Week One: Plum District’s Month of Prizes

Our MONTH OF PRIZES has finally arrived, and we are giving away great prizes for Week One. Check out below to see what’s up for grabs and details about what you can win for yourself or your family.

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Joovy Balance Bikes & Helmets and Highchair

A big winner in design, the Joovy Balance Bikes function like adult riding bikes. The aluminum frame is strong but lightweight, making it easier to steer, and the suspension makes for a smoother ride. Each bike comes with an aerodynamically designed Noodle Helmet, which features air vents, integrated bug mesh in the front, and an extended visor for maximum protection. It comes in five fresh colors. The Hook High Chair is an easy to clean baby high chair with a detachable seat that can go in the washer and dryer. It folds so flat that it can fit in almost any storage space. The Joovy Balance Bikes retail for $149.99, the Noodle Helmets retail for $29.99, and the Hook High Chair retails for $69.99. See www.joovy.com for more details.

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Essentials Bundles

Earth Mama Angel Baby is dedicated to providing natural and organic alternatives for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as babies. The Baby Essentials Bundle “safely soothes, top to bottom, cheek to cheek.” It includes Vanilla Orange-scented Baby Lotion, Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Angel Baby Bottom Balm, Angel Baby Oil with chamomile and moisturizing Calendula, and Angel Baby Bath Blossoms for a “heavenly soak.” All baby care products come in a cotton Mini Logo Tote. The Baby Essentials Bundle retails for $57.75. For more information on the mission of Earth Mama Angel Baby, visit www.earthmamaangelbaby.com.

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Baboosh Sports Wraps and Brooke Burke DVDs

Launched by model and actress Brooke Burke and her mother, Baboosh provides a healthy way to help recover the pre-baby belly. Belly wrapping has been popular for centuries with women around the world. In Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke DVDs, coming in both “Tone & Tighten” and “Strengthen and Condition,” Brooke takes the viewer through a series of dynamic exercises that help transform the body and shortens those pregnant belly weeks. Brooke’s DVDs have received rave reviews from renowned publications such as FITNESS Magazine.  The Baboosh retails for $56.00. Find out more at www.babooshbaby.com.

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The Scholastic Store Library of Baby Books

Scholastic has been around for more than 90 years and is a mainstay of homes and an aid for education in classrooms. Including beloved series such as Clifford the Big Red Dog®, The Magic School Bus®, Goosebumps®, and Harry Potter®, Scholastic aims to “inspire a love of literacy” in children. The Scholastic Baby Library retails for $250.00. Learn more about The Scholastic Store at www.scholastic.com/sohostore.

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Lisa Leonard Jewelry

Lisa Leonard, mom of two boys, crafts handmade bespoke jewelry out of her central California workshop. She aims to make timeless pieces that complement any outfit. All necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more are inspired by nature and the natural elements.  Lisa’s jewelry is the perfect gift for a significant other, best friend or from a child to a parent. Check out her entire collection at www.lisaleonardonline.com.

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Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump

Ameda is a leading name in breast pumps for women, having been around for more than 60 years. The Purely Yours pump spares no expense when it comes to features: BPA-free, FDA-approved, compact for moms-on-the-go, safe storage for your breast milk and a closed system. It even comes equipped with a suede and leather tote for carrying. The Purely Yours Pump retails for $299.95. Explore other products at www.amedadirect.com.

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One of the most debilitating side effects of pregnancy is morning sickness. Psi Bands are FDA-cleared wristbands for nausea relief, and they also happen to be fashionable, reusable and affordable. By using acupressure techniques, these travel bands press on certain wrist areas to increase resistance to stimuli that might otherwise make one ill. There have been multiple studies (published in the British Journal of Anesthesia, MSN Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, and more) that have supported the effectiveness of this treatment.  For more information on Psi Bands, visit www.psibands.com.

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July at Plum District: Month of Prizes, Summer Fun, and More!

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It’s July 1st and I’m celebrating summer.  The school year is over and I’m enjoying these long, lazy days with my three little girls. We love staying up late, sleeping in, taking walks around the neighborhood, playing in the pool, BBQing outdoors with friends, and more… I’ll remember these days for years to come.

At Plum, we would love to make summer more memorable for you, too. Today we are kicking off our first-ever Month of Prizes! All of July, we will be giving away over $10,000 worth of prizes from mom-loved brands like Mini Boden, Little Tikes, Highlights, and Joovy. Visit our Facebook page and enter to win. Check your Plum District email every day to learn more about the giveaways.

We also want to let you in on a little secret: today only, you can get 25% off your purchase (enter JulyGiveaway at checkout).

Below are my giveaway picks, which I hope you’ll love, too.

- Jennifer Nuckles, Plum District CMO & Mom of 3

Jennifer’s Giveaway Picks:

Enjoy Free Rewards for Online Shopping You Already Do

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One of our Plum Moms was thrilled to recently bank $250 in her PayPal account using MyPoints.com – a free rewards program that lets you earn points for your regular online shopping. She used her points at two favorites: Diapers.com and Nordstrom, allowing her to save on dozens of mom- and kid-loved brands!

Earn points for your own online shopping by joining www.MyPoints.com today, and enjoy cash rewards, travel miles, and gift cards for favorite retailers like Target, Gap, Nordstrom, and Macy’s – even gas stations! 

Sign up for free here and start saving.

 

We’re in the News! Plum Partners with Mom-Founded Company, Red Apple Reading

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We recently paired up with Red Apple Reading (RAR) to offer a discount on their online program that helps kids learn and retain valuable literacy skills. RAR mom-founder, Tammy Bennecke, is thrilled to have connected with Plum’s mom audience to make her reading program an accessible, affordable option.

What first had me interested in working with Plum District was their tagline: For Moms. By Moms,” Bennecke said. “I’m a mom, and I want to get the word out to other moms (and dads, too!) about Red Apple Reading. It seemed like a great fit.”

Tammy’s goal is to get Red Apple Reading into the hands of more young readers this summer, and we’re excited to help her accomplish her mission.

Get the full article here.

 

Plum’s Month of Prizes Launches July 1st!

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School’s out and summer’s here! We’re celebrating with our first ever MONTH OF PRIZES.  All July, we’ll be giving away over 100 prizes — worth over $10,000!  We’ve snagged family favorites from Phil & Teds, Stella & Dot, NatureBox, Little Tikes, Joovy… and many, many more.

So, remember to check your Plum District email every day in July for new giveaways and your chance to enter!

Not a Plum District member? Sign up here!

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come:

1 LeSportsac Stylish Baby Bag

2 Balance Bikes and Helmets and 1 High Chair from Joovy Family Gear

5 Annual Subscriptions to Highlights Magazine for Kids

1 Year of Ella’s Kitchen Organic Baby Food Products

$100 Gift Certificate to Lisa Leonard Handmade Simple Jewelry

Stella & Dot Tote, Jewelry and Scarf

$500 to Mini Boden Stylish Clothing for Kids

2 Phil & Teds Cosmopolitan Strollers and 2 Poppy High Chairs

6 Suzuki Strider Bikes

1-Year Supply of NatureBox Healthy Snacks

10 Sets of Summertime Learning Books from Learning Train

Little Tikes Junior Sports ‘n Slide Bouncer

1 Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump

CoreHome Bamboo Basket

Library of 20 Baby Books from Scholastic

$200 Gift Card to Blurb Memory Books

10 $100 Wrinkle Reducers and 10 $100 Face and Neck Lifting Serums from Skin Nutrition

4 $50 Credits toward Case-Mate Electronics Accessories

6 Sets of Psi Bands Nausea-Relief Bands

$100 Gift Certificate to Posh Mommy Jewelry

4 FitBit Personal Health Trackers

1 MIXT Studio Children’s Growth Chart

8 $25 Gift Certificates to BUTCH & harold Decals

4 $50 Gift Certificates to KIWI Shop Natural Organic Products and 1-Year Digital Subscription to KIWI Magazine

10 Sets of GLOSS Moderne High Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner Duos

4 Brooke Burke DVDs and 2 Baboosh Sports Wraps

3 Cases of Homemade harvey Crushed Fruit Snacks

2 Pacifiers and $200 Gift Certificate to Kirkland’s Home Decor

5 Designer Note Cards and 10 Designer Notebooks from May Designs

3 Baby Essentials Bundles from Earth Mama Baby Angel Organics

$120 Gift Certificate to Simple Sugar Design Art Pieces

$100 Gift Certificate to Bare Necessities Designer Intimate Apparel

We’re Going Back to Our Roots & Expanding Our Family

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We’re Going Back to Our Roots and Expanding Our Family

I first became of member of Plum District 3 years ago, as a new mom of two little girls.  During this incredible time in my life, I hungered for advice from other moms. Over the years, Plum District has introduced me to new products which were a true lifesaver in my busy days of early motherhood.  I’ve also visited many, many new places around the San Francisco Bay Area with my girls, based on offers and introductions from Plum.

When I decided to join Plum District as CEO last year, I reached out to hear from you and understand what you love about Plum District.  I met with 80 Plum moms here in our San Francisco office, and heard the same thing over and over: you love Plum’s great deals on activities in your neighborhood.

So today, I’m thrilled to announce that Spotivate has joined Plum District.  Spotivate was founded last year by two dads, Tony and Jorge, who struggled to find the best things to do with their families each weekend.  Now, by bringing Spotivate into our own family, we are going back to what made Plum District special – for both you and me.  Stay tuned and keep checking back; we’ll be bringing you more of what you love.

– Susan Kim, Plum District CEO & Mom of 2

Join us in Celebrating Plum’s Birthday!

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Meet Amy Norman and Stella Ma, Founders of Little Passports

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Click here to get 50% off your first month subscription to The World Monthly Plan (use code SPECIAL50 at checkout)

Featured in Real Simple, Disney FamilyFun Magazine, Parents Magazine, Daily Candy Kids, and more, Little Passports subscriptions take your child on exciting adventures around the world. Each unique, monthly kit introduces kids to a different country’s geography, history, culture, and language.

With a Little Passports subscription, kids will follow globetrotting characters, Sam and Sofia and their exciting travels abroad. Each month, kids will receive a country-specific kit filled with souvenirs, a map, stickers, games, and online activities from Sam and Sofia’s adventures. Kits also include a travel letter from Sam and Sofia that’s sure to inspire their inner explorer!

 Subscribe today and your World Edition subscription will begin with the Explorer Kit which includes:
•    Fun travel suitcase with an introductory letter from Sam and Sofia
•    World wall map
•    Travel passport
•    Fun stickers
•    Activity sheet
•    Access to online games and activities with our boarding pass
At checkout, enter code SPECIAL50 to receive an exclusive 50% off the first month of the World Edition

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Meet Mom Entrepreneur, Lynn Perkins, Founder of UrbanSitter

Find and Book Experienced, Mom-Recommended Babysitters for Summer

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Sign up for free at UrbanSitter.com 

Lynn Perkins has always been a pro at connecting people — helping friends find roommates, jobs, and even spouses.  So when she became a mother of twin boys, it was no surprise that her mom friends turned to her for sitter recommendations.

Lynn soon realized that there had to be a faster, easier way to introduce parents to trusted caretakers. As a startup veteran, and with a background in tech, she explored the idea of an online, babysitter booking system.  She wanted to make the process as easy as making restaurant reservations.

Since it’s inception in 2011, UrbanSitter has become a go-to resource for moms looking to quickly find and book babysitters recommended by people they know (friends, child’s school, sports team, etc). Whether you’re looking for an occasional sitter, full-time nanny, a qualified driver for camp drop-offs and pickups, or last-minute help, UrbanSitter delivers reliable support when you need it. Search babysitters and nannies by experience, date, or rating — then book instantly with a click and even pay online. Finding reliable coverage for summer has never been easier!

Click here to sign up for free at UrbanSitter.com

 

 

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