Shopping Partner is Your Phone
key to successful shopping. Call the centerís customer service, management
offices, or visit the World Wide Web to identify a list of stores, hours and
amenities prior to your visit. This will help identify which stores you want to
visit, as well as help to spark some ideas.
Secret to Shopping Endurance: Comfortable Clothes
centers are typically open-air and expansive. Comfortable, slip-on shoes and
clothes save time and anguish. And if you plan to try things on, a
neutral-colored top is recommended.
All About Who You Know: Get on Store Mailing Lists
stores have customer mailing lists located by the register. By placing your name
on these lists, youíll receive early notification of special sales and
Colors Donít Matter When Buying Gift Certificates
that someone on their list that is difficult to shop for; you buy and they
return. Consider either a center-wide gift certificate, available at center
management offices, or a merchant-specific gift certificate which can be
purchased directly from the store.
Rest Well. Shop Better
fatigue can impair judgement and reduce patience when shopping. So eat well
before shopping and pack a snack to take along. And be sure to get a full
nightís sleep before making the trip.
Occupied Child Is a Smart Shopperís Child
are child-friendly for those parents who have their children with them when they
holiday shop. Visit customer service booths for complimentary stroller rental
and directions to other amenities such as playgrounds or food courts.
are Worth the Trip
spend the day. Outlets are a viable alternative to regional malls and offer
consumers true one-stop shopping. Most outlet centers have stores with gifts for
men, women, and children, as well as merchandise for the home and office. By
taking that extra hour to visit an outlet center, many shoppers find they are
able to knock out their entire holiday shopping list in one trip.
Coupons To Buy Even More
Use coupons to save even more money. Ask Customer Service about special coupons offered by center merchants. They are a great way to enjoy even deeper savings on already-discounted merchandise.
Shopping is Smart Shopping
Want to know
more about outlets? Here are some interesting facts:
outlets rank as the fasting-growing segment of the national retail industry.
500 million shoppers visit outlet centers each year.
industry represents $12 billion in total retail sales per year.
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