In The District:
February 28th, 2011 | 5:14 PM
That mom-to-be Natalie Portman wore plum to the Oscars last night. Could it have been a coincidence that she chose to swathe herself in the new official color of savvy moms everywhere (and looked damn good doing it) on the night she took home the statue for Best Actress? Sure, anything’s possible. But we’d like to think that she did so because she knows where it’s all happening.
Congrats from all of us, Natalie, on your win, and best wishes for a happy, healthy motherhood! If you want an in on the stuff that’ll make your life as a mom a little easier and more enjoyable, come on by the website. We’ll hook you up.
February 25th, 2011 | 12:20 PM
Hi everyone! We’re really psyched that so many people across the country are excited by today’s Plum Reward for a CPK Gift Card, but we’ve noticed that a few people are trying to grab more than their share. This opportunity is limited to one per person and one per household. We want everyone to earn a gift card, but please respect our community and follow the rules of the deal. Even if you figure out how to game our site to snag more than one card for this Plum Reward, we have multiple mechanisms in place to eliminate duplicate recipients before we fulfill our deals, and you will only receive one in the mail.
We’ve had some questions from users regarding referrals for this Plum Reward. Plum Reward referrals are separate from other Plum District referral bonuses (like Plum Dollars). To refer friends for this Reward, you must use the email form or links that you’re presented after you click “Get It” on the deal page. Don’t use the “Refer a Friend and Get $10″ link in the top page navigation to refer friends to get your gift card –those count as separate referrals.
Thanks to everybody who’s been spreading the word about this great Plum Reward. If you’re new to our site, welcome. If you’ve already earned your gift card, way to go! If not … good luck. We’re rooting for you!
February 16th, 2011 | 5:34 PM
What started off as your typical night on the Mexican Bus (www.mexicanbus.net) evolved into the most exciting Thirsty Thursday to date. The office was elated all day with visions of shots of tequila and bottomless cervezas. Getting to the Mexican bus with our supplies of beer, booze, snacks, ice (the essentials really) was an exercise in team building in itself. As the clock neared 6PM, we all scrambled to load up our goodies and carry them a block away to where our Mexican chariot awaited us. Smiling and excited for our adventure around SF, we all pitched in (except Mike) to carry bags, a cooler, and a highjacked recycling bin that we MacGyvered into an ice chest. It was a thing of beauty.
As we approached our colorful bus “Lola” we were greeted by our driver Richard. The bus was perfectly bare-bones for our journey – benches, an Ipod jack, and a communal shot glass that dangled from the ceiling. It was everything we dreamed it would be. Instantly we began celebrating with Coronas, margaritas, and of course Patron. We arrived at the Ramp, the perfect place to chill outside on an unseasonably warm SF evening. We sipped our drinks, took in the bay, and had a great time. But by 8P we were ready for food, so it was off to La Taqueria. By the time we got there we were getting low on our beer supplies, so once again we worked as a team. Divide and conquer – “ok you guys go get beer and we’ll go get the food, meet back at the bus hasta la pronto!”
Everyone returned to the bus to enjoy their burritos and Tecate. And just as the party was getting started again … our bus Lola broke down! And what do you think we did? We did what any group of thinkers would do … we finished our food, grabbed the beer, and hit the road. It was like a fire drill- what would you grab? Cookies, snacks, and coolers were left behind, but not the Tecate! While some people might have been discouraged by this misfortune, we interpreted it as part of the experience. Perhaps divine intervention even. Everyone got out their bus passes, we jumped on Muni and headed to Double Dutch. From there we all gradually dispersed and called it a night. This was one night this Plum gal will never forget!
February 7th, 2011 | 11:39 AM
Welcome the first Plum babies! Ben (7lbs 1oz) and Audrey (6lbs 4oz) were born Monday, January 24, 2011 to Carrie Barley from our Chicago sales team. Carrie reports that she and babies are doing well, and that she’s loving every minute of it! Congratulations, Carrie!
February 7th, 2011 | 8:25 AM
Ever watched your toddlers tumble and play and thought they weren’t all that different from the chimps you watch frolic at the zoo? Turns out there’s some evolutionary biology at work. We sat down with two chimp researchers from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, both parents, to talk about how having kids has opened up new avenues of their research with great apes.
January 22nd, 2011 | 10:36 PM
It’s coming, it’s going to be huge, and you head it here first. Monday we are partnering with Papa Murphy’s to offer you a great deal for Papa Murphy’s nation wide. Living in San Francisco, is a foodie’s paradise where many a good pizza can be found, but I must say I still think that Bacon Artichoke deLite from Papa Murphy’s is my favorite pizza. So visit the district on Monday, because quantities are limited!
January 19th, 2011 | 4:39 PM
Socrates (or maybe it was Prince) once said, “Two thousand zero zero, party over … oops, out of time.” Not wanting the clock to run out on our fun, last week the denizens of Plum District HQ partied like it was
1999 December 2011.
We’d been so busy last month — moving offices, forging new relationships with vendors, inventing squishy, new phases of matter — that we couldn’t corral everyone long enough for a holiday party. So we made up for it with our Holidays in January party (perhaps the first of a new annual tradition?), at Laszlo in the Mission. Hard to sum up in words, but it was a night full of this:
aaaand some of this:
and oh yeah, a bow tie:
And did we get Megan a gift?
Yes. And was it a purple kimono?
Our web producer Melissa gets a special shout-out for organizing the shindig. Thanks, Melissa! So while it’s a little belated, the PD office toasts everyone in The District, wishing you a belated Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Are we ready for 2011?
Oh yes. Stay tuned!
January 13th, 2011 | 10:27 AM
January 10th, 2011 | 11:37 AM
Few joys are purer than the free-wheeling fun of a good sled ride, but more than 200,000 kids end up in the emergency room every year with sledding-related injuries. Keep your winter wonderland worry-free with these tips for sled safety.
January 6th, 2011 | 7:00 AM
Plum District is thrilled to be named an Editor’s Best for 2010 by Cool Mom Picks. On December 30, Cool Mom Picks announced their “coolest services, sanity savers, and helpful websites for parents.” Here’s what they had to say about Plum District:
“I anxiously await the daily deals from Plum District, a handy new site aimed at moms like me that makes saving money super easy. So far the deals have been relevant and appealing, including plenty of the small businesses you’ve seen on Cool Mom Picks.” -Kristen
Thank you to Cool Mom Picks!