Okay, marketing people. Here's my comment. Online shopping was fun on Black Friday. Not bad, but you people need to sweeten the pot.
I combed through me emails for the best deals. I ended up crossing some things off my list at http://www.littlemissmatched.com/ That was nice. And free shipping. Folks, if you can't offer free shipping then forget it. You don't get my internet business. The end. It's a deal breaker for me.
Aeropostle got me for just over $100. I do love the idea of a web-buster. And in our house, Aero hoodies are a highly coveted item. A daughter between 8 and 11 is always searching around and muttering, "mom, have you seen my Aero hoodie?" Adding two more to our collective wardrobe is smart mothering. The end. Even Mimi, especially when she's sick, asks for someones Aero sweatshirt. They are perfect. Regular price hovers around $44.50. Black Friday price on some was as low as $15. Cha-ching. Wowza. Aero t-shirts are a hit in my house, too. So much of a hit that a 'regular' shirt doesn't feel right anymore. My girls like t-shirts long and snug. They were down to $7. Yes ma'am. I'll take two. And . . . the highly coveted Aero bear. Last year, we had our sights set on the Aero bear. No such luck. This year, online shopping for the Aero bear will draw at least one "ahh" from my moody pre-teen who is so, very hard to buy for. Getting the Aero bear freezes her in time for one more year as a little kid who appreciates a goofy stuffed animal . . . because, honestly, it's not JUST a stuffed animal. It's the Aero bear.
Land's End was a strikeout. Zappos was a strikeout. There was NOTHING on sale. Seriously. Nothing different from everyday pricing. Kohl's . . . is only offering 15% off. What?? I can get that anyday. And free shipping, but let's be honest. Kohl's is a five minute drive from my house. If I'm going to bear the horror of lines on Black Friday, I want a damn good deal. Damn good. Like, almost free. My other favorite haunt, Sierra Trading Post . . . well, I still have that open in my browser. We'll see.
Overall . . . I'm happy with my Aero bear and the necessities purchased, BUT, I'm still searching for couple of show stoppers.