There's still time!

Cue "gift mode"!

Our loyal shoppers know about the ability to switch in and out of gift mode, in fact, just a couple months ago they voted to keep the feature. However, if you're new to Benja, we want you to know there's still time to buy gifts and get them by Christmas!

Gift mode is great because you don't have to change any of your profile information to shop for someone else on your list. Here's how:

1. Open the benjamin app.

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2. Once you're in the app, look at the top right corner for the gift box icon.

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3. Once you tap the gift box icon, you'll be prompted to enter gift mode, tap "Get Started".

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4. Tap what interests the person you're shopping for so we can load up the right deals.

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5. Last step, fill out their info to the best of your ability.

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6. That's it! The gift box icon in the top right corner is now highlighted to remind you that you're shopping for someone else.

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7. Done shopping for others? Just tap the gift box icon to exit then hit "Got it" to go back to your profile.

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Remember, get your orders in by midnight this Friday, December 15th and we'll take care of the rest to get your items to you by Christmas. 

Looking for something you don't see? Reach out to us on social and we'll see what we can do:

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Featuring: Alex and Ani

We're excited to announce we have Alex and Ani bracelets in stock, just in time for the holidays!

They're over 25% off and guaranteed delivery by Christmas through December 15th.

We've narrowed down the selection to make shopping even easier, so check out what's in stock below.

First up, specialty bracelets. We're focused on their "I love you" line but also have some great best friend options, too.


Next up, birth months in silver. It's so special to have your own birth month, your significant other's, your child's, your dog's or multiple meaningful months! 

Each bracelet is only $20.88!


Last, but not least, birth months in gold. Buy one or stack multiple, and they're great for everyday wear as well as special occasions.


If you don't see the one you're looking for here, hit us up on social and we'll see what we can do:

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Happy holiday shopping to all!

Download the benjamin app now to see more deals!

Not in season but tis' the season!

We know MLB is enjoying their offseason, but jerseys are a great go-to gift this holiday season. 

Jerseys sold in partnership with:

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The best thing about Affordable Jerseys is their Player Trade Guarantee; "if you buy a jersey from us and then that player is traded, we'll let you exchange your jersey for any of our available inventory. We'll even cover shipping." Note: jerseys purchased through Benja qualify as well. 


Scroll down to find your team and click the jersey to head straight to the checkout page.


Couldn't find your favorite player? Hit us up on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and we'll see what we can do! 

Black Friday; why we skip it.

Just about every retailer takes advantage of Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday, but we noticed over the last couple years, increasingly, more retailers are really making all of November a big deals month. However, this can be a little deceiving, and as we understand it, people still want to wait for actual Black Friday to see if the deals get better. 

Since we're a year round deals app, we don't really understand the hype but we want to see if we can do something just for you, just because. So let's take it to a vote, this Friday, would you rather:


Get a $50 coupon to use on the benjamin app

Get free Benja swag sent to you

Have a us pick out a Christmas gift for someone on your list

Have us do absolutely nothing


Vote below in the comments or head to our poll on Twitter.


In the meantime, below are some of our favorite deals right now.

Oakley Stringer Sunglasses Stringer Polished Black W/Black Irid 45% OFF > > > $77.00

Oakley Stringer Sunglasses Stringer Polished Black W/Black Irid
45% OFF > > > $77.00

  Houston Astros Concepts Sport Quest T-Shirt & Pants Sleep Set - Charcoal/Navy 35% OFF > > > $29.99

 

Houston Astros Concepts Sport Quest T-Shirt & Pants Sleep Set - Charcoal/Navy
35% OFF > > > $29.99

Bluetooth Shower Speaker 50% OFF > > > $15.00

Bluetooth Shower Speaker
50% OFF > > > $15.00

Nike Zonal Cooling Relay Running Top - Women's Dark Iris X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large 34% OFF > > > $32.97

Nike Zonal Cooling Relay Running Top - Women's Dark Iris
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
34% OFF > > > $32.97

New Balance Vazee Pace Running Shoe - Men's Black/White 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 14 30% OFF > > > $76.96

New Balance Vazee Pace Running Shoe - Men's Black/White
7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 14
30% OFF > > > $76.96

36 Hours in Vail

There are a few of us here at Benja who love Vail and a make it a priority to get some visits in when we can. For those of you who don't know, Vail is located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 100 miles west of Denver. This is an obvious destination for a ski-cation, but visiting during Fall shouldn't be downplayed. 

Here's our guide for 36 hours during off-season in the magical little town.
You: "But Benja, it's Winter there now."
Us: "It's time to plan for next year, guys!"

So you arrived the night before and you're up and at 'em Saturday morning. Pop into Yeti's Grind for a cup of joe then head to the chair lift to ride up to the top of the mountain. It's off-season which means the Epic Discovery center is open. You get to see Vail through zip lines, tubing and the Alpine Coaster. It's a playground for adults, and we highly recommend it. 

Afterwards, you can take a leisurely stroll down the mountain or hop back on the chair lift! 

Up The Creek

Up The Creek

It's lunch time! Head to Up The Creek in the heart of town and we're sending you here for one reason; the braised short rib mac and cheese. It's bacon-smoked gouda mac and cheese, asparagus, cabernet veal reduction and it's whoa!

Now is probably a good time to head back to your hotel and re-charge. Walk through the town and stop wherever your heart desires.

When you're ready, head to Root and Flower for happy hour anytime between 4-6pm. Their cocktails are spectacularly crafted and they have delicious charcuterie plates to snack on.

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Our top choice for dinner in town is Sweet Basil, and it's best to make a reservation. It's an eclectic menu but always delicious. The brussels spouts, charred octopus, lamb shank and saffron linguine are all phenomenal.

If you're looking to head out, get to the Red Lion for live music and drinks

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Sleep in a little and roll back into town for brunch at the Vintage, don't even consider other options! The huckleberry bacon french toast is wildly delicious and if you feel like being basic their avocado toast is incredible as well. Not to mention mimosas, because, mimosas. 

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One of the best ways to experience this little town is through the farmers market. The streets are stacked with different vendors and you'll get to find delicious treats and perfect gifts to bring back home with you. 

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Time is probably about up at this point, but if you need more recommendations reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook!

Help us pick a present!

We know, this is a little last minute, but we need your help picking out a present for our CEO.

His birthday is THIS SUNDAY!

He has a ton of interests, some definite dislikes, but we want to make sure we get this present just right. So, check out our options below then click on our social media links to head right to the voting polls.

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Right here we've got some of the world's best bourbon whiskey BUT this is only 750ml and the 8 year not the 16 year because we're not about to pay $3,000.

Right here we've got some of the world's best bourbon whiskey BUT this is only 750ml and the 8 year not the 16 year because we're not about to pay $3,000.

On the rarest of occasions, Andrew likes to enjoy bourbon or whiskey or both, neat. This is a stellar selection and although it's not much we're sure it would be put to good use.


AppleCare and we'll explain below.

AppleCare and we'll explain below.

This idea comes straight from our CTO. Although this seems like a more practical gift, we're getting older now and we need people to buy us things we don't splurge on ourselves. Andrew has become slightly infamous here at Benja for, well, needing AppleCare. So here's to adulting, kind of.


Fun fact: Our CEO loves lululemon

Fun fact: Our CEO loves lululemon

The short of it is, Andrew makes a lot of trips back East and needs a warm jacket that packs easily. The long of it is, Andrew has a knack for forgetting to bring a jacket when he travels to cold places and it needs to stop (blame his CA residency). 


Benja inspired New Balance kicks

Benja inspired New Balance kicks

Most days you can find Andrew wearing NB1's or some similar New Balance shoes so we're certain he would love some custom made Benja kicks expressing how much he loves his company. 


Oreo mint bark from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Oreo mint bark from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Not too long ago we learned of an uncontrollable love Andrew has for this very specific something at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. We could encourage his great taste in sweets and send him a box!


Remember head to Twitter or Facebook to VOTE NOW!

Boo!!!

While most people celebrated Halloween this past weekend, we couldn't forgo the season without mentioning our favorite costumes.

We're going to shout out our top choices below for some spooktacular (👻 couldn't resist) categories, but if you think you beat these out, choose your category and send us a picture on social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and we'll hook the winners up with a benjamin coupon code!


Couple's Costume

Watch me whip, watch me nae nae

Watch me whip, watch me nae nae


Easy Costume

Easy, funny and recognizable.

Easy, funny and recognizable.


Sibling Costume

Look at that tiny chicken! 

Look at that tiny chicken! 


Solo Costume

All puns intended.

All puns intended.


Kids Costume

We know, this is a little old but still irresistibly brilliant.

We know, this is a little old but still irresistibly brilliant.


Halloween Makeup

This certainly isn't the scariest look, but it's classically creepy.

This certainly isn't the scariest look, but it's classically creepy.


Family Costume

So many options when you all have to dress up!

So many options when you all have to dress up!


Pet Costume

What's better than a pet in a minion costume?

What's better than a pet in a minion costume?

Don't forget to tag us on social in your halloween costume for the chance to win some Benja swag!

Spotlight: MICHAEL Michael Kors

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We're excited to share that we now have MMK handbags in stock.

While our e-mail subscribers have received deals right to their inbox recently, we don't want anyone missing out!

Keep scrolling to shop our favorite classic looks at over 35% off.

If you can't resist, just click on the image to go to the checkout link.

If you want to see all the handbags we have in stock, head to the benjamin app now.


What's your favorite handbag designer? We want to know! Reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Featuring: Simple Loose Leaf

This week, we're shining light on one of our favorite subscription services:

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Simple Loose Leaf is a subscription box company dedicated to enriching people’s lives through the love of tea. Right now, we're offering a great deal on both 3 month and 12 month subscription options. 

3 month subscription box
$26.97 (shipping included)

12 month subscription box
$90 (shipping included)


Here are some commonly asked questions before purchasing this amazing deal:

How much tea do you get each month?
Simple Loose Leaf sends out 40 grams of tea with each monthly membership. There will be 4 unique teas in each shipment with 10 grams of each tea sent in resealable pouches.

Can you customize the teas I get or request specific teas each month?
Unfortunately Simple Loose Leaf doesn't offer the ability to customize the teas customers receive each month. Due to the warehouse they work with they produce the same box for all Simple Loose Leaf customers, month to month.  The warehouse company they work with is named Bost. Bost offers educational services and employment opportunities for local Arkansans that have developmental disabilities.  For Simple Loose Leaf, it means they simply can't offer a customized box experience.  But soon they're going to introduce additional box formats, i.e. a Decaf Tea Box, a Green Tea Box, a Black Tea Box, for tea drinkers that have more narrowed tea preferences.

When does Simple Loose Leaf ship?
Simple Loose Leaf ships all subscriptions, ongoing and gift, on the 1st business day of the month.

What is the last day you can order a membership and still get the next shipment?
The cutoff for getting the very next tea box is about noon of the last day of the month.  Example: All memberships purchased, or renewed, between the 1st of the month and the last day of the month will get the next month's box.  Any order between May 1st and May 31st will get the June 1st tea box.


3 month subscription box
$26.97 (shipping included)

12 month subscription box
$90 (shipping included)

You may place your order by clicking the links above or reaching out to us on social media: Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Gift Option, keep it or toss it?

As we roll into Fall we also begin a major holiday season. First up, Yom Kippur then Halloween then Thanksgiving then Hanukkah then Christmas! You get it, there is lots to celebrate.

 Last year, we launched "gift mode" in the benjamin app:

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Gift mode was launched to make gift giving easier. It allows you to tap the gift icon, fill out profile information for the person you'd like to gift then shop around and ship something off. You can easily return to your profile just by tapping the gift icon again. Even better, you can tap in and out of gift mode as frequently (or infrequently) as you'd like. 

The gift icon you see above is in the top right corner of each deal you swipe on in the app: 

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Gift mode helped a lot of customers out last year, but we're always looking for ways to improve and cater the shopping experience to you.


Our question is simple, should we keep the gift mode option or toss is? Please reply on our social channels now:

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