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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop

Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many non-retail employers also observe this day as a holiday along with Thanksgiving, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers.  It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.

While the rest of the US is out handling the crowds, fighting for their holiday gifts, some of us like to stay in, shop online, or just ignore Black Friday all to together. This year, join us in our second annual Black Friday Blog Hop! It's a ONE DAY hop where we're giving away prizes, talking about books we love, and most likely  eating left over turkey :-)

The hop is November 23rd and is ONE DAY only.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! (All entries required an email address, so please provide them with your comment, 1 entry per reader/email)

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
                            Participating Blogs - Authors & Bloggers

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  1. Staying in today because I don't like the large crowds.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  2. I like that I can just stay home and enter this blog hop in my pajamas rather than fighting rude people for parking spaces. I hate the crowds so I'm thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com
    GFC Follower - Elizabeth H.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. I sent the hubby because I have to work. I am glad you joined the hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Relaxing at home with family and a good book

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  7. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!


  8. Best thing of Black Friday is when you can score a awesome bargain!

  9. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

  11. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  12. I like finding good deals. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.


  14. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  15. Good deals but not the crazy people... I don't fight people for something... If they want it that bad they can have it... But picking up 5-$10 deals is my cup of tea... especially when buying for multiple people.

    j.m.platt83 (at)gmail(dot)com

  16. just entering for the grand prizes

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net


  17. I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  18. I shop on BF usually but not this year! Waiting for cyber monday.
    joyskidsdidit at

  19. I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  20. A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it's not for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  22. Thanks!

  23. no BF shopping

    Thanks for participating.


  24. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  25. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can't handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. I tend to pick up gifts throughout the year so come November I'm finished. That way I can spread out the purchasing and not spend a fortune at the time of the year when my job is at its slowest and my paycheck is at its lowest. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. I prefer not to be a part of the nonsense known as Black Friday. I could probably handle the crowds if necessary but the downfall in humanity is not something I could tolerate.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

  27. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! angadair@nwcable(dot)net Thanks for the hop!

  28. I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, no blood or bruising) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.


  29. I avoid the Black Friday hooha, too many people and too much traffic. Thank you for being a part of the hop.

  30. fav part of bf is the great deals, seems like the rest of the year everything is way overpriced - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  31. I stay at home, where its nice and warm, no craziness.


  32. I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I prefer hiding inside my house and tasering anyone that knocks on my door and mentions shopping.


  34. I only shop on Black Friday if it's online lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  35. Does online shopping count? That is the only way I participate in Black Friday...I am just not crazy enough to compete.

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail

  36. a nice blog hop is a nice way to spend part of black friday :-)
    gamistress66 ( at) aol ( dot) com

  37. The best part is getting done early, going out to breakfast, and getting back home and into my PJs for the rest of the day!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  38. I don't shop on Black Friday, i's too crowded.


  39. I don’t go out on Black Friday, but I do order online. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marlene Breakfield

  40. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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