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Record Store Day Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

The Thanksgiving weekend is always bustling with family, good friends and even better food, but it also means some kind of sale is going on.  Typically, we’re in Las Vegas and my mother-in-law and I head out in the extreme early morning to take advantage of doorbusters at places like Target or Walmart.  This year, we’re here in San Diego, and last night, my husband and I actually went out after dinner and braved our local mall.  He wanted to take advantage of some Funko Pop exclusives at Game Stop and it was just as busy as if it were a regular weekend.  It was a bit much, and we headed home after just a round at the mall.

Although I won’t be giving into the craziness that is Black Friday, something we definitely have taken advantage of is Record Store Day’s version of this shopping holiday and participating in Small Business Saturday.


RSD Black Friday 11.24.17

Just like the Record Store Day listing that is put out annually in April, here is this year’s listing for RSD Black Friday 2017:


Here’s a list of some of my favorite record stores in San Diego.  Share some of your finds in the comments below!

Record City

M-Theory Music

Lou’s Records



I am such an advocate of shopping locally and showing the businesses in my local community love and support.  You can do the same by shopping small on Saturday and giving back to the community we live in by participating in Small Business Saturday.


Here are links to a few of my favorite local businesses in San Diego, which have been featured frequently here on my blog.  Show them some love on Small Business Saturday!

Vocabulary Boutique

Wysh Boutique

Carlsbad Village Faire

Bubbles Boutique

Sabre Springs Plaza

Poway Valley Center

Rancho Carmel Plaza

Liberty Public Market

Seaport Village

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, a Fruitful Black Friday & Shop Small on Saturday!


Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Deon, Dominic and I will be in Las Vegas tomorrow and through the weekend, while my sister, her family and our mom will remain in San Diego.

In addition to all of the Thanksgiving festivities and typical shopping on Friday (here’s a great Black Friday guide from Toyota of San Diego), there’s also Black Friday Record Store Day specials.  Remember, there is no such thing as “too many records”!


Once you’re done with Black Friday specials, please then support your local businesses and stores on Small Business Saturday.  There are so many great local shops in San Diego that need our patronage, and what better way than to start your holiday shopping with them!  I’ll be supporting the movement in Las Vegas while we’re there (starting with Zia Records), and I’ll be sure to do more when we return to San Diego!


So, may your Thanksgiving dinners and time with your family be delicious and joyous, and may all your shopping be fruitful.  Cheers!

(Top photo courtesy of Today at Truffles; second photo courtesy of Record Store Day; third photo courtesy of La Jolla Blue Book.)