In The District:

Plum District Matches Your Donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters

As you probably know, we ran a “deal” with Big Brothers Big Sisters from December 25 thru December 30 to raise money. Thank you very much to the lot of you that made donations via Plum District! Big Brothers Big Sisters was quite pleased with the results, and we are happy to announce that Plum District will be matching your donations dollar for dollar!

Diapers.com SOLD OUT

Thank you to all of you who were able to purchase our great deal today!

Sorry to those of you that missed it, but it is now SOLD OUT.

Back By Popular Demand – Diapers.com

It’s here again…Diapers.com.  Last time we ran the deal, it sold out so fast that many of you emailed us to bring the deal back, so we have.  The deal is $20 for $40 worth of Pampers diapers.  $20 off Diapers, yes please!!  Be sure to check out the deal tomorrow and tell your friends, because quantities are limited.

Sharing Our Success: Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters

As we wind down 2010, we wanted to share our success with a wonderful organization that I’m sure you all know — “Big Brothers Big Sisters”.  From now until the end of the year, you can contribute to Big Brothers Big Sisters  through Plum District.

As you know, everything we do is focused on families and children and we love the fact that Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers work to develop positive mentoring relationships in local communities.  Just as we are focused in growing your local community — they are too.

Happy Holidays and Stay Safe!

I Brought You This Deal…For Moms, By Moms

As Megan talked about in her post back in October, “For Moms, By Moms,” we are recruiting Moms to build Plum District in their local communities. Our District Representatives are Moms who are sourcing deals in their local communities and bringing them to Moms like you.

To showcase the hard work these Moms (and a few Dads!) are doing for Plum District–and to make our deals more personal for you–we have launched a new feature that lets you see who sourced the deal, read about why they brought the deal to Plum District, and read and get to know them.

For example, our deal today for Love Reusable Bags was brought to us by Jillian G., one of our District Reps for Orange County. Jillian is featured in the left side of the page, and her story about why she brought this deal is found at the end of the deal page.

Likewise, Margaret G., our Regional Sales Manager for San Francisco and Marin is featured on today’s Round Pond Wine Tasting and Appetizer deal. After having a wonderful tasting experience at Round Pond, Margaret tells you why she brought this to you.

Of course, you are interested in becoming one of these District Reps for your local District, let us know!

10% off First Purchase Mon Dec 13 to Dec 24!

Great news! Starting Monday (Dec 13) and running through December 24, 2010 you can get an additional 10% your first purchase with Plum District! Just enter the promotion code plumholiday at checkout. Easy.

This promotion only applies to first time buyers. However, for you frequent shoppers on Plum District, be sure to tell all of your friends. If you use our Refer a Friend program to tell your friends, you will earn $10 Plum Dollars when they make their first purchase. Now, that’s a Plum Deal.

Sneak Peek of Upcoming Deals: An Exciting Week in the District

I was just pursuing our deal calendar for the next week and it looks very exciting, so I thought I would share a little insider information.

For the Casual Gamers

First, we have Big Fish Games coming up tomorrow and Saturday. I’m pretty excited about this one because I’ve been a casual gamer myself for years. It’s my little “me” time away from the world. Whether it’s puzzle games, brain teasers, time management and role playing games, Big Fish is your go to source for casual games. They even have computer games for the kids. With our deal, Plum District buyers are getting a 70%…yes, 70%!…discount: $3 for a game (regularly $10)!

For the Readers and News Junkies

We have two great deals coming up next week. For the adult readers, we’re going to be offering a great deal on the New York Times. Delivered to your door. With a bonus New York Times tote bag. For the young readers, National Geographic Kids is coming your way.

And More…for Less?

That’s just a sample. Stay tuned daily to Plum District. There is more coming: gourmet fruit baskets (the perfect office gift), customized gifts (it is the gift giving season), and much more. A little birdie even tells me that there’s going to be special promotion code available to new buyers to get an even bigger discount. Be sure to tell your friends!

New digs for the District

Today was quite the day here at Plum HQ: our first day in our new (temporary) offices!

We moved our belongings from the old place Friday afternoon, and started fresh today at a new address. It’s one of those office spaces built specifically for startups, with lots of small companies packed next to one another and common areas for mingling and “idea cross-pollination.” (For the uninitiated, that’s when two people meet at the coffee machine. One says, “We do web work,” and the other says, “So do we!”)

There were a few fits and starts, which are to be expected when you move (Where is the bathroom, anyway?), but overall things went quite smoothly.

Being the adventurous sort, we had to get out and explore. Our fearless leader, Megan, devised a scavenger hunt to get the entire team acquainted with our new surroundings. Because she’s crafty, the hunt also had an ulterior motive: to compile a list of places that we’ll find useful. Rachel and Dave took care of finding the most important one:

Rachel & Dave at Zeke's

Rachel and Dave find the essentials

So for a couple hours we found ourselves running around the building introducing ourselves to the neighbors (some took it better than others and were rewarded with super-luxe Plum District re-usable bags) and wandering the streets searching for the best spots to park, eat, shop, work out, grab coffee, and the like. I think our experience in sniffing out great deals for moms came in pretty handy here…we found quite a bunch! You can bet we’ll be spending lots of lunch money here:

Chavo's menu

Our local Mexican joint

The winning team (Tizzy, Margaret, and me) gets to buy something fun for the permanent office we’ll be moving into soon. Can’t wait to see what we come up with…In the meantime: look out, neighborhood! Plum District is here!

Weekly Cinema Refunds: Refund or Donate to Charity

We have recently learned that Weekly Cinema has closed it’s doors.  We are so sorry for the inconvenience that this may have caused you.

We would be happy to offer you a credit to your Plum District account for any unredeemed movie tickets.

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In the spirit of upcoming holiday season, we are also offering an option to donate this amount to the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program. For more than 20 years, HPP has provided poor and homeless San Francisco families the opportunity to end childhood poverty. We would be excited if you were interested in joining us in assisting this organization this holiday season. Please contact us at help@plumdistrict.com in order to initiate the credit or donation process

Once again we apologize for the inconvenience Weekly Cinema has caused.

Happy Holidays….a sneak peek at tomorrow’s deal

So it’s that time of year again, the holiday is fast approaching and I’m trying to get into the mind set.  My parents are coming in for Thanksgiving, my daughter is turning 2, we have something planned every weekend between now and Christmas….and sometime between now and then I have to send Christmas cards and buy gifts.  Lots to do, not enough time!!  I love the holidays and love giving to my loved ones, but the spend always hurts a little.  I love that I can do almost all my shopping on Plum District for great deals on all my gifts!  Since I am privy to all the deals coming up in the next month, I thought I would share with you one that I especially love, that is coming up tomorrow.

Sometime between now and the second week of December I need to capture that special Kodak moment, because I need an updated photo for our holiday photo cards.  This means that I need to have a picture where everyone has their eyes open, is smiling, and it wouldn’t hurt if it happened to be a slimming shot of me (I know, a bit vain, but I’m being honest here!)  The picture is only one step of the process, then you need to decide where to purchase them, how many to buy, and then I actually need to address them and send them out.  In never fails that I am short on cards, am scrambling to find a new address of a friend, or get massive hand cramps from all the writing.  Though there are steps that are not fun about it, I still love, that in the age of email and Facebook, to be able to to send a piece of mail.  I also love receiving cards from our friends and family with new pictures and an update on what is new in their lives.  This year I get to send holiday cards AND get a discount with our deal tomorrow….perfect!  In addition to holiday cards, the deal will be valid toward customizable calendars and photo books.  As of last year I began to give both my parents and in-laws photo books that summarize our year, with pictures and captions.  Both have told me that they think it is the best present they get every year.  So no matter if you are in need to holiday cards, a fantastic calendar for the new year, or want to give the great gift of a personalized photo book, tune in tomorrow and check out our deal!