Gurnee Mills: Great Deals & Fun For Everyone {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received a gift card from Gurnee Mills but all thoughts are my own.)

A couple weekends ago the boys and I headed to Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall to do some shopping. What I love about Gurnee Mills is the great selection of stores with many of them having deep discounts on items. Being on a budget I really appreciate being able to keep my kids in the same brands they typically wear while being able to save money.

Shopping with kids is an experience as we always tend to get sidetracked. The first store we went into was The Disney Store and my little Toy Story lover found the Lotso bear that he’d been hunting for. I liked the price which was over $30 less than the only other Lotso bear I had previously found at a toy store. He also found a bunch of other little friends and with the buy 3 or more discounts (and armed with a gift card) we went a little crazy…. 

Lucas had the biggest smile on his face and kept thanking me and hugging his stuffed friends. Jacob on the other hand kept asking where the LEGO store was. I promised him we’d stop there after mommy got some clothes for them.

I shopped at Carter’s, Gymboree Outlet, OshKosh B’gosh and The Children’s Place Outlet which are all the stores I typically go to for kid’s clothes. I found so many great deals it was unbelievable. I typically find good prices at outlets but there seemed to be even more sales than normal. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

Apparently yellow and gray are popular colors this season :) I swear I bought plenty of colorful items including a few matching shirts for the boys. Don’t they look handsome in these blue shirts?

When we were done looking at clothes, I fulfilled my promise of stopping at the LEGO store so Jacob could pick something out. Both boys made a few custom minifigures which they loved doing. Jacob has really been into LEGOs recently and has told me that when he is an adult he is going to collect all the minifigures. They each picked out an Advent Calendar also which is something I had my eye on last year but never bought. When we went to check out we got four free gifts. Four! Each boy got a LEGO magazine and then we got a little LEGO Chima set and a LEGO Astronaut set.

After a busy afternoon of shopping we enjoyed an early dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. I’ve been to three locations and I have to say that their Gurnee Mills location was the nicest one. It wasn’t too busy which was nice. Lucas loved the kid’s macaroni and cheese which he said was “Heaven”. I’d never heard him describe food like that so you know it was good :)

As we were walking around we discovered there was a lot more to do at Gurnee Mills than shop. There was a movie theater, an arcade, golfing and even an ice skating rink! Though I’d been to Gurnee Mills before I’d never noticed all the fun things there were to do there.

After a long afternoon carrying numerous bags I was exhausted (note to moms everywhere: pull out the stroller…trust me….). We headed home and I listened to the boys talk about how much fun they had. Lucas played with Lotso and the Peas in a Pod and Jacob looked through his LEGO magazine and talked about minifigures. Before they drifted off to sleep Jacob asked me when we’d be going back again. Considering we’d spent most of our time in clothing stores I’d consider this a win :)

GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win a $50 American Express Gift Card

(Please note: If you win you will have to pick it up at Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall)

HOW TO ENTER:

Comment on this giveaway telling me why you want to win

For an extra entry, share this giveaway and leave the link in the comments below

Giveaway ends October 1, 2014 at 11:59pm CST.

Halloween Trends From The Children’s Place

(Disclosure: I wasn’t compensated for this post but have received gift cards from The Children’s Place before and I am a TCP mom.)

The Children’s Place Labor Day Deals

(Disclosure: As one of The Children’s Place Moms I work with TCP throughout the year. They didn’t ask me to share this but I thought this sale was too good not to share!)

Head over to The Children’s Place website to get a 15% off savings pass! My favorite items from TCP are their denim and their hoodies. Check out my Fall back to school post to see what we found when we went shopping there last month during their sneak peak event.

Back To School With The Children’s Place

The boys start school in 2 weeks. There is so much to do before then but thankfully I crossed out “buy first day of school outfits” off my list before I headed to BlogHer last week. The Children’s Place invited me to shop their Fall collection and gave me a gift card to buy some of my favorite fashions. Here are some of the items I found:

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Have you done your back to school clothes shopping yet? Find all your Back to School styles at The Children’s Place! You can also see what some of my fellow bloggers found by checking out The Children’s Place Pinterest board.

(Disclosure: As stated above, I received a gift card to shop but all thoughts are my own.)

Spring Fashions From The Children’s Place {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received a gift card to shop at The Children’s Place but all thoughts are my own. I featured pictures of my boys in clothes from The Children’s Place long before I started working with them as a blogger and TCP Ambassador.)

The boys are all set for Spring after my recent shopping trip to The Children’s Place! I try to get a couple pieces each Spring that are green because that color, to me, is such a bright, fun color that’s perfect for the season. I had bought some dress shirts around Christmas time that the boys will wear to Church on Easter Sunday but I bought the plaid shirts above for our Easter celebration and egg hunt at my mom’s house. I figured that would be more comfortable while they are running around and playing. I bought some matching plaid shorts for them and they each got a pair of sunglasses since the sun is finally starting to come out around here!

Overall I got 15 items for a little over a hundred dollars and got 2 ‘Place Cash’ certificates to spend next month which will get me $40 off my purchase. At that time I will probably get some more Summer clothes.

Have you gone shopping for clothes yet this season? What are staples in your child’s wardrobe during the Spring?

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $25 gift card to The Children’s Place

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me who you’d shop for at The Children’s Place

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS

Giveaway ends April 14, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US residents, ages 18+ only.

Get Pampers Rewards When You Shop At The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place and Pampers have teamed up to bring even more value to The Children’s Place “Love you Baby Sale”! Now through February 11, earn 25 Pampers Gifts to Grow Reward Points for every baby item purchased at The Children’s Place retail stores. Plus, get even more savings for future purchases at The Children’s Place. Pampers is offering an exclusive 20% off $50 or more coupon, available online at https://en.giftstogrow.pampers.com. It’s the perfect partnership to help you get all you need for baby (and save you money!).

Here’s how it works: Simply shop baby items at The Children’s Place retail stores to start earning Pampers Gifts to Grow Reward Points. You’ll receive 25 points for every baby item you buy. Then register online at Pampers.com, on your computer or smartphone. Enter your voucher code(s) to instantly redeem Gifts to Grow points for over 1.4 million prizes. Keep earning points every time you purchase Pampers diapers or wipes.

(Disclosure: I am a Children’s Place Ambassador. All content was provided by them but I wasn’t compensated for this post.)

Gift With Purchase At The Children’s Place {And Spring Fashions}

I love dressing my boys up in cute clothes so I’m really excited to announce that I am a Blogger Ambassador for The Children’s Place! This means I will be sharing great promotions, sales and giveaways with you this year!

With thoughts of shopping for Easter clothes coming up soon I thought I’d go back in time and share some of my favorite Spring looks from there modeled by my children over the past few years :)

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Apparently I love green and blue at Easter and argyle is my go-to look in Spring for the boys :) This last little outfit even had argyle socks with little linen pants. My kids just prefer to wear no clothes in the house apparently.

If you need to go shopping for some new clothes, The Children’s Place has some great promotions right now. The monster sale I talked about weeks ago is still going on–prices are up to 80% off! They have a Spring sale and a Valentine’s Day sale going on as well. {I love a good sale!}

One new promotion is a special gift with purchase. From today, January 22nd , to January 31st (while supplies last) if you make an in-store purchase of $75 or more you will get a free plush Bunny. How cute would this little bunny be in your child’s Easter basket?

(Disclosure: As an Ambassador I receive promotional items from The Children’s Place. All thoughts are my own.)

 

Monster Sale At The Children’s Place

If you all love The Children’s Place as much as I do you are going to want to check out the huge monster sale going on right now! TODAY ONLY you can get an extra 30% off using the code HAPPYNY30HP.

I shopped the sale on the 26th when I only had a 20% off coupon and found a lot of great deals and now they are even better!

Here are some of the things I bought for my kids:

Red sweaters for Valentine’s Day

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Birthday boy t-shirts for both boys {I got a 4 year old one for Lucas}

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Mint green dress shirts for Easter

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Warm sherpa lined hoodie

Overall my total ended up being a little over a $100 and for that amount I got:

5 long sleeve shirts

3 long sleeve dress shirts

1 hooded sweatshirt

4 sweaters

2 pairs of jeans

2 t-shirts

1 fleece zip-up

I thought that was a great deal especially given the wonderful quality of the clothing from The Children’s Place. My kids have been wearing clothes from there since they were newborns and I have never had an issue with any of the items they’ve worn.

I can’t wait to see their Spring fashions!

(Disclosure: I received a gift card to shop at The Children’s Place but all thoughts are my own.)

Holiday Outfits From The Children’s Place {Giveaway!}

I love buying my boys matching outfits from The Children’s Place for seasonal and holiday pictures. About a week ago I placed my order online at The Children’s Place for their Holiday picture outfits, their Thanksgiving shirts, and their outfits for Christmas along with a couple other items that were on sale and at an even greater discount with a coupon I had received via email. A couple days after I placed my order someone from TCP contacted me about sharing their Holiday fashions for kids with my readers and I jumped at it because they have some adorable styles for holiday get-togethers and pictures. These are some of the fun looks you can put together with pieces from The Children’s Place:

Here’s what my boys will be wearing:

They have cute dresses for girls, too! I love this red one:

GIVEAWAY:

One lucky reader is going to win a $25 gift card to The Children’s Place!

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me who you’d shop for at The Children’s Place

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like The Children’s Place on Facebook

4) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

5) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends December 5, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but I have received a gift card from them in the past. All thoughts are my own. Please note: This gift card is not guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas shopping.)

Back To School Shopping At The Children’s Place

The boys just started school last week so I was really excited to be invited by The Children’s Place to check out their new back to school fashions. I found some great deals and adorable styles at one of my favorite places to shop for kid’s fashions.

I spent less than $150 {they provided me with a gift card} and got all of this:

4 pairs of jeans

1 pair of sweatpants

3 pairs of plaid shorts

2 long sleeve dress shirts

4 long sleeve shirts

Jeans were only $10 each, shorts were on clearance for $6 each, and all of the shirts were on sale, too.

I also got a coupon for 20% off my next purchase.

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Here are some of my favorite shirts for preschool boys from the Fall line:

You can check out more fashions on their website at childrensplace.com.

TODAY, AUGUST 20TH, ONLY:

25% off when you spend $50 or more!!

{Check the site for more details}

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(Disclosure: As stated above, I received a gift card to check out the Fall fashions at The Children’s Place. All thoughts are my own.)