Sunday, November 29, 2015

Is Black Friday Over and Done With?

I am so sick of hearing about the holiday sales. I stayed home on Friday, except for a quick trip out to the closest grocery store and all day long, I got bombarded with anti-shopping messages. Am I the only one who thinks that's worse than the ads! 

Saturday Morning, Teenage Daughter and I were at Joann's a half hour before they opened, waiting in line for a dress form and discounted fabric for her costume making. 

I did get some of the seventy-five cent fat quarters. I was thinking about Bonnie's mystery and didn't have paint chips. These might be too yellow and not gold enough, but I can always use them for something else. The light grey I bought for my constant is almost definitely too light...but it'll make a great background for something.  I just need to figure out when I can get out of the house to find a better grey. 

The store wasn't too crowded, but the customer service wasn't great.  Is it too much to ask that the employees know where the dress forms are, if they exist at all? Or that they not be scattered in three different locations?

I did find out that the VIP discount card (which is free to members of sewing/crafting organizations, which in my case is the quilt guild) worked on doorbusters, which made some great deals even better. (Edited to add -- just take your guild membership card into the store and they'll give you a form to fill out for the discount card. There are different cards available for teachers and students -- details here. I'm not affiliated with Joann's in any way, I just wish someone had told me about the discounts sooner. It would have really added up over the years I was in the knitting guild!)

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 6 1/4 yards
Added this week:  7 1/4 yards
Added year  to date: 450 3/4 yards
Net added for 2015: 444 1/2 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 500  yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 8700 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9939 yards
Net Added for 2015: 1239 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.


DeeDee said...

Going to have to find out if my guild has the discount cards. Great deal on fat quarters, like the colors you got.

kwiltnkats said...

I'll agree with you on customer service at Joann's. The deals can be really nice, the waiting in lines to make the purchase...well not so perfect. I'm with you on Black Friday Sales. What used to fill up our mail boxes now is electronic. I think I had somewhere around 70 in my SPAM email box on Friday alone. No shopping for me on that day either by driving or keying. Did you ever find the dress form? Sandi

Deb said...

I'm with you on the avoiding shopping on Black Friday, I did show up at Joann's on Saturday morning too. I hope you found the dress forms, out local store had several. Nice colors for your fat quarters.


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