It is that time of year again when my friends and I hit the local outlets. We are lucky as we have outlets within a few hours of us. The Wrentham Premium Outlets in Wrentham, MA and Settlers Green in North Conway are both pretty great.
Each fall we try to head to either one BEFORE Thanksgiving because let’s face it, after is just a zoo. A couple weekends ago we headed up to North Conway and at my suggestion we headed to the larger, more popular stores like Coach and Gap and thank goodness we did as on that Saturday the lines we sooooo long. Here are some tips if you are going to hit the outlets this season:
- Avoid weekends if you can – I know this might be difficult, but it is just crazy then. If you have to go on a weekend get there first thing or go there right before they close. Check out the larger, key stores earlier or later to avoid the crowds.
- Check your coupons – many times outlets do not allow you to use the store coupons. However, many outlets do offer special packages and discounts so check websites before you leave.
- Have fun – Stay hydrated, try not to carry a lot of bags and be strategic. We actually saw women with shopping bags on wheels. Stop for breaks and wear comfy shoes. Sometimes is does pay to map out your course of what stores to go to first. I always love the outlets for a wider selection, great sales and of course fun company!