Anyone else plan shopping during Superbowl Sunday?

peegeeFebruary 1, 2014

DD and I usually plan an outing as the stores are pretty quiet....anyone else?

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camlan

The malls are deserted on Superbowl Sunday. Found that out by accident several years ago.

But do watch out for stores that close early, so that employees can get home to watch the game. Even the big anchor stores in my local mall close an hour or two early that day.

I have to go to a christening, so I won't be shopping. I will have to listen to the complaints of many of the guests about the timing of the event, even though we will all have plenty of time to get home before the game itself starts. Apparently, missing the pre-game shows is a big deal.

I will be watching the Puppy Bowl. Unless I'm watching the Kitten Bowl. Or watching a Doctor Who marathon. I haven't decided. I do have the snacks ready.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 2:00PM
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oldfixer

No game for me, or shopping either. Got things to do.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 2:09PM
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Olychick

Yes! I am in the Seattle area and went plant shopping (Spring fever) during the last playoff game. It was divine! Not only the emptiness of the stores and restaurants but the traffic (which is usually horrendous in Seattle) was so light as to be non-existent!

So, back to Seattle I go on Sunday, but am worried some of the smaller places might be closed. It's crazy. I wish people got so excited about something worthwhile.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 2:26PM
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gibby2015

No I'll be on my way to St. Thomas USVI for a business meeting - woohoo. Can't wait to get away from the snow and cold.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 5:59PM
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hhireno

I would rank these activities in this order:
Go to St Thomas with Gibby
Go to a mall
Go plant shopping
Help Oldfixer
Do just about anything else
Be in a room with a tv on to the game

I find the whole thing tedious and uninteresting. I don't need anything or I'd take advantage of the empty stores and go shopping. I'll probably read. Maybe I'll watch Downton Abbey instead of recording it.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 8:22AM
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kswl2

Well, since we dont have television I will certainly not be watching the Super Bowl, but I would not watch it if I did have tv service. In fact, if it was held in my backyard I would not bother to glance out the window. Today is the Easter Sunday of the Church of the NFL for the faithful, and I guess the malls will all be deserted, but since we don't have a mall either I will just have to stay home and read a book :-)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:44AM
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camlan

What kills me is that some of the same stores that made their employees go to work on Thanksgiving day are letting those same employees out an hour or two early for a football game.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 11:51AM
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countryatheart

While I live in the shopping mecca of the southwest suburbs of Chicago I will stay home to catch the commercials. They surely will be discussed at work Monday morning. Oh and Bruno Mars is part of the half time show!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 12:05PM
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jterrilynn

I made the mistake of food shopping at Costco on a Saturday one day before Super Bowl and lived to tell the story. In my fifty three years on this planet I have never come across so many rude people in one spot. I had to double check myself to make sure I really wasnâÂÂt invisible.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 12:14PM
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melsouth

We love Colorado and have been fans of the Denver Broncos for thirty years, so we can't wait for the big game!

A side note:
I'm so sorry to hear of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
Very sad and a waste of a great talent.
(Reported drug overdose.)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 3:39PM
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gail618

Oh No -- I didn't know that he died -- he's one of my favorites. So sad. So much talent.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 4:20PM
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peegee

Camlan - such an interesting point about some employers and Thanksgiving vs Superbowl. ! I'm heartened to hear that for some others nearly anything else also sounds more appealing, as with all the hype it sometimes feels like DD and I are the only ones totally disinterested. LOL at Kswl, "if it was held in my backyard I would not bother to glance out the window." !!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 4:38PM
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hhireno

KSWL used that phrase one before, years ago, and I've adopted it since then. Love it. Perfectly sums up my interest level.

For years we attended a SB party, which was nice for catching up with a few people I only saw at that party. There were plenty of other people like me who weren't interested in the game. Over the years the crowd has dwindled and the food has suffered so I wasn't looking forward to it this year. Luckily, the host canceled.

Here are other popular things I don't think are interesting:
Any sporting event, including the Olmypics
Award shows
Reality shows

Here is something I do seem to like
Making lists

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 5:49PM
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joaniepoanie

Am keeping DH company while he watches.....will make dinner in a few minutes and we'll eat during the halftime show. Could care less about the game and sports in general. Hoping to see some good commercials and like Bruno Mars, but am otherwise surfing the net and reading the paper. And praying we get the predicted snow overnight so I don't have to work tomorrow!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 7:04PM
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lizzie_grow

Not shoppingâ¦watching our Seahawks, but it totally stresses me out!! I have to take breaks. Would I be heartbroken if I missed it? No...

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 7:11PM
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Olychick

Well, I just got back from plant shopping and it was surreal. The freeway between Seattle and Olympia looks as if something apocalyptic happened - there were virtually NO cars for long stretches. And I figured all the law enforcement folks were parked someplace watching or listening to the game - didn't see one patrol car anywhere.

My friend and I were the ONLY customers in a HUGE garden/nursery center after the game started. Then we stopped along the way home to get coffee and there were no customers at one of the largest Starbucks in the area- 3 baristas all to ourselves.

I think the superbowl with the local team playing might now be my favorite day, because everything else is MINE! Now if I could only figure out how to make that $350 pine tree I found mine.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 8:56PM
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kswl2

Lol, Hhireno, I am repeating myself :-)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:00PM
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peegee

Olychick - Our experience at Homegoods and a few other stores was surreal to us, too, from the nearly empty parking lots to more employees than shoppers. No waiting - no lines. Was great!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:02PM
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suero

I went to a superbowl Party, with the emphasis on Party. There was a game going on in the background, but lots more conversations and eating going on in the foreground. The party was fun, but most people left to watch Downton Abbey.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:38PM
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lizzie_grow

AFTER the game in our neighborhood, fireworks, people out cheeringâ¦pretty fun!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:40PM
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terriks

I had a nap :)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:47PM
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Faron79

Oh dear...my 2nd religion...the NFL, is taking a beating here!

Was my weekend to work. Store was pretty slow today!
DW is like most of you! Doesn't care much about the game!

It was fun watching Seattle dismantle Peyton & the Broncos though!

Faron

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 11:39PM
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