Shopping for a cause...AND, a contest!!!

Hi friends! Hope you had a great Halloween weekend! I had a really fun time, but I'm not going to recap today. Instead, I'm starting off November with something fun: shopping for a cause!! This is a longer-than-normal post, but please bear with me; there's something fun at the end!

From 4 pm- 9 pm on November 20th, Beachwood Place plays host to The Second Annual Compassion From Fashion event, which benefits the Gathering Place. If you're not familiar with the Gathering Place, it is a Cleveland-based organization that provides education and support programs for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and also for their families, who may not know what to expect or how to deal with the diagnosis of their loved one. Best of all, these services are offered completely free of charge!! I personally know a few people that have used the services of the Gathering Place, and I've heard a lot of positive feedback about the institution. There are two locations in Cleveland; one in Westlake, and the other in Beachwood, so if you, or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with cancer, and is seeking some help, please direct them to the Gathering Place.

In any case, the Compassion From Fashion event is raising much needed funds for the Gathering Place. It's a night of food (catered by Maggiano's- yum!), fashion, and of course, SHOPPING!! For one night only, a number of Beachwood Place retailers will be offering special discounts; Here are some of the deals

American Eagle: 15% off your entire purchase
Caché: Take $25 of any regularly or sale priced item of $125 or more
Calendar Club & Go! The Game: 20% off full priced merchandise!
Cardboard Heroes Sports Stuff: 25% off entire purchase when you show your event bracelet. Purchase a $100 gift card and get a $25 gift card free
Chico’s: Will donate 10% of Saturday sales to The Gathering Place.
Eddie Bauer: 30% off entire purchase!
Express: 15% off your entire purchase!
Guess: Receive 20% off your purchase of $100 or more.
Guess by Marciano: Receive 20% off your purchase of $100 or more.
Jessica McClintock: 20% off purchase! (Excludes fragrance and accessories)
Mario's International Spa: Purchase a $100 Spa Dollar gift card and receive a $50 Spa Dollar Gift Card.
Molly Elaine's Boutique: 15% off any regularly priced item!
Origins: Free deluxe cleanser with any purchase.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Present your wristband to receive 15% off your purchase.
Steve Madden: Receive 15% off all full priced merchandise!
Style Lounge: receive 40% off your entire purchase! Kids can enjoy free face painting from 4-6pm.
Sweet Factory: Buy 1 lb or more of bulk candy and receive ¼ lb free.
The Walking Company: Save 15% off any of our exclusive brands!

Of course, besides supporting a great cause, it gives you the opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping (ahem! There are less than 60 days to the big event (or events, depending on how you celebrate)).

So here's how to participate:
1. You can buy tickets here ($20 pre-sale; $25 at the door), OR

Here's three things you can do to enter:
(a) Leave a comment on this post, listing what retailer you're most excited to visit, and what you're thinking of purchasing
(b) Tweet the following:
I entered @cleshopaholic's Compassion From Fashion contest hosted @BeachwoodPlace to benefit The Gathering Place
(c) Follow @BeachwoodPlace on Twitter

Each of these gets you one entry, so do them all for a maximum of 3 entries! The contest will run Sunday, November 7th, and I (and Clair) will pick a winner on Monday, November 8th. There's one more thing....

In addition to the pair of tickets, you also win a $50 mall gift card!!! Happy shopping, and Good Luck!!

P.S. This contest is sponsored by Beachwood Place and I'm receiving one ticket as compensation. So excited to go to Saks and Style Lounge!