Friday, October 19, 2007

Ten Tips to Tanger Bargains

Hunting Trip More Fun
1 Plan Ahead... Visit
Before heading to Tanger for a fun-filled day of outlet shopping, we suggest that you explore first. Our site will provide all of the information that you will need to make the .most of your Tanger shopping trip. In addition to center locations and store listings, the Tanger website also features coupons and special offers that you can print and use on your Tanger shopping excursion. While visiting you can also sign up for Tanger's E-mail Update. Each month, we'll keep you informed about exclusive store discounts, special offers .and exciting promotional events taking place at Tanger Outlet Centers coast to coast.

2 Make A List Of Specific Items You Are Looking To Find
Some Tanger Outlet Centers can feature more than 100 stores. It can be exciting to have so many great brand names and designer fashions to choose from when shopping. Don't make the mistake of leaving without the one thing you came for in the first place. When shopping for other people, make a note of their sizes and favorite colors ahead of time.

3 Visit The Customer Service Center
Upon arrival, check in at the Tanger Customer Service Center or center office. Inquire about the availability of discount coupons, updated store information, current sales and promotions in progress. Make sure to pick up a center brochure which provides a map of the store locations if you didn't get one in advance. You can also sign-up to become a TangerClub member. Club members receive special discounts, exclusive offers, free gifts and much more. If you are a frequent Tanger shopper, than TangerClub is perfect for you.

4 Shop Smart To Avoid The Most Crowded Time Of The Day
Tanger Outlet Centers are open 7 days a week. Maximize shopping time by going during the week instead of weekends, when stores are less crowded. Also, shop early or late in the day to avoid possible mid-day heat.

5 The More The Merrier
Shopping with friends or family members is always more fun and can lead to a more efficient shopping trip. For instance, when one person is trying on clothes, the others can be getting additional items and acting as fashion consultant. Remember, it's always best to have someone you trust with you when trying on clothing. Also, if check out lines get long, one can stay in line while the others go on to scout the next shop. Additionally, you can take advantage of multiple discounts when shopping in a pair. If stores are offering a two-for-one special and you only need one, you .can team up with one of your outlet shopping partners to share the added savings.

6 Outlet Shopping Is Fun For The Family
A bargain hunting trip to Tanger is a wonderful family activity. Tanger Outlet Centers have something for everyone. Your family will discover everything from the latest brand name fashions and accessories to home décor, books, music CDs, toys, outdoor gear, and much, much more. After a day of outlet shopping, everyone will have fun comparing all of the great deals they found.

7 Dress For Comfort
Comfort is a key to having a fun-filled shopping experience. Wear your most comfortable shoes and wear clothing that is easy to get in and out of. This will make trying on new clothing much easier. Carrying a lightweight handbag will help lighten your load. Also, dress for the season's weather since many times you must go outdoors to get from one store to the next.

8 Check Return Policies
Before making your purchase, check the store's return policy. Contrary to what most people believe, outlet stores now offer return policies similar to other retail establishments. Some will accept returns with no questions asked and offer cash refunds, while others will give store credit. This makes it safe to buy gifts which can be returned or exchanged, if necessary.

9 Utilize The Sales Help
Most outlet stores have very helpful sales associates who can help point out sale items and help you find the specific items you want. They are also privy to information about anticipated new shipments, the store's best bargains and any special services offered such as the ability to ship your purchases home.

10 Relax. It's Guaranteed. So Have Fun!
Tanger Outlet Shopping is meant to be fun. Enjoy the experience of buying and saving direct from the manufacturer, and be confident that you are buying your favorite brand name designer fashions at the best advertised price. If you purchase any merchandise from any Tanger Outlet Center store and find it advertised for less anywherre else within 30 days, bring a copy of the advertisment and a copy of your dated Tanger store receipt to the Tanger center management office (during business hours) within 30 days of your purchase. We'll gladly refund the difference in cash.

This offer is good on all merchandise at all Tanger Outlet Center stores nationwide. Guaranteed! So, when you're ready to shop - Relax. It's Guaranteed®.

How is Tanger pronounced?

Tanger is pronounced "Tang·er" - rhymes with "hanger" Where do I find information about Tanger Outlets including center locations, directions, store listings, shopping hours, phone numbers, etc.? To find information about Tanger Outlet Centers, simply navigate our website or when you are not online, call 800-4-TANGER. Why is outlet shopping at Tanger so popular?
What could be more fun than spending the day with family and friends bargain hunting at Tanger! Tanger Outlet Centers feature more than 2,000 outlet stores which are owned and operated by the most popular, brand name manufacturers. Buying direct from the manufacturer at Tanger means you'll always save more.

How much will I save by shopping at Tanger?

Because you are making your purchases directly from the manufacturer (and avoiding the middleman), brand name merchandise can be purchased at 20%-40% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlet Centers. What kind of merchandise is available at Tanger Outlet Centers?
The vast majority of merchandise available at Tanger Outlet Centers is first quality and in-season. Tanger centers feature brand name and designer fashions and accessories for the entire family, jewelry, housewares and china, home décor, luggage, toys, books, compact discs, food specialties, and much, much more. You'll find entire stores filled with merchandise from your favorite brands. A mall department store, on the other hand, typically has only a small area in the store devoted to a particular brand. Because each store is owned by the manufacturer, store employees will be very knowledgeable about their store's brand name merchandise.

Which charitable programs does Tanger support?

Tanger is committed to helping make the communities that we serve, better places to live and work. Tanger has concentrated its charitable efforts in two important areas: Children and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Through the company's annual Tanger Bucks For Schools Program, we partner with schools in our communities to provide funds to help purchase library books and other important classroom supplies. Tanger has been on the frontline in the battle against breast cancer since 1994. Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has now raised in excess of $3.5 million nationally to benefit local American Cancer Society chapters.

Where can I find out about job openings at Tanger stores?

Tanger's brand name outlet stores across the country offer thousands of full and part time retail positions. To find out about job opportunities available at the Tanger Outlet Center nearest you, visit or call the Tanger Customer Service Center or check out the Human Resources section on