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Super Bowl Giveaway

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2015 4:16:36 PM

Whether you watch for the game, commercials or halftime show (or our personal favorite – the Puppy Bowl), Super Bowl Sunday is practically an American holiday.

To celebrate, we will be giving away two tailgating coolers and barbecue sets! Simply visit our Facebook page before kickoff and predict who will win the Super Bowl to enter.

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Topics: giveaway, super bowl, football, tailgating, cooler, BBQ

Top 6 reasons to shop DollarDays

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2015 5:14:00 PM


1. Wholesale pricing saves you money

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Topics: Wholesale, savings, donations

Affiliate Summit West

Posted by admin on Jan 21, 2015 2:50:00 PM

DollarDays' director of marketing, Jackie Eldridge, and two other e-commerce industry leaders, Helen Fang of Coupons.com and Sylvia Cintron of Check Into Cash, were panelists at Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas on Jan. 21. Tara McCommons from LinkConnector Corporation moderated the panelists. The business model diversity among the panelists provided an exciting cache of industry knowledge. 

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Topics: west, LinkConnector, marketing, ASW, summit, affiliate, Vegas

Giving back to our communities

Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2015 12:35:00 PM

 

On this day of service, we are reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful words: “The most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

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Topics: wholesaler, bulk wholesale, community service, Keenan, MLK

Three ways to save our teachers money on classroom supplies

Posted by admin on Jan 14, 2015 4:47:00 PM

According to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $500 of their own money on school supplies every year. Nationwide, teachers spend $1.6 billion of their salaries on classroom supplies. For a profession that is notoriously underpaid, that’s a large portion being spent on providing classroom basics for students. The generosity of teachers is admirable.

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Topics: Wholesale, school, teachers, Bulk, school supplies, NSSEA

How Small Business Owners Benefit From Online Wholesaling

Posted by Jackie Lee Eldridge on Jan 2, 2015 12:34:00 PM

More and more, both ecommerce and brick and mortar businesses rely on online wholesalers for parts, products, materials, and supplies to keep operating. The online wholesale business is growing rapidly. Forbes notes that while retailers took in $4 trillion in revenues in 2013, wholesalers nearly doubled that amount.

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Congrats Winners of our $5k December Facebook Giveaway to Non-Profits

Posted by Jackie Lee Eldridge on Jan 2, 2015 12:26:04 PM

$2,000 Child Crisis Center Mesa AZ
$1,000 United Organ Transplant Association Riverside CA
$500 Abundant Grace Christian Church Rutherford NJ
$100 Rio Linda Elverta Food Closet Rio Linda CA
$100 The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc Tampa FL
$100 S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue Linton  IN
$100 Saint Clair P.T.O Saint Clair  PA
$100 Sonoma Humane Society Santa Rosa CA
$100 Parkway People Boston MA
$100 Stockings of Love Palm City FL
$100 Informed Choices Gilroy CA
$100 New Hope Community Church Gilroy CA
$100 Villalobos Rescue Center New Orleans  LA
$100 Project Sleep Tight Mesa AZ
$100 Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas San Antonio TX
$100 The Masters Mission Ware Shoals SC
$100 Saved By a Whisker Rescue Eagan MN
$100 Azleway Boys Ranch Tyler TX

 

Many thanks to all our Facebook friends, new and old, who entered their favorite non-profit organizations to win in our December 2014 $5,000 merchandise giveaway. We have emailed all the winners and have given them instructions on how to manage their shopping spree.

Be sure to enter our January 2015 Facebook Giveaway where we will be donating 1,200 Hat, Scarf and Glove Sets to non-profit organizations across the country. There will be 20 winners, each receiving 60 sets. Pass it on! Post it on your Facebook page! Let help keep the less fortunate warm this winter!

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Nine Tips for Keeping your Resolutions Alive!

Posted by Jackie Lee Eldridge on Dec 31, 2014 8:43:27 PM


If your New Year's resolutions from last year are still resolutions, you're not alone. The new year offers another opportunity to try again! Here are nine tips to help keep your resolutions in motion all year long.

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Topics: new years resolutions

Can't Stop the Giving

Posted by Marc Joseph on Dec 30, 2014 8:41:33 AM

Now that the season of giving is officially over, we are approaching the harshest time of year when underprivileged, poor and homeless fellow Americans need our help the most. The average high across the USA in January is 42 degrees and the average low is 27, which is the coldest month of the year. In February, the average high moves to 44 and the average low is 28, which is the second coldest month of the year. Using New York State as the example, the cost of heating oil jumps in the winter with last year's January cost per gallon of $4.13 and February's cost of $4.34, which was the highest of 2014.

According to the US Census Bureau, a family of four is considered living in poverty if their annual income is under $23,850. The current rate of US addresses under the poverty rate is 14.5%, which is down from the 15% in 2012 and was the first decrease in the poverty rate since 2006. This means there are 45.3 million people living in poverty. The poverty rate is two percentage points higher than in 2007, the year before our most recent recession. The poverty rate for children is 19.9%, for people ages 18-34, it is 13.6% and for those over 65, the rate is 9.5%.

We can't rely on our government to take care of the poor, or can we? The New American just reported that 65% of our children live in households that participated in at least one or more of these government aid programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP new version of food stamps costing taxpayers $82 billion annually, up from $18 billion in 2000), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Medicaid and the National School Lunch Program. The "War on Poverty," which was part of the "Great Society" plan of President Lyndon Johnson, where he believed in expanding the government's role in education, health care and poverty reduction, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Our government has spent $22 trillion over these 50 years to support this war.

So does the US welfare system actually hamper dignity while claiming to grant it? We continue to hear stories of recipients abusing the social safety net designed to help those who truly need our help. Do some of these programs trap people into the poverty they are trying to escape? Our government programs address complex social problems with a one size fits all solution. Local nonprofit organizations and local governments have a better vantage point to identify and address the true poverty issues in their communities. Local and state communities are more invested in the success of the families and individuals living within their communities.

More cold, more cost to keep warm and now that the holidays are over, we are back to focusing on ourselves. Whether it is finding a gym to get back in shape, or a diet to lose the holiday pounds, our attention naturally shifts away from those who need our help 365 days a year. Lucky for us that there are several nonprofit organizations that don't give up after the holidays and continue to help those in need. One of my favorites is One Warm Coat. This nonprofit organization started with a Thanksgiving weekend coat drive in 1992 in San Francisco. Since then, they have organized thousands of groups across America that collect coats to give to those in need, free of charge. They have given away four million coats! Another favorite is Operation Warm which started in 2002 and use organizations like Rotary Clubs and Fire Fighters to distribute over 300,000 coats to impoverished children annually. Each of these caring organizations began way before the recession, survived the recession and continue to serve the underprivileged as the country recovers. The Salvation Army, which started in 1865 and now has operations in 126 countries and just about every town in the USA, is a true definition of being there for local community needs. They are the second largest charity in the country receiving $2.08 billion in donations annually. The largest charity is The United Way, who took in $3.87 billion and because they are a network of over 1,300 units across the country; they really are our communities' feet on the ground supporting the local charities that see our poverty issues up close. And at DollarDays on our Facebook page during January, we are giving away 1,200 sets of hats, gloves and scarves to nonprofits in your area to help keep the needy warm, so make sure you nominate a charity in your town for these free hats, gloves and scarves.

With the impasse in Washington, which looks like it will be getting even worse in 2015, we cannot rely on our government to pick up the slack to take care of those Americans who truly need our help. Gas prices are going down, giving all of us more discretionary income to spend. The holidays are over, you bought all the gifts you needed and now it is time for the average American to step up and begin to funnel your extra gas money back into our local communities to help our neighbors pull themselves out of poverty. We, as citizens, need to create a new grass roots effort and create our own local War on Poverty. Having 45.3 million people living in poverty is not what any of our forefathers envisioned and it is not the country we want to leave to our children. Read More

Topics: Non-Profits, salvation army, helping others, one warm coat, operation warm

Stocking Your Store: A Guide to the Best Online Wholesalers

Posted by Jackie Lee Eldridge on Dec 12, 2014 10:48:42 AM

Small businesses have an increasing and evolving selection of providers to choose from in the world of online wholesaling.

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Topics: Wholesale, wholesale pricing

Wholesale Everything for Everyone

DollarDays is compassionate

You may just think we are the premier online wholesaler, but we do so much more than delivering small business, non-profits and consumers the best possible margins on over 300,000 wholesale products.

We are proud of our commitment to:

  • Our 5% Giveback Program, where we donate 5% of your order to a non-profit you choose!
  • Each month, we donate $5,000 worth of merchandise to a cause that our fans nominate via Facebook.

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