Filed under: Comfort at Camp, Entertaining Kids at Camp, Family Camping, Holidays on the Road, Kid-Friendly Trips
Black Friday Camping with an RV
Many folks enjoy getting killer deals the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, some will go to so much trouble as to camp outside of particular stores days in advance in order to get a good spot. While some will sit in a chair, others will actually pop-up a tent and get themselves extra comfortable since they figure they will be spending lots of time waiting, including at least one night there. They do this in order to get the first pick of all the amazing deals at a given store, and possibly even come up on a freebie or two.
Some 34 percent of American consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, the beginning of the hectic Christmas shopping season, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. Depending on their shopping list, people will camp outside of Walmart, Best Buy, Target, or any other store that offers the best deals on the items they desire. More often than not, stores will offer special savings and free stuff for the first 25 (or more) people in line. The freebies are enticing, but it is usually the dirt cheap electronics that really make people think twice about spending the night on the curb outside a store the nights leading up to Thanksgiving, until the usual opening time of midnight.
While I have never actually camped out for Black Friday savings, I know a few people who have. One such person actually shared a little secret with me that made a lot of sense. She and her husband brought the RV along for their black Friday camping and parked it nearby. This way, only one had to be outside staking their place in line at a time, while the other one was warm and cozy in their bed inside the RV. This made restroom-use, eating, and just staying warm and comfortable, a cinch. While some were just plain envious, others were smart enough to “make friends” with them to enjoy the obvious perks that come along with having an RV close-at-hand. Especially those with kids would find this to be a convenient set-up!