Want how to get the most out of your back to school budget? We have your easy guide to big savings at the Allen Premium Outlets.
Thanks to Allen Premium Outlets for the savings and this sponsored post.
Mowing lawns. Babysitting. Doing extra chores.
Growing up, I saved up $100 all summer to buy my back-to-school clothes. Back to school time meant it was your opportunity to create “your style” for the next year.
Things haven’t changed much when it comes to making your mark at school, but that $100 doesn’t go quite as far as it used to and I don’t have the time to know all the ins and outs of savings, either.
But at the Allen Premium Outlets you don’t have to work at saving money because they make it easy! And this weekend aiming to help you make the most of your money for back to school! With this guide to savings at Allen Premium Outlets, you can really make your dollar stretch for the whole family!
1. GO: Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend, August 11-13.
We do it big in Texas and BTS shopping is no different. So Aug. 11-13, 2017, Texas retailers help us celebrate BIG savings during Tax-Free Weekend, a three-day span where sales tax isn’t added to most clothing, backpacks, footwear, supplies, etc. up to $100. That means you can save approximately 8% on every dollar you spend when you buy these items.
And Allen Premium Outlets sweetens the deal with extended hours during tax-free weekend.
Shop to You Drop with Extended Hours for Back to School at Allen Premium Outlets
Friday, August 11 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
* Department store hours may vary
2. Get Ready for the Deals.
The sales during Tax-Free Weekend make it pretty sweet to go shopping, especially since you don’t have to do anything but walk in and start shopping.
If possible, if there are a few stores you know you’re going to want to visit, then do a little homework to see the deals on the website. Just walking into Gymboree, we found out that EVERYTHING in the store was under $12.50! When we added their discount with the 25% VIP Club offer (see below, you have to learn about it), my kids went crazy…and I could let them! Plus when we checked out, I signed up for the Gymboree Rewards card to get reward dollars back (we were halfway there already) and received $50 in GymBucks (that’s $50 off a $100 purchase.)
Savings here today: $185.39 (My total would have been $321.29!)
Savings in the future: More than $55!
Savings in total: $240.39!
And check out this deal we found at The Children’s Place. $3.99 TEES!
3. Sign up for your favorite retailers emails.
If you don’t get emails from your favorite stores, you are losing money! I know it’s your email address you don’t want to share, so create another one just for your deals. I have one and that let’s me search easily before I shop to see which retailers have a good deal. For this trip, Gap Factory Store had a great deal on 40% off any purchase. So my husband picked up a few shorts and I picked up a cute shirt. That discount plus being rewarded for using my Gap Credit Card gave me another 10% off. Added together with the savings (and the in-store sale), we only spent $29 for a savings of over $90! (That was too easy, right?)
Don’t miss this deal either if you’re shopping this weekend – August 25.
Buy $150 worth of gift cards from any of the Gap brands, and you’ll get another $30 Simon Gift Card.
4. Be a Simon VIP.
This is an easy one – and best of all it works at all your favorite Simon mall locations. Sign up for the VIP Club for free and BAM – they are coupons already loaded and ready to go! I did this on the spot and was able to get to the coupons immediately to some of my favorites including Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s Factory Store for 20% off $100. All I had to do was show them the coupon and I got the savings.
Want to see how it broke down? It was $43.58 off what I thought I was going to spend that day. That was awesome.
5. Get Your Simon Passport to Savings!
When I arrived at Allen Premium Outlets, I didn’t know why all these people were in line at Customer Relations (in the food court.) But I quickly found out that occasionally I would also get to come pick up my Passport to Savings that included additional offers that were not included in my VIP coupons. There was a whole booklet of deals with several of my planned shopping destinations. And because some of the offers were so good, I actually went to check a few other stores I hadn’t planned (because saving makes me happy.)
Since my husband needed a few things (and so did I), we made a quick stop for the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. The Passport to Savings had $25 off $200 so we now there we saved another $25!
It had been a while since I headed to Allen Premium Outlets, especially with online shopping being so easy, but with these deals it’s hard to just not want to save money! In total this trip alone I saved almost $250! And there are lots of new things happening at the APO too – I even saw a new Tory Burch store going in and lots of new parking being built!
Plus with all the deals I have already for my next shopping trip in addition to my Passport to Savings, we’ll be back to Allen Premium Outlets soon!
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