It used to be that I'd rise at 3 or 4 in the morning on Black Friday and shop. There were always great deals and I could (usually) get back to the house in time to make breakfast for the family.
There were downsides, of course. I once won a $500 early shopper prize and proceeded to spend that and $200 more (what was I thinking?). And there was the time I bought a shop vac for $20. I had no idea what a shop vac was, but I didn't have one and it was $20! We all get caught up in the moment, don't we?
But now stores and online retailers have great deals online AND you can sleep in. This holiday season I have yet to set foot in a store.
I have, however, walked many steps. Steps to answer the door when the UPS or USPS make a delivery. And the guest bedroom is full of packages.
Have you changed your holiday shopping habits as the world changes?
Melinda Curtis is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author. Her latest release You May Now Kiss the Bridesmaid is a sweet romantic comedy in her Bridesmaids series. If you haven't signed up for the Sweet Romance Reads newsletter, you can do so by checking out the sidebar.