WHERE: University Village

Fall fashion looks from Scotch and Soda
Image via U Village

WHAT: It's safe to say that most stores are shifting their summer wares to sale racks by now. But as the maxi dresses go the way of the sunshine, U Village is ushering in fall's best looks with a month-long celebration featuring in-store events and contests.

The grand prize: A trip for two to New York City, including airfare, a hotel, and a $500 U Village gift card to prepare for the adventure.

To enter, follow the U Village Facebook and Twitter, or check the home page, for daily clues about one of its retailers. Solve the tidbit and go to that store to find a ballot box and fill out an entry form. In addition to the big NYC trip, daily prizes will be awarded for gift cards to the store of the day, worth up to $250. Participants that enter the daily giveaways will automatically be entered into the drawing for the grand prize, so solve the clues as many days as possible to up your chances of winning.

WHEN: A new clue will be released each day through the end of September, and the winner of the New York trip will be chosen on October 2. 

Look out for other special in-store events on Thursdays this month including musical performances, blogger meet-and-greets, and other fun happenings.

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