Wanna earn some money and Lifetime folding tables for your religious organization? Check out the new Spirited Fundraiser Grants program that Lifetime is sponsoring! Not-for-profit religious organizations are invited to submit their best and/or most unique fundraising tactics for a chance to win a $1000 check. Oh, and some Lifetime products, of course! Hmmm, how about four 6’ Lifetime folding tables and 16 Lifetime folding chairs in addition to the cashola? Yep, those could sure come in handy! I know what you're probably thinking, "I never win anything." Well, guess what? A total of seven grants will be awarded! How's that for some uplifting news? Entries must be submitted before October 30, 2009! So, hurry and check out all the details at www.lifetime.com. More

So this might not be news for many of you, we’re on Twitter! If you already know what Twitter is you can follow us over there: @LifetimeJoe and @Lifetime365. For those of you who don’t know what Twitter is: In short, Twitter lets you answer the question “what are you doing?” and share it with your friends. Real life happens between blog posts and email. Twitter is a social media network that lets its users post short messages (up to 140 characters). People (“tweeps” or “tweeple”) can then search those posts (called “tweets”) for keywords, and can “follow” people that write stuff that interests them. You can also post your own tweets for your own tweeps to read. But this isn’t an advertisement for Twitter. What we’d like... More

Over the years, many of my friends and family have asked me why Lifetime doesn’t have the NBA logo on their basketball hoops.  Well, the answer is simple.  Money.  To have the NBA logo on Lifetime backboards, it would cost money. A lot of money.  Money that Lifetime chooses to instead put into the actual quality of their products.  Whether it’s using that money for more research, new manufacturing equipment, or improved materials, the end result is a higher quality product for you. As a former employee, I can assure you that this philosophy carries through all aspects of Lifetime.  You won’t find any lavish corporate offices at the Lifetime Products headquarters in Clearfield, Utah.  No marble floors, revolving doors, or plush corner offices with beautiful wraparound ... More

I sure hope you had a fun fourth of July!  We had a great weekend, but we didn't do anything special or festive other than watch fireworks.  Kind of sad... especially since our tradition, when we lived in Arizona, was to host a pool party and BBQ at our house every Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  We'd invite our four closet friends and spend the day playing 3-on-3 volleyball and then the guys would throw down a serious game of hoops with our Lifetime Poolside basketball/volleyball system.  Let's get something straight.  I'm not talking about a leisurely game where you splash around in the pool and daintily tap the ball over the net or into the hoop for fear of knocking down the flimsy goal.  I'm talking about a game of volleyball where you actually have to jump up to... More

I recently came across this article on Kasi Good's blog, and liked it so much, I asked if we could share it here! So here it is, a cool and functional makeover for your Lifetime Table: "I am addicted to chalkboard paint... It's true. We had the kids computer and art stuff on this hideous lifetime table. It was covered in paint, since I routinely use it for painting furniture or picture frames or whatever else I decide to slather paint on. I decided it couldn't get any worse, so I rolled on a couple coats of black chalkboard paint! Now, I may as well be honest and tell you that it's not going to last forever. I can envision one of them realizing that if they try hard enough they can scratch the paint off and that will be the end of it. But it will be fun while it lasts. EDIT: I ended up stripping off t... More

WARNING! This isn’t going to be your typical Lifetime365 blog post. It’s going to be a bit more technical, and a lot more geeky, but don’t let that scare you off. I’ll try and walk you through it. To start things off, you should know that I’m a computer geek, I’ll admit it. What I’m going to tell you now is something that us geeks have known about for a long, long time, but something that you “normal” people probably don’t know about – and even if you do, you’re probably not using it this way. What is this “secret technology” of which I speak? It’s called RSS feeds. RSS is an acronym. I’d tell you what it stands for but people have been arguing over that since it first came out. Then “ATOM feeds” came along. All of th... More

To help kick-start the sagging economy many companies are having a "Christmas in July" sale, offering coupons, and cutting prices on products across the board. We didn't want to leave out BuyLifetime.com customers, so in addition to the great prices and FREE SHIPPING on every product at BuyLifetime.com for a limited time we're extending a discount at checkout! Just use coupon code JMA010when you're checking out for your Christmas in July discount. More

 
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And the Winner of the Lifetime Paddleboard Is…
Stacey S.of Aurora, Colorado! Stacey was the lucky winner pickedvia random.org for this month's giveaway. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter to win one of our newest products - the stand-up Lifetime Freestyle Paddleboard. The majority of you who entered have never tried stand-up paddleboards before we sure hope that starts to change! Paddleboarding is an exciting new sport that allows you to enjoy the water in a whole new way. As one person who entered our giveaway said, it can be both meditating and an adrenaline rush all at the same time! Lifetime's Paddleboard isbuilt specifically with beginners in mind, both with the design and the price. So, if you didn't win but you still want to givea Lifetime Paddleboarda try, head to your nearest Sports Authority store to pick one up, or visit the Lifetime Store online to...
5 More Chances Left in 25 Hoops Giveaway
This Spring, we started a "25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway" to celebrate our 25th corporate anniversary and our invention of the first quickly adjustable basketball hoop. So far, we've given away20 hoops! That means we still have5 more to give away before December 31! This is a great opportunity to win a high-end Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop.We're giving awaymodel 71522 which retails in the Lifetime Store online for $499! It's a 54" steel-framed acrylic backboard with a pneumatic Power Lift Height Adjustment mechanism that raises and lowers the hoop from 7.5 to 10 feet with just one hand. So, if you haven't already entered to win, now is the time! Once you enter, your name stays in for all remaining drawings. We draw random winners at random times, so you never know when the next winner will be announced.Tick-tock! What...
Rich Snippets: Coming Soon to a Search Engine Near You!
Search engines not only display content, they spider web pages, gathering information from your pages, then re-work all that information into a listing that searchers see when they're looking for stuff -- and the cycle is complete. When a person goes to a search engine they have a good idea of what theyre looking for (otherwise they'll be on StumbleUpon, right?). With millions of search results being found and displayed, sometimes it's hard for people to find what they're looking for among all those results. To help combat that, Google is trying to show searchers more information about their search results. Information about information? That sounds a lot like meta-data! Yes, yes it does! Here at Lifetime, we're starting to roll out web pages that will take advantage of Google's "Rich Snippits" to get more information...