Hard to believe, but July 4th weekend is just around the corner…anyone else feel like 2022 is flying by? For anyone that’s trying to get their head around the fact that Summer is in fact already upon us, here are some of our favorite summertime products perfect for any rewards program.Read More
The new Elvis Presley Biopic starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler hits theaters this weekend. So, Elvis fans everywhere are putting on their Blue Suede shoes and getting ready to take a stroll down memory lane. We love nostalgia, so we too thought we would take a journey through history with help from our long-time brand partner, Hamilton.Read More
Cowboys and Cowgirls! Mark your calendars! Paramount announced the premiere date of season 5 of its massive hit, “Yellowstone”. That’s right, the guns-blazing, whiskey-guzzling, profanity-spewing, Dutton crew is back to defend and protect their ranch beginning November 13th. With a viewership exceeding nine million viewers, its likely people everywhere will be setting their DVR’s and saddling up for another season of corruption, power-struggles, and life in Montana.Read More
Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. In addition to weekend vacations and pool parties, historically about 56% of Americans celebrate Memorial Day with a barbecue — likely their first of many barbecues for the season. No barbecue would be complete without a high-quality grill. For that reason, we’ve chosen Big Green Egg as our June Brand of the Month.Read More
Binge-watching was one the world’s favorite (errr, only) pastime during the pandemic. And for many, watching movies that took place in far away places where the destination played a character in the film, became an escape — a form of tourism — while travel was put on pause. If you couldn’t fly yourself to Italy because of lockdowns, the least you could do was mentally transport yourself through movies like “Under the Tuscan Sun”.Read More
Exactly one month from today on June 19th fathers everywhere will be celebrating a very special day of the year…it’s a day usually filled with sunshine, fresh air and happiness.
Yes, that’s right…we’re talking about the final day of the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) U.S. Open Championship.Read More
The NBA Finals start in just two short weeks. Get your head in the game and test your knowledge with these quick trivia questions:
- Which teams have never won an NBA Championship?
- Which NBA team has the most championships?
- Which player holds the record for the most NBA Championships won?
- Which player has the most championships among ACTIVE players?
- Who is the official timekeeper of the NBA?
OK, we’ll give you the answer to #5.
It’s Swiss Watchmaker, Tissot.Read More
The ongoing personal care trend that emerged during the pandemic has not lost any momentum. In fact, it’s one of the factors driving the fragrance market in 2022. Expert analysts say that the “Fragrance Market” size is expected to grow from $45 billion (its size in 2020), to $52.4 billion by 2025. This includes items in both the body and home fragrance categories. Perhaps this growth is due to the therapeutic and healing power scents possess. Not only can a scent evoke emotion, but the right scent can also be effective in calming the mind and elevating mood.Read More
Inflation. We’ve all heard about it, spoken of it, and now, as the cost of everyday consumer goods soar, we all certainly feel inflation too.
NBC News reports that “data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that inflation had climbed 8.5 percent in March compared to a year ago — the largest increase since 1981.” Rising prices are eating away at household income gains, and consumers across the economic spectrum are bearing the pinch. Higher grocery and energy bills, hefty gas prices and staggering housing/rental prices are all forcing consumers to reassess monthly expenses and spending patterns, and in some cases, reduce discretionary budgets.
As an employer, what can you do to help?Read More
Picnicking made a comeback in 2021. Ongoing restrictions, social distancing guidelines, a newfound appreciation of the outdoors and a longing for social interactions, left people everywhere in search of new and creative ways to hang out with their loved ones. Suddenly, outdoor picnics were having a moment. As we emerge from the pandemic (for now at least), it’s likely the picnic trend will continue, as consumers everywhere have grown accustomed to life outdoors. Just in time for the Spring weather, we bring you our April Brand of the Month, Picnic at Ascot.Read More