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DEAL OF THE DAY: Get pictures with Santa for FREE!

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 12:13:16-05

It's Black Friday, and your Smart Shopper team was live at Scottsdale Fashion Square, being your eyes and ears for deals! In fact, we scored you an exclusive Smart Shopper Deal of the Day to meet Santa!

HGTV's Santa HQ is in Palm Court. There, you can enter your name into a device, stand on a platform that "scans you", and then you can see what side your name pops up on with the Naughty or Nice O'Meter.

After that, you can take pictures in elf fashion, make an elf ID card, play with other gadgets and gizmos, and of course, you can meet Santa to take pictures! Just like Disneyland, you can book a Fast Pass. Click here to schedule your photo session! We met Santa and did a Facebook Live! Surprisingly, he told us his favorite cookies are chocolate chip, and that Rudolph prefers ranch dressing with his carrots. It gives him more pep and flying power.

There are three different package options to choose from. Package A means you'll spend $49.95, and you'll get up to three digital files, four 5x7's, two 4x6's, four 3x5's, four wallets and a FREE Shutterfly promo card. We heard those promo cards are loaded with $25! Package B is $44.99, and that gets you digital files up to three photos, plus the Shutterfly promo card. Package C is $39.99 and gets you one 5x7, two 4x6's, one 3x5, and two wallets, along with the FREE Shutterfly promo card.

Santa will be available to take pictures through December 24. But, you'll want to get there as fast as you can for our Deal of the Day!


The first 20 people to go to the main concierge desk at Scottsdale Fashion Square, located near Gucci and Zara, can mention "Smart Shopper Santa", and that gets you ONE free Package C. As previously mentioned, that would normally cost $39.99, giving you one 5x7, two 4x6's, one 3x5, and two wallets, along with the FREE Shutterfly promo card. So, if you're one of the first 20 people, you can get ALL of that for FREE!

The fine print includes that this is limited to one per person, or per party/group.

Good luck! I hope you're one of the first 20 to score our FREEBIE! In case you're wondering, we included Santa's hours below! Click here for even more details!


The website says through December 14, on Monday through Saturday, Santa doesn't take a break and is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Then on Sunday, it's 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no breaks. On Sunday, December 15, the hours change to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no breaks. Then, December 16 through December 23, each day is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On December 24, it's 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no breaks.

Have fun, and Happy Holidays!

7014 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Go to Palm Court, and as soon as you go down the escalator and get closer to the food options, you'll see Santa's big display!