Saturday, October 4, 2014

store special saturday: Pura Vida Bracelets. My experience, review and giveaway!

Who doesn't love free stuff? 
Anybody, anybody? 
I didn't think so.

Glad to see you back for my next-to-last post in this week-long series, and the first edition of Store Special Saturday! This will be a day to feature specials for my eBay store, such as discounts, free sample offers and giveaways!

Since today is my first time posting a Store Special Saturday, I felt like it needed to be special. And by special, I mean long and involved. Today, I want to write about my experience ordering from Pura Vida Bracelets.

Pura Vida translates from Spanish to "Pure Life", and what better name for a company that started out with two Californians and two Costa Ricans, but now employs more than 65 free spirited artisans? Not only is Pura Vida fair trade, the company also donates to 190+ charities worldwide.

I got my first Pura Vida bracelet a few months ago because I was just short of the free shipping mark on an order I was placing and the $5 bracelet would get me there. Once I received it, I loved it and wore it for two weeks straight. Then one day a friend passed along to me a 50% off coupon to shop direct and so I placed my first order on August 20th!

(Please leave a comment if interested in a 50% off coupon for yourself; I can e-mail you one!)

Pura Vida ships with DHL, which means the package starts out with the company DHL and ends up delivered by USPS. Handling was on the slow side, but once my order was shipped on August 25th it sped it's way into my hands by the 27th. I was so excited to rip in, but restrained myself in order to snap some unpackaging pics!

Look at the sticker they sent with my order! Those pineapples are cute and my sticker is stuck to my algebra notebook looking rather spiffy right now :). Packaging was so nice. Except for my "Ocean Pack" set, each individual bracelet was tucked neatly away into a little drawstring bag bearing the name of "Pura Vida", plus the back of the bag says that if I return 10 of these little bags back to Pura Vida I can get a free bracelet!

See those notecards with the turtle and planet? Those are bracelets that support charities such as "Save The Turtles!" and "1% For The Planet".

And what can I say about the bracelets themselves? They are simple yet chic, waterproof and practically indestructible. They are stackable,  collectible, and easy to become obsessed with! I wear two or three on one wrist most days, and am proud to say I am the cause for the empty spaces in some friends' wallets where the money once was that was paid to Pura Vida.

Now, here's the part you've been waiting for, the part where I say what's in this post for you.

Free Pura Vida bracelets!

(UPDATE: Promotion Expired)

Starting now and ending one week from today, Saturday October 11th at 11:59 CST, I am giving away one assorted original Pura Vida bracelet in a logo pouch to eight of my lovely customers. Here's how to get one:
1. Leave me a nice comment here on this post or any other post on my blog. Comments left previous to this post do not apply!
2. Make a purchase from my eBay store here, no minimum purchase required, not applicable to purchases made previous to this post! 
3. During checkout of your purchase, write a note to seller saying that you commented, where, and that you want your FREE Pura Vida bracelet.
4. That's it! Easy, no? I'll update this post if/when I hit that eight customer limit.

I hope you had fun reading this post, and hope to see you back tomorrow for my final post in this week-long series we've been making our way through :).

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned.  This giveaway is sponsored solely by eco Beauty on eBay. All opinions are my own!

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