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Posted by Auntie's Beads on 8/31/2010
On Saturday, we had a wonderful Clearance Countdown sale, which many of you took advantage of. And if you were an Auntie's Beaders Advantage
member, then you REALLY
took advantage with an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF
of already-heavily-discounted beads, pendants, supplies & jewelry findings. Did I mention they also got FREE SHIPPING
gets you 10% OFF every single order and Free Shipping for an entire year. That's 10% OFF regular items, clearance items, sale items, you name it. If you're still not sure, see what others are saying about this great program...
Why didn't I do this 50 orders ago??? I could have saved $100 in shipping alone!!! Well, I'm saving now & you should too! It's worth every cent!
I love this membership with Aunties Beads. No other website offers something like this and it pays for itself in a couple of orders. Thanks Aunties Beads for keeping your customers happy.
This is one of my better and wiser investments - 10 percent off even if it is on sale or clearance! And free shipping. You can recoup your investment in the shipping charges alone. This is so good! Love AB!
Clearance Countdown Sale - This Saturday
We wanted to give you a heads up on our Special Clearance Countdown Sale this weekend. We will be Clearancing quite a few products this coming Saturday (Aug 28th). The sale will begin at 10PM CST and start with all items at 10% OFF. We will then take an additional 10% OFF every hour until all products are completely gone!
You will receive an email at 10PM which will direct you to the special clearance category where the countdown will take place. If you are not already signed up for the Auntie's Beads newsletter make sure you do that now so you can be included in the Clearance Countdown Sale. NEWSLETTER SIGNUP
Glue-In & Glaze Sale Tomorrow!
Tomorrow (Thursday Aug 26 2010), we will be having a Glue-in & Glaze special promotion
!! All pendants
, glues/glazes and collage sheets
that you need for these creative and personalized projects will be marked down by 25%
! Plus, we've got several new pendants just waiting to be...
Battle of the Beads
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 8/12/2010
Okay Auntie's Beaders, it's time to let your competitive sides show! We are very excited to announce the beginning of Battle of the Beads, a customer driven design contest that will place our bravest customer designers head to head in a ruthless fight for the votes of their peers! Okay, maybe not ruthless, but intense! Why? Well, because of our FABULOUS PRIZES!
Baby in a Bag!
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 8/10/2010
This is my nephew, Gideon. He's three months old and a big Auntie's Beads fan!
-Kelly McCoy, Auntie's Beads Designer
Bracelet Giveaway- Can you remember our July 30, 2009 promo?
Today we want to reward our long time customers with a little contest. The first person to comment on this blog post with the correct answer to the question below will win this cute pink jade bracelet for FREE!!
Here's the Question...
What was the name of our promotion on Thursday, July 30th, 2009?
Beads of Courage
I was surfing the web this morning and I stumbled upon some information about a very heart warming organization called Beads of Courage. Members include glass bead makers, bead shop owners and many other beading community members, who all share a sense of altruism and a passion for creativity.
The California organization focuses on helping children who suffer from pediatric cancer. They give each sick child a piece of string with letter beads
spelling out their name. Then, each child is allowed to pick out a glass bead
, from a large donated collection, to commemorate certain milestones in their treatment- a red bead for a blood transfusion, a white bead for a chemotherapy treatment, etc. The beads the children receive represent a kind of medal of honor as they go through their treatment journey. They watch their necklace grow in length as they complete more treatment goals, reminding them of their strength and accomplishments.
Members of the organization commented that they were amazed of the beading ritual's profound effect on the children. While they expected the small bead gifts to be a nice treat for the younger children, they were surprised and inspired by adolescent patients' application of deep meaning to each bead and usage of the ritual as a rite of passage.
For information in general or to donate to Beads of Courage, contact:
Director of Development
Beads of Courage, Inc.
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