Monday, August 30, 2010

Posh Shasta's Rent the Runway Experience + a FABulous giveaway!

By Shasta Moczulski, Contributing Writer

Fashion is my addiction; clothes, handbags, jewels (real or costume), shoes.... all of it and I can never get enough!  Have I been know to wear a cocktail dress to a play-date?  Yes.  To work?  Yes.  Red Robin?  Yes!  My out of control obsession with cocktail dresses would be tolerable if I wore them each over and over, but being the girly girl that I am,  repeating a fab dress is not something I enjoy.  Simple black sheath?  Yes, of course I can repeat the classics, it's the "special dresses", the ones with verve, that only get a one time wear from me.  Knowing that this was a crime against fashion to have such delightful dresses hanging in my closet, that would NEVER be worn again, I started swapping gowns with friends!  This was our way to recycle and to save a few $$$ on dresses.  I thought I was BRILLIANT, until I was introduced to Rent the Runway.  

Fashion dreams started coming true as I zipped through the website!  Really I wanted to try them all!  My birthday was coming up and I needed a fresh party dress, but did not want to spend the $400+ for the dress that I wanted to buy from another website.  My hesitation held me back, but after I scanned the information about how the renting process works, I started to get excited!  Before I go farther in my story, click below to see how RTR works:

The choices available on RTR are incredible!  After the grueling process (I know, rough problem right?) of choosing which dress to wear for my birthday party, I chose the  Robert Rodriguez Black Label Asymmetric Roaring Red Dress

Emily, from RTR's customer service department helped me with additional questions and concerns that I had.  I must say that the customer service that I received was the best that I have had in so long, that I cannot remember the last time I had great customer service.  My hesitation lingered as I waited for the dresses to be delivered on the date that I chose.  You are asking "Dresses?  I thought you chose just one?"  True my friends, but you get to choose two sizes in the dress you choose, insuring a fab fit!  I only chose one dress for my party, but you can select several selections.  

Here are my favorite things about Rent The Runway:
  • Great selection of current dresses.
  • Prices that are much easier on the wallet, compared to buying the dress at full price.
  • The customer is in the driver's seat, you select the delivery date for your occasion and it is guaranteed to be delivered that day.
  • Receiving your selection in two sizes, is like insurance to make sure that your choice will fit. 
  • The pre-posted envelope that you put your dresses in after the event, make returning your Cinderella gown beyond easy!
Will I use this service again?  Absolutely and I think that you should too!  You can keep up with all of the latest styles at Rent the Runway and follow RTR on Twitter! 

Read on to enter the FABulous giveaway from Rent the Runway! $100 Gift Card for you to get started! 

Rent the Runway wants to help you get started so they are giving one of our lucky readers $100 Gift Card! Just tell us what dress you would rent. This comment is mandatory. Along with being a following of both cupcakeMAG & Sprinkles. 

For extra entries, please leave a separate comment for each entry below letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to WIN! 

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Follow Rent the Runway on Twitter

3. Make sure you "LIKE" us on our NEW Facebook page.

4. Make sure you "LIKE" Rent the Runway on their Facebook page. 

5. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

6. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

7. Tweet about this giveaway and include @renttherunway -- you must tweet, not just follow.

8. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

The winner will be chosen by on Monday September 6th. Good luck! 

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