Hello Lovelies,

A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from Pandora. I am member of the Pandora Club and they were asking members to complete a survey. As a thank you for completing the survey they would mail you a Pandora bracelet with a glass charm, a $95 value.  I quickly completed the survey and wanted to post the link on my blog to share with you. However, after I completed my survey, Pandora announced via e-mail that they had reached the allotted amount of bracelets. At that point I did not think I would be even getting one.

However, to my surprise yesterday, UPS  was knocking on my door. I got a package from Pandora Jewelry, at the moment I still did not know what it was. I opened the package and there it was, as promised a bracelet with a glass charm. I was very excited to have somehow made the cut. Especially, yesterday was my 7th wedding anniversary, so that was a nice treat.

I am sorry I was not quick enough to share this deal with you guys. Please remember when I get information I have to research it first to make sure it is legit before I pass the info on to you.

However, I do have some advice. People constantly ask me how I can indulge in all of these little extra treats. Well the answer is very simple. When I am interested in a product or brand, I will subscribe to their newsletter, like them on Facebook or sign up on their e-mail list. I do this and wait for them to announce a promotion before I make a purchase. For example, I decided I might like to have a Pandora Bracelet so I went on their website and joined the Pandora Club. I did this and simply browsed their website for a while. My husband later purchased a bracelet for me as a birthday gift.  So I actually never personally purchased anything from Pandora, yet a snagged a free bracelet by being part of their Pandora Club.

I know what you are thinking… JUNK MAIL. Who wants to sign up for so many e-mail lists that your inbox is swamped with junk mail. This solution is simple. I have an e-mail address that is designated for shopping. So all my newsletters & promotions go to that e-mail. If I decide I don’t want to be bothered I just do not check that e-mail.  However, my general e-mail is not overloaded with potential junk mail.

Also Facebook and Twitter have become great avenues to explore companies’ promotions and sales. Remember AveYou.com’s 2 hour flash sale. I would not have known about it if I did not like their page on Facebook.

So there you have it, if you really like a brand or are thinking about making a large purchase from a company. Do a little homework, subscribe, follow or like them. It will pay off in the end.

Feel free to comment or ask questions.