Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tulalip Outlet Mall, Casino Hotel - Seattle Shopping and Hotel Deals, Bus service from Vancouver BC

British Columbia residents can save a bundle on designer clothing, shoes, housewares and more by making a short trip across the border to the Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip Washington (just north of Everett).

You can minimize border waits by taking the Quick Shuttle Bus service for approx. $51 return from Vancouver, Richmond or Surrey. Save an extra 5% by booking online!

Quick Shuttle Bus info:
Daily scheduled service from downtown Vancouver, BC to Seattle Premium Outlets. Reservations required, at least 24 hours in advance.

Quick Shuttle is a Seattle, Vancouver Transportation Service. Quick Shuttle provides bus transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Tulalip (Seattle Premium Outlets), Bellingham Airport to Vancouver Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals.

Located next door to the Tulalip Casino, Seattle Premium Outlets has 100 outlet stores including Adidas, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, GAP, Guess, Lucky Brand, NIKE, Pac Sun, Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware and Tommy Hilfiger.

To book your stay online at the luxurious Tulalip Resort Casino Hotel, use the Expedia link on the right for the best rates.

Canadian residents who have been out of Canada for 24-47 hours can claim $50 in purchases at Canada Customs without duty or taxes; more than 48 hours but less than 7 days, $400 ; and 7 days or more, $750 . If the value of the declaration exceeds the personal exemption, you must pay duty on the remaining value.

If you're looking for a hotel in the area, check out the deals in Everett, Lynnwood or Seattle or use Priceline.com to bid on a hotel room in the general area. You can also find some great hotel deals in the area using the now discounted Entertainment 2010 Vancouver or Seattle Coupon Book. Get more info at Seattle-Deals.blogspot.com

If you prefer to avoid border lineups, online stores that ship to Canada include JC Penney, Lands End, Altrec and Bare Necessities. You can access their websites from here or here.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

388 Translink new bus service from Walnut Grove, Langley, Surrey, North Delta, 22nd Street Skytrain

There's a great new bus route from Translink / Coast Mountain Bus Service that runs from Walnut Grove in Langley along 88th avenue through Surrey, Nordel Way through North Delta, over the Alex Fraser and Queensborough bridges to 22nd Street Skytrain station. It runs every half hour in both directions in the morning and afternoon rush hours, Monday to Friday.

Very few riders have tried the 388 route so far, but it can actually be faster than driving your car, thanks to the special bus lanes that allow it to bypass long bridge lineups. On most days the trip from Scott Road and Nordel to 22nd street station takes only about 15 minutes!

Check out the 388 bus schedule at Translink's website .

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