Monday, June 20, 2011

HomeGoods Review and $100 Gift Card giveaway!



I got home from class at 11.30 pm on Friday night.
I knew I need to fall fast asleep because I needed to be up bright and early the next morning.
As soon as my alarm started singing, Three Little Birds, I hopped out of bed and into the shower. Today was the HomeGoods/BlogHer private shopping trip!

I walked over to the 2/3 Fulton Station stop and made my way up to Columbus and 96th Street in just over half an hour, which was awesome.  I did not have to wait long to get my shop on!

We were greeted by the lovely ladies of BlogHer and HomeGoods at the check-in with breakfast, coffee and pastries! I even brought a few bites of what I had baked the night before. 

The first thing I noticed about HomeGoods was the set-up.
All the china was upstairs, right when you walked in.
My girlfriend, Sydney, went straight for it and to her surprise found her place-settings by Vera Wang there for $19.99, which retails elsewhere for $139.99.
Is that not one of the best deals ever?


I decided to take everything in before seriously starting to shop, but kept finding myself back in the bath towel aisle. I've been married for 5 years and my once light blue towels are now gray and need to graduate to the rag stage. It's time for new ones.
The colors, styles, feel of these towels were amazing and I mixed and matched a few that went well in my loo.






After I finally left the bathroom section, I ran into a few of my friends and decided to peek into their carts.  Karina's son picked out a pretty shell box for his mementos, Leanna grabbed a one of a kind vase which was recycled from tires, Kris picked up a wok and cutting board, Marie found the perfect shower gift for her friend -- a dutch oven and Angie was so excited to find the cutest mushroom in the garden decor section and some bright, yellow polka dot sheets.
It was really neat to see everyone's personalities through their purchases.



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Wanna check out my personality?

I first spotted a coral vase that I knew would be the perfect mini umbrella stand.
And then onto a green, boho chic candle holder that called out my name as a I walked by. I then spotted two orange candles and added them to my cart because I could not resist the smells of citrus and berries. I then turned the corner to find the frames. I knew right away that I wanted to frame the custom drawn print of my daddy and it needed to be in something simple but elegant and wouldn't you know, I found it there!






And the baker in me knew I needed a non slip cutting board. I am really into color coding my boards. For example, chicken = yellow, meat = red and green = veggies. Much healthier to do it this way.  And I cannot leave out my fur-boys. They got a new bowl that encourages sharing. :0




Last but not least, a unique clock caught my eye.
It was the only one around and I grabbed it and never looked back. 




I have to say that I was so happy when I got home and realized that I had saved a ton of money at HomeGoods. The store was open and bright, items were by season and organized by color. It helped me so much because I knowing the color I needed, I could go right to it.
The people were super nice and helpful and when I woke up Sunday morning, I wanted to do it all over again. . . and I will!

*****


And because you rock, you have the opportunity to win a Gift card to HomeGoods with a value of $100 all from BlogHer! 
Um, $100? May I enter? No? 
DARN!  ;)


OH and important stuff:  Enter by June 30th.

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a)      Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b)      Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post (by clicking on date of tweet)

c)      Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d)      For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

You can also still enter to win one of ten (10) $25 gift cards on the BlogHer Promotions & Prizes page. Go enter so you have a chance to win and go shopping! Click here to read the Official Rules. 


Home Goods Info:


·         Store locator
·         HomeGoods Facebook page
·         HomeGoods site/blog
·         HomeGoods Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com






55 comments:

Mrs. Prepperoni said...

We have a brand new Homegoods opening on Sunday and I sure would love to have $100 to blow there!!! Xo

KatiePerk said...

Holy Moly! I could do some serious damage at HomeGoods!!!What an awesome giveway!

Beth said...

Never thought about color coding the cutting boards. What a great idea!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Um, if I could I would probably live in that store, it's awesome!

Deviled Megs said...

I do SUCH damage at HomeGoods, $100 would be the best treat ever

Jennifer said...

yay! I can comment now and tell you how much I adore you and this giveaway!!

Jennifer said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/PerfectlyJenn/status/82858988848418816

Laurnie said...

I wanna win!! I LOVE Home Goods. Oh and by the way, I changed my alarm song to Three Little Birds - fantastic idea.

And I tweeted :) laurniew

f6ed9b20-9b7d-11e0-af55-000f20980440 said...

I love Home Goods!!!! I love your blog too!!

f6ed9b20-9b7d-11e0-af55-000f20980440 said...

It's me who loves your blog and Home Goods! (Thea O.) :O)

Brunch at Saks said...

Summer- I want your cart!!! I especially love those towels! I think I'd prob use the gift card to spruce up my bathroom too. What a fun day it looks like you all had :) Love the pics!

Brunch at Saks said...

And I tweeted about it here:

http://twitter.com/brunchsaksblog/status/82920111459151872

The Branches said...

I wanna win!!! I love HomeGoods so much it's the best store ever for kitchen goods :)

The Branches said...

I twittered!
http://twitter.com/#!/beckylbranch/status/82943315179352064

A Big Little Life said...

I LOVE HomeGoods. Seriously, it's my favorite store. I could do some damage with 100.00 to spend!!

Moe said...

OHmygosh I WANT to win this. How amazing. I am in love with those towels...and still need a few items for my new kitchen. *crossing fingers and toes*

Moe said...

I tweeted it...but can't figure out the direct link to it. Not as smart as the other ldies I guess...but still a homegoods lover! http://twitter.com/#!/loveyouamillion

Meghan Christine Photography said...

I don't know how to direct link to that tweet either, but here is my Twitter page, so hopefully you can see my retweet! :)

http://twitter.com/#!/meg__christine

karebear said...

I've never been to Home Goods and my friend keep telling me I have to go. A $100 gift card would be great for my first trip. :)

April said...

I've never heard of this before, but by the looks of what you got, looks great! Why not?! lol

Erin said...

My husband and I will likely be moving soon so $100 of home goodies would be fabulous!

this free bird said...

I love Home Goods. I could tear it up in their almost daily!!

Marcy XOXO said...

O.M.G. It would be the bomb.com if I won this!!! I could really use that money to get some new decor for my house ;)

sydney85 said...

Helping my daughter set up her first apartment. We could really have some fun shopping.

Mrs. Smith said...

I'd love to win this!

Thanks!

Fritzi Marie said...

Oh my...I'm in love with your new towels. We're moving in a month and I am on the hunt for a new rug and curtains. I'm off to check out Home Goods. I've never been there before. Thank you sweet friend.

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Marcy said...

I love HomeGoods and your post reminded me that I too need new towels. I could buy alot of towels for $100!

marcydz (at)comcast {dot} com

TUJ said...

I am personally in love with all the children's room decor items. They have some of the cutesy and most unique items, all for much less than what you'd pay at a specialty store! Love them!

Cali Ann said...

I could certainly do some damage to my wallet in Homegoods! Id spend it all in the kitchen section.

blabbing maggie said...

i always hit up home goods when i $100 gift card means i can buy HER a present too :) thanks for the opportunity!!!

Elliott said...

We finally have a Homegoods opening near me. Oh how I've missed it so!

Lesley Mitchell said...

I love HomeGoods! I would love some new dishes - mine are falling apart!
lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

Wanda said...

LOVING your purchases! I would get up early too for shopping like that.
What a great giveaway too! Yay!

sheba said...

if i win, will you come shopping with me?

Summer said...

Oh this is awesome! I didn't know you had a review blog! I heart home goods sooo much and there is this bright different colored glass frog or bird bath that I have been eyeballing that is just about $100.00 that I would buy and screech while buying it if I won! Eeeeeeeeeeeek my fingers and toes are crossed I do...thanks for hosting this fun awesome giveaway

xoxo
Sums

Laila said...

I love HomeGoods for their great prices and awesome items! My kitchen is in need of a makeover and I would love to win a GC!

Laila said...

I tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/OnlyLaila/status/84239287025025024

susan1215 said...

I have a Home Goods down the street and I'love to get a couple of lamps for my family room

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/84701078460964864

s2s2 at comcast dot net

zoesmom said...

I live way out in the sticks and have never shopped at a Home Goods store, but after checking it out I realized that I could happily spend $100 in about 5 minutes. Pick me, please!!!

ruthierosie said...
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ruthierosie said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/RuthieRosie/status/85156594664472579

contactruthie at yahoo dot com

ruthierosie said...

I would love to win this! I love home goods.

Amber said...

Great photos! I'd love some bedding and new dishes. Thanks!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/85164090334515200

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Goody said...

uh yeah....

love homegoods....wrote about a trip there on my home blog last week!

so much good stuff..

marvelousmissm said...

Well around here it is known as Marshall's or TJ Maxx but either way it is FAB-U-LOUS!!

Chip said...

I love HomeGoods!!! We are just finishing up our master bath and this would be great. I would love to get some new towels and a rug.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/85481363146416128
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

joyce Haight said...

Always find something at Home Goods

angie lilly said...

I love me some HomeGoods! WONDERFUL place to feed my soy candle addiction at at least 1/2 the price! They also have a GREAT selection of eco-friendly/green stuffs that I love to rummage thru!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/85765999961448448
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

K said...

I recognized the pic of the Manhattan store. I may have made the trek on opening day from Queens at a G-dawful hour...

kolpin said...

i’d love to get some sheets, towels

kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/kolpin4680/status/86642850309218304