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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:30 pm | Updated: 1:33 pm, Wed Mar 13, 2013.

If, like many, you appreciate a good bargain, then you probably frequent Tanger Outlets, The Walk in the heart of Atlantic City. for its extensive selection of apparel, accessories, home goods, fragrance and more. But also, like many, because of its sizeable dimension, you may find it a bit intimidating, so you find the closest parking lot and hop on over to only one or two favorite stores before quickly heading out.

Well, we’re here to help make your outlet shopping experience much less daunting and much more enjoyable. Think of this as a go-to guide on how to walk The Walk, with tips and tricks for navigating around Tanger Outlets. We’ll give you great tips on everything from parking (where to park, best prices/deals) to how to maneuver around the center and find your favorite shops (and discover some new ones), where/how to uncover the best bargains, how to acquire coupons, where to procure sustenance and, of course, where to obtain pertinent information and maps for finding your way around the shopping center.

Self-described as “the best place to shop,” Tanger Outlets is committed to bringing you the ultimate shopping experience. That said, you’ll be offered the best deals at all of your favorite designer and brand-name stores – of which, Tanger has heaps. Prices at Tanger are generally 20 percent to 40 percent below retail any day of the week. In fact, Tanger even has a “Best Price Guarantee,” meaning if you buy any merchandise from any Tanger store and find it advertised anywhere else for less within 30 days, they will refund you the difference in cash.  

Deals and price guarantees aside, the shops showcased at Tanger are also up to date on all the latest trends, so you don’t have to sacrifice your fashion sense just because you need to save some money.

So let’s get started!

PLAN AHEAD

Explore tangeroutlet.com/atlanticcity to make the most out of your fun-filled day of outlet shopping. Here you’ll find the center’s hours, a complete listing of stores with locations, parking and direction information and, best of all, special coupons and sales info. Plus, you can join TangerClub for exclusive offers, gifts and much more.

PARKING

Parking in Atlantic City can be tricky as well as expensive and it can potentially impede you from doing some fantastic shopping in our lovely beach resort. Tanger Outlets, The Walk prides itself on not only making parking easy for you, but easy on your pocketbook!

Each Tuesday throughout 2013, get FREE valet parking from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Just stop in front of the Old Navy turnaround on Michigan Avenue and leave the parking to them!

If self-park is more your speed, you’ll be happy to know there are quite a few parking options around The Walk. But The Wave Garage, Atlantic City’s newest, cleanest and brightest parking garage, is your best option. Conveniently located next to The Walk at the foot of the A.C. Expressway (on Baltic Ave.), The Wave offers Tanger shoppers a $4 all-day parking rate! Simply go to Shopper Services and show your same-day receipts from any Tanger purchases of $50 or more along with your Wave parking ticket and receive a $4 parking voucher (up to 8 hours).

VISIT SHOPPER SERVICES

To ease your outlet shopping experience, pop into Tanger’s Shopper Services at 2014 Baltic Ave. (next to T-Mobile) and inquire about discount coupons to your fave stores and updated store information. You also can discover which shops have current sales or promotions in progress. Are you directionally challenged? Pick up a center brochure at Shopper Services, which contains a map of all store locations. Or ask a member of Tanger’s friendly security and maintenance teams and store personnel to help you navigate the center for an easier shopping trip.

BRING A FRIEND

Shopping with friends or family members is, of course, always more fun than shopping alone. But did you realize you can take advantage of multiple discounts when shopping as a pair? For example, if stores are offering a two-for-one special and you only need one, you can team up with one of your shopping buddies to share in the added savings!

DRESS FOR COMFORT

Comfort is a key to having a fun-filled shopping experience. There’s a lot of walking entailed, so wear your most comfortable shoes as well as clothing that’s easy to get in and out of, as you’ll probably be trying on a gazillion hot outfits. A lightweight handbag will help lighten your load, but also bring a large carry-all bag to condense multiple purchases for easier mobility around the center. Be sure to dress appropriately for the season’s weather since you'll be going in and out from one store to the next.

KEEP UP YOUR STRENGTH

It’s important to keep up your energy when shopping and since you never know when hunger will strike, bring some snacks or bottled water with you. However, you can always take a break from shopping to grab a coffee or sandwich at one of Tanger’s many restaurants such as Starbucks, Applebee’s, Cavo Crepe Café, Subway – even Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

NEW STORES

Both professional and amateur chefs will enjoy Tanger’s newest entry, Kitchen Collection. Products include a wide variety of basic kitchen items, as well as high-quality electrics and manufacturer’s closeouts - all at exceptional values. This month, get a coupon book at Shopper Services for $5 off a $40 purchase!

Fashionistas, listen up! Big news - Juicy Couture is coming to Tanger.  Get that L.A. look for less at Juicy’s factory outlet, slated to open any day now. Check out The Walk’s Facebook page for more info.

GET CONNECTED

Tanger offers a number of ways to stay connected for the latest retail deals via your Smartphone, email, text, Facebook and more. Visit the “Get Connected” page to learn more. And don't forget to join TangerClub for exclusive member savings and sale events.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Spring TangerSTYLE

Now through Tuesday, April 30, stop into Shopper Services and supply your email address to receive four coupons for 20 percent off a single item! Insiders’ Tip: For the first two weeks of this campaign (March 13 through 27), receive a bonus coupon for another 20 percent off your entire purchase at select stores. Go to Shopper Services or go online (http://www.tangeroutlet.com/atlanticcity/events) for a full list of participating stores.

Easter Sunday

Select stores will be open on Easter Sunday, March 31, from noon to 6 p.m.

Tanger Taste & Style Gift and Getaway

Look for a delicious gift and promotion at Tanger in April called “A Taste & Style Experience Gift: Great Style, Good Taste & Great Deals!” Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone is offering a gift with any $125 Tanger purchase. Get Stone’s “Made to Measure” Melamine Spoon while supplies last. Bring your receipts into Shopper Services to claim your gift.

As for the getaway portion of this promo, you can win a chance to dine with Curtis Stone just for “tasting” all that Tanger has to offer! From April 1 to 28, enter to win a “Foodies' Dream Trip & Dine with Chef Curtis Stone!” The prize is a three-day/two-night trip for two to Los Angeles, where you’ll sit at the head of the chef's table and dine with Curtis Stone on May 20. Plus, you’ll receive a $1,000 Tanger Shopping Spree.*

*No purchase necessary to win. Register at any Tanger Outlet Center.  Look for registration boxes or visit Shopper Services upon arrival. Winner must be able to travel from May 19 to 21. See official rules at Shopper Services or www.tangeroutlet.com/foodies.



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