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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Neighborhood Basketball Tournament
If youre family is like mine, youve got some real basketball fans in the house. Instead of just watching games on TV during basketball season, I try to get my kids and neighbors in on the action with neighborhood basketball tournaments. Whether youre playing H-O-R-S-E or a simple game of one-on-one, theres just something about a basketball goal that demands for friends to get together and have some fun. You could play family vs family, girls vs boys, or even adults vs kids (just be carefulif the kids win, they will never let you live it down!). Get your game started on an adjustable-height basketball system from Lifetime Productsthat way, you can lower the hoop, so even younger kids can be all-stars. To celebrate the championship game, you could even give away hot chocolate and snacks to everyone who turned out to watch th...
Vote for Your Favorite Spring Craft!
Its time to start voting! Voting for our Spring Craft Contest is now open, so help us pick Lifetimes April contest winner.Six people entered their favorite homemade Easter/Spring craft for a chance to win a Lifetime craft table package valued at $200 (which includes a Lifetime 4 Adjustable Height Table, a Lifetime Personal Table, and 2 Lifetime folding chairs)! And YOU get to decide the winner! Below is the official list of entries. Click the name of each craft to visit the entrants blog which shows a photo of the craft and step-by-step directions of how to make the craft. Have fun trying some of the new ideas, too! After youve viewed them all, pick your favorite ONE craft and vote for it to win! How to vote: Send an email to PR@lifetime.com with your favorite craft name in the subject line. (Example would be vote: stuffe...
Lifetime Named a Top Patent Company in Utah
We've been sharing a lot of new products with you lately... so you know our engineers have been busy. Guess what? We aren't the only ones who have noticed. Earlier this month, Lifetime was honored at the Utah Genius Awards ceremony as one of the Top 20 Patent Companies in Utah for 2011! The Utah Genius Awards are held annually and recognize the creative people and companies behind Utah's economy. The awards are based on objective statistics from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, not votes. Last year Lifetime earned20 new patents for our product inventions including patents forour basketball height adjustment, edge corner for our table, and our playset. These new patents join our extensive patent portfolio of more than 500 patents worldwide. It takes a lot of time and effort to file for a patent but for inventors, paten...