Wow!  Romance is in the air.  When we announced that we were giving away two Lifetime Adirondack Chairs for Valentine's Day to relax with your sweetheart, we received more entries than any monthly giveaway we've ever had!  So, congratulations to all you who entered for wanting to think outside of the box of chocolates this year.  :)  And, congratulations to Julie M. of Uniontown, PA who was our lucky random winner! If you didn't win, you still have time to order Lifetime Adirondack Chairs from the Lifetime Store online and have them shipped in time for Valentine's Day.  Or, if you're not in a hurry, watch for them soon in a Costco store near you. And, as always, stayed tuned to this blog and our Facebook page.  Our next monthly giveaway will start next week.  ... More

In honor of Valentine's Day, the Lifetime Store online is offering $15 off the kids pink picnic table throughout the month of February. Be sure to check out our other pink and red products, too, like the pink youth kayak, and our red and white tablecloths. The Lifetime kids pink picnic table is popular because it is portable, durable, and cheerful! This is the perfect little snack and craft table for a child's bedroom, a daycare center, or a backyard patio. Polyethylene plastic tabletop and benches are water proof, stain resistant, and UV-protected from fading or warping. Powder-coated steel frame is sturdy and resists rusting. This bright little picnic table is fun for kids to use and easy for parents to maintain. The pink youth kayak is a fun model that has just recently been adde... More

  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 they’re 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 mor... More

Blow molding.  You hear us say it over-and-over again when we talk about our products.  But, what does that really mean?   In case you don't know, today I'll give you a quick explanation and show you a few photos to, hopefully, help you understand the process of blow molding a little better. Every plastic product that Lifetime makes starts as white plastic pellets, like in this picture.  These pellets are hauled in on train cars to our factory. We use nearly 400 train cars of pellets per year!  The plastic pellets are then pumped to our outdoor silos and then to the building silos.  (If you live near our factory in Utah, you may have noticed a new Lifetime logo towering in the skies.  The logo is on our newest silo that stores these plastic pellets.) The plastic pellets are ... More

 This giveaway has ended.  Yikes!  Valentine's Day is less than one month away.  Still stumped about what to get your Sweetheart?  (Or, if you're like me, you haven't even started to think about it!)  Well, don't worry because we have a great idea for you.  Why not WIN your Valentine two Lifetime Adirondack chairs?  These Lifetime Adirondack Chairs will be hitting the Costco shelves again this Spring.  But, we're starting our 2012 monthly product giveaways by giving you a chance to win two of them now -- just in time for Valentine's Day! After all, what says romance better than spending relaxing afternoons or evenings next to the one you love?  Lifetime Adirondack Chairs offer the convenience of outdoor, maintenance-free plastic furniture, but the beauty and durability of re... More

We all use folding tables for a variety of reasons. Just think of how you use your tables.  You can probably think of a few different uses, right?  At Lifetime, we provide affordable quality tables in all shapes and sizes for that exact reason.  For dining and eating, a standard banquet style table works really well - the 30-inch wide surface provides the right amount of space to lay out the food and still give you room for plates and table settings across from each other.  Now, the question I pose today is what about the times when you just need to display food in a buffet style and you need to keep the table out of the way? Well, a great option for you would be to use one of our 18-inch wide Lifetime Conference Tables as that perfect buffet table for the home, office, or church get together.&n... More

A few months ago, Lifetime Vice President of Marketing Clint Morris was at an important meeting.  It was a meeting focusing on our future.  Surprisingly, it wasn't a meeting with one of our retail accounts, or with important government leaders.  Instead, he was at a meeting with students at Career Day at a local Utah junior high, sharing his expertise in marketing and manufacturing with our country's future leaders. Lifetime encourages its employees to share their passion and industry knowledge in the community by volunteering to speak at conferences, career days, judging science fairs, etc.  For a change of pace with our blog, I decided to sit down with Clint for a few minutes to ask him about his recent experience. What did you share about your job that was the most interesting to students?The part tha... More

It's a new year!  The end of 2011 wraps up the end of our 25th corporate anniversary year.  And, it also means we've concluded our 25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway.  We announced our final winner today!  (Yes, a little late, but per the rules of our giveaway, winners had 14 days to claim their prize. One winner at the end of December didn't claimed her prize so we had to draw one more winner!) We hope all of you enjoyed the ongoing giveaway as much as we did.  We are proud to have invented the first quick to adjust basketball hoop that tranformed the game of basketball by bringing the game home to driveaways across America - and now across the world!  The giveaway was our way of thanking all of you for helping make our past 25 years such an amazing adventure. Congratulations to all... More

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get more organized? If so, Lifetime has lots of products that can help! Our sheds can help you organize your tools and lawn care equipment and our modular cabinets are perfect for organizing your home, office, or garage spaces. One of our most versatile organization products is the Lifetime 130 gallon Outdoor Storage Box, so this month we are giving you a $30 off coupon code on our Lifetime online store! Lifetime Outdoor Storage Boxes are ideal for holiday decorations, outdoor toys, patio furniture cushions, and more. Keep this storage box on the deck or patio for easy-to-get-to storage of all of the items you like to use in your yard. It's also ideal for garage storage items and makes a great storage solution for c... More

Last year was a great year for me. I got married in September, and am loving this new adventure! Our wedding day turned out just the way we wanted. It was perfect. Although my wedding day was the best day of my life, we ended up having a pretty great time the night before as well. My husband and I are both pretty laid-back, casual people. So the night before, instead of having a formal dinner or a fancy rehearsal party or reception, we ended up just having a big bash with family and friends at my parent’s house. I don’t think many people can say that they had a huge bouncy slide, snow cone machine, and children’s bouncy castle at their wedding party! But we did, and it was a blast! Although people ended up with sore muscles, plastic burns, and scuffed knees, everyone sure had a great time and I wouldn't have... More

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The Community Food Co-Op of Utah
"If you eat, you qualify!" This is the motto of the Community Food Co-Op of Utah of which I've been a member since last Spring. The way it works is very simple. The program allows consumers to buy fresh, local food at wholesale prices, without paying for the services of "a middle man," namely the big supermarkets. Members of the co-op submit their monthly orders via telephone or email. Volunteers pick up the food from local wholesalers, package it at the co-op warehouse in Salt Lake, and deliver it to various Pick Up locations in the Salt Lake valley. Obviously, buying in bulk saves us money, so the more members, the less each of us pays for our groceries! So where does Lifetime come in? At our "Store!" As you can see, the Store is actually a garage, generously made available to the co-op members by one of our volunteers. Cl...
Need a Dinghy? Use a Lifetime Manta Kayak!
What's a dinghy? Most likely, if you had to ask, you probably don't need one.:) A dinghy is a small boat, often carried by a larger boat. And, as I recently found out, the Lifetime Manta Kayak makes a great dinghy! Over the past few weeks, I've shared with you my family's experiences with the tandem Lifetime Manta Kayak (aka the Yellow Banana). And, I keep telling you there is one "unknown" feature that turned out to be our favorite. Sohere it is. Ready? Wait for it, wait for it You can TOW a Lifetime Manta Kayak in the water behind another boat! Hmm, not as exciting as you had hoped for, huh? Well, read on, then see what you think. We wanted to kayak around this scenic little island in the middle of Lake Erie. The only problem is that getting to the island from my parents' house required going several miles across Lake Er...
Lifetime Products on Your Smartphone or Tablet
Back when I was a kid, my Dad asked me to look at some computer specs and "pick the one we wanted". He was a very frugal man and told me to make sure it would "last me though college". That was probably a bit naive, but neither of us knew any better.Today I have a "computer" with a much faster processor, more RAM, more storage space, and a significantly faster Internet connection -- it fits in my pocket and I call it a "smartphone". It really is amazing, the technology that we take for granted. Here at Lifetime Products, we've always used technology to solve problems -- not just because it's "cool" -- though a lot of it is really, really cool! Such is the case with smartphones and tablets! If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Windows Phone 7 we have an app for you! Our apps put our information about all our products ...