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Monday, August 15, 2016 Store review for flyby promotions campaign

Family Christian Summer Sale

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.

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

So go ahead—catch up on some reading, put your summer soundtrack on repeat and enjoy a
movie night with your family.

Product Recommendations by
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:

My Opinion:
I really wanted to love this store and recommend it whole heartedly.  I really like their products and what they stand for, but problem after problem arose.  As apart of the campaign I was sent a $25 coupon to use on the store and review my experience.  I was REALLY excited!  I got my coupon in the mail, and since the store in my state is over 245 miles away from me, I must order online.  I had already scoped out what I wanted and was ready to order!  But when I went to use the coupon it said it was invalid.  After many attempts with many different items in the cart it still refuses to accept my $25 dollars....

But since I was to review my experience and not my purchase I'm still sharing what I saw and my personal opinion.

There were also many product prices that were quite a bit more expensive on than I could get on the online stores I frequently use.  And like some, those dollars saved go a LONG way for me and my family.  Perhaps if I had been able to use the summer deal of Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, it would have helped also....  

There are many aspects of the store I do still like, though.  When I choose to see products from the Lowest Price, Name A-Z, Newest to Oldest, etc. it saves that so even if I change from Music to books I don't have to start all over again in seeing it in the order I want.  They have a $5 deal on the book of the week (though there is shipping).  And they have special order on items they don't currently have in stock.  Meaning that if you find it on their store and they don't have it, they will get it for you from their partner or vendor.  

There fix for the issue was for me to call support and order over the phone.  Since I don't talk on the phone this is not a fix for me....  Plus I wanted to review my experience online and not on the phone.

Overall from my experience I think I'll be sticking with :/  

P.S. the product recommendations are from the store itself.  I can not recommend the products because I either have not read, watched, used, or listened to them.  With exception to Miracles from Heaven (which I have seen, and HIGHLY recommend!  It is a FABULOUS movie) and of coarse veggie tales! ;)  I LOVE veggie tales! :D  

#FamilyChristianStores and #FlyBy 

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