Prime Outlets - Birch Run Extends Famed Deer Widows Weekend

More than 82,000 Expected to Bag Bargains During Three-Day Shopping Extravaganza

Oct 12, 2009, 08:58 ET from Prime Outlets

BIRCH RUN, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 82,000 Deer Widows are expected to bag bargains in excess of $22 million as Prime Outlets - Birch Run, the Midwest's largest outlet shopping destination, extends its famed Deer Widows Weekend to three full days beginning Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 15.

Originally conceived in honor of wives and girlfriends left behind at the official start to deer hunting season, the now three-day shopping event promises thousands of savvy sale spotters will bring more home than their deer hunting counterparts!

"Over its long history Prime Outlets - Birch Run's Deer Widows Weekend has become more than an annual tradition. The weekend is known throughout our region and beyond as a can't miss bargain hunting event where thousands take advantage of unprecedented sales and discounts in advance of the traditional holiday shopping season," said Marketing Manager Phil Whitsel. "In fact, over the years Deer Widows Weekend has proved so popular that we've now expanded the event to take place over three full days."

Jam packed with special pricing and promotions beyond everyday savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices offered by the shopping destination's 145 merchants, Prime Outlets - Birch Run's 14th Annual Deer Widows Weekend will also include extended shopping hours and special events including a VIP Welcome Reception on Friday evening and the chance for shoppers to text a vote for their favorite "Young Buck" throughout the weekend and automatically receive an exclusive merchant discount through their cell phones.

Featuring a compelling mix of leading designer and brand names including Michigan's only Pottery Barn Outlet, COACH Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, GAP Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike Factory Store, Prime Outlets - Birch Run's schedule of Deer Widows Weekend 2009 happenings includes:

Friday, Nov. 13:

  • Visit Columbia Sportswear Company, the official registration station for Deer Widows Weekend before 3 p.m. and register to win a $250 Prime Outlets Shopping spree! What's more, the first 250 guests to make a purchase at the store between 3 and 5 p.m. will receive one Columbia Sportswear Headwall II beanie. Four lucky guests will also find a surprise $50 Columbia Sportswear gift card inside their beanie! Plus, take an additional 30 percent off any one item all day long; see store for details.
  • Deer Widows Weekend VIP Reception: 6 - 7 p.m. (Contact Guest Services at 877-BR-OUTLETS to RSVP)

Saturday, Nov. 14:

  • "Win Big Bucks" scratch-off card give-aways starting at 8 a.m. for the first 300 guests visiting Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger or VF Outlet with the chance to win gift cards from Prime Outlets or participating stores in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100 or $500.
  • Deer Widows Weekend Bargain-Hunting Guides with exclusive special offers

Sunday, Nov. 15:

  • Free Deer Widows Weekend gift bags filled with goodies from Prime Outlets - Birch Run and participating merchants to the first 500 Deer Widows visiting Tommy Hilfiger starting at 9 a.m.
  • Deer Widows Weekend Bargain-Hunting Guides with exclusive special offers

Extended shopping hours for Prime Outlets - Birch Run's 14(th) Annual Deer Widows Weekend are Fri., Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. And, for those wishing to take advantage of the ultimate jump-start to Black Friday bargains, Prime Outlets - Birch Run will open to holiday shoppers right after Thanksgiving at midnight.

About Prime Outlets - Birch Run

Prime Outlets - Birch Run is located at I-75 exit 136 in Birch Run, Michigan. The 683,418-square-foot center offers everyday savings of 25-65 percent off full-retail prices and features an exciting collection of brand name retailers including Pottery Barn Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory, Gap Outlet, Old Navy, and The North Face. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About Prime Outlets

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Prime Outlets owns and operates 22 outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Spanning more than 8.2 million square feet throughout major United States markets and Puerto Rico, Prime Outlets is home to more than 400 leading designer and name-brands such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, kate spade, Michael Kors, St. John, Juicy Couture, Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH( )and Neiman Marcus Last Call. The company's retail outlets serve major markets including Orlando, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Austin/San Antonio, Texas and Williamsburg, Va., among many more. In addition Prime Outlets currently has two new ground-up projects in development: Prime Outlets - Grand Prairie, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, and Prime Outlets - Livermore Valley, serving the San Francisco Bay region. For more information, please visit

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