Indoor Shoes and Picture Day Shopping
Recently the fabulous people at Marlborough Mall gave me a $100 gift card and the opportunity to go shopping, the gift card was the only compensation received and all opinions are my own. As much as I wanted to just spoil myself, cooler heads prevailed as Grady needed indoor shoes for Cubs and some clothes for school picture day and family photos. He also wanted a pair of blue pants that could be solely for cubs so that he could set them aside with his uniform and not be scrambling every Tuesday, pretty smart kid :)
|Not impressed with Kidz Corner|
I must admit I have only ever been to Marlborough Mall once before for an Easter petting zoo but never for actual shopping. We stopped in before Parkour as we were already in the area and it was easy to leave straight from school for the shopping trip. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of stores but there were only two places for children’s wear that I saw; Kidz Corner which was “too fancy” for Grady’s taste as it sold suits etc. and then Sears. I do like Sears because they have the Kidvantage Guarantee which means that if Grady grows out of or wears out his new clothes we can get them replaced for free.
|Our finds at Sears|
Here is a list of Stores that don’t currently accept the gift cards:
McDonalds and Ultracuts in Walmart
Picture days are coming up for lots of schools in Calgary if they haven’t happened already. Grady had a firm idea of what he wanted to wear so we were able to find the few missing pieces he needed in order to be ready with clothes that fit, since hey seem to grow out of them overnight sometimes! We also found something for our annual family photos.
I really liked that I could use the gift card at the food court so when Grady was spontaneously starving we were able to make a quick stop to fill him up with some Sushi (his favourite). Marlborough Mall’s slogan is “We Have It” and I think that is true, we were able to get all the things we needed and only spent $128. Granted I could have put back one pair of pants and a shirt and stuck within the $100 gift card including buying lunch but he could use the extra pants!
It was easy to find shoes in a good price range and a good brand at Payless. Grady insisted on “memory foam” soles. He needed indoor shoes for Cubs so we are sending the brand new ones to school and using his old indoors for Cubs and Handball. This is his first lace up pair so he has been practicing that new lace up method that has gone viral lately.
Definitely go check out Marlborough Mall if you are looking for a quiet shopping trip and the ability to get what you need. And one lucky reader will get a $100 gift card of their own to go shopping with!
Which outfit is your favourite?