I often wonder what life was like before the internet.
I can vaguely remember looking up a word's definition in the dictionary or finding out about a distant location by visiting the library and finding the right letter encyclopedia. When I needed to call somewhere, I had to find a phone book. And when I wanted to make a purchase, I was limited to what was found right there on my store's shelves.
Someday my great-great-grandchildren are going to hear about things like that and call them primitive.
Fortunately for us in today's age of technology, it takes but a few clicks of the mouse and just about anything and everything can be delivered right to your door. So what's the next step in online shopping? The arrival of Social Network Shopping thanks to the innovative minds behind Maggie's Direct.
MaggiesDirect.com is a fun new online store that offers a truly unique shopping experience. Their ever-growing and changing selection of high quality products are always offered at affordable prices, made even better with the power of Social Network Shopping. Sounds interesting, right?
The concept is simple, particularly if you're someone who likes to save money on the finest products for your home – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, gifts, and much more. This wide selection of products (many are manufactured right there in Maine) includes finding great deals on bedding, towels, sleepwear, decor, baby gifts, and so much more.
So where does the social aspect fit in? That comes into play with Maggie's unique Social Bucks program. Quite simply, 1 Social Buck = $1 in store credit for anything on Maggie’s site, including sale and clearance items (there's even a big clearance event coming up with up to 75% off). Earn Social Bucks by signing up for an account, making a purchase, voting in weekly polls, sharing on Facebook, reviewing a product, referring your friends, and more!
Once you've referred your friends over to join (which they'll want to, once they've heard about the bargains you've been finding), you'll earn 1 Social Buck for every $20 that they spend so it's a win-win situation for everyone. Plus, each person you refer to the site that signs up for an account also earns you an entry for Maggie's Shopping Spree drawings that are held each month. The deals just keep on coming as long as you're social!
When it comes to shopping at Maggie's Direct, there are savings to be found on every page. Currently they are holding an exclusive shopping event on their Hotel Collection, which is perfect for all seasons. Down or synthetic comforters, pillows, sheet sets, duvet covers... if you've been thinking about sprucing up your bedroom for spring, now is definitely the time.
But not only will you find the gorgeous items that you're looking for at low prices, you will earn 50% back in Social Bucks for use on your next purchase - there is no minimum order and you'll even receive free shipping to the lower states! This really isn't a sale to be missed, as you can pick up some pretty incredible deals.
For example, the Queen Warmer Level Down Comforter has an MSRP of $239 plus shipping. On Maggie's it retails for $149, but during this event you'll then receive 50% back in Social Bucks ($74!) on top of that. Essentially you’ll be purchasing a $239 comforter for only $75!
No matter what your budget, you are sure to find the luxury products you're shopping for at the prices that won't break the bank. And don't forget that shopping is always better with friends... and in the case of MaggiesDirect.com, it's an even bigger bargain!
From cozy pajamas and the softest pillows to benefit your sleep to the high quality pots and pans for the chef in your life to the cutest baby shower gifts around, the next time you go shopping, head to Maggie's first.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to pick up a great deal on their way to being a social network shopper, because...
One lucky person will win $25 in Social Bucks to Maggie's Direct!To enter to win: Visit Maggie's Direct and sign up for an account. Then return here and leave me a comment indicating the email address that you used so that it can be verified if you win.
Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Maggie's Direct on Twitter, Like them on Facebook, sign up for the Maggie's Direct newsletter and/or visit the Hotel Collection page and leave a comment here with the name of your favorite item
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!
#WIN a $25 credit to Maggie's Direct for amazing items for bedroom, kitchen, bath & more! http://bit.ly/HbcKZv @thxmailcarrier #giveaway
1 Extra Entry (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
2 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.
Giveaway will end on April 8th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and must be 18 years of age or older.
A big thank you to Maggie's Direct for providing a comforter for me as well as $25 in Social Bucks for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.