Judy Pritchett, general manager at Southlake Mall, said people should download the Morrow-based mall's free app (application) on their smartphone.
"It's a great way to prepare for Black Friday, because it will save you money," she
said the app will send notifications to customers about sales occurring at their favorite stores at Southlake
The app also has a map of Southlake
, and other malls owned by General Growth Properties
, a shopping center business that develops, operates, and manages shopping malls in 45 states.
said the app will identify the nearest parking spaces to a customer's favorite stores at the mall.
Once the app is downloaded on a smartphone, the user can customize his
preferences, and input favorite stores at Southlake
, said Pritchett
There are approximately 100 stores at the mall, she
will open at midnight on Black Friday, along with some other stores, such as American Eagle Outfitters
, and Hot Topic
Mall shoppers will find surprise giveaways starting at 6 a.m., she
"They will be little items like gifts, and purchase incentives," she
At Southlake Mall
, continued Pritchett
, a "Santa Set" will be available for children, and parents can purchase photography packages as well.
Saxophonist Jason Bitten will perform, said Pritchett
The time of his
performance is not definite and people should check the mall's web site for updates, at www.soulthlakemall.com, she
"Customers of the Southern Crescent will be pleased," said Pritchett
said prior to Nov. 25, shoppers should prepare themselves by checking their favorite stores' Black Friday sales online and developing a relationship with their sales representatives.
"They may be able to hold an item for you," she
said, should map out a plan for the day and not make unrealistic shopping goals.
"You don't want to create so much stress," she