Skip the lines.  Beat the crowds.  Take care of your holiday shopping at lunch! and are holding the third annual Shop@Lunch event on Monday, December 1.  Washington, DC locals are invited to shop online and enjoy a free lunch at the Hard Rock Café.  Make plans to attend, and just tell your boss that you’ll be out helping the economy for an hour or two.  Here are the dets:

WHO: Shop@Lunch is presented by and, a one-stop shop for holiday shopping

WHAT: Shop@Lunch is a celebration of Cyber Monday, the ceremonial kick-off of the online holiday shopping season

WHEN: Monday, December 1, 11:00 am until 2:00 pm (the Monday after Thanksgiving)

WHERE: Hard Rock Café, 999 E. Street, NW, Washington, DC – the entire top level is reserved

WHY: The event includes:

  • FREE lunch (a pasta station, a salad station, and lots of other “real” food)
  • A chance to WIN one of 89 $50 gift cards that will be raffled off from, Borders, eBags, and many other e-tailers
  • Merchandise raffles of jewelry, sporting goods, and electronics
  • FREE wi-fi
  • 50 laptops for online shopping use
  • A chance to be interviewed for local TV news (though you can always refuse)

RSVP: RSVPs are NOT required.  However, you can see who else is planning to attend and RSVP at Facebook.  Ms. S&C will be there in an official work capacity, not in a Shoes & Cocktail alter ego capacity, but she’d love for you to stop by and say hi nonetheless.

CAN’T ATTEND? You can still take advantage of Cyber Monday deals!  And, when you shop through, proceeds go to the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund.  Here are a few shoe and cocktail-related items we’ve scouted out:

  • For the athlete – check out deals from Nike Store and Finish Line
  • For the outdoorsy – browse special offers from North Face, Cabela’s and Land’s End
  • For the wine lover – shop My Wines Direct, or glassware from Williams Sonoma and Crate & Barrel
  • Plus, other bargains from Zappos, Overstock, Target and Saks

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