Working Momma Diaries: Columbia Factory Outlet Giveaway + Early Holiday Shopping Guide
I'm in full nesting mode. I've set my eyes on getting everything ready for Christmas now so I can get all the shopping done before I'm too uncomfortable (only 7 weeks left of this pregnancy) and when I can still get up and down off the floor to wrap Christmas gifts.
Any one else holiday shopping early?
I've also realized during this early way of Christmas shopping that some things are actually cheaper to buy before Black Friday or Christmas-time. Sometimes you just need to find the right deal. So, I'm excited to partner with Round Rock Premium Outlets to share a fantastic shopping experience and deals with you other early holiday shopper Mommas!!
Round Rock Premium Outlets is running a “Get Holiday Ready” campaign! Basically, by going to their website and clicking on their holiday guide from your desktop or phone,you get access to a deal offering 25% off at participating retailers. You can download it on the mall website here.
The sales are running from November 1 - 17th and with their shopping guide you get access to sales across the outlets PLUS 25% off an item of ANY of the retailers participating. They have made getting access to this exclusive sale so simple! You can access their gift guide here or text gift268 to 74666 and download the guide directly to your phone.
Some of my favorite stores that are included in the gift guides are:
Ann Taylor/or LOFT
Banana Republic Factory Store
Columbia Factory Store
I went to check out the deals the stores had on sale by myself thinking I could get more shopping done without an energetic toddler and hubby asking 'are we done yet?' or 'can I have more fishes??' However, I discovered at the end of the property, once I passed Starbucks (and got my typical tea with a straw), that there was a great playground!! I'm sure hubby & Miss A would have been able to play here for a couple of hours while I shopped. Mental note made, ladies! Shop at places where everyone has fun -- toddler, hubbies and YOU!
I spent some time in 3 of my favorite stores (Banana Republic Factory Store, Columbia Factory Store and Levi's Outlet) and got some of our own holiday shopping done. In Banana Republic Factory Store, I checked out some items for myself. I'm obsessed with the cheetah print and on trend blush maxi skirts. I tried some on and with the bump, by sizing up and wearing it high (instead of on my waist), the skirt actually looked pretty cute!
Next up was Columbia Factory Store. I'm also gearing up before the holidays for attempt 2 at breastfeeding, so I have been looking for a big water bottle for all.the.water I will need. Last time I breastfeed, the more water I drank, the more milk I made. So I was thrilled to find these huge water bottles on sale at Columbia Factory Store for 20% off + 25% off. I basically got one for 55% off retail price!!
The Columbia Factory Store outlet also has adorable jackets so I picked up a pink one for me (sized up for pregnancy) and one for Adelaide (sized up because I can roll her sleeves and make it last 2 years LOL), too.
Finally, I checked out Levi's Outlet to get the hubby a couple of new pairs of jeans (yes, I'm the mom who buys people clothes for Christmas) #sorryimnotsorry. I wasn't able to grab any photos but was excited to get another 25% off of 2 pairs of jeans for him, too!!
To celebrate and share some holiday cheer, I've partnered with Round Rock Premium Outlets to give 5 $25 Columbia Factory Store gift cards to 5 lucky mommas so YOU can get a jump start on your holiday shopping, too. This giveaway will run from 11/8/2019 - 11/14/2019.
To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is:
2. Like the image posted on 11/8 + tag at least 1 friend
I'll select 5 winners on 11/14/2019 and connect you with the outlets so you can coordinate a time to pick up your gift card! Remember, the sale ends on 11/17/2019, so I'd recommend picking that gift card up ASAP!
ALSO!!!!! Shoppers who spend a total of $250 or more between Monday, Nov 11 and Sunday, November 1 7from any combination of the following Round Rock Premium Outlets Get Holiday Ready retail stores and turn in those receipts at Simon Guest Services (inside the Management Office) by 5pm on Monday, November 18 will receive (1) $25 retailer gift card.
What stores are YOU going to check out?!?!?!