‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes – Thank You to our Plum Fans and Amazing Brands!

Our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes was a HUGE success! Throughout July and August, we awarded over $10,000 worth of prizes to 52 wonderful families! Plum would also like to give a special ’thank you’ to the 10 amazing, mom-loved brands that contributed merchandise. Thank you, again, to all who participated. Keep an eye on your Plum email for our next giveaway! Below are the winners and some responses – our favorite part of the entire sweepstakes:

Week One Winners

$100 Gift Certificate to Radio Flyer (5)

Alena Pidala, Michaella Smith, Keoammara Chhun, Kimberly Carpenter, Misty Rose

“Thank you so incredibly much! This is just amazing!!” – Alena

“Congrats to all of the winners! I am beyond excited for my prize from Radio Flyer. My son was quite envious of another child’s wagon when we were at the fair. Now I can surprise him with one before his birthday in September and use it for our beach outings! Thank you Plum District! I am on a crazy budget but your site allows me to save money and now you are rewarding me with a prize. Every mom should subscribe to you guys!!! – Keoammara

Put Me In the Story Personalized Book (15)

Tonia Jeffrey, Nicole Gervais, Julie Patterson Davis, Vicki McCorkle, Sue Goff Morris, Amy Rockwood Acevedo, Chelsea Butler, Brandy O’Grady, Stephanie Sperling, Lindsy Fox, Sai Prasanna, Kiraa Roemen, James Ritchie, Nezelette Ryan, Lynn Stein

“My daughter will LOVE this! Thank you so much, Plum District!” – Chelsea

“Thank you! Love Plum District!” – Julie

Week Two Winners

$100 Gift Certificate to Yes To (5)

Meredith Cox, Sophia Sullivan, Kelsey Dreher, Celeste Phillips, Stacy Stauffer

“Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I cannot even describe how excited I am to win this! Yes to Carrots are some of my absolute favorite products, but with my husband in medical school, funds are super tight at the moment. Thank you thank you! You guys are so awesome!” – Stacy

$100 Gift Certificate to ToyBeyond (5)

Ashley Shippy, Diana Fisch, Kirstin Garrison, Britni Bradford, Michelle Horstman

“Oh how fun! Thanks so much! They have so much to choose from! This will be fun. Maybe I’ll put something away for Christmas.” – Britni

Week Three Winners

$100 Gift Certificate to cinda b (5)

Dana Cerrito, Trish Bliss, Sherry Jones, Melody Seidel, Joann Bally-Chase

“Thank you for the giveaway and your wonderful site!!” – Sherry

Little Pim Language Set for Kids + Flashcards (5)

Megan Correa, Jessica Walsh, Sara Robles Sanchez, Katie Hendrick, Sarah Flanagan

Week Four Winners

$100 Gift Certificate to Luxe Pineapple (5)

Angie Antolino, Shirley Sego, Ellie Ward, Michelle Jacobson, Michelle Filleul

“I am thrilled!  Thank you so much!” – Michelle

Foodstirs Celebration Culinary Kit (5)

Ashley Barows, Christy Gregor, Anna Chan, Stephanie Robles, Cayla Barden

Grand Prize Winners

(1) Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle™ Stroller and (1) Mountain Buggy Protect™ Car Seat

Solina Calderon

“Thank you so much!!!!! I really cannot thank you enough!  This prize couldn’t have come at a better time, we are expecting our third baby! A Mountain Buggy, OMGOSH!!!! Never in our life we could afford such a stylish stroller!!!!” – Solina

(1) phil&teds’ DOT™ Stroller and (1) phil&ted’s Alpha Car Seat & Base

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(1) Mountain Buggy Mini Stroller, (1) Mountain Buggy Protect™ Car Seat & Base, and (1) Mountain Buggy Free Rider™ Stroller Board & Connector

Amy Dalton

$500 Gift Certificate to Mini Boden (4)

Melissa Douglass, Beth Kingsley, Stephanie Batson, Aymie Smith-Nielsen

“Ah!!!!! I’m so excited! I can hardly stand it! Thanks for the awesome prize!!!” – Stephanie

 

It’s Grand Prize Week of our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes! Enter For a Chance to Win 70+ Prizes Worth $10,000

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It’s Grand Prize Week of Plum District’s ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes!

Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and for details about what your little one can win for back to school!

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

Winners for Grand Prize Week will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, August 27th. Click here for terms and conditions.

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GRAND PRIZE: (4) $500 Gift Certificates to Mini Boden

In 2002, Mini Boden brought their immensely popular British designs to the U.S., and in 2007, they expanded their line with Mini Boden – quickly becoming a favorite among families around the globe.  Mini Boden offers brilliant basics designed for mixing, matching, and layering – letting kids do what they do best: have fun! Their boys’ and girls’ lines (ages 1.5-12) feature delightful prints, Brit-inspired animal appliqués, clean lines, and pops of bright color. Mini Boden clothing is carefully crafted with long-lasting materials to be outgrown, not outworn.

Why Plum loves Mini Boden for back to school: Their ‘When I Grow Up, I Want To Be’ collection for autumn includes adorable back-to-school styles. Let your little one express his or her dream to become a space explorer, creative genius, guitar hero, and more!

Click here to check out their fall styles! Connect with Boden on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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GRAND PRIZES from phil&teds and Mountain Buggy: 

As one of he leading designers of juvenile products, phil&teds focuses on research and development to create innovative and award-winning products that make parents’ lives easier when it comes to safely getting their children from place to place. Mountain Buggy was designed out of the need to create a buggy with terrain agility. Their platform has evolved over the years to a deliberate design aesthetic influenced by clean lines and functional style. Both brands have been developed to ensure that parents and baby can enjoy all aspects of life together, while remaining secure and comfortable!

  • Prize Package 1: (1) Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle™ Stroller and (1) Mountain Buggy Protect™ Car Seat (Total Retail Value is $800). The Mountain Buggy Urban Stroller is a fully featured stroller that is ideal for both on and off-road adventures. It has 12″ air filled wheels, rear wheel suspension, and sturdy engineering that allows you to have an active lifestyle with your family. The Protect Car Seat is an ultra lightweight and travel-ready infant car seat that is perfect for parents on the go. It includes a variety of innovative safety features to ensure that your newborn is always safe, snug and secure.
  • Prize Package 2: (1) phil&teds’ DOT™ Stroller and (1) phil&ted’s Alpha Car Seat & Base (Total Retail Value is $650). The compact DOT Stroller quickly adapts from a single all-terrain stroller for newborns to kids 5 years old, to a double stroller for two – without sacrificing comfort! Compatible with all phil&teds’ strollers, the Alpha Car Seat is a safe and lightweight car seat with a latch base to make traveling easy for families on the go. It features an easy-to-adjust harness with non-slip shoulder padding and chest clip, making it easy to secure your little one. The integrated sun hood allows you to shelter your baby from the sun both inside and outside of the car.
  • Prize Package 3: (1) Mountain Buggy Mini Stroller, (1) Mountain Buggy Protect™ Car Seat & Base, and (1) Mountain Buggy Free Rider™ Stroller Board & Connector (Total Retail Value is $680). The Mini Stroller is perfect for any city adventure. It features a simple, lightweight design and puncture-proof wheels, making it ideal for maneuvering around tight city spaces. If you’re planning on leaving the city, however, the Protect Car Seat is an ultra lightweight and travel-ready car seat. The award-winning Freerider Stroller Board connects to your stroller so that your little one can ride along as you push your baby. Simply disconnect the board from the stroller to let your child roam on their own!

Why Plum loves Mountain Buggy and phil&teds for back to school: Their lightweight, convenient car seats and strollers make it easy for families with small children to easily get older kids to and from school!

Browse more great products from Mountain Buggy and phil&teds. Connect with Mountain Buggy on Facebook and Twitter. Connect with phil&teds on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

It’s Week Four of our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes! Enter For a Chance to Win 70+ Prizes Worth $10,000

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It’s Week Four of Plum District’s ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes!

Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and for details about what your little one can win for back to school!

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

Winners for Week 4 will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, August 20th. Click here for terms and conditions.

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PRIZE: (5) $100 Gift Certificates to LuxePineapple

LuxePineapple was founded by husband and wife team Elisabeth and Brandon, who have two decades of connections and experience in the world of high-end beauty. They offer authentic, department store cosmetics, skin care, and hair care at affordable pricing. Find deals on top-quality collections from Bobbi Brown, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Benefit, MAC, Kiehl’s, Stila, Lancome, L’OCCITANE, Vera Wang, Estee Lauder, Michael Kors, Elizabeth Arden, Clinique, bareMinerals, Urban Decay, La Prairie, and more. All products are 100% authentic – manufacturers often liquidate overstocked, limited production or excess tester inventory, and they purchase these products in large quantities and pass the savings directly to you. Plus, shipping is always free!

Why Plum loves LuxePineapple for back to school: LuxePineapple saves you lots of money on your cosmetic and beauty needs so you have extra spending cash for your children’s pricey back-to-school items.

Click here to browse their wide selection of quality products. Connect with LuxePineapple on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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PRIZE: (5) Celebration Culinary Kits + Aprons for Kids from Foodstirs

Foodstirs offers exciting culinary experiences for families looking to have fun while developing kitchen skills. Designed by chefs and tested by kids, their themed culinary kits engage, educate, and encourage little ones ages 5-12 to spend more time in the kitchen while teaching them basic cooking skills. Included in the Celebration Kit are all the goodies you need to make a delicious chocolate cake – all dry ingredients, specialty cooking and craft tools, fun food fact cards, a dinner recipe, and a special Foodstirs apron. The Celebration Kit pus Apron retail at $49.99.

Why Plum loves Foodstirs for back to school: Foodstirs kits inspire children to be creative outside of the classroom and provide hours of fun after school and on weekend playdates!  

Click here to browse their adorable cooking kits. Connect with Foodstirs on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

 

It’s Week Three of our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes! Enter For a Chance to Win 70+ Prizes Worth $10,000

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It’s Week Three of Plum District’s ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes!

Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and for details about what your little one can win for back to school!

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

Winners for Week 3 will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, August 13th. Click here for terms and conditions.

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PRIZE: (5) $100 Gift Certificates to cinda b

Featured in Real Simple, Pregnancy & Newborn, Hamptons and more, cinda b is one of the fastest-growing handbag, travel bag, baby bag, and accessory companies. Their products are all custom-designed in the USA using the latest poly/nylon fabrics and fashion-forward color schemes, patterns, and silhouettes.  All designs are water resistant, stain resistant, machine washable, surprisingly lightweight, and extremely durable to function smoothly through all your daily activities and adventures. Each cinda b is personally designed by Cinda Boomershine herself, with the latest trends in style, color, and you in mind.

Why Plum loves cinda b for back to school: Their high-quality, lightweight handbags and totes are perfect for on-the-go moms and active families.

Click here to browse their wide selection of bags and accessories. Connect with cinda b on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

 

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PRIZE: (5) 6-Pack Language Sets including Flashcards in Spanish, French, Chinese, German, or Italian from Little Pim

Winner of 30 awards including Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Products, Little Pim’s language program for ages 0-6 years that makes it fun and easy to learn a second language. They engage children at a young age using the Entertainment Immersion Method, which combines animation with footage of kids doing everyday activities. Kids will learn 360+ new words and phrases – without prior language knowledge! Choose from either Spanish, French, Chinese, German or Italian. 6-Pack Sets retail at $124.99.

Why Plum loves Little Pim for back to school: Their language sets keep little minds active and growing at home, over the weekend, and during school breaks.

See how Little Pim will help your child grow here. Connect with Little Pim on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes!

 

 

It’s Week Two of our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes! Enter For a Chance to Win 70+ Prizes Worth $10,000

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It’s Week Two of Plum District’s ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes!

Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and for details about what your little one can win for back to school!

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

Winners for Week 2 will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, August 6th. Click here for terms and conditions.

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PRIZE: (5) $100 Gift Certificates to Yes To

Featured in Parents Magazine and named the “Best of Beauty Natural Wonders” by Allure in 2013, Yes To offers award-winning, natural products for the face, body, hair, and lips (adults and babies). Their nutrient-rich fruit and veggie formulas are free of petroleum, SLS, and parabens and are designed to improve everything from acne to premature aging. Yes To’s five natural collections include Carrot, Cucumber, Blueberry, Tomato and Grapefruit.

Why Plum loves Yes To for back to school: Yes To’s convenient SPF Sunscreen Sticks are easy to apply and keep little ones’ skin protected while they’re playing outside at recess and on the field!

Click here for more info on these healthy skincare products. Connect with Yes To on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

 

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PRIZE: (5) $100 Gift Certificates to ToyBeyond

ToyBeyond is dedicated to bringing children a wide variety of innovative, educational, safe, and entertaining toys. Their toys known for their imaginative, durable, and fun features that help promote active play and wonder. Shop family-loved brands such as Joybay, Melissa & Doug, DIY Kids, Little Genius, and more for babies to kids ages 12 and up! ToyBeyond strives to provide the best customer satisfaction, product safety, and unforgettable learning experiences.

Why Plum loves ToyBeyond for back to school: ToyBeyond’s educational products keep little ones actively learning and developing new skills that they can use inside and outside the classroom.

Click here to browse their large selection of children’s toys. Connect with ToyBeyond on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

 

 

Our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes is Here! Enter For a Chance to Win 70+ Prizes Worth $10,000

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It’s Week One of Plum District’s ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes!

Our ‘We Love School’ Sweepstakes has finally arrived, and we are giving away amazing prizes this week. Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and details about what you can win for your little one for back to school!

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

Winners for Week 1 will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, July 30th. Click here for the terms and conditions.

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PRIZE: (5) $100 Gift Certificates to Radio Flyer

Featured in TIME and Parents Magazine, Radio Flyer creates kids’ toys such as wagons, tricycles, scooters, and other ride-ons that offer timeless magic and endless fun. As a leader in riding toys since 1917, they cherish the importance of high quality, classic, and innovative toys that encourage little ones to explore the outdoors. You can even customize your own wagon and watch your kids’ imagination take flight! 

Why Plum loves Radio Flyer for back to school: Their ride-on toys are perfect for family walks to school in the morning!

Check out their beloved children’s toys hereConnect with Radio Flyer on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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PRIZE: (15) Personalized Kids’ Book + Free Shipping from Put me In the Story

Featured in Forbes and The New York TImes, Put Me In The Story is an award-winning children’s book company that personalizes bestselling children’s picture books. Your child becomes the star of each story alongside their favorite characters, creating a magical experience that makes children excited to read. Children love seeing their name and face throughout the story!

Why Plum loves Put Me In the Story for back to school:  Their personalized books keep little ones excited about reading both inside and outside the classroom.

Start personalizing a book for your child here. Connect with Put Me In the Story on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

CLICK HERE to enter the sweepstakes

‘Hot Summer, Cool Books’ Sweepstakes – Thank You to our Plum Fans and I See Me”!

Our ‘Hot Summer, Cool Books’ Sweepstakes was a HUGE success! We awarded $1,000+ worth of prizes to 24 wonderful families! Plum would also like to give a special ’thank you’ to I See Me for contributing amazing prizes. Thank you, again, to all who participated. Keep an eye on your Plum email for our next giveaway! Below are the winners and some responses – our favorite part of the entire sweepstakes:

$35 Gift Certificate Winners

Debra Williamson
Margy Richardson

Ashley Thompson

Katie Windholtz

          “Wow!! Thanks so much. I never win anything!! You just made my day! :)” – Katie

Sarah Champeau

Laura Miller

          “Thank you!!! My little one LOVES to read so this is exciting!” – Laura

Teresa Thompson

Kimberly Kihega

Doree Bednarik

Katrina Chrisman Buell

          “Thank you very much! I’m excited to use this GC for my little princess :)” – Katrina

Amy Warner

Deena Boyd

Lyndie Barker

Jessica Kijewski

Jill Smith

Christina Galea Parker

          “I’m so excited, my little guy will love this.” – Christina

Stacey Roberson

Sherrie Cruson

Corey White

Ellen Scott

Christina Strapp

          “Awesome, thank you so much!! My daughter loves books!!”

Barbra Clark

 

$100 Gift Certificate Grand Prize Winners

Susan Nawyn

Robin Guyor

5 Fun Food Ideas that Picky Eaters Can’t Resist!

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Keep your little ones fueled for summer fun and jazz up meal time with these irresistible presentations:

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Apple and Cheese Snack

 

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Heart-Shaped Melon Skewers

 

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 Sandwich Stackers (the possibilities are endless!)

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Meet Mom Entrepreneur Jeanne Lewis, Founder of Creativebug

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Go behind the scenes and meet the Creativebug Team here! 

With a full-time job and two kids, Jeanne Lewis struggled to feed her creative side and find fun projects to do with her little ones. After teaming up with her cousin, she launched Creativebug, an online resource for DIY video classes and projects in sewing, jewelry making, paper arts, and much more.

Members can enjoy over 300 video classes led by some of the most inspiring designers and crafters featured on shows like HGTV and Martha Stewart Living. New classes are added weekly. With crafts for all ages and interests, Jean says,

‘It’s a downright thrill connecting people to the satisfaction of making something by hand, and providing them with the type of instruction that feels like you are learning alongside a friend.”

Whether you’re an accomplished artist or just getting acquainted with a glue gun, Creativebug’s classes provide project ideas, expert guidance, and a healthy dose of creative inspiration. Their mission is to be your go-to source for online art and craft instruction.

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Want to learn how to crochet after the little ones go to bed? Craving to sit down with an easel and paintbrush? Once you become a member, you’ll have unlimited access to all classes. Each class is broken down into video segments so you can skip ahead or watch a video again and again until you master a technique.

They also strive to make a difference by donating 5% of all subscription revenues to non-profit art organizations.

Join Creativebug today to start enjoying free online craft classes.
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Our ‘Hot Summer, Cool Books’ Sweepstakes is Here! Enter For a Chance to Win $1000+ in Gift Cards to I See Me!

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Through July 2nd, Plum District is partnering with I See Me to give away $1,000+ in personalized kids’ books and gifts to 23 lucky members!

Starting tomorrow, 2 lucky winners will be chosen daily (Monday-Friday) to receive a $35 gift certificate. On the final day, 2 Grand Prize winners will win $100 gift certificates! Winners can use their prizes toward personalized books or gifts on www.ISeeMe.com.

And remember, even if you win a $35 gift certificate you can still win the Grand Prize! For more chances to win, continue sharing your unique bit.ly link (that you receive upon entering) with friends and family.

Click here to enter the sweepstakes and receive your bit.ly link:  http://bit.ly/1n6JesM

Click here for the terms and conditions.

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Featured on The TODAY Show and in Parents Magazine, and popular among celebrity parents including Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, and Courtney Cox –  I See Me! offers unique, personalized books and gifts for children. Each award-winning book and gift is created to make your child feel special. I See Me! Books have been developed for every age and stage from birth to 8 years old, ensuring you’ll find an option you and your child will love. Their storybooks and gifts celebrate your little one’s uniqueness while teaching them how to spell their own name, developing vocabulary skills, and build confidence. All books are beautifully illustrated and written by award-winning children’s authors. Their kid-loved gifts include personalized puzzles, stickers, coloring & activity books, growth charts, lunch boxes and more. Share the gift of reading with a book from I See Me! today!

Click here to enter the sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/1n6JesM