Save, Give and More at Bloomingdale’s Shopping Benefit

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments


If there’s one thing that a Chicagonista loves (especially this one), it’s the opportunity to shop her favorite styles for less. Well, Bloomingdale’s wants to help you save your funds, treat yourself to a fun event, AND donate one of many great causes. Today is the 14th Annual Bloomingdale’s The Shopping Benefit. And, oh, what a benefit it is!

In exchange for a $10 donation, you will receive 15-20% off your purchases all day today at Bloomingdale’s. 100% of the $10 donation will go towards one of 57 Chicagoland charities, including Dress for Success, the YWCA, and The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.

A shopper’s paradise, the store has always pulled together a full day of events, fashion shows, trunk shows, and demonstrations for your enjoyment! As you move from floor to floor enjoying the extended shopping hours, you will notice hot pink signage and displays like below. If you see one of these signs, that means you have stumbled upon a special promotion or activity for the day!


There are will be over 20 in-store promotions taking place throughout the day. Here are my top 3 picks!

Meet Nancy Plummer, author of Your Personal Style
Nancy Plummer is a top image consultant who will be signing copies of her book from 4-7p. Your Personal Style houses plenty of fashion tips for every woman, no matter if you’re a student or a 9-5 working gal.

Pamper Yourself With Cashmere and exhale spa
When dealing with the sub-zero wind chills and snow, there’s nothing like a cozy cashmere sweater or scarf to help take the edge off. Purchase a cashmere piece and you will receive a certificate for a complimentary core or yoga class and 25% off a 60 minute spa massage or facial from exhale mind body spa (945 N. State Street)!

BCBG Holiday Dress Event
It’s hard to wrap my mind around it, but the holiday season will be here before we know it! Stop by the BCBG section on the 3rd floor and browse their collection of dresses. When you make a purchase over $300, you’ll receive a pashmina which will be perfect for keeping your shoulders warm at your next cocktail engagement or holiday soiree.

Intrigued? Find the rest of the in-store events here.

Insider’s Tip: This isn’t Bloomie’s only “Shop for a Cause” promotion going on! If you’re a Bloomie’s cardholder, you have three days left to “Give Pink, Get More.” When you charge a $15 donation, 100% will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In exchange for your support in the fight against breast cancer, Bloomingdales send give you a “GPGM” card worth up to $250, based on your total October purchases. So, while you can’t undo your Bloomie’s binge earlier this month, if you have a store card, you can make it count for something (other than those great fall boots)!

900 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Thursday, 10/27 Hours: 10a-10p

Note: The Shopping Benefit will be happening at all Chicagoland Bloomingdale’s stores (Old Orchard, Oakbrook, and the Home Store at 600 N. Wabash). The promotions listed above are for the North Michigan Avenue store only. Please check with the additional locations for their in-store events!

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Karyn Brianne is a native Chicagoan and the Editor of The Fabulous Giver and the Chicago Philanthropy Examiner for When she's not chained to her MacBook, she can be found enjoying her beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood.

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