Hey gang! I’m glad you’re here because I can’t wait to tell you about the arrival of our much anticipated new website – coming next week! If you recall, we have been talking about its debut for a loonnnng time, and we’re currently almost six months past our goal… but if you’ve ever dealt with the pains of building a new website, you know how excruciating the process can be! That’s why I’m so absolutely tickled to be able to tell you that it’s finally happening this coming week on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 – and for real this time!
As exciting as this news is, I do need to mention a few things that will help make the transition over to the new site easier for everyone. The first thing I want to talk about is PDF downloads and how the system change will affect them. I want to remind everyone who might have a PDF download sitting in their current account to be sure to download it and save it somewhere safe by Saturday, June 30th, 2023 because YOUR DOWNLOADS WILL NOT TRANSFER TO THE NEW SITE AND WILL NOT BE SAVED! In other words, because our system is changing those files will no longer be available after the old site is shut down. If you miss the deadline to download you will not be reimbursed for lost files, so PLEASE! Download them now while you still have time!!! After June 30th they will be gone for good!
The second thing I need bring to everyone’s attention is that in preparation to make the switch over to the new site, our current website will be CLOSED starting Monday, May 15th, 2023 and remain down through Wednesday, May 17th. The new site will then launch the morning of Thursday, May 18th, 2023.PLEASE NOTE: If you already have an account on our current website, your information will not transfer over to the new site. This means that you will need to go onto the new site and re-register your account information before you will be able to make an order using your new account. All you need to do is go to the login area of the new site, enter your current login name, and select “I forgot my password,” then follow the prompts (if you do not already have an account set up from the old site, use the “create account” option instead). The system will then send you an email with a link where you will be able to establish a new password for your new account. Next, we ask that you verify that all your personal information is correct within your account (the spelling of your name, address, phone number, email, etc. – it should all transfer over automatically, but you never know). Once you’ve done that, you’re in! As far as stored credit card information goes, unfortunately that will NOT transfer over. You will, however, be able to re-save it in the system when you make your first purchase using your newly established account.
Isn’t this exciting??? It almost feels like we’re waiting for Santa on Christmas eve… Hey, and you know I realize that I’m not the only one who’s been anxiously chomping at the bit for the big day to arrive. Because of that, I want you to know how much I appreciate your patience and understanding while we worked our way through the weeds of this process. That’s why as a way to say thanks for being such troopers, I’m going to give anyone who makes a purchase using their newly verified account 15% OFF their first order on the new site between May 18th and May 25th, 2023 (NOTE: restrictions apply – offer does not include sale items, sewing machines, pre-orders, subscription boxes, specialty items, Valdani Threads, or Creative Grids Rulers. This discount will only be applied if you are making your purchase through an established PG customer account. Customers checking out using a “guest” account will NOT be eligible for the offer)! We really couldn’t accomplish everything that we do here at Primitive Gatherings without all of you, so I feel like it’s the least I can do… Thank you, thank you, thank you, and enjoy!
Next up on my list of announcements is CommentSold. Because our agenda is going to be a little wonky with the new site launch next week, our CommentSold schedule is going to be different too. Instead of our usual Tuesday/Thursday broadcasts, we’re going to switch it up a bit and do Monday/Tuesday instead. Our first broadcast on “All Things Christmas” will be Monday, May 15th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Then, our second broadcast for the week, “All Things Autumn” will be the very next day on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. STITCH with Lisa will be at its usual time on Thursday at 1:00 CST.
Whew! I think that’s enough information for one post. I don’t know about you but I’m certainly ready to let this Friday be Friday already! Before I go I have one more extremely important tidbit of information to share – this week’s comment winners, of course! So without further ado, put your hands together for this week’s lucky winners – Sharon S. and Pat R.! Thanks for your comments last week (note: I do not post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of the lucky winners this week please be sure to check your email. You can also contact Heidi at email@example.com if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. If you think you are a winner but have not received a prize confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder – it’s not often but our emails will sometimes end up there)!!! If you’d like to be considered for a prize it’s super easy. All you have to do is leave me a comment and you’re automatically eligible! It really doesn’t get any easier than that…
Alright friends, time to get out of here for the night. Have a great weekend and do your best to keep your names out of the paper! I will see you all next week for the big launch – I really can’t wait!!! Take care and I will see you all soon! ~Lisa
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