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November 20th, 2013 | 3:00 AM
Early Moments is here with an exclusive offer just for Plum District Members.
Today, you can order 5 Dr. Seuss Classics for just $5.95 + a FREE 2014 Dr. Seuss wall calendar* — free shipping included! Click here to order now.
We’re excited about this offer for three big reasons:
- Lasting moments: You can share favorite, classic Dr. Seuss stories with your own children, creating lasting memories for years to come
- Kid-loved characters: Smile as you watch your little ones fall in love with The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing, and other favorites
- Inspires creativity: Dr. Seuss’ unique wordplay and whimsical tongue twisters are ideal for developing your little one’s young imagination
Founded by parents with a background in education and publishing, Early Moments provides families with award-winning books from the most prestigious brands. Their book clubs – like Dr. Seuss & His Friends – deliver insightful stories that support growth in vocabulary and concentration skills, cognitive development, academic success, and so much more.
To order today’s exclusive offer for 5 Dr. Seuss Classics for just $5.95 + a FREE 2014 Dr. Seuss wall calendar, click here!
*Note: When you order, you’ll be signing up for Dr. Seuss & His Friends Book Club. No further commitment is required and you may easily cancel at anytime. Early Moments guarantees 100% satisfaction.
November 18th, 2013 | 3:00 AM
New prizes have arrived for Week Two of our Holiday Sweepstakes! Here is everything we have in store for you and your family!
To enter for a chance to win, click here: http://bit.ly/17bRZcC If you’ve already signed up, don’t forget to continue sharing your unique bit.ly link to increase your chances of winning! Winners for Week Two will be chosen and notified on Monday, November 25th. Click here for the terms and conditions.
PRIZE: 5 6-Month Subscriptions to NatureBox
Featured on The TODAY Show and in Rachael Ray Magazine, NatureBox supports healthier snacking by delivering nutritionist-approved bites that families love. All snacks are free of high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors – they contain only ingredients you can trust! Each monthly box contains 5 packages (15-20 servings total) in re-sealable, zip-top bags that are perfect for snacking on-the go. The 6-Month Subscription retails at $100. Check out NatureBox’s guilt-free snacks here.
PRIZE: 5 $100 Gift Certificates to Bliss Living Bliss Living’s large selection of customizable jewelry and accessories allow you to tell your story through elegant design. Choose from a variety of necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and bags that are the perfect gifts for anyone of your holiday list. Each piece is handcrafted with your choice of name, date, or personal message – add beautiful pearls or birthstones to your creation to make it even more unique. View Bliss Living’s personalized items here.
PRIZE: 2 $100 Gift Certificates to Little Tikes, 1 Giddy Up ‘N Go Thunder Pony™, 1 Cook ‘N Grow™ Kitchen, and 1 I’m an Artist Station™ + 1 Lil’ Blabberez (together) Little Tikes’ goal is to provide fun, innovative children’s toys that encourage discovery and learning through active, creative, and social play. The Giddy Up ‘N Go Thunder Pony™ ignites little ones’ imagination while developing coordination and balancing skills. The Cook ‘N Grow™ Kitchen comes in two versions to match your children’s developmental phases. The I’m an Artist Station™ features a wheel that spins paper as your toddler draws and paints. Lil’ Blabberez are fun, crazy characters in the shape of fuzzy balls that make great additions to any playtime! The Giddy Up ‘N Go Thunder Pony™ retails for $109.99, the Cook ‘N Grow™ Kitchen retails at $109.99, the I’m An Artist Station™ retails at $69.99, and the Blabberez retail at $24.99. Check out Little Tikes’ safe and fun kids’ products here.
PRIZE: 5 $100 Gift Certificates to Mother’s 3rd Arm
Featured on The TODAY Show, the “Universal Bottle & Sippy Cup Holder” attaches to car seats, strollers and high chairs, letting toddlers grab their bottle or sippy cup without mom’s assistance. It also hold toys, pacifiers, teethers and iphones to boot! This breakthrough, BPA-free product allows you to drive safely and complete household chores with the comfort of knowing your child’s bottle or Sippy cup won’t fall onto a dirty surface or become a distraction and concern. The Mother’s 3rd Arm is a one-of-a-kind product which give moms the thing that they need most–A Helping Hand. The Holder retails for $49.95. Click here to learn more
PRIZE: 1 Phil & Teds Navigator Stroller + Second Seat
Phil & Teds’ Navigator Stroller revolutionizes the way parents think about safety and convenience. Stroller features 26 different riding options, ultra-light handling, auto stop™ inline™ allowing you to instantly prevent stroller from rolling away, rear-facing seat functionality, and much more. The stroller is compact yet fully-featured, and adapts to take 1 to 2 children from newborn to 5 years. The Navigator Stroller retails for $499.99. The Second Seat is valued at $149.99. Check out this innovative, safety-certified product here.
PRIZE: 5 UNREAL Candy Gift Baskets
UNREAL Candy has reinvented America’s favorite candies into equally delicious goodies without the artificial ingredients, GMOs, preservatives, sugar, and Gluten. They have transformed Snickers®, M&M’s®, Reese’s®, and Milky Way® into candy made from 100% real ingredients that will fulfill all your sweet tooth cravings. Gift Baskets retail at $100. Click here to check out their delectable selection.
PRIZE: 2 Keekaroo Height Right High Chairs with Infant Inserts and Tray with Plastic Cover + 1 Café Booster Keekaroo is committed to creating innovative, safe, and useful products for children and families. The Keekaroo Height Right Chair with Infant Insert is a comfortable seating solution for children under 3 years old. It features BPA-free and Latex-free material, and a 3-point safety belt for extra security. The Tray comes with a plastic cover that is dishwasher safe and helps to protect the wooden tray surface. The Café Booster fits with most dining room chairs – it’s skid-resistant surface and security straps keep your little one sitting safely at all times. The Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert and Tray retails at $239.95. The Café Booster retails at $59.95. Check out the products more closely here.
PRIZE: 5 Apple Park Gift Baskets Apple Park makes eco-friendly products for babies and kids using the finest organic, sustainable, and recycled materials. They create unique, lovable toys that inspire creativity and are safe for children and the environment. This adorable toddler gift basket includes Apple Park’s bestsellers and fan favorites: a picnic pal plush, soft teething rattle, wrist rattle, finger puppet, and book. The Apple Park Gift Basket retails for a little over $100. To view more baby and eco-friendly products, click here.
To enter for a chance to win, click here: http://bit.ly/17bRZcC If you’ve already signed up, don’t forget to continue sharing your unique bit.ly link to increase your chances of winning!
November 11th, 2013 | 9:00 AM
Week One: Plum District’s Holiday Sweepstakes
Our Holiday Countdown Sweepstakes has finally arrived, and we are giving away amazing prizes for Week One. Check out below to see what’s up for grabs, and details about what you can win for yourself or your family!
Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/17bRZcC
Winners for Week 1 will be chosen and notified on Monday, November 18th. Click here for the terms and conditions.
5 – $100 Gift Certificates to The Honest Company
The Honest Company – started by a mom and dad concerned with unhealthy chemical ingredients in their own children’s products – provides parents with inexpensive, non-toxic items for their kids and home. Their eco-friendly, effective products range from diapers and wipes, to cleaning and personal care products. Try any of their all-natural products, or subscribe to one of their customized bundles and have something beautiful to look forward to each month. Click here to check out their products.
— The Honest Company (@Honest) November 12, 2013
5 – $100 Gift Certificates to Lakeshore Learning
Lakeshores Learning offers a large selection of fun, educational products for infants, kids, and teachers. Their toys and learning materials spark imagination, instill a sense of wonder, and foster a lifelong love of learning that will enhance your little one’s scholastic career. All products meet quality and safety standards and regulations, because protecting your child’s safety is a key piece to the puzzle of developmental success. Find out how you can enhance your child’s education here.
5 – 3-Month Subscriptions to Citrus Lane + $25 in Shop Credits
Citrus Lane knows how hectic the holidays can be for moms, so they’re here to help you discover the best products for your children without the added stress. Their monthly box subscription service delivers goodies (for newborns up to children age five) right to your doorstep. Tailored to your little one’s age, these delightful packages include toys, books, snacks, or personal care products from kid-loved and mom-recommended brands such as Green Toys, Melissa & Doug, and Aden & Anais. The Monthly Box Subscription retails for $75. Winners must be new Citrus Lane customers, the subscription will automatically be renewed, and credits may not be combined with other offers. Click here to join their community of over 300,000 satisfied members.
5 – Wooden Push Bikes from Kinderfeets
Take a different, eco-friendly approach to teaching your little one to ride a bike with this award-winning, wooden balance bike (available in a natural color or 6 different chalkboard finishes). Kinderfeets cherishes the environment, therefore they use biodegradable, no-air tires, water-based inks for chalkboard finishes, recycled paper for packaging, and plant a tree for every bike sold. The Wooden Push Bike retails for $130, and your choice would be any of the 7 colors. Check out how you can make your little one’s day here.
3 – $100 Gift Certificates to ODIZ Baby Supply
Started by a mom of three, ODIZ Baby Supply’s goal is to carry only the highest quality, safest, and innovative products for babies and toddlers. Their products, ranging from bottles and pacifiers to adorable lunch boxes, are all produced by leading brands such as aden + anais, Boon, Dr. Brown’s, Boppy, and more. The caring individuals at ODIZ understand that your baby’s health comes first, so all products are guaranteed to be BPA free, PVC free, and lead free. Find out how you can make your baby smile here.
5 – Mud Pie Holiday Gift Sets
Mud Pie is an award-winning company that offers innovative apparel and accessories for babies and women, as well as home decor. The Mud Pie prize is a colorful, whimsical gift set that includes a Santa Belt Wine Glass, Snowman Soap Pump, Personalization Santa Platter Set, Reindeer Wine Bottle Holder, and Santa Dip Bowl Set. Add these festive items to your home to get it ready for a heart-warming holiday with family and friends. The Holiday Gift Set retails for $100. Check out other festive products here.
5 – $100 Gift Certificates to Frecklebox
Frecklebox is on a mission to educate and entertain kids through truly unique, personalized gifts at affordable prices. The site makes it quick and easy to customize each item so it prominently features the name of the child who will receive the gift! Browse a delightful assortment of personalized storybooks, posters, growth charts, journal books, coloring books, stickers, placemats, puzzles, and more. Frecklebox guarantees fast delivery, and all products are high-quality, eco-friendly, and made in the USA. Click here to get a head start and begin personalizing now.
Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/17bRZcC
September 15th, 2013 | 9:44 AM
Our Back-to-School Giveaway is now over and we are thrilled that we could make this time of the year even more exciting for our lucky winners. From August 15th – September 15th, we awarded over $5,500 in prizes to 25 families! Plum would also like to give a special ’thank you’ to Frecklebox and the GAP for contributing all of our prizes. And thank you, again, to all our Plum Moms who participated. Keep an eye on your Plum email for our next giveaway! Below are the winners along with some responses – our favorite part of the entire giveaway:
August 23rd, 2013 | 9:00 AM
See how Mommy Vlogger Stacie Connerty of thedivinemissmommy.com uses our Plum District Back-to-School offers from Vapur and Kidecals. Plus, new Plum members can enjoy an EXTRA 20% off any single Plum District offer now through August 31st! Enter code “STACIE20″ at checkout.
We love to hear how people name their blogs and this one is a great story. One day, Stacie and her husband wrote down all their nicknames for everyone in their family of six. When coming up with their list, they realized that there were no nicknames for Stacie. So, her 4-year-old daughter – also known as “Sassypants” – accurately named her “Miss Mommy” and then said or “You could be Divine Miss Mommy.” And there became www.divinemissmommy.com.
Stacie’s blog helps families find products she has reviewed and highlighted as ‘favorites’ – plus you’ll learn about the latest and greatest giveaways. Readers also enjoy stories about her family and their latest travels (along with advice and travel info).
Recently, Stacie picked up two Plum offers from Vapur and Kidecals to help get her kids ready for Back to School. Check out this video to meet Stacie and see what she has to say about these great brands!
- BPA-free, collapsible water bottles from Vapur - Featured in Pregnancy Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Peekaboo Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Women’s Health, and more. Vapur’s eco-friendly, reusable water bottles and Quenchers fit perfectly into kids’ backpacks and lunch bags! Plus, the Quenchers come with a pack of decorative stickers and a cool carabiner to attach their bottles to backpacks or sports bags.
- Custom labels for Back to School and traveling + $5 bonus and FREE SHIPPING from Kidecals - Kidecal’s super stylish name labels are durable, washable, and apply to all belongings (clothes, shoes, pencil boxes, backpacks, toys, and more!) No more losing things at school because these personalized labels STAY ON and adhere to any surface.
Thank you, Stacie, for giving Plum District a great review! We love your mommy blog!
August 21st, 2013 | 3:00 AM
An Exclusive Offer for Plum Members:
Today, save $80 on a 5-pack of Chef Toni’s after-school, farm-to-table cooking classes – featured in TimeOut NY Kids! CLICK HERE for this special offer.
Kids will learn about sustainable ingredients, healthy food choices, how to read recipes and labels, prepare meals, and so much more. In the end, they’ll bring home a Culinary Graduation Certificate!
Last month, we highlighted Master Chef Toni Wiliard-Young – mom of four and Owner/Operator of Chef Toni’s Cooking Adventures (CTCA). She shared two delicious, family-friendly recipes - Vegetable Lo Mein and Chicken Stroganoff - and offered a great discount on her International Cook & Play Summer Camp.
Summer is winding down at Chef Toni’s Cooking Adventures, and they’ve visited every part of the world, learning and enjoying the cuisine of other cultures. Chef Toni would like to thank all of her Junior Chefs for a great summer, and she wishes them the best for the upcoming school year!
Today, to prepare for fall and Back to School, Chef Toni is turning to the luck of the Irish with a classic dish: Shepherd’s Pie.
It’s a healthy and hearty meal that’s fun to make – and will comfort those sad faces as summer comes to an end! Gather the freshest, organic ingredients you can find to prepare this dish. It’s sure to give them substantial energy for busy school days!
Note for parents: This dish tastes even better the next day, so you can easily prepare ahead and enjoy it for days to come!
As the Irish would say: “A cabin with plenty food is better than a hungry castle!” Chef Toni hopes this recipe fills your home with joy and that you’ll be sure to visit Chef Toni’s Cooking Adventures again soon!
Chef Toni’s Amazing Shepherd’s Pie:
2 pounds potatoes (such as russet), peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons sour cream or softened cream cheese
1 large egg yolk 1/2 cup cream (for a lighter version use chicken broth)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 3/4 pounds ground turkey
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef stock or broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and chicken broth. Add the mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble for 3 or 4 minutes. Add chopped carrot and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with turkey 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to turkey and vegetables. Stir in peas.
Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve.
Today, save $80 on a 5-pack of Chef Toni’s after-school, farm-to-table cooking classes – featured in TimeOut NY Kids! CLICK HERE for this special offer.
August 15th, 2013 | 3:00 AM
One of our Plum Moms was thrilled to recently bank $250 in her PayPal account using MyPoints.com - a free rewards program that lets you earn points for your regular online shopping. She used her points at two favorites: Diapers.com and Nordstrom, allowing her to save on dozens of mom- and kid-loved brands!
Earn points for your own online shopping by joining www.MyPoints.com today, and enjoy cash rewards, travel miles, and gift cards for favorite retailers like Target, Gap, Nordstrom, and Macy’s – even gas stations!
Sign up for free here and start saving.
August 12th, 2013 | 12:28 PM
See how Mommy Blogger, Shannon Schmid of milkandcuddles.com uses our back-to-school offers from Polkadot What and Roma Boots. Plus, enjoy an EXTRA 20% off any single Plum District offer now through August 31st by entering code “SHANNON20″ at checkout.
Several of our back-to-school deals have recently been highlighted by heavily-followed mommy bloggers like Texas’ Shannon Schmid, of www.milkandcuddles.com.
Shannon’s blog chronicles her journey to create a loving home for her family and her wisdom as a mom. She grabbed two of our clothing offers for her soon to be five year old daughter from Polkadot What and Roma Boots. Check out this video to meet Shannon and learn how she used our great back-to-school offers to help her prepare for the new school year!
We also love that both of these companies donate a portion of every deal purchase to children in need.
- Customizable Kids’ Leggings from Polkadot What - Featured on The TODAY Show, in Parenting Magazine, and as worn by the daughters of Halle Berry and Heidi Klum, these leggings are easily designed online with fun stripe patterns. For every pair purchased, Polkdadot What donates a portion of the sale to The Lunchbox Fund – a nonprofit organization that provides meals for impoverished and at-risk children in South Africa. One pair of leggings = 5 meals!
-Premium, comfortable rainboots from Roma Boots - As seen in WWD and CELEBUZZ, Roma offers designs for all ages – kids and adults! For every purchase, Roma donates a pair to a child in need who lives in a cold, wet climate.
And, don’t forget to enjoy an EXTRA 20% discount on any single Plum District offer now through through August 31st with code “SHANNON20″.
August 7th, 2013 | 7:33 PM
See how Mommy Blogger, Jennifer Worden, of jennsblahblahblog.com uses our back-to-school offer from Wildkin. Plus, receive a special 20% discount for any Plum District purchase by entering code “JENN20″ at checkout!
It’s been a memorable and fun summer here at Plum District. We turned 3, gave away incredible prizes to over 130 families, and offered great kids’ camps around the country. Now it’s time to go back to school!
Throughout the entire month of August, we’ll be offering great deals on back-to-school essentials like Wildkin’s backpacks, lunch boxes, and nap mats; Mini Boden, GAP, CrewCuts, and other top clothing brands; custom name labels for school gear; award-winning learning tools; and so much more.
This month, we’ll also be featuring three popular mommy bloggers who will share how they’re using Plum District’s back-to-school offers for their families.
Our first blogger is Jennifer Worden from jennsblahblahblog.com - a full-time mom of four from New Mexico. Jenn not only shares her product reviews and giveaways, but also tips on marriage and parenting, family fun, recipes, crafts/DIY and money saving techniques. Check out this video to meet Jenn and learn about how she used our great back-to-school offer from Wildkin. Don’t forget to enjoy a 20% discount on any single Plum District offer now through through the end of August with code “JENN20″.
Have fun watching, and visit Plum District all month long for great savings on all your back-to-school needs! Click here to browse today’s mom- and kid-loved back-to-school offers.
July 16th, 2013 | 9:57 AM
Jumpstart Back to School!
The new school year is around the corner! My big girl is heading off to first grade and her little sister is starting preschool. I fondly remember Back to School from my own childhood: new shoes, a special first day outfit, and the perfect backpack to match my lunch box.
For any of you already anticipating the start of the next school year, join me in jumpstarting Back to School shopping today! We’re getting ready with an extra 25% off a single purchase today, July 16, only with code shop4school25. I’ve picked some of my favorites below, perfect for the little scholar in your life.
- Susan Kim, Plum District CEO & Mom of 2
Susan’s Back to School Favorites:
· XOLO Shoes & Backpacks – ”Emmy loves her mismatched shoes and matching backpack, so much that I bought Maddy a pair this year!”
· Personalized School Supplies – ”I love writing special notes to my kids when I pack their school lunches!”
· Just $5: Kid-Friendly Snacks – ”Emmy loves discovering delicious new snacks in her lunchbox!”