Have you been out shopping?

by Janice

I guess it is because I am Canadian.

And because the last thing I would want to do after cooking and feasting would be to wake up at 4am the next day to battle crowds of frantic shoppers in search of the greatest deals. I hate both mornings and crowds on the best of days.

So, I can’t understand Black Friday. It is a mystery to me.

I have never touched my toe on a mall floor on Boxing Day either. Logically, I see the appeal of these shopping days. Save money. Makes sense. But oh the agony. Shopping is so exhausting. The day after a holiday feast, I want to sleep and laze around the house, trying out new toys while eating leftover pumpkin pie all.day.long.

But today I envied the sales opportunities open to you Americans. I wanted those 50% off deals. I wanted my Christmas list to be on sale – on a really, really big sale.

So I am going to join you — a little late to the party, but I am going to go shopping this weekend… online of course!

As store owners of www.pedalcarsandretro.com and www.a-rocking-horse-to-love.com, we are in our busiest season. So, I hardly have time to drive across the US border in hunt for sales, let alone even head to my local Canadian mall to shop.

But oh life is good because of the internet!! With a computer and a credit card, I can join the shopping throngs from the cozy comfort of my home.

So – I am heading online to shop and see if I can find some of those really great deals myself.

What about you? Did you hit the sales on Friday?
Did you power up on caffeine and hit the brick and mortar stores at 5am or did you bring your mug of steaming coffee to your computer and click your way through the online sales?

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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