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I think I now know how Santa must feel on Christmas morning.  Wow! It was such a great feeling when I shared the news yesterday with three lucky people that they were the random winners in our Lifetime Store gift certificate giveaway.  Being able to help make someone's holiday a little merrier is such a wonderful, heartwarming experience. Congratulations to our winners who will get to enjoy shopping in the Lifetime Store with their gift certificates: $400 - Kristi F. of Herriman, Utah $200 - Mary W. of DeLand, FL $100  - Michael T. of Ogden, Utah Thank you to everyone who entered our final monthly giveaway of 2011.  It was so interesting to see all of the variety of products you were planning to buy with your gift certificates.  Basketball hoops, sheds, swing sets, compos... More

 This giveaway has ended. This week, we asked fans on our Facebook page what product they would like us to giveaway for our final monthly giveaway of 2011. It turns out, when you make so many great products, you get many great answers!  The majority of you wanted us to giveaway a shed.  But, picnic tables, swingsets, raised garden beds, and tables and chairs were also voted as favorites. Oh, decisions, decisions.  Sigh.  Know what?  Since it's the Christmas season and many of you have products from Lifetime on your list that you want to give (either to someone else or just yourself),  I think it would be much more fun to give away gift certificates to the Lifetime Store so YOU can pick whatever product (or maybe even more than one) you want! So, we'll be giving away not one, not two, but ... More

You've probably already gotten this question... but how was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was great! As you probably read in our recent post, once again Lifetime partnered with the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF) to celebrate Memorial Day with our annual "Salute Our Troops" event. We put on a big sale at our Lifetime Store in Riverdale, complete with a free-throw contest, free ice cream, and kids activities-- with the goal to donate 5% of all proceeds to the UMFF. It was a blast! We're excited to announce that we even surpassed last year's donation for this great organization, and raised $1,712! We are proud to have been able to contribute to a cause that helps military families in our own community.  Thank you to all veterans past and present who serve our countr... 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

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

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 in... More

If you're headed out to start your holiday shopping this Friday (Black Friday), be sure to make your first stop at Backyards Inc., the Official Outlet Store for Lifetime Products.   All six Backyards Inc. stores in Utah will be open 9am-3pm the day after Thanksgiving and will offer some of the biggest deals of the year, including up to $200 off select Lifetime products and some products for less than $15!  Seriously, a table for just $14.99!  (Surely one  - or even two - people on your list could use a handy Personal Table that adjusts to four different heights...perfect for a child's desk, a microwave stand in a dorm room, a TV tray for dad, a hobby table for grandma, and much more!) Here's a quick list of just a few of the amazing IN-STORE deals you can get during this ONE-DAY&... More

As part of our regional advertising and public relations campaign in Utah, Lifetime has recently launched videos showcasing actual employees in different areas, talking about the products they make, and why they work hard to make them.  I talked about this campaign a few months ago in the blog post announcing the launch of this campaign, we are proud of our company, our people, our products, and our community. We are featuring the history of our greatest inventions and innovations. Who better to tell our story than the people who come to work here every day! Eleven out of our 1,200 people were selected to represent the company for this campaign. Some are being featured at Backyards Inc., the Official Outlet Store for Lifetime Products, and various places throughout the company. T... More

The “Salute our Troops” Memorial Day Event held at the Backyards Inc, Riverdale location, was a great success and a whole lot of fun! Backyards Inc. donated 5% of their proceeds from that day to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF). The grand total came to $1,640.60 for the UMFF, so thanks for all those who came out to support our local military! Backyards Inc. also kicked off a 10% military ID discount to continue at ALL six store locations!  People of all ages came out to enjoy the event. There were free products, contests, prizes and even face painting and treasure digging for the kids! Frankie from 97.1 did a live remote broadcast in the afternoon, and we would like to thank 5 Buck Pizza for providing free pizza for the event. Congratulations to Roger G. for winning the drawing for a Lifetime po... More

Come support our local military this Memorial Day at the “Salute Our Troops” event at Backyards Inc– the official outlet store of Lifetime Products. Riverdale location ONLY! Make sure to bring the kids! There will be free products, contests, face painting, treasure digging and more!  Frankie from 97.1 will broadcast live from the store from 11:00-1:00 and free pizza will be provided starting at 10:30 and going throughout the afternoon. People of all ages and skill can take a shot in a free-throw contest and be entered to WIN a Lifetime portable basketball hoop. We will also be giving away a Lifetime wheelbarrow and other various prizes and gift certificates. It all supports our troops!  Backyards Inc. is kicking off a permanent 10% military ID discount, and 5% of proceeds will be donated to the ... More

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