I saw a news program the other day that stated that the mall was dying. The popularity of a big inside mall has gone away due to many factors, online shopping, specialty stores, and outlet malls. Yes, I can see that, especially here in Round Rock, where we have the Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall right up I-35. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t stepped foot in a mall in over 6 months. All the shopping I need from a mall (and more) is right here in Round Rock.
I love the convenience of having the Outlets so close. When I need dress pants for my son, I go to the Outlets. When I need a new pair of soccer cleats, I go to the Outlets. When I need workout clothes, I go to the Outlets. When I want a new purse, I go to the Outlets. When I need a new pair of tennis shoes for my son (he goes through MANY), I go to the Outlets. Get my point?
The Outlet Mall has such a great variety of clothing and shoe stores that I really don’t need to leave town or shop online to get the best price. And I’m going to tell you a little secret to get an even better price–If you join the Premium Outlet Malls VIP Shopper program you have access to so many incredible coupons.
The Premium Out Mall VIP Shopper Program is a FREE program and it gives you access to exclusive online coupons, a voucher for a FREE coupon book, and email updates for upcoming sales and special events. I just recently joined and was able to save on my purchases at Children’s Place, Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger. I am going to pop online before shopping from now on. It’s a free membership, so why not join it — Click here to join.
And did you know that the Premium Outlets offer fun events for kids as well? Rather than fight the crowds to see Santa at Lakeline next year, just head to the Outlet mall – they have a GREAT Santa. I just had a friend take her children up to meet the Easter Bunny there and said there was no wait! They also had a Caring Bunny event for families with special needs children.
Some of the year-round events & fun you can enjoy here are:
- Take pictures with Santa Claus
- Ride the train around the mall
- Ride the various coin-operated rides
- Get to “officially open” the Disney Store in a special way each day at 10 am
Many of y’all know by now that I am a big fan of shopping local. Yes, these are national brands at the Outlet Mall and you wouldn’t quite think that shopping here is “shopping local”. However, every purchase that is made in Round Rock that generates tax does in fact impact us. These taxes help to pay for our Round Rock Police and Fire Department. They help build and fix roads. They bring us the fun events that Parks & Rec puts oneach year – did you go to Frontier Days or Family Christmas Night?
Also, shopping at a store in Round Rock supports the employees that work at the stores – many of which live in Round Rock themselves.
I know it sounds basic and is something that you probably already know, but it is always a good reminder for me that buying a pair of shoes in Round Rock versus Austin or online, impacts me & my family. Yes, one purchase is not making that big of a difference, but if you were to try to do all your shopping in Round Rock, it WILL.
So the next time you need a white shirt for your son’s band concert or a new pair of shoes for that cruise, consider staying here in Round Rock and visit the Round Rock Premium Outlets.
I was a guest of a blogger event at the Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall to learn more about the stores and programs they offer. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.