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Each month, DollarDays gives away $5,000 via Facebook to good causes. Education is a cause that DollarDays is quite passionate about, hence the three or four months of the year they donate to teachers, students and education. DollarDays’ CEO, Marc Joseph wrote his July Huffington Post article about teachers spending money from their own pockets for school supplies—good read.
During the month of July, DollarDays would like you to nominate a teacher to be put into a pool to win in the $5,000 giveaway. Ten teachers will each receive a $500 shopping spree at DollarDays for back to school supplies, or whatever floats their boats!
Please nominate your favorite teacher on our Facebook page! And if you’re happy with it, please tell your friends—even post it on your own page! Pass it on and pay it forward!
July 11, 2014 No Comments
Mary Jane Coward of Dillion, SC
Teresa Riddle of Clayton, NC
Ann Welch of Ludington, MI
Mary Shariat of Mobile, AL
Each of the above nominees won 25 backpacks stuffed with school supplies in our June Facebook Giveaway.
Thank you to the THOUSANDS of people who took the time to nominate teachers to help their students.
DollarDays is absolutely committed to helping teachers. We are a strong advocate of education and helping our teachers (who we call heroes) have the tools they need to teach and grow our future leaders. Marc Joseph, our CEO, wrote a thoughtful article on education in the Huffington Post that we hope you’ll read. We truly ARE champions of education.
This month, we are giving ten teachers each $500 to spend at DollarDays to help stock their classrooms! Please nominate a teacher on our Facebook page contest.
July 2, 2014 No Comments
April 14, 2014 No Comments
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates small business owners, much like the business owners DollarDays serves every day. These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands coupled with the lack of a hired staff, often translate into late hours and long days. There are missed family and personal events, but they love what they do because they are their own bosses.
New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the U.S. economy. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products. According to the US Small Business Association, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the US today.
Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, every day, by showing your support…shop their stores!
Nominate your favorite Mom & Pop store here and we’ll enter them into a drawing for $5,000 in Merchandise from DollarDays!!
April 2, 2014 No Comments
Some of you know that DollarDays’ CEO, Marc Joseph, authored the book, The Secrets of Retailing or How to Beat Wal-Mart! to help small businesses compete in the world of big box stores. In fact, DollarDays.com has a wealth of Marc Joseph’s business and entrepreneurial articles, focusing on small businesses for you to enjoy.
But this time, Marc didn’t do the writing; he was interviewed by Success Magazine for an article they titled “Want to write a book? Our step by step guide.” Marc gave his candid advice for wannabe authors including how writing a book can ultimately help your business. You can read the article here.
March 24, 2014 No Comments
I love finding simple old world recipes and bringing them back to life. And this old world egg nog recipe is so delicious, after one sip, even egg nog nay sayers will have a glass! Or two!
This recipe is a delicious trip back in time. There are several origins of the word “nog.” One is a block of wood or a cup carved from a block of wood. I like to use a handmade palm wood cup from Thailand to sip my egg nog. An alternate definition is “a strong beer” from Norfolk, England.
For this recipe I prefer using an Oatmeal Stout. The history of Oatmeal Stout dates back to the mid to late 1800s, with the discovery that adding oats to beer made it healthier. This new creation was often considered a table beer and prescribed to nursing mothers and ailing children and believed to be a remedy for sickness in general.
Now that you know a little egg nog history, are you ready to try the best egg nog on the planet?
10 oz of oatmeal stout
4 oz bourbon (optional)
4 large organic farm fresh eggs separated
2/3 cup pure organic cane sugar
1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
Separate the eggs, putting the whites in one bowl and the yolks in another.
Hand beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
In the other bowl, beat the yolks, sugar and vanilla until light in color and creamy.
Add the milk, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon, mix until well combined.
Gently fold the egg whites back into mixture with the beer and bourbon.
Enjoy your egg nog! Happy holidays from Josh Froelich, DollarDays’ resident purveyor of fine food, drink and other random finds (he even makes his own wine). And of course, happy holidays, merry egg nog and good health from all of us at DollarDays.
December 14, 2013 No Comments
Your employees love to be recognized during the holiday season (actually any time of the year!). How ever you reward your employees—bonuses, gift cards or gifts—they’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness.
But what do you do when you have 24 employees and have a small budget? If you bought 24 $25 gift cards, you’d spend $600. That’s too much for a small business! Here is how to save lots of money AND give a qaulity gift that will put a smile on each employee’s face.
Do it on the cheap at DollarDays.com. Order a case (24) of high quality travel mugs at wholesale pricing, pick up 24 $5 Starbucks gift cards and put them in festive gift bags (sold by the case of 24)! No one but you will know you only spent $253 ($10.55 per employee) on 24 high quality coffee travel mugs, each with a $5 gift card to Starbucks inside, all in festive holiday bags. It’s a clever way to save money and it’s a gift that will be appreciated.
See the high quality coffee travel mugs here.
See the festive gift bags here.
Easy, right? You don’t have waste precious time driving all over town for the perfect gift. Order it wholesale and online at DollarDays.com. We’ll ship it to your door! Plus, you’ll save a ton of money! Who knows…once you start browsing at all we have to offer, you might come up with a different gift idea!
November 25, 2013 No Comments
by guest blogger, Jackie Eldridge
The last thing I want to sound like is an advertisement for Facebook. (That’s my caveat for this post.)
I know I’ve said many times that Facebook and Google are taking over the world. Maybe I should say they’re changing the world instead. Despite all the push-back each giant receives regarding privacy, I believe the ability to share our lives to many usurps the threat of privacy. (Hmmm. There used to be a mega giant called the yellow pages who had all of our private information and published it in a book!! Then they distributed to everyone!! Hope this puts Facebook in perspective.)
My cousin Patrick and his partner Tabatha had their first child last week. Facebook kept me in the loop to the point that I almost felt like I was in Ohio with them. I read updates, enjoyed videos and chatted with family. Pretty amazing that technology can bring people together during a major life event. The photos and videos meant everything to me.
Then there’s my friend Lindsay. Her father has had stage IV cancer for a year now. I read her posts, and those of her siblings, as her dad transitioned from hospital to hospice. Reading the posts not only kept me connected, but I couldn’t help but feel that Facebook was serving a much larger purpose for Lindsay and her three siblings. They were posting their feelings, talking to God, praying, reminiscing, sharing photos—truly commemorating their lives with their father. This morning, when their dad passed, I read their posts and felt connected to them, and most of all, they were connected to each other. I cried for them. Today, on his death, I know his life was full—as full as a parent’s could be—because he, too, got to witness how his kids and grandkids expressed their feelings and love for him, with some thanks to Facebook. When a loved one is passing, we often break that stubborn dam of intimacy and flood them with last words and pent-up emotions. While I have no doubt that Linds and family did their share of “flooding” with their dad, I know that being able to emote on Facebook for the past three weeks has been a great release for them. And it’s made them a closer family.
Despite the privacy issues (that we need to constantly monitor) Facebook’s ability to bring people together during life’s milestones is a gift.
November 15, 2013 1 Comment
DollarDays has a huge arts and crafts customer base. With thousands of creative products and rare finds to choose from, our customers can get their craft fixes by logging in, browsing and buying. It’s that easy!
Because of our large following of crafters, we were selected to choose a question to ask a panel of professional crafters on the very popular DailyLounge.com’s live chat today. Our question was, “Being crafty, nuture or nature?” Hands down, the four panelists agreed it was a combination of each! We had fun being a part of their chat! View the chat here.
November 7, 2013 No Comments
by Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO, Rakuten Inc., from LinkedIn
Sometime today, you may take a break from your work and walk around the office. Perhaps you will talk to a colleague. What will you say? Will you complain about the boss? About the workload? About the weather?
That is common. But it’s not helpful. If you work in a big company, chances are this kind of complaining is what usually goes on in the hallways. But if you look at small companies – at venture start-ups – there is a different buzz in the halls. That’s the sound of conversation.
The best part about being an up-and-coming company was always having someone to play verbal “catch” with. Starting a company is an experiment of trial and error, and when something happens you always end up discussing it with those around you. When Rakuten was in its early stages, there were not many employees, and the office was small. It was as if we were playing verbal “catch” 24 hours a day, all year long. It is no exaggeration to say that Rakuten today was born out of the conversations of that period.
In bigger companies, that natural ongoing conversation may fall off. When that happens, the company loses a critical tool.
In the same way that pro baseball players use a game of catch to warm up and check their form, you can use conversation to verify whether your own way of thinking and judgment are correct or not.
Try raising an issue – “throwing a ball around” – with those nearest to you. People are strange creatures. In most instances, if you throw a ball to someone, they will throw it back. And from there you can start playing catch. This is much more constructive than just approaching other people to complain about your boss or coworkers, or to gossip. And more than just helping you to find a good conversation partner, it is fun.
October 30, 2013 No Comments