SquareSpot Review and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

*Thank you to SquareSpot for sponsoring this post! Visit SquareSpot to find great deals and discounts on high quality family-centric products and services.

I was born right outside of NYC and I have  a great number of friends, as well as family who still reside in the New York area! One thing all New Yorkers will agree on- the cost of living is magnified to the nth degree! It is always so hard to find the perfect deals that will make your pocket lighter. Well, there is a new online site that has been established, to help out with the exuberant costs of living in New York City. Even if you don’t reside in New York, there are still some deals that could be bought online for those that like to do a little online shopping. So enough talk- what is this site?

The name of the site is SquareSpot. Plain and simple, SquareSpot is a new online site dedicated to helping families find the greatest offers and discounts on high quality products and services. It will provide great savings and benefits for busy urban moms on the go. The way it works is each week there is various city-based offers for activities and products for you to purchase. There are so many wonderful services that rotate on a weekly basis, so once you see something that interests you, be sure to sign up and purchase the offer before it is gone. Everything at SquareSpot has been personally hand selected by urban moms who want to save money on the products they are purchasing. If the product/service didn’t help moms out with savings in tests, they are not included in the weekly rotations. I love the fact that the offers are tested  out by real moms because I know that I am getting first-hand information.

I decided to test out the site for myself and see how it works. First, I logged onto SquareSpot and created an account. This took all of two minutes and I was on my way to discover top offers in the NYC and tristate offer. Since I now live outside of NY, I was looking for an offer that I could buy online or an offer that I can give for my sister as a present. Once, I logged on I was able to view the online offers. Some of the offers for that week include organic dry cleaning, music classes, ox kids shopping, music classes, dog food delivery and more!



I decided to take advantage of the $40 offer to receive a $75 gift card to the amazing and eco-friendly baby story called Ox Kids. I fell in love with their clothes and thought to myself, why not treat my kids with some outfits. When I purchased the $40 offer, I received a $75 gift card to use- that is $35 free! What a value. I just purchased Hayley’s dress a few days back so I am so excited to receive it in the mail! Here is a sneak peak of the adorable dress I ordered for Hayley:



I also went on this week to see how the offers changed and they were completely different.

This week they have offers that include a fantastic Mother’s Day photo shoot  from Mary Jane Photography for $150. What a steal in NYC to get all these pictures taken at some of the greatest landmarks in NYC including Central Park! For this particular package, it would normally cost $250 but with the SquareSpot purchase, it costs only $150- a savings of $100. That is a true deal to me!

Another offer this week includes $45 package for 3 gut-busting Park Avenue Ab Classes and a complimentary RollerSizeR. Why not work off all that Easter candy with this awesome package deal and take advantage of beautiful Park Avenue! These classes are normally  $87 so if you purchase this weeks offer,  you will save yourself $42!

These are just some of the offers this week. As I said, make sure you keep checking back each week because they constantly are changing. They have offers on everything you can imagine from kids birthday parties, photography sessions, art lessons, music classes for the kids, tickets to attend kids performances, gift cards to retail, as well as online stores, birthday cakes, and much more! Honestly, you might find yourself checking this site all the time because the offers are truly one of a kind and hard to find anywhere else in the New York area!

If you love this site as much as I do, consider purchasing the SquareCard which gives you additional benefits at all the wonderful 100 + family friendly retail partners in the NYC  area. I am pretty sure you will never look back once you purchase the SquareCard. How could you- the deals are just too good! We all like to save money this day in age! SquareSpot is one of my bookmarked pages now so I can have daily access and return to SquareSpot readily! Happy Shopping!!

Win it: One reader will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card! This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what is your favorite activity you have done or like to do in NYC in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning! US only. Good Luck!

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  1. Donna Joyce says

    My favorite thing to do in the big apple is EAT!

    The resturants are fantastic, as are the little nooks & crannies of each burrough — can’t get any better!

  2. athena d. says

    i love going to central park! theres so much to do! better than any park around me lol

  3. Ashley H says

    I would like to see the Statue of Liberty and go downtown and watch all the hustle and bustle!

  4. barbara tryon says

    I would like to go to the Empire State Building and see a cool show, maybe someday I can go there

  5. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says

    I have never been to NYC so I want to take in as much as I can if I ever get the opportunity

  6. Sarah says

    I would love to take my 7 year old daughter and have a mommy and me weekend in NYC with her!! I am also from about an hour north of NYC in the Middletown, NY area and I can remember visiting the city with my family as a kid and what great times we had!!

  7. Morgan says

    Going for the first time in June! For work. Haha. We’re librarians/library staff (respectively) so we really wanna see the NY Public Library. How sad is that? I also love clothing, so I really want to see the big shopping areas on 5th. :)

  8. Barbara Compton Kesterson says

    If I was to visit NYC I would like to tour Ellis Island, my grandfather came through there from Ireland when he was a baby.

  9. Randi S says

    If I were ever to go to NYC I think I’d most want to visit Central Park…or shop, of course!

  10. Lisa Cal says

    I haven’t been yet so I want to go to all the big places like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building, Central Park, and I’d want to see Times Square too!

  11. says

    I’ve never been but I want to go someday and take in the amazing city and the rush of things. ( As musthavegiveaways)

  12. Heather cook says

    I have never been but would love to go visit all the stores and the statue of liberty.

  13. Jessica Melvin says

    Never been!! I would like to go to a farmers market, antique/flea market. Eat at that burger place in central park. Eat at that secret speak easy behind the red phone booth in that hot dog shop. Statue of liberty of course. Serendipity. I’m sure there’s more!! Museums of science and art

  14. Trina says

    I have been to NYC several times but I have never been to the Statue of Liberty so I think it is time I visit there.

  15. 1955nurse says

    I’d like to go to the Theatre, visit Chinatown, & do the whole “Tourist-y” thing!!! Oh – & go to Times Square & watch the GMA broadcast, too! (Holly)

  16. says

    I love to take my kids to the MONH and their favorite toy stores. They love jsut walking around and seeing all the great things the city has to offer!

  17. Fiona N says

    I always love to go to NYC, and see Statue of Liberty,Times Square, Wall Street,…:-)

  18. says

    Hi! :) Oh, the last time we were there was to see Phantom of the Opera. Alas, that’s been a few years ago… but sure am dying to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and/or the American Museum of Natural History. Want to see the planetarium and all those meteorites again – been soooo long! :)


  19. John Joseph says

    was there while in navy during fleet week loved broadway show and loved seeing wallstreet

  20. says

    Oh, do I miss NYC!! What a great city! I loved just walking around and shopping and of course the restaurants are great!! Lol!!

  21. Lynda E says

    I love spending the day in the MOMA and then going to the Empire State Building after dark.

  22. Shelley Mitchell says

    I have never been there but I really want to walk through central park.

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  23. Linzie Logan says

    If I am NYC, I will love to visit Metropolitan museum in the day and catch a show at Broadway at the evening

  24. carol says

    I was born and raised in New York and would love to visit and see some friends and show my grandkids all around. We would visit the statue of liberty among other things

  25. evans s says

    Take the kids to see the Statue of Liberty, it was way too cold last time we went to go out to the island but we got to see it from the ferry dock.

  26. Debra Guillen says

    I have never been to NYC, but I definitely want to see Central Park and the Statue of Liberty

  27. erin r says

    never been but would love to take on the rush of a big city…also the food and ambiance

  28. Char W says

    I’ve never been but I would love to see the touristy sites (Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, etc.) and see a broadway show.

  29. says

    I’ve never been there, but I’d have to see the sites, like Times Square, Central park, and the Statue of Liberty!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  30. Camille says

    I went to the MET! It was amazing….I’d love to go again, and visit Broadway again.

  31. Ellen C. says

    I’ve never been to New York before but I’d love to see a show while I was there. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Kristin says

    My husband was raised there, so I love seeing all his familiar sights. I also loved Time Square! Oh and the pizza places are the best!!

  33. BlackAsphodel says

    I’d like to just walk around and enjoy the sights. And eat at a restaurant that serves Asian food.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  34. Jack Palmer says

    I love going to a Broadway musical in one of those old turn of the century theatres.

  35. kelly nicholson says

    What is your favorite activity to do in NYC or what do you want to do in NYC if you visit

    went for the first time in Dec..went to strawberry fields anf the MET,and that was just one whole day…still have more to do when i go back someday

  36. Cheri Anne says

    Go shopping in Manhattan, maybe watch a Broadway play, eat at restaurants, and buy some pizza.

  37. Chris Ziegler says

    If I went again I would want to go see the statue of liberty!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  38. Paulette Dorland says

    I have never been there but I would love to see the Statue of Liberty nd would like to see some broadway shows!!!!

  39. Jody Sisson says

    I have never been to NYC but if i finally do I want to see the Statue of Liberty.

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  41. Peter Gladue says

    I have not been to NYC for many years now, but when I could, during the Winter Holidays, I used to love checking out the Department Store’s Window Displays

  42. Claudia says

    I have never been in NYC before and I would love to see the statue of liberty, and the Rockefeller center top

  43. Melanie Johnson says

    I’ve never been, so there’s a lot of things I’d like to do. I think going shopping would be first on the list.

  44. lestergg says

    I enjoy seeing picture sites featuring photos of the Big Apple through years gone by.

  45. Kristen N. says

    I love walking around Rockofeller Plaza and buying some peanuts. If I do go back to NYC, I want to go to Central Park, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, and the New World Trade Centers. (if they are completed)

  46. says

    We’ve visited a couple of times and I just like to explore. There’s so much city and so much to see! Oh, and visiting as many restaurants and bakeries as I possibly can. There’s some incredible food there :)

  47. Gia C. says

    I’m a New Yorker. And my favorite thing to do in the city is relax in Battery Park and also in Central Park!!!!

  48. Sam says

    I just like to walk around, mostly in times square. There’s always something to do. It’s great.

  49. Amy Zachek says

    New York is my absolute favorite place. I dig walking around the East Village, particularly near St. Marks Place, and getting egg creams from Katz’s!

  50. Denise B. says

    We try to stay away from the tourist traps like Times Square that is like a circus now and everything is so expensive in that area. We like to venture off down the off-beaten streets and avenues and try out all the different varieties of food offered at very cheap prices. We also like the parks and markets and looking at all the historical architecture–all the things about New York that make it New York that most tourists never see. We also like to find a street fair when we’re in the city for some cheap shopping and more eating.

  51. Theresa Shafer says

    I loved doing the shows, day and night, multiple times a day. It was wonderful. Felt like a full season in 5 days. Cats, Phantom, Titanic, Lion King, Les Mis, off-Broadway shows, as well as tours, made me laugh and cry.

    wow 24 hours of fun.

  52. Amber says

    I love shopping in NYC…I used to live there, so it’s a city that I love pretty much everything about!

  53. Jacob says

    I got to go to NYC one time and saw Saturday Night Live – I would highly recommend it if you get the chance!

  54. Steve B. says

    Pay my respects to the people that lost there lives on 9/11 and visit the Statue of Liberty

  55. Janice Cooper says

    I’ve never been and would love to see some broadway shows and the statue of liberty.

  56. Heather Stokes says

    I’ve never been to NYC, but my husband and I hope to go sometime over the next few years at Christmas. :)

  57. Trisha says

    I would love to take a walk in central park!I have never been but that is what I would do.

  58. Audra Weathers says

    I’ve never been; I think it would be fun to eat at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants.

  59. Cindy Merrill says

    I haven’t had an authentic Greek Gyro for almost two years- I’ve heard that you can find a greek sandwich shop easily in New York City. It would be fun to go to a few restaurants.

  60. Pauline Milner says

    I love eating in all the cafes around Times Square.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

  61. Susan Ladd says

    My favorite thing to do in NYC is to go to Time Square and them go to lunch and shopping. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!

  62. Meaghan F. says

    I’ve never been there, but I think I would really enjoy going to see some Broadway productions.

  63. Crystal F says

    I would love to go around Christmas time and look at all the store displays. I bet they are just beautiful. Thank you!

  64. Danielle Sauers says

    I’ve only been to NYC once, but my favorite activity is definitely checking out all of the places to eat!

  65. Sheryl Granholm says

    My favorite thing to do was to go up to the 1/2 price ticket booth in Times Square and buy tickets for whatever show was playing next. It was so much fun! I got to see Cats on Broadway for $15!

  66. says

    If I ever had a chance to see New York City I would like to see the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty

  67. marissia says

    I’ve been to NYC only once and I really enjoyed visiting Central park and times square

  68. Monica Young says

    I have never EVER been but I’d love to go, I wouldn’t mind seeing the sites and attractions and doing some shopping!

  69. Edward says

    I have been to New York City a few times and always enjoy seeing the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Another thing I enjoy is taking the subway as out of place it sounds.

  70. says

    I want to go to New Your on New Years Eve to watch the ball drop. It will be crazy, but a once in a life time experience.

  71. Colleen M. says

    I would visit the 09/11 memorial and then go shopping. For lunch, I would have to try one of the famous street vendors!

  72. keeley says

    i have never been and would love to go and just walk around…hope that I see a star!! :)

  73. Kelly D says

    We saw The View in NYC and I would like to go back and see another game show or talk show.

  74. Kim Ripley says

    I would love to eat at all of the restaurants. I have never been to NYC but I’m dying to visit!

  75. Robby Rob says

    i love walking around NYC. so much to see. Just taking in the sites is always a full, fun day. And good eats!

  76. Barbara Montag says

    I haven’t been to NYC – would love to see the Statue of Liberty.
    Thank you.

  77. Sally says

    I’ve never been to NYC, but I’m fascinated with my family’s history and would love to spend some time at Ellis Island. My great-grandfather came from Germany through EI in the early 1900s.

  78. Cathy says

    This probably says a lot about me, but I want to eat at Bobby Flay’s restaurant Bolo. Thank you for the giveaway!

  79. Kiley P. says

    I’ve never been to NYC. If I went I would love to take my daughter to see the leading RSS specialist.

  80. elissa cohen says

    My favorite thing that I’ve done in NY was to see taping of The View and eat at Carnigie Deli

  81. Tawnya Hart says

    Broadway shows…last time (and only time) I was there, there was a writer’s strike and the shows weren’t playing.

  82. Liz Terek says

    I’ve never been but my husband goes to NYSUM (New York School of Urban Ministry) to help out every year.

  83. Tina says

    I would love to see the Statue of Liberty. I have seen it on tv a few times and would love to see it in person.

  84. geekbearinggifts says

    I’ve never been to NYC. I would like to visit museums and take in a show or two. Thanks so much!

  85. Constance V. says

    Well there are several things I’d like to do while visiting NYC. First, I want to visit the Statue of Liberty of course, then I want see a few plays, do some shopping, and even though I am a Chicagoan, and love our Cubies, and the White Sox, my favorite baseball team of all tune is the NY Yankees. I would love to attend one of their games, and be a Yankee fan for a day, wear a NY Yankee cap, and jersey.

  86. Jessica Bleasdale says

    I want to visit the Statue of Liberty and see Broadway Shows

    Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: JACB)
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  87. Louis says

    I’d love to visit Central Park

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  88. Samantha C says

    What’s not to love about NYC? Some of our favorite things to do are walk around the city….Central park, Times Sq, 5th ave. We also love to visit the museums and to find hotels with great views of the city skyline.

  89. Lane Mahnke says

    You can’t go to NYC without buying a great slice of Pizza from Ray’s. The best I’ve ever had.

  90. Ashley Hughes says

    My favorite thing to do in NYC is shop, go to Central park, and stop by the Today show!

  91. Teresa Moore says

    If I ever get to New York, I want to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. One year I want to be in NY for thanksgiving.

  92. Trisha W. says

    I’d love to see a play, visit the Statue of Liberty, and pay my respects for those who lost their lives on 9/11.

  93. Joye Rast says

    Never been and have a long list of what I would love to see from Play to Parks to Statue of Liberty!

  94. says

    I love shopping in NYC. The kids love the Toys R Us Store, and I love watching their eyes as they see the super tall skyscrapers. The husband (although a native NYer) has never done the “tourist” thing in NYC, so I’m thinking we might have to take care of that the next time we head up to visit the family.

  95. Peter Schott says

    I’d really like to see Mary Poppins on Broadway with the family. Having been there before, I enjoyed the museums and FAO Schwartz. :)

  96. Cynthia Brooks says

    I would love to find wonderful vegan restaurants, yogurt shops etc. It’s a big city so I’m sure it has some of that.

  97. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I have never been. I would love to go some day and do all the tourist spots. My husband has been before in many occasions.

  98. Michelle C says

    See a Broadway show and shop! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  99. Sue C. says

    When I think of my trips to NYC most of them are food related so apparently my favorite thing to do in NYC is eat!

  100. Leslie Galloway says

    I love just walking around and exploring. We always walk the Brooklyn Bridge, and around whatever hotel we stay in…. exploring the neighborhood. I also love to EAT! :)

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  101. Cindy B says

    We’d love to see the statue of liberty and ground zero if we had the opportunity to visit NYC. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  102. Emily Acker says

    I’ve never been there, so I would love to just walk around and take it all in! :)

  103. Geoff K says

    I love to go to Broadway and off-Broadway plays in NYC – nothing better when it comes to live entertainment!

  104. Melissa Shirley says

    I visit my mother that lives in Long Island and we go to NYC to China Town. and to the Natural History Museum. and to the Statue of Liberty via the Staten Island Ferry

  105. Amy Brewer says

    I have never been there so I would want to see everything…Really, to pick one would be way too hard…so much I would love to see..

  106. Michele Boyd says

    Would love to see a live Broadway show. Never been there before so anything would be great.

  107. clynsg says

    I would go see Ellis Island–even though I have no ancestors that came through there, they all arrived before it was set up.

  108. Lucy Schwartz says

    I have never been to NYC but the Broadway and Off Broadway Theater and the choices of restraurants would be what I would visit for.

  109. Debbie C says

    If I visited NYC I would want to visit as many museums as possible.


  110. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    i have never been but would love to see a Broadway show
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  111. says

    We always get pizza and hotdogs from street venders! I grew up on Long Island so its fun going back home to visit my parents – they always take my boyfriend and I into the city!

  112. dario moniz says

    i like the steet vendors even though i know “most” of the stuff is fake still fun bargaining to get a great deal

  113. April V. says

    I’ve never been to NYC so I want to visit everything! I want to go shopping, see some art galleries, the NY library, visit some of the big restaurants and definitely some of the famous tourist spots. Of course I would need lots of cash to get any of that stuff done but hey, if you’re dreamin’, dream big!!

  114. Deborah Hogue says

    If I were to visit NYC, I would love to see a Broadway Play and also walk through Central Park

  115. Kelly Britton says

    Never been to NYC, would love to see the everything I could! I really would like to see where Fox News broadcast from. lol

  116. Reejen says

    I would like to visit the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  117. R Hicks says

    WHen I visit again I want to see a couple of broadway shows

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  118. Kate S says

    Last time I went to NYC I saw the Daily Show- it was a blast and would love to do it again!

  119. Karen Dittrich says

    I’d like to see a couple of Broadway shows and shop, shop, shop.

  120. Sheila K. says

    Need to go to NYC for medical reasons. They have the best docs, and the best museums.

  121. Karen says

    The best thing I’ve done in NYC is see Patty Lupone in Gypsy on Broadway. Thanks for the giveaway.

  122. amy deeter says

    i like walking around and looking at all their stores

  123. Patrice says

    I have never been to NYC. I would love to see the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and visit the various different shops and neighborhoods.

  124. Michelle Hagewood says

    I would love to visit Time Square if I ever made it to New York.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  125. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I dream of visiting New York City! Central Park, Time Square, Broadway!

  126. Samantha says

    I’ve only been to NYC once, but we didn’t get a chance to do one of the main things I wanted. To see The Empire State Building!

  127. Emily Sumner says

    I’ve never been, but I’d love to go see Central Park & The WTC memorial, especially now that it is the tallest building in the US!

  128. Dorothy Hubbard says

    I visited New York in the 60′s and loved the empire state building, but the city has so much more to offer now than then, it would be hard to pick just one.

  129. Lyndsey R. says

    I would like to sight see and go shopping!

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  130. Jennifer J says

    I like just walking around and looking at everything and everyone. Thank you!

  131. Heather Poindexter says

    I always visit the twin towers so I would love to see the new bulidints going up.

  132. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We love shopping and eating when there. Also walking around central park.

  133. Julie Lutz says

    I have no idea. I’d love to just visit NY just for the sake of visiting a place that’s so very different from where I’ve lived.

  134. shirley pebbles says

    I would love to go to a Broadway Play.

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  135. Vicki D. says

    I have never been to New York. I hear the traffic is terrible. I’d really like to see the Statue of Liberty and a play on Broadway.

  136. spirit_kim says

    I would love to go to the shopping district. I have never been to New York!

  137. Beverly Metcalf says

    I’ve never been to New York City, but visiting Central Park and seeing the Statue of Liberty would be nice. Thanks for this contest!

  138. Dawn d says

    I would love to see the site for the world trade center and visit family there.

  139. Julie B. says

    I have never been to NYC before but I would first like to visit all the fantastic museums they have there, and see Ellis Island with the Statue of Liberty of course.

  140. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…when we lived across the river in NJ we would often spend a Saturday afternoon in Central Park !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com