Mommy Katie: #Giveaway Black Friday Traditions Tips & Tricks ($100 Target Gift Card)

Monday, November 17, 2014

#Giveaway Black Friday Traditions Tips & Tricks ($100 Target Gift Card)


When I think of the holidays, I think of family and traditions. From the sharing of laughter, catching up on things since we are so far away from one another, and the yearly shopping that we look forward to. We not only enjoy sharing a great meal on Thanksgiving, but as with a lot of other families out there, we also have our yearly tradition of Black Friday shopping! This is a tradition that we partake in every year, and the planning of this tradition is one that we take very seriously. From the scouring of the ads, to marking the times and even the maps of the stores, so we can not only get our hands on those sales each year, but we can divide and conquer, and make the shopping experience a memorable one!

Over the years, we have always had someone watch the kids as we embark on our yearly tradition of lining up for those Black Friday sales, but this year is going to be a little different, a little more special than previous ones, because Estrella asked if she could join in on the fun! She has asked in previous years, but I had always thought of her being a little too young, and since this year will also be a first for a couple of her good friends, we decided to make it her first year of Black Friday shopping as well!!!

To get started, we have been looking the ads, looking for those sales and deals on the items that are on the tops of our shopping lists this year. Estrella has found the preparations to be a lot of fun, by going through the ads with us, then matching up ads to find the best deals and add those deals to our list of stops. On that list of must have items, we have not only certain toys that have made the list, but also those must have electronics and gaming systems, and one place that we are marking this year, as like previous years, will be Target!


Like many, we want to get our hands on the XBOX One, and after looking over the various ads for this years Black Friday, we did see that the price will be the same, but Target will have an extra incentive by offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of the XBOX One. Making Target our stop for a lot of great sales to be had, including the XBOX One!

Once we have our lists of the best deals and have found the stores where we will be going, we then go over the times on when they will be opening the doors and the times that the items we are after go on sale. This is something that I am currently teaching Estrella, since she was unaware of the time thing when it comes to those Black Friday sales.

Then, when those ads, times and maps have been made, we begin to get other preparations in place. Like looking up the weather for Black Friday, and ensuring we have the proper attire for the adventure. Along with the attire, I also like to make sure we have our own travel mugs filled and ready with a hot beverage of our choice, and since this will be a first year, with hopefully many more to come, for Estrella, we have added a travel mug just for her that she will be using this year! In all, making this year a year to remember when it comes to our tradition of Black Friday shopping!

So as you make your plans for the Black Friday shopping, be sure to get your ads ready, mark the stores, times and also be sure to dress properly and even bring a hot beverage to keep you warm while you await the sales! Also, to help with your shopping adventures this holiday season, the wonderful people from Target will be giving one of my amazing readers a $100 Target Gift Card!!!!







This post was sponsored by the wonderful people from Target and the PR group, all opinions are my own!
post signature

94 comments:

JLin Mei said...

a new TV

Janet W. said...

The Zoomer Dino Snaptail - Target Exclusive is on my must have list this year to get my grandson for Christmas!

Shelly Peterson said...

Some of the items on the kids lists are the Vtech InnoTab Max,an iPod, games and movies. I would love a new dish set and a SodaStream.

Em Ma said...

On my Christmas shopping list this year is a cabbage patch doll for my little one and an Eddie Bauer® Wingback Upholstered Rocker

618mom said...

An xbox 360.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I must get a keurig, I saw they were selling one for 139 plus target gift card back!

V Hubler said...

I must have t
Nikon Coolpix L330 20.2MP Digital Camera with 26X Optical Zoom - Black



$99

Sarah Hayes said...

I want to get my LO a skip hop backpack for xmas and a disney nightgown from target

Martha said...

Snow boots.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Our list includes the DVD "How To Train Your Dragon."

jbmthill said...

A laptop for my Mom and an ipad mini for myself! A watch for my husband.

like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

kellyr78 said...

The Frozen items such as the My Size Elsa doll are on my list this year.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Unknown said...

A kidizoom watch is on my list!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Lisa Brown said...

I have the Fieldcrest Luxury Duck Down Comforter on my list

Julie Wood said...

The Black Friday Deals at Target get me to want to buy a new vacuum, new 40 inch TV for $119 dollars. A new heater that is half off, and the great deals they are having on music and DVDS!

Michelle said...

On my must have list is movies, games, and pajamas for the kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter would love an endless curls Barbie. She keeps fixating on it.

Barbara Montag said...

On my list from Target - Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera & iPhone 16 GB.
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

Blog button http://barbaramontag.blogspot.com/

scottsgal said...

I would like a new big screen TV this Christmas for our bedroom

Carmen Van Deursen said...

Minecraft Legos for my son would be so awesome.

Kerry said...

The Marvel Disney Infinity 2.0

HS said...

A TV and a Keurig are on the list.

Natalie F said...

We need a camera, so a must have on our list this year from Target is the 'Samsung WB35F 16.2MP Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom - White '

Kayla said...

I really want to buy a lot of yoga gear from Target this year!

Sew What said...

New coats for the hubby and I. Possibly a video game for our oldest. Thankfully we finished shopping for your other kids already.

mita said...

Winter clothes.

Wanda McHenry said...

I definitely want the Canon SELPHY CP910 Compact Wireless Color Photo Printer and some new bath towel sets.

steve weber said...

I would really like the new iPhone.. also need some new dress pants.

Jackie said...

I would love to get a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker for my daughter. I did not realize Target sold them!
Thank you!

Kristen said...

A new camera, winter coat, socks & pajamas.

Colleen Maurina said...

On my must have list is toys and clothes for my 4 little grandchildren!

Kris said...

My daughter wants Monster High dolls

Jessamine Dungo said...

I want an iPad, Shopkins for my 3 year old, still thinking for hubby and Pokemon for my 6 year old. :)

Amanda Sakovitz said...

A keurig definitely is!

Stevie said...

My list actually includes razors, earrings, and bath products haha Nothing fun but totally necessary!

Deb Jackson said...

My list includes jeans, socks and a new mixer.

Michele P. said...

I am needing a new blu-ray player, and like the Sony Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi that they currently have.

Courtney B said...

I need a new sweater, shoes for the kids and new shoes for everyone!

Thomas Murphy said...

I want an ipad.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Skylanders Trap Force is on my list!

Kfloveinme said...

I love the Sugar Paper 2015 Daily Planner! Its so cute and would be great to keep my goals in checks.

Taylor Russell said...

Clothes for sure are much needed!

Eileen Richter said...

We are looking for Lego Blocks, a Nerf Bow, 1D new CD, lots of make up and clothes, Hunting gear, a tanning sprayer, bedding, and camera.

Becca said...

I would love some yoga accessories for home like a foam block and a strap! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

cjabdelnour said...

A Shark vacuum and a new big crock pot are on my list. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Tammy S said...

One of the items on my must have list at Target is a Xbox One. My son has been talking about getting one all year. I hope Santa come through for him.

katie smith said...

I love the snowflake sheets!

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

A flat screen tv is on my list!

CindyWindy2003 said...

button on blog cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com.

Jessica H said...

I really want to get my oldest son a tricycle and get an infantino baby food pouch maker to make homemade baby food for my new little one!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I would love to get winter clothes for the family and a keurig for my parents!

Literary Winner said...

Both of my kids want Chatter Pals and my son wants a Mip.

maggie at literary winner dot com

Tina said...

i have gopro 3 on my list

Kayla said...

Barbie Camper and Dreamhouse

Tj and Amy said...

MY daughter wants a mermaid tail and a laminator and my son wants a train table.

Priscilla S. said...

Clothes, earrings and a Bissell vacuum are on my list.

Michelle said...

I have your button: http://www.michellechappellphotography.blogspot.com/

latanya t said...

anything teenage mutant ninja turtle related and a vacuum

latanya t said...

blog button sweetumsblogsc.blogspot.com

AndreaH said...

My must-have list has a KitchenAid Mixer on it as well as the Bissell CleanView Pet Rewind Vacuum.

Ashley said...

A new vacuum is on my must list!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

A Keurig and various video games for my kids.

Era Light said...

i posted the blog button here -----> http://eralight555.blogspot.com/2014/11/httpwwwmommykatiecom.html

Jennifer Cervantes said...

My older kids want an iPod and my younger ones want anything frozen and little mermaid.

Kari Crum said...

My oldest son would like a GOPRO camera. I'm watching for a good deal on that. And, my youngest son wants the Beats Pill speaker.

Jillian T said...

Winter sweaters are on my list.

Justin Faber said...

Doorbusters and probably some diapers.

HappyEnchilada said...

A Playstation 4 for my boys!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

Curtains and sheets are on my list for this year.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I added your blog button: http://itsrainingmrsgroening.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

A camera, the new Amy Poehler book, some Funko toys and perfume!

nancy chipriano said...

On my Must-Have list is the Samsung 50" 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV. We really could use a new one now that our basement is refinished.

Randi said...

Nothing for me...but my son's list is all about the Legos!

Elena G said...

I have a juicer and a dutch oven on my list. Target has a wide range of them to choose from.

Keara B. said...

We're hoping to get a great deal on a new TV for the family.

molliekatie said...

This year I lost 45lbs. (yay!!), so my must-have list is mostly clothing in smaller sizes: a new fall/winter-weight jacket, leggings, and pajamas.

Esperanza Garcia said...

Holy Cow! I like that forty inch tv for one nineteen! That is on my list for sure guys!

Esperanza Garcia said...

http://nishhomeschool.blogspot.com/ find your cute little button on my blog! :D

shelly said...

My daughter wants an Elsa doll

Cheryl said...

Nothing really, but I am collecting toys and clothing for kids in need for Christmas so that is what is on my personal wish list.

Sarah Hall said...

I need to get toys for my grandsons for Christmas.

Elizabeth Owens said...

A new TV is on the grownup's wishlist and a new Xbox is on the kid's list.

leanne_mac said...

Star wars Lego

Susan Christy said...

Laptop, wireless printer and clothes.

Katie Heath said...

I would love to get a vacuum and some new clothes!

Courtnie Miller said...

I'd like an HDTV and an iPad!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I have a Keurig 2.0 and a laptop on my list this year.

Breanne said...

Xbox One

LAMusing said...

I really would love a camera!

Melanie Montgomery said...

My husband wants an XBOX ONE

Vin said...

I would love a Blu Ray player

luckynordberg said...

There's not a lot on the list. A North Face Jacket is probably the top of it.

dawn keenan said...

A new toaster and a YoNanas machine are on my list this year.