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I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving. I went over to Central Park and watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from inside the park. It’s a tradition that I love doing. Plus, the weather yesterday (and even today) was incredible! I missed Hello Kitty, but I got to see one of my favorite floats – Snoopy and Woodstock!
In lieu of the traditional turkey dinner, I went out to an Indian Restaurant downtown last night. I love this place – it’s a hoot, has good inexpensive food, and it’s BYOB! Dinner was delicious!
As I sit here at work (yes, I am at work today), the emails flashing “black friday” are coming at me fast and furious. It is making me nervous, like I need something to calm down. I love shopping and I love sales, but …. this is lunacy. I need a valium. Are you shopping today? Have you visited the stores (and, if so, did you survive?) or shopping online? Are you seeing any fabulous deals? What am I missing? Oh, feel free to share please – I get vicarious pleasure from your bargains. Are those deals in the manufactured spend arena, travel arena, or just “I want it and I don’t care” arena? Are there any travel deals? Remember the mistake fare from last Christmas day?
Here’s all I bought today. A Glossybox deal from Gilt. When I logged on, I found out I had a $25 credit from a prior MastercardPass deal, and there was 25% off code on top of that (Blackout25). On top of that I had a $50 egift card I’d bought months ago on Ebay for $40. That brought the price down to something silly.
I also bought some kind of juice cleanse from Urban Daddy. There was also a Black Friday deal, so the $99 deal came down to something like $75 and I had a bunch of credits. I’ve never done a juice cleanse but have always been curious to try it. I’ll give you warning when I do this.
Lastly, there was a 40% off promotion from Desigual a Spanish apparel company I like. There was free shipping for only 3 hours, which I just missed. I phoned the customer service line and was told they will have the same special on Monday with free shipping, so I should wait. This is a good point to remember – today is not the only day of sales. There will be more, and many better sales in the days to come. Incidentally, TopCashback is offerering 10.6% cash back for Desigual. Not bad.
If you don’t have a TopCashBack account, it’s my favorite of the cashback portals. You may sign up with my referral link.
I would like to buy a camera, but I haven’t seen the one I’m looking at on sale yet.
That’s about it for me. I need to catch up on my blogging — I still need to write about South Africa, TBEX Fort Lauderdale and Ecuador. Soon, soon, soon.
In the meantime, I’m trying to finish up work early so I can get away for the weekend with Won’t Run.
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