Well that’s a first, all right!
The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County star was anticipating to battle the Black Friday crowds as she hit the chain store for some early morning doorbusters — the first time she’s ever participated in the annual shopping craze.
Instead, Judge’s Target store in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, was vacant.
“Hmmm not what I expected,” Judge wrote in the caption of an Instagram video showing the empty asiles. “First time ever Black Friday shopping. I was so excited to fight the crowds!”
“I got up for this, the crowds!” she said sarcastically in the video. “Target? Not too many crowds.”
Of course, Judge’s experience was very different than what many shoppers put up with as they set out to save while crossing items off their holiday shopping list. Many stores like Target opened up for a few hours on Thanksgiving evening and then reopened again early morning Friday, bringing large crowds both times.
An estimated 115 million people are expected to shop from Black Friday to CyberMonday, NBC News reported, though — for the first time ever — online holiday shopping is predicted to beat in-store sales this year.
Judge didn’t make it out Thursday night for shopping as she was hosting Thanksgiving in her home for the last time (she’s recently purchased a new house, to which she’ll be renovating and relocating).
Joining her for dinner were her mother, husband Eddie, daughter Sophia, 11, and sons Ryan, 31, and Spencer, 17 — all of whom appeared in a video Judge posted to her Instagram Stories.
Sophia cooked for the first time and even created the menu (which included turkey, baked potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie).
Spencer and Eddie got in on the action, too: Spencer made his “famous cheesecake” and Eddie crafted Moscow mules.
“Put a fork in me,” Judge captioned on Instagram selfie after the meal on Thursday night. “I’m done.”