Cyber Monday Deals Offer Holiday Savings

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The Cyber Monday deals have arrived.  Sure some of you may already have your holiday gifts purchased, wrapped and safely tucked away.  But a lot of people anxiously await the Cyber Monday specials.  Comfy in pajamas, holiday list by the side, warm coffee and credit card in hand.  So begins the online frenzy.

Pillow Pets has a SWEET deal this Cyber Monday.  Purchase any two Sweet Scented Pets and get a FREE Watermelon Ladybug Sweet Scented Pet. That’s a $19.99 savings. Use code: MONDAY to take advantage of this great offer.

Plus, since you are saving all this money, if you are feeling generous, round up or add an extra donation at checkout for Family Reach.  Pillow Pets will match your donation!  Family Reach provides a financial lifeline to families facing cancer.  Every penny, every dollar counts for these families as they struggle to pay bills and care for their loved ones. We appreciate your considering a donation at checkout.

The best way to know what’s on sale is to join our email list.  Sign up and be the first to know about discounts, deals, specials and new arrivals.  We only send the most important information so no worries about a bunch of junk mail showing up in your in-box.

We have some great stocking stuffer items like the Pillow Pets Poucheez Backpack Clips. Purses, Backpacks and Blankets make a great add on item to any Pillow Pet purchase. Update your tablet case with one of the FabTablets.

Now is a great time to start shopping.  Remember to use the code: SWEETDEAL at checkout for the FREE Watermelon Ladybug Sweet Scented Pillow Pet.

 

 

Moana Sets Sail This Week

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Who has been waiting for the great adventure to begin? We are ready to see Moana and especially her adorable pet pig Pua come to animated life this week.

If you haven’t heard about Moana, here is a brief introduction: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Disney is well known for assembling characters who really exemplify the roles in the animated features.  Moana is no exception. Its incredible cast of animated characters is voiced by some amazing talent which really help bring the story of adventure to life.

  • Auli’i Cravalho as Moana Waialiki, the high-spirited sixteen-year-old daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators, who sets sail to an island with an almighty demigod to help save her family from annihilation. As her name means “ocean,” she has an uncanny connection with it and all its creatures.
  • Dwayne Johnson as Maui, the legendary demigod who sets off with Moana on her journey.
  • Temuera Morrison as Chief Tui Waialiki, Moana’s overprotective father and chief of Motunui Island.
  • Nicole Scherzinger as Sina Waialiki, Moana’s mother.
  • Rachel House as Gramma Tala, Moana’s Grandmother. Like Moana, Tala shares a passion for the ocean.
  • Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, a villainous 50-foot crab from Lalotai, the realm of monsters.
  • Alan Tudyk as Hei Hei, Maui and Moana’s pet rooster, and described by director Ron Clements as “the dumbest character in the history of Disney animation.”Tudyk will also voice two other characters.
  • TBA as Te Kā the Lava Witch, a character inspired by Pele, the Goddess of Fire and volcanoes in Hawaiian mythology
  • Phillipa Soo as a villager of Motunui Island.

The Disney films are known for creating music that is catchy, sentimental and true to the spirit of the movie.  The soundtrack follows that same spirit and really has pulled out all the stops with original songs including in Lin-Manuel Miranda from Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton.”

1) Tulou Tagaloa – Olivia Foa’i
2) An Innocent Warrior – Vai Mahina, Sulata Foai-Amiatu & Matthew Ineleo
3) Where You Are – Christopher Jackson, Rachel House, Nicole Scherzinger, Auli’i Cravalho & Louise Bush
4) How Far I’ll Go – Cravalho
5) We Know the Way – Opetaia Foa’i & Lin-Manuel Miranda
6) How Far I’ll Go (Reprise) – Cravalho
7) You’re Welcome – Dwayne Johnson
8) Shiny – Jemaine Clement
9) Logo Te Pate – O. Foa’i, Op. Foa’i & Talaga Steve Sale
10) I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors) – House & Cravalho
11) Know Who You Are – Cravalho, Mahina, O. Foa’i, Op. Foa’i & Ineleo
12) We Know the Way (Finale) – Miranda & Op. Foa’i
13) How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
14) You’re Welcome – Jordan Fisher

The Pillow Pet Pua brings to life all of the adorable features of this animated side kick. This super soft stuffed animal by day, pillow by night is exactly the friend you need to bring on your next adventure. Get yours today on Amazon.

The Holiday Specials Are Here!

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The holidays are here and with them comes the holiday shopping specials.  Selecting that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list is no easy task.  Some people have a plan of attack that is carefully prepared and ready to be executed on Black Friday. Others tend to wing it and purchase as the right gift opportunity presents itself.

So where do you fit in with other shoppers? According to the National Retail Foundation:

People spent an average of $804.00 on gifts last year.  Of that total $400.00 was for family members.

Half of all holiday shopping and browsing is done online which is part of the reason that Pillow Pets has created such an easy way to see all of the Pillow Pets and Dream Lites on our website.

Free Shipping or shipping promotions are important factors in making a decision.  Pillow Pets is offering FREE Shipping on orders $30.00 or more during the month of November. Use code: FREESHIP at check out.

The average shopper also spends a little on themselves which is always a great idea. Keep yourself motivated and happy while you shop for others.

Savvy holiday shoppers will shop around to find the perfect gift this year with most saying they will shop at discount (55.9%) and department stores (55.6%), and online (52.9%). Two in five (44.1%) will shop at grocery stores and one-third (33.4%) will shop at clothing or accessory stores.

Approximately 40 percent of holiday shoppers say they begin their holiday shopping before Halloween. Another 41.5 percent say they begin their holiday shopping in November, and 18.7 will begin sometime in December.

When asked why they begin shopping early, most of those that responded that they shop before or in September or October say it’s to spread out their budget (61.4%). Another 48 percent say they want to avoid the November and December crowds and 46 percent do so to avoid the stress of last-minute shopping.

Real Simple magazine has some great tips on how to make the holiday season a little easier:

  • Make a list of everyone you need to give gifts to this year. Don’t forget the people who provide a service to you like a hair dresser, dog walker, paper delivery, etc.
  • Start early. A lot of retailers and companies are offering great deals ahead of Black Friday. For example, Pillow Pets this week has an offer this week: Buy any 2 Disney Pillow Pets or Dream Lites and get a Dory Pillow Pet FREE. Use Code: DORY
  • Unsure about a product, do some research before you head out.
  • Look for the best Black Friday deals. These can be found online starting in November.
  • Don’t forget, Cyber Monday for online shopping deals.
  • Look for free shipping offers like we have at Pillow Pets. Use the code: FREESHIP and get free shipping on orders over $30.00 during the month of November.
  • Try your hand at creating a fun gift. There are lots of great ideas online.

Want more holiday specials? Sign up for our email list and be the first to know about all of the holiday specials this year. We have some great ones coming up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Don’t miss out!

#FindYourHappyPlace

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The new Trolls movie came out on Friday and one of the hashtags was #FindYourHappyPlace which got us to thinking. A happy place can either be a physical location or a state of being. So, was someone’s physical happy place the same as their mental happy place?  A very unscientific poll at the office indicated that in some cases yes, and in others it was different.

Marketing department – the physical location for our happy place would be the beach. Warm day, suntan lotion, cold beverage, and a boogie board.  This incidentally was their mental happy place as well. They said that whenever the stress gets to be too much, they close their eyes and focus on a day at the beach.

Warehouse – Anywhere with music. Live music, dance music, outdoor concert, you name it and that is the happiest spot for this crew.  Same with the mental happy place, any type of music brought peace of mind on an otherwise hectic day.

Sales – sports, sports and more sports.  The happiest place would be the football field – well, more like the stand. Rooting on their favorite team, hot dog and popcorn in hand. To recharge mentally, they only had to think about hitting the baseball field with their children on a weekend.

Customer Service – a tropical getaway where you can unpack your worries and leave the daily stress behind.  Anywhere would work but the Maldives was mentioned more than once.  As for a mental happy place, it was a secret hideout that they only knew about and was a place that they could restore their sense of well being.

Accounting – they also picked the beach. A packed cooler loaded with snacks, a tent to keep the sun away, beach chairs and sunglasses rounded out the happy place; As for mentally, thinking about her grandchild had an instant calming and peaceful sereneness to a hectic day.

Online Team – home was the happy place.  Life is spent on the go so much, so a day at home surrounded by the comfort of the items hand selected to make one’s house a home was picked.  As for that happy place, thinking of a good night’s sleep was all that was needed to make him smile.

There are true benefits to having a mental happy place. Studies have found that there are benefits to this type of positive thinking.

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Less tension
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Decreased respiration rate
  • Reduction in Cortisol levels which produce stress
  • Less irritable
  • More restful and beneficial sleep
  • Ability to handle stress
  • A more relaxed state of being
  • Able to take stressful situations in stride
  • Greater sense of peace and happiness

A lot of people find an escape in music.  The new Trolls movie has some great new music and classics from year’s ago.  The Trolls live in Happy Town which we know is their happy place. But what puts a song in their heart? Here are a few of the Trolls songs that take us to a happy place.

https://www.dreamworks.com/trolls/watch/hair-up-music-video

https://www.dreamworks.com/trolls/watch/cant-stop-the-feeling-lyric-video

https://www.dreamworks.com/trolls/watch/watch-true-colors2

Enjoy this fantastic movie and make sure to get your Pillow Pets Trolls Poppy, Guy Diamond and Branch to help take you to your happy place.