Surprise!! The GAP has literally turned its retail world upside down with the launch of its “SPRIZE” card. Last week, on a regular Thursday morning, the downtown Vancouver community awoke to upside-down logos, signs, mannequins, and even cars (!!) surrounding the GAP on Robson Street. All this “shopping turned on its head” in preparation to prepare the public for the SPRIZE offering.
With an easy one-minute in-store sign up … the SPRIZE card offers customers an incentive to purchase now, instead of waiting for an item to go on sale. How? If something you buy from GAP goes on sale within 45 days of your purchase date, you are notified by email and automatically given an in-store credit (called “Sprize Bucks”) of the difference in pricing.
It’s that time of year again! I’ve gone every year for the past __ years and have always ended up buying great items rom the Aritzia Warehouse Sale. It’s my favorite retail chain – if I’m going to buy things at full price anyway, I might as well save some cash and shop on sale. My cousin and I have lined up at 6am for the past three years – it’s tradition! We come prepared with magazines, a mat to sit on and playing cards. Below are the times for the 2009 Artizia Warehouse Sale at 611 Alexander Street:
THURSDAY, SEPT 3: 8AM-8PM
FRIDAY, SEPT 4: 8AM-8PM
SATURDAY, SEPT 5: 10AM-6PM
SUNDAY, SEPT 6: 11AM-6PM
MONDAY, SEPT 7: 11AM-6PM
Now that I’m working in Yaletown, I am more than eager to write about the upcoming events happening in this trendy district! On Friday July 17th, the Yaletown Summer Shopathon is happening from 3pm until 9pm. Grab a few friends and come down to Yaletown for drinks, cocktails, prizes, sales and discounts. RSVP early and receive a coveted I Love Yaletown Swag Bag loaded with product samples and coupons. Click here to RSVP and print off the coupon. Check in at the Yaletown Summer Shopathon booth in front of EQ3 (1039 Hamilton Street) for your detailed discount list, to redeem your free I Love Yaletown Swag Bag and to enter the prize draws.
40+ stores will be participating in this event, including Fine Finds, EQ3, Boudoir, Marimekko, Mavi Jeans, Global Atomic, The Cross, BeautyMark, Blo, Gateau Lingerie, Skoah, Atomic Model, SKU Clothing and Lola Home & Apparel.
Save an extra $10 on any purchase of $50 or more with your Staycation coupon – in store and online at Future Shop. Offer valid Friday July 3 until Sunday July 5. I wish I heard about this sooner – I just bought a new digital camera from Future Shop!