Monday, October 15, 2012

the power of social media.

I don't know if it is because I am a blogger, or what...but social media totally works on me. It makes me want to buy new things after reading a review, go to a new store, and eat at different restaurants.

When two of my bloggin' friends wrote posts for Scheel's grand opening, I knew I had to take the kids. I didn't know what Scheel's even was until Emily and Stephanie talked about it. They did a great job making me excited, and I looked forward to the grand opening. :)

When I told Paul that is what I had planned for our Saturday a couple of weeks ago, he was a bit skeptical about going. Grand opening = busy...indeed it was.
How can you not want to go and see a ferris wheel inside a store, and the biggest fish tank eva...{while we were in the store, we saw a scuba diver doing some maintenance in the tank!}
The kids loved it! It was free to browse, except our browsing lead to purchases.
I did show loads of self control, because I tried baby Uggs on Bri and decided $65 was a bit much to pay for her shoes. I even passed up the adorable Northface snow suit that was just a cool 100 bucks! Be proud people!
They haven't gotten all of the 49ers and SF Giants stuff in stock yet which was disappointing...it just means I have an excuse to go back for Christmas shopping for Paul.  

3 comments:

Emily said...

It was a bit crowded when we went too but the kids had so much fun, especially taking photos in all those little photo booths. (That reminds me, I still need to upload our ones to Instagram--hilarious!)

Thank you so much for the mention--you are the nicest ever.

P.S. Even I wouldn't pay $65 for a pair of children's shoes. ;)

Scheels said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a pretty great time and got a few awesome shots at our new Scheels in Sandy, UT!

We'd like to gather more information from you & if you would be able to email us at scheelshq@gmail.com, that would be wonderful!

Thanks so much!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Ooooh, this looks like my type of store! I love when stores make it exciting for kids to be there. I'm definitely planning our trip there!