What Steps Should You Take to Treat a Jellyfish Sting?

Picture yourself on a bright sunshiny day enjoying an afternoon swim off the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast and before you know it, something brings you to tears. What could possibly be interrupting your relaxing beach day? It looks as if you have fell victim to the long tentacles of a jellyfish.

Most beach goers have experienced a jellyfish sting at one time or another. The stings of jellyfish native to the Alabama Coast are rarely life threatening and there are as many as sixty different kinds of jellyfish found in the area. According to Jellyfish Facts found on the GulfShores.com website, sea nettles, the comb jelly, moon jellies and the cannonball are often found in our local waters.

Jellyfish tentacles have tiny spine covered tubules called nematocysts that anchor themselves to the skin and inject you with chemicals. It is like being stung by multiple ants or bees at the same time. Here are 3 steps for first aid if you or anyone you are with becomes a victim to a jellyfish sting.

Step 1

If there are tentacles still attached to the skin; try to remove them before additional toxins are released into your body. Be cautious and use thick clothing or gloves if they are available. Be sure not to touch the tentacles with your bare skin because the nematocysts can still produce toxins even when they have been detached from the jellyfish. Scraping the area with a flat surface such as a credit card helps clear the skin by removing any remaining nematocysts.

Step 2

Some guides suggest pouring vinegar on the stung area for at least 30 seconds and then soaking the area for 30 minutes. This remedy does not work on Portuguese Man o’ War stings which are not considered a jellyfish but a colony. Saltwater is an alternative if vinegar is not available.

Step 3

Dry the infected area and apply Benadryl or antibiotic ointment. The pain should subside after 5-10 minutes of treatment and within 24 hours most of the pain should be gone.

Things to Avoid

One problem with the treatment of jellyfish stings is the old wives’ tales. Contrary to popular belief, victims of a sting should not pour fresh water on the sting because it can cause additional venom to be released. Rubbing sand on a jellyfish sting can cause severe irritation to the already aggravated skin. Pouring alcohol or spirits on a jellyfish sting may cause negative effects and can also prompt the release of venom.

After being stung, if you show signs of breathing problems, chest pain, loss of consciousness, hives, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, nausea or muscle spasms occur, call for emergency assistance right away.

Most jellyfish stings are minor and get better when treated promptly. We recommend knowing your surroundings when swimming and adhering to the purple beach flag warning when there is a dangerous marine life advisory. Be safe and cautious when swimming and have fun!

 

3 Beach Safety Tips You Should Know Before Entering the Water

Family vacations are a time to relax, unwind and let loose and the best location to do that is Alabama’s Gulf Coast.  The beaches are beautiful and there is an abundance of restaurants and local activities to keep everyone entertained and well fed.  Even in paradise, precautions should still be taken to keep everyone safe, and Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have systems in place to ensure beach safety.  Here are the things you should know about the beach safety in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to keep everyone in your party safe while on vacation.

Rip Currents

Rip currents are strong channels of water that flow outward from the shore into the Gulf of Mexico.
These currents typically flow at 1 – 2 feet per second, but speeds up to 8 feet per second have been measured.  There is a common misconception that the current pulls swimmers underwater, but the current is actually strongest at the surface and does not pull swimmers downward.  Rip currents themselves are not necessarily dangerous, but the fatigue that comes from trying to fight the current is.  In order to escape the current, swimmers should remain calm and swim parallel to the shore.  Rip currents tend to be narrow, so escaping by using this method is very effective.  Swimmers can think of the current like a treadmill, and the best way to escape is to simply step off to the side.  You can visit the NOAA website for more information on how rip currents form and how to identify them.

Beach Flag System

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have adopted a beach flag system to keep beach-goers informed of water conditions along the coast.  The flags are displayed at all public beaches, and at most condominium rental complexes along the coast.  The system is very simple and easy to remember.  Green flags are displayed when conditions are calm and favorable for swimming.  Yellow flags mean there is a slight hazard and extra caution should be used when entering the water.  Red flags are displayed when conditions are rough and there is a high swim hazard.  On occasion, double red flags are displayed, and during these times it is
illegal to enter the water.  Swimmers will be ticketed if caught swimming when the double red flags are flying.  Purple flags are flown when there is a dangerous marine life advisory, which usually means there is a high concentration of jellyfish at that time.  Lifeguards are only stationed at the main Gulf Shores public beach (in front of The Hangout), and caution should always be exercised when swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

Be Aware of the Waves

Waves can be much more powerful than you may think.  While most injuries are minor (simple scrapes and sprains) they can still put a damper on your vacation.  Luckily, it’s fairly easy to avoid these injuries while swimming.  Always be aware of where the waves are breaking and never turn your back on the waves and you’ll never be caught off guard.

Being informed is the first step in ensuring that everyone will be safe on your next trip to the beach, so be sure to share these tips with friends and family members.  And most importantly, remember to always exercise caution when swimming in the Gulf so you’ll be able to experience a safe and fun family vacation.

Don’t forget to check out our free 2014 Vacationer’s Guide for information on local restaurants, activities and more!

 

7 Tips to Plan Your Summer Vacation

Some people love to set off on a vacation with no plans in mind. But, if you’re traveling with a family or have a budget to adhere to this style likely isn’t for you. Instead, take some time to plan ahead of time and save you from a headache on the road. These 7 tips will get you started.

Set a Budget

This is the most important step. It’s hard to plan when you haven’t established what you can spend. Be honest with yourself and don’t go into debt to make a vacation happen – you’ll be surprised what you can find to do when you have parameters. Give yourself a little wiggle room for unexpected expenses but plan to stick as close to the budget as possible.

Consider all Options

Now that you know what you can spend it’s time to decide where to go and what to do. Maybe you already know the destination. If you don’t, take some time to generate a brainstorming list. Encourage all family members to participate. Don’t limit yourself to the places “you think” fit in your budget.

Timing is Everything

It’s not a secret that travel during the summer months is more expensive than other times of the year.
However, in certain places summer months are the low season and you may be able to find amazing deals. If you have flexibility over when you can travel in the summer you’re also going to open up more options.

Let Everyone Share their Opinion

Get everyone involved in planning from the beginning. Teaching your children about budgeting, researching destinations, and planning activities and meals will get them excited about the trip and also teach them valuable life skills. While the parents may have the final say you may be surprised to discover what they come up with.

Transportation Tips

Will you drive? Fly? Take a bus or train? There are numerous ways to get to your destination and get around once you arrive. Maybe renting an RV and driving is more cost effective. Really, consider everything.

 Don’t Over Schedule

Of course you want to see and do as much as possible on your vacation, but there’s something to be said for slowing down and just enjoying your time. Will your kids really love being shuttled from one attraction to the next, or would a day at the pool or lake be just as fun? There’s nothing wrong with doing nothing!

Eating In or Out?

One of the biggest benefits of having a home or cabin rental is that you have access to a kitchen. If you have picky eaters or want to save some money, preparing your own meals can save a huge amount of money. Decide when it makes sense to enjoy a meal out and when you’d be better served by a simple meal in.

A special thank you to Maria Sinclair with Blogging, Babies, and the Bayou for writing this guest blog post!  Be sure to check out her blog for a post detailing her recent stay at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores.

 

3 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Travel Insurance

If you’ve ever booked a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach vacation through a rental management company you were probably offered optional travel insurance through CSA Travel Protection.  Most renters only consider adding this protection for stays booked during hurricane season, but travel insurance can be a wise investment and it covers much more than just mandatory evacuations.  Here are three surprising things that you probably don’t know about travel insurance as well as some general information on the insurance offered in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Travel Insurance Covers Accidents That Occur During Your Vacation

Accidents can occur at anytime, even during your vacation.  If you are involved in a traffic accident during your vacation, travel insurance can reimburse your for any lost rental days that occur as a result.  It even covers medical expenses if there are any injuries.  CSA even offers vehicle return services to help make arrangements to have a designated person or provider return your vehicle to your home if the vehicle is not able to be driven at the time of your departure.

 Travel Insurance Covers Illness and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Everyone should be a part of the family vacation, but sometimes travelers have medical conditions that make it difficult for them to be away from their physicians.  Travel Insurance can reimburse you for lost rental days if you must return home due to illness or a pre-existing medical condition.  And this coverage applies to everyone in your travel party, even if they are not a family member.

Travel Insurance Covers Job Relocations and Military Activation

If you or a travel companion are relocated at least 250 miles due to employment and need to change your vacation destination or dates of travel, travel insurance will reimburse any lost money due to canceling or changing your reservation.  The insurance also covers any cancellation or change fees that occur if you or a travel companion are called into active military service and must change your reservations.

Travel Insurance General Policies

Travel insurance can be added at anytime, but will only cover situations that arise after the insurance was purchased.  The insurance offered in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area costs 6.5% of your total reservation amount, so for a $2,000 reservation you would only pay an additional $130 to protect your vacation investment.  CSA also offers a 10 day free look, so you have 10 days from the date you purchased the insurance to cancel for a full refund.  CSA will not issue refunds after the 10 day period.

As with any insurance policy maximum limits and exclusions apply, and each claim is different.   You can find a detailed description of coverage on the CSA website, but if you have questions on what may and may not be covered it’s always best to contact CSA directly with any questions.

Travelers can also minimize the risk or forfeiting money due to cancellation or change fees by booking with companies that offer guest friendly rental policies.  To find out more about what to consider when looking for guest friendly rental policies follow the link below.

The 4 Best Family Friendly Spots for a Night Out on the Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast vacationers spend their days relaxing on the beach, parasailing or splashing in a pool, but there are also many family activities that can be enjoyed when the sun goes down.  For attractions that offer activities ranging from bowling and laser tag to live music and mini golf, here are the four best places for a family night out on the Gulf Coast.

The Track

The Track in Gulf Shores has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained for hours.  Small children will love Kids Country which is tailored for little ones with rides like The Rio Grande Train, a ferris wheel and swings.  They even have Kiddie Karts that children at least three and a half feet tall can take for a spin.  Older children can enjoy the bumper boat attraction, and the more adventurous members of your family can take a ride on the Skycoaster which drops riders from 110 feet at speeds up to 70 mph!  The Track also has an arcade and mini-golf that the entire family can enjoy together.

The Hangout

The Hangout in Gulf Shores is a great spot for families to….. well, Hangout!  The food is great and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is very festive and fun.  After dinner you can find a spot to relax out back and enjoy some great live music from local bands while the children busy themselves by playing on the sand hill.  Everything is family friendly, so there’s no need to worry about finding a sitter.  Everyone can enjoy a night out at this popular restaurant.

The Wharf

The Wharf in Orange Beach truly has something for everyone.  There are great restaurants like Compleat
Angler and Ginny Lane, unique boutiques like Archipelago and Ooh La La and a Rave Motion Pictures movie theater.  Children will love making their own souvenir at Build-A-Bear Workshop, and teens can check out Arena The Next Level for laser tag, bazooka ball and arcade games.  Be sure to check out the Spectra light show which takes place on Main Street and features three shows each night during the summer season.  The Night at The Movies show begins at 8PM, Patriotic Spectra at 9PM andAqua Spectra at 10PM.

Gulf Bowl

The Gulf Bowl in Foley is a well worth a little extra time in the car for families seeking a fun evening.  This is another spot that has everything you need for a good time.  Captain’s Choice restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened in 1959 and continues to serve Southern favorites like corn fritters, fried pickles and fried crab claws.  The new 24 lane bowling alley features state-of-the-art technology and a friendly staff to deliver a fun and family-friendly bowling experience.  The arcade has something for the entire family with old favorites like ski-ball and new additions like Deal or No Deal and Big Game Hunter, and the newly added laser tag arena has been an immediate hit among travelers and locals alike.

What does your family most enjoy on a night out during your beach vacation?  If there are any other area attractions that you would like to see covered in a future post, please let us know in the comments below.

 

3 Reasons to Plan a Late Spring Weekend Getaway to the Beach

Spring Break is winding down on the Gulf Coast and Memorial Day weekend is a month away.  This time of year is the calm before the storm on Alabama’s beaches.  The time of year when travelers turn their attention back to work and school before heading to the beach again for a summer vacation.  This is also the perfect time of year to plan a weekend getaway trip to the beach, and here are three reasons why.

Beaches, Restaurants and Attractions are Less Crowded

Anyone that has traveled to the Gulf Coast during the summer season knows that things can get a little
crowded.  You won’t be able to get into restaurants without a wait and you’ll need to hit the sand early to get a front row view of the water.  During the late spring season, however, you’ll almost feel like you have the beach all to yourself.  Occupancy rates are about a third of what they are during the summer which means you typically won’t encounter a wait at restaurants and you won’t need to rush to claim a spot on the beach.

Rental and Shopping Specials are Easier to Find

The cost of a beach vacation is at its highest during Spring Break and summer, but savvy travelers can save big on a getaway during the time between these two peak seasons.  Rental management companies will offer special rates that can save you up to 40% on accommodations, and local restaurants offer daily specials that can help you save big on dining costs.  Many of the stores at the Tanger Outlets offer deep discounts on spring items in order to make room for summer inventory during this time as well.

The Weather is Perfect

The Gulf Coast is prone to cold snaps thru mid-April, but beginning in late-April the weather will warm up for good.  Late spring days are typically sunny and the temperatures are in the low 80’s.    Vacationers that visit the coast during this time of year will experience warm temperatures without the high humidity of summer.  It truly is the perfect time of year!

What Beach Bunnies Need to Know to Plan an Easter Beach Trip

Holidays are always special on the Gulf Coast, and Easter is no exception. There’s a multitude of special Easter Sunday services, brunches, egg hunts and other festivals being planned for the weekend. So, whether you want to start a new tradition or make sure you family doesn’t miss any of its old traditions while you are on vacation, here’s a guide to some of the special activities being planned for Easter weekend.

Easter Sunday Services

Worship on the Water. 11 a.m. Honky Tonk-style worship service at the Flora-Bama.

Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. 6:30 a.m. sunrise service at the Hangout.

Gulf State Park. 6 a.m. non-denominational sunrise service at the beach pavilion.

Romar Baptist Church. 7 a.m. sunrise service on the beach featuring the Glorymen and Gladheart.

Easter Brunch/Activities  

LuLu’s at Homeport Marina. Egg hunt starts at 2 p.m., and the Easter Bunny will be on hand taking pictures.

The Hangout. Billed as “The Island’s Largest Kids Easter Egg Hunt.” Brunch begins at 8 a.m. Activities for the kids begin at 11 a.m.

The Beach Club. The Beach Club’s Easter Jazz Buffet features more than 25 items. After brunch, the
EGGstravaganza
continues on the Village Lawn from noon – 2 p.m., where there will be a petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny, live music by This Side of 49, train rides and an Egg Dash starting at 1 p.m. Make reservations by calling 866-966-6451.

Perdido Beach Resort offers an Easter Buffet of traditional family favorites in their grand ballroom from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Brunch includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. For reservations, call 251-981-9811.

Louisiana Pantry at the Wharf. Brunch on April 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a special Bunny appearance at each brunch. Bring your own camera to take photos.

Easter Brunch Cruise— Alabama Cruises, 4575 South Wilson Boulevard, Orange Beach. Enjoy Easter Brunch as you cruise the waters near Perdido Pass from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 251-973-1244.

Saturday Egg Hunts/Festivals

Funny Bunny Fun Run. April 19 at 8 a.m., The Gulf, 27500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach. No entry fee to participate in this non-competitive 1.5-mile fun run back and forth across Perdido Pass Bridge. Live music, prize for the funniest costume and Slip ‘n Slide at the Gulf Restaurant.

Bear Point Civic Association Easter Egg Hunt, April 19 at 11 a.m., Bear Point Civic Association Park, 5761 Bay La Launch Ave. Orange Beach. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks will be served until 1 p.m. Also includes Easter Bunny pictures, a bake sale and a raffle.

The Wharf, April 19 at 11 a.m.Free Easter egg hunt plus face painting and balloon artists on the lawn.

Flora-Bama, April 19 at 2 p.m., the Flora-Bama hosts a family friendly Easter Egg Hunt.

If you know of other events being planned for Easter weekend, please add them in the comment section below.

What You Should Know About the Weather on the Gulf Coast

As we all know, weather is a tricky thing to predict—even for a meteorologist. So, while we can’t predict the weather with 100 percent accuracy, there are seasonal patterns that are fairly predictable.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, are in a subtropical area of the country, where visitors can expect mild temperatures year-round. Gulf breezes temper the hot summers, and spring and fall days are warm with cool evenings. The temperature here is rarely below 32°F or above 96°F. So, there is really not a bad time to visit.

Here’s the lowdown on what the four seasons bring to the Gulf Coast.

Spring Sparkles

By March, a lot of people can’t wait to put their toes back in the sand—especially after a brutal winter like
the one we had this year. So, the Gulf Coast is becoming more and more popular as a Spring Break destination.

April is one of those months where we will certainly have some glorious 75-degree days without a cloud in the sky. It’s also one of those months when winter reminds us she’s not quite done yet. So, it’s a good idea to bring along a light jacket if you visit in April.

By May, the daytime temperatures are consistently in the upper 70s to 80 degrees. In fact, May is arguably one of the nicest months to visit the coast. Crowds are minimal and the weather is almost ideal.

Summer Sizzles

Things really heat up in June, July and August. School is out and water temperatures are in the mid-80s. Of course, this is also when the beaches are most crowded.

It’s not uncommon to get summer showers—especially in late afternoon. But it’s rare to get a summer rainfall that ruins the entire day. And even when temperatures reach the upper 90s, there is almost always a cooling breeze coming off the Gulf.

Fall is Truly Fabulous

If you ask people who live here full time, most will say fall is their favorite time of year. It’s still warm enough to do all your favorite outdoor activities through September and most of October. Even though we’ll start getting a few chilly days in October and November, there are still plenty of days that the temperature climbs back near 70 throughout November.

Plus, there is something exhilarating about throwing on a light jacket for a sunset beach walk after the summer heat has passed.

Also, the “off-season” is a good time to visit the Gulf Shores area not only because of cooler days, but also because of better rates on vacation rentals. That’s one of the reasons Thanksgiving is becoming such a popular time for families wanting to gather somewhere besides home.

Is this What You Call Winter?

There is a reason Snowbirds flock to the Gulf Coast for winter. With average January temperatures in the 50s, crowds are at a minimum and many local restaurants and retailers run deep-discounted specials.

There is also something very beautiful and pristine about walking along the beach in winter with no beach chairs or umbrellas dotting the shoreline. This is also the time of year when you can get monthly rentals for about the same price you would pay for a week in summer.

To sum it up, with an average of only four days of cloud cover per month and moderate temperatures year-round, there is not really a bad season to plan a trip to the Gulf Coast.

 

What You Should Know to Avoid Traffic on Your Beach Vacation

Each year, almost 5 million people pack up and head to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for their family vacation. With so many people all heading to the same destination, it’s no wonder that traffic tends to get a little backed up–especially in the summer months. If you and your family are planning on making a trip to the Alabama coast this year, check out this post for tips on how to get to and from the beach while avoiding the traffic.

The Mobile Bay Ferry

If you’re staying in the Fort Morgan area, the Mobile Bay Ferry is a great way to save time on your arrival
and departure trips. Known as “The Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry runs across Mobile Bay from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan. A one-way trip only takes 40 minutes across the bay, and the ferry’s departure point in Dauphin Island only takes about 40 minutes to reach from Exit 4 off of Interstate 10. Driving the same distance could easily take three hours or more during the busy summer months. Plus, you’ll save gas money by avoiding all of the bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The ferry runs year round and a second ferry runs in the busy summer months to handle the additional traffic.Click here to see the year-round schedule, and this linkwill take you to the directions page on the Mobile Bay Ferry site. One-way tickets are $16 for a vehicle and single passenger. Each additional passenger is $4.50, and children under 12 ride for free. The ferry schedule can change due to inclement weather, so it’s a good idea to always check the ferry schedule before taking this route.

The Foley Beach Express

The Foley Beach Express is the favorite way for locals to get to the beach during summer season and for good reason. You’ll find significantly less traffic and red lights on the beach express compared to Highway 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway). The Beach Express currently runs from northern Foley all of the way to Canal Road in Orange Beach, but construction is underway to extend the Beach Express all of the way to Interstate 10.  There is a toll bridge that charges $3.50 per vehicle to cross over into Orange Beach, but if you’re heading to Gulf Shores there is a back road route that will take you and your family back to Highway 59 only a half mile away from the Gulf Shores bridge. This route will add a couple extra miles to your trip, but you won’t encounter the same bumper-to-bumper traffic that you would by taking Highway 59.

Traffic Times to Avoid

Most people finish the workweek and kick their vacation off on a Saturday.  Then they make the return trip home on the following Saturday. Unfortunately, that means that traffic to and from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is heaviest on everyone’s favorite weekend day. If your schedule is flexible, you can save significant drive time and stress by altering your travel plans by a single day. Coming in on Friday means the interstates and highways are much less congested, and you’ll be settled in and ready to hit the beach by the time Saturday morning rolls around. Since that’s the time most people are packing up to head home, you and your family will find that the beaches are less crowed on Saturdays as well!

 

Tanger Outlets: Your Ultimate Shopping Survival Guide

For many people coming to the beach, a visit to Tanger Outlets in Foley has become as essential a part of the trip as packing sunscreen and renting a beach umbrella. It’s a great way to shop all of your favorite brands in one location. More than 120 name brands, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Michael Kors, Bose Factory Store and Oakley Vault, have outlet stores there.

As most serious outlet shoppers already know a little upfront preparation is likely to make your outlet shopping experience more productive and enjoyable. So here’s our outlet shopping survival guide.

Tip One—Dress for Success

Dress for the weather and for easily changing clothes in a dressing room. You will be outside for a large part of the day going from store to store.  Also, wear comfortable shoes and carry a light purse. This will most likely be a marathon—not a sprint!

Tip Two—Getting there and parking

Even though Tanger Outlets is located only nine miles from the beach, plan on taking 20 to 30 minutes to get there from most locations in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.

There are numerous stoplights, and during the high season, traffic can back up at the mall entrance. There is a back entrance to the outlet center from S. Juniper Street. If traffic is really backed up on Highway 59, the back entrance might be a better option for getting in and out quickly.

There is plenty of parking, so you usually don’t have to worry about finding a parking space except on shopping holidays like Memorial Day Weekend and Black Friday. Also, if you are unable or unwilling to walk long distances, there is usually plenty of room to move your car around the shopping center once you get there.

Tip Three—Make this Your First Stop

Your first stop should be Tanger Customer Service located where you’ll find discount coupons as well as information on current sales and promotions.  You can also check the coupons page on the Tanger Outlet website for printable versions of current offers and promotions.  This can save you serious money on your purchases for the day. You can also pick up a map of the stores so you can see where the stores you want to hit are located.

This directory has the outlet stores conveniently grouped by categories (Apparel, Footwear, Specialty, Accessories, Housewares & Home Furnishings and Services) to help you find what you are looking for and to make sure you don’t have to backtrack to find one of your must-shop stores.

Tip Four—What’s to Eat?

It’s not uncommon for serious shoppers to spend the entire day at Tanger Outlets, so the question invariably comes up, “What are the food options?” There is a food court, but the choices are somewhat limited—especially when it comes to healthy options. It’s basically a choice between Pizza, Mexican or Chinese. However, there are a couple of other options for quick snacks including a freestanding Starbucks, The Fudgery and Peachwave Self-Serve yogurt.

Tip Five—Something Extra for the Kids

If you have young children with you, build in some time to stop by the Family Fun Park just outside the food court. The park includes a covered playground, a carousel and an interactive water fountain.

Tip Six—Best Price Guarantee

Tanger Outlets has a “best price guarantee.” So if you purchase an item and find it advertised at a lower price within the next 30 days, you can bring a copy of the ad along with your sales receipt to Shopper Services, and they will refund the difference.  This will ensure that you’re getting the best prices anywhere when you shop at Tanger!

Located at 2601 S. McKenzie Street in Foley, Tanger Outlets are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Leave us a note in the comments to let us know what your best shopping tip is and any great deals you’ve found going on at Tanger!