Noteable News: Dove, Big Apple Circus, Land of Nod and more!

I’ve received lots of great information about some programs and initiatives that I wanted to pass along to you all.  Here are a few excerpts from the press releases:

Dove’s “Thank You for Making a Difference” campaign

Dove wants you to submit a 30 second video of your daughter explaining what makes them beautiful to the Dove Self Esteem Fund Facebook page no later than 11/20/09. In addition, Dove invites you to show the difference self esteem makes in your family AND support local self esteem building programs. Post a comment on THIS POST telling me that you  uploaded a video.  The top 5 sites with most videos (including the #1 site) will receive a $1000 donation from Dove in their site’s name to the local chapter of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Plus, your Dove purchase also helps build self esteem. Enter your Dove UPC on Facebook here and select a charity. Dove will donate $1 to inspiring self-esteem programs including the Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Girls Inc.

Big Apple Circus

Bello is Back! under the Big Apple Big Top performing breathtaking feats of humor in the theatrical focus of one ring with no seat more than 50 feet away!  Catch a performance now through January 18, 2010 at cities along the East Coast. In addition to providing the finest in live family entertainment, the Big Apple Circus is also a not–for–profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities they serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. You can purchase discounted tickets online by submitting the code POP10 in the Promotional Code box, or calling 888-541-3750 and mentioning code POP10. You may also purchase discount tickets in person at the Big Top Box Office 10AM–6PM daily by bringing a copy of this blog post to the box office. This promo code can save you up to $30 per ticket to Lincoln Center performances with the readers of The Not-So-Blog. For more info, make sure to check out the Big Apple Circus on Facebook and Twitter



The holidays are upon us and the economy is still having an impact on our gift giving traditions. According to the National Retail Federation, group gifting is on the rise this year and expected to be one of the top 10 trends of the 2009 holiday season. There are many benefits to group gifting, the main being that friends and family can give more and spend less by teaming up and splitting the cost of one or a bundle of special gifts for their loved one. The group gifting website, eDivvy.com, makes it fast easy and affordable. Friends and family can sign on to the site and pay their portion separately, eliminating the hassle for one person to collect cash. The website is linked to a variety of top retailers like Amazon, Apple, Macys and many more. The site also provides experts who can suggest ideas for those you may have trouble gifting. eDivvy.com has also recently announced the launch of a business to business application that will allow merchants to use the group gifting option straight from their own websites. This is sure to make one of the biggest holiday trends of the year easier and more accessible for online shoppers.

Land of Nod

The holiday season is upon us!   The Land of Nod has everything you need from decorations to gifts. Not only do they have a great selection of holiday gifts but are also offering free shipping on Holiday Decor! From tree skirts to advent calendars, stockings to Hanukkah calendars, you won’t believe the selection! Check out the Shop by Personality feature to find the perfect gift for every person on your list!  

IBW Books

The Not So Blog readers can help their school (or another favorite group) make $2 to $5 on every sale deposited into the group’s account the same day as sales. With IBW books, nonprofit organizations such as PTA/PTSO… youth sports… church groups… arts programs… and more… sell an innovative product that no one else has – which encourages community support and their drive’s success! As a bonus, when a nonprofit uses the Fundraising with IBW Books program because of The Not So Blog reader’s referral, that reader earns 5% of the organization’s total book sales as a finder’s fee. For example, if a PTA sells $1,000 in books, the reader who referred them makes $50. If a group sells $5,000 in books, the finder’s fee is $250, and so on.

1 thought on “Noteable News: Dove, Big Apple Circus, Land of Nod and more!”

  1. Group Gifting is here to stay (yahoo!) and yes, there are a plethora of sites that offer similar services, from: Everyone (www.fromeveryone.com) is all about making the process easy. Organize, invite, collect, send – it really is that simple. And we don’t hide any fees – you pay a meager 10% service fee for making your life easy. So for a $10 contribution, we tag on a buck for our troubles (including packaging and shipping)- trust me, busy co-workers think it’s a dollar well spent! Thanks for listening, Paula Cho, Co-Founder

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