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Saturday, November 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (63) & Black Friday

In My Mailbox
IMM is a weekly meme hosted and created by Kristie at
The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review/Gift from S&S
~Signed! Elixir by Hilary Duff

~Kiss in the Dark by Lauren Henderson

Won from Authors Now and Margie
~Signed! Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser
~Butterfly shaped scented soap.

~Lucas by Kevin Brooks

Won from The Story Siren (DAC)
~Signed! Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
~ARC of The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
~Tons and tons of swag


Black Friday

At around 11:20PM Thanksgiving night, my mom and I arrived at Walmart. A crowd was already gathering and people were surrounding the DVDs. "We can't start grabbing anything at all from the action alleys until 12:01 AM," they told me as I approached. So I spend the next 30 minutes just standing in front of the DVDs. I talk to a woman next to me as well as a girl a few years older than me and her dad. Me and the girl form a buddy system to make sure we can grab the dvds from each side of the display that we wanted. Somewhere between 11:50 and 11:55 PM someone comes over the intercom saying we can go ahead and start but can't check out until 12:01 AM. ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Within 15 seconds I have my dvds and am gone to search for my mom stationed at another DVD display. After we have what we want I go in search of the picture frame I was wanting. Lucky me, weren't a whole lot of people wanting those. My mom and I were checked out and had arrived home before 12:30AM with everything we wanted. Epic success. Here's what I got:

12pic Collage Photo Frame for $7
(Already got my photography in it.)

Lord of The Rings #1 ($1.96)
Lord of the Rings #2 ($1.96)
Lord of the Rings #3 ($1.96)
Blood Diamond ($1.96)
Fool's Gold ($1.96)
The Day After Tomorrow ($1.96)
P.S. I Love You($1.96)
The Blind Side($5)

Our total came under $28 for the whole she-bang! Yay! So all in all an excellent week for me. Hope you all got great stuff in your mailboxes and were able to conquer the Black Friday mobs.


Amelia said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :D

Candace said...

I didn't even try to go conquer the mobs until later in the day. But even then I just went to Border's and Target. Both of which were busy but it was only the parking lot that was the nightmare. Looks like you got some good stuff though!

And you won some amazing things this week! I'm really wanting to read Elixir and signed! Now, that would be awesome!

This week I did a vlog on the books I got:

Cialina at said...

Wow thats crazy! I don't think I ever have done Black Friday shopping that intense.... maybe one of these years... Haha. I can't believe what great bargains you scored!

Great haul of books as well. :)

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. Kiss in the Dark is really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Anonymous said...

What a great week for you! Elixir was pretty good, Nightshade was amazing, and I found that the Unidentified was okay. I also went to Wal-Mart and got a lot of good buys too. Have a great week :)

Shannon The Bookstalker said...

Wow, you got some great sway this week! I never shop on Black Friday, because I always have to work it, but I'm glad you got some goodies. Love the picture frame!

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

Oh looks like you got a nice little set of things there. :) Enjoy!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

How lucky? I went to black friday too and got only 1 DVD for $5. You scored big bargains. Enjoy them!

Just So Jess said...

Wow, you got a lot of awesome stuff. I can't wait to see what you think of Elixir since it seems to be what everyone is getting right now.

Tasha said...

Awesome books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here. Also, come and link reviews of books with an American theme on this week's Read My American Review

Brittany said...

Congrats on the DAC win. I got Elixir this week too. Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Love "P.S. I Love You" and "The Blind Side" and I'm a bit jealous about you getting "Elixer" for review. :p

Hope you enjoy all your goodies. :)

Mavie said...

Niiiiceeeeee books you got this week! Congrats on your DAC win!!! So jealous with all the SWAG! I got Elixir too, still jumping with joy that it's signed :)

Where's the vlog?? :( You should make more vlogs!!

Anyways, happy reading Briana!! :)

Liz said...

This haul is so great! Enjoy all of your new books and DVDs!

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