I Like Purple People Eating Fridays Myself
This isn’t the blog post that is scheduled to appear tomorrow… as this particular post stood a 95% chance of never coming into existence.
Black Friday madness is a disease that retail associates encounter with dread each year. Knowing what bloodthirsty monsters lurk outside my door – the rabid and frothing crowds of shoppers, with sleepless glazed eyes and desperate frenzy reacting with high levels of caffeine – makes me grateful to be alive and well in my home.
The sales are tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me (to risk life and limb).
The children and I just kissed Joe good-bye, as he departs to serve his company in preparation for “The Event”.. i.e. working overnight as the head of security for our local Walmart.
I didn’t intend to have a sale for Black Friday… just to be rebellious.
Although I do have a holiday sale going on through December 31st, both in my Etsy shop and my website… I haven’t been actively promoting it.
But as the clock winds down, marking the end of Thanksgiving (…oh, by the way, I made chicken fried rice and a pumpkin pie for Joe and the kids), the excitement builds and everyone has “Sales” on the brain.
I’ve decided to host a minor one of my own, just to say “Thanks!” to everyone who has purchased from me this year. Every dollar counts around here… unlike Walmart, who will never miss me.
Everything will be marked 10% off with free shipping in my Etsy shop… and 20% off with free shipping on my website. I accept PayPal, personal checks, and money orders on TaraFlyArt.com, and (unlike Etsy) I’m under no obligation to pay any “final sales” fees… so you can see where my loyalties lie.
My Purple People Eating Friday sale will begin at midnight tonight, and will run through midnight on Monday, Nov. 29th (EST).
Other exciting news for fans of Zazzle merchandise….
Zazzle is hosting a major Black Friday sales event, which applies to all the cool products in My Zazzle Shop – posters, greeting cards, shirts, mugs…! So here is a glimpse at what is going on:
Every two hours, a different product will go on sale! Four special sales have already begun:
- 50% OFF All Mugs, using the code: BLITZDEAL144 (Ends at 2:00AM PDT)
- $10.00 OFF Avery Binders, using the code: BLITZDEAL184 (Ends at 4:00AM PDT)
- 75% OFF Harry Potter T-Shirts (from the official HP shop), using the code: BLITZDEAL119 (Ends at 6:00AM PDT)
- 70% OFF Greeting & Note Cards & Postcards, using the code: BLITZDEAL191 (Ends at 8:00AM PDT)
These four sales are going on right now, until those designated times.
Okay, the other sales which begin tomorrow (and last 2 hours each) are as follows:
- 8:01-10:00AM – 50% OFF Christmas Ornaments … (this links to other sellers; I haven’t created any yet)
- 10:01AM-12:00PM – $20 OFF iPhone and iPad cases … (ditto)
- 12:01PM-2:00PM – 75% OFF Business Cards … (and, ditto again. No business cards in my shop)
- 2:01PM-4:00PM – 65% OFF Posters and Prints
- 4:01PM-6:00PM – $8.80 OFF $.44 U.S. Postage Stamp Sheets (psst, “Gazing on Pemberley” stamps look nice)
- 6:01PM-8:00PM – 50% OFF all T-shirts
For the final 2 slots, 8-10PM and 10:00PM until midnight, Zazzle is hosting something called “Friday’s Favorite Deal Repeat” … and I’m not quite certain what that means yet. Perhaps they’ll repeat whichever deals earned the most sales earlier?
When I find out more, I will post an update on my Facebook fan page (which automatically updates my Twitter status as well).
U.S. Residents: Please note that Zazzle also has a Free Ground/Economy Shipping offer in place for purchases over $50.00 (before taxes). The offers ends on November 30th.
Whew! That was a lot to absorb, wasn’t it? If you’re totally confused, I wouldn’t blame you… I subscribe to Zazzle’s newsletters (which is a good idea, really, if you like shopping with them) and I had to re-read it a couple of times to clarify things. Hehe
My brain apparently shut down from sugar overload after digesting the pumpkin pie topped with Cool Whip and a glass of freshly brewed iced tea.
But anyways… Cyber shopping on Black Friday is much safer, more convenient, and definitely the easiest way to get your sales-addiction fix without trading your pajamas for a heavy winter coat and braving the masses for hours of joy standing in line.
And best of all, you can’t catch rabies over the internet!
The snarling, foaming monsters are far, far away from you… trapped behind the glass or plasma walls of their computer monitors.
And you needn’t worry, because I don’t bite.