While I don’t like the cold, I still love the end of the year because of all of the wonderful holidays that occur in this time. I love dressing up on Halloween and having a good time with friends, eating a delicious meal with the people I care about on Thanksgiving, spreading gifts and cheer on Christmas, and ushering in the start of a brand new year on New Year’s. Although there is also a smaller holiday thrown in there that may be my favorite, and that would be Black Friday. This special event takes place right after Thanksgiving and it’s every shopper’s dream and nightmare. The stores are packed and there’s enormous lines for everything, but if you’re brave enough to face the crowds you can walk away with some great savings. Whenever I find I need anything shortly before Black Friday occurs, I’ll add it to my list and try to get it then. Such as when I decided I needed a new heater. Since I don’t like the cold, as November was nearing its end, and Black Friday’s arrival, I began to get more and more uncomfortable. My house has a central HVAC system but it’s incredibly outdated and inefficient, making it way too costly to run for little heating benefits. While I wasn’t going to walk away with a whole new HVAC system for my home, I wrote down on my shopping list to search for a space heater while I was at the store. And, among the shopping frenzy, I managed to grab one! I spent $20 on a remote-controlled space heater that was usually priced at $100. I saved money buying it on Black Friday, and will continue to save money using a more energy-efficient heater – that’s what I call a good deal!