Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover and $50.00 Gift Card Giveaway

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How many of you shop at Macy’s? I bet most of you have snapped up a bargain at Macy’s.  They have great designers, brands (INC) and everything from superstar bedding to great kitchen appliances.  I love to wonder through Macy’s with my passport savings pass in one hand and my rewards card in another.  But it’s not enough for Macy’s to just offer deals, now they are have having a contest via their Facebook page to offer their fans a Million Dollar Makeover..with, wait for it… TV stylist Clinton Kelly.  If you’ve seen Clinton on TV, then you know he’s full of great ideas about what to wear.  There will be 8 fabu-less winners, and Clinton will offer the winners advice on not only how to dress, but their lifestyles.  Here are the details about how to enter the makeover contest.

“Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover” is a nationwide call for entries through January 31st, from which eight contestants will be selected for a Clinton Kelly makeover. America will help Macy’s decide which of the eight will win the makeover of a lifetime, worth $1 Million!

“Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover is my typical makeover on steroids,” says Clinton Kelly, style expert for Macy’s and co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear. “The winner will not only get some quality time with me to update their look, but they will get a truly life-changing experience. From fashion to finances to fitness, they will undergo a complete life transformation.”

To enter, click here.  You have until January 31, 2011 to enter the Million Dollar Makeover . Entrants must “like” Macy’s on Facebook to access the contest application, and will be required to submit either a video or picture.  


While you’re  thinking about entering the Makeover contest, enter here to win a $50.00 Macy’s gift card. Leave a comment here by midnight Feb. 5th, to let all recessionistas know what you’d like to get  at Macy’s with this gift card in order to win it!!!   This gift card would be perfect for a Valentine’s gift shopping.  Make sure to leave a contact email (xx at yahoo dot com) or a blogger ID contact in your comment text so I can contact you if you win. Thanks!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. CurvyGirlChic

    January 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I love Macy's! It's seriously one of the only department stores with a trendy, younger, plus size selection! 😀

    I'd totally snag one of the Calvin Klein dresses I've been eyeing for ages if I won the giftcard! 😀

    *crosses fingers*

    xo Allison of CurvyGirlChic

  2. Mami2jcn

    January 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I'd like to get myself a new pair of jeans.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  3. Target-Addict

    January 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    While I'll gladly join your contest, I won't be joining the Macy's one. I'd love to Clinton's makeover, but you have to join via FaceBook and enable plug-ins in order to enter. And call me paranoid, but I'm SUPER careful about what I download via FB or any site these days!
    idreamimjeannie at yahoo dot com

  4. Jessica

    January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I am moving out and need some bedding or decorations!

  5. meeyeehere

    January 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I would love to buy some new shoes and some jeans for my 2 year old. He is just out growing everything!

  6. Taylor Renee

    January 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I'd get a new purse! I'm in desperate need!

    – Taylor

  7. afkjl

    January 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I have been shopping for a trench coat as a foundational piece for my wardrobe. That's what I'd buy!

    trezlen at gmail dot com

  8. Chele

    January 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I'd love to pick up some pretty spring/summer tops with the Macy's gift card!

    cspv1st at aol dot com

  9. Ashley

    January 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    If I won the gift card I could finally buy the PERFECT shirt to wear to the Oprah show on Feb 10th! Goal=get in the front row!

  10. JC

    January 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I'd like to get a new pair of winter boots.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  11. sunglasses

    January 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I love to wonder through Macy's with my passport savings pass in one hand and my rewards card in another.

  12. Rachel R

    January 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I have quite a few weddings coming up this year and and I will need a new dress or two so all my pictures don't look the same!

  13. Abethurem

    January 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I would LOVE to win this gift card! I relocated to Michigan, from California recently and am in a snow rut!! Would love to have some extra $ I can buy some bright colored frocks to get me through the dreary winter!! Thank you! 🙂

  14. justine

    January 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    due to lack of funds as a college student, it'd be nice to get a substantial present for my boyfriend for our anniversary in February! I'm thinking some REAL shoes, aka not sneakers.

  15. Eve

    January 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    If I win I would get something for the spring. Like some cute sandals and a skirt!

    shopgurl101 AT gmail DOT com

  16. Dee

    January 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I'd use this towards a pair of rider boots! 🙂 Thanks for the chance! Love Macy's – they always offer awesome coupons!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  17. allthingsnew

    January 28, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I'd love to use this gift card to buy some new clothes! I really need some new clothes!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

  18. Georgia

    January 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

    If I won a Macys giftcard, I would spend it on Urban Decay cosmetics. I wish I was able to buy everything from UD however, Im also a broke college student trying to make ends meet. 🙁

  19. Lynda

    January 28, 2011 at 6:43 am

    i would love to get some new clothes for my mom

  20. chris

    January 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    i would love to buy some nice dress shirts!

  21. Tharry

    January 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    The Macy's at Herald Square NY has everything. It's a theme-park of its own. Winning the gift card would be like “moving to the front of the line” free pass. 🙂

  22. Samantha

    January 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Macy's has plus size Levi's which have been impossible to find anywhere! So, if I won, I'd buy my very own pair of Levi's!

  23. -ashley

    January 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    There are these BEAUTIFUL pair of shoes I've been eyeing for quite some time… I am a shoe FIEND, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I had almost enough a few days ago (I'm a waitress, so sometimes it takes a while to save up.. tips are WAY down in this economy too!) and then a girlfriend had a crisis so I helped out…. now it's time to start over. That gift card would help out!!!
    Here's hoping!!
    Ashley Williams

  24. Kfloveinme

    January 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Macy's is 3 blocks away from my job & I am always in there during lunch stalking items I want to go on sale with my coupons in my wallet ready to be used. LOL! If I'm the lucky winner I would buy a dress for my big birthday at the end of February.

    Thanks for a great giveaway & good luck everyone!

  25. Shooting Stars Mag

    January 29, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    this would be great for my mom, and I know she'd love some shirts for the spring. 🙂

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  26. Anna

    January 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i am trying to invest in good skincare, so Macy's giftcard would be a good start 🙂
    ann.altima at gmail dot com

  27. shala_darkstone

    January 30, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Hi, I'd buy some new tops like the Style&co. Top, Flutter Sleeve Metallic Sequin Collar A-Line. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  28. Emily N.

    January 30, 2011 at 3:07 am

    I'd get some new shoes.

    emilynwins at gmail dotcom

  29. Samantha

    February 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I love Macy's! I would love to get a new skirt. I've lost weight and none of my clothes fit anymore.

    Samantha Cedeno

  30. Karin

    February 2, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I think maybe shoes or perfume.

    karin56381 (at)

  31. Toystory

    February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am a kitchen girl myself and would head directly to the housewares dept for some new gear!
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

  32. Alexis

    February 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I'd put a gift card towards a Marc New York handbag.

    AKAPurple2000 at yahoo dot come

  33. Samuel

    February 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    New shoes for my toddler and some new pots for my long-suffering wife would be just lovely! Now if you can snag us a parking spot at the local Macy's that would be golden!

  34. Samuel

    February 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    New shoes for my toddler and some new pots for my long-suffering wife would be just lovely! Now if you can snag us a parking spot at the local Macy's that would be golden!

    doarzevel09 at gmail {.} com

  35. Deanna G.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I'd like to get some new perfume! 🙂

    (email in profile)

  36. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    LOVE Macy's!! I NEED new shirts!!!! Like horrible need!

  37. Liz

    February 6, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Macy's is my favorite department store, and if I won, I'd immediately go buy a new handbag!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  38. iheartheels

    February 6, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Heels!!! Obvi. 🙂

  39. Tracy

    February 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I'm in desperate need of some new after baby jeans. Nothing fits right anymore.

  40. PurpleLarkspur

    February 6, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love Macy's. The one here in San Francisco is great. If I won, I would buy a new dress!