Can you believe it is almost time for school to start? My kids go back on August 22nd. However, I know that some kids start this week already. Then you have kids who don’t till after September 1st. Needless to say, back to school here in Chicagoland is a crazy time! That is why we head over to Chicago Ridge Mall. It is super close to my house. One of the reason I love Chicago Ridge Mall is that they have a family lounge.
I wish it was there when my kids were little. It’s a great area to take your kids if you are breastfeeding or if you are there with your son, and he’s too young to send into the men’s room by himself. (That’s how I use it!). We also have the only Aldi store that is attached to a mall! I swear they have the cheapest milk in the area! Also, the closest Dairy Queen is here too!
All that shopping makes you crave a blizzard! We also have an actual bookstore
and toy store in Chicago Ridge Mall.
Both of those kind of stores are hard to find in malls now! That’s why Chicago Ridge is always so busy. The stores in our mall are the top producing ones in the region and sometimes in the nation! We are even getting a Red Robin in November. I’m so excited!
I have to tell you about this amazing program going on right now called Oh So Simple.
As you can see, there is a ton of signage all over the mall. You earn $10 for every $250 you spend in the mall (which is so easy to do back to school shopping!). It’s Oh, So Simple to sign up!
You put your name, email, and mobile number. Then you swipe your credit card that you use at the mall. Seriously, that’s it. Then once you spend $250, Oh So Simple will credit $10 onto that credit card. I love it so much! Plus, they give you some pretty sweet deals too via mobile texting!
I mean you can use it everywhere from Kohls to Payless to Hollister to H&M.
For us, our first stop was for gym shoes and socks! After a full night of shopping, we worked up an appetite. Of course, we headed over to the new Miller’s Ale House. If you haven’t been there yet, it so amazing. Their food is great, kids eat free on Tuesdays, and their service has always been top notch for us. Best of all, they are part of the mall so the Oh So Simple program works there too!
As you can see, Chicago Ridge Mall is a great place to do your back to school shopping. You can shop, grab a snack, grab dinner, and even watch a movie (we’ve got the AMC theater in there too!). It’s your one stop shop. That is why I want to sign up for the Oh So Simple program, and come over to my mall to shop!
Now, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card since Kohl’s is one of my most favorite back to school stores to shop at! Click the picture below to enter:
What could you use that Kohls gift card on? Have you been to Chicago Ridge Mall yet?