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If you're like me, the lights are up and the tree is decorated…but now I need to figure out what to put under the tree for everyone.  Sure, Dad can always use a new shirt and Mom can ooh-and-aah over the latest kitchen gadget, but sometimes it's a nice surprise to get them something totally unexpected. So, in case you are still struggling to come up with an out-of-the-ordinary gift idea, I've pulled together a few unique items from Lifetime Products that are sure to make Santa's elves  - and your family - smile. Kids          Portable Tetherball  SetYou know Lifetime makes basketball hoops, but did you know we also make a fun portable Tetherball Set, too?  The Lifetime Portable Tetherball system brings another childhood playground game to the convenie... More

The other day my family took advantage of the perfect outdoor Fall weather and we spent the morning riding bikes to the local library and school playground. While our kids were busy exploring the teeter-totters, swings, and playscapes, my husband and I happened to notice a few lonely, but well-used, tetherball poles. With just one silent look at each other, we both knew it was "game on". Now, don't ask me what I was thinking…I'm 5'6" and my husband is 6'4".  Obviously, I didn't really stand a chance.  But, the competitive side in me had to try.  I guess maybe I remember too vividly my elementary school days when I was always the unlucky kid to patiently wait my turn in line, only to have to play against the biggest kid in the class who could wind the ball around the pole in just one punch.  No line... More

This month, we asked YOU on our blog and Facebook page to tell us what to giveaway… either a Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal or a Portable Tetherball System.  After a close vote, YOU picked Tetherball and WE randomly picked Kristen M. of Glendive, MT as the lucky winner using random.org! We hope, Kristen and her family will enjoy taking some swings on the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System as summer unwinds and we head into cooler temperatures. Thanks to everyone who entered and made this one of our most popular giveaways so far.  Since it's back-to-school season and tetherball seems to bring back fun childhood school memories for so many of you, we are offering a $20 discount off the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System in the Lifetime Online Store now through August 31!  Si... More

The verdict is in!  The past few days our blog readers and Facebook fans have been sharing their preferences for which product we should give away in August to usher in the last official month of summer.    We limited your choice to either the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System or the Lifetime Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal. The comments have been tallied and the vote was really close!  But, this month, you've decided one lucky winner will receive…. a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System!   Thanks to everyone who shared their comment.  Now, it's time for all of you to enter to win!  As usual, to enter the giveaway, we're keeping it pretty simple. How to enter: Send an e-mail to PR@lifetime.com with the subject line "August contest" and your full name in the ema... More

Summer is winding done and with the cooler temps on their way, it's the perfect time for kids to head outside for some fun activities.  So, for this month's giveaway, we want to offer a product that's sure to be an outdoor hit and one the whole family can get a kick out of.  Hee, hee.  (Sorry about the pun.) The problem is, I'm tossing around two great ideas for product giveaways and I just can't decide which one to serve to you.  (Yep, more puns).  So, YOU get to help me decide!  Would you rather we give away a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System OR a Lifetime Adjustable Height Portable Soccer Goal? The Lifetime Portable Tetherball System brings the childhood schoolyard game home to your backyard.  The system is designed with a convenient portable base, similar to our portable basketball ... More

We at Lifetime Products are proud to announce our all-new video library!  We have been busy working to produce Lifetime product videos for nearly all of our products.  These videos are a great way to help you better understand the products and check them out before you buy, especially if you are ordering online and have not seen a product in person. The videos allow you to view the product from all angles and see the various features in action. Our video library is growing every day and with about 200 product offerings, more are certainly on the way!  You will soon start seeing these new product videos pop up on a lot of the websites that sell our products, including in the Lifetime Online Store, costco.com, samsclub.com, competitiveedgeproducts.com, ... More

 
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