Friday, August 19, 2016

Spotlight - Family Christian Stores Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Sale + Giveaway

~Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below!~

Family Christian Summer Sale

  • Make the most of your summer with Family Christian’s unbeatable Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off sale on ALL Books, Movies and Music for the whole family! Shoppers can mix and match products to get the deal, which means they don’t need to shop within the same department.
  • The sale is going on now through August 25, so visit your local store today or shop online at
About Family Christian
  • Family Christian is a Christian retailer, operating in 250 stores across the country. They are committed to helping you find, grow, share and celebrate your faith through a wide selection of Christian books, music, Bibles, DVDs, gifts and more.
  • When you shop with Family Christian, your purchases support their efforts to unite with ministries that are helping children and families in need around the world.

I was so excited to be given the opportunity to receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Family Christian for the purpose of a blog review.  I signed up, received my certificate and here is my review of my experience.  :)

We do not have a Family Christian store where I live so I immediately went online to  The first thing I saw was the banner for the B1G1 50% off sale.  That's awesome!   And there were so many things on sale and the B1G1 50% off applied to those items also!  Everything that this sale applied to was marked with the little sunflower graphic so that made it easy to know if your item was included.  My first thought was that I would get a book since this is mainly a book review blog.   I was disappointed when I realized that I could not get e-books through the website even though they offer an e-reader.  Not to worry though, I don't mind a paperback now and then.  :)  I browsed around and put a book or two in my cart.   But then I started seeing other stuff that I really liked ...hmmm... let's add a coloring book ... oh and look at that DVD that I've been wanting ... let's add that!  LOL  Needless to say, I ended up with more than I could buy in my cart.  SIGH  :D  I finally narrowed it down to a coloring book and a DVD, leaving the books for another time.

My experience with Family Christian was very positive.   The website was easy to use and I had no problem navigating through the different sections and then to my cart.  Checkout was easy and I got an email receipt right away.  I did have a little bit of an issue with using my certificate.  I think it canceled out the B1G1 50% off.   But I had been told by FlyBy that if I were to call Customer Service at Family Christian they would help me out.  I chose not to do that because all in all, I was only paying around $8 (including tax and S&H) for these two items and that's still a really good deal!   I was VERY pleased with the shipping.   I ordered on Wednesday and got my order on Saturday!  Wow!  The packaging was very well done and everything looked good with no damage.   All in all, I'm a very happy customer!!!  :)

Product Recommendations from Family Christian

Whether you’re road tripping, vacationing with the family, lounging on the beach or staying close to home, Family Christian has you covered! Here are some items we suggest you check out this summer:

Bible: Journaling Bibles
Description: Select journaling Bibles are now 30% off through August 25! Ignite a renewed passion for exploring God’s Word, whether you’re jotting down notes from a church sermon or recording prayer requests from small group—you’ll have all the space you need. And many of our journaling Bibles are filled with illustrations to inspire and get you started. Choose from 26 styles, and save now!

Book: For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton
Description: Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, ran and lived for the glory of God. This compelling narrative is his untold and inspiring story of athletic heroism and faith in the darkest circumstances—from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during World War II.

Book: Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson
Description: When Evie Blackwell arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new task force dedicated to reexamining two of the city’s unsolved crimes. As she dives into evidence and develops new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly a third cold case. She’s determined to solve them before she leaves town, and Sheriff Gabriel Thane and his family will be key to those answers. Book #1 of the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series.

Music: H A R D L O V E by NEEDTOBREATHE (available July 15)
Description: This sixth studio album from NEEDTOBREATE finds the group reflecting on the tumultuous seasons behind their recent albums, Rivers In the Wasteland and The Reckoning, and enjoying extraordinary success while experiencing personal conflict. “We were in a dark place when we made the last record, but to me this album is mostly a story of redemption,” Bear Rinehart said. H A R D L O V E delves into the world of electronic effects and instrumentation, resulting in a sublimely crafted and expansive sound that reflects the band’s unforgettable live show. Includes lead singles “Happiness” and “Money & Fame.”

DVD: Miracles from Heaven (available July 12)
Description: Upon discovering her 10-year-old daughter, Anna, has an incurable disease, Christy Beam becomes a ferocious advocate of finding a solution. After Anna has an accident, an astonishing miracle unfolds in the wake of her rescue, restoring her family’s faith. Based on a true story. Stars Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers with Queen Latifah.

DVD: Risen
Description: Risen tells the story of a powerful Roman military tribune and his aide seeking to solve the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the Crucifixion. Their goal: to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton.

Kids’ Items: Summer Reading Club
Description: Encourage kids 12 years and younger to take their reading to new heights by joining our Summer Reading Club. When they read six books, we’ll give them a free book of their choice. Jump start their reading now with our Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off sale on all Kids’ Books! The Club is going on now and ends August 25, so get them reading!
Link to learn more:

Kids’ Items: VeggieTales
Description: Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus and the rest of the VeggieTales gang will keep kids giggling and learning with their silly songs and life lessons on a wide selection of DVDs, books and CDs! Introduce kids today to some fun and hilarious new friends by inviting them on an adventure with the VeggieTales.

New Product Line: Active Faith

  • We’re thrilled to be the exclusive retail partner for Active Faith Sports! Formed by a group of Christian athletes, Active Faith offers apparel with Christian-inspired designs and messages, encouraging you to share your faith whether you’re on the court, out for a jog or running errands around town.
  • Pro athletes seen wearing Active Faith apparel include Stephen Curry, Demaryius Thomas, Clayton Kershaw, James Harden and more!
  • Men’s apparel is available now in stores and online. Women’s and youth apparel will be available mid-July.
  • Here are some videos we filmed with founder Lanny Smith about Active Faith to help inform you about the line:
  • Watch Active Faith’s promotional video about the line and feel free to link to:

GIVEAWAY - $25 certificate to FAMILY CHRISTIAN!!
Prize - One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at a Family Christian store or on
Ends 08/26//2016

Contest Rules

• Enter below for your chance to win a $25 certificate to Family Christian. Get bonus entries for tweeting about the contest after you enter (I wrote the tweet for you to make it easy to share) and for following the other prompts.
• 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.
• Open only to those who can legally enter. Giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. and Canada only. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
• Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and will be listed here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
• This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
• Giveaway was organized by Rachel from Smiling Book Reviews and sponsored by Propeller/FlyBy Promotions and Family Christian. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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“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."