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Braving Black Friday? Avoid Parking and Traffic-Here’s How

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013

Transportation Ideas

The Holidays are upon us-just ask them.

For most of us that means family, fun, food and Black Friday (or for those that don’t venture out, preferring the comfort of slippers and a computer screen, Cyber Monday)!

For some families, Black Friday is more than a shopping day-it has become as much as tradition as other holiday celebrations.  For others, it’s about waiting all year to get (insert big shiny new item here) for (insert amazing discounted price here).  And still others, Black Friday is just a creative way to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories (shed my food baby from yesterday AND pick up a pair of slippers for Aunt Betty?!  Score!).  At any rate, Black Friday is a huge tradition that many Americans choose to take part in, despite some of the major deterrents associated with the day.

Allow me to impart a bit of knowledge as to the history of the name of the biggest shopping day of the year: several decades ago, the term “Black Friday” was first coined by shoppers as a less than affectionate term to describe the ghastly traffic and near impossible parking situations that were associated with the day.   As the success of the holiday began to skyrocket, retailers began to refer to the name as a description for their profits, since Black Friday was quickly becoming a day when many retailers would see their revenues go from being “in the red” to “in the black”.  While retailers may look forward to Black Friday for the above reason, shoppers still have to face traffic congestion and parking nightmares in order to get to the shopping destination of their choice.

For those of you brave souls that will be venturing out, here’s an idea about how to effectively mitigate the risk of traffic congestion and/or parking traumas: let us do the driving.  Book your town car or SUV for you and your friends/family, and you can enjoy Black Friday that much more.  No more scouring the mall parking lot desperately searching for a parking spot-ANY PARKING SPOT-to pull into.  No more worrying about how you’ll even get into the parking lot, because the traffic is so congested that the entrance seems impossible to access.  No more dealing with your bossy sister-in-law who turns into the world’s worst backseat driver when she is in a hurry to get to Macy’s by 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday, and 5:01 a.m. is unacceptable.  Seriously.  Start your holiday savings early by booking a car with us (you’ll save over 35% by booking with us over other vendors), share the cost among you and your shopping companions, and relax knowing that half of the stresses of Black Friday are eliminated, and you can focus on enjoying the day with your family and friends.

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