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Your Go-to Winter Guide

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Move over Polar Vortex, winter storms are making their way across the US. Leon, Pax, and now Quintus are steeling the spotlight as they forge their own icy paths.

In preparation for Quintus (this week’s big winter storm), and future wintry days, we put together a mid-winter go-to guide for you. So grab your blanket, put on your jammies, get a snuggle buddy, and buckle down for more snow.

The Best Ideas for Any Snow Day

Need some ideas for what to do while stuck inside? We have a whole list, and a whole lot more to keep you prepared for winter.

Check out these fantastic winter catalog ideas below. From what you need to outlast the winter (Let There Be Spring!), to how to prepare your family for a big winter storm (Winter Storm Preparedness), to what to do with the kids on their snow day at home (Stuck Inside: Kid’s Crafts), we’ve got what you need.

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7 Ways in 7 Days to the Beat the Winter Blues

We know that by now, like most of us, you’re probably feeling the winter blues. Will spring ever come? Or will it be winter forever? Hang in there! Spring is around the corner and will be here before you know it.

Now is the time to take advantage of getting cozy, hot meals, and fun in the snow. Check out our calender below for a week’s long activity guide for winter fun and enjoyment.


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Date Night Is Happening

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Who wouldn’t love to execute a perfectly planned date night for Valentine’s Day? Flower petals strewn around the home, a dozen fresh roses, chocolates, a fancy homemade dinner…the list goes on.

This year, if you don’t have time for an elaborate setup, we’ve got options to either head out for a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant or stay in and snuggle. Put your effort into finding what works for you and finding the perfect present.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s our go-to-guide for making date night happen.

  1. Pick a Gift that Counts. Avoid splurging on a last minute gift by planning ahead. Decide on a price range and then look for gifts that fit your budget. Shop Your Way’s Gift Finder lets you select various criterion to find the perfect gift. You can also check out our $30 & Under gift guides for cute ideas.

Last Minute Gifts for Her

Last Minute Gifts for Him

  1. Dress the Part.  When getting ready for date night, look for key pieces and accessories that can take your outfit from meh… to Wow! For guys, a buttoned-down shirt tucked in with a sleek belt can turn your look into a class act. For the ladies, a slick of lipstick and a printed blouse is just the lift you need at the end of the day to take your outfit to the next level.

What to Wear Her

What to Wear Him

  1. It’s All about the Atmosphere. Your last step for pulling off a romantic date night is to find a place with the right atmosphere.  Are you looking for fancy? Chillaxed? Casual? Über romantic? Make sure to choose a place and something to do that you feel comfortable with, can relax, and have fun. This loveflow will help you decide:

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Have a great Valentine’s Day and make sure to check out our Valentine’s Day Loveboard for great gift ideas and the best way to say “I love you!”

New Features at Your Fingertips

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

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We wanted to make your profile page dynamic while at the same time giving you the flexibility to choose what you want to see and interact with. So, with this as our mission, that’s exactly what we’ve done.

You’ll now see some new feature strips on your profile page that aggregate your recent actions into one place.

  • An interest strip based on your recent searches displays items we think you might like.
  • A reviews strip shows all of your reviews in one convenient place.
  • A Shop’in history strip let’s you keep track of which stores you’ve Shoped’in at the most.
  • A Questions & Answers strip helps you track and organize your ongoing discussions.

Community Courier – A Newspaper Boy for Shop Your Way

community courierThe new “Community Courier” app gathers the latest news from across the web, extracts novel content from Shop Your Way, and then uses the information to tag and publish content on relevant Shop Your Way pages.

You can visit the Community Courier page to see the latest trending stories across the net, or browse the many articles that are dispersed across topic, brand, and public figure pages.

Keep a lookout for the Community Courier symbol across the site to enjoy some light reading.

Introducing Leaderboards for the Best Catalogs

Lately you might have noticed something called “Catalog Leaderboards.” These leaderboards, just like sports leaderboards, surface the top of the crop to help you discover interesting content on Shop Your Way.

The top catalogs are based on views, likes, follows, and comments. You can access the Catalogs Leaderboards directly from catalogs and on your newsfeed’s right rail on the homepage.

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Each Catalog Leaderboard is based on your recent activity so that you only see leaderboards that will be of interest to you.

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Revamped Help Me Choose

Help Me Choose is now better than ever with some vast improvements that will get you excited about shopping!

Help Me Choose enables you to create polls with 2 – 6 products or images, and then publish the polls to the community so that others can vote and help you to choose the best one.

We’ve implemented a new story design with bigger images, clear calls for actions, and the ability to open the polls within a quick-view.

The new-quick view design helps you to stay in the moment and within the context of what you are exploring. In addition, votes and comments appear next to the options so that you can see what others have said.

New Features, More Fun!

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Wow! We’ve got so many new features coming out that they are nearly coming out at the seams screens! Every direction, everywhere, we’ve got a whole lot of new features to share!

Don’t Lose Out on Potential Purchases

We want you to make the most of your coupons and always save on every purchase.

To ensure you get the best deals, we’ve put up a notification on your profile to alert you when your coupons are about to expire, giving you ample time to use your coupons and still save on all of your purchases.

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Pictionary Your Products

Show off your most recent purchases by uploading a photo and then tagging the product’s you’ve purchased.

The new automatic quick window for images gives you an easy opportunity to tag products in your pics. Just view—add products—and share. It’s that easy!

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Spread the Love with Share

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ShopYourWay is all about social sharing – sending your friends and family what you think is great via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

With new external share buttons easily accessible on all catalog, question, product, category, topic, brand, public figure, store, and venue pages, it’s easy and fun to connect with your friends on other social networks via the Share buttons.

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Register to ShopYourWay in One Easy Step

One step—four fields—it’s easy, short, and intuitive.

We’ve created a customized and shortened registration process for those of you entering from other sites.

Quickly connect via Facebook and Twitter, and get down to having fun on ShopYourWay!

Track Your Poll Progress

Ever wonder what happened to those eight polls you answered about how to make the best BBQ? No more wondering—we’re keeping track of your polls for you.

They are now all easily accessible on your profile page.

To see how you compared in the rankings, hit up your profile page, and click on the new tab dedicated to Topical Polls. You can filter polls by department, answer additional questions, and remove past answers.

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On the Mobile Front

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Member Assist

Need help after store hours? Don’t get frustrated – get Member Assist! A new tweak gives you a call history and details page right at your fingertips, letting you get the assistance you need any time of day.

You can send offline message requests after store hours for store and product pages, allowing you to make choice purchases at all hours of the night.

Coupons, Coupons, and More Coupons

Another mobile innovation to get excited about: more Coupons! Yes, you read correctly, we are giving you a chance to access even more coupons with a special Shop’in mode.

These unique coupons are for use only when you Shop’in, so make sure to download the app and save on the go!

Sneak a Peek at Shop’in

Don’t have Shop’in? We’d ask what you’re waiting for, but…instead we’ve giving you a sneak peek at what you’re missing out on.

We’re making our fabulous topic pages available to you on the go no matter what. Check out topic pages on your mobile device with web pages made just for mobile browsing.

We are also giving those of you who don’t know what ShopYourWay is (what rock have you been living under?) a sneak peek at what you are missing out on. Easy access to mobile tag pages will show you the most recent activity and catalogs that everyone’s talking about.

So go ahead, check it out, but don’t wait too long – you don’t want to miss a thing!

Spring at Its Best

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here, and with it, a whole lot of fun holidays to celebrate.

To get you in the mood for spring shopping and ready for upcoming festivities, we’ve created several great pages filled with cool products that will likely inspire you to browse, shop, and show off your creativity.

Give the Earth a Hug

Are you planning or participating in something special for Earth Day? Tell us what you’re up to and inspire others to make a difference.

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You can also show the blue marble you care by checking out our Earth Day page. You’ll find helpful tips to stay green and reduce your carbon footprint, environmentally-friendly products, as well as ways to enjoy the outdoors and take a moment to appreciate this amazing planet we live on!

Fiesta Time

Everyone’s favorite fiesta-filled holiday is right around the corner! Get into the Mexican mood and plan your own fiesta filled with all things Latino by browsing the Cinco de Mayo catalogs for some creative ideas.

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From piñatas, to Mexican food, to margaritas, we’ve got you covered. Got a great recipe for chili con carne? Think we’re missing something in our concoction for a delicious and refreshing margarita? Show us your culinary skills with your own catalog.

Give Mom Some Love

We all know how much hard work moms put in every day to not only keep the house running, but provide for us, show us love and guidance, and always be there for a mommy hug when we need it.

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Mother’s Day is your chance to give back. Show your mom just how much you care with a special day planned with surprises and amazing gifts that are perfect for her.

On our Mother’s Day page, you’ll be able to find everything you need to make the day special. Easy and convenient, it’s loaded with gift ideas so that you don’t have to scour the web for the perfect gift.

Fresh off the Runway

Spring style is here! Yay for sunglasses, cool colors, tank tops, flowy dresses, shorts, bathing suits, sandals, and… can you tell we are really excited about spring?

We aren’t just looking forward to the warmer weather; we’re also super excited about all the glorious fashion trends seen on the runways that are now landing in stores.

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We’ve done some searching and selected our own favorite spring trends.

You can check out all the hottest styles on our spring and summer fashion pages to stay up to date.

What’s even better is that you don’t have to go to the store to shop! You can do it all on ShopYourWay right from the comfort of your home—saving you time that could be spent enjoying spring!

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It’s Awards Season!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Awards season is in full swing! Between the SAGs, the BAFTAs, the Critic’s Choice, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the culmination of them all—the Oscars—the glam and glitz of Hollywood will soon be inescapable (that’s a good thing).

With this year’s top movie contenders winning awards left and right, its stars are shining brighter than ever on the red carpet.

Last week’s Golden Globes gave us a taste of the glam life, and with this week’s release of Oscar nominations, we will have to keep our eyes open for more red carpet fashions that will be popping up in stores everywhere.

At this year’s Golden Globes we saw the makings of trends to come such as gold embellishments, cutouts and keyhole necklines, colorful lace, high slits, and lovely spring colors such as blush, peachy red, and seafoam blue.

You can find these soon-to-be popular trends easily at ShopYourWay with our responsive search bar, and then purchase them directly from ShopYourWay. It’s hassle-free shopping at its best!

Blush Sheeth: 
JBS Women’s Shimmer Sheath Dress; $13.99
Seafoam Blue Cutout:
Make the Sky Blush Dress; $125.00
Gold Cutout:
AX Paris Side Cut Out; $46.50
Peachy Red:
Stanzino Women’s Sleeveless Dress; $21.75

ShopYourWay Sponsors PennApps Hackathon

Friday, January 18th, 2013

By Eui Chung, Divisional Vice President, Social Commerce – ShopYourWay.com

ShopYourWay is sponsoring and on the ground for the world’s largest university hackathon

With the largest university Hackathon in the world starting tonight, ShopYourWay is gearing up to get developers ready, excited, and inspired about creating new apps using the ShopYourWay platform.

The perfect place for developers to prove their innovation’s value, ShopYourWay has the audience, program, and network needed to give developers the freedom of choice to make an amazing application.

ShopYourWay is providing experts, guidance, advice, and plenty of SWAG to give participants direction and a launching pad to build for their application in order to take the coveted number one spot in the contest.

ShopYourWay is an innovative shopping site built around a member’s social network. Shoppers can quickly get relevant product information, comments, and recommendations all with the help of friends.

Finding and tracking products online, getting the best prices, and deciding what to buy should always be fun. By creating and sharing virtual product catalogs, users can keep friends in the loop and stay informed with brands, retailers, and experts.

Please visit www.shopyourway.com for more information regarding the ShopYourWay website and mobile application.

ShopYourWay Is Seeing Stars

Monday, January 14th, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

The stars have arrived! Fashion icon Nicki Minaj just landed at ShopYourWay. The pink princess of hip hop will soon be launching her own clothing and accessories line to be featured exclusively at Kmart stores and here on ShopYourWay.

“I am so excited to work with this iconic, mass retailer and to bring affordable fashion to my beautiful Barbz all across the U.S.”

Another star sighting is Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine. Developing his own apparel, Levine’s collection will reflect his creativity, personality, and distinctive rocker street style.

“Partnering with ShopYourWay to develop this line was an exciting opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to diving into the process of designing an apparel and accessory collection,” said Adam.

The Fun Doesn’t Stop There

These two crooners will be giving ShopYourWay members an exclusive peek into their daily globe-trotting lives. When you visit Adam and Nicki’s ShopYourWay pages, you’ll get all the latest news, updates, and buzz surrounding these stars.

What’s even cooler is that you’ll have direct access to their twitter feed, apparel line news, sweepstakes and giveaways, photos, videos, interviews, and ShopYourWay stories. Make sure to check them out today and get the latest updates on all things Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine!

The Next Level of Shop’in

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Get ready, the next Android version of Shop’in is out!

For those of you always on the go, we are serving up a set of new tools to compare prices, see related products, browse/scan for product info, access product research tools, get in store map/navigation, and buy products online that you can then either pick up in the store or have delivered to your home – it’s now all accessible, all the time, wherever you are.

When you Shop’in (check in) to a store, you can Shop, get Deals, and access Store Services all from the store’s page.

We want to give you the best of both the online and offline worlds. With the new Shop’in you can ask friends for advice, consult with an associate, publish a question, or get a recommendation both in the store, at home, and on the go.

What’s more is that we are providing additional benefits for ShopYourWay members. You’ll be able to see deals and events, eCoupons, badges, prizes, and make returns or exchanges right from your phone.

Make sure to stay up to date and get the latest version of Shop’in for your Android or iPhone.

Redeem Points Before 2013!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

One great improvement that we are fitting in right before the New Year is especially for ShopYourWay Rewards members. Now when you shop on ShopYourWay, you can redeem points while purchasing products.

It used to be that you had to go all the way to the drop-down menu to check your points status. Not anymore! A new notification message will appear on the product page to remind you of your current point’s value and their expiration date. This way, you can easily use your points on all the latest holiday deals.

Did you mean…?

Do you sometimes type so fast that all the letters get jumbled together? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

You can now misspell all you want in the search box and still get the search results that you are looking for. With auto-correct, we are offering up alternative results (correct spelling suggestions).

Now, it doesn’t matter if you spell telvision, telavision, televission, or television – we know what you mean (by the way, can you tell which one is not going to need the auto-correct?).

Now You See It, Now You Don’t…See It Closer!

Last, but not least, we are improving our product pages by offering additional and larger photos of the same product. Instead of just one view, you can zoom in on product photos to see the details of what’s really there, and make sure it’s exactly what you want.

Now that you get the big picture [literally], the only thing that’s left to do is shop!