Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Someone Stop Me Tuesday...

Um, did they cancel Thanksgiving this year? I mean, I've learned to live with Back to School in July and Halloween in August, but the Christmas season now begins at the end of October? I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, and the longer we celebrate, the better. Still, I find myself almost wistful for signs of Thanksgiving in the stores, on the streets, on the sites... Everything is decked out in red and green---no orange, no gold.

Sure, it's economically expedient to stretch out the shopping season, especially in these times, but we give the Pilgrims the bum's rush? Seems a real shame, for all of us. Just because there's no real money in cornucopias... We can't even sit down to a proper Thanksgiving feast anymore because everyone is packing up to head out for the Midnight Madness sales at the mall.

Fine. More pumpkin pie for moi.

If you're looking for a way to spend more time at home and hearth, you might be interested in the some great online deals (many beginning now) on gifts. I know playing bumper cars in the mall parking lot is a holiday tradition, but maybe that's one tradition we can do without this year.

So, a reminder to CHECK THE TOUTIE FORUMS for the latest sales and coupon codes. They are packed with some fabulous deals. For example:

$50. off $250.
$100. off $500.
$250. off $1000.
$500. off $1500.

Use code THANKS2U

Ralph Lauren

Use code HOL2008 for 30% off until Dec. 8

Tulle One Day Sale --Everything HALF OFF on 11/28

and, for the kiddies...

Fao Schwarz

Use code BFSALE for 20% off $120. or more 11/26-12/1!

Tons more in the forums.

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