Black Friday Car Campout Event
It’s the event that everyone has waited all year for… We’re celebrating 25 years of Black Fridays at Eagle Eye with our biggest Car Campout yet!
You won't have to stand outside in the cold and can relax and enjoy time with your friends and family in the comfort of your vehicle. The party starts at 11 p.m. Thursday, November, 23, 2023, with live entertainment, food trucks, giveaways, and more!
Car Campout Live Stream
New this year: Stream directly from Vimeo! Download the app for the best option to livestream the campout and win prizes. If Vimeo is not working for you, come back here to our Black Friday page and watch below or tune in on 104.1 FM. The livestream starts at 11 PM on Thursday, November 23, 2023, with DJ Lew and DJ Dave. We will play great tunes, make announcements, and give away awesome prizes through games, drawings, and customer interaction. If you're having issues with the life stream tune in to our private station 104.1FM.
Black Friday Goody Bags
In previous years, we’ve given our famous Black Friday goody bags to the first 500 customers, but this year, it’s going to be better than ever! The first 1,000 customers in the doors will receive one of our famous Black Friday goody bags.
Inside each bag will be an assortment of FREE merch from our top brands, local business freebies, and an Eagle Eye gift certificate between $5-$500, randomly placed in each bag. This year, TWO lucky winners will receive a $500 gift certificate! These gift certificates must be used by 11 AM on Black Friday.
If you are not one of the 1,000 to receive a golden ticket for a bag you are encouraged to stick around for the party to win prizes. We will be giving an additional 1,000 green tickets that have an exclusive coupon and will be entered into giveaway drawings.
Car Campout Parking
Customers will be parking themselves. Look for our yellow signs labeled A-R. Park your car starting with A and go down the alphabet!
On Thursday night, November 23, 2023, at 11 PM, everyone must be in their car when we come around to pass out tickets! Don't lose your ticket! It not only gets you in the door when we open but will also be used for drawing giveaways throughout the night.
- Don’t “Clown Car” it or load it up in truck beds to cut the line… everyone must have a seatbelt to receive a ticket.
- One ticket per person. Everyone should stay in their cars until all tickets have been passed out.
- No RVs or double-space parking.
Car Campout Prizes & Giveaways
There will be giveaways throughout the night. Make sure you have signed up this year for our campout text messages. Follow the steps to the left to sign up. Make sure to only reply “yes” and that you receive the confirmation text. There will be trivia questions on the livestream throughout the night to enter for prizes. Only text the answer to each question one time. Once tickets have been distributed, there will be additional giveaway drawings. Make sure you keep your ticket and listen for your number. There will be exclusive drawings for green tickets. You must be present to win the prizes.
Food Trucks Attending
Mural City Coffee Co.
Earnie's Food Truck
Tin Pig BBQ
Food Truck Services will close at 4:00 AM. Porta-Potties will also be available on-site.
Black Friday & Car Campout FAQs
Have questions? Our own Eagle Eye employees will be there to answer any questions you may have throughout the night. Look for our team members in bright vests and light up attire.
Shortly before 5 AM, we will begin calling customers over the radio by ticket number to line up in-front of the store. Please do not exit your car until your ticket number has been called.
At 5 AM, the doors will open. You must present your ticket to receive a goody bag. No ticket equals no bag; those are the rules.
All goody bags will be passed out Black Friday morning at opening, if you miss your ticket number being called (because you left or fell asleep in your car) you will be skipped and the person after you will receive your bag.
Can I bring an RV?
No. You will need to be able to fit your vehicle in a single parking space.
What time should I arrive at the Car Campout?
It is entirely up to our customers when they want to park. Parking signs will be placed in our lot lettered A-V… Start at A and go through V. Our Live DJ will begin on our radio station and individual tickets will be passed out by row starting around 11 PM on Thursday. We are not responsible for overnight or abandoned cars when we come around with tickets. If you are not in your car when we come around with tickets, your car will be skipped. It is recommended to be in your car by 10:45 pm as the first part of our ticket team will start getting a head count for each car at this time.
Will I still get something if I’m not a part of the first 1,000?
We definitely suggest joining in for the Car Campout fun even if you aren’t apart of the first 1,000. Anyone can participate in trivia throughout the night for a chance to win giveaway prizes! In addition to the 1,000 golden tickets, the next 1,000 to arrive for the campout, will receive a green ticket. There will be exclusive drawings for green tickets only throughout the campout. Also, everyone through the doors by 11 AM will get to shop our ENTIRE STORE at 20% off on Black Friday. Everyone with a green ticket will receive an additional 20%off coupon that can be used any time the following week.
How will the cashier know I was inside before 11 AM and get 20% off?
From 10-11 AM, we will hand out red cards to anyone still inside the store shopping. This card will indicate that you will receive the 20% off your entire purchase.* At checkout, hand the red card to the cashier to receive your discount. If you didn’t make it into the store before 11 AM, don’t worry. You can still receive $10-$50 off with our Turkey Bucks Coupons!
Will there be security on-site?
Yes, we will have security officers on-site during the event.
How old do you have to be to participate in the campout and get a bag?
All ages are welcome to participate in the campout, but activities, games, and prizes are best suited for kids 5 & up.
How do I sign up for text?
Make sure you are signed up for our text messages by texting “FRIDAY” to 833-915-1343. Reply YES. Make sure to not have anything else in the text. You should recive a confirmation text as shown in this example. When texting trivia answers, be sure to only send the answer to a question one time.
Do I have to sign up for text if I have in the past?
Yes! Please make sure you have entered this year’s text thread.
What is the difference from Green and Gold tickets?
The first 1,000 will receive a golden ticket, the next 1,000 will receive a green ticket. Only those with golden tickets will receive a bag at 5am when we open. Make sure you keep up with. your ticket. In the event not all 1,000 bags are claimed the order of the green tickets will determine those who are next in line. Green ticket recipients will be entered into exclusive giveaways and receive a special offer coupon for 20%off the following week. Everyone at the campout will be eligible to participate in giveaways through text and our live steam. All those in attendance will be among the first to enter the store and take advantage of the Black Friday deals with bet selection. The entire store will be 20% off until 11am.
When are the giveaways?
The giveaways will officially kick off around midnight. Be sure to sign up for the text messages and have your livestream going. The first giveaways will be through the livestream and test services to give time for tickets to be passed out. Once tickets are passed out, listen closely as your number may be called. Please report to the prize claim area in a timely manner or we will move on to someone else. You must be present at the campout to claim prizes.
How do we listen to the livestream?
The recommended way to join the livestream is directly through the Vimeo app. You can join here. If you are having issues with the app, try tuning in through the stream at the top of this page. The livestreams will have the strongest connection, helpful visual slides and less delay. If none of these are working, we will still have our private radio station, 104.1FM to listen in on.
Can we leave and come back?
Once rows A-V are filled, the parking lot will be closed off. It is very difficult to move cars once the party starts. If you are to leave, you will not be granted access to park in the main parking lot until after 5AM. Leaving the campout will also make you ineligible for any giveaways that happen the rest of the night. The doors open shortly before 5 AM, if you are not in line you will not be able to receive a bag.
What is there to do at the campout? Is there anything to do before 11?
- Trivia, games and prizes via the livestream.
- Dance parties/Dance floor: head up to the area around the DJ booth to stretch your legs and dance a bit.
- Food Trucks: The area to the right of the store will have food trucks open 9pm-4am. Porta-Potties will also be available in this area.
- Axtion Air: Action air will be open 8-11 Thursday night. Grab your parking spot then head over to the jump park! This is the perfect way to kill some time until the party officially kicks off. Just be sure to be back in your car before 11.
- Many campers like to head to other open businesses such as Waffle House. Be sure to be in your car for ticket distribution and stay close for giveaways. Remember cars cannot be moved.
“This was hands down the best event ever. This is now a new tradition for my family.”
“We loved the atmosphere and not having to wait outside in the cold!!!”
“We liked not having to stand in line. The party-like atmosphere was great! Planning and organization seemed excellent.”
“I loved this time to be able to make memories with my daughter.”
“It was perfect! Fun memories with daughter!”
“The entire staff was super friendly and very eager to help. Even though the line was wrapped around the entire store, the line was very efficient! We thoroughly enjoyed our night and will definitely be returning!”