Sponsored Edition: Give Thanks, Get Deals!

Thursday you'll be giving thanks.

But on Friday, it's time to start gearing up to get some thanks (you know, for all the fabulous holiday gifts you'll be buying for everyone?)

And the gettin' is good (really good!) at Ala Moana Center's ThanksGetting Day event — the biggest blowout shopping day of the year happening this Friday, November 27. Stores open early at 6 a.m. for one-day-only sales, doorbuster discounts up to 60 percent off, special giftcard deals, and exclusive gift-with-purchase offers.Over 90 retailers will be participating, including Victoria’s Secret, Express, 7 For All Mankind, Jimmy Choo, Nine West, Sephora, W Salon, Sanrio, Thinker Toys, Disney Store, Martin & MacArthur, and more.

Worried about parking, or lack thereof? Just print out a coupon good for free valet parking at one of three different locations mall-wide.

To help navigate the sales, stop by the Customer Service Center or one of the Mall Level information kiosks and pick up a handy ThankGetting Day Cheat Sheet, which lists all of the day’s sale times and details. Maybe you'll get one of the cheat sheets with a special “You Win” sticker — 1,000 lucky shoppers will, and they instantly win a free tall beverage from Nordstrom's eBar. Or, if you prefer to pre-plan your day, you can download a copy ahead of time.

In between bargain hunting, come visit Lei Chic at one of the six Refresh stations for complimentary bottled water and a free Lei Chic shopping tote (supplies are limited). While you're there, enter to win fabulous prizes, including a 30 percent off Club Monaco VIP card, dinner for four at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, an Aveda beauty gift basket, and a grand prize Maui getaway with two nights at the Outrigger Aina Nalu in Lahaina, complete with a $100 gift certificate to the Lahaina Grill.

You can even snag a free Limited-Edition Big Santa Ornament—a miniature replica of the center’s famous giant Santa Claus statue—commemorating Ala Moana Center’s 50th Anniversary, while supplies last. Just collect $500 in receipts dated now through Dec. 24, 2009 and redeem them at the Customer Service Center by the same date.

You'll get your holiday shopping started with a ton of gifts and goodies, while still leaving a little jingle in your pockets.

Now that’s really something to be thankful for.

For more info, call 808.955.9517 or visit www.alamoanacenter.com