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We are going to deposit $5 Plum Dollars into your account tomorrow for every Plum Deal you purchase today!
October 16th, 2011 | 11:59 PM
Who says Mondays can’t be fun? At Plum District we have decided to pronounce today “Monday Funday!” To celebrate this joyous occasion we are going to deposit $5 Plum Dollars into your account tomorrow for every Plum Deal you purchase today! So shop around, buy a deal (or two) you love, and we’ll do the rest.
Plum District’ s Terms and Conditions for Earning Your $5 Plum Dollars
- Promotion available Monday 10/17/11 12:00am PDT through 11:59pm PDT only.
- Plum Steals do not qualify for $5 Plum Dollars.
- For each deal you purchase we will deposit $5 Plum Dollars in your account. If you purchase multiple vouchers for one Plum Deal, you’ll receive multiple $5 Plum Dollar bonuses in your account.
- Please allow up to 24 hours for your Plum Dollars to be deposited.
- Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
- Deals cannot be put on hold during offer period. All sales are final.
- Offer is not transferable or valid for resale.
- For all questions and concerns regarding promotion please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Limited quantities available.
Lisa Barnes shares her story of survival and why she is proud to support awareness
October 10th, 2011 | 2:13 PM
Written by Lisa Barnes, San Francisco District Consultant
Seven years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I clearly remember the phone call from my dad telling me that the tumor was malignant. After calmly telling me the diagnosis, I simply handed the phone to my husband and walked outside. Words failed me, and I cried. At the time, we lived over 6,000 miles away, and the feeling of helplessness was overwhelming. I worried about my mom, I worried about myself, and I prayed like I never had before.
Fortunately, she beat breast cancer and I am proud to say that my mother is a survivor. I love that when I call her every morning she still asks “Lisa, did you have breakfast?” Used to drive me nuts, but now I realize it’s the little things that are important.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For those women and men who have been diagnosed, have survived, or have journeyed with a family member or friend through their diagnosis – you know that every day is a day of awareness. That is why I am so proud that our San Francisco Bay Area Team at Plum District is partnering up with Breast Cancer Connections to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the entire month of October, the Plum District Bay Area team will donate 2% of all deals purchased on www.plumdistrict.com to the Bay Area branch of Breast Cancer Connections.
Please show your support by passing on the information, and/or sharing a Plum District Deal with your friends and family.
Breast Cancer Connections is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive, personalized information and support to empower people touched by breast cancer. Their free programs serve a range of needs, whether emotional, informational, or access to care. From newly diagnosed to survivorship, compassionate staff and volunteers offer support every step of the way. For more information, visit www.bcconnections.org.
Plum District is giving you the gift of fresh food fast when you purchase a deal on our site
October 5th, 2011 | 6:23 PM
We know that you’re a busy mom with lots of places to go and kids to feed. So we want to thank you for taking the time to shop on Plum District. Plum District is giving you the gift of fresh food fast when you purchase a deal on our site. Just purchase a $20 (or more) Plum Deal, enter the code plumgift at checkout, fill out your address, and voila — we will send you a $5 SUBWAY® card!
Plum District’ s Terms and Conditions to Earn Your $5 SUBWAY® Card
- Promotion available Thursday 10/6/11 12:00am PDT through Sunday 10/9/11 11:59pm PDT only
- Plum Steals are not eligible for gift with purchase.
- Only 1 gift card per household
- No adjustments are allowed on previous purchases or on purchases made with this discount.
- Promotion code is only available for one time use per user.
- Your SUBWAY® Card will be delivered in 10-14 business days
- The plumgift promo code may not be used more than one time by an individual.
- Not eligible for use on deals offered through Facebook.
- Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Discount applies to Eligible Purchases (“Eligible Purchases”) which are active deals only; not applicable towards taxes or shipping.
- Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
- Deals cannot be put on hold during offer period. All sales are final.
- Offer is not transferable or valid for resale.
- Cost of an eligible deal must be $20 or more. Offers with a “value” of $20 or more are not eligible. For all questions and concerns regarding promotion please email email@example.com.
SUBWAY® Terms and Conditions-
SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc. and is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Cards are issued by Value Pay Services LLC and may only be used for purchases at participating SUBWAY® restaurant. Unless the card is registered online at www.mysubwaycard.com, remaining balances on lost, stolen or damaged Cards cannot be replaced or refunded.
Our Denver team was touched by the sea of pink and white at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
October 2nd, 2011 | 9:43 PM
Besides changing leaves and cooler temps, one of the tell-tale signs of October is PINK. I walked into my local Safeway yesterday and noticed all the cash registers had special pink notices, bracelets for sale, and pink re-usable grocery bags. Safeway is a major sponsor for Susan G Komen’s Denver Affiliate. You turn on football and on a given Sunday in October, the players are decked out in Pink gloves, pink socks … looks cute.
Everybody knows what the pink means – breast cancer awareness. And a lot of people have a relative, a friend, or just an acquaintance that has been afflicted with the illness. I have to admit, I am one of the lucky ones. There is no history of breast cancer in my family and only this year did I have my first close encounter with the disease when my 43-year-old sister-in-law caught a lump super early. She had stage 1 cancer but was able to successfully treat it with radiation. Thank goodness, as she is the mother of 8 year old twins.
None of this common experience we all share prepared me for what I saw today. Plum District had a booth at Denver’s Race for the Cure. I knew they were expecting 50,000 participants as one of the most active races across the country. But it wasn’t until the women started walking up to our booth at 6:30 am that I realized what a horrible disease breast cancer is and how it inspires so many people. It was a sea of women in white and pink shirts – white if you were walking for a family member that lost their battle and pink if you were a survivor. I am not sure which one moved me more? It may have been the 75-year-old plus woman in her pink shirt with her daughter who wore a white shirt. The daughters’ white shirt listed a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, and a cousin, all of whom had died of breast cancer. And here she was with her mother; an eight-year breast cancer survivor, out here today for her eighth walk. What inspiration and hope.
I feel so proud that Plum District is participating in the fight by donating a percent of our profits from this week’s deals in Denver. It may not be much compared to the thousands raised today in Denver, but every bit helps. While strides have been made in breast cancer research I saw WAY too many white shirts today. I hope one day to attend the race and see nothing but pink shirts.
Learn more about Plum District Denver and browse deals. We are giving 20% of proceeds this week to Susan G Komen.
Next week we're featuring Customer Favorites
September 23rd, 2011 | 4:55 PM
We have exciting news that next Monday through Friday, we will be featuring some of our customer’s favorite Everywhere deals! Mondays are often the least favorite day of the week but this Monday, will be quite the exception. We’re bringing back the top deals moms loved like creative playhouses for children, discounted magazine subscriptions, and more … Check out the deals below to see what’s coming next week!
Display your most cherished photos in a unique way with this deal from ImageOnMetal. Save $50!
Get the chance to keep old family video footage forever by converting old VHS tapes to DVD from PhotoBin for $60 off.
Let your child’s creativity flow with a brand new crafty kids playhouse from Creative Playhouses for $20 Off!
Worry not about coming up with recipes for 6 whole months with $19 off meal planning from The Six O’Clock Scramble.
Get caught up on reading with $10 off your favorite magazine subscription from DiscountMags.com.
Monday 9/12/11 7p PDT we are hosting a fabulous Twitter Party just for you
September 8th, 2011 | 4:49 PM
Join us Monday 9/12/2011 7-8p PDT for a Twitter party chalked full of exciting tips and questions on fall beauty, fashion, and accessories. Hear from ice.com about the hottest colors and accessories this season, fashionista and blogger Andrea Fellman aka Savvy Sassy Mom about fashion trends, and beauty blogger Shannon Nelson from A Girl’s Gotta Spa about all-weather skincare. This party is sure to be fun, fabulous, and we are giving away great prizes!
To join the party you can go to TweetGrid and enter the party hashtag Fall2Fab. You’ve been busy taking care of everyone else, now it is time to enjoy a little “me time!”
To RSVP for this party visit our Facebook invite!
LA's Lora shines on television and showcases some of her favorite deals
August 31st, 2011 | 6:32 PM
On Thursday, August 25, 2011, Good Day LA, one of the highest-rated morning shows in Los Angeles, featured Plum District’s best deals. A bare-footed reporter Bob DeCastro played in the newly renovated sandbox at Gladstones, a landmark beachfront restaurant, while kids tumbled with LA Gymnastics and painted with Santa Monica’s Art Lab in the background.
This was my first time on television and I was really excited to share tips on how save money through Plum District on kids’ classes, cupcakes, exercise, and pampering. As a mom there is something so gratifying about introducing other moms to businesses I love.
I sometimes call our LA team the “army of moms,” because we are out there scouring all of the hidden corners of Los Angeles from the South Bay to North Hills, and from the beach cities past downtown. If it is a great place for kids or something a mom wants; we know about it, we have a deal for it, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Check out Lora on Good Day LA!
(Thanks to Lily Chan Photography for the photo of Coach Derek and kids!)
We’re donating 10% of every purchase to one of our favorite local nonprofits, Schoolhouse Supplies
August 26th, 2011 | 11:32 AM
We have always loved the start of the school year. All that excitement, potential, and creativity, those new ideas, revived friendships, inspiring teachers, and much much more. It’s also a time to reflect, and, if possible, give something back to underserved communities and struggling families.
Plum District Portland wants to do our part. We’re donating 10% of every purchase during Back to School Week (August 29 – September 4, 2011) to one of our favorite local nonprofits, Schoolhouse Supplies. This dedicated, amazing organization ensures that Portland-area students and schools receive essential supplies like pencils, paper, backpacks, glue sticks, scissors, markers, crayons, and more – the tools kids need to excel in the classroom.
Helping Portland school children is an investment in our collective futures, and we here at Plum District see this as part of our mission. Join us and enjoy a fabulous deal while knowing you also did a fabulous deed!
The Back to School week offers are to some of our favorite local businesses: Pump it Up, the Portland Timbers, Mamas & Papas, Opaline Spa, and Westside Gymnastics.
Help us support our local schools and schoolchildren.
Healthy Eyes Mean a Healthy Body
August 22nd, 2011 | 4:43 PM
In today’s day and age, essential educational tools such as new textbooks are expensive luxuries for educators. It’s easy to forget that when we parents were in school these items were something that we took for granted. School textbook prices have risen alarmingly in recent years; depending on the subject, a single elementary school textbook can range in price anywhere from $30 to $100.
Want another alarming statistic? Childhood obesity rates are on the rise in the US. Today, nearly one in three children in America is overweight or obese. The sad truth is that obesity affects a child’s overall health. In fact, if this trend continues, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives which can lead to vision loss.
So what’s the connection?
In response to these both of these national epidemics, the Museum of Vision, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has teamed up with the Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. One of the objectives of the campaign is to ensure that every family has access to affordable health education. The Museum of Vision supports and encourages teaching children about living a healthy lifestyle. To that end, the national non-profit program has composed a curriculum guide for both parents and teachers to use in order to teach children the connection between healthy eyes and a healthy body.
The Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body curriculum is designed for multiple uses, including classrooms and home schools. While the concepts in this curriculum can be appreciated by children of all ages, it is targeted to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
The first chapter of this curriculum, an introduction to the eye and the human visual system, will teach children about the parts of the eye and how they function together to allow it to see. The following two chapters focus on eating right and exercise. In these chapters, students will learn about the important vitamins and minerals in eye-healthy foods like strawberries, sunflower seeds, and of course, carrots! Each chapter contains fun demonstrations and activities designed to help students understand these concepts with hands-on learning. The curriculum guide, Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body, is FREE and can be downloaded here.
For more than 30 years, the Museum of Vision has provided educational materials for physicians, teachers, and parents interested in teaching children about eye health and the science of vision. It is their hope to get their curriculum guides in the hands of educators across the country. Please join us in being part of the solution by providing your child’s school with this free curriculum.
An inside look at some of World Vision's work
August 10th, 2011 | 3:40 PM
I was the wise age of 16 when I decided to bring World Vision’s “30-Hour Famine” to Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC. I asked a fabulous counselor at the YMCA to be my “adult sponsor” and organized about 50 kids to sleepover at the YMCA for 1 night and – you guessed it – not eat for a full 30 hours in order to raise money and shed some light on what it feels like to go hungry. I then wrote an essay and eventually won a contest sponsored by World Vision where they brought three teenagers to Mozambique, Africa for 10 days to see the type of work our efforts helped and to get a glimpse of what life was like outside of the “white house with a picket fence, dog and 2.5 kids” with which we were raised.
The experience was life-changing to say the very least. I arrived as a smug 16-year-old who thought “roughing it” entailed eating McDonald’s while camping. I left a young woman with a bigger heart and a better understanding of the word “empathy” than I could ever hope to comprehend. World Vision took us to various hospitals, schools, farms and living communities to give us a glimpse of daily life for the people they were helping. We saw a food distribution take place that will forever be seared in my memory…families lining up for a liter of oil, a gallon of rice and two cups of beans. This food was to sustain them for an entire month, though the lesson that World Vision taught me at such a young age was not how to feed people, but how to teach people to feed themselves. For a country that was ravaged in a 16-year civil war that left their lands and their people profusely maimed, World Vision provided farming equipment and training on how to get back on their feet and start holding their heads high once again.
I could go on and on about the amazing changes World Vision has made over the last 60+ years since it was founded by a doctor who was heartbroken over one particular orphan he encountered in China. His message and determination brings us here today…it’s far too overwhelming to consider helping the entire world with one donation…but just think about the one child…the one family…the one meal you can provide to someone in need. I love that Plum District has made such a grand commitment to helping us help others. I hope you will do the same.
See what World Vision is doing now: http://www.worldvision.org/
Want to give the gift education to a child in need? Plum District will match your donation here.