Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec News

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Rewarding News:  Nifty Gifties from companies that give back!
Gourmet Nut Butters, Cozy Plush toys, Essential Oil Diffusing Jewelry, Stellar Solar Lamp, Free Vitality Session!
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FEEL LIKE ROYALTY - GET REWARDED!

 It is about time we start formally rewarding our special customers.  As a loyal newsletter reader, you are one of the first to know about our new REWARDS PROGRAM!

How does it work? Sign up in store and get your Rewards Card. Whenever you make a purchase, present your card so you can start earning! You can also tell the clerk your phone number to bring up your account.

What is the benefit? Get a $3 reward for every $100* spent in qualified purchases! Plus, get special “Member’s Only” deals too!

What qualifies? Purchases of merchandise, services—even sale items! Just about everything except Gift Card purchases will add up towards the reward. *Calculation based on the subtotal, minus any coupon or discount amount. Points are NOT earned on sales tax.

Do I NEED to have a physical card? No. But at checkout, the clerk will have to type in your phone number or name to bring you up. You may want a card if you want to load money on it for easy future purchasing.  If you ever lose your card, we can assign a new one to you, and you will keep your points! Points NEVER EXPIRE!

How do I redeem?  “Reward Points” may be redeemed as dollars off your purchase. You earn rewards points in sets of 3, but you don’t have to redeem all at once. Sales clerk can check your balance.  We can also print out your points history upon request.  

What about returns? You will not lose your reward points earned; however, the balance towards your next reward will be reduced by the refunded amount.

Have a gift card from us? Turn it into your Rewards Card!  

As a thank you for your re-use, we'll add $1 to your card when you turn your gift card into a rewards card.  Then, you can pre-load your gift card to spend later, and earn points on your purchases! (Just don't give away your rewards card away to another person!)  This is a one time only offer that ends Jan. 31st, 2017.

COME IN and START EARNING!  Any member of our staff can sign you up at the register.

On the next 20% Tuesday, Dec. 13th, we will have a dedicated sign-up station so that the checkout registers won't be tied up that day.  

You have a chance of being rewarded just for signing up!  Among the first batch of 400 cards, there are four that are pre-loaded with $5 on them, and one with $10!  

 Christmas Gift Ideas

JEM Raw & Organic Nut Butters

Perfect Stocking-Stuffers, these organic, raw, sprouted nut butters are a healthful alternative to highly sugared sweets.  Jem combines their nutrient-rich nuts with superfoods to make unique flavor profiles.  Taste them for yourself - we have samplers!  

Cashew Cardamom Almond Butter has warming notes perfect for the season.  It has Lucuma added for low-glycemic sweetness as well as a host of other bonus health benefits.

Cashew Curry Tahini packs a punch, lightly sweetened with organic Coconut sugar (also low glycemic), the creamy golden butter is well suited for drizzling over steamy white rice, veggie bowls, and roasted cauliflower.

Hazelnut Raw Cacao is made with unroasted, sprouted, organic hazelnuts – soaked in pink Himalayan salt crystals then dehydrated at a low temperature to ensure the nutritional integrity and improve the digestion of the hazelnuts. Soaking also reduces the phytic acid, a substance that reduces your ability to absorb minerals. Only truly raw, non-irradiated and unpasteurized hazelnuts are sourced from Washington, Oregon, Italy, and Turkey.  Combined with cacao nibs, coconut sugar crystals, and vanilla, it is a decadent treat that make it a great gift!

Cinnamon Red Maca's Almonds have also been soaked in pink salt to give it a smooth flavor and improved digestibility.  They are truly raw and unpasteurized, sourced from Spain.  The maca adds an earthy, nutty taste with a slight hint of butterscotch.  Maca has long been used to increase stamina, boost libido, and combat fatigue.  The root is a superb adaptogen, as it enables the body to more easily adapt to and regulate stress factors imposed upon it.

Get the stocking-sized 1.25oz for $2.99 ea or 2 for $5!

ZUM BAR Holiday Soaps

Made from pH balanced Goat's Milk, Saponified 100% food grade olive, coconut, palm & castor oils, plus herbs, essential oils and natural mineral pigments, these soaps don't leave your skin too oily or dry.  Get in the spirit with Frankincense and Myrrh scent, or experience the spicy, sweet and earthy scents like Dragon's Blood or Lavender-Lemon-Patchouli.  Can't decide?  The gift pack contains a total of 9oz of a variety of sampler soaps to satisfy any taste.

$9.99 for the gift bundle or $5.99 per bar.

TRADITION of the CHANCHITO


Give a cute little pig to bring joy and cheer this year.  This beloved tradition is a fun and unique way to let someone know you're sending good vibes their way!
The cotton gift bag reads "It is believed that chanchitos (little pigs) bring good luck and fortune.  Three-legged chanchitos are especially fortunate and are given to friends and family as a token of goodwill and love."  
Made of Terra Cotta, the pig is about 2"x2.5".

Now just $8.99 (Reg. $9.99)

GIVING PLATES

Pass it on! The Giving Plate is a cute treasure meant to be exchanged among friends and family members. Ask recipients to keep a record of everyone who gets it, or have everyone sign it to add an extra personal touch.  Much more than a decorative plate, it's evidence that "love's journey never ends."  Great gift for your mom, grandma, best friend or favorite hostess!  Made of melamine, no worries about breakage.  It is meant to use and pass down the line.  Dishwasher safe. Do NOT microwave. We have 3 different plate styles for just $14.99 each.

SOOTHING WARMTH FOR ALL AGES

These heatable soft toys are perfect gift for kids or anyone who likes a little warmth and comfort.  All Warmies® products carry heating instructions attached to a label sewn into the product and these instructions should be followed very carefully.  Microwave for about 90 seconds and heat should last for about 45 minutes.  When heated, the light lavender scent is released to help calm, especially useful at bedtime!

With a wide variety of animals and sizes, find the one that suits you!  
Full size Cozy Plush toys are $24.99
Juniors sizes are just $10.99
Hooty Owls are $19.99.

DROPS of JOY Jewelry 

Wear your essential oils stylishly with a variety of diffuser bracelets and necklaces from Drops of Joy.  Each necklace comes with three leather Diffuser Dots that you put into the locket that can be reused over and over again.  Just 1-3 drops of your favorite oil can last up to a week.  We also have bracelets with lava rock beads (not pictured) on which you can drop oils directly on these porous beads to enjoy the scent for a few days before reapplying.  Drops of Joy donates $2 to St. Jude's Children's Hospital with each item sold.  
Prices vary from about $28-$35/ea.

Season for SOLAR

Brighten someones day with this ingenious little solar lamp/phone charger.

The SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger offers a unique all-in-one design. It works as a reading lamp, a ceiling lamp, a flashlight, and as a mobile phone charger.  Designed in Norway, it is the winner of the iF Design Award 2015 among other awards for sustainability and value, especially in the developing world.

The rechargeable LiFePO battery requires only 3-4 hours of good sunlight to be fully charged. The dimmer switch lets you choose between 3 levels of LED light intensity and operating time. A 9 foot cable is hidden inside the solar disk, so the panel can be placed outside while the lamp or mobile phone can be stored safely inside while charging.

Features & Benefits: 

  • An “all-in-one” solar lantern and cell phone charger
  • Task light – when the lamp shade serves as a table stand
  • Ceiling light / lantern – when the lamp head is inserted into the lamp shade
  • Portable light / neck light – when the light unit and battery pack is detached from the lamp
  • High quality DC/DC USB adaptor that can be used with any mobile phone with a USB charging cable
  • 1 LiFePO battery, 1.400 mAh / 3.2V with 2.000+ cycles (5-7 years)
  • 3 High quality LEDs with adjustable light from 5 to 50 to 150 lumen, 5.500-6.000 kelvin
  • SunBOOST3 Technology for Max Powerpoint Tracking / battery protection
  • 1.8 W Solar panel with 3m/9ft cable rolled up in solar disc
  • UV resistant ABS plastic housing
  • Splash proof covers for plugs
  • Shade can be used as a sound amplifier for mobile phone speakers

Cool company info:

BRIGHT Products, who manufacture SunBell lamps, has collaborated to illuminate the lives of island people in Pemba, Tanzania, where most people are off the grid.  From their representative:

"A normal family spend some 70-100 USD a year on kerosene for light and 20-30 USD on top of that to charge their mobile phones. By replacing the expensive and toxic kerosene lamps with SunBell solar lamps, the benefits for family economy, income and health are substantial."

Get yours for the low introductory price $39.99!

INDIRA SHEA In-House

Join Meredith to test out some of her Michigan-made Shea Butter Lotions and luxurious facial care line on our 20% Off Day, Dec. 13th from 1 to 3pm.
Indira Shea products are made with pure, toxin-free, ingredients. Many are harvested locally from the farms and fields of beautiful northern Michigan. They use raw, unrefined oils, as well as organic and fair traded ingredients direct from Women's cooperatives in Africa.  

***  WELLNESS CENTER  ***

NEW COUPON!
If you have been wondering what it is like to be in a "Vitamin D Tanning Bed," here is your chance!  Experience the difference of full spectrum light during these colder months.  
No need to print out the coupon, just mention it at the register!
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES
TUESDAYS
6:00pm -7:00pm

Marie Koch, Presenter
FREE*

The many uses and health benefits of essential oils are explored in our Wellness Center. 

DECEMBER TOPICS:
6   Holiday Food Recipes
      using Essential Oils
13  NO CLASS
20  The Power of Thieves
27 NO CLASS
Bring A Friend for a free gift!

*First time visitors and YL Distributors under HH4L attend FREE.  $5 for all others.
Make & Takes are $5 or less for each item.

New Holiday Hours 
OPEN Christmas Eve    9:30am to 5pm.

In the past, we have been closed for two days, but this year we are going to be OPEN on Christmas Eve from 9:30am - 5:00pm to better accommodate our customers who may need a last minute item.  We are still closed on Christmas Day.  
FOR THE LATEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, VIEW OUR CALENDAR
*Disclaimer: Statements made on this newsletter, have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.