I totally would have thought I knew the best way to shop, even at an outlet mall. My advice would have included not shopping at peak times, not taking small children along and always shopping clearance racks even at the outlet mall.
Then on Saturday I was invited to a blogging event at the Premium Outlet in Allen, TX just off of Stacy Rd. I literally drive by this mall EVERY day but I haven't shopped there in forever because it is always busy and I have been getting about the same deals there that I do in the regular stores on the other side of the highway . . . that coincidentally are never quite as busy.
But I learned some awesome tips that I had never heard about shopping at the Outlet Mall. First of all, the biggest ground breaking news for me is that there are coupons specific to the outlet malls! You can print them out from the Premium Outlet website or sign up for the VIP club (for FREE) and get them in the mail, in your email and even in the management office.
I was able to get two pairs of shoes from Nine West for $50 total. That's might be a little bit more than I usually pay for shoes, but it's an incredible deal for Nine West.
There's a whole slew of coupons for July and August - most of them 20% off any regular price item. Woo-hoo!