Outlets at Traverse Mountain's Sure-Fire Plan for Back-to-School Shopping

Heading back to school brings enough to worry about, both for parents and students.While your kids are hoping for that certain teacher, classes with their friends and just the right clothes, you are wondering about finding the best back-to-school deals, saving time and energy, and if you will have the stamina to make it to the finish line. Conveniently located on the border of Utah and Salt Lake counties, Outlets at Traverse Mountain has your sure-fire plan for a back-to-school season with more savings and less stress.

Start with the Basics

No matter what their ages and grades, it’s safe to say all students need the basics: shoes, t-shirts, socks and jeans are at the top of this list. With American Eagle, Gap Outlet, Levis Outlet, H&M, Nike, Under Armour, Vans, Journeys, and a newly-opened ASICS store, Outlets at Traverse Mountain can fit everyone for less. Retailers typically offer two types of incentives, and knowing the ins and outs can help you save big with just a little bit of planning. Buy One Get One 50% off deals and Spend More/Save More are the most common, and are the best way to outfit everyone in one outing. Another trend is bounce back programs, in which you can earn Savings Cash for a later date. Maximize these benefits and fit one kid at a time–it’s worth a second trip!

Do Your Homework

While online shopping usually leads to sizing problems and endless returns, a little bit of online research before hitting the stores can help you make the most of your shopping excursion. Back to school season brings some of the deepest discounts of the year, and OutletsAtTraverseMountain.com is the best place to stay informed. Sales updates are posted daily and are a great tool to plan your shopping strategy. Many retailers, such as Carter’s, OshKosh B’Gosh, GAP Outlet and Tommy Hilfiger regularly provide coupons for additional savings. Use retailer websites to “window shop” and to make a wish list with your child. Then you can hit the stores with a savings plan in hand while minimizing dressing room negotiations.

Be True to Your School

Loyalty programs are common with back-to-school brands, and can provide more savings on top of already-discounted Outlets at Traverse Mountain prices. Make your first stop our Customer Service desk in the Grand Lobby to get our Premier Discount Card, which provides extra savings throughout the center all year long. Most brands, including American Eagle, Banana Republic Factory, Famous Footwear, Loft Outlet and J. Crew, have excellent shopper rewards programs. Tip: create a designated email address just for shopper rewards programs, and you will have them all in one place separate from your primary email.

Know Your Geography

Outlets at Traverse Mountain include many unique features which focus on creating an exceptional shopping experience. Our lodge-like Grand Lobby, Mothers Lounge and upscale public and family restrooms are just some of the amenities sure to make your day. You’ll find children’s brands Gymboree, The Children’s Place and Osh Kosh B’Gosh all in “Children’s Row” for your shopping convenience. Note that teen favorites GAP Outlet, H&M, J Crew and Tommy Hilfiger all have a large children’s selection. Your teens will also love American Eagle, Converse, Loft Outlet, Quiksilver, Oakley, Pro Image, Maurices and Zumiez, to name a few.

Everybody Needs Recess

When you need a breather at Outlets at Traverse Mountain, we’ve got you covered. Our open-air architecture is the best place to find a bench, regroup and to enjoy a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ice cream or caramel apple, an Auntie Anne’s Pretzel, a ZOGO Frozen Yogurt or Dole Pineapple Whip. Or grab a quick and delicious lunch at Johnny Rockets or Best of State winning Bona Vita Italian Bistro. Head to the Grand Lobby for luxury seating, complimentary phone charging, or to check out and play our “larger than life” games for free. And remember, recess isn’t just for the young–when you come in under budget at Outlets at Traverse Mountain you can head to Coach Factory or Michael Kors for amazing savings on your own little reward.