5 promises that convinced my husband to go shopping on #BlackFriday!
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Black Friday is going to be here in no time. I have my shopping list prepared already (thanks to the pre-Black Friday ads)!
And, I’ve been able to get some shopping done already too (phew!) thanks to Walmart’s Black Friday prices before Black Friday! Being able to get those same low prices before the crazy crowds and early morning hours is a huge help. It makes shopping on Black Friday more fun and less stressful. I do still go out for a few specific things and Walmart is always my first stop. I can shop the best prices on electronics, toys, clothes, and more all at one store!
This year will be no different for me…except that I’ve convinced my husband to go too (despite the throngs of people and the missed precious hours of sleep). How did I do it?
Here are the 5 promises I had to make to convince him:
1) Hot beverages. He’s an avid java drinker and I promised he would not be without a hot, freshly brewed coffee at any point during the trip. While this could get a bit pricey, I’ll be saving money on those Walmart Black Friday prices, so I figure it’s worth it.
2) Quality time. I
prodded him with guilt promised “it’ll be so nice to have quality me and you time without the kids”. He would feel horrible about not taking advantage of that rare time with his lovely wife, right?
3) Perusing the electronics department for as long as he wants (this could be awhile). I promised to let him check out his top picks on his wishlist, like the iPad Air and the gopro hero 3, Please note, I did not go so far as to promise any purchases for him in said department, but he’s a great negotiator so…more than likely, it’ll happen.
4) Keeping the budget. This one is definitely weak, but I promised I’d be better about sticking closer to our holiday shopping budget if he was in tow. The icing on the cake? I even showed him some of the amazing deals we can get at Walmart on Black Friday. The reality? He is usually the bigger spender and we end up cracking the budget whenever he goes retail.
5) The big one. I told him I would owe him “one”. Sometime in the near future, I’m committed to following through and participating in some kind of activity he enjoys. From throwing a Superbowl Bash to helping him detail his car, heaven help me if I have to go ice fishing, I have no idea what he’ll pull out of his hat, but I know it’s gonna feel like I’m doing a 2-3 year stretch in the pen.
Regardless, my 5 promises worked and he’s agreed to go Black Friday shopping with me. I just know he’ll have so much fun it will become a yearly thing and he’ll be begging me to go again next year! Some may call me naive. I call it hopeful with a dash of good faith.
Just to be clear, I still believe in Santa too.