I'm not an American and I don't live in the US. I'm a Canadian living in Canada. Like most Canadians I live very close to the border that runs between Canada and the US. Because of that proximity, the US tends to be a big influencer. Take Black Friday. We don't technically have a Black Friday in Canada. Our Thanksgiving occurs way back in early October. But we hear and see all about it, and over the last few years it has started to become incorporated in businesses north of the border.
The draw of big savings is hard to avoid. Everywhere you see and hear about savings, savings, savings.
I was able to snag the biggest savings of all. I stayed away. I stayed away from the stores, both physically and via the internet. By not shopping I didn't spend any money which gave me a big 100% savings.
Did you also save big? Good for you!