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We'll share with you breaking company ne24017 Aug 2018 10:32:56 AMLifetime365en-usUnique Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List<p>If you're like me, the lights are up and the tree is decorated&hellip;but now I need to figure out what to put <em>under</em> the tree for everyone.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p>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&nbsp; - and your family - smile.</p> <p><span style="color: #339966;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Kids&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /></span></span></strong><strong></strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="tetherball product.jpg" width="115" height="92" />Portable Tetherball&nbsp; Set<br /></span></strong>You know Lifetime makes <a title="about Lifetime basketball hoops" href="" target="_blank">basketball hoops</a>, but did you know we also make a fun portable Tetherball Set, too?&nbsp; The <a title="buy a Lifetime Portable Tetherball set" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Portable Tetherball system </a>brings another childhood playground game to the convenience and safety of your own backyard with a portable base which makes it easy to move and simple to store.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="[1].jpg" alt="151200-lgOverlayLeftMiddleWatermarkLeftTop[1].jpg" width="115" height="96" />Ace Flyer<br /></span></strong>If you have younger ones, then this is a backyard must!&nbsp; The <a title="buy an Ace Flyer Teeter-Totter" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Ace Flyer&nbsp;Teeter-Totter </a>can seat up to seven kids to provide up-and-down and side-to-side seesaw action. With the interactive dashboard, propeller, and spinning wheel, the Ace Flyer will set their imaginations soaring!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #339966;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Mom&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="personal table image.jpg" width="115" height="92" />Personal Table<br /></span></strong>All of us can use a little extra personal space, especially Mom.&nbsp; A <a title="buy a Lifetime Personal Table" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Personal Table </a>has dozens of uses with four adjustable height settings and a folding design.&nbsp; Whether she uses it as a TV tray, a beading table, a coffee table, or a child&rsquo;s craft table, this is one gift she's sure to use for years to come.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="[1].jpg" alt="composter" width="115" height="92" /></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;">C</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;">omposter<br /></span></strong>If Mom's been vowing to be more green this year, a <a title="buy a Lifetime Composter" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Composter Tumbler </a>is the way to go.&nbsp; Not only is composting a good green idea for the environment by reducing waste, but it also makes great organic fertilizer for greener grass and gardens.&nbsp; And, Mom will love how easily the Lifetime Composter&nbsp; Tumbler turns on its axis&mdash;saving her the time and effort of turning a compost heap with a pitchfork!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #008000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #339966;">Dad&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> <br /></span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="kayak.jpg" width="115" height="89" />Kayak <br /></span></strong>Even dads need to have a little fun every now and then and this sit-on-top <a title="buy a Lifetime kayak" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Kayak </a>is nothing but fun!&nbsp; It's great for a beginner since it is almost impossible to tip over, but even seasoned kayakers will be impressed with all of the awesome built-in features like the paddle cradle, a mast receiver receptacle for a sail, and foot wells for leverage when paddling. And, it's perfect for Dad to enjoy with the kids too since it has a molded-in child seat positioned directly in front of the adult seat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="deck box 1.jpg" width="115" height="92" />Storage Box<br /></span></strong>If Dad is always looking for a way to expand his storage but has limited space available, then a <a title="buy a Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box </a>is just the gift.&nbsp; The weather- and water-resistant seal keeps the interior dry, perfect for on a patio to store pool equipment, outdoor toys, or outdoor furniture cushions.&nbsp; And, it's extra large size and durable construction make it strong enough to double as extra seating, too.</p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="color: #339966;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Grandparents&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="4-foot adjustable.jpg" width="115" height="103" />Adjustable Height Table<br /></span></strong>Give a <a title="buy a Lifetime adjustable height table" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Adjustable Height Table </a>and you're sure to see it used at Grandma and Grandpa's house many times.&nbsp; Of course, it's always handy to have around for extra dining space, but they'll love being able to raise it up to the countertop height to use as a buffet table, as extra counter space, as a potting table, or as a quilting table without having to bend over causing unwanted back pain!&nbsp; And, since spoiling grandkids is what grandparents do best, they'll definitely love using it at the lowest children's height for a special kiddie table at family get-togethers.</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"> <object width="193" height="220" data="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param name="src" value="" /> <param name="align" value="left" /> </object> Cane<br /></span></strong>If someone you know needs the security and stability of a walking cane, then you have to check out the Lifetime Tru-Motion Cane. I must say, just looking at a picture of this cane doesn't do it justice.&nbsp; Take a few minutes to watch this video to see how this adjustable height cane truly provides consistent contact on any surface and encourages correct posture for an upright, confident gait with less energy expenditure.&nbsp; It's definitely different than any other cane you've seen before!</p> <p>You can find these great gift ideas at various <a title="where to buy Lifetime products" href="" target="_blank">retailers nationwide</a>.&nbsp; And, all of these gifts and more are available in the <a title="" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Online Store</a>.&nbsp; Hurry and order soon to ensure your gift arrives by December 25!</p>Jan08 Dec 2010 2:30:00 PMHow Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tetherball?<p><img src=" 2.jpg" alt="tetherball 2.jpg" width="150" height="225" />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 <a title="about Lifetime Teetter Totters" href="" target="_blank">teeter-totters</a>, swings, and <a title="about Lifetime playscapes" href="" target="_blank">playscapes</a>, 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".</p> <p>Now, don't ask me what I was thinking&hellip;I'm 5'6" and my husband is 6'4".&nbsp; Obviously, I didn't really stand a chance.&nbsp; But, the competitive side in me had to try.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; No lines here&hellip;&nbsp; and maybe somehow over the years&nbsp; I had magically gained some newfound tetherball skills that would allow me to effortlessly defeat my husband.</p> <p>So, with one swift serve, the battle began.&nbsp; Oh my goodness!&nbsp; We haven't laughed that hard in months!&nbsp; It was hysterical!&nbsp; We were both making these weird, awkward groans and growls while trying to hit the ball as hard as we could that it sounded like a tennis match with <a title="about Maria's grunting" href="" target="_blank">Maria Sharapova</a>.&nbsp; And, we were each laughing so hard at the other person's sounds and techniques that we'd end up missing the ball and laughing even more.&nbsp;&nbsp; By the end of just three games, my husband and I were both huffing and puffing like we'd just&nbsp;sprinted a 5K.&nbsp;</p> <p>I was so amazed at how much of a cardio workout it actually was that I&nbsp;went home and immediately found an <a title="" href=";gr=15&amp;ti=Sports&amp;wt=150&amp;un=lb&amp;kg=68" target="_blank">online exercise calculator</a> to figure out how many calories a person can burn playing tetherball.&nbsp; It turns out that a 150lb person can supposedly burn 136 calories playing 30 minutes of tetherball.&nbsp; (However, I have to wonder if it's not more if you're playing as competitively as we did since the calculator lumped tetherball into a "children's activity" group along with hopscotch and jacks?! )</p> <p>Regardless of calories burned, tetherball is truly a fun way to get outside and enjoy some great family exercise&hellip;and probably even a few good laughs, too!&nbsp; (Seriously, when was the last time <em>you</em> tried to take a swing at a tetherball?&nbsp; It's an entirely new game as an adult!)&nbsp; If you're like me and kind of forget the real rules of tetherball, no worries.&nbsp; Just <a title="Tetherball rules" href="" target="_blank">click here</a>, we've got them all written down for you.&nbsp; And, if you want to make it even easier to relive your elementary school days, Lifetime now makes a <a title="details about a Lifetime tetherball" href="" target="_blank">Portable Tetherball System </a>for your own backyard!&nbsp; It uses a plastic portable base (much like our basketball hoop bases) that fills with sand or water and you simply roll it to your desired location.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Have your own funny tetherball experience you'd like to share from today or elementary school&nbsp; days? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear!&nbsp;&nbsp; (By the way, I'm happy to say I did hold my own much better than I anticipated, but in the end he beat me three games in a row. So much for magically honing my tetherball skills.&nbsp; Next time&hellip; )</p>Jan01 Nov 2010 9:00:00 AMYOU Picked Tetherball and WE Picked….<p><a href=""><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a>This month, we asked YOU on&nbsp;our blog and <a title="Lifetime Facebook page" href="" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> to tell us what to giveaway&hellip; either a <a title="Buy a Lifetime Soccer Goal" href="" target="_blank">Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal</a> or a <a title="Buy a Lifetime Tetherball System" href="" target="_blank">Portable Tetherball System</a>.&nbsp; After a close vote, YOU picked Tetherball and WE randomly picked&nbsp;<strong>Kristen M. of Glendive,&nbsp;MT</strong>&nbsp;as the lucky winner using <a href="" target="_blank"></a>!</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone who entered and made this one of our most popular giveaways so far.&nbsp; 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 <a title="Tetherball in the Lifetime Online Store" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Online Store</a> now through August 31!&nbsp; Simply use code <strong>20Tether</strong> when you checkout.</p> <p>Don't forget to keep reading our blog and following us on <a title="Lifetime Facebook page" href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a title="Lifetime Twitter page" href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, because we'll offer another giveaway next month.&nbsp; We're already working on the details and it looks like this one is going to be BIG!</p>admin16 Aug 2010 4:45:00 PMWin a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System!<p><a href=""><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a>The verdict is in!&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We limited your choice to either the<a title="buy a Lifetime Tetherball System" href="" target="_blank"> Lifetime Portable Tetherball System</a> or the <a title="buy a Lifetime Soccer Goal" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal</a>. The comments have been tallied and the vote was really close!&nbsp; But, this month, you've decided one lucky winner will receive&hellip;. a <a title="buy a Lifetime Tetherball System" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Portable Tetherball System</a>!&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href=""></a></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who shared their comment.&nbsp; Now, it's time for all of you to enter to win!&nbsp; As usual, to enter the giveaway, we're keeping it pretty simple.</p> <h3>How to enter:</h3> <ol> <li>Send an e-mail to <a href=""></a> with the subject line "August contest" and your full name in the email message.</li> </ol> <h3>Bonus Entries:</h3> <ol> <li>"Like"&nbsp; Lifetime Products on <a title="Lifetime's Facebook page" href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.&nbsp; Once you "Like" us (or if you already do), send an email to <a href=""></a> with your full name telling us you "Like" Lifetime Products and you'll receive one bonus entry.</li> <li>Follow us on <a title="Lifetime's Twitter page" href="" target="_blank"></a> and retweet to your friends "I hope I win this Portable Tetherball System from @Lifetime365!&nbsp; <a href=""></a>" to receive one bonus entry.</li> </ol> <p>The contest begins Monday, August 9 and will end Saturday, August 14 at 12:00 Midnight MST.&nbsp; We'll announce one random winner on Monday, August 16.&nbsp; (Each person may only enter once via email, once via Twitter, and once via Facebook.&nbsp; <a title="official contest rules" href="" target="_blank">Click here for complete contest rules</a>.)</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Jan09 Aug 2010 8:00:00 AMTetherball or Soccer Goal? Tell Us What to Giveaway!<p>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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Hee, hee.&nbsp; (Sorry about the pun.)</p> <p>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.&nbsp; (Yep, more puns).&nbsp; So, YOU get to help me decide!&nbsp; Would you rather we give away a <a title="buy a Lifetime Tetherball System" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Portable Tetherball System</a> OR a Lifetime <a title="Buy a Lifetime Soccer Goal" href="" target="_blank">Adjustable Height Portable Soccer Goal</a>?<a href=""><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a></p> <p>The <a title="about Lifetime tetherball" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Portable Tetherball System</a> brings the childhood schoolyard game home to your backyard.&nbsp; The system is designed with a convenient portable base, similar to our portable basketball systems.&nbsp; Just fill the base with sand or water and you're ready to start taking a swing!</p> <p>The new <a title="About Lifetime soccer goals" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Adjustable Height Portable Soccer Goal</a> has an innovative telescoping&nbsp; feature which allows you to adjust the height of the goal from 4ft to 5 ft to 6ft and adjust the width accordingly. Hinged steel poles use locking pins to set in place and provide stability for the goal during play. After the game simply fold the poles in half for easy transportation. And, it only takes one adult and a couple of minutes to erect this adjustable height portable soccer goal. No assembly or tools required.&nbsp; <a href=""><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Visit our <a title="" href="" target="_blank">website</a> or <a title="" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Online Store</a> to learn more details about these two products.&nbsp; Then, tell us which one YOU want us to giveaway!&nbsp; Simply leave a comment on the bottom of this blog or leave a message on <a title="" href="" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a> letting us know your pick. (Only one comment per person, please)&nbsp;&nbsp; Whichever product has the most&nbsp;comments by Sunday, August 8 at midnight is the one we'll give away!</p> <p>Can't wait to hear which one YOU want...</p>Jan06 Aug 2010 12:00:00 PMNew Product Videos Online<p><a href=""></a><a title="Lifetime Video Library" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="" /></a>We at Lifetime Products&nbsp;are proud to announce our&nbsp;all-new <a title="Lifetime video library" href="" target="_blank">video library</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p>We have been busy working&nbsp;to produce Lifetime product videos for nearly all of our products.&nbsp; These videos are a great way to&nbsp;help&nbsp;you better understand the products and check them&nbsp;out before you buy, especially if you are ordering online and have not seen a product in person.&nbsp;The videos allow you to&nbsp;view the product from all angles and&nbsp;see the various features in action.&nbsp;Our video library is growing every day and with&nbsp;about 200 product offerings, more are certainly on the way!&nbsp; You will soon start&nbsp;seeing these new product videos pop up on a lot of the websites that sell our products, including in the <a title="Lifetime Online Store" href="" target="_blank">Lifetime Online Store</a>, <a title="" href=";topnav=&amp;search=lifetime&amp;N=0&amp;Ntt=lifetime&amp;cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&amp;lang=en-US" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="Sam's Club" href=";searchCategoryId=all"></a>, <a title="competitiveedgeproducts" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="" href=";SearchType=Header" target="_blank"></a>, <a title="amazon" href=";field-keywords=lifetime+products&amp;ih=4_3_1_0_0_0_0_0_1_1.117_99&amp;fsc=2" target="_blank"></a>, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can also&nbsp;see <em>all </em>of our&nbsp;product videos by visiting the <a title="Lifetime video library" href="" target="_blank">Video Library</a> on <a href=""></a>, or by visiting our YouTube Channel at <a href=""></a>.&nbsp; (You can even subscribe to the Lifetime Products YouTube channel to easily get notified when new videos have been posted.)&nbsp;&nbsp;The videos are&nbsp;organized by&nbsp;category:&nbsp;&nbsp;tables and chairs, lawn and garden, basketball, playground, trailers, and corporate videos. Additionally&nbsp;on our YouTube channel, you can also watch some videos we have "favorited" from other users' videos&nbsp;that feature our products.</p> <p>Keep checking for more videos on new and existing products. If you are looking for a certain Lifetime product video and have not&nbsp;found it, please send us an email at <a href=""></a> and we will either let you know where it is, or get it on the list to be produced.</p>Katie30 Jul 2010 4:00:00 PM