Thursday, May 19, 2011

GIVEAWAY! Nacho Mama Tackles the Ross Dress for Less Challenge! Will YOU?

As you may know, I have been working the new Weight Watchers Points Plus plan for a while. But I haven't mentioned that, during this month (May), I have also been participating in the Joggermom Marathon. Moms all over the country signed up to walk or run 26.5 miles during the month of May. And I? FINISHED BY MOTHER'S DAY!! Wooo-hooo!  I'm trying to finish another "marathon" before the month is out.

Two BIG things occurred to me while I was doing all that walking: first, I really need a new exercise bra (TMI?) and second, I could be toning while I walk. Thus began my quest for the perfect deal on a pair of Skecher Shape-ups. Yes, they're...unattractive. But everyone I know who owns a pair swears by them.

The problem? They retail for $100. Gulp.

Weight Watchers had coupons for 30% off a pair, which would bring the price down to $70. Not bad, but still a bit steep for me. I went to the Skecher outlet, where the lowest price was $65.00. I tried to tell myself that it was an investment in my health. I was not convinced.

And then?

Sorry it's so dark-it was super cloudy!
Last week a number of us contributors at the San Diego Momfia were contacted by the good people at Ross Dress for Less to take on "The Ross Dress for Less Challenge!" They sent us each a $50 Ross gift card and challenged us to see how much bang we could get for our buck. I crossed my fingers, made a silent wish and hit my local Ross.

They had TONS of Skecher Shape-ups! All styles, colors and sizes (for men too). They even had other brands of toning shoes like Reebok, Fitflops and more. After trying them all on I settled on the perfect pair of comfy Skecher Shape-ups for FORTY DOLLARS. FORTY! Which meant I had just enough left over for a cute red Champion exercise bra ($8.99). That's $125 worth of badly needed fitness gear for under $50!
Here's a better view...

I am one happy mama! I found some other awesome stuff that I think I have to go back for, like ankle weights for $4. And something that would be the perfect giveaway for one of you next month....but I'm not telling!

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS...Ross is giving away a $25 Ross gift card to one of YOU! I can't wait to hear what you are able to find on your own "Dress for Less Challenge!"

Here's how to enter (you'll get 1 entry for each of the following-limit 3 entries per person):

1. Leave a comment below telling us what you're hoping to score a bargain on at Ross. Need a dress for that high school reunion? New cookware? Shape-ups? There's still plenty left!

2. Like Ross Dress for Less on Facebook and come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did.

3. Follow Nacho Mama's Blog and leave a comment to let me know (or if you already follow).

That's it! Contest closes May 25th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on May 26th.


Wishing you love and a great bargain with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama


Disclaimer: The items mentioned in this post and the gift card for the giveaway were gifted by Ross Dress for Less. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

39 comments:

alastconfession said...

I need new clothes! I've lost almost 25lbs on Weight Watchers, and I need summer clothing desperately.

alastconfession said...

I liked Ross Dress for Less on Facebook!

alastconfession said...

I'm a long time follower of your blog through GReader, but just followed using Google follower.

independent mami said...

I am hoping to find a cute maternity dress that I can wear to work and dress down to wear anywhere.
super_alba_star@yahoo.com

independent mami said...

Like Ross Dress for Less on Facebook
super_alba_star@yahoo.com

independent mami said...

I follow super_alba_star@yahoo.com

Blogging ExtraLite said...

After losing 15 pounds I am in need of new exercise gear(sports bra)that gives great support!

corellana86@aol.com

Silvia said...

I need new tennis shoes, I'm running a half marathon next January! Thanks for the giveaway!

Silvia said...

I liked Ross Dress for Less in FB I love that store!!

Silvia said...

I'm following your blog with GFC!

Thanks for the giveaway! love it!

Blogging ExtraLite said...

I liked Ross Dress for Less on FB www.facebook.com/cco1013

Blogging ExtraLite said...

I now follow your blog through GFC @corellana86.

Corellana86@aol.com

Cid Style File said...

Great giveaway! Love Ross, $25 can go a long way there...LOL
Following you and already liked Ross on FB.

Thanks :)

Dariela said...

I'm moving soon so I think I will need lots of new thin gs for the kitchen. But a couple of shirts will do good too or maybe some bed sheets, oh I need so many things for the move!

Dariela said...

Like Ross in FB!

Dariela said...

I follow you already :)

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

Oh wow! Well I am finally beginning to drop the baby weight, so I could really use some new summer tops! Thanks so much for the chance!
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I like ross on FB! "Crave to Save"
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I follow you publicly on GFC "crave to save"
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Monique said...

I am on the hunt for a white dress. I need it for a fashion event in NYC next month. I really hope I can find one at Ross and I know this gc will help.

Monique said...

I "Like" Ross on Facebook.

Monique said...

I follow your blog via Google Connect.

Fashiongrail said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ROSS! I would to snag a new bathing suit from.

Fashiongrail said...

Followed Ross and now following you blog as well

@Eva_Smith said...

I want to score a summer outfit, pair of shoes or jewelery at Ross for Less.

evasmith said...

I liked Ross for Less on Facebook.

evasmith said...

I am now following you as well.

Smash Bravo Team said...

I would love to get some cure summer sandals. This is the place where I can usually score some really cute ones at a really low price.
smashbravo@gmail.com

Smash Bravo Team said...

Liked Ross on FB
smashbravo@gmail.com

Smash Bravo Team said...

Following on GFC
smashbravo@gmail.com

Mirna said...

You got a great deal!
I think you just motivated me to run a marathon and new shoes will be great. Ross is a great place to "dress for less" for sure!

Mirna said...

I like Ross in facebook

Ashlyn said...

I would love to get some new clothes!

Ashlyn said...

I "liked" Ross for Less on facebook.

Ashlyn said...

I follow you on GFC.

@laura_luna said...

I'd love to buy some cute new dresses for summer or some cute shoes! I already like ross and follow this blog on google xoxo

Anash said...

Mandatory Entry: I WANT TO SCORE on some new blouses!! i need new clothes certainly!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I follow on google connect as "anash"
Thank you kindly!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Margo Porras said...

WOW-thank you ladies for the great response and especially for your sweet comments! After running the numbers through random.org, I'm happy to announce the winner of the $25 Ross Giftcard is....ASHLYN!

BUT WAIT! I was so happy with your feedback that I just *had* to get a $10 Ross card for one of you myself! So the randomly chosen winner of the SECOND PRIZE is...SILVIA (of Mama Latina Tips).

Congratulations ladies! I'll be sending you each an email today so we can get those prizes to you.

THANK YOU AGAIN EVERYONE! I'm already cooking up a great giveaway for June-so STAY TUNED!

XOXO
Margo