Happy Memorial Day!  Well, Tressa W. from South Jordan, Utah is now flying on cloud nine this Memorial Day… with her new Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter that she won for her kids in our monthly giveaway this month!  Wow, is this a popular product!  We let our Facebook fans pick which product we should giveaway between either an Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter or a Dome Climber.  I guess our fans weren't kidding when they told us they wanted us to give away the Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter. .. this was our biggest number of giveaway entries ever! Thanks to everyone who entered. If you weren't the lucky winner, you can still purchase your own Ace Flyer in the Lifetime Store online. And, if you live in Utah, you can even save 10% on an Ace Flyer today if you stop by our "Salute Our Troops" event at the Lif... More

At Lifetime, we  strongly believe that part of our corporate responsibility as a successful business is to support our local community.  So, I am excited to tell you that this Memorial Day we will, once again, be hosting our "Salute Our Troops" event! This event will be held only at our Lifetime Store location in Riverdale, Utah.  On Memorial Day, 5 percent of our proceeds will be donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. Lifetime Products is honored to be neighbors with Hill Air Force Base. So, this event is a way for Lifetime to thank our local military men and women - and their families - that sacrifice so much for our community and country.  And, ... More

Each year Las Vegas hosts the Annual National Hardware Show where thousands of manufacturers and retailer buyers gather to show off the latest and greatest “home after market” products, which means all the products sold for the home, after the home is built. I was able to attend the (66th Annual) show this year and it was amazing to see the variety of new and exciting products. It was an opportunity for Lifetime to flaunt our own innovations. We met with all of our major retailer accounts, to show and demonstrate our newest innovations. Focusing mainly on our Lawn & Garden products, we displayed our sheds, picnic tables, raised garden beds, composters, Adirondack chairs, glider bench, convertible bench, 130-gallon storage box and 80-gallon storage box. The response on these products has been phenomenal! Life... More

Recently, Lifetime participated in a program with a Northern Utah paper, the Davis County Clipper. The Clipper told us about a special program where children create advertisments for local businesses in order to win a contest. Because children are a big part of our business, the Lifetime Store locations just had to get involved!  Ask any of our store associates about kids, and they can easily tell you all the kids they have met as their families shop for playgrounds, teeter-totters, basketball hoops, and more. Everyone knows that the best place to get a playground in Utah is the Lifetime Store.  I helped to gather the entries for this contest, it was so fun to see all the entries from kids in our own community. Congrats on all the entrants! They were all ... More

This giveaway has ended.  Ladies and gentleman, welcome aboard the Lifetime Ace Flyer with non-stop service to FUN. Please prepare for departure and let your imagination take flight. With outdoor summer just around the corner, we have lots of great playground products that will keep the kiddos busy playing all day long.  But, we have so many fun products that sometimes it's hard for us to decide which one we should giveaway.  So, this past week, we asked our Facebook fans to tell us if they wanted us to giveaway a Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter or a Lifetime Dome Climber.    The results are in and this month you've decided one lucky winner will receive a Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter!  With seating for up to seven children and interactive features like a spinning propeller... More

It's been almost a week now, but my head is still spinning from all of our excitement last week! We started the week with a fantastic 25th Anniversary Event at our factory. Then, immediately after the event, the Lifetime Sales and Marketing Team, lead product engineers, and some leaders from other departments held their annual sales meeting. This conference is a chance for a group of us at Lifetime to communicate, review our progress from the past year, and preview what's planned for our products and business in the coming years. We present and discuss new products, new accounts, manufacturing innovations, international growth, marketing, and more. If I had to sum up this years meeting in one word, it would be: WOW! You won't believe the list of new products we are rolling o... More

We blew out the candles so it must be official… Lifetime is 25 years old!  As you know, we're celebrating all year long with sales, giveaways, and more. And, last Monday, we held a special 25 Year Anniversary Event at our factory headquarters in the Clearfield Freeport Center. Personally, I'm still amazed at how quickly we transformed a factory assembly line warehouse that was running on Friday into a trendy industrial meeting facility for the event on Monday. The place was decked out with product displays and live jazz music! Check out the pictures, pretty cool, huh?  And, yes, it was back to an assembly line by Tuesday! Nearly 400 people attended our celebration, including Lifetime's partners, suppliers, and local community leaders. Our guests of honor included Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and Clearfi... More

This is one of the Customer Reviews you'll find on our Lifetime Store online. Do you own a Lifetime Product?  Do you use any Lifetime Products in your office, church, or workplace? If so, we'd like to know what you think about our products.   To submit your comments, simply go to buylifetime.com and choose the product you would like to "review".  Then click on the blue text that says "write a review" located beneath the title of the product. Because our products are sold through other major retailers as well, look for opportunites to submit reviews to their sites, too. Customer Reviews are very helpful to online shoppers. The best reviews are the ones that provide specific details rather than general statements. Pete's review about our playset ... More

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear at Lifetime as a member of the Tables & Chairs team is:  "How much weight will this folding table hold?"  That's a pretty loaded question, no pun intended.  You would think the answer would be pretty cut-and-dry.  Truth is, it's actually quite complicated.  But, as part of my continuing series on what features to look for when picking the perfect folding table, today I'm going to help answer that question while helping you understand why durability is so important to consider when buying a folding table. So, as a shopper, where should you start to try and figure out which table is strong enough for your needs?  First, before you purchase a folding table, think about what you primarily want to use the table for.  Paper crafts may not requ... More

What a great week!  We picked winners for two different giveaways, and another giveaway has already started! First off, congrats to Janice D. of Mackinaw City, MI who is the lucky winner of our monthly giveaway.  Janice won a Lifetime Raised Garden Bed - our newest product!  With this product, she'll be able to set up a garden in less than one hour and be on her way to enjoying some delicious homegrown vegetables in no time!  Next up…. we awarded the first basketball hoop in our "25 Hoops for 25 Years" Giveaway!  Congratulations to Joseph M. of Philadelphia, PA.  Don't forget, this giveaway is continuing throughout the remainder of the year.  We're going to give away a total of 25 hoops at random times.  You'd better hurry to enter because you never know when we ... More

 
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"Bestest Yard Cart Ever in the Whole Wide World"
Over the past few months, Ive been sharing my personal reviews of the Lifetime Yard Cart. Ive come to the conclusion its an awesome product with lots of cool and unique features. So far, the only drawback Ive discovered is that it is difficult to dump multiple small loads because when the load shifts it is hard to tip the cart back down, both in wheelbarrow and trailer modes. Ironically though, this negative turned into a huge positive for us when we were spreading our compost. At first, I thought Lifetime had thought of everything with this product... cup holders, tool holders, trailer mode conversion, slats for building up the sides, and more. However, after using the Yard Cart for a while, I now have a few more ideas that I think would truly make the Lifetime Yard Cart the bestest Yard Cart ever in the whole wide world. ...
Backyards Inc. Changes Name to Lifetime Store
Things are starting to look a little different along the Wasatch Front in Utah, and I'm not just talking about the fresh layers of snow on the mountains. We are excited to tell you that Backyards Inc., the Lifetime factory retail store, is changing its name to "Lifetime Store". Start watching for the name change to take place over the course of the next four months with updates to all outdoor signage to be completed by February 2011. For those of you who don't live in Utah, you'll see a change, too. Our online store will soon share the Lifetime Store name to give customers a simpler shopping experience. So why did we make this change? Most importantly, for you - our customers! Even though Backyards Inc. has always been owned by Lifetime, there was no easy way for our customers to instantly recognize Backyards Inc. as Lifeti...
A Face for Radio
This past Sunday afternoon I was able to skip out of church a little early to do a radio interview with our friends at 96.5 FM in Florida. Ken and Jared, father and son, do a weekly home improvement show called "In the House" where they invite experts in various categories to come talk about products to improve your home. As part of this interview, they are giving away a Lifetime 7'x7' Storage Shed model 60042. This was the third show of this type that I have done since Ive been here at Lifetime. I keep a tally of the number of times I say um or like or some other filler word. This time I only counted six which was a big improvement. I have to admit it is fun talking about something I am so passionate about. I am very content working out in the garden, and with the great weather weve been having here in Utah have had a lot o...