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A day of significant discounts, gift cards and champagne
The secret to staying within budget at Christmas is to plan your shopping expeditions now. Take advantage of the bargains that come your way in November and don't leave your Christmas shopping to when the price hikes occur, catching out the disorganised in the weeks leading up to the festive season.
One annual event where you can snag a substantial discount is the annual Shop 'Til You Drop event at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital with more than 350 exclusive offers.
It all happens on Wednesday 13 November from 8am to 11pm. That's right 15 hours of shopping time. No wonder they call it 'shop 'til you drop'. There are hundreds of discounts across the board on apparel, beauty, homewares and complimentary gifts with purchase offers, as well as a range of dining and entertainment experiences throughout the centre.
Emporio Armani & Emporio Armani Junior – 30% off
Fonda - $25 Express Set Menu
GANT – 30% off storewide
Hairhouse Warehouse – 20% off storewide
Kathmandu – 40% Kathmandu branded merchandise
Lovisa – 30% off full prices items
Michael Kors – 20% off storewide
The Daily Edited – 20% off storewide
Typo – 40% off full priced items
Victoria's Secret Buy two receive one free
**Conditions apply to all offers. See instore for details.
This year, there are not just a whole lot of stores offering discounts but $65,000 in gift card giveaways.
If you do end up spending a lot of money which is likely if you are ticking off your Christmas list then you can avail yourself of the following.
Customers who spend $600 or more are eligible for the $100 gift card. Purchases must be made between 9am to 11am or 2pm to 4pm on 13 November 2019 and redeemed within each respective time frame. I suggest you read the conditions to maximise this event to your advantage. They are here.
Six lucky winners will also walk away with a $1,000 Chadstone Gift Card.
From 6pm – 10pm, the space transforms into the Luxury Carriage Bar where customers who spent $250 of more can wind down from a day of shopping and enjoy complimentary champagne in style.
To complement the festivities, the Shop 'Til You Drop event will have roving staff offering special treats where customers can rejuvenate and kick back at rest stops located around the centre.
The holiday spirit will be in full swing at Chadstone as customers welcome Santa and the iconic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas installation which will see snow falling on the hour, talking reindeer, a breathtaking Christmas tree smelling of sweet pine, and a private photo moment with Santa.
For the very first time, professional photographers will capture a digital gallery with a minimum of 10 candid images for customers to take home, share with their family and cherish for years to come. Plus, forget lining up for hours, Santa Photography is now a convenient pre-booking experience.
It's Nadine. I recall travelling along Dandenong Road with my father & grandfather many years ago when one of them pointed to a paddock with horses grazing said there was going to be a shopping centre there. I laughed, but it happened. Neil.