Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ross Dress for Less Birthday Giveaway!

It's my birthday week, so I thought I would give one fabulous blog reader a present! Because that's the way we do things here at My Loueyville.

Back in July, I was lucky enough to be contacted by the good folks at Ross Dress For Less to attend a blogger event the day before the opening of their first Louisville store, located on the Outer Loop. They treated me and my podcasting partner, Linda, to a nice breakfast and then a tour and a bit of shopping at the Jefferson Mall location.

If you're not familiar with Ross Dress For Less, it's a store a lot like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Stein Mart that offers brand name and designer clothes at a discount. They carry clothes for women, men, and kids. They also carry shoes and accessories, housewares, luggage, and bath products, all at a 20%-60% off.

When Linda and I visited, the store was staffed with super helpful and cheerful people. It was really well-organized, and the prices were fantastic. I got two dresses, a shirt, a towel (don't ask) and a pair of pants for around $50, and honestly, I've been wearing the heck out of all of those clothes since I bought them.

I pretty much only shop at discount stores or sales racks. Mama Lou taught me the ways of the bargain huntress at a very young age, and I balk at paying full price for any clothes or shoes. So I'm coming from a place of experience when I say that Ross's prices seemed to be considerably more reasonable than its competitors.

Y'all know me and my inside-the-Watterson ways, so the Outer Loop is a bit of a field trip for me. Even so, the next time I need something snazzy to wear to an interview or a meeting, I'd definitely consider making the trek.

Speaking of interviews and meetings-- see what I did there?-- my biggest birthday wish is to get Chipman Creative really up and running.  I've signed my first ghost blogging contract and started on my first editing project, but I have a long way to go.

So, to celebrate my birthday, I am giving away a $25 gift card to Ross Dress For Less in exchange for YOUR best words of business wisdom.

Here's how it works: Either comment on this post or email me at lou [at] loueyville.com with your sage bit of business advice-- it can be a quote from someone famous, or it can be your own juicy nugget or lesson learned. I will choose a winner at random on September 4th (the day after Labor Day-- appropriate), and Ross Dress For Less will mail you the card directly. Easy peasy.

Advise me, people!

I love giving stuff away. Thanks, Ross! Happy birthday to me!

(Also, if you want to win an even bigger gift card, Ross is having a Back-to-School contest on their Facebook page. You can enter it here: https://www.facebook.com/RossDressforLess/app_167878003348182)

Disclaimer: I think I pretty much covered it in this post. Ross lured me and Linda out past the Watterson with breakfast and gift cards and a really big tote bag, and Ross is providing the prize for this post. But I wouldn't have written this or agreed to offer a gift card to a reader if I didn't like the place. All sentiments in here are totally genuine. 


Anonymous said...

My best business advice is do what you love and do not settle for anything less. "Treat others as you would want to be treated."

Nothing too inspiring, but works for me:).


Kristin B said...

Happy Birthday! My advice is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have (but do it for less at Ross!). LOL

EliB123 said...

Borrowed money is the most common way that smart guys go broke. – Warren Buffett

michelle wong said...

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."
- William Shakespeare

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Anonymous said...

Be your wonderful self and the right job will come. You are very talented and don't lose site of that.

MissTM said...

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."- Confucius
This is one of my quotes to live by, but I think it works well for businesses also.

Nataly Carbonell said...

In order to be iresistible, one must be different
-Coco Chanel


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A girl on a yoga journey said...

I just moved to Louisville this week, and I have been loving your blog posts. Thank you for all of the lovely updates. I also am embarking on a new adventure of teaching yoga full-time, and I recently art-journaled about this:

* Day Dream
* Dream Big
* Live in the Moment
* Be open to new opportunities
* Walk through open doors
* Give yourself permission


Wishing you the best!

EricaThomas said...

Just be yourself!

a-man-duh said...

Most important thing I've learned when dealing with clients or tricky coworkers is, "they can't eat you." It sounds silly, I know. But the next time you're nervous or in a tricky situation, remind yourself, they cant eat you. You'll laugh, and the nerves will settle and the confidence will build.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling you've seen this a few times already, but here goes anyway:

"In America, we hurry--which is well; but when the day's work is done, we go on thinking of losses and gains, we plan for the morrow, we even carry our business cares to bed with us...we burn up our energies with these excitements, and either die early or drop into a lean and mean old age at a time of life which they call a man's prime in Europe...What a robust people, what a nation of thinkers we might be, if we would only lay ourselves on the shelf occasionally and renew our edges!"

AubreyLaine said...

Don't try to be someone else :) Relax!
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