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I wasn’t trying to, but I cheated.  Well I wasn’t trying to the first time. This happened while I was visiting my family over the Thanksgiving holidays.  As usual on Thanksgiving something is needed from the store.

So my dad and I head out to Wal-Mart. When we arrived of course they were getting ready for the big sales scheduled to start at 6pm and 8pm.

I decided to get a couple of the sale items and see if I could buy them before the sale started. To my surprise I could, and I paid the sale price.

After we took my mom what she needed from the store, we went back to Wal-Mart and did our shopping hours before the sale started.  I am very thankful for that.