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Free transportation, shopping discounts for New Yorkers at New Jersey mall
You probably know Gray Line New York and CitySights NY for their red double-decker tour buses in Manhattan. Now they're taking a break from entertaining tourists and are teaming up to help get businesses back on track after superstorm Sandy.
Looking for a day trip or need a fresh approach to your holiday shopping?
They're providing a free shuttle service from Midtown Manhattan to the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J. through December, where everyone on board will find more than 250 stores to explore.
Not only that, but ride the buses and you'll get exclusive discounts at 30 of the mall's top retailers and eateries when you arrive.
Tickets for this service can be picked up at any Gray Line New York/CitySights NY visitor center location. Pick up is across from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square at 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues daily at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Return buses will leave the mall at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
1. Affliction: 25 percent off
2. Aroma Espresso Bar: A free brewed coffee with any food purchase of $10 or more
3. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Buy two pretzels, get the third one free
4. California Pizza Kitchen: Free small plate with any $15 purchase
5. Carlo Pazolini: Become a Carlo Pazolini insider and receive 5 percent off purchase and 15 percent off each additional full-priced purchase through Feb. 28, 2013
6. Cinnabon: Purchase any baked item and get a free soda or coffee; purchase a Cinnabon and get the second for $2; purchase an ice cream and get the second one free; small soda or coffee only $1.
7. Ecco Shoes: Gift with purchase of any full-price shoe, handbag or briefcase
8. Geox Shoes: 15 percent off any single full-price item
9. Great Wraps: Buy any wrap or cheesesteak and get one free
10. Helzberg Jewelers: Free jewelry cleaner
11. Inglot Cosmetics: 10 percent off voucher for the Garden State Plaza location
12. Invite Health: Free Blue Granite tincture when you spend $10 or more
13. J.Jill: $20 off any purchase of $80 or more
14. Jamba Juice: 20 percent off entire purchase
15. Johnny Rockets: 10 percent off total meal
16. Kathie’s Gifts: $5 off any purchase of $25 or more; $10 off any purchase of $50 or more
17. Kiehl’s Since 1851: Free 20 minute consultation plus two complimentary deluxe samples
18. La Perfumerie: Free perfume with purchase of $175 or more
19. Lacoste: Get 20 percent off of purchase $150 or more
20. Nine West: 15 percent off one regular-priced item
21. Origins: Three custom matched skincare samples; book a free mini-facial
22. Pelle Line: $25 off regularly priced shoes
23. Perfect Accent: 20 percent off any regularly priced necklace
24. Portrait Simple: Free membership with appointment. Contact the studio for more details.
25.Scamp & Scoundrel: Free logo compact in decorative pouch with any purchase
26. Steve Madden: Take 20 percent off full-priced purchase
27. SuperDry: 15 percent off purchase
28. Timberland: 20 percent off purchase of $125 or more
29. Trollbeads: For $99, receive one plain lock and sterling silver bracelet with one glass bead and one silver Lucky Knot bead ($159 value)
30. Tous: 10 percent off all jewelry, 20 percent off handbags; gift with purchase