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Bar codes help make life easier from manufacturing all the way through the supply chain, and up to the check-out register. While you're shopping for products, you can look for better deals and more information by scanning traditional UPCs with your phone, an app, and an internet connection. Pretty cool, right? Something new that you may have seen cropping up on billboards, articles, advertisements, and even product displays and packaging is a new kind of bar code, a 2D barcode.  These new 2D barcodes are also called a QR code which is short for quick response. UPCs are a 1D (one-dimensional) type of bar code. Traditionally, a laser is used to illuminate a thin stripe across the barcode. A 2D barcode contains multiple lines of information and require multiple lasers to read. Since not many of us carry lasers around in o... More

A few months ago we told you about our newest lawn and garden product - the Lifetime Raised Garden Kits.   We are thrilled to tell you they are quickly becoming a very popular product!  These 4'x4' kits provide a full garden setup in less than one hour of easy do-it-yourself assembly with no tools required.  But, a lot of you may still be wondering if they are really that easy to assemble and if they really work.  Well, wonder no more!  If you're a loyal reader of this blog, you may be familiar with our fellow Geekstyle blogger, Joe.  It turns out that not only does Joe get geeky with techy things, but he also gets geeky about going green, too!  A few weeks ago, we gave Joe a Lifetime Raised Garden Kit to review and use on his personal green/gardening website called PathTo... More

This contest has ended.  Let's face it, your Thanksgiving planning plate is already more than full with cleaning, invitations, grocery shopping, cooking, and decorating.  The last thing you need to worry about is how in the world you're going to seat all of the guests coming to your house for Thanksgiving dinner.  But, if you enter our giveaway this month, you may be able to sit back and relax  (in a Lifetime chair, of course)  and check off at least one thing on your growing to-do list. This month we're giving away one Lifetime 6' Adjustable Height Table and six Lifetime Folding Chairs to one lucky winner!  Set the Lifetime Adjustable Height table at its 29" height and your dining dilemma is solved.  If you're expecting lots of little turkey gobblers this year, use this Lif... More

This past Saturday, October 9, Lifetime Products employees met at Clearfield City’s Steed Park for Lifetime’s 5th Annual Local Community Service Project. What a sight! More than 800 employees were busy laying sod, trimming trees, leveling baseball diamonds, picking up trash, and much more, to beautify and improve the 23-acre Steed Park for local residents.   It was a great experience working together outside of our normal everyday jobs to do something to give back and help improve our local community.  It was also a true team effort.  Everyone pitched in to help in some way or another... even Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson was busy trimming trees by the pond.  Me?  I rolled up my sleeves to help stain the pavilion which was a little mes... 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

Sigh. So, I think I finally have my house and garage rearranged and organized to make room for all of the Christmas presents Santa brought. It was just a few things but, boy, they seemed to all be really big in size. As you know, I LOVE hosting garage sales. So, consequently, that means I insisted on storing everything we cleaned out until we have our garage sale in the spring. Luckily, we have two big attics in our house to stash all of our junk. But, I know lots of you don't have the luxury of an attic or basement so you have to haul your stuff to a storage building, or eliminate the hoarding all together and simply haul it to Goodwill or the dump. Oh, and I know how those multiple trips to storage buildings or the dump can get tiresome. Even a pickup truck can fill up fast. If this sounds all too familiar to you, maybe i... More

 
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An all new www.Lifetime.com
Over here at Lifetime Products Mission Control, we try to keep our flagship website up-to-date not only with the latest content, but also with the latest in techology and design. When we visit websites we tend to like the ones that frequently update their content; have a clean, easy to use navigation scheme; and are fun to interact with. We think these kinds of sites encourage people to come back (that's called "repeat viewership" in web lingo) and to explore the site (that's called "multiple page views"). So, we added some flash, we added some interesting articles, and much more before wrapping it all up in a fancy new design that we hope you'll love! Why don't you head on over to www.Lifetime.com, surf around a little bit, then come back here and let us know what you think!
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...
Valentine's Day Giveaway Winner Announced, New Giveaway Next Week!
Wow! Romance is in the air. When we announced that we were giving away two Lifetime Adirondack Chairs for Valentine's Day to relax withyour 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 thebox of chocolates this year.:) And, congratulations toJulie 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 soonin 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. Whoa! Tell your friends to starting following us on Facebook now, this is one ...