My family had a fantastic time shopping today at the Sam’s Club Black Friday Open House which is going on now through tomorrow, Sunday, November 30th. No membership is required, so if you are not a member, this is your chance to check out all Sam’s Club has to offer!
I received a promotional item to facilitate this post.
Sam’s Club Black Friday Open House
We shopped and shopped for gifts for our extended family and loaded our cart with toys for all 6 of our nephews and niece, a couple family friends, and we even sneaked a few gifts for our kids without them even noticing! It was the perfect time to see what our kids wanted for Christmas, while we sneaked a few, there was no way to sneak the large items like this KidKraft Doll House for 12″ dolls. My daughter is going to LOVE opening this gift up on Christmas morning and I love the price, such a deal for a “Barbie” house!
My daughter loves Frozen and there was plenty of Frozen items to choose from. Sadly, my daughter is a bit young for this playhouse. She said she wished she was younger so she could have one.
My son is in fourth grade, so it is getting harder to shop for him. He found plenty that he liked at Sam’s Club today, including this Everlast Punching Bag. He’s going to have a huge smile on his face when he opens this up on Christmas morning!
Sam’s Club has all the popular name-brand toys that kids love! We are officially done shopping for our nephews, niece, and a couple other kids on our shopping list. It was so, so much fun shopping today in the toy aisle at Sam’s Club. We found so many great deals on toys today at Sam’s Club during their Black Friday Open House Weekend.
Oh, and don’t forget the batteries! We always buy our batteries at Sam’s Club – year-round.
It is especially important to stock up before Christmas. You don’t want disappointed kids on Christmas morning because their toys won’t work because there are no batteries. Nobody wants that!
Another fantastic deal that I saw today at the open house was for KitchenAid Mixers. Anyone that knows me knows that I Love my KitchenAid mixer and use it just about daily. This lovely mixer would make an excellent Christmas gift for any chef – or aspiring chef on your list. My mother-in-law gifted a KitchenAid Mixer to me for Christmas when my husband and I were first married. I had no idea how to use it when I received it but it didn’t take long to get to the point that I couldn’t cook/bake without it!
Another gift that will make ladies happy this season are UGG boots. I know there are many fans and at the price of just $149.98, Sam’s Club can’t be beat!
Sam’s Club also has a beautiful assortment of Christmas decorations for indoors and outdoors. I need to make a return trip back with just my husband and I to buy a few pieces to update our Christmas decor. My kids aren’t so interested, so I didn’t spend too much time today. I do enjoy lawn decorations and this pre-lit metal ornament would look gorgeous in any yard. Just imagine it shining on a fresh blanket of white snow.
Does your tree trimmings need updated? Sam’s Club has it all! My husband and I have been married for 16 years, some of our decorations are starting to show some wear. I’d like to add a few new sets of bulbs and ornaments this season as well as new garland and wreaths. There is so much at Sam’s Club that is calling my name…
Don’t forget the food! Sam’s Club makes it easy to entertain for Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Choose from aisle after aisle of party foods from the frozen food department to the bakery to the prepared foods. We always keep party food on hand from Sam’s Club to take with us to parties and gatherings.
We even sampled cream puffs today that ended up being low carb! You’ve gotta love the free samples at Sam’s Club! If we didn’t have that sample today, we wouldn’t have known how good it is for parties for my son who is Type 1 Diabetic. At only 3 carbs per puff, it’s a win-win.
We also had a lot of fun in the electronics department. We all oohed and awed at the big flat-screen televisions. My kids had fun checking out the home video security systems – I made a note to check them out more because it seemed like a really good deal for a DIY install.
I even found my Christmas gift, a new camera! Too bad I didn’t have it with me to take a better picture of it! ha! I needed a new point-and-shoot camera and found this Nikon Coolpix S9700 on sale for a great price!
I didn’t expect to find such a deal today and didn’t do much research before hand. Thankfully Sam’s Club offers FREE technical support 24/7 after the sale! I’ve never utilized this service until today but now that I know how friendly and helpful they are, I will for sure.
I’ve never had a camera that has a built-in GPS with Points of Interest (POI). I didn’t understand how it worked or how to access the data from each picture once it was taken. The friendly tech expert explained to me that it has a GPS adapter that gives a geographic reference, date, and time on each digital file. To access this data, all I need to do is right-click on the picture, scroll down to properties and find the data. The GPS is integrated within the electronic compass in the camera. He even told me how to turn this feature off and on if I ever wanted to.
Another feature that I didn’t understand how to use is the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility App. It is a way to remotely control my camera with my smartphone. He explained that it uses the Wi-Fi network that my phone is using to connect through the app on my phone. By using Wi-Fi and not Bluetooth, the range is up to 75 feet instead of around 10 with Bluetooth. He even gave me an application for it. If I’m taking a group picture, I can stand in the crowd with my camera on a tripod. When we are all ready, I can press the button on my phone to shoot the picture. I can’t wait to try this out tomorrow while visiting with my family for a belated Thanksgiving! The tech expert also explained that higher end cameras are also going to Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth, which made me feel good about my purchase today.
As you can see, I had a fantastic shopping experience today at Sam’s Club. There is still one day left for the Black Friday Open House as it runs through tomorrow, Sunday, November 30th. I invite you to check Sam’s Club out tomorrow for Christmas shopping, especially if you don’t have a membership.
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