Change Makers: The Salvation Army

Change Makers: The Salvation Army

These responses were provided by The Salvation Army. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your organization!

Tell us about The Salvation Army

We’ve been helping people for more than 150 years! We were founded by a man named William Booth who was a bit of a rebel. He challenged tradition for the sake of action and made a huge difference in the lives of people in need. As we look ahead into the next 150 years, we take that tenacity with us.

The Salvation Army

What is your organization’s overall mission?

Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  It is our faith that motivates the work that we do, sharing the love that we’ve received so generously.

What are a few goals your organization has been focusing on this year?

We’re definitely focused on ways to connect with the community, whether that’s creating new opportunities to meet the specific needs of your hometown or finding new ways for people to volunteer or give online.  Otherwise, we’re doing what we’ve always done, which includes helping disaster survivors, addressing food insecurity, overcoming poverty, assisting the unemployed, combating addiction, loving the elderly and above all sharing God’s love for everyone.

The Salvation Army

Can you discuss some of your major successes?

Success in Salvation Army terms is the smile on the face of a mother who can now feed her child; the elderly man who received sustenance and a shoulder to cry on.  Over the past year, we’ve continued to serve and rebuild in communities that were impacted by last year’s disasters.  Recovery is a process that lasts long after the news crews leave.  We also recently opened several homes and made available incredible resources for human trafficking survivors.

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Can you share a few alarming stats that have low awareness?

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world.

What can we do in our daily lives to help support your cause?

Take a moment to recognize the need around you.  There are hurting people in need of your care and kindness and you can start in your own homes and workplaces.  A warm smile and a genuine listening ear can go so far to create connection and build hope. Consider an ongoing donation to The Salvation Army as a way of supporting your neighbors in need.

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How important are donors for the The Salvation Army?

First, we assess the needs of each community in which we serve. We work to understand the obstacles and challenges native to that area. Next, we build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community. Then, we offer the local programs to the local community, working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service. Without the support of the donor, none of this would be possible.

The Salvation Army

What has been your experience with Giving Assistant?

We’re excited to be a part of it and I love seeing the flag pop up when I go to new sites. It gives me so much respect for the brands I’m shopping. I’m also pleasantly surprised to see how many brands are participating!

Want to make recurring donations to The Salvation Army? Shop at Giving Assistant’s 3,000+ trusted brands and donate a percentage of your cash back to the The Salvation Army.

Customize The Best Holiday Card This Year! [Staples]

Customize The Best Holiday Card This Year! [Staples]

Tis’ the season for sending season’s greetings, your warmest wishes, and a Happy New Year to family and friends! It’s now easier than ever to spread cheer and joy with the help of Staples, which offers services that transform personal snapshots and memories of vacations, milestones, and other special occasions into uniquely fabulous, custom holiday photo cards. Until December 29, you can save 20% off select holiday cards and invitations from Staples Print services using our exclusive Giving Assistant code. Cards can be delivered, or conveniently ready for same-day, in-store pick up at your local Staples Print Center (when ordered before 2 p.m.).

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Online orders for custom cards are incredibly easy to place. Staples Print services provide an assortment of hundreds of templates, color schemes, and themes with plenty of holiday fonts, fun seasonal illustrations, and festive patterns that radiate just the right message. All you have to do is drag-and-drop or upload high-quality photos which you can then resize, reposition, flip, edit and crop to create a holiday card keepsake you can’t wait to send out.

Opt for double sided, single sided or folded cards. Are landscape or portrait scenes your thing? Select a size – 5×7 or 4×8. Choose between a classic or contemporary layout with a mix of images and text. Add one family photo or up to four or more. Let your full-color greetings shine with a glossy print, or select a matte look with less glare. Finishing touches also include customizing background colors, adding a personal message inside the fold, or signing off with a quirky signature.

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Staples custom holiday cards are also a hit with executives, companies and small business owners that wish to spread holiday cheer. Customization allows for preprinted messages, personalized greetings, photos memories of team-building antics, and/or the addition of company logos – all of which creates a professional, thoughtful and timely outreach to co-workers, employees, clients or customers. Add text to the front or back of a folded card. Veer from traditional sentiments, and simplify messages with a more minimalist, flat design. Or, you can increase a card’s level of sophistication with embossed foil accents.

Now remember, batches of 25 to 200 custom holiday cards are ready for same-day, in-store pickup at a local Staples Print Center when ordered before 2 p.m. And when you choose expedited shipping, you’ll receive delivery orders (complete with customizable envelopes and premium stock prints) within 5 to 7 business days.

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Receive 20% off select holiday cards and invitations from Staples Print services today by using the following code: 58904 

 

 

Last Minute Gifts 2018 | Gift Guide

Last Minute Gifts 2018 | Gift Guide

You have less than a month to cross off wishlist items, find the perfect gift, and increase your holiday haul. But, don’t panic! There are still plenty of deals and discounts lingering since the dust of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has settled. From hardcore fashionistas to hard-to-shop-for relatives, below you’ll find a little something for everyone.

1. The Home Depot | Get Tipsy with this Three-Piece

Accommodate your inner wino with class, as well as enhance the tasting experience of fine wines with the Riedel Big O 3-Piece Stemless Wine Glass Set. Sip your Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Syrah in style with these three, appropriately-shaped glasses.

The Home Depot

2. Journeys | Show Your Feet Some Love

Thanks to a combo of signature suede, cozy fleece lining, and moisture-wicking sheepskin footbeds, all-day warmth and comfort is a given when you slip into the casual-style Women’s UGG Short Boot.

3. JustFab |  Apparel , Shoes & Handbags for a Fabulous Steal

With thousands of styles to choose from, maximize your savings with $25 cash back when you sign up for the JustFab VIP Member Monthly Subscription plan. For a limited time, get your first outfit for only $10, plus free shipping and exchanges.

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4. Academy Sports + Outdoors | Run Free and Reach Your Goals

Take your workout to the next level! Choose footwear that magnifies your movement with molded sock liners that hug the shape of your foot, which is exactly what Nike Women’s Free RN Running Shoes does for your high-intensity adventures.

5. Dick’s Sporting Goods | Get Cold-Weather Ready

Plummeting temps, falling snow, and wind-chill factor freezes are no match for the North Face Women’s Down Aplz Jacket. With a stand-up collar, front zip closure, hand-warming pockets, and all-over quilted pattern, you’ll be the hottest thing braving the cold this winter.

6. MR PORTER | Net the Perfect Sweater

Fashionably rugged with its fishermen stitching, this camel Wool-Blend Sweater is made in a light, neutral tone offering contrasting designs and exquisite texture – an Italian-knitted stunner.

7. Ancestry | Shake Your Family Tree

Tug at some branches, and see what falls out when you explore the history and mysteries surrounding your freckled face, green eyes, premature grey hair, or cleft chin with an AncestryDNA Test. Trace your roots to learn more about your DNA traits and ethnicity.

8. Oakley | A Deal to Really Hop On

From Acid Green to Crystal Orange to Matte Rootbeer, a pair of Custom Frogskins Sunglasses lets your personality rock and roll in all its colorful glory. Customize it all, including the fit and color of the frames, lens and stems.

9. Fabletics | Get a Leg Up on the Holidays

Fabletics yoga pants and workout clothes make fitness fashionably fun, and when you sign up for a VIP Member Monthly Subscription plan – new members get $25 cash back. Brand new VIP members also score 2 pairs of leggings for only $24 (that’s a $99 value)!

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10. L’Occitane en Provence | Count Down the Days Beautifully

The beautifully illustrated Signature Advent Calendar Holiday Gift Set provides the perfect backdrop for an enchanted exploration of L’OCCITANE products. There are 24 doors to open, and behind each one is a new way to up your beauty game.

11. Eileen Fisher | Un-complicate Your Wardrobe

The System Collection is known for maximizing signature fabrics and simplifying shapes to create designs that make getting dressed less complicated. The boxy Silk Crepe Boxy Shell …

…and body-slimming fit of the System Viscose Jersey Tank Dress are just two standouts in this line.

12. Edible Arrangements | Get a Little Fruity

Chocolate + fruit = a deliciously classic match that’s an instant hit during the holidays, like this Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Apples & Bananas Box. Gourmet white chocolate and semisweet deliciousness are paired with fresh fruit to create a mouthwatering presentation.

13. Walmart | Hand-Picked Holiday Happiness at Your Fingertips

Packed with endless holiday gifts and situated all in one place, the Walmart Gift Guide makes shopping less stressful. From the ultra-warm and soft Better Homes & Gardens Plaid Sherpa Throw …

..to the stain-resistant Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair, there’s a shopping spree in the making for the grandkids, the love of your life, best friends, Fido, and everyone else in between.

14. Nisolo | A Tote to Dote On

Need something sturdy enough to haul school books, travel in style, or tuck away kiddie essentials with eye-catching style? Handmade in an ethical factory in Peru, the versatile Lori Tote Bag is made with soft, durable leather that makes it the ideal carry-all for all seasons.

15. Kendra Scott | Take Time to Smell the Roses

Rose gold is in, and the trend is here to stay. Embrace it with the Sophia Earrings & Elisa Necklaces Gift Set – an exclusive, pre-boxed duo that features drop-style ear candy and a classic, pendant necklace. 

16. Staples | Customize Your ‘Happy Holidays’

It might take a million tries, but nothing sends love, joy and merriment better than customized Holiday Cards featuring heartfelt photos of family, friends and pets.

17. Bed Bath & Beyond | Time for a ‘Nu’ You

A longtime favorite on holiday wishlists and wedding registries, this brand really needs no introduction. The NutriBullet line’s rep speaks for itself. Using the best in extraction technology, whole vegetables, fruits, seeds and ice are transformed into nutrient-rich, get-healthy drinks.  

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18. ShoeDazzle | VIP Treatment that Really Shines

A ShoeDazzle VIP Member Monthly Subscription plan not only comes with $25 cash back for new members, but you’ll snag your first style for only $10! This exclusive deal also comes with free shipping and exchanges, to boot.

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19. Avon | A Daily Dose of Deals

There’s still time to stock up on seasonal favorites, spectacular stock stuffers and exclusive discounts! Spend $45 or more on last-minute bath and beauty gifts to reveal an extra special offer as you Celebrate Avon’s 12 Days of Deals.

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20. Zenni | Add Some Holiday Shine to Their Eyewear Wardrobe

Know someone who would love to mix it up with a pair of new frames? Give them the gift of Zenni and the chance to pick out their next super stylish eyeware frames! Zenni offers electronic gift cards, a thoughtful surprise and unique gift. The best thing for you? No wrapping paper needed!

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With tons of brands spreading the discount-and-deal love all year-round, it’s pretty hard to stay on top of the latest promo codes. No worries! Download our Giving Assistant Button, and we’ll keep you posted on new offers and plenty of ways to save money.

Giving Week | Double Cash Back, Double Giving Event

Giving Week | Double Cash Back, Double Giving Event

Tis’ the season to be giving…and what better time to catapult into the charitable season than on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving? Giving Tuesday is a global phenomenon, where end-of-the-year giving and holiday donations are at an all-time high. But, here at Giving Assistant, instead of having just one day to collect extra karma points, you get an entire week with our Double Cash Back, Double Giving Event. From November 27 to December 3, spread out your generosity much farther with the help of double cashback from participating stores/brands (like the ones listed below), which means charities of your choice get to enjoy double the donations this holiday season.

Oakley | up to 12% cash back

Home to Oakley Authentic Prescription lenses; Limited Edition MotoGP shades; the ultra-lightweight Women’s Training Collection; and eyewear offering PRIZM™, the brand’s latest lens technology, Oakley inventory offers much more than their iconic polarized sunglasses and sports-ready eyewear. You’ll find custom options, motocross goggles, and a handful of creative collections, like the winterfied, OneObsession Snow Collection. There’s also an impressive selection of jackets, hoodies, snow helmets, backpacks, and boardshorts that you can earn double cashback on.

QVC | up to 8% cash back

Offering double cash back on the hottest brands in clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, electronics and many other gift-giving standouts, QVC has something for everyone on your holiday list. It’s here that you’ll find Vitamixes on sale; blindingly affordable Diamonique jewelry; Amazon deals galore; and so many new arrivals, it’ll make your head spin. Just some of the brands to look forward to on a QVC shopping spree include FitBit, Beats by Dr. Dre, Samsung, Sketchers, Dooney & Bourke, Dyson, Apple, and IT Cosmetics.

MR PORTER | up to 12% cash back

The online oasis of MR PORTER is packed with award-winning menswear, accessories and gifts that boast over 450 worldwide fashion statements at any given time. Constantly adding new items three times a week, you’ll find Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Tom Ford sold alongside the likes of limited edition Pirelli watches, Luis Morais diamond cuffs, Brunello Cucinelli leather/suede sneakers, and Bottega Veneta cufflinks. Here’s your chance to double your cashback on the ultimate holiday splurge!

COS | up to 12% cash back

Invest in clothing that stylishly stands the test of time, and your smart shopping skills will not only stretch your wardrobe’s reach out a little farther, but also saves money. COS is a wizard at transforming modern designs to create functional pieces oozing with longevity that include solid color, wool wrap cardigans; simply striped pajamas; uncomplicated polos; and cashmere scarfs. The brand caters to both men and women, and there’s even a Baby Collection to browse with many hammydown-worthy gems. A versatile, flexible wardrobe is only fingertips away…just like the double the cashback savings you’ll earn.

Zenni Optical | up to 2% cash back

Holiday lights won’t be the only thing sparkling this season. A new pair of eyewear not only enhances the look of your eyes, but can also really let your personality shine. With new arrivals at every turn, an inventory stocked with affordably-priced, optical pizzazz offers plenty of options that encourage men, women and kids to embrace the latest eyewear trends. Shop vintage-style stunners, gemstone embellishments, oval lens, studded frames, as well as bold colors and patterns – and that’s just a taste of what to expect from Zenni Optical.

Double the Donation to the Nonprofit of Your Choice

When looking for a good cause to send 1-100% of your doubled, cash back windfall to as an automatic donation, we’d like to introduce you to the following organizations:

Pencils of Promise: The global initiative of Pencils of Promise concentrates on increasing access to quality education through building schools, supporting teachers, and improving literacy rates. As a result, the organization’s efforts have helped reduce poverty, prevent disease, empower women, and advance education goals in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos. And, 100% of your online donation goes towards PoP programs. That’s because the nonprofit keeps their operation afloat solely through private donors and charity events.

Camp Kesem: Operating free summer camps for children impacted by a parent’s cancer, Camp Kesem is a Stanford University-founded program fueled by the passion of college student leaders. Since 2000, Kesem has increased its ability to serve more kids, expanding to over 100 chapters in 40 states throughout the U.S. In 2017, over 100 week-long sessions were held at Camp Kesem, with more than 7,000 children being able to attend. That’s 10 times the number of children the camp could support ten years ago!

Salvation Army: Investing in and building programs for those touched by poverty, natural disasters, abuse, hunger, homelessness and addiction, the Salvation Army is ‘dedicated to doing the most good’ for communities and individuals in distress. Helping those is need since 1865, their influence impacts the lives of approximately 25 million Americans annually, with a presence felt in 130 countries across the globe.

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin: Protecting an area that boasts a fascinating combination of land, water and biodiversity attracting over 2 million visitors annually, the EAC plays an important role in sustaining the unique natural resources of West Marin. Your donation goes towards the education and environmental advocacy programs of one of the only local organizations of its kind to take on extensive (sometimes decades-long) campaigns that address threats to the environment.

After participating in our Double Cash Back, Double Giving event, don’t forget to keep an eye out for more holiday deals and steals with the help of our Giving Assistant Button, which you can download now, if you haven’t already.

Happy shopping, happy giving!

Shoes Intentionally Designed & Ethically Made [Nisolo]

Shoes Intentionally Designed & Ethically Made [Nisolo]

Many companies ride the ‘green’ wave and embrace giving back in various ways, but there’s only a select few that really go above and beyond– intentionally shaping their business initiatives to passionately tackle the social and environmental challenges of today. Nisolo is a B Corporation (also known as a B Corp), which is a for-profit company that dedicates its resources and business objectives towards operating at a higher standard for the greater global good. The process for earning certification as a B Corp is rigorous, and involves a top-to-bottom review of a company’s level of social impact, accountability, manufacturing practices, and transparency.

In its ethical production of leather goods, handcrafted shoes, jewelry and accessories, Nisolo recognizes there’s much more to running a company than just turning a profit. With business roots firmly planted in Mexico, Kenya and Peru, all Nisolo producers earn above fair trade wages through full-time, sustainable employment, as well as benefit from programs centered on education, skills training, gender equality and healthcare.

New Customers Get 20% Off with Exclusive Code

Your Nisolo purchases support the brand’s continued goal of reshaping the fashion industry’s contribution to the greater good of the planet, and the lives of producers and customers alike.

To get you started, new customers enjoy a 20% discount that can be used towards the purchase of Nisolo goods, such as the waxed cotton canvas Loreto Messenger Bag, a pair of men’s oak-colored Calano Oxfords, or the classic look of a Tiny Brass Bead Bracelet. When making your first purchase, use promo code NEWGIVING20 at checkout.

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Donate to Soles4Souls X Nisolo, and Get a $30 Credit

Shoes (even old, worn-out ones) have the power to transform lives.

Available to U.S. customers only, score a $30 credit on your next pair of Nisolos when you donate a pair of used footwear to the Soles4Souls X Nisolo joint project. Donated shoes are given to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries, which they clean, repair and resell locally. Not only do old shoes get a new lease on life, but the reuse of materials and goods reduces landfill waste, as well as supports communities in need.

With your help, Nisolo comes closer to reaching their goal of collecting at least 5,000 pairs of shoes by 2020 through this Soles4Souls collaboration.

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Get an Extra 10% Off Ecuador Huaraches

Handcrafted in an ethical factory in Peru that’s owned and operated by Nisolo, you have until the end of the year to take an extra 10% off of Ecuador Huaraches. Made with soft, hand-cut leather, this best-selling sandal actually molds to the shape of your foot – creating an ultra-comfortable, custom fit. Don’t miss out on this discount! This offer is valid until 12/31.

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Your purchases also play a role in the brand’s continued success, which produces long-term effects that Nisolo producers and their communities experience through the following:

  • Programs that Enhance a Producers’ Quality of Life: The factory that Nisolo owns and operates in Trujillo is situated in what is known as the shoemaking capital of Peru. In-house financial literacy training; the option to request salary advances; and having access to adequate banking services all help build a stable foundation for producers; some of whom are now managing first-time bank accounts. Skills training, physical education, and even yoga classes are also available to producers and their families. Nisolo programs also result in families turning out first-generation university graduates.

 

  • Fair Wages and Healthy Working Conditions in Partner Factories: All producers must be 18 years or older, work in safe environments, and receive healthcare in order to collaborate with Nisolo. Staff personally visits partner factories multiple times a year to strengthen ties and confirm high standards are being met. Producers in partner factories, such as the leatherworking and shoemaking artisans in León, Mexico, earn a minimum of 27% beyond fair trade wage requirements; some entry-level producers receive up to 74% more.

 

  • Empowered Independent Artisans: Nisolo values the art of “generational craftsmanship,” and works closely with small, independent artisans – helping them grow their businesses and expand their ability to produce goods. To increase opportunities for locals to thrive in low-income environments, the company provides free business counseling and makes it easier for artisans to connect with worldwide buyers.

In a nutshell, Nisolo holds the distinction of being B Corp Certified, produces ethically made, intentionally designed goods sold at a fair price, and supports programs which generate positive effects that resonate throughout entire communities. All of this makes the brand one that significantly aligns with our mission to increase purposeful shopping experiences around the world. The opportunities to save with this brand are also plentiful, which is why it’s in your best interest to download our Giving Assistant Button to keep up with the latest Nisolo coupon codes.

 

2018 Cyber Monday | Gift Guide

2018 Cyber Monday | Gift Guide

Cyber Monday lets you sit back, relax, and browse endless deals and discounts without having to push through the rush of Black Friday crowds. “Doorbusters” are snagged with the click of a button, and there’s no more waiting in lines with a stomach full of turkey. All of the brands and items listed below are easily accessible via your laptop, tablet or phone – and even better – with extra incentives from us.

1. The Home Depot | Destress with Distressed Home Décor

Straight out of the Home Decorators Collection, the Maharaja 6-Drawer Sandblast White Dresser fills a room with the positive energy of India-inspired design. Constructed out of eye-catching, Himalayan sheesham wood, don’t be surprised if the intricately, hand-carved details make all other home décor pieces envious. The sandblasted white, distressed finish is versatile, brightening bedrooms and adding a touch of elegance to rooms in need of personality. Order this beauty, and you’ll also enjoy the luxury of it coming fully assembled.

The Home Depot

2. Macy’s | Spa-rrific Stocking Stuffers X 19

Treat yourself or a loved one to the ultimate indulgences in facial beauty – a collection of masks that deliver instant, healthy skin boosts of natural oils, extracts, and vitamins that don’t cost a fortune. The TONYMOLY 19-Pc. Holiday Mask Set, created exclusively for Macy’s, comes with 10 pulp sheet masks, 3 layering sheet masks, 3 gel face masks, and 3 gel eye masks. The Coconut mask provides a shot of ultra-hydration. Shrink enlarged pores with a Red Wine mask. Refresh, brighten and pamper your eyes with the Green Tea mask. Other masks in the set use avocado, aloe, rice, cactus, lotus, rose, lavender, and lemon to improve the face and skin.

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3. Sam’s Club | A Best Seller for Your Best Friend

Enhancing the magic and stories behind every photo, it doesn’t hurt to have the capabilities of a high-quality camera on your side. Photogs will definitely appreciate the many features of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Lens Bundle. Smart technology includes built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity; and a Scene Intelligent Auto mode that automatically adjusts camera settings to match any subject. Achieve impressively detailed, sharp photos and video (even when skies are grey) with an 18.0 MP CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. Other bundle perks to note include the zoom lens, shoulder bag, battery pack, and SDHC card.

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4. Littlebits | STEM-Powered Fun for Your Lil’ Superhero

A toy that entertains and educates at the same time? It’s a win-win for any parent. You know how awesome Iron Man’s high-tech suit and accessories are. Now, kids can become their own super hero with the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit. Packed with all sorts of bits and pieces they can use to build and customize a super-secret identity and amazing superpowers, you not only conquer the holidays, but also help develop a child’s interest in science. Geared towards Avengers-in-training who are 8 years or older, there’s more than 18 activities to keep them busy.Littlebits

5. Tempur-Pedic | No More Counting Sheep

With a mattress from one of Tempur-pedic’s newest lines, the ProAdapt™ Series, makes falling asleep and enjoying an ultra-relaxing, rejuvenating slumber much easier to achieve. Say ‘hello’ to multiple layers of support available in a selection of sizes, ranging from Twin to Split California King. Personalize your level of comfort with a Soft, Medium or Firm mattress, which delivers the brand’s most pressure relieving material ever. Opt for the Medium Hybrid, and embrace the added comfort of over 1,000 premium spring coils. If you’re going to invest on a better night’s sleep, you might as well strike when the price is lower.

6. iRobot | Clean Like the Jetsons

Take house-cleaning to the next level with the Wi-Fi® Connected Robot Vacuum of your dreams! The iRobot® Roomba® i7 boasts out-of-this-world capabilities which include “power-lifting suction’ that picks up more dust, dirt, allergens, pet hair, and Cheerios than ever – thanks to having 10X the air power than previous models. Imprint™ Smart Mapping technology also learns, maps and adjusts to every room, while you man the controls from the smartphone iRobot HOME App and Alexa-enabled devices.

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7. The Home Depot | Floor Someone with New Hardwoods

Shining with oh-so-much potential, the look of hardwood floors not only adds value to a home, but they look incredibly fabulous wherever they are. Since wood floors can last a lifetime, loved ones are sure to be everlastingly grateful for gifted Millstead Oak Spice Engineered Hardwood Flooring this holiday. The prefinished engineered, click real oak floor is durable, and easy to install. Five layers of solid, domestic oak hardwood make up the flooring, which offers a cross ply design and medium gloss finish. One case contains 20 square feet of new floor envy.

The Home Depot

8. Walmart | Still Flying Off the Shelves

Toy trends come and go, but remote control fun is still just as popular as ever. Drones not only keep kids busy, but also provide hours of entertainment for adults – from serious hobbyists to amateur users. Take the Sky Rider Eagle 3 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera, for example. With a control distance of up to 328 feet, this quadcopter zips through the air at low, medium and high speeds. The 6-axis gyroscope enables 360-degree flips and tricks. With this model, users can also livestream video to smartphones and VR goggles.

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9. Lowe’s | Home Improvement Motivation to the Max

No more excuses…that HGTV-fueled dream home or ultimate kitchen makeover in the works comes closer to reality when you have the right tools on hand…like the DEWALT 7-Tool 20-volt Max Power Tool Combo Kit. Everything you need to revamp cabinets, install shelves, or repair the stairs is included…and without the restriction of cords. This kit comes with a cordless drill, cordless impact driver, cordless angle grinder, reciprocating saw, circular saw, handheld flashlight, and portable speaker.

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10. Monica Vinader | A Bracelet for Your Bestie

From new job anxiety to bad breakups, your best friend has been there for it all…offering much more than just words of encouragement. To thank the calming force in your life, the Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet in Marjorelle Blue (which just so happens to represent wisdom) has special meaning for your favorite sidekick. Available in standard and petite sizes, choose from sterling silver or 18 ct. gold vermeil (or 18 ct. rose gold vermeil) on sterling silver. Ready to engrave…you can also add a little something special to the bracelet with a complimentary, engraved personal message or motif.

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11. Xfinity | Satisfy Your Need for Speed  

We live in a connected world, and whether you’re in the middle of an online shopping spree or binge-watching your fav TV show, you want the speediest results. Just in time for Christmas movie marathons and never-ending, Xbox One downloads, high-speed Xfinity Internet now offers increased speeds with all of their new packages. This means you (or another special someone) can achieve new levels of entertainment satisfaction; and all connected devices will stream movies and music, share photos, download files, and conquer Fortnite’s Battle Royale much faster than before.

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12. Dick’s Sporting Goods | A “Better Sweater” For Her

Trim and streamlined is the name of the game when it comes to “anywhere, anytime” appropriate outerwear. Whether for the hiking trail, the city streets, or a slow stroll around a wind-whipped neighborhood, this is the jacket she’ll pick. Patagonia’s “Better Sweater” fleece jacket comes in fourteen classic and jewel-toned colors, making it easy to get her a gift that both warms her heart and suits her personality. Not only is this jacket comfortable, Patagonia ensures it also comes with the comfort of knowing it’s been produced with sustainability and ethics in mind.

Dick's Sporting Goods

13. Reiss | Lounge in Luxury, Snooze in Satin

From what we can tell, there’s just one problem with these perfect PJs—once they’re on, your lucky gift recipient won’t ever want to take them off. Would you blame them, though? The Tilda striped pajama top by Reiss (bottoms sold separately) wraps your wearer up in high-end, luxury satin bliss. Its expertly-tailored 1920s silhouette evokes a grown-up sexiness that transforms your everyday “Netflix-and-chill” into something more like “art-films-and-cocktails.” And for your well-read, laid back, stylishly sleepy, loved one? That’s a good thing. (As for you? With cash back plus this hot Black Friday deal, that’s a good thing for you, too.)

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Cyber Monday may be an annual event, but the possibility of steals, deals and discounts from these brands and more are a year-round thrill. To stay on top of the latest offers, we recommend downloading our Giving Assistant Button, if you haven’t already!