#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!!!!

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

  1. JLin Mei
    November 18, 2014 / 4:57 am

    a new TV

  2. Janet W.
    November 18, 2014 / 9:59 am

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

  3. Shelly Peterson
    November 18, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    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.

  4. Em Ma
    November 18, 2014 / 12:47 pm

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

  5. 618mom
    November 18, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    An xbox 360.

  6. CindyWindy2003
    November 18, 2014 / 1:34 pm

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

  7. V Hubler
    November 18, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I must have tNikon Coolpix L330 20.2MP Digital Camera with 26X Optical Zoom – Black $99

  8. Sarah Hayes
    November 18, 2014 / 3:03 pm

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

  9. Martha
    November 18, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Snow boots.

  10. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres
    November 18, 2014 / 3:55 pm

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

  11. kellyr78
    November 18, 2014 / 4:20 pm

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

  12. Unknown
    November 18, 2014 / 4:28 pm

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

  13. Lisa Brown
    November 18, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    I have the Fieldcrest Luxury Duck Down Comforter on my list

  14. Julie Wood
    November 18, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    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!

  15. Michelle
    November 18, 2014 / 5:24 pm

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

  16. Mami2jcn
    November 18, 2014 / 5:27 pm

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

  17. Barbara Montag
    November 18, 2014 / 5:29 pm

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

  18. scottsgal
    November 18, 2014 / 6:39 pm

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

  19. Carmen Van Deursen
    November 18, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Minecraft Legos for my son would be so awesome.

  20. Kerry
    November 18, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    The Marvel Disney Infinity 2.0

  21. HS
    November 18, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    A TV and a Keurig are on the list.

  22. Natalie F
    November 18, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    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 '

  23. Kayla
    November 18, 2014 / 8:25 pm

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

  24. Sew What
    November 18, 2014 / 8:38 pm

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

  25. mita
    November 18, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Winter clothes.

  26. Wanda McHenry
    November 18, 2014 / 10:53 pm

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

  27. steve weber
    November 18, 2014 / 11:20 pm

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

  28. Jackie
    November 18, 2014 / 11:42 pm

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

  29. Kristen
    November 19, 2014 / 12:56 am

    A new camera, winter coat, socks & pajamas.

  30. Colleen Maurina
    November 19, 2014 / 1:07 am

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

  31. Kris
    November 19, 2014 / 1:14 am

    My daughter wants Monster High dolls

  32. Jessamine Dungo
    November 19, 2014 / 1:21 am

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

  33. Anonymous
    November 19, 2014 / 1:23 am

    A keurig definitely is!

  34. Stevie
    November 19, 2014 / 1:27 am

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

  35. Deb Jackson
    November 19, 2014 / 1:32 am

    My list includes jeans, socks and a new mixer.

  36. Michele P.
    November 19, 2014 / 2:01 am

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

  37. Courtney B
    November 19, 2014 / 2:50 am

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

  38. Thomas Murphy
    November 19, 2014 / 2:53 am

    I want an ipad. rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  39. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    November 19, 2014 / 2:54 am

    Skylanders Trap Force is on my list!

  40. Kfloveinme
    November 19, 2014 / 3:00 am

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

  41. Taylor Russell
    November 19, 2014 / 3:12 am

    Clothes for sure are much needed!

  42. Eileen Richter
    November 19, 2014 / 5:02 am

    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.

  43. Becca
    November 19, 2014 / 5:41 am

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

  44. cjabdelnour
    November 19, 2014 / 6:14 am

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

  45. Tammy S
    November 19, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    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.

  46. katie smith
    November 19, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    I love the snowflake sheets!

  47. sonyamorris (Sonya Morris)
    November 19, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    A flat screen tv is on my list!

  48. CindyWindy2003
    November 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

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  49. Jessica H
    November 19, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    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!

  50. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    November 19, 2014 / 4:09 pm

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

  51. Literary Winner
    November 19, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Both of my kids want Chatter Pals and my son wants a Mip.maggie at literary winner dot com

  52. Tina
    November 19, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    i have gopro 3 on my list

  53. Kayla
    November 20, 2014 / 3:05 am

    Barbie Camper and Dreamhouse

  54. Tj and Amy
    November 20, 2014 / 5:50 am

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

  55. Priscilla S.
    November 20, 2014 / 8:26 am

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

  56. latanya t
    November 20, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    anything teenage mutant ninja turtle related and a vacuum

  57. latanya t
    November 20, 2014 / 1:39 pm

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  58. AndreaH
    November 20, 2014 / 3:16 pm

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

  59. Ashley
    November 20, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    A new vacuum is on my must list!demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. Andrea
    November 20, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    A Keurig and various video games for my kids.

  61. Jennifer Cervantes
    November 20, 2014 / 8:35 pm

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

  62. Kari Crum
    November 20, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    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.

  63. Jillian T
    November 21, 2014 / 1:28 am

    Winter sweaters are on my list.

  64. Justin Faber
    November 21, 2014 / 3:40 am

    Doorbusters and probably some diapers.

  65. HappyEnchilada
    November 21, 2014 / 10:11 am

    A Playstation 4 for my boys!

  66. Fiddlin' Dandi
    November 21, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Curtains and sheets are on my list for this year.

  67. Kim
    November 21, 2014 / 2:25 pm

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

  68. nancy chipriano
    November 21, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    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.

  69. Randi
    November 21, 2014 / 6:52 pm

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

  70. Elena G
    November 21, 2014 / 7:11 pm

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

  71. Keara B.
    November 22, 2014 / 5:09 am

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

  72. molliekatie
    November 22, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    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.

  73. Esperanza Garcia
    November 22, 2014 / 2:12 pm

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

  74. shelly
    November 22, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    My daughter wants an Elsa doll

  75. Cheryl
    November 22, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    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.

  76. Sarah Hall
    November 22, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I need to get toys for my grandsons for Christmas.

  77. Elizabeth Owens
    November 23, 2014 / 1:08 pm

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

  78. leanne_mac
    November 23, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Star wars Lego

  79. Susan Christy
    November 24, 2014 / 12:00 am

    Laptop, wireless printer and clothes.

  80. Katie Heath
    November 24, 2014 / 12:10 am

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

  81. Courtnie Miller
    November 24, 2014 / 1:17 am

    I'd like an HDTV and an iPad!

  82. Wild N Mild $$$
    November 24, 2014 / 1:05 pm

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

  83. Breanne
    November 24, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Xbox One

  84. LAMusing
    November 25, 2014 / 2:10 am

    I really would love a camera!

  85. Melanie Montgomery
    November 25, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    My husband wants an XBOX ONE

  86. Vin
    November 25, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I would love a Blu Ray player

  87. luckynordberg
    November 25, 2014 / 11:25 pm

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

  88. dawn keenan
    November 26, 2014 / 2:44 am

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

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