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Plum District Sassy Deals for Savvy Moms and Families

A Special Guest Post from Sassy Moms in the City!

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Sassy Moms in the City gives the scoop on Chicago local happenings, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Be sure to check out the blog here!

 

The Moms Fashion File team is partnering with Plum District to host our Swanky Style Suite at BlogHer in San Diego.  A daily deal site geared towards smart, savvy moms, Plum District’s mission is to make moms lives easier.

Members gain access to daily deals locally and nationally on everything from beauty, fashion, restaurants, event tickets, kid’s activities, home and spa treatments to family outings. What makes Plum District so unique is they are focused solely on moms and the deals are sourced by local moms from partners they respect and trust.

I was given a special assignment to experience a service from a Plum District partner – Lisa Mattoni Miller, a local Nail Stylist. Lisa provides in home nail services, spa parties, bachelorette parties and corporate events. Imagine our surprise when we realized this was not our first encounter. Learn more about Lisa by watching a preview of our nail service!

Sassy lil sister wants in on the action!

The Drying Chair

To book an in home nail service, spa party or corporate event with Lisa Mattoni-Miller visit www.lisamattonimiller.com.

Daily Deals for Moms from Plum District

The Plum District adventures of Savvy Sassy Moms' Andrea Fellman

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Andrea Fellman is an LA-based mom who is the blogger behind Sassy Savvy Moms. Be sure to check out Savvy Sassy Moms here for more savvy style tips and fun family ideas!

I went on a Savvy Sassy mission with my kids over the weekend to the Little Rockstars Salon, where my kids got the VIP treatment!

It’s places like this fun salon that Plum District offers exclusive daily deals for savvy Moms!   Plum District is a great resource for moms that want to take advantage of all the fun things to do and see in their cities but for a fraction of the cost.  It not only has super kid-friendly deals but ones just for Moms too, because they know we need our ME time!

You can buy deals on everything from jewelry, yoga classes, to wine bars, and special events. It makes it really easy to plan where to go for a Mom’s night out or what to do on a Saturday with the family!  It’s a great tool that helps me with the never ending question “What should we do or where should we go?”

SIGN UP:  Start getting Plum District deals near you!

LA MOMS:  By clicking my Savvy Sassy Moms’ special link http://bit.ly/savvysassy you’ll be entered to win a  FREE HAIRCUT or KIDS MANICURE from Little Rockstar Salon!

*You’ll also want to sign up so you get invitations to Plum District’s Los Angeles Mom Meet Ups, the next one will be a Red Carpet Event in the Valley at Sweetharts for FREE frozen yogurt, Balloon Animals, games and more!

Plum District Insider Savings For Moms

I am beyond thrilled that Plum District has partnered with me and the ladies at MomsFashionFile.com to put on the swank Style Suite at BlogHer this year.

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Nicole Feliciano is the Editor and Founder of the popular blog Momtrends. Momtrends is a fashion and lifestyle blog for hip moms who want to do parenthood in style.

I am beyond thrilled that Plum District has partnered with me and the ladies at MomsFashionFile.com to put on the swank Style Suite at BlogHer this year. Most likely you already know about this community, but for the newbies, here’s the scoop: Plum District is a daily deal site geared towards smart, savvy moms.

Each day, Plum District sends in-the-know moms a deal that relates to them and their busy lives and it’s all local. In NYC Plum moms get insider deals on everything from spa treatments and restaurants to family outings and kids’ activities–perfect for summer. Plum District is unique in that it is solely focused on moms and deals are sourced by moms that will make their lives easier or more enjoyable.

The team at Plum sent me on assignment to Appleseed’s–one of their deal partners. One great deal offered to NYC moms included a discounted set of play passes to Appleseed’s glorious air-conditioned and exquisitely clean indoor playground (for more information on Appleseed’s visit www.appleseedsnyc.com).

Find out more at www.plumdistrict.com

This is a sponsored post.

Check out Momtrends here!

Vendor Spotlight: Verde Salon

I value honesty, integrity and a general sense of happiness...those are the watch-words for my life both personally and professionally.

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I may be crazy, but I decided to open a business in this stormy economic climate! When I opened Verde Salon last April I knew I would really need to “bring it” and somehow rise above the sea of full service salons clamoring for the opportunity to win you (and your hard earned bucks) over. I, however, like you, am discerning in my choices today when it comes to where I spend my time and what I truly place at high “value”.

I value honesty, integrity and a general sense of happiness…those are the watch-words for my life both personally and professionally. It may sound odd to say this considering the competition in my industry, but I don’t just want to get as many people in the door every day and live and breathe for the “bottom line” (the daily totals). I sincerely care about the quality of clients I serve, not the quantity.

And with all of the online daily deals magically arriving in your inbox every day, I would imagine a clever person could pretty much pay next to nothing for salon services for the rest of their life! Honestly, that is not the client for me.

When it came to getting my name out there, I wanted to be work with a company whose platform I could align myself with on every level. So, I asked myself these questions before ultimately choosing Plum District amidst the many advertisers clamoring for my business:

Have I myself purchased a “Daily Deal” from this company?  My Answer: “YES!”

Do they have a simple, realistic and desirable product?  My Answer :”YES!”

Do they attract Sensible, Savvy, Loyal and Respecting customers? My answer: “YES!”

Fast forward 3 months… I have just finished my 2nd “Daily Deal” with two markets with Plum District and have a 3rd which will be running next week (watch for it!).

If I do say so myself, I too am one of Plum District’s Sensible, Savvy, Loyal and Respecting customers because I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

The customers we have had the pleasure of serving through our Plum District offers are exactly what we were looking for… Not folks only looking out to save a buck, but rather, women looking for unique experiences, quality services and long-lasting relationships with the businesses they use.

Thank you Plum District for attracting a high level of target followers, for being so easy to work with and for… promising what can realistically deliver and delivering what you promised! You really do rock!!!

In gratitude.

Gigirenee Heredia / Colorist & Salon Director

VERDE SALON – An Aveda Concept Salon

Why Women Rule the Internet

Aileen Lee, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Plum District Board Member, wrote an outstanding guest post this past weekend on TechCrunch entitled “Why Women Rule the Internet.” Aileen focuses on investing in early stage consumer Internet companies (like Plum District), and in this post she shares a wealth of insight and knowledge about rising trends on the Internet. Most importantly, she discusses why “girl power” is fueling the unprecedented growth of today’s social Web.

Read her excellent post and get to know another member of Plum District.

Thanks for your questions and comments

Hi, folks.

We’ve been quiet on the blog today, but we’ve been resolving the kinks from yesterday’s Plum Reward and keeping our ears open to your comments and thoughts. If you have questions about yesterday’s deal, please bring them to our attention at help@plumdistrict.com, and we’ll be happy to address them with you directly. Thanks again for communicating with us, and for your patience as we work to address your concerns!

Please accept our apologies

Dear Plum District community members,

Today we ran a Plum Reward deal that gave our members the opportunity to earn a $20 Target GiftCard for referring four new users to our site. While, to this point, thousands of people have successfully earned a gift card through this reward, we’re also keenly aware that many people were frustrated, angered, and disappointed with their experience with our deal today. For that we are genuinely sorry.

We want to thank you for being part of our community, for recommending us to your friends and family, and for trusting us to offer you discounts on products and services that we think will make your lives easier and more enjoyable. We take your trust seriously and pledge to work every day to keep it.

As for our deal today, we’ve seen accusations that it was some kind of scam. It wasn’t, and thousands of people will soon be receiving their gift cards in the mail. We don’t yet know exactly how many people will get them, and that’s part of the problem. People are still using active referral links and we are still tallying deal statistics. More frustratingly, the number of visitors to our site today overwhelmed our capabilities; we underestimated the popularity of this deal. The traffic prevented our system from accurately updating people on the number of referrals they had reached. As many of you found out, our email system slowed to a crawl and set off spam alarms at several email providers, Yahoo in particular.  We’re working with our email provider, SendGrid, to resolve some issues that are still outstanding, but can’t say that we’ve eliminated them all as of now. We’ll keep working.

We also can’t yet say with certainty who will and won’t earn a Plum Reward from today’s deal. We know many people, particularly on the East Coast, are waiting late into the night for information. Unfortunately, we don’t have it for you at this time. What we can say is that we hope that each person who referred friends in good faith today will earn a Plum Reward.

Again, if you felt short-changed by your experience with Plum District, we sincerely apologize. Though we may have fallen short for some of you tonight, our experience helped us put in place more robust systems that will make future deals easier and smoother for you.  Thank you for your business and for all of your referrals. We will update you tomorrow with more information.

A Workaround for Undeliverable Emails

It still looks like some of you are experiencing problems with referral emails not being delivered to your friends. While we are continuing to work with Internet Service Providers to get these emails delivered, we have a workaround for you in the meantime.

We have discontinued sending referral emails from our mail server (which in some cases is being blocked). Instead, we have enabled a way for you to put your unique referral links directly into your own emails, which should not be blocked.

Here’s what to do:

1. Return to the Target deal page:

http://www.plumdistrict.com/moms/discount/everywhere/home-and-garden-deals/target-plum-reward-20-target-giftcard-mar2011-everywhere

2. Click “Get It” and re-confirm your mailing address in Step 1.

3. This time on Step 2, your unique referral link appears in the box labeled “For Copying and Pasting.” Copy your unique referral URL (and the explanatory text, if you want).

4. Create an email in your personal email service/program and paste the URL (and the other text if you copied that too). Now you can invite your friends directly through your unique link without having to rely on our mail servers to get stuff delivered.

We’re Experiencing Intermittment Issues…Pls Stand By

Due to the overwhelming response to our Target Plum Reward, we are experience some intermittent site issues as we bring new servers online to handle the volume. Please bear with us, and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may be causing you. We’ll be sailing smoothly again in a few minutes.