Your heart gets bigger around the holidays

I must say, November came like a bat out of hell. All of a sudden the air got crisper, the stores got more festive and now every other station I flip to has Christmas music playing. I can’t believe I have to think about what I’m going to get everyone for Christmas already!

Getting into the holiday spirit usually means – you’re heart getting bigger and you’re wallet getting thinner. Spending money during the holiday season is inevitable, so why not spend it at an amazing (and charitable) event at the Pru?

When: November 17th and November 18thย  4:00 pm โ€“ 9:00 pm

Where: The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street

What is it? With a $5 donation (that will go to local charities — see specific charities below, please) GIFT participants will receive incredible discounts at participating stores and restaurants at The Shops at Prudential Center.ย  Wrap up your holiday shopping, score great deals, all while helping a bunch wonderful charities.

Participating charities:

American Diabetes Association

Amnesty International

“e” inc.

Elizabeth Stone House

Junior League

Teen Empowerment

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Women’s Lunch Place

Discounts from:

Ann Taylor: 25% off full price purchase

Barnes & Noble: 10% off book, DVD, music, newsstand, gift and cafe purchases

Lacoste: 20% off full price merchandise

LOFT: 20% off your full price purchase

Lord & Taylor: 20% off on sale and clearance merchandise

Sel de la Terre: Spend $100 on gift cards, get $20 for you

Towne: Purchase a $100 gift card and receive an additional $25 gift card

Vera Bradley: $20 off a purchase of $75 or more

Full list of participating stores and restaurants

Don’t miss out on this fun event!

After shopping at the Pru next weekend, Thanksgiving will only be days away and then…drum roll please…Black Friday! A little tip for all you brave souls that shop on BF – stop into any Second Time Around from 7 am – 9 am and get 50% off everything in the store. Stuck nursing your Thanksgiving turkey hangover on Friday? Don’t you worry – you can still score 30% offย  from Friday 11/25-Sunday 11/27.

Happy shopping!