even have a price comparison app. I just go for the thrill of it!

The great thing about Office Depot is that you can go for the thrill of Black Friday AND still get great deals. They have made everything easy to view ahead of time on their “deal center” site and the prices are their lowest ever.

And in addition to Black Friday deals, they also have great Cyber Monday deals so that if you don’t want to brave the crowds, you can enjoy shopping online from the comfort of your pajamas :)

What’s your strategy for Black Friday shopping this year?

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I may or may not have already had three Thanksgiving meals…

One was a “Friendsgiving” with some of our closest Maryland friends. We dressed up all fancy and had some tasty food. Another was at Whole Foods, for bloggers to sample their Thanksgiving menu…and let me tell you, everything was delicious! And the last one was a dinner with the international students at our church…Hudson and I made friends from Korea, Mexico, and more!

In addition to the Thanksgiving meals during the week, we’ve also been traveling (as usual) on the weekends. Last weekend, we went to Pittsburgh for a marriage conference – which I highly recommend going to, by the way! It was such a great time for us to relax, spend time together, and renew our purpose for marriage.

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