Macy’s Shop for a Cause Saturday, Aug 27th

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There is nothing perhaps quite as fashionable as the spirit of giving.  But when it’s possible to combine fashion and a good cause, well, this is beyond chic. That’s why I want to let you know that this Saturday is Macy’s annual Shop for a Cause event.  On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Macy’s will host its 6th annual Shop For A Cause benefiting charities across the country. This one day event is a fun and effective way for non-profits, school booster groups and other charitable organizations to raise funds and awareness for their causes.

Here is how it works. By purchasing a $5 shopping pass from any participating organization (my nephew’s school for children with Autism has sold these in the past to help the kids), customers support their favorite causes and receive 25% off most regular, sale and clearance purchases in the store or online all day Saturday, August 27.  Note, if you are looking for a deal, the shopping pass offer is also valid on most brands that are usually excluded (such as Coach, INC, designer handbags & sportswear, Ralph Lauren, etc.) Plus, customers have the chance to win a $500 shopping spree.

In addition, Shop For A Cause passes are being sold at all Macy’s stores through Aug. 27, and at Macy’ on Aug. 27. All of the passes sold in store and online will benefit the March of Dimes, a leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Check out the list of charities that benefit, on It’s very impressive.  I wish the Karl Lagerfeld collection was at Macy’s on the 27th to use my shopping pass on!


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