*This giveaway has ended!
Winning entry was #3 – Wanda!*
Family Christian recently sent me a $25 appreciation certificate to use at one of their stores – or online, in my case, as we have no stores near us – and they have also very generously offered to send one of my blog readers a $25 gift card as well. That means you, my friends, have a chance to do some shopping … for free!
Now, while I would like to tell you what I bought, I really can’t, because it is a gift for someone, and I don’t want them reading this and seeing what it is. :) I will however tell you about my shopping experience at their online store, and give you a little bit of info on them as well, because I think their mission is very cool!
First, let’s start with the short summary they have on their website:
You can change a life, just by shopping!
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
~ John 15:12 NIV
At Family Christian, shopping is giving.
We love carrying products that help you grow your faith and share it with others. And that’s not all we love doing! We love giving back—and this giving isn’t possible without YOU. You see, when you shop with us, your purchases support our efforts to unite with ministries that are helping children and families in need around the U.S. and the world.
WHEN YOU SHOP, YOU GIVE.
I read through all of the missions programs they are involved in, and it is really quite amazing. I highly suggest using the link above to see them for yourself!
As for the shopping experience itself, I am going to use lists to make it simple. I like simple.
- You are supporting many great ministries!
- Very easy to sign up on their website for an account.
- A 20% off coupon, just for signing up for their newsletter
- Lots of great sales, including their current “Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% off“
- Easy to navigate the different categories on their website, to find the items you might be looking for.
- Secure shopping – verified by GeoTrust
- Free Norton shopping guarantee – (protects from ID theft, etc.)
- My order still has not shipped out. :(When I went to check on it today, this is what I found:
Order Date: 8/9/2016
Status as of 8/17/2016: Processing (8 days – still not shipped)When I clicked on the tracking number, I was greeted with this message:
“A shipping label has been prepared for your item at 12:57 pm on August 17, 2016 in GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date.”
This really is my only complaint. I understand that shipping is slower when you do not pay for express shipping, but even with normal shipping, I would think the order would have at least left the building within a few days and be moving down the road somewhere. Not so much. Booooo!
With that being said, I love so much about the Family Christian store, that I would still recommend shopping there … they support great causes, and they have a lot of wonderful merchandise to choose from.
Now, to enter the gift card giveaway, simply leave a comment below thanking the good people at Family Christian and FlyBy for their awesome participation in giving out this fantastic gift! As always, make sure to use a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.
Good luck, and many thanks to Family Christian & FlyBy!
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”