Mall at UTC

Dozens of stores offer discounts for The Mall at University Town Center's first anniversary

Octavio Ortiz, general manager, speaks at a one year anniversary breakfast Wednesday at The Mall at University Town Center. 
 GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald
Octavio Ortiz, general manager, speaks at a one year anniversary breakfast Wednesday at The Mall at University Town Center. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald gjefferies@bradenton.com

Go shopping, save some money and celebrate The Mall at University Town Center's one-year anniversary with more than two dozen mall retailers offering discounts in honor of the mall's opening:

* Any shopper with an Oct. 16 birthday, the same as the mall's, will receive a $25 gift card to the Mall at UTC. The weekend of Oct. 16, the mall will have musical performances, face painting, photo booths, balloon artists and an aerialist.

RESTAURANTS, GOURMET FOODS AND KITCHENWARE:

* Auntie Anne's -- Buy pumpkin spice nuggets and a drink and get a free signature pretzel.

* BRIO Tuscan Grille -- On Oct. 15 the restaurant will host a kickoff party with specials throughout the day and live music during happy hour.

* Kona Grill -- Enter to win dinner for four by signing up for the Konavore program. Kona will also run their happy hour promotion all day from 11 a.m. to midnight on Oct. 17 in the bar, lounge, sushi bar and patio.

* Mandarin Express -- Receive a free egg roll with every purchase between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18 while supplies last.

* Oil & Vinegar -- During the anniversary weekend, Oil & Vinegar will give out mystery gift cards to the first 50 customers who make a purchase. The store will run several raffles through the weekend for various prizes.

* Williams-Sonoma -- On Oct. 15, a chef will prepare pumpkin bisque soup with an apple and cheddar panini. On Oct. 16, a chef will prepare a roasted pork loin with wine and cheese to start. On Oct. 17, the store will host two American Girl classes with samples of brownies and chilled cider. On Oct. 18, a chef from a local restaurant will make pizzas and smoothies. Samples of Williams-Sonoma's breads (pumpkin, chocolate chip and apple caramel) will be available throughout the day.

* Yo! Sushi -- Yo! Sushi chefs will make a special roll for the one-year anniversary occasion. The UTC Roll is a crunchy California roll topped with salmon, crunch flakes and spicy mayonnaise.

APPAREL, ACCESSORIES AND EYE WEAR:

* Banana Moon -- Receive 20 percent off of entire purchase and enjoy sips and sweets while shopping. All sales final.

* bebe -- Shop bebe's fall collection from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16 and enjoy music by a live DJ. Receive a free tote with a purchase of $150 or more and special clubbebe offers through the weekend. Valid while supplies last; see store for details.

* Brighton Collectibles -- Brighton clients can enter to win prizes at the Little Pink Party from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18.

* Calypso St. Barth -- Receive $50 off of a purchase of $300 or more.

* Edward Beiner -- Edward Beiner will be in the store from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16 for a black tie event.

* Fast Fix Jewelry Repair -- The store will host a watch battery plan blowout and jewelry cleaning. All lifetime battery plans are 50 percent off. Bring in any jewelry and they will inspect and clean it for free.

* House of Samsonite -- The store will host a buy more, save more sales event from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18. Spend between $150 and $250 and save 20 percent on total purchase. Spend between $250 and $350 and save 25 percent on total purchase. Spend more than $350 and save 30 percent on total purchase. All customers during the anniversary weekend are eligible to enter a drawing for a free Yacht Tote.

* Kate Spade -- Get 25 percent off storewide during the anniversary weekend

* Six:02 -- Receive 20 percent off of everything Oct. 16 through Oct. 18. See store associates for promotion details.

* Lily Pulitzer -- Spend $250 and receive a set of acrylic wine glasses with purchase. Spend $500 and receive a Lily Pulitzer scarf. While supplies last. The store will also offer bounceback coupons through the weekend.

* Pandora -- Enter to win Pandora's Lace Botanique 14-karat gold ring. Spend $125 and take home a Pandora black satin bag or umbrella. Buy two rings, get one free between Oct. 1 and Oct. 25.

* Robert Graham -- Celebrate the one-year anniversary with the Susan G. Komen breast cancer event from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 17.

* Soma Intimates -- Congratulate the store on their anniversary at checkout and receive 15 percent off. You'll also be entered to win a free bra and other prizes

* Vera Bradley -- On Oct. 16, receive $20 off of a $75 purchase. Between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18 enter to win a contest in store.

GIFTS AND GADGETS:

* Things Remembered -- From Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, with any purchase, purchase a Gravity Pen, Uptown Frame and Keepsake Boxes at a promotional price.

* From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, choose from a variety of select gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen or any other member of the wedding party and buy three to get a fourth free. Includes a free engraving on the fourth item.

SPA AND BEAUTY:

* Aveda -- Stop in for a dose of wellness with a free neck and shoulder massage and a free customized sample. Aveda associates will use their special camera to take photos of your scalp and talk to you about your hair type before selecting samples. Make a purchase during the Oct. 16 to Oct. 18 anniversary weekend and receive a free gift valued at $50.

From 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 16, join Aveda for complimentary cut, style and color consultations from Aveda Salons, Shear Rituals and CheBella. Leave the salon with a new hairstyle, a fall makeup look and a $20 off certificate. All pre-booked appointments will receive an additional free gift. Call 941-866-6339.

* Diventi Bella -- Free gift with every $150 purchase and 20 to 50 percent off of the entire store for the anniversary weekend

* Kiehl's -- Receive a mini-facial and three free deluxe samples. Enter your name for a drawing for a Healthy Skin Duo of Daily Reviving Concentrate and Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

* MAC Cosmetics -- Special guest makeup artist in store on Oct. 17

* Sephora -- With any $15 minimum purchase, spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free makeovers, coupons, products and candy. Brand partners, such as Too Faced, Dior, Smashbox, Dr. Perricone MD and Korres, will be in stores between noon and 6 p.m. providing services, tokens of appreciation and sharing knowledge.

* Venus Med Spa -- Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30, new clients will receive a frown line treatment for $89. Limit 100 people. With any treatment purchase between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, receive a free Venus Skincare product.

HOME FURNISHINGS:

* Bose -- From Oct. 13 to Oct. 18, take advantage of the offer for an interior designer to come to your home for a $33 consultation. Enter to win a room of sound equipment.

* Crate & Barrel -- The store will raffle a gift each day of the anniversary weekend

* Lovesac -- Register for a Citysac and Cover giveaway on the anniversary weekend.

* Pottery Barn -- Cookies and lemonade will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a raffle for Pottery Barn gift cards.

* White House | Black Market -- Take an additional 10 percent off of total purchase on Oct. 16. Enter for the chance to win a $50 gift card and a White House | Black Market basket from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19.

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