Black Friday, Black Schmiday. If you’re feeling déjà vu-y with this year’s “deals” that’s because this year’s deals are last year’s—when it comes to certain retailers.
WalletHub uncovered the black Black Friday truth—that 18 percent of deals are recycled. Harbor Freight is the Number One offender, followed by Office Depot and OfficeMax and Ace Hardware.
Should Santa put these folks on the naughty List?
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Props to Costco for keepin’ it deal-y always.
P.S. We’ll take a gift whether it’s a re-deal or not…
While Clark Griswold has the exterior Christmas lighting covered, why not be the Clark Griswold of the indoor lighting world? You know you want to. And BlissLight will help you earn that crown with its groove-tastic laser lights.
BlissLights were originally made for theme parks, then re-engineered for homeowners wanting that same sparkle.
Top your tree with the Laser Christmas Tree Topper: This festive laser tree topper adds color to your tree and projects brilliant laser stars on your ceiling! Classic five-pointed star design also glows from within, featuring a color-changing LED light show. Available in silver or gold trim, plus your choice of red or green laser stars. Velcro and stake base mounts easily to any tree and provides excellent stability. Energy efficient USB-powered design! Includes a wall adapter plug to easily connect to traditional outlets.
Set the mood with a SKY lite: Instantly projects a galaxy of moving green stars against a transforming blue nebula cloud. Enhance your home theater experience, sleep under the stars, or light a romantic dinner for two with a simple push of a button.
Or, make any space the ultimate with a Starport Laser USB: plug this portable tiny magic maker into any USB and instantly transform your space with hundreds of pinpoints of light.
WWGD? (What Would Griswold Do) Get all three and own the indoors!
P.S. Snag some BlissLights on Amazon...
Take a break from the torturous/embarrassing questions 'round the Thanksgiving table, and drop some good ol' knowledge on your peeps. You can thusly be deemed "The drunk-yet-knows stuff Uncle Larry." It's a step up from just being drunk and pathetic.
You can thank WalletHub for their hard work and wealth of knowledge that you'll take credit for.
While passing the mashed potatoes, you could drop this gem: $313 is what the average person spends over the five-day Thanksgiving period. (Guess that's Wednesday through Sunday?)
While going for that second helping, keep in mind that it will take 10 hours and 33 minutes to burn the 4,500 calories consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal. WTH are you eating!?!?
And please, no deep frying the turkey near the house. Property loss caused by residential fires each Thanksgiving is around $19 million.
Enjoy your feast, and your fat, lazy nap...
P.S. Here’s some more stuff you can read-up on while stuffing the stuffing.
Thanksgiving. You remember this holiday, though many retailers have seemed to have forgotten it. You know, that holiday that falls between Halloween and Christmas? Happens every November? Yes, that one. There are people amongst us that love Thanksgiving for the food and fellowship, and-- gratitude.
Instead of sticking the kids at the kids table this year, why not celebrate Kidsgiving in advance? Hey, if we grown folk can throw a Friendsgiving bash, why not something for the littles?
On-line event planner The Bash has whipped (potatoes?) up a couple of cool kid-friendly ideas:
Charlie Brown Celebration: Throw A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving viewing party! Kids can come to the get-together as their favorite movie characters, such as Snoopy or Linus, to watch the film and eat a delicious potluck dinner of popcorn, buttered toast and more. During the party, you can pass out a Peanuts quiz for kids to take, and you can set up a T-shirt making station where the youngsters can create a Peanuts character on the shirt. To take the party to the next level, invite Snoopy as a special guest by hiring a costumed character.
Football Fest: Organizing a Turkey Bowl to play with family or friends and watching pros throw around the football on TV are essential Thanksgiving Day traditions. For some fresh air and exercise, host a tag football party for kids. Divide the group into two teams, and have two adults, either one of the kids’ parents or a member of your own family, volunteer as captains or coaches to make sure things are running smoothly. Remind the kids that the game is touch football, not tackle. The winning team will get to help themselves to a piece of a football-shaped cake first.
Giving Thanks Party: For a more mindful approach, focus on gratitude. After all, gratitude is more than just a buzz-worthy self-care trend on Instagram. This theme reminds kids—and adults too!—to count their blessings. For a kid-friendly craft activity, set up a thank-you card station. If you want to add a little show and tell action, ask everyone to go around the table and share one thing they are thankful for this holiday season.
Or, if you wanna do Kidsgiving the Crack Wise Way: the kids all sit on the floor, in the corner, eating Chef Boyardee products and Hi-C. This is a reminder that if they misbehave during the main event (Thanksgiving), they'll be re-living this scenario all over again...
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.