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Macy’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee!

Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Reading Is Fundamental from (August 25 – September 22) for Macy’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee at Lenox Mall in Atlanta.

This in-store Spelling Bee will eventually cover 27 cities with Atlanta being it’s first stop! The top spellers will take home some great prizes, including an iPad, a $100 Macy’s Gift Card, a tutoring scholarship from Kaplan and an online gift card from Scholastic.

As you can see the room was filled with parents and friends!

When I arrived it was packed to capacity! They could only take 50 children (ages 8-11),

but so many more showed up ready to SPELL their way to SUCCESS!

This was the first spelling contestant! She got it right!

If you would like to enter your child in this contest, here are all the participating cites! Good Luck!

Dates & Locations:
8/25/2012 – Atlanta, GA – Lenox Square Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Level 1)
8/25/2012 – Tampa, FL – Citrus Park Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Level 2)
9/8/2012 – Albany, NY – Colonie Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/8/2012 – Braintree, MA – Braintree Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/8/2012 – Roseville, CA – Roseville Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Level 2)
9/8/2012 – Santa Clara, CA – Valley Fair Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/8/2012 – Bellevue, WA – Bellevue Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/8/2012 – New York, NY – Herald Square @ 2PM (Kids, 7th Floor)
9/8/2012 – Garden City, NY – Roosevelt Field @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/8/2012 – Danbury, CT – Danbury Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Chicago, IL – Old Orchard @ 1PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/15/2012 – Lone Tree, CO – Park Meadows @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Novi, MI – Twelve Oaks @ 2PM (Kids, 1st Floor)
9/15/2012 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Victoria Gardens @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/15/2012 – Louisville, KY – Oxmoor Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Miami, FL – The Falls @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Chesapeak, VA – Greenbirer Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/15/2012 – Paterson, NJ – Center City @ 2PM (Grand Court, Main Floor)
9/15/2012 – Pittsburgh, PA – Robinson Town Center @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Des Peres, MO – West County @ 1PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Bethesda, MD- Montgomery Mall @ 2PM (Kids, LowerL Level)
9/16/2012 – Bridgewater, NJ – Bridgewater @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Houston, TX – Memorial City @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Aventura, FL – Aventura Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs @ 2PM (Kids, Level 1)
9/22/2012 – Orlando, FL – Florida Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/22/2012 – San Diego, CA – Fashion Valley @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)

I wore all yellow to the Spelling Bee!
Shirt, Old Navy. Pants, Wet Seal (but both items bought at GW!)
Accessories, H&M

For more information & rules please click HERE.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s Spelling Bee.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.



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  • Reply
    August 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    We came but we showed up at exactly 1:30 and it was too late because they already had their 50 contestants. I wish we had stayed in the store cause I would have loved to meet you. We wound up walking around the mall for a little while. I told my son we can try again next year. We know to show up extra early now. Ha ha ha!!!

    • Reply
      August 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      I would have love to meet you too! I am sure we will meet each other soon. There are just too many events in Atlanta! SMILE!

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