Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CityTarget: Seattle

A few years ago, I got an email from Macy's that I was invited to join a special, exclusive rewards program. I had to fill out surveys online but instead of getting paid in cash, I would get paid in gift cards for places where I like to shop.  Of course Macy's was one of the retailers {along with several others}.  Anyway, I joined in a heartbeat - it really sounds too good to be true, right? But it's not, I have gotten over $150 of Macy's gift cards just for taking surveys.  I wish Nordy's and JCrew participated too! But, I don't know how you sign up because its basically invite-only.  I get to take all kinds of fun surveys, preview things before they are released, give my opinion, etc. It is supposed to be confidential, but I guess I can tell you now since the cat is out of the bag.

I took a survey for Target about the viability of opening city stores in, you guessed it, downtown metropolitan areas of cities. I got to give my opinion on what they should carry, the store name {I forget what the other choices besides CityTarget were}, and a bunch of other things. When I first heard that they were opening a CityTarget in Seattle, I was so excited to see how it all turned out.  We tried it this weekend for a quick trip to pick up some beauty supplies and managed to find this bargain pillow {below} for $5.98.  I really liked the whole experience and I could see myself shopping there more than the Northgate Target. The only trouble is parking downtown, as usual.

My new pillow!

Don't you just love her?

Another cool thing about the rewards site I mentioned above was that for one of my surveys, I had to watch an entire pilot episode of a TV series called "The Neighbors" and answer questions about it. I actually thought the show was pretty funny and wanted to see what would happen in the next episode.  I was hoping it would get picked up.  Then, when I was watching TV this past week, I noticed a commercial for it! So, it's going to air this fall. It's one of those kind of quirky/weird comedies, but I am excited to see what the writers have in store for the rest of the season.  


  1. Well, of course, it's not about the parking. It's about the location. It's meant to serve city residents who do the horribly shocking act of walking (or bussing it) because they live nearby.