Alternatives to Shopping on Black Friday

November 28, 2011 No Comments

For many of us, the day after Thanksgiving isn’t exactly the time to pause and take a break from the hectic holiday season. Instead, it’s when we really ramp things up and buckle down for the busiest shopping season of the year. In fact the National Retail Foundation expects more than 152 million people to take advantage of the best Black Friday Deals. But for those who choose to enjoy the day off and avoid the hordes of shoppers lining up to snag hot ticket items at a bargain and parking lots full of aggressive, impatient drivers, here are a few suggestions on how to make the most out of the day after Thanksgiving.

Exercise – Aaron Gillies from the Bakersfield Voice bets that more than 60% of people are going to be disappointed in themselves for their Thanksgiving overindulgence. In spite of Gillies’ lack of statistical data to back up his claim, he does raise an interesting point. Instead of feeling bad about enjoying Thanksgiving a little more than we should, check out some of the suggestions he makes about hitting the weights hard before settling at the dinner table, and read up Black Friday workouts to really keep the pounds off after the holiday.

Spend More Quality Time With the Family – Whether it’s reenacting this year’s Har-Bowl or any of the other Thanksgiving Classic games by playing touch football in your front yard, getting a head start on your Christmas decorations, or even making presents to give away during the winter holidays, spending more time with your loved ones is another way to stay productive after Thanksgiving without spending a ton of cash.

Shop on Cyber Monday – While this tradition is less than a decade old, it’s already one of the more popular shopping days since the advent of online stores. With numerous advantages, including those mentioned above regarding Black Friday shopping at brick and mortar stores, and for a select few, avoiding your local shopping mall’s customer tracking program, Cyber Monday has been the way to go for savvy online shoppers.

In fact, if you’re looking to save big on your printer and office supplies this Cyber Monday, we’re having our TonerBoss.com Cyber Turkey Monday sale where you can save up to 50% off our most popular products, and you don’t even need a coupon code. If you’re reading this on Cyber Monday, you might want to hurry, because this sale only lasts until the stroke of midnight.

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