In The District:

Spend $20 and Earn a $5 SUBWAY® Card Thursday – Sunday

Plum District is giving you the gift of fresh food fast when you purchase a deal on our site

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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 help@plumdistrict.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.

Customer Favorites Week

Next week we're featuring Customer Favorites

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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.


Give your friends the gift of $10 Plum Dollars

At Plum we’re all about finding the best deals for you, your family, and, of course, your girlfriends. Right now, for a limited time, we’re making it easy for you give those friends a great little gift when you share Plum District with them. Refer your besties and they’ll receive $10 Plum Dollars just for signing up — twice our usual referral gift! That’s 10 free bucks to spend toward one of our fabulous spa, beauty, restaurant, fitness, and family Plum Deals! And as always, you’ll get $5 Plum Dollars after your friend makes her first Plum Deal purchase.

Here’s how to get gifting:
Step 1: Log into plumdistrict.com. At the bottom of any page, go to “Refer a Friend.”
Click "My Account" at the bottom of any Plum District page

Step 2: Invite Your Friends!

Enter your friends’ email addresses and include the attached message.

Add your friends' email addresses

Then push “Send Your Gifts.” Make sure your friends sign up through the link provided in the email in order to receive their Plum Dollars!
Click "Send Your Gifts" to email your gifts to friends

You can also share referral gifts on Facebook and Twitter, or copy and paste your unique referral link.

Use Facebook & Twitter buttons to send referrals, too

Step 3: Enjoy!
Once the friends you’ve referred have signed up for a new Plum District account through your unique link, they will instantly get their Plum Dollars in their account. You will enjoy $5 Plum Dollars when each new friend has made her first Plum Deal purchase. It’s a win-win! You can check your Plum Dollar balance at any time in the My Account section.

Win a week of fabulous national deals!

What's more fabulous than getting free stuff?!

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We have decided to celebrate Fall into Fabulous week with some seriously amazing prizes. What’s more fabulous than getting free stuff?! Each day from Monday through Sunday (9/12/11 – 9/18/11) we are giving a virtual gift basket of deals to one lucky purchaser.* How are you eligible for this gift? Just purchase a deal on our site and you have a chance at being selected for this insane gift! Virtual gift baskets are worth $230 and include the following vouchers: $50 for Ice, $70 for Cilea, $40 for JustFabulous, $20 for Beyond the Rack, and a bonus 50 Plum Dollars to purchase any deal of your choosing! So just sit back, shop, and let us do the rest.

*Recipient of gift will be notified the following day by email.

A fabulous note from Plum District’s CEO

You conquered the back-to-school rush, so we're helping you give yourself a fabulous fall

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With summer ending, most moms’ attentions are focused (where else?) on their kids. Sometimes I think my life as a startup CEO is busy, but at this time of year, mom’s job as “Chief Everything Officer” really hits a new level of hectic. The rush of finishing up summer activities and winding down vacations led right into preparing for back-to-school: shopping … clothes … school supplies … haircuts … doctors’ appointments … and more. Now, school is finally here. Before you get caught up in the routines of carpool and after-school activities and sports and playdates, we’d like to help you think about someone you’ve probably been ignoring — yourself!

Plum District is really excited to celebrate the coming of autumn with a whole week of deals, from Sept. 12 – 18, focused on pampering yourself and making your day a little easier. During Fall Into Fabulous week, you’ll find great deals on ways to treat yourself, including spas, salons, yoga classes, and clothing boutiques, to name a few. Nationally, we’ll be offering discounts on Ice, Cilea, JustFabulous shoes, Beyond the Rack, WorldwideFlowers.com, and more.

You deserve to make fall a fabulous time. You’ve planned and prepared for everyone else, Chief Everything Officer. It’s time to take a moment for yourself!

Free Eye Health Curriculum Guides For Schools and Parents

Healthy Eyes Mean a Healthy Body

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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.