Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Follow Me Monday" Black Friday Shopping!

Alright, better late than never, right? This Follow Me Monday video, as you can see from the title, is all about Black Friday shopping! I hope you get a few tips out of the video before heading out shopping tomorrow!

Also, I had an awesome reader of mine send me over this Holiday Rhyme, I hope you all enjoy! It sure did give me a laugh!

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING EXCEPT MY MICROSOFT MOUSE
I WAS BUSILY CHECKING FOR BLACK FRIDAY DEALS…
A WII, A PLAYSTATION OR A PAIR OF HIGH HEELS,
TVS AND MOVIES, APPLIANCES AND MORE
THERE SEEMED TO BE SAVINGS AND BARGAINS GALORE!
AND LATE IN THE NIGHT JUST ABOUT THREE
I NODDED OFF DREAMING ABOUT STUFF THAT WAS FREE
AND IN MY VISIONS WHAT SHOULD APPEAR
BUT SANTA, HIS SLEIGH AND EIGHT SMELLY REINDEER
HE SAID THAT THE ELVES ALL HAD THE SWINE FLU
AND SO HE HAD A LOT OF SHOPPING TO DO
HE BORROWED MY MAC AND HE CHUCKLED A LOT
OVER ALL OF THE BARGAINS AND GREAT DEALS HE GOT
HE WINKED AND HE NODDED AND WITH A SLIGHT WAVE
SAID “I KNOW WHERE TO SHOP - THANKS TO HIP2SAVE!”
THEN UP TO THE ROOFTOP ON MY BROKEN CHIMNEY HE SAT
AND I WONDERED TO MYSELF “IS THERE A COUPON FOR THAT?”
THEN HE PULLED OUT SOME TOOL AND ON HIS SLEIGH HE ENGRAVED
“THANKS TO COLLIN THIS CHRISTMAS HAS LITERALLY BEEN SAVED!”
THEN I SWORE I HEARD HIM CALL HIS REINDEER BY NAME
NOW AMAZON AND TARGET AND BEST BUY AND WALMART
WALGREENS AND PENNYS AND SEARS AND K-MART
NOW ONTO THE FRONT DOORS OF THE LOCAL MALL
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SHOPPING & HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!”
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Now on to the "Follow Me Monday" Video:

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic


Have a Wonderful and Safe Thanksgiving!!!!

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahaha!!!! I love, love, love the Christmas Carol! It rocks!!!!! You are so cute!

Anonymous said...

aw haha that's so cute!!! lol!! happy thanksgiving to you too! Hope you have a great one!! thanks for all the deals!!! :-)!

nicole from ohio said...

that was Awesome!! I am going to sing it agian.

Milissa said...

You are wonderful! I love watching your videos! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving and Black Friday!

Anonymous said...

wow! I love the Christmas Carol! Very original!

nicole from ohio said...

You know you can buy all your black friday deals now and then have them price adjust your receipt friday. I just went to khols and bought tons of stuff and asked a manager if I could do that and he said yes!!!!!!!!!! No long lines for me.

Anonymous said...

Your awesome!! Happy Thanksgiving... Friday is also a great day to get Turkeys on sale.....

Michele said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

LOL love it love it love it!!!!! so creative!!!!!! thanks for the video too, you're so good at it!! and yeah i agree with buying things early and getting price adjustments!!!! my husband and i bought a tv last year a few days before and just came in with a receipt on black friday after sleeping in, having a nice breakfast and coffee. We got to watch people fight over the last tv when we got there LOL OOPS :-P this year we bought a printer and will get the price adjusted on friday. However, call and ask a manager first OR look online for price adjustment policy ie. office depot will adjust all prices within 7 days of purchse!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a cute rhyme!! love it!

Anonymous said...

LOL! You're such a nerd!!! :P

Anonymous said...

Toys R' Us actually opens at midnight here. A lot of their deals start then, and some not until 5am. But totally worth checking out the details.

Love follow me Monday BTW!

Anonymous said...

Collin, you are just AWEWSOME!!!
-MIA

Anonymous said...

sorry... I mean, AWESOME
LOL! -MIA :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just love that Hip Christmas Carol. That is so good, I love it! Kept me cracking up. And another great video you've done. That's amazing. I don't know where you get the energy to keep up with all of it. Personally, I hate the black friday crowds, getting up way too early and and not getting anything because there were only 10 available in stock. I'm sleeping in, but looking forward to your Cyber Monday deals and working that Microsoft mouse. You've got the best site. Thanks for sharing all the deals. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

I Heart Coupon Deals said...

HERE is the Walmart ad if noone has seen it as of yet. When you get to the page enter your zip in the middle of the page. It will take you to your local ad.

The very first page of this ad actually has a map of your local store and where the doorbusters will be located throughout the store so you know for sure where to go.

Julie said...

4:45 am arrival when Black Friday starts at 5 am???? You forgot to mention that 99% of the Walmarts will be open all night (even the non-24 hour ones).

Let's remember the employee who died last year. As much as Wal-Mart promises to keep things civil, there are no promises.

I used to go out every Black Friday. Not anymore.

A few things to consider:

1) The deals this year are very mediocre

2) Most of these deals can be bought online or shipped to store at the BF price. I do all my shopping at home.

3) If you shop year around clearance and deals, BF is worthless.

4) Much like last year, there will be much better deals post BF.

5) Amazon has many DVD for $2 + free shipping until Friday.

Luv2bntenn said...

You are so funny. That is great.
Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for all the deals.

Julie said...

Happy thanksgiving (I forgot!)

Anonymous said...

you make me laugh! Thanks for the great deals. We just go out on BF for the fun of it, there is never very many great deals. Have a safe & happy holiday

LivTeh said...

You are so cute!!! I love your blog. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

fran said...

To the author of "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving"...good job!

Collin,
You are toooo funny..."are you still recording me?". You and your family have a happy Thanksgiving also, and happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow couponers. I will not be doing Black Friday...hubby took the day off, but does not want to go shopping, and to tell you the truth, neither do I.

Be safe out there to all that are going shopping Friday.

Anonymous said...

Love the christmas carol. DORKS RULE

Anonymous said...

Collin, thanks for all your hard work. I love the jingle. My motto, is "is there a coupon for that". My hubby just went shopping and I said to him "was there coupons for that store". I don't do black friday but cyber monday is a different story. I love bargains. I remember waiting in line at Child World" a New England store back in the day, for a cabbage patch doll for my dd. It was fun back then, no energeny 4 it now Happy Thanksgiving all. Btw, this video was easier to hear.

Heather from jville said...

hahahahaah! you crack me up so motherly :) have a good thanksgiving hip

Anonymous said...

Just a heads up for anyone wanting Wal-Mart Black friday deals.Not sure if all Wal-Mart markets are doing this,(im in central Ohio)but the stores here will not be closing, as we are open on Thanksgiving. They have changed the format of getting your sought after items (ie LCD TVs, blue Ray players,Cameras ect.) These items will not be on the sales floor. They will be forming lines at various locations thrughout the store for these items and handing out tickets for that item. So the earlier your there the better. They will not hand out the tickets for the item until 5 am, so if you leave the line for more than 15 min. you lose your spot . This is due to the incident last year were an associate lost his life. They will have security and a zero tolorance for anyone who gets out of hand. I hope you all have a great shopping experiance and that this help a little.

Anonymous said...

Another AWESOME video, love them all! You're so cute!!!

savyshoppingmommy said...

Hip...your so cute! I look forward to your videos! You crack me up! Thanks again for all you do, you are one of the things Iam thankful for! Im sure updating all of us on good deals can be quite time consuming...but you and your time are very appreciated...keep up the good work! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Love The Lutz Family!

Kathleen said...

OMG Collin you are sooo funny!! I love watching your videos. I bet you are soo much fun to shop with in person! I agree with the last tip food and coffee are a MUST. Ha ha have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Natasha said...

Info for Wal-Mart Shoppers!!!

Like others have posted, if your Wal-Mart is a 24 hour Supercenter, it WILL NOT be closing Thursday night, so you could technically go as "early" in the morning as you would like. If you go to walmart.com and enter in the store you're going to, there will be a store map that shows you where each of the "doorbuster" lines will be forming. At 5AM, they will hand out tickets to those in line for that specific item. I've heard only 1 per person.

HTH!

*~*~*Bargain Blessings*~*~* said...

Happy Thanksgiving Collin! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video...Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I just finished baking my pies...does anyone have any suggestions on how to store them until tomorrow? Fridge? Counter? Help please. Thanks :)

Amanda Kay said...

I am personally impressed if that person came up with that whole song themself! Funny!
And thanks for the black friday tips, although I'm not so sure I will be making it out there this year...budget might be too tight to shop! :(

Anonymous said...

I happened to go to the Walmart website and if you click on the sale banner and enter your zip code and pick a local store, they will show you where certain sale items will be placed. I heads up if you are looking for some of the hot electronics. Just an FYI.

Carla in Seattle said...

Can anyone verify the "stacking" of the Target gift cards?

Jon and Christine Knecht said...

you are seriously hilarious! I got most of my deals already online at Newegg's pre-black friday sale today :) :0) Made me SO happy to NOT stand in line in the cold for a few hours!! I might go look at that Dsi deal at Target though, but it would only be really worth it with the 2 GCs...then I could cancel the one I got on Amazon on pre-order! :) LOVE THE SNACKS AND CAFFEINE extra too! Have a happy thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Colin for another great episode. I am sure everyone would agree that we appreciate you taking the time out to do these videos and teach your readers how to shop. Thanks also to your camera woman and editor. :) Happy Thanksgiving and best of luck to you on BF. :)

SaraJC said...

Collin, thanks for another great video and the thanksgiving carol rocks!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
=]

Anonymous said...

CNN posted an article a couple days ago stating that Black Friday ads/stores generally do NOT receive in 'extra' or 'any more' items for stock for those things like the laptop, for instance, for lots and lots of consumers to rack up on...They stressed 'reading the fine print' where it says, 'While Quantities last.' Well, duh, we all see that but what the bottom line is they are bascially saying, 'don't expect to get that hot deal (ie; the Blue-Ray for $78) that you saw advertised b/c Newsflash, the store just doesn't have many in stock! In other words, if they run out, fairly early, that is clear sign they just sold what they had on their floor and in stock anyway. Wish I had that link, it is pretty interesting...just a heads up that stores are in it to make money of course and bring those customers in that even if they don't get that deal they still have them in their store, and yes, they will more than likely spend that cash. Not trying to be a bummer, just a little FYI. Guess it doesn't hurt to go out and give it a try. My husband is very good at this as he was able to grab a dvd player last year off the mere pile of 50 that the associate put down in front of him but he said it was like a phirana fest! ( can't spell that word, lol) Anyway, good luck everyone!

Anonymous said...

our toys r us here is opening at midnight

Hipster90 said...

I love that so much!! Happy thanksgiving everyone!!

Jaclyn in Sunny California said...

Love that holiday ryhme! =) That wa GREAT! Thank you for all of your hard work with all the deals! You have saved me so much $$$ & I am at least 1/2 done with my Christmas shopping BEFORE thanksgiving! Whoo Hoo! I thought this would be a tough year since I have 4 boys to shop with- 11,3,2,7 months. THANK YOU for the huge head start with all of your deals!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anonymous said...

Anon (12:55 am) is right. It's funny that Colin did not get why there are full priced items in the BF ad.

Those items are "loss leaders" to lure people in the store. If Blue Ray Player A is sold out, why not pay $15 more Blue Ray Player B? Why travel around to different stores?

If everyone was as frugal, these stores would not survive. We need people to think the items in the ads are deals and pay these prices.

Julie said...

Killer Blue Ray Deal at Amazon:


Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player, Black

+

Up (4 Disc Combo Pack with Digital Copy and DVD) [Blu-ray] (2009)

=

$125 with free shipping!

Use coupon code PIXARBLU and add both

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD60-Blu-ray-Player-Black/dp/B001V9LA44/ref=br_lf_m_1000458151_1_1_ttl?tag=slickdeals&ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=501007551&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000458151&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0V9MR4T0QNFTEHNDGWS9

Julie said...

All the Harry Potter Blue Ray are $10 now at Amazon.

Sign up for free 2 day shipping (prime) and set not to renew under account management.

Expect Amazon to match or surpass Wal-Marts deals this year.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W10AEI/ref=s9_al_ft_t1?tag=slickdeals&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-9&pf_rd_r=1C0T1WJV1BNY6R5ZJ6Y3&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=501558731&pf_rd_i=1000452571

Robin said...

Love it, girl! My two married daughters and I are big couponers now....so much so, that my 15 month old granddaughter calls them "poo-cons" and wants her own! Any little square piece of paper is a "poo-con"!

This Thanksgiving, YOU are on my list of people to be thankful for. You and your blog have opened up a whole new world for me and mine!!

Dee said...

YES - caffeine is always important esp at the crack of dawn! Thanks for the video and all that you do! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Has anyone previously tried to use any Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupons at Toys R Us on a BOGO sale? I have some of the Hasbro card game BOGO coupons and know they are on the BOGO sale at Toys R Us Fri/Sat.

I haven't had problems at some stores but other stores have given me an issue pairing these types of deals. I've never tried at Toys R Us, so any input would be appreciated!

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to add that there is a $5 off the Leapster system or games coupon in Wendy's kids meals!

Anonymous said...

You rock! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! You are my favorite blogger!!

Anonymous said...

Great poem! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for all that you do and all of the help that you give us!! Love your videos.....so informative, yet funny :o) Again, thank you and have a wonderful day!

Keisha C.

Anonymous said...

Love the video. So helpful. Thanks for doing this.

Anonymous said...

haha! Too cute! Thank you, Collin! Because of YOU I was able score more to share with my loved ones! THANKS! :)

Kristy said...

You are way to cute!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! That carol was super cute!!

Good luck on Friday and I look forward to Cyber Monday!!

JP said...

ha, i got all my xmas shopping done before BF. so now, on BF, instead of camping out at 3AM, I will just sleep in and relax!
And you know how I did this all?
Because you are the greatest!!

Kristy said...

I have looked at some of these deals for Black Friday and thought to myself that I (because of Collin) get better deals on a regular basis, hence why I am almost done with my shopping!! Love your site, keep up all of the hard work, we truly appreciate it!!

But I will be battling the crowds for a few things that I am hoping to get my hands on!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Stevie said...

Julie-
Your number 3 thing is very true. So many of the items posted I have bought for cheaper on clearance without a mad rush of ppl. I buy presents year round.

Anonymous said...

I knew there would not be a new post but I'm in the habit of checking Hip's site just in case there is a deal I can't live without! Thanks again for everything you do for us.

Anonymous said...

WHO IS COLLIN??????????????

MalibuBeachBum said...

Wonderful video as always! Thanks!

Stevie said...

Anon 7:06

Collin is who runs this website! The one in the video

Anonymous said...

Please don't be so rude as to leave that survey info in a comment. We are supposed to be commenting on the video and the blog!!! This is not the place to promote your stuff. Thanks.

mommyluvs2save said...

Thanks Collin! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

BaDaBling said...

You are so sweet for doing these videos for us! Thank you and hope you have a great weekend! :)

cjs said...

Love the video - I have not been shopping at the crack of dawn for Black Friday 'deals' in my life, but I know of people who do it yearly. I guess I like my warm bed too much ;) Happy (late) Thanksgiving everyone!

Anonymous said...

where is the coupon for the diapers at Toys/Babies-r-us?
ashley

nannyoak said...

You should have your own show, you are so adorable. Thanks for running around to all the different stores to make shopping a little easier for the rest of us. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Your videos crack me up. There is tons of info in them but the delivery makes it interesting! Visuals ALWAYS help! Thanks!

Lynne said...

I just got back from Toys R Us in Modesto,CA- WOW, must have been over 3,000 people in line an hour before and when we left two hours later - still the line went around the building! They did not accept my BOGO coupon for the Hasbro Games - the cashier did try several times and was very apologetic. They did have much of the add items still left, but I was unable to get the videos - all gone. And was bummed that the Glamour Camper was regular price.

Chandra said...

What about the link to the Fisher Price diapers? Does anyone know where to find the $2 coupon talked about in the video?

Anonymous said...

Chandra,

The $2 Fisher Price coupon link is in the Black Friday deal post below this video.

Anonymous said...

The BOGO coupon for the Hasbro card games didnt work for me either

Anonymous said...

I made the mistake of handing my BOGO Hasbro q's at the same time (had 2). Went to speak to someone in the office and came back and said it was either the coupon or the offer, not both. Showed me on the coupon that it cannot be combined with other offer. Took them off my order.

granny said...

Loved that poem. love you sight get so many good ideas off itand save so much.

Chandra said...

Thanks!

Jamie said...

That is so funny! Tell the author to make some more funny christmas carols!

Anonymous said...

You are too cute! I love the videos! Thanks for doing all of that research for us. And how do you stay so skinny with all of the free chocolate deals out there!!! Between Lindt and Hershey's - You must be working out constantly!

kwangsness said...

just wanted to let you all know that the Target and Walmart where I live will price match the Black Friday ads. I went shopping on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Friday just took my receipt in during the time the sales were on. No long lines.