Sunday, August 18, 2019

What to Expect at the Staples Back to School Block Party!

The Staples Back to School Block Party is taking place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at your nearest participating Staples location with some locations extending the party to Monday.  See previous blog post.  Get excited for raffles, giveaways and great discounts, including a 20% off school supplies coupon!  Each participating Staples location will be offering different giveaways.

On Saturday, I entered the Staples Kingdom on 769 Broadway, New York, NY (by 8th Street - NYU on the R/W lines) and was greeted by the very welcoming "Staples Queen", Fadilja (also known as the "Store Manager").  She and her staff offered me yummy Dunkin Donut munchkins, Danish cookies and apple juice and dark coffee to drink.

There were also lots of delightful Staples swag which includes pens, notebooks, flash drives, jelly beans in cute tin cans and PopSockets which are great for taking one-handed selfies and as a stand so you don't need to prop your phone to view your favorite YouTube video or shows.  Every customer that entered was cheerfully greeted and asked how they can be of service.  I was very impressed by the level of 1-on-1customer service and attention to detail that each customer received as they arrived with their shopping lists like it was their missions to accomplished.  The Staples Queen's delegation skills were on point and her enthusiasm inspires the team to get the job done with smiles on their faces.          

What a fun photo opportunity! Be sure to get on the #StaplesBlock Party Bus. 
Also note the cute notebooks in the background!

What is great about this Back to School Block Party is that it is not just about Staples.  It is about bringing together the community.  And that is why the Staples Queen has invited a handful of companies down the block to join in the party.  Make sure to drop by to see what surprises, swags and offers they will be bringing along with them at the event. 

The Bank of America team is here along with the Staples Queen and myself.

There is also a special gift for teachers! Are you a teacher? Be sure to drop by the Block Party and show them your teacher ID and you will score a pretty awesome gift like this happy teacher who is all smiles!

What did he receive? Here is a photo hint:

The special gift includes a gift card! ;)

Here I'm checking out the gifts.
The teachers definitely deserve to be recognized for their hard work on shaping the future generations and I applaud Staples's thoughtful gesture for appreciating teachers for making a difference in so many lives.

Families join in the fun of the block party too, with children big and small. The girl was really impressed by the Staples PopSocket giveaway.  It is truly a practical gift and they normally sell for a good $10 each!  But at the block party, this was FREE!  

A NYU professor from the area dropped by too!

Interactions at the Bank of America table!

Check out the Classroom Rewards program!  When parents shop, teachers earn 5% back in rewards on every purchase.  See more information in the photo and at this link.

Here I am checking out some nice notebooks located at the lower level of the Staples store.

OMG! Who knew there were so many cute hidden gems that can be found at Staples!
Look at these notebooks, backpacks, water bottles and lunch bags with such adorable creatures on them.  Which ones do you like best?

Had a blast visiting the Staples at 769 Broadway! Make sure to say hi to the Staples Queen/Store Manager, Fadilja.  She and her team will be sure to take care of you. 
Also let me know what cute finds you discover at this Staples or the one nearest you!

PS An extra tip for reading to the end:
The Staples at 769 Broadway is extending their Block Party to include 
Monday, August 19, 2019.  Don't miss out!

Happy shopping,
Terresa =)  


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Check Out the Staples Back to School Block Party!

Staples Back to School Block Party

August 17th, 2019 - August 18th, 2019
This weekend! Get 20% off school supplies with coupon at your local Staples Back to School Block Party. Plus great savings, raffles, giveaways and more. All unique to your local store. 2 days only. August 17-18. 

For more information on participating Staples locations and to get your coupon, click here.

To see a recap of what to expect at the event, click here!

Happy shopping!
Terresa =)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Free Cookie!

Free any cookie  ctc treat


Enter your email address above to claim 1x Free Cookie treat to redeem through the Pret app! This treat must be claimed and redeemed before Tuesday, August 6th at 11:59pm EST. While Supplies last.
This credit can be used from 9:00 AM Sunday, August 4 to 11:59 PM Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Which type of cookie will you get?

You can choose from Carrot Cake, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chunk and Harvest cookie.

Let me know in the comments below!

Terresa =)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Check Out Summer Streets!


AUGUST 3, AUGUST 10, AUGUST 17, 2019

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France and has since inspired other such events around the world such as CicloRecreo Via and London's Regent Street Summer Streets.
Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Summer Streets Map

Terresa =)

Check Out Stranger Things Camp Know Where Events!


Stranger Things + Microsoft Store

Attend a Camp Know Where workshop or play Stranger Things 3: The Game to enter to win an Xbox One X console*

Strange-ify your World
Create a Stranger Things-inspired minimovie with Microsoft technology.
Rule the Arcade
Code your own video game with MakeCode and rule the arcade like Mad Max and Dustin.
Stranger Things 3: The Game
Play the brand new game on Xbox, PC, or both at your local Microsoft Store.
Here is the link to register for the New York 5th Avenue location:
Have fun!
Terresa =)

Microsoft Store - Fifth Avenue

677 Fifth Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-4210
Find us
on Fifth Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets. Closest parking is available in the ICON Parking Garage located on 53rd and 54th (entrance on both sides) and between 5th and 6th Avenues. Parking not validated.
(212) 824-3100
Store hours:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Run for the Oceans!

Every year, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans. That means every minute, the equivalent of a full garbage truck of trash is dumped into the sea. And by 2050, scientists say the world’s oceans will have more plastic in them than fish. Even today, marine plastic is a massive problem because fish try to eat it and die, which unbalances the food chain, damaging our delicate global ecosystem. Run For The Oceans is our response.
Here’s how it works: from June 8–16, 2019, we’re putting out the call for runners worldwide to log kilometers in the Runtastic and Joyrun apps. Every kilometer recorded = $1 for Parley Ocean School to educate our youth on how to tackle the marine pollution problem, capped at $1.5 million. There’s no set distance you have to run, no set route you have to follow. Register for free via the Runtastic or Joyrun apps, and be a part of the movement.
Go, go, go!
Terresa =)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day!

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
It's our favorite day of the year – NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY! This year, on Friday June 7th, we’re going bigger than ever! We want YOU to help us give away 1 MILLION DOUGHNUTS.
Visit one of our participating shops and choose your favorite doughnut. That’s it! No purchase necessary, limited one free doughnut per guest. Tell all your friends and family and bring them with you to join the celebration.
What’s better than one free doughnut? Two, of course! So, if you can help us give away 1 MILLION doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, we’ll offer another doughnut giveaway later this month. We’ll give you a taste of our newest creation that will be unveiled later in June, for FREE! And trust us, it will be “out of this world” great!
Which flavor will you get?

Leave a comment below!
Terresa =)