Bring A Friend is happening in 2020, but with several modifications to reduce crowding and follow all guidelines given by the State of New Hampshire. We advise all shoppers planning to attend the event to visit our COVID-19 page for more specific details about shopping hours, expectations and policies.
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2020 Bring A Friend
In 2020, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bring A Friend. Activities will be spread out over 10 days, November 6-15, 2020, giving you and your group plenty of time to shop. Expect several modifications at this year's event.
- The standard shopping bag giveaway (which traditionally happens on Saturday) is canceled due to concerns of crowding and contact. Instead, we have partnered with local hotels and accommodations and you can get a standard bag by booking a shopping package. See details under 2020 Lodging Specials, supplies are limited.
- Premium bags are sold out. We sell 500 of these bags every year and it allows Bring A Friend shoppers to conveniently pick up any time over the course of the event. Premium bags are a different style bag and include more swag items than the standard bag. Those that purchased a premium bag have received directions on how and when to pick up premium bags.
- Wristbands will be available outside of Customer Service daily during the event, while supplies last. See Wristbands below to learn how the program works.
- Coupon books are available to all shoppers during the event or you can download a digital coupon book to your phone.
- All raffles will be virtual this year.
- Be sure to review our current shopping hours below. Saturday, November 7 will be the only day we have special hours for Bring A Friend.
We will have special shopping hours on Saturday, November 7. Stores will be open at 8am that day.
Regular Mall Hours are 10am-6pm Sunday-Thursday and 10am-8pm Friday and Saturday. Some stores are operating on slightly different hours, so for specific store hours, go here.
Premium bags go on sale as planned on October 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. Premium bags cost $10. There are 500 bags available for purchase. Bags must be purchased online only. Bags are available to pick up at Customer Service from November 6-15. Premium Bags are SOLD OUT.
A special thank you to Craghoppers, Jockey, Kitchen Store Outlet, Lindt Chocolate, Stonewall Kitchen, Timberland Factory Store and Vera Bradley Factory Outlet for contributing to this year's Premium Bags.
There will be no free Standard Bag Giveaway this year, which traditionally happens on Saturday morning of the event. This is to avoid crowding and contact. Instead, we have partnered with local hotels and they will distribute free bags to shoppers that book a Shopping Package. This will be the only way to receive a bag this year. See the shopping packages listed below. Limited bags available, so hurry up and book today!
A special thank you to Christopher & Banks, Craghoppers, Fragrance Outlet, Lindt Chocolate, Michael Kors, Timberland Factory Store and Trails End Sweets & Treats for contributing to this year's Standard Bags.
2020 LODGING SPECIALS
Book your stay with one of these local accommodations. Each property will have a limited amount of standard Bring A Friend shopping bags available for shoppers that book their Shopping and/or Bring A Friend Package.
Stay at the Cranmore Inn: Conveniently located in North Conway Village and less than 2 1/2 miles to Settlers Green, our inn offers a variety of elegantly furnished rooms sleeping up to 6 guests, some with kitchens. Deluxe rooms and family suites are also available. Some rooms include gas fireplaces and hot tubs. And when your busy day is done we will tend to your comfort with friendly smiles, warm New England hospitality, and our popular afternoon homemade treats. For weekend two night stays the cost would be $144 per person plus tax for the weekend and for a group of 4 the cost would be $122 per person plus tax for the weekend. Weekday rates start at $99 for two people plus tax.
Christmas Farm Inn
Christmas Farm Inn is the perfect New England getaway for the girls, please enjoy everything the Inn has to offer! With the Girls Getaway Package, share one of our cottages which sleep up to 6 guests or barn loft studios which sleep 6-8 guests. With a full service AVEDA Concept Spa on site, a cozy pub and excellent dining-room and all of the amenities of our 15-acre estate, we have you covered. Package includes 10% off any one-hour spa treatments and 25% off spa retail items. Please schedule all treatments in advance of arrival. For your convenience, we have included dinner for all of you for one night, so just sit back and relax, enjoying some of the best food in the valley. Give us a call to reserve at 603-383-4313.
Comfort Inn & Suites
Bring A Friend shoppers get 10% off room rates when they book through this link.
White Mountain Hotel & Resort
Book a Shop Til You Drop Package at the White Mountain Hotel here.
Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn North Conway is offering special rates for Bring A Friend shoppers. Select any date, November 6-15, and be eligible for the Bring A Friend Package. Get started here and click on the Deals & Packages tab for Bring A Friend rates and details.
Eastern Slope Inn Resort
Save 15% off when you book direct with the code "SHOP". Enjoy spacious accommodations, have hors d’oeuvres and wine in the kitchen, or kick back by the fireplace. Click here for more details.
Attitash Mountain Village
Save 15% on our spacious suites, perfect lodging for groups. Shop 'til you drop, then come back to relax by the fire, or take a dip in one of our outdoor hot tubs! Click here for more details.
Want to score on savings? You'll need a wristband to access the Bring A Friend offers at stores, restaurants and services. Wristbands are included in the Premium Bag and Standard Bag. On November 6 & 7, we will have multiple tabletop kiosks set up around Settlers Green with wristbands and coupon books for easy access. Wristband & Coupon Book Kiosks will be located near rue21, Eddie Bauer, Skechers and Timberland. All other days, wristbands and coupon books will be outside of the Customer Service Office.
Score on savings and specials at stores, restaurants and services at Settlers Green! Please note, to avoid crowding, Wristband Deals will only be posted online. Otherwise, look for a Red Wristband Sign (above) at store fronts to indicate they have a wristband deal.
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We encourage shoppers to make a dining plan ahead of arriving. Here are some things to anticipate while visiting one of our local dining spots:
- Indoor dining has limited capacity based on State guidelines. While restaurants are open at 100% capacity, social distancing the tables is taken into consideration.
- All of our restaurants and eateries have outside patio seating available.
- Restaurants must limit the number of people seated in a party to 6, which means if you have more than 6, you will have to split up to two+ tables. This applies to indoor and outdoor seating.
- Restaurant owners and staff are working hard to serve you. Please take into consideration that there will be long waits at peak hours and that it is appreciated that parties don't linger after meals are complete.
- Some of our restaurants have online ordering for takeout:
- Here are places to grab a coffee: The Met Coffeehouse, Trails End Sweets & Treats, White Mountain Cupcakery, Lindt Chocolate and Starbucks (at Settlers Crossing)
- Here are some places to picnic:
- Picnic tables are located on the lawn near The Met Coffeehouse and underneath the pines in the Eddie Bauer parking lot.
- Cafe tables and seats are located in The Pathway next to Skechers and on The Porch next to Michael Kors.
All raffles will be virtual this year.
Premium Grand Raffle Ticket
Accessed only by those that purchase a Premium Bag. Look for a pink ticket in your bag with a URL to enter this raffle virtually.
Prize: Two-Night Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites for Bring A Friend 2021. Up to 6 people. Breakfast included. A $500 value!
Standard Grand Raffle Ticket
Accessed only by those that purchase a Premium Bag or receive a Standard Bag. Look for a yellow ticket in your bag with a URL to enter this raffle virtually.
Prize: 1-Hour Foot Soak with an Add-On Treatment for 4 at The SoakingPot. A $300 value!
Traditional Free Raffle
Taking place daily, November 6-15. This raffle will be completely virtual this year. URLs to enter will be posted by November 6. Raffle details coming soon!
Weekend 1 Raffle: Open Friday-Sunday, November 6-8
Midweek: Open Monday-Thursday, November 9-12
Weekend 2 Raffle: Open Friday-Sunday, November 13-15 Enter Now
EXPERIENCES & Entertainment
Bring A Friend Photo Contest
The Scavenger Hunt is canceled this year. Instead, we are hosting a Photo Contest! Upload a photo of you and your friends having the best time shopping at Bring A Friend and be entered to win a $100 Settlers Green gift card! Upload Your Photo
Live Radio Promo with Magic 104
Friday, November 6 | 12-3 p.m.
We'll be live on the air with Conway Magic 104.5. Tune in or chat them up at the Gazebo.
Meet the A.C.T.S. Pups
Saturday, November 7 | 10 a.m.
Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.) - helping dogs help people - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that trains service and facility therapy dogs. Come meet the dogs and learn about the cause. Dogs will be inside of an X-Pen for petting opportunities. Volunteers will wear mask and social distanace. Donations welcome! Find them "on the green" near Timberland.
Fundraiser & Clothing Drive for Angels & Elves
Saturday, November 7 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Angels & Elves is hosting a Fundraiser & Clothing Drive on Saturday, November 7, at Elf Headquarters located at Suite D32 near Hanesbrands & Champion Outlet. Angels and Elves is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides holiday gifts to more than 600 underserved children in Mount Washington Valley who might not otherwise receive presents. If you're interested in donating, browse the Clothing Item Wishlist and purchase an item while you're shopping at Bring A Friend. Angels & Elves will also accept cash or check donations.
DJ Haylstorm Spins the Hits
Saturday, November 7 | 12-3 p.m.
DJ Haylstorm from Portland's Hot 104.7 will be here spinning the hits to keep you movin'!
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber After Hours
November 10 | 5-7 p.m.
Local business members of the MWV Chamber of Commerce are welcome to attend an After Hours hosted under the heated patio at FIRE by Wicked Fresh. Look for details coming from the Chamber emails!
Ski Film Premiere: Teton Gravity Research: MAKE BELIEVE
November 12 | 7 p.m.
One of America’s best ski towns has the chance to watch Teton Gravity Research’s “Make Believe” for free at Settlers Green on Thursday, November 12. Reservations are required for this free event. Walk-ups will not be allowed. The film starts at 7 p.m. on the big screen located just outside of Settlers Green Customer Service. Seats will be assigned at check-in based on your party size. Dress warm, not all seats will be heated! Beer, wine and a select dinner & appetizer menu will be available at FIRE by Wicked Fresh. Learn More
Free Entry at the New England Ski Museum
Daily | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Discover the rich history of skiing at the New England Ski Museum, located in North Conway Village. Admission is free.
What's the difference between the Premium & Standard bags?
The Premium Bag is a great option this year if you do not plan to stay at a hotel. It is also convenient as Premium Bags can be picked up any time between November 6-15. Premium bags cost $10 and include more swag and special items compared to the Standard bag. Premium bags also include an exclusive raffle ticket for the Premium Raffle.
Standard bags are free - for 2020, the only way to get a Standard bag is by booking with one of our participating lodging partners for this event. See Lodging Special section at the top of the page. Standard bags include swag and a special Standard Raffle ticket. The Standard Raffle ticket also goes into all premium bags.
How do I enter the traditional raffles?
The traditional raffles will be going virtual in 2020. There will be no Giveaway HQ in the Courytard in 2020. Anyone can enter the raffle while attending Bring A Friend, links will be provided prior to the event.
What are the dates for Bring A Friend 2021?
Bring A Friend will be November 5-14, 2021, with the bulk of activities taking place November 11-14.