I went...yes, I'll admit it!
I got up at my usual time of 5am...quickly dressed, warmed the car and headed out.
There were a few tings on my christmas list that I needed from Office Depot, so I headed there first...got there at 5:30...they open at 6. There was a long line, so I decided to visit the mall...it opened at 4am. In my wallet I had a few coupons that I could use there.
I entered through JCPenney, and received a Mickey Mouse snowglobe...perfect! My sister used to work there and give me one each year...now I have the one for this year, my set is complete.
I walked down to Bath & Body works...I have a coupon for free lip gloss, and a $10 off coupon. I pick up my MIL gift, and a few stocking stuffers for my daughter. They had a perfume set for free when you purchase $30 or more...so I spent $25 fr about $60 of product.
Back to Office Depot...They've opened, and the line is gone. Inside I need a shredder $29.99...usually $89.99, I paid 80.00 and have a $40 rebate for it, some NICE pen sets $10, free with rebate, a USB hub regular price $15, I pay $10, and get a $5 rebate, and 2 web cams $56, 2/$10 after rebate. I was able to get everything except for the webcams.
The morning was still young, barely 7am so I headed for Walgreens. My son wants a camera for Christmas & theirs is $89.99...cheap in itself, but I also got free batteries for it, and a $20 rebate. While there, I saw that they had a video MP3 player with 3gig memory...$70.00! Dirt cheap! My sons birthday is 2 weeks away, so I get it for him...
Next was Kmart. Joe Boxer PJ's buy one get one free...I ALWAYS do jammies for Chrismas...so I paid $25 for 4 pair of matching pajamas.
It was about 9am when I finally returned home. No one was rude, I didn't witness any crazyness...I spent about $200.00, finished my shopping, and will receive $150 in rebates sometime next year.
This is why some of crazy people do it...when my rebates come, I will have only spent $50.00 for gifts!