RUUM Winner Announced! Heather Hopson March 25, 2013 Uncategorized 7 Comments This weekend, Diary of a First Time Mom hosted a giveaway at RUUM‘s Robinson Township location, just outside of Pittsburgh. The store teamed up with DFTM to celebrate its grand opening of 20 locations nationwide and an online site. The store is super kid-friendly, with helium balloons, a candy bar, coloring stations and a prize counter. Because of the awesome attractions, I didn’t hear the typical complaints from children eager to get out of the crowded mall. I recruited the store manager to pick a name to win a $25 gift card. And the winner is… Congrats Ayanna! Ayanna’s bestie Bernie actually entered the contest on her behalf, since her friend is about to become a first time mom in a few months. I also received a $25 gift card, but as you can see below, I spent a lot more money! Usually, I feel guilty post shopping splurges, but the store also offered a coupon for purchases over $30. So, I got an additional $10 off. I walked away without these fabulous lace canvas sneakers that I kept going back to but couldn’t convince myself to drop $35 on–especially when I recently got eight pairs of new shoes for my forever growing bean. The shoes kept calling my name. The voice got louder the further away I got in the mall. I said to myself, God, I know I shouldn’t spend more money, but…if I get a $20 off coupon, I won’t really be breaking the bank, right? The Lord must have smiled down on me that day, because low and behold, the sales associate scanned the mystery coupon for twenty bucks when I went back! OK, I really shouldn’t blame God for my shopping addiction, but I did feel really blessed! Didn’t win? Maybe that’s because RUUM has a bigger payout in your future! The store is running a grand opening sweepstakes with daily $100 giveaways and a $2,000 grand prize. Hey DFTM fam–Have you experienced the same shopping splurge? What one must-have item called you back into a store to take it home? 7 Responses Christine March 25, 2013 Congrats Ayanna! Those look like some adorable purchases and those shoes were a must 🙂 Reply newmom0608 March 26, 2013 Aren’t they!?!? I’m thinking about picking up a pair in gold as well…lol Reply Janeane Davis March 28, 2013 I enjoyed hearing about this store and plan to check out the online store to have a spluge of my own! Reply newmom0608 April 27, 2013 My daughter is getting a lot of wear out of everything. What I love is I can dress up or dress down the sparkly tees. Reply Nae March 28, 2013 Cute clothes! LOL @ the shoes calling your name, ha! Reply newmom0608 April 27, 2013 My mom said today how much she loved those shoes and asked if she could wear them to my aunt’s birthday lunch today:) I really want to go back and get the gold pair! Reply Laila @OnlyLaila March 30, 2013 I’ve gotten better at this. I’m going through Financial Peace University and have learned the value of delayed gratification. It’s hard but important for me right now. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.