This post is written by Fran Crow, visitor information specialist at Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @franjcrow.

VCHave you ever been to Experience Columbus’ Visitor Center at 277 W.Nationwide Blvd in the Arena District? Now is your chance to come and get up-to-the minute information of what's happening in Columbus - and get a surprise deal on the huge variety of Columbus souvenirs and gifts we stock! In addition to the traditional t-shirts, shot glasses, mugs, key chains and magnets, we carry lots of locally made products, from hand-crafted candles to artisanal ice cream from Jeni's.

Christmas optionsDuring the month of May,we're running a promotion: Peruse our shop and before you pay, ask to pick a card. Depending on the card you pick, you'll get a discount of between 10 and 40 percent off one item!   The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

It's a great chance to come get that t-shirt you've been eyeing. Hurry in this promotion only lasts until the end of May!