I already had a non-refundable credit with IDEA. When I received the email, I saw it as an opportunity to stretch that money even farther. Other than that, I did ZERO Black Friday shopping.
I ended up getting three streaming videos from PTI 2013, after checking that they didn’t overlap with streaming content I’ve already paid to access. They ended up being only $14.95 each after the discount (just the videos – I didn’t need CECs).
For those who haven’t purchased a video from the site before, my favorites are:
Just about anything by Chuck Wolf, Justin Price, Michol Dalcourt or Leslee Bender.
I watched a Pilates video recently from one of the older conventions. I thought the information was excellent, though I found the presenter abrasive and don’t think I will order any more of his things. It is hard to go wrong, as nothing I have ever ordered from them has been bad. I took a class at IdeaWorld with Sue Holtzman and if they have anything with her I would absolutely recommend it. I really like IDEA. I like the quality of their educational offerings. I also completely understand needing training and wanting to get the best deals possible. If I were in the market for some CECs I would be shopping around for good prices on high quality CECs, and probably would take the opportunity to look for them.
That said, for me personally (and this is just my own ethos, no judgement for anyone else) i did not look at any ads for ‘black friday’ for ANYTHING on purpose. I think there is a big push toward consumption and spending, and I feel rather strongly that I do not want to wake up after having a day to think about and celebrate the people and things in life for which I am thankful to rush out to buy more stuff.