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Save lots of green this Black Friday on SelectBlinds.com! Everything — and we mean EVERYTHING — sitewide is 50% off! Pull on those stretchy pants and stretch your blinds budget to the max with half off every beautiful blind, shade and custom window treatment we offer.
Oh yeah. “Everything” includes FREE shipping, too! And with our FIT Guarantee, we guarantee you’ll feel better about buying your blinds online!
So after you’ve passed the gravy, be sure you don’t pass up on all the looks you’ll love and be proud to have hanging on every window in your home. Start stuffing your wallet with savings of 50% now on EVERY. SINGLE. PRODUCT. It’s the mega sales event of the year, so fill your belly and then fill your cart on SelectBlinds.com!!!
It’s turkey time again and you know what that means! Leftovers and our biggest and best Black Friday Sale EVAH! Whether shopping for new custom window treatments on SelectBlinds.com, or the latest tech gear or a new television on other sites, use these tips to save time and money and enjoy a safe online shopping experience throughout the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales weekend.
Do your research. Check product and retailer reviews (like our 300,000+ 5-star reviews) before buying from a site. Study the day after Thanksgiving sales ads — online and print. (It’s the one time of the year when you want to actually look at all that “junk” mail you get!) Google “Black Friday websites” to find dozens of sites where you can sign up for deal alerts.
Start filling your cart. Start a cart and save it so you’re ready to check out quickly when the deep discounts go into effect. Most sites keep carts from a couple of days to weeks before thinking you’ve abandoned them. If you’re thinking of shopping a new site, go ahead and set up an account to get in and out quicker over the holiday weekend.
Sample, sample, sample! Order up to 15 FREE samples of anything on our site and we’ll give you our best Black Friday deal on any product order you place within 30 days of sampling! (It’s the sale that — almost — never ends!) That also gives you plenty of time to start measuring your windows so you’re ready to fill your cart faster! Here’s how:
Use price and online coupon tools. Use retailer shopping apps to scan products and price-shop online. Beware of fake apps, though. Similar to phishing emails that look legit, there are lots of counterfeit apps that pop up in Apple’s App Store and Google Play looking to steal your credit card and other info. To be safe, download shopping apps from the company’s official website.
Get social. Friends love to “share” great deals – and bogus bargains – so check your feeds frequently throughout the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Like or follow your favorite retailers (like Select Blinds!). When you do, many will reward you with special alerts on Black Friday discounts and incentives.
Check price-match, shipping and return policies in advance. Read the fine print in the Black Friday ads. Some stores may suspend price-match guarantees on certain items for Black Friday sales. Pay special attention to shipping charges to make sure they don’t cancel out the great deal you’re getting. (Here on SelectBlinds, you get FREE shipping on everything, every size, every day!) Understand a site’s return and exchange policies to ensure you won’t be charged a restocking fee if you have to return something.
Shop at home on secure sites you know. To keep your ID and information safe, it’s best to shop online from home. Avoid using hotspots and public WiFi networks. URLs for secure sites are often highlighted in green, or include a padlock symbol like this:in the address bar. Look for URLs with “https” versus “http” (the “s” stands for “secure”). SelectBlinds.com is also secured by McAfee Secure software and is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
Use a secure payment method. To avoid the risk of fraudulent charges, shop on sites that only take secure payment methods (e.g., major credit cards or PayPal). And here’s a big tip: Use gift cards! They’re a smart way to shop online without having to provide any financial information.
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#sorrynotsorry, but we just have to brag a bit here. Found out the other day that we made Newsweek magazine’s list of Best Online Shops 2020!
#2, in fact, in the Home Living category and one of the Top 10 best shops overall.
Here’s how we made it.
Working with Statista (an online portal for statistics) and other online databases, directories and price comparison websites, Newsweek created a list of more than 9,500 online retailers in the United States where shoppers go for the best products, prices and service. After passing a number of tests based on 48 objective criteria and surveying more than 8,000 online shoppers on seven subjective criteria (e.g., “The homepage is very clear and well structured”), they narrowed the list down and ranked the top 1,000 shops across eight industries and 39 categories. The 1,000 online shops with the highest scores out of 10 (we got an 8.58!) were then awarded “Best Online Shops 2020.”
“Making the Newsweek list is a massive win for our company,” an elated Rick Steele, Select Blinds’ Master of Marketing and company co-founder, said. “Our goal is to make our customers happy, whatever it takes. Being rated one of the best online shops means we’re meeting — and surpassing — that goal.
Most people think buying new blinds is hard, but using our site it’s easy!” he continued. “We love that it gives our customers the confidence to do it themselves and create a home they’re proud of while saving time and money. And we love that Newsweek thinks so, too.”
Recognition by Newsweek and other independent third-parties is always exciting, but we get the biggest thrill from hearing directly from the customers who use our site. See for yourself why we’re rated one of the best online shops. Read some of their stories right here in our blog, or check out a few of the more than 300,000 5-star reviews we’ve gotten from happy customers to find out why you would be one, too.
Shop this year’s sale and you’ll help change lives, too. When you purchase any window blind or shade online from SelectBlinds.com during our 2019 Labor Day Sale, we’ll donate part of the proceeds to Shriners Hospitals for Children®.*
Help us help make kids better while you save money. There’s no better deal than that.
And don’t forget to watch David Ragan and the #38 Shriners car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 1!
Help Dad out this Father’s Day with a special sale just for him! SelectBlinds.com is the perfect site for the Do-It-Yourself Dad, and today through Sunday we’ll help him take care of those honey-do’s with fantastic savings on all of your favorite window treatments!
Many products can be made in 3 days or less, so dad can have them hanging in no time with plenty of time left over to relax on his special day! He can start saving time now by using our helpful do-it-yourself measuring tips. And if Mr. Fix-It needs help, have him check out our handy Tech Tips, too, to troubleshoot and correct common window covering mishaps.
“This picture is of our new Designer Contemporary 2″ Faux Woods next to my recliner in the living room. I used to have curtains and sheers, which were hard to deal with. With the gorgeous azalea blooming right next to the window at the end of April this year, I could open these to enjoy nature at its best and close them to ensure complete privacy whenever I wished! They also make the rooms look bigger and ensure a much cleaner look inside of the house than the curtains did.
We have since ordered two more blinds for the dining area, which we have also installed, and two more for the double front window in the living room area that we will be installing on our next trip to North Carolina. We are so pleased with our choice from Select Blinds!“
We have to agree, Cheryl. These faux wood window treatments definitely complement the colors in your beautiful mountain vacation home. So glad you could use them in both your living and dining rooms to enjoy the spectacular views there. (I don’t think I’d ever get out of that recliner! 😉 ) Thanks for sharing!
This is just one of two rooms NASCAR super fan Glenn Zabransky and his father have transformed into living shrines to the sport. From die-cast mini car replicas to actual full-size tires and car hoods, their monster collection of all-things NASCAR numbers in the thousands. Photos courtesy of Glenn Zabransky
Glenn Zabransky lives and breathes NASCAR. And we mean LIVES. AND. BREATHES. IT.
Just take a look at the formidable collection he and his father have amassed over the last 28 years since Glenn saw his first race at Pocono Raceway (now a super speedway) in Pennsylvania, when he was just five years old. Hard to believe he could squeeze anything else in, but we were pretty honored that one of his most recent additions were two #38 SelectBlinds.com Ford Mustang hero cards autographed by driver David Ragan with Front Row Motorsports.
With a passion for the sport passed down by his grandfather and father, Glenn, who hails from New Jersey when he’s not traveling the country from track to track during race season, started collecting die-cast cars as a kid. His dad, he says, would order a 1/64 scale car for him for every 1/24 his dad ordered, most of which were replicas of Dale Earnhardt Sr. cars (his dad’s favorite driver). The first thing Glenn bought on his own was a Terry Labonte Corn Flakes replica for $10, snagged at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1996. The collection truly started, though, he says, with a set of 1/24 scale Richard Petty cars from Franklin Mint.
“We have more than five hundred 1/24 scale cars, as well as a few hundred smaller cars. In recent years we’ve expanded to sheet metal and other pieces of cars from actual races,” Glenn says. “I think I have ten or so pieces of metal (fenders, bumpers, trunk lids, etc.), about eight tires including a Dale Sr. 1994 Daytona 500 tire, as well as other odds and ends like valve covers and rims.”
The collection also includes “odd-ball pieces like Davey Allison chili and Dale Sr. suntan lotion” Glenn says his mom has contributed.
His most prized items?
“We were able to obtain the actual seats my dad and I sat in at our first Daytona 500,” he says after the famed World Center of Racing underwent a remodel several years ago.
Now that’s cool!
No matter how cool his collection is, though, for Glenn, the coolest thing is that racing is a real family affair.
“The bond that racing has formed between my father and I is something that I’ll always be grateful for,” he shares, “and while my mom doesn’t really follow or care for the lower series, she’s probably been to at least 60 cup races or so.
“My wife knew when dating me that if she ever wanted to see me, she would have to put up with the NASCAR aspect,” Glenn continues. “Turns out she’s super into it now. She even participates in my fantasy NASCAR league. The fact that she’s so on board and into it makes it even better.”
His now brother- and sister-in-law have also gotten into the sport. Together, the family has traveled to most of the tracks (Indianapolis Motor Speedway, surprisingly, is one pit stop still on Glenn’s bucket list), meeting every NASCAR driver at least once, including favorites Austin and Ty Dillon.
“Actually met them both and their dad, Mike, at Volusia County dirt track during speed week. My wife had on a few-years-old Austin Dillon dirt hoodie and was too nervous to ask Austin for a photo, so I asked and he was happy to do so. He knew we were pretty big fans. Mike even offered us a beer.”
They also met Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace that night, both of whom had beer to share, too.
“That was a fun night,” recalls Glenn with a laugh, adding that he’s also been impressed meeting Jimmy Johnson and “even” Kyle Busch. “It’s a great thing with NASCAR. You have the ability to interact with the drivers during the event, not just at some sports store signing autographs.”
The Zabransky family includes three, four-legged members, including Ralph, who was named after Dale Earnhardt Sr’s. father and racing patriarch Ralph Earnhardt.
It’s not just the drivers he loves; it’s the fans he meets, too.
“I love talking about [NASCAR] with other people, trying to ‘recruit’ new fans, and just every aspect of the sport,” he says. To help in his recruiting efforts, he often gives away duplicate die-cast cars to young fans.
“I was lucky enough to attend a ton of races and have a dad that also collected. Those first cars that a young fan gets can shape their fandom for years to come. ”
He loves sharing stories of his most memorable races, too. His favorite? The 2001 MBNA Cal Ripken Jr. 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Glenn’s uncle, who had worked in the Twin Towers at the time, was with Glenn and his dad for the race. Glenn’s favorite driver then was Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won that day and after, went around the track with an American flag hanging out the window.
“An image,” reminisces Glenn, “that’s burned in my memory. I’ll never forget it.”
Taylor’s name will be displayed on the windshield of Ragan’s SelectBlinds.com Ford for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, where the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will pay tribute to the fallen men and women of the U.S. military. Ragan’s car will also feature a red, white and blue patriotic paint scheme as part of NASCAR’s tribute.
Four of the Fall 2019 fashion colors predicted by the Pantone Color Institute. (Photo swatches from Pantone)
It’s only February and already the denizens of design are gearing up for the coolest color trends we can expect to see this coming fall and winter. (Get a sneak peek from last week’s New York Fashion Week in the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report.) Being the trendsetters that we are, here at Select Blinds we’ve put our own colorful twist on how to buy the latest window fashions in the hottest hues: Introducing our new Shop By Color page!
Pick a Color,AnyColor
Just pick and click on any color group on the Shop By Color page to see all the different ‘shades’ (and blinds) to choose from, and which products your favorite color comes in.
If you’re looking for colors similar to these designer faves for Fall ’19:
Get some free samples of these and more colors here. A little tip: While colors may be named the same, actual colors can vary from product to product. Sample colors from each product to ensure you get just the right color you’re looking for in the style you want.