Due to the inclement weather that left a Dallas-Fort Worth residents stranded inside, holiday shopping at places like the Allen and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets have extended holiday shopping hours. Per Robyne Kintz, Vice President, Marketing - South Region for Premium Outlets the extended hours for both outlet malls are:
- Friday, Dec 20 – 9am – Midnight
- Saturday, Dec 21 – 9am – Midnight
- Sunday, Dec 22 – 10am – 9pm
They have also offered some great holiday shopping tips as you make your way out this weekend for the last full weekend prior to Christmas.
- Have a Game Plan. Check out premiumoutlets.com before you shop for a center map, sales information and all the details you need to determine your plan-of-attack. Knowing ahead of time will make shopping less overwhelming.
- Shop Smart and Take Advantage of Extra Perks. Visit premiumoutlets.com/dod to access the Deal of the Day Calendar featuring special offers each day throughout December, including “flash sales” at select stores. Sign up for FREE for the VIP Shopper Club at premiumoutlets.com/vip to receive exclusive online coupons, a voucher for a free Coupon Book, insider news and info, shopping tips and more.
- Timing is Everything. If you can shop during the week, it’s a great time to beat the crowds. If you shop on the weekends, we recommend arriving early in the day or later in the evening. Come out for Midnight Merriment this weekend for extended shopping hours. Check premiumoutlets.com for complete listing of stores open until midnight.
- Don’t Hesitate. If you see it and love it, buy it because it will be gone soon. Merchandise sells fast and the item may never be sold again, especially during the After-Holiday Sales when the deals are unbeatable.
In addition, Dallas Single Mom has a few tips as well for maximizing your time at the Premium Outlet Malls.
- Always check the information center for coupon books or an itinerary of events happening at the mall.
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Enlist reinforcements - having additional family and friends can make the purchasing decisions easier and the bag carrying easier as well.
- Stay hydrated - Yes, there are some people that faint from exhaustion and dehydration
- Keep your purse and pocketbook with you at all times
- Have a list and stick to a budget
- Avoid the urge to sign up for credit card offers unless the promotional offer or the store is one you frequent all the time. Enroll in rewards and discount programs and if you don't like getting too much spam email, set up an additional email account via free email programs like gmail, yahoo or live.com specifically for shopping and discounts.
The Allen Premium Outlets is located at 820 West Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75013 and can be reached at (972) 678-7000. The Grand Prairie Premium Outlets is located at 2950 W. Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 and can be reached at (972) 602-8383
What other tips do you have for shopping during the holidays? Will you be headed out to the Allen or Grand Prairie Premium Outlet Malls?