Trolleys at the ready. Let the stampede begin.
And if you are one of the lucky ones, you might even squeeze in a hair or beauty appointment as well.
What we know for sure is that it is going to be a busy week from now until lockdown-light begins at 00.01 on November 27.
The new restrictions bring us a lot closer to the near house imprisonment most of us experienced in March, although with one key difference — it will not be an offence to leave home without a “reasonable excuse”.
What could possibly go wrong?
With the clock already ticking, shops are braced for one of their busiest trading periods this year, come rain, hail or snow, over the next six days.
For while there will be many happy to go online for purchases, thousands of others will still want to do their Christmas shopping in person, in what little time they have left.
It is hard to see this being conducive to keeping the R rate down, but I am no epidemiologist and I’m sure our Executive factored this into their decision-making process.
Something had to be done to protect the health service — that is not in question.
What is disputed, and what has angered so many members of the Northern Ireland retail and hospitality sector, is the meandering journey they took us on to this inevitable and predictable cul-de-sac.
Meanwhile, on the streets, standards are slipping alarmingly. Twice this week I walked past individuals in shops who were wearing their masks on their chins. This half-measure, this unhealthy hybrid, has become an all-too-common sight.
And we all know people who have “popped in” to a friend’s house for coffee at a time when we are not supposed to be meeting up with anyone outside our own household unless it is outdoors or in a ‘bubble’ arrangement.
A senior police officer is said to have complained that the PSNI has been “run ragged” trying to curb house parties - and ‘tis not even the season to be jolly yet.
A prominent publican recently told me that 20 pints of beer were ordered by one householder prior to a Six Nations rugby game — an extremely thirsty person, or a group of friends who had gathered to watch the match?
Perhaps that is why they have tightened that clause in the updated restrictions — now it is “no household gatherings of more than one household” excepting existing “bubbles” and ignoring the elephant in the room that is the nearby petri dish, also known as school.
But, as politicians are now fond of saying, it is what it is... just five weeks before Christmas, and only one of those is guaranteed to have universally unshuttered retail.
Meanwhile the big supermarkets and Amazon should express their gratitude to our Executive for the free advertising.
For many people, it will be more important than ever to have a good Christmas this year because 2021 is threatening to be a rather unhappy new year blighted by job losses, shop closures and falling income.
Vaccines are on their way, but some bells cannot be unrung.
Many shops will not survive during what should be their busiest trading period. Such businesses simply cannot continue on zero profits and sustained losses.
It would be nice if Stormont funding would follow lockdowns the way night follows day, yet the certainty of the former and uncertainty of the latter continue to go hand in hand.
Enjoy your sit-down coffee this week, as you take a welcome break from streets thronged with people wondering if this really is their last opportunity to sample the New Normal Christmas.
Bargains may abound, but good tidings are in short supply.