Black Friday is the craziest shopping day of the entire year, but I absolutely love it. Yes, the crowds are absolutely ridiculous, and you might have to park half a mile away from the store…but it’s SO worth it. This year, Shopular kindly sent me a Black Friday Survival Kit to help me accomplish my shopping goals. Keep reading to see what’s inside my awesome survival kit!
When I opened this package from Shopular and their friends, I couldn’t stop smiling. I should’ve known that my favorite shopping app would know exactly what I needed for Black Friday! Each and every item fit perfectly into my normal Black Friday routine, and I was delighted to see some of my favorite brands mixed in with brands I hadn’t seen before. I always love discovering new brands, and this box totally blew my socks off! Keep reading to learn the details of my not-so-top-secret Black Friday game plan and see how I utilize every item in my survival kit!
Unfortunately getting the best deals on Black Friday means staying up all night. I usually fall asleep after Thanksgiving dinner anyways, so I nap for a few hours and set my alarm for 11:00pm. Once I’m up, I make the world’s biggest cup of coffee (and repeat) and eat a protein bar. You may not feel hungry after stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, but trust me…you’ll be STARVING at 3am if you don’t eat something. I absolutely love Quest Bars for late night/early morning snacks because they have the magical ability to make 21 grams of protein with no added sugar taste like delicious cookie dough! In fact, you can actually add a pat of butter to the top of your Quest bar and microwave it to create a cookie-like creation. It may seem crazy to microwave a protein bar, but I’m telling you it will completely change your life!
Even after I’m fed and 0ver-caffeinated, I still like to take a quick shower to wake up. The Cosmetic Boulevard coffee scrub’s invigorating scent instantly gives me a boost of energy, and the exfoliating scrub sloughs away any dry and flaky skin! It’s definitely a new favorite for the winter season. After I’m showered, it’s time to assemble my outfit aka battle gear. On Black Friday, my uniform of choice includes black leggings, knee-high boots, and the coziest sweater I can find. I always slip Foot Petals in my boots to keep my feet properly cushioned all day long. I probably walk about ten miles throughout the course of the day on Black Friday, and I don’t have time for blisters or aching feet! I finish the look by tying my hair into a topknot with a Simbihaiti hair bracelet. In addition to keeping my hair tightly secured in Black Friday’s extreme shopping conditions, a portion of the proceeds from Simbihaiti’s hair bracelets go towards employing Haitians to install water filtration devices throughout the country. It’s amazing to know that one little hair accessory can help Haiti increase their supply of clean drinking water!
After I get dressed, I like to add a few little necessities to my purse to keep me going throughout the day. I always like to have a snack on hand, so I pack another Quest Bar just in case I get hungry. My handy Shopular stress relief ball and Crazy Rumors lip balm are absolute essentials for long and oftentimes boring lines. The soft stress ball is fun to play with while I’m waiting in line, and the Crazy Rumors lip balm adds moisture and an amazing raspberry sherbet scent to my lips while also distracting me from my crazy surroundings! The lip is all-natural and vegan, and you can get 20% off your purchase with the Shopular App! I also like to pack Vermints, my favorite organic peppermints for moments when I feel like I might fall asleep. The zesty mint flavor instantly enlivens my mood, and I love that they don’t include any nasty chemicals like other brands do! If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer, you can use the code A07MGX0M1D6B to get 25% off Vermints until New Year’s Eve!
By now, the caffeine has definitely kicked in, and I’m ready to go. Once I get to the stores, I take out my shopping list and immediately open the Shopular app on my phone. Shopular is a free app for your smartphone that gives you access to all of the major stores’ weekly ads and coupons. That’s right- there’s no longer a need to carry around a dozen ads and an envelope of clipped coupons on your shopping trip. The Shopular provides everything you need with a few taps of your finger, and it’s an absolute essential for any shopping trip but especially for Black Friday! The app makes it so easy to score the best deals and take advantage of the latest coupons, so you’ll save more money with less effort. Trust me- it’s going to become your new shopping BFF.
After a long day of Black Friday shopping, I cannot wait to sit down and relax. As soon as I walk through the door, my boots come off and I slip on a pair of Dearfoams slippers. The Dearfoams slippers are completely adorable, and they might be the most comfortable slippers in the entire world. The ultra-thick cushioning is so luxurious and soft, so you can bet I will be wearing them all winter long! If I have enough energy, I’ll change into my warmest pajamas before collapsing onto the couch to start watching Home Alone and eating all sorts of unhealthy foods. What can I say? It’s a Black Friday tradition. After a grueling day of competitive shopping, I deserve a macaron or two!
What’s in your Black Friday survival kit? Have you used Shopular before?
Thanks to Shopular for sending me this incredibly generous Black Friday survival kit!