Friday, November 23, 2012

Krystal Shannan's Stop on the Black Friday Event #BkFriHop



So I actually pulled an all-nighter last year. Midnight till about 11:30am. I went out with my mom and my sister, then met my mother-in-law and sister-in-law around 6am and stayed with them the rest of the morning. I was a lot of fun, but...

Sooooooooo not doing that again!!!! Well, maybe....

I got everything I needed for Christmas gifts, but I was so wiped out for the rest of the weekend. 

What are your plans this year? Are you staying in or going out?

Be sure to leave a comment to win a $5 Amazon gift card from me and a copy of my new novella Open House: Pool of Souls Book 1


Intrinsically woven into the fabric of human existence, Aphrodite, Titan Goddess of Love and Passion, dedicates herself to matching soul mates.

Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin missed their original chance to bond when Ares, God of War, took control of Robert's career ten years ago. Their souls have naturally pulled them back together for a second chance at love, but...How far will the gods go to get their own way?

Will divine influence create another perfect match or will it tear them apart forever?

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Rebecca opened the bag of takeout and handed Robert his box of lo mein while she went looking for her edamame and salt. She grabbed a mini eggroll and popped it into her mouth. The fried crispy pork and veggie flavors were heaven in her mouth. She moaned in satisfaction. The beans were at the bottom of the sack. She pulled out the box and popped open the little container of salt.

“Good?” Robert asked before shoveling a bite of noodles into his mouth.
“Delicious. Want one?” Rebecca held out another mini egg roll. Robert shook his head. She shrugged and popped it into her mouth as well. He chuckled.
“What if I changed my mind?”
      “It’s too late now, genius; I swallowed it.” Rebecca laughed and broke open an edamame bean. She licked the salt off the pod and sucked the three little soybeans into her mouth. When she glanced up from her food, she couldn’t help but smirk. Robert had frozen in place, chopsticks midway to his mouth, and was just watching her eat. His brown eyes had darkened, and he was looking at her as though she were dinner instead of the lo mein. 

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Now what are those prizes?

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everything but the swag prize is international

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Shopping!

108 comments:

  1. I hate the crowds so I'm staying in and I'm thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  2. Enjoying the hop!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. We don't do Black Friday here. Even so, I'm staying in. Words don't write themselves. ^_^

    aldreaalien[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]nz

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  4. We don`t have Black Friday deals here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like these, lol.

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. The only Black Friday shopping I'll do is on-line! I don't love those crowds! Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  6. No Black Friday here in the UK but proper sales are more horrifying than a full blown zombie attack! Would rather stay in and read or write. Thanks for the giveaway. SJThomaswpr@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. I never Black Friday shop, the crowds scare the stuffing out of me! swampfox919 @ gmail . com

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  8. I'm staying in.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  9. The only Black Friday shopping I'll do is on-line! I don't love those crowds! Thanks for the giveaway.

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  10. thank you a lot for this giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Thanks for helping to add to my TBR list. I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds good. brendem7@comcast.net

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  12. BF craziness is not for me! Me a fraidy cat! lol

    Thanks for keeping me distracted while others brave the madness!

    brbalwaysATyahooDOTcom

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  13. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  14. I prefer shopping online (I'm a international reader ^_^) we do have our own version of the Black Friday only it lasts three days. But I don't like the pushing and grabbing.
    fiza700[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I went out last night and got what i wanted, waited in line :( now i remember why i dont do that.lol
    Thank you for the chance, what a great hop :)
    elliott2668[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. We watch tv and comment on the craziness,but don't risk life and limb for a small reward.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. no going out for me :)
    thanks1
    swordlily_girl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. Thank you for participating - I'm happiest staying in without a crowd where I can read and look about ..

    glhince (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Definitely staying in!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I dont go out because I dont like to deal with the lines, people and weather. Thx for the hop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  22. I have never shopped on Black Friday. I hate shopping and crowds.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  23. Staying in -- deadlines!

    meliaalexander at comcast dot net

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  24. Definitely staying in. I love shopping but not in those crowds. Your a brave woman. ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!

    jinni_james@yahoo.com

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  25. I'm feeling way behind - no Christmas shopping done yet, Black Friday or otherwise! Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  26. We did actually venture out this morning at hit Home Depot at 5:00 a.m. for a tree. Every single Christmas item we had burned in a shed fire we had back in April. While I am mourning the loss of 50+ years of holiday collectibles, I am grateful for our home, safety, and health. SO, getting this tree, our first "start over" Christmas item, made this a bittersweet Black Friday.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway. Much more fun doing this than fighting crowds at stores.

    charraddon (at) pobox (.) com

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  28. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail.com

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  29. I'm staying in. I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  30. I went shopping last night....ugh lol

    cynthia garcia
    shygrumpychica1@hotmail.com

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  31. I only went to one store last night because they had really expensive washers and dryers on sale 50% off so hubby and I got a new one. Also, you're books look really good. I will be looking them up on my nook once I'm done hopping :).

    kbaker0515@yahoo.com

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    1. Yay for new washer and dryer! Hope you enjoy, Open House. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. I don't go shopping on black friday if I want something my sister goes and she will pick it up for me.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. no shopping today

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. No shopping for me today, probably next year though! :) Just staying in doing the blog hop thing, Thanks for your giveaway!! :) Happy holidays to you and yours.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  35. I hate shopping on the best of days, so there really is no chance I will brave the crowds on black friday.

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  36. I'm not a black friday shopper ktyler13@yahoo.com

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  37. Unfortunately, I'll be staying in. angelacisco79@yahoo.com

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  38. I am not a fan of Black Friday. Too many people. christiethemom@hotmail.com

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  39. This year I will be home. A relaxing day by myself. Thanks for doing the hop!
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I stayed in and made hubby go before he went to work.
    kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

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  41. The tale of my first, last and only Black Friday shopping trip involves a hoop skirt and security guard. Thanks for your experience.

    mreauow at gmail dot com

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  42. No shopping. Blog hopping. Black Friday only refers to my boots and scarf I wear to walk the dog.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  43. oooo I am in..
    musings-of-a-bookworm@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. There was some great deals this year I wished I could have gotten but no money.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I had a great time shopping with my daughter and granddaughter this morning. Happy Thanksgiving!

    sandywolters(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I got up super early yesterday for a sale, then went out last night and again today. I think it's fun, but I agree it's pretty exhausting.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  47. I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it's not for me. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  48. I'm staying home, I don't like waiting in long lines. Great blog hop! Thanks for the giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  49. I stay home! Don't like crowd, traffic or idiots!

    Cindy Barton
    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  50. I went to a shopping center today, but only to watch a movie there. I've already got the presents.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  51. Staying in and enjoying it with my kindle and left overs! YUM!
    0713iv@gmail.com

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  52. Already did my shopping earlier today and last night! The biggest deals I went to get were a $339 iPad 2 & $199 Xbox/Kinect/2game bundle~ got both and a few other goodies~<333

    Going to just enjoy the hop now~ thank you for the giveaway!

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

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  53. I'm staying in this year.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  54. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    taccb_1981@yahoo.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mamamoss08@hotmail.com

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  56. I am definitely staying in today, most things can wait LOL
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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  57. Didn't go out shopping this morning, crowds that big scare me.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  58. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can't handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. Today I got a programmable slow cooker for $9.99 online and got free shipping too. Didn’t even have to get dressed LOL. I am a sucker for the Happily Ever After which is why I like the romance books. I especially like the paranormal or futuristic romance books with hot sexy alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  59. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I'm staying in. The crowds are much too big and feral :/
    farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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  61. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! Im spending the day with my family, eating leftovers from turkey day and blog hopping. lol Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! angadair@nwcable.net Thanks for the hop!

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  63. I braved the shopping last night for a great deal on some pillows. Definitely worth it after sleeping on them but probably will not be doing that again for quite awhile if ever! I commend you on lasting as long as you did!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. i'm don't with stores on bfriday too many crowds, did do a little online shopping - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  65. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  66. I'm staying home--not just because I hate BF, but also because I'm busy trying to redo my upstairs. Also, as we just got two new dogs a few days back, I'm trying to get them trained and happy. Harder to do when I already have two cats--they, needless to say, are NOT at all happy with us. LOL.

    Enjoy!
    TBQ
    The_Book_Queen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. I only shop on Black Friday if it's online lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  68. I hit the stores last night. They didn't open until 1:00 here in MA, but I was in line at 10:00 with my teen daughter. It's the only day of the year that I actually thrive on the lines and crowds. You won't see me going near any large store or mall for the rest of the season.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. well, I went out... But only to a couple stores at around 7:30 this morning as i figured the stores i would be going to would be slow and not busy... I was right got what i needed and got out.. now home.. Like a good deal but not the craziness.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  70. Staying in. I hate shopping and all the crowds.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  71. We did not go shopping, but went for a walk . After having a 2nd day of the turkey leftovers, we needed the exercise.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  72. No Black Friday shopping for me. I did it once a few yrs. ago & that was enough for me.
    JessieL62@comcast.net

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  73. On-line shopping is my style.

    nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

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  74. I am an on-line Black Friday shopper only! Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

    cguidroz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  75. Thanks for participating! I did some online shopping today.

    Have a great holiday season!

    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I love to shop on the internet. Thanks for the hop.
    pt.macias@yahoo.com

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  77. I did all of my shopping on Amazon today. Thanks for the giveaway!
    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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  78. To much madness for me I'd say!

    A great giveaway thank you!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  79. I never shop on BF, only hike.

    melhalp at msn.com

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  80. i went out shopping last night and then again this morning and im beat

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  81. I did my shopping early, and did a little online as well. Have almost all of my gifts now.

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

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  82. Thanks for joining the blog!

    eliseandtegan@gmail.com

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  83. I am not shopping. Not for me. Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  84. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'm not shopping today but I'm waiting for boxing day!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. Thank you for the great giveaway! I didn' go out shopping I stayed home did a little shopping on amazon!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway! I did do some shopping and got some great deals :)

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I don't shop on Black Friday not even online.
    Z
    Seawitch reviews @ yahoo .com

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  88. I never do the Black Friday thing. I took the car for its state inspection then the family put up the Xmas tree and I made ginger bread houses with the girls.

    christina
    cgricci@yahoo.com

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  89. I can't imagine doing my entire list of Christmas presents in one night. BRAVO! I haven't shopped yet and I usually procrastinate until the last minute. I don't know what's worse...Black Friday or a week before Christmas.

    mrs.hildebrand AT gmail.com

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  90. It's been so fun reading everyone's comments. I see a theme of no shopping though. I have to confess I broke down again this year and went shopping. LOL, I did not however pull another all nighter, but I did spend the entire day 9am to 4pm with my mom, sister, and sister-in-law. It was fabulous, not too busy, and we had a great day.

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  91. Cyber Monday is much more my style than Black Friday! Thank you for participating in this blog hop and for the great giveaway!

    Julie K
    kornhsl@yahoo.com

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  92. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I went shopping and got most of the Christmas presents done. I will have to try the cyber stuff next year tho I keep saying that every year.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  93. I have no interest in braving the crowds on black Friday. Your all-nighter sounds like a nightmare to me.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  94. Waiting out for Cyber Monday

    Happy Holidays

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

    Follower

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  95. I went out shopping on and off. Also did some decorating around the house, and now, am hopping!

    Barbara
    bbsbooknook@aol.com

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  96. I am not a Black Friday Shopper I am more of a Cyber Monday Shopper Black Friday is to chaotic for me lol.
    sadase98(at)gmail.com

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  97. I do like to shop on Black Friday, but the last few years I have found better sales, No lines, No rude people, and free shipping on Cyber Monday.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  98. I'm from Jamaica so there are only a few sales. I'm planning on checking out a few places over the weekend. But I am checking Amazon online for deals on books today and tomorrow.

    queendsheena@hotmail.com

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  99. Hi Krystal!

    Just wanted to stop by and say hi. hope you had a great Turkey Day! Looks like you have had a great day on the blog!! Woohoo!

    3girlzmama@gmail.com

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  100. Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving! Wonderful mega-hop. Thanks, Krystal :-)

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  101. Staying in to grab online deals!

    Many thanks for being part of this hop and for the giveaway! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. No shopping this year. Hubby was robbed last week, really gave us something to be thankful for.

    Thanks for the giveaways!
    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  103. I'm staying in. I like to shop online, no crowds and good savings too. Thank you for the giveaway and being part of the blog hop. :)

    yazmin593 AT msn DOT com

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  104. I shop online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    nerdswillruleoneday@yahoo.com

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  105. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  106. thank you for the giveaway

    jase
    vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

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