Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to Shop ThanksGetting Day at Ala Moana Center

Sponsored Edition: Thanks for Everything

Lei ChicHoliday shopping is turning out to be a real Nightmare Before Christmas.

You need gifts for the family (i.e. countless nieces and nephews), plus your style-savvy besties. Then, there's your significant other, who claims he doesn't care what you get him, but really isn't fooling anyone.

And yet, every time you try to go gift shopping, you end up picking presents... for yourself.

Talk about a Bad Santa.

Get back on track this Friday with Ala Moana Center's ThanksGetting Day, which comes with an awesome cheat sheet to help you take advantage of amazing deals and doorbusters from more than 75 stores and restaurants. Here's how your morning will play out.

12 a.m. - Select stores open for business. This is prime time to scoop up sweet savings like 40 percent off at Banana Republic, 30 percent off at Guess, a free limited-edition travel set from Local Motion with a purchase of $100 or more, and buy three items, get three items free at Bath & Body Works.

3 a.m. - Take a break and refuel at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Bonus: get a free shot of espresso with any drink before 8 a.m.

Lei Chic 4 a.m. - Start following @AlaMoanaCenter and #BFHI on Twitter for a chance to win one of 10 $25 Ala Moana Center gift cards and other prizes.

6 a.m. - Hit up a second wave of store openings with time-sensitive deals, like 20 percent off the Bella Collection at LeSportsac, 20 percent off regular-priced merchandise at Splash! Hawaii and everything at Lupicia, an additional 25 percent off sale merchandise at Michael Kors and 30 percent off retail products at Mani Pedi Spa.

Then, take advantage of all-day deals like 50 percent off select items at Tori Richard, 30 percent off at 7 For All Mankind, an exclusive Victoria's Secret tote with four deluxe beauty items and discount offer with a purchase of $65 or more, and a $99.99 CHI flat iron from Trade Secret.

Lunch/Dinner - After a hard day of shopping, you deserve a treat. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is offering a free Frizzled Onion appetizer with the purchase of two entrees while Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is giving away free Silken Tofu with Sweet Ginger Syrup with any dine-in purchase. And for dessert, buy six cookies at The Cookie Corner and get three more free.

And just like that, your Christmas shopping is done.

It's not exactly the Miracle on 34th Street.

But we think it comes pretty darn close.

ThanksGetting Day takes place this Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. with select stores opening at midnight and earlier, click here for hours. Free valet parking with this coupon starting at 6 a.m. For more information, click here.

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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