Friday, November 28, 2008

You will NOT believe this! Our Black Friday adventure....

Retail Value $720.00
Out of Pocket $52.00
Today of course is black Friday and John looked at all of the deals and found the the first 100 people at Sports Authority get a scratch off bonus bucks card. They are mostly $10 but there are some of higher value and the big kahuna of $300. You have to use them today and you cant combine them. They had these great Coleman sleeping bags (reg price $30) on sale for $9. I told John if he made me a bed in the van that I would go with him to get a second card. He took all the seats out of the van and piled it high with a mattress, pillows, and blankets for me. We drove up to Cedar City at 2:15 am and arrived in the parking lot at 3:00. We were the only ones there so I laid down in my comfy bed and slept.

People started arriving around 4:00. John got in line around 4:15. He called me in the car at 4:50 and I got out and got in line. They opened at 5:00 and as we entered they gave us our scratch cards and we furiously started scratching as I was running to the bathroom. I saw 3 numbers on mine and my heart jumped...could I really have got a card worth $100 or more. Yes....two zeros as my heart is speeding up and I'm scratching furiously. $300!!!! I didn't know what to do so I just looked at John and turned my card to him and he froze and stared! We speechlessly parted ways grinning ear to ear, me to the bathroom and him to grab sleeping bags because that was the plan, 2 sleeping bags.

We met up and just looked at each other...Of course we had fantasied about what to do with $300 but we hadn't really given it any real thought because come on, the chances of that were slim. Suddenly here I was holding our very own golden ticket. Laughing and with wide eyes John asked, what the heck do we get? BIKES was all I could think of. We ran to the bike section just in time to get two sweet mountain bikes (reg price per bike $329) on sale for $169. We have wanted bikes for a while but its always one of those things that never makes the budget. We grabbed them up and headed to the check out with our two new sweet bikes and 2 sweet sleeping bags....I'm suddenly a huge believer in black Friday!

The only drawback was they only had 1 girl bike and someone had just got it so we bought two boy bikes and I'm going to throw one of them on Craig's list and see if we can sell it and then get a girly bike for me and carrier for the kiddos so that we can bike all over this summer!

I'm so excited! Its seems to surreal!

6 comments:

Shannon said...

Wow!!! You are lucky!! Wanna be MY friend?? Congratulations, that's awesome...kind of hard to believe when something like that happens!

Charis said...

Nothing like a GREAT deal ;-) Your 2:15 am venture was definitely worth it!!!! Hope you make a great sale in Craigslist.

Mark and/or Lisa said...

I can't believe that! I heard that story this weekend and was amazed...albeit a bit concerned as I also heard fuzzy details about someone getting trampled to death in one of these black friday stampedes so I was hoping John wasn't the perpetrator.

I gave your kids big fat hugs this weekend for you...they were very sweet....Davis just randomly tackled me the kissed me on the cheek

The Hamlin Family said...

Congrats on the bikes!!! That's awesome. I actually won some new bikes a couple months ago...in a drawing. It's pretty crazy winning something that you totally don't expect. Sounds like you guys put a lot of effort into getting up to Cedar to shop...so I'm glad you won the extra money to spend!!! I hope you are doing well!!! I'm happy to hear that your little one is still growing inside you.

Annie said...

What a good deal!

Sara said...

Oh my gosh score! My Black Friday was good, but not nearly that good!