Monday, November 02, 2009

$.99 Per Item Shipping at Blair.com


For the month of November, Blair.com allows your shoppers to buy as much or as little as they want, and pay only $.99 shipping for each item in their shopping cart. This deal applies to all Men's and Women's Apparel, as well has Home Products and even Clearance items.

Banners and text links are available at both CJ and GAN.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's About Time!

Finally.

After being eligible since 1999 (and snubbed every year since), the rock band KISS has been announced as a finalist for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I've been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame once with my boys, and I pledged to never return until KISS was inducted. I mean... we toured the museum part, and there was not one piece from KISS. There was a stretchy suit from the Bay City Rollers, but no Gene Simmons Dragon Boot. Heck! Bonnie Raitt was even inducted before "The Hottest Band in the World!" I'm sorry, but when I think of Rock and Roll icons, Bonnie Raitt doesn't jump out at me.

Here is a link to the article from the Kiss Army News:

Paul Stanley Comments on Hall of Fame Nomination

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Additional 25% OFF Clearance Items at Blair.com


Shoppers can take an additional 25% OFF products at Blair.com Clearance, which are already discounted up to 75% OFF retail prices. There are dozens of new apparel items for Women and Men, as well as loads of new home items. Blair.com Affiliates can find banners and text links to promote this offer at GAN and CJ. This affiliate promotion runs through September 30th.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Sale: 25% OFF Everything at Blair.com


Blair.com is having it's annual Labor Day Weekend Sale September 4th through September 7th. Everything, including Clearance items,is 25% OFF! This is the hottest promotion of the year, and shoppers will be looking to both add to their fall wardrobes AND get some early holiday shopping done. Banners and text links are available to Blair.com Affiliates at both GAN and CJ.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Labor Day Weekend is Just Around the Corner...

And ALL smart Blair.com affiliates should know what that means! Creatives to come later this week at both GAN and CJ. This is the biggest shopping weekend for Blair.com shoppers outside of the holidays!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shareasale Photo Booth

For those of you who weren't able to make it to NYC for the Affiliate Summit East 2009, here's a link to the photo booth that was provided by Shareasale. If you look hard enough, you might even find "yours truly" and a friend. If you do find me, don't forget to cast your vote!

SHAREASALE PHOTO BOOTH

Monday, August 17, 2009

$1.99 Standard Shipping at Blair.com


Through September 15th, Blair.com shoppers can buy as many new items of apparel and home goods as they choose, and pay only $1.99 standard shipping. This is a great way for everyone to liven up their closet with a few new fall clothing items, or splurge and pick out an entire new autumn/winter wardrobe.

Blair.com affiliates at both GAN and CJ can pick up new creatives to promote this fantastic offer on their websites.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Hey... How ya doin?"


I just got back from Affiliate Summit East '09, and had to share a story with you. I arrived at the Hilton New York on the Avenue of the Americas at around 11am on Saturday. Of course, the room wasn't ready, so we did a little sight-seeing. Upon returning to the hotel at around 3:30pm, I checked in and was given my key to my room on the 14th Floor. As is with nearly all hotels, now, it wasn't actually a key, but an electronic data card.

I found my way to the 14th floor, followed the arrows to the correct room number, slowly inserted the card into the slot and removed it quickly. BINGO! I got the flashing green light which is almost like winning in Vegas. I gained access to my room on the very first try!

I opened the door, dragged my suitcase in, and was greeted by a man in his underwear laying on my bed! In those few seconds, I actually thought I had entered the wrong room, but then it occurred to me that I had actually used a key to get in.

Just then, Captain Underpants rolled over and looked at me. This is how the encounter went:

Captain Underpants: "Hey... how ya doin?"

Chris from Blair.com: "I'm ok. (Yes. There's a half-dressed stranger in my room, and I tell him I'm ok.) You're in my room".

Captain Underpants: "Yeah. I'm just waiting for my wife. We're actually staying on the 21st floor. I'll be out in like 10 minutes."

Chris from Blair.com: "OK."

At that point, we ran out the door and down the hall to the elevators. I got down to the lobby, and even though there was a line, a staff member could tell there was a problem, so he took me to an available person in registration who was only supposed to be helping elite Hilton members. I explained to her that there was a man in my room. She asked me to be more specific, so I explained to her that there was a man in his underpants sleeping on my bed in my room. She excused herself for a second, and then returned to tell me that she would give me a different room. I responded, "Well obviously, but don't you think you should do something more? Like maybe find out WHY Captain Underpants is in my room?"

Just then, I heard a laugh, looked to my left, and realized I was standing next to Haiko de Poel, Jr. from ABestWeb.com. We both laughed, and I filled him in on the rest of the details on the way to the elevators. We pushed the up button, the doors opened, and who do you think appeared? Yep! It was Captain Underpants, but in his civilian attire. As we passed, he made some type of a complaint about the hotel and how there had been a big party in the room next door to his the previous night, and the hotel had given he and his wife a different room.

Shelley didn't recognize Captain Underpants in his disguise, so she responded with "Well that's nothing! We just found a guy in his underpants in our room!"

Evidently, the night staff switched the captain's room, and never told the day crew. It was a GREAT story to tell at the Shareasale party on Sunday night! The room was great, the staff was great... I don't want you thinking the hotel stunk. Completely the opposite. I just thought it was a fun story to tell.

I'll update you all on the actual Summit in the coming days.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Top Blair Products for July

I thought everyone might be interested in which Blair.com products were best-sellers on the shopping engines in July. Both of these products nearly doubled the third place finisher! I was a little surprised, and you might be, too!










Terry Bandeau Romper

On sale at $8.99










Women's Bermuda Shorts

On Sale at $9.99-$11.99

Links to both these products are available at GAN and CJ.

Additional 15% OFF Clearance Items


Clearance items at Blair.com are up to 70% OFF retail prices. But... for the month of August, Blair.com affiliates can offer their visitors an additional 15% OFF all Clearance items.

Creatives are available at both CJ and GAN.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Affiliate Summit East 2009


Hey All!

I'll be at the 2009 Affiliate Summit East in New York City From Saturday, August 8th through Tuesday, August 11th. I'm looking forward to meeting as many of Blair.com's CJ and GAN affiliates as I can while I'm there. If you're a Blair.com affiliate, drop me a line and let's schedule a few minutes to get together and say hello.

By the way -- I'll be leading one of the discussions under the "Ask the Experts" heading on the Summit agenda. I don't know if I can be classified as an "expert", but I'll be sure to give honest answers to all the questions you might have. The discussion is from 5pm-6pm Monday afternoon.

See you in NYC!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

$.99 Shipping Per Item at Blair.com


Shoppers can pick whatever they want at Blair.com, and get each item shipped for under a buck! Through August 15th, you can promote $.99 per item shipping at Blair.com on your website. The creatives for this promotion are available at both GAN and CJ.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Shoppers Can Choose How Much to Save at Blair.com


Spend a little more, SAVE a little more!

How's this for a promotion for the month of July at Blair.com?

$5 OFF Orders of $50 or More

$10 OFF Orders of $75 or More

$15 OFF Orders of $100 or More


Creatives are available at both GAN and CJ.

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fishing North of the 49th Parallel


Not many people realized I was gone, but for those of you who did, I thought I'd include a picture.

Three friends and I crossed the 49th parallel, headed to Cochrane Air Services in Cochrane, Ontario, and then took a Beaver (the workhorse of the North) to a small lake called Two Peak approximately 60 miles northeast of Cochrane.

The fishing was great (I caught nearly 200 walleye and pike), the weather was cold (high 30's/low 40's with 15 MPH winds from the north), and the time off was VERY relaxing. No TV, no radio, no cell phone, no computer, no internet, no Blair.com. No electricity or running water, either.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

$4 OFF $20 Orders at Blair.com




Shoppers can get $4 OFF their orders when you promote this fantastic offer. And there's a low minimum, too -- ONLY $20!

You can find creatives for this Blair.com offer at both GAN and CJ. Hurry -- this promotion ends on July 15.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Free Shipping on $60 Orders at Blair.com


Blair.com affiliates can offer Free Shipping to their site visitors for the entire month of June. The minimum order is only $60, and creatives are available at both GAN and CJ.

Friday, May 22, 2009

25% OFF Everything at Blair.com!

That's right! I typed 25% OFF, and it's no typo!

Blair.com has decided to up the ante this year, and have our biggest sale EVER! This sale is good on ALL items at Blair.com, including everything in the Clearance section. Get the banners and text links up quickly. This is a sale your shoppers won't want to miss, and it ends in 4 days -- at 11:59pm on May 25th.

Creatives are available at both GAN and CJ, so start promoting it today!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Weekend Sale at Blair.com

4 Days Only! Starts tonight at midnight!

I can't reveal what the sale is going to be, yet, but I can tell you all one thing -- this sale is going to be even better than last years Memorial Weekend Sale at Blair.com. For those of you who don't recall, that sale was 20% OFF Everything, including Clearance items.

Creatives will be available shortly at GAN and CJ.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Blair Bargains on Twitter!

Now you can follow the Blair Bargain of the Day on Twitter. Sign into your Twitter account, go to the BlairBargains page and click "Follow".

Monday, May 04, 2009

Women's Sand and Sea Comfort Clogs -- NOW Only $5.99!



Here's a great deal your site visitors are sure to jump at! These Sand and Sea Comfort Clogs have just about everything those famous "Crocs" have, except for the high price! Here's the description:

Sand & Sea Comfort Clogs ONLY $5.99


Compare at $30. Slip them on and go anywhere! They’re lightweight, comfortable, fashionable and an amazing value! Cool ventilated upper and a convertible sling back strap. Wide, roomy molded foot bed with arch support. Slip-resistant sole. Wipe clean. Import. Width: Medium.

Best of all, these shoes are available in 5 colors and 5 sizes, and we have good quatities in all color/size combinations. That means that shoppers you send to Blair.com will be able to find their size, and at this price they can buy multiple pairs in different colors!

You'll find these sandals in our product feed at both GAN and CJ. Hurry and take advantage of this great deal TODAY!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

$1.99 Standard Shipping at Blair.com


Shoppers at Blair.com can now purchase as many items as they like, and only pay $1.99 to have their purchases shipped.

Promote this offer to your site visitors and they can save money, whether they choose to update their entire Spring wardrobe, or simply take advantage of a great deal in our clearance department. Creatives are available at both Commission Junction and Google Ad Network. The promotion is valid through April 15, 2009.

Friday, March 13, 2009

20% OFF EVERYTHING at Blair.com!


It's that time of the year! Blair.com is offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING, including Clearance items, this Friday through Monday, March 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th.

Shoppers can SAVE while stocking up on men's and women's apparel for the new spring/summer season, or give their home a breath of freshness by shopping our home products line.

Banners and text links for this promotion are available at both GAN and CJ.

Monday, March 09, 2009

GAN "BYOL" Links Are Back in Business!

WooHoo! It looks like the Blair.com affiliate program is running again on all cylinders!

The feeds to GAN, Performics and CJ are now all available again with added info, and the "Build Your Own Links" functionality at GAN is now available again, too. So... I think that just about takes care of everything. I've had a few affiliates contact me regarding smaller tweaks that could add even more, and I'll look into making this happen in the near future.

On other thing for GAN affiliates... make sure to dig down in your reporting! With the recent platform upgrade came more robust reporting out of GAN. You can now see orders down to the product level, so you'll know what it is your shoppers are ordering.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Couple Jokes for a Friday Afternoon

I don't know what the week has been like elsewhere, but it sure has seemed like an extra-long week here at Blair.com. That being said, I thought it might be fun to end the week with a couple of jokes. Let me know which joke Blair.com Affiliates prefer!

Joke #1

The other day I was eating in an Italian restaurant when I accidentally spilled some spaghetti sauce on my favorite white sweater.

I wasn't too distressed, though, because Mr. Wong down on High Street has been doing my laundry for years, and I knew that he could remove just about any stain and get it out like it'd never been there.

So I took the sweater down to Wong's Laundry and dropped it off; Mr. Wong said he'd probably be able to have it cleaned by Thursday. So on Thursday afternoon after work I stopped by Wong's again.

Mr. Wong looked quite distressed when he saw me. He brought out the sweater and, apologizing profusely, explained that somehow this stain was beyond even his power to expunge.

And sure enough, though fainter than before, there was still a distinct red stain on the sweater. In an attempt to make up for his failure, Mr. Wong offered to send the sweater to his brother across town, who had been in the laundry business for an even longer time, and who might have a clue as to the method of removal of this extraordinarily persistent stain.

The elder Wong brother would rush it through at no extra charge, and should have it looking as white and clean as new by Friday. So on Friday I went back to Wong's to pick up my sweater, but when I arrived, Mr. Wong regretfully informed me that his brother, too, had failed to remove the red blotch. "No charge," said Wong, "but you must take sweater elsewhere to clean.

The Moral: ... Two Wongs cannot make a white."

Joke #2

Q: What do you instantly know about a well-dressed man?

A: His wife is good at picking out clothes.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Top 50 Site Searches at Blair.com

Here you go, folks. I'm hoping that several of you will find this information useful. Once shoppers arrive at Blair.com, this is what they're searching for.

bedspreads
totes boots
fedora
electric blanket
moccasins
cardigan sweaters
flannel nightgowns
flannel sheets
winter coats
posture bra
guayabera
flannel pajamas
www.blair.com/
wwwblair.com
faux fur coats
stirrup pants
fedora hat
bedspread
mastectomy bras
satin pajamas
heated mattress pad
women's clothing catalogs
sag harbor pants
guayabera shirts
denim jumper
moccasin slippers
cape cod curtains
electric blankets
women's flannel shirts
bathroom organizers
trench coat
bendover pants
flannel nightgown
carpet tiles
moccasin shoes
shearling slippers
bend over pants
fleece pants
dress shirts
priscilla curtains
wedge placemats
moccasin
touch lamps
raincoats for women
men's nightshirt
sink skirts
slider station
putter pants
blair. com
sag harbor sweaters

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

$.99 Shipping Per Item in February at Blair.com


Whether Blair.com shoppers are looking to simply add a little freshness to their spring wardrobe, or if they're replacing a variety of items, this February affiliate promo will be perfect for everyone. No matter how many items a shopper has in their cart, they only pay $.99 per item! This promotion is available to all Blair.com affiliates at both Google Ad Network and CJ. You can find 120x60, 120x90, 125x125 and 468x60 banners, as well as text links promoting this offer at both sites. If you need anything other than what's posted, just let me know and I'll have our "Banner Wiz" Trevor take care of it for you!

Now that we have THAT out of the way...

Let me take a couple seconds to share a little something with everyone. Over the past weekend, the Case Western Reserve University Women's Swimming and Diving Team defeated Ohio Northern University 145-98. I know what you're thinkin'... "So why is he telling us about this?"

Well, it turns out that a friend of mine, Jessica Nuhfer, from here in Warren, PA placed first in the 50-yard Freestyle AND was a member of winning 200-yard Freestyle relay team. What makes this even MORE special is that Jessica is only a Freshman at CWRU.

Here's the article from the Case website:

SPARTAN WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING—2008-09

CASE 145, ohio northern 98...

CLEVELAND, OH (January 31, 2009) - The Case Western Reserve University women’s swimming and diving team defeated Ohio Northern University 145-98 this afternoon at the Veale Natatorium. The Spartans are off until February 11 [Feb. 11-14] when they travel to the University of Chicago for the 2009 University Athletic Association championships.

Case Western Reserve won eight individual races and one relay on the day. They were led by sophomores Roxanne Leyshon (Cambridge, OH) and Kelsey Zeller (Cincinnati, OH). Zeller won the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.45) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:25.21) while Leyshon won the 100-yard freestyle (54.42) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.36).

Other individual winners included freshman Jessica Nuhfer (Warren, PA-pictured) in the 50-yard freestyle (25.65), junior Chrissy Petzold (Traverse City, MI) in the 200-yard IM (2:18.99), freshman Stephanie Campbell (Highland Hts., OH) in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.92), and sophomore Ellen Crummy (Butler, PA) in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.82).

Leyshon, Nuhfer, Campbell and sophomore Marine Gu (Longwood, FL) then paired up to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.59).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Guess who's back!

I wanted to get an entry here in 2009 before the calendar switched over to February. I know I've promised it before, but I truly do plan to keep Blair.com affiliates updated again here in 2009. There will probably be a flurry here in the next couple of days, to let you know what promotions I currently have available, what the top products are at Blair.com, and who knows what else!?!

Thanks to all Blair.com affiliates for making 2008 a very successful year for all of us. Now... let's get back to work and make 2009 an even greater success!