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September 20, 2007
Shopping for a cause

Retail Sales.jpgMacy's is gearing up for its annual Community Shopping Day, on Friday, Sept. 28. If you've never been, then plan to take the day off because you'll drop after you shop!

This year's theme is "Fashion and Compassion," with more than 65 local nonprofit organizations benefiting from the event, including the Sacramento Philharmonic League. The groups will receive proceeds from sales of the $10 shopping-day tickets, which can be purchased at Macy's.

And, of course, buying a ticket is tax-deductible.

So what else is in it for you, the shoppers? Well, you'll get 10 percent to 20 percent off regular, sale and clearance-priced merchandise. And, hey, that includes designer fashions!

Plus, there will be live entertainment, food sampling, cooking demos and mini makeovers.

I'm getting this info out early because if you buy your $10 shopping ticket by Sept. 27, you can pre-select the items you can't live without. You can then pick up your goodies from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the day of the event or up to 10 days afterward.

Just FYI: The Sacramento Philharmonic's opening concert of the season, "Michael's 50th With Mahler's 5," debuts Saturday, Oct. 13.

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