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How to Tackle Black Friday


Thanksgiving is coming up fast~! While it entails a feast of scrumptious food, it also indicates that amazing sales are on their way for Black Friday. You can get caught up in the excitement of the holiday week and rush of competition for grabbing the best-priced items; but, don’t be careless. A lot of stores will have price-cuts on their products. This is true. Yet, an item at one store may be seem to have a good price, but it can be even cheaper at a different store. There are a lot of considerations needed to be made before you head out into the cold to battle over shoppers for products.

Here’s a few tips on how to tackle Black Friday:

  • Do Your Research. Decide on what items you really want whether it’s something that you’ve been wanting for a long time or a gift for someone else. From there, look at the websites of the stores that have those items and compare prices. Also, check for what kind of sale each store has for Black Friday. Once you know where you’re going and what you’re getting, make a plan for where you’ll go first once you arrive at the mall.
  • Bundle Up. It tends to get colder around the end of November. Try to wear as many layers of clothing as necessary. You wouldn’t to catch cold after shopping. 
  • Go With Others. As the saying goes, “two heads are better than one”. It’s less lonely and more fun to go shopping with others, especially in the hullabaloo of Black Friday. You have a friend to help lookout for items you want and any dangers other shoppers may be throwing your way. Also, when you plan for your attack, your friend may have think of a better route than you. He or she could even spot a better sales deal that you accidentally looked over. 
  • Get There Early. In order to ensure that you get the items you want for the prices that Black Friday offers, you should arrive at your designated store or mall very, very, very early. A lot of people tend to go right after Thanksgiving dinner or two hours before midnight on Thanksgiving. It’s up to you to decide how much you want something.
  • Go to the Stores You Really Want to Shop at First. As a mentioned in the first point, it’s best to make a plan for your Black Friday shopping. Sometimes, you can’t make to all the stores you want to or its too late by the time you get. Thus, decide on which items you’re willing to miss out on and the items that you really want.
  • Always Ask If You Really Want It. Sometimes, we all get caught up in the thrill of shopping on Black Friday. It clouds our judgements and we may over-shop. So, you should always ask yourself whether or not you truly want/need whatever you’re buying on Black Friday. 
  • Be Safe. Plenty of accidents occur on Thanksgiving in the rush from attaining the best sales. Please, please, please be careful if you decide to shop on Black Friday. Never take a risk that could endanger you or anyone with you. A life is worth more than any item you can buy.

If Black Friday isn’t your forte, the sales offered on that day usually extends to the Monday after Thanksgiving which is called Cyber Monday because deals are offered on the websites of many stores. So, you can still buy items you want if you don’t go shopping on Black Friday. You can apply some of the points I made above to Cyber Monday if you decide to wait to that day to shop.

Happy Shopping~! 🙂


Favorite Time of the Year-FALL

25 Things to Love about the Fall:

  1. Anything and everything you can think of is now available in Pumpkin flavor
  2. Pumpkin carvings to make awesome decorations #goinggreen
  3. Changing of the leaves #breathetaking (Morten Arboretum right down the road!)
  4. Orange, Green, Red, and Yellow really do go perfectly together
  5. Cinnamon and Apples decide to give their relationship another try
  6. Crisp morning air, perfect weather #longsleevetshirts #jeans #crunchingleaves
  7. Halloween- glorified candy day #sugarrush
  8. Dress up as whoever/whatever you want! #incognito
  9. Honey crisp apples are actually affordable $$$
  10. Football season (Yay Cross Country Season also!)
  11. Bye bye bugs see you next summer!
  12. Pumpkin patches and Apple Orchards with hay rides, corn maizes, scarecrows, petting zoos, painting pumpkins
  13. Did I mention apple donuts and apple cider?
  14. Oh and candy apples, candy corn, candied pecans, and Reese in the shape of pumpkins. Plus more candy.
  15. Thanksgiving. Enough said.
  16. Black Friday. #moneysavvy
  17. Thanksgiving break= no school
  18. Stuffing. Rolls. Mashed Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes. #Carbs
  19. Everyone is in a good mood!
  20. Sweaters and Scarves instead of bikini’s #readytoeat
  21. #family
  22. #turkey
  23. #tradition
  24. Witches, Vampires, Ghosts, and Goblins
  25. Haunted Houses

… Just to name a few : )

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Thanksgiving Dinner Here at BenU

Thanksgiving is rolling around and it’s time to get together to give thanks, and eat!  As if there weren’t enough reasons for me to be thankful this year, Benedictine has added another: Thanksgiving Dinner!

Not all of my family could make it to family weekend, so I’m happy they had the opportunity to come to a campus event.

I heard that the dinner was very popular every year and that the line would be out the door at 4 o’ clock, but everything went smoothly and there was no line at all! Even though a ton of people did show up, it was a very swift route to the food and there was plenty of seating 🙂

The dinner was a hit! There were so many choices to choose from; I thought I was going to need two plates. There was turkey, halal turkey, ham, pasta, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, salad, Waldorf salad, corn, pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler, apple cider, and so much more. The sweet potatoes were definitely my favorite, as well as the pumpkin pie of course. Everything was super tasty and I definitely went back for seconds….possibly thirds.

It was wonderful to see that so many people came with their friends from school and many people brought there families; everyone leaving with a satisfied stomach and a smile on their face. So if you were questioning whether or not you should attend the Thanksgiving Dinner here next year, the answer is a definite yes.