4E’s Guide To Black Friday Shopping

Banner - Black FridayThe holiday season is right around the corner. Soon you’ll be sprawled about on a couch, wondering how it is humanly possible to still be alive after eating that much food. Soon after, you’ll be hit with a harsh dose of reality: you still haven’t bought any gifts for your friends and family. While this can be stressful, Black Friday, your last opportunity to get the best deals, can be even more stressful. 4E can make Black Friday the best Friday of the year with just several simple steps:

  1. Sleep late. If you’re going to be running around all day, you’re going to need a lot of energy. Eating so much yesterday probably took a lot out of you, so you’ll need some extra Z’s to feel refreshed.
  2. Wear a ski mask. You definitely don’t want to run into any of your high school ~friends~ when back in the home town. A nice ski mask will prevent awkward encounters and also keep you warm (darker colors = more sunlight absorbed)!
  3. Lie on the ground in front of Wal-Mart. In order to get the most incredible deals, like a refurbished low-grade tv that hopefully works for FREE, you’ll need to stake out your territory. Sprawling out across the ground is the best way to fend people off.
  4. Drive aggressively in the parking lot. There’s no hope in ever being able to find a parking spot if you’re not really willing to go for it at any cost. Reckless driving gets you a ticket, aggressive driving doesn’t.
  5. Don’t ask for help. You really can’t trust anyone. Everyone else vying for those clothes doesn’t care about you: not the store employees, not your friends, not even your family. Go it alone and don’t tell anyone your plans if you know what’s good for you.

    Trust NOBODY when it looks like this!

In the end, there’s always Cyber Monday. Happy shopping!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, telegraph.co.uk

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Yik Yak Contest

yikyak

There is nothing college students love more than finding new ways to procrastinate and getting free stuff. With that premise in mind, Yik Yak is holding a contest at Georgetown for students to win #free #swag. Yes, we said free!

All you have to do is:

  1. Find Yik Yak stickers around campus
  2. Tweet or Instagram them with the hashtag #SpotTheYak

AND THEN: Win Yik Yak-related prizes that give Yik Yak free advertising and give you #ultimatestreetcred.

tumblr_m0wcmbYAdD1rqfhi2o1_400

The contest opened at midnight today and will run until Friday (Feb. 6) at 11:59 pm. Check out the Facebook event here for details on all the prizes.

While using Yik Yak usually gives you intangible illusions of popularity and gratification via anonymous strangers, you can now receive actual, tangible rewards through your association with the app, including t-shirts, baseball caps and beer koozies (to hold your water bottles, obviously).

So take a break from passive aggressively posting about your roommate and constantly asking strangers whether you should tell that boy you like him, and go out and #SpotTheYak.

Photos/Gifs: Tumblr.com; dailydot.com

Dress Up and Win Money From Hoya Health Hut

Hoya Health Halloween Contest

Everyone loves a good ol’ run-in with the Hoya Health Hut. Nothing’s better than stopping by their pop-up kiosk on the way to class and walking away with some free stuff after learning some health info you PROBABLY should have already known by this point. But that’s what they’re there for: To tell you some super important stuff and give you free stuff just for listening!

In this case, that “free stuff” will come in the form of awesome gift cards to some of the best hangout spots in the Georgetown area. What’s the occasion? The Hoya Health Hut Costume Contest. You have until Nov. 8 to send in a perfectly filtered picture of your best costume from this weekend to [email protected]

GU Health Education Services will be posting your submissions on their Facebook page and the three pictures that acquire the most likes will win a prize. First place will walk away with a $100 gift card to Founding Farmers, second place will receive a $50 gift card to Pinstripes and third place will receive a $25 gift card to AMC.

Get your costumes ready and make sure they’re in great form for your Hoya Health Hut snapshot. Don’t worry, if you haven’t gathered your costume essentials just yet, we have a few suggestions.

Photo: photobucket.com