November 17, 2011

The Chicago Blogger Shopping Crawl and How YOU Can Participate Virtually

I'm excited to announce that ChiTown Fashionista is hosting its first ever Chicago Blogger Shopping Crawl this Saturday!! 

That's right! I've rounded up some of my blogger friends to indulge in my favorite

We will be "crawling" to three local TJ Maxx/Marshalls stores to kick off our holiday shopping and to share with all of you exactly why these are the best stores to find great gifts and even better deals. 

the crew:

Patrice of Afrobella (@afrobella)
and of course, me (@chitown_fashion) and Gabriel (@mistertyler)

Add to that a few guests and you have a van full of fashion-loving, shopping-addicted bargain hunters!

Now, what started out as a small shopping trip for a few friends to visit some of my favorite local TJ Maxx/Marshalls stores, has turned into a shopping event that YOU can also participate in!

TJ Maxx, Marshalls and I decided that it would be even more fun to allow the readers to track our stops and join in on the par-tay!  So, we're hosting a virtual giveaway at each location.

here's how it will work:

1. The bloggers will tweet out a photo at each store and provide our followers with the retail or "compare at" price.

2. The first one of our followers to guess the correct TJ Maxx/Marshalls price (or comes the closest) will win a $50 TJ Maxx/Marshalls gift card!

That's THREE chances to win a gift card. And who doesn't want one of those cards to help with that upcoming holiday shopping?! 

In addition to the giveaways, we will be live tweeting our finds using the official hashtag #CHIBloggerCrawl. So, be sure to stalk our Twitter timelines Saturday (10AM to 2PM) to be a part of the fun!

Can you guess which locations we're hitting up?

This is a "pilot" event that may turn into something even bigger. Who knows? I could be chartering a bus the next go 'round and inviting all of you to join me! Time will surely tell...

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Blogger Y. Garza said...

Next time take me with you!


November 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

This sounds like SO much fun!! I love TJMaxx, Marshall's, etc!

November 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Piper Alexander said...

Man, if I didn't have plans I'd be all over this. Have fun!

November 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Looms, Lids, and Layers said...

This is such a cool Idea! Wish I was there to actually join in but I will follow via twitter!

November 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Hallie said...

Woot woot! Can't wait!

-Hallie :)

November 17, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger mikalsutherlin said...

Love this idea! And if the Kelly green Kate Spade handbag that I passed up @ the Marshall's on 87th makes a return appearance . . . look out for a heartsick sister, hmmm?

November 18, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I have seen in a while! I'm joining the challenge now on Twitter :)

November 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous V., J.D. said...

This is a great idea, and I'm always excited about anything Chicago fashion-related. I'll be tweeting about this idea (@BAFFLEDblog)

November 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM  

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