Best Buy's Black Friday VIP Contest

I have a confession to make: I have never participated in Black Friday madness. Nope. Never have, and hopefully, never will.

Instead, I always plan a really, really long bike ride to burn off the sweet potatoes with marshmallows. However, my parents, well into their 70s, head out to the stores at midnight, ready to face the pushing, shoving, scratching, and clawing, to score some great deals. Maybe I was adopted.

If you want to really do up Black Friday in style, Best Buy has the contest for you. They're looking for contestants who will win a limo-ride to one of 25 stores at 4:30 AM, before the stores open to the general non-VIP public, with opportunities to buy special door-buster deals. Aren't you gonna feel special? There will also be prizes for you and three guests, and a Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra-cam.

Think you have what it takes? Best Buy wants to see your video of you or an essay explaining "how Black Friday shopping is an important holiday tradition for you and your family, and what kinds of rituals you have to do to make the morning after Thanksgiving an enjoyable kickoff to the holiday season."

Here is a list of cities with participating stores.

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa
  • Washington, D.C. -Leslie Shapiro

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