This past Saturday I had the opportunity to check out and attend the first ever Summer of Likes Event hosted by the Tampa Premium Outlets!
The event was held exclusively for VIP Shoppers (scroll down for more details on how to join this membership – it’s FREE!) and included on site activations with 6 of the participating retailers.
Each of the six stores set up a tent outside their location and had a fun game or activity that you could participate in. At each activation, you would engage in the activity and in return receive an exclusive deal at that store. On TOP of the deals the outlet was already having! With some stores, you even got a special gift to take home based on the sign up survey you took when you became a member.
Y’all – I’m telling you, this membership is my JAM.
Nike: A fun graffiti wall that said “just do it” where you would take a boomerang in front of it via an iPad.
Adidas: They set up backpack bingo where you would roll for a number and then pick out a special coupon from the backpack with that number.
Calvin Klein: You earned either a pineapple lemonade or orange iced tea beverage based on if you voted for yellow or orange in the membership survey! They also gave everyone a super cute t-shirt cookie with their logo on it!
Kate Spade: This one was my absolute favorite! They set up a swing in front of the most adorable floral backdrop so you could take a boomerang! This store is also brand new to the Tampa Premium Outlets – sooo happy about it! And yes, if you’re wondering, I totally grabbed a new bag while I was there, ha!
Polo Ralph Lauren: I got to take a selfie on their cute trike and then also earned a little fan that plugs into the charging port on my iPhone! Such a cool gift + perfect for the Summer heat!
Tommy Hilfiger: This was another cool one. The membership survey asked me if I was a “go-getter” or “motivator” and based on what you answered, you could pick an airbrush tattoo that matched! I picked “go-getter” and got a tattoo that said “game changer” on my forearm. So fun!
The outlets also set up their own booth where you got to engage in some tropical bowling! They spray painted pineapples gold, got real coconuts, and you earned two tries to knock the pineapples down! Once you completed your two tries, they gave you a scented candle to take home!
Overall, it was extremely fun to go around and engage with all the retailers. It was cool to see how they used my survey answers to personalize my gifts for me!
How to Become a Member
As a member, you get access to exclusive events like this, private store offers, and deals on TOP of the ones you typically get at the outlets.
From already being a VIP Member, I have gotten a dress for $52 that was originally $130, invited to this event, AND I got my new Kate Spade purse for only $129 and it’s originally $360! Plus, for partaking in the Summer of Likes Event I also got a free pair of Kate Spade earrings with my $100 purchase. I was so excited, haha!
It’s totally FREE (no tricks or secrets to signing up) and you can join HERE!
To be honest, I hadn’t done much shopping at the outlets before being introduced to this VIP Shoppers Club. While I knew there were great deals there, I needed that extra incentive to make the drive! Now that I’m apart, I keep telling all my friends (and boyfriend haha) that we need to go together! I’s soooo nice getting deals on TOP of deals!
Sign up and let me know what you think! I promise you, it’s very worth it!
*This post has been sponsored by Simon Malls and the Tampa Premium Outlets. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*