Monday, June 30, 2008

Contests, contests everywhere!

Yeah! I love a good contest. And now Swistle has gotten everyone into the spirit. It's like Christmas in July! How fun!

1. This is a Pay It Forward contest. I hold a contest, pick a random winner, then the winner must host her/his own contest.

2. You may sign up in the comment section here (keep reading for what to comment) until 11:59 EST Friday, July 4th.

3. I will randomly draw a winner for a prize of an assortment of things that will include (but not limited to) a small Pampered Chef item, stickers for the kids (if you have them- or you can just keep them for yourself), and some other things that I choose for you.

4. The winner will host their own contest on their blog (you don't need a blog to enter, you can host the next contest on here if needed).

So enter now. Leave a comment answering these questions: 1) When is the last time you went to the mall? 2) What did you go for? 3) What did you buy?

My answers 1) I went to the mall last Saturday morning. 2) I went to get some Old Navy flip flops for $1.00 (a sale). 3) I bought nothing. I went less than an hour after the mall opened, and when I was outside Old Navy the line went from the front of the store all the way to the back. And it looked like they didn't have many flip-flops left. Not worth the hassle for me. I walked into a few more stores, then headed home with nothing.

45 comments:

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I go to the mall all the time for the movie theatre. We saw Wall-E and it was darling. Last time I purchased clothing was an awesome pair of jeans from the Gap.

Jo said...

I usually avoid the mall (cause shopping with my kids is NO FUN) but last week I got a chance to go on my own, so I just planned to get a rubbery bath mat to stop my kids slipping around, and a book for my Aunt.

I came away with the bath mat, a new pillow for my husband, a video and two magazines for me, two copies of the book (cause I wanted one too) and a card and gift bag. And I scoped out a new Blackberry.

That's also why I shouldn't go to the mall :)

Beth said...

I went to the mall on Sunday. Going to the mall is rare, the closest one to me is a 40 minute drive. I went to return come great panties I got at Lane Bryant (to match my new beautiful cacique bras). Return them you ask? Yup. It was a 5 for $25 deal, and I had a coupon for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more so I thought hey 15 pairs for $50, I'm on it. But they wouldn't take my coupon. Sad, I bought just 10 and went home.
I got online that night and found out I could use the coupon online, shipping was free, and I could get all the colors I wanted in the size I wanted. YAY! So, for 30 cents LESS than in the store, I got my 15 pairs for $50. AWESOME!

(Thanks for asking - I needed to tell someone that great story!)

Shelly Overlook said...

I went to the mall about a month or so ago because that's where our Gymboree was. Before Gymboree I hadn't been to a mall in years, but after we joined, I was at the mall more than a 13 year old girl. Ugh. I won't miss it.

Nowheymama said...

I went to the outlet mall near our house about a month ago for gift cards for Katherine's teachers. I bought three of them and came home. How boring!

Missy said...

I went yesterday to pick up a jacket. I love it! I'm wearing it right now. And I'm going shopping tomorrow for all kinds of random stuff. I should really stop buying things.

MzEll said...

It has been MONTHS since we've been to the mall (Old Navy is not at the mall, thank goodness). I think we just walked around with the boys and rode the carousel. This could have been the time that, in full hair and makeup (not much I admit), the carousel opperator asked me if I was old enough to take the kid I was holding for a ride. Thanks a lot! No, I'm not 17, and yes, this is My Son! Geez! Anway, yay contests!

Lorraine T. said...

The last time I went to the mall was probably 6 weeks ago. I bought socks for my son.

Mommy Brain said...

1. Last month to kill time after the girls' dentist appointment.
2. I also wanted to pick up more sunglasses from Children's Place to replace some that were lost.
3. 2 pairs of sunglasses which have also disappeared into the depths of my home.

JenniferB said...

1. About 2 months ago. 2. Looking for a swimsuit -- didn't find anything that could effectively "hide" my, um, "hips like battleships". 3. A fun chick lit book that I already cannot remember the name of.
You can reach me at squirrelsmom(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fiona Picklebottom said...

1. The Saturday before Father's Day.

2. My oldest needed summer clothes.

3. Summer clothes for my oldest and lunch at The Cheesecake Factory.

Emily said...

1. A couple of weeks ago.

2. Nothing, I was just along for the ride.

3. Ended up buying baby clothes.

parkingathome said...

I hate the mall. hate. The last time we went it was to play with the phones at the verizon store that we were planning on buying online for 400 dollars less than retail. We left swiftly with nothing but hate for the mall.

Jana said...

Hmmm....so it takes hosting a contest to get a ton of comments. I just might have to join in next time!

As for the mall questions: I went in April for the birthday party of a friend's daughter. Sydney rode the carousel several times, ate Chick Fil A and had cookie cake (well, I did, too). I didn't buy anything, but the cookie cake was yummy.

Daycare Girl said...

I was there a few weeks ago, the night before we went on vacation, to pick up water shoes for the kids and some other last minute stuff. I'll be there again tomorrow to get my hair cut and put the blue highlights back in for summer. :)

Heather said...

1. Sunday
2. My mom wanted to go to Bath and Body Works.
3. A onesie for my newborn, other clothes for my other 2 kids and a bunch of bath gel.

SP said...

Went to the mall to buy summer clothes for the Things about a month ago. I bought summer clothes for the Things. They made sure I stayed focused on the job at hand.

Janice said...

About a month ago
sunglasses for the boys
sunglasses, and a couple of baby gifts

Shannon said...

1) When is the last time you went to the mall?
A really, REALLY long time ago to look for a table saw at Sears for Jeff and we bought nothing.

2) What did you go for? 3) What did you buy?

Playful Professional said...

I'm going to the mall tonight to buy myself some cute flip flops!

Miss Grace said...

I don't know when I last went to the mall because I HATE malls. I get really claustrophobic in them, with the lack of sunshine and the large crowds of people.

Ashley said...

I went to Bellevue Square mall to get specific Lego's for my son from the Lego store. I hustled in and hustled out, I try hard to avoid malls.

Emily said...

I went to the mall on Saturday to eat, walk around the outdoor festival, and play games at GameWorks. It was all to celebrate my birthday and we didn't buy anything unless you count food.

Erica said...

I haven't been to the mall in YEARS. I HATE it.

However, I do go to Target weekly. Does that count? : )

Emily said...

a couple weeks ago and I bought nothing

desperate housewife said...

I went to the mall last Thursday night, to buy a wedding gift. I bought a photo album and a picture frame (silver, with Mr. & Mrs. etched on the bottom.)

k's mama said...

1. At the beginning of June.

2. Went to find an outfit for my brother's graduation for myself and my daughter, and to peek in the jewelry store for a pair of earrings.

3. Came out with NO clothes, and a new wedding band for my husband. His old one was dinged up from work, and leaving sores on his finger.

Smiling Mama said...

1) Last week. 2) To get a the dress that I'm wearing as MoH in an upcoming wedding altered. 3) New bras! (Which were crazy-expensive BUT desperately needed!!!!)

Kelsey said...

We went to the mall in January to get "big girl" bedding for Harper's new room. We ended up getting a decent deal on a set at JCPenny.

jenny said...

last week, to buy clothes. i was successful in my quest.

EMama said...

about 3 weeks ago.
I was starving.
I got some Chick-fil-a at the food court.

Saly said...

I went to the mall a few weeks ago and bought a hot dog. Then some Movie Tickets and saw Indiana Jones.

Jenny H. said...

Um, a couple months ago? I believe we went for chinese food. I also believe all we bought was chinese food!

Sorry for being boring!

Dr. Blondie said...

I went yesterday to use my bonus bucks at Ann Taylor Loft. But unfortunately, I left with nothing.

Catherine said...

Last time I went was to try on designer jeans at Nordstrom. I didn't buy them because I wanted to try and get them online for cheaper.

Ginny said...

Last time I went was a few months ago. My grandma took my daughters out for a couple summer outfits. I did get new skecher flip flops though :)

Laura said...

Last weekend I took my two youngest daughters to the mall so the oldest could get some Dad time uninterrupted. All we bought were some Smarties, mostly we played and walked around.

Michelle said...

To an actual mall? Ohh! I actually did go within recent memory. (malls are not my favorite places. I like standalone stores better)

On my son's last day of preschool (June 6?), I went to the mall to get a belly dancing hip scarf. And I walked out with a hip scarf -- 20% off, too!

whimsicalwalney said...

I don't have too many full-fledged malls near me but I do have a "Town Square" with different stores. I guess it's a mall in disguise?

I went there just today to buy some fabric and I bought some fabric.

may said...

1. About a month ago.
2. My husband needed some dress shoes.
3. We got dress shoes.

Man, that's boring.

Libby said...

I went to the mall for the food court, for a change from lunch at Panera Bread. I love lunch at Panera Bread, but we go there all the time. We went to Wok & Roll, but did go have a dessert bagel at Panera afterwards. heh.

Joanne said...

Monday to go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy blinds. I bought blinds. THEN I got lunch & a Jamba Juice.

Blondie said...

I went a few weeks ago to have a family picture taken at Picture People. I had a coupon for a free picture, so I didn't even buy that! We had lunch at the food court.

Sam said...

The last time we went to the mall was so my husband could get a haircut. His usual place was closed, otherwise he would NEVER go to the mall. He ended up not getting a haircut after all when he walked in to the salon and realized his ex (from a million years ago) worked there. He got roped into talking with her and nearly died from the awkwardness.

The only thing we bought was lunch!

Danielle-lee said...

It was months ago! And I went to use some of my gift certificates from Christmas (yes, i realize it is july), and i ended up buying stuff for my brother and then FINALLY, bought a cute pair of shoes and a shirt for myself. weee!