Saks Off 5th Taps Klarna For Flexible Payment Option
Saks Off 5th is teaming with payments provider Klarna to offer customers a "buy now, pay later" solution at checkout.
U.S. shoppers on Saksoff5th.com can make purchases and have the convenience of splitting the cost into four interest-free payments through Klarna, according to a press release.
"At Saks OFF 5TH, we continue to see great opportunity ahead with our digital business and are focused on identifying innovative ways to enhance our online experience for our customers," Paige Thomas, president and CEO, Saks OFF 5TH, said in a release. "Our partnership with Klarna enables us to offer a more inclusive and convenient digital shopping environment, so our customers have easy access to the designer brands they love and trust with greater financial control."
JCPenney Partners with Shaquille O’Neal to Spread Outsized Holiday Cheer on Giving Tuesday
This Giving Tuesday, JCPenney has the supersized assistance of Shaquille O’Neal to bring joy to deserving non-profit organizations, students, and families, announcing over $240,000 worth of charitable donations. JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau and Shaq will distribute grant money, store gift cards, and exciting surprise gifts at the Company’s Brand-Defining Store in Hurst, Texas, on Dec. 1, continuing Penney’s celebrated holiday tradition of giving back and leaning into its iconic three-letter acronym with a seasonal campaign around Joy, Comfort, and Peace.
“JCPenney has a long history of generosity during the holidays, and we are delighted to participate in Giving Tuesday in such a significant way this year,” said Jill Soltau, JCPenney chief executive officer. “Throughout the pandemic, we have stayed connected to our community partners and listened to the challenges they are facing. We are inspired by the important work of these organizations to close the opportunity gap, and we hope these gifts make their holiday season brighter.”
Communities In Schools® (CIS™) national office will receive the largest donation from the Company, with $100,000 to fulfill their mission of supporting students and empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Shaq, a board member of the organization, will accept the donation on their behalf. The Company will also provide $25,000 in gift cards for the North Texas Communities In Schools® Giving Tree program, and Shaq will play Santa Claus for three local families, delivering surprise holiday gifts to their cars at the Giving Tuesday presentation.
Jonathan Van Ness Partners With Purina To Help Pet Owners Create Holiday Moments
Purina has teamed up with pet parent and self-care guru Jonathan Van Ness to share how pet owners can create meaningful moments for their pets, whether it's giving them unique gifts and treats or spending quality time together.
With Americans spending more time than ever at home this year, pets have filled in for far-away friends and family, rounded out weekend plans, become co-workers, and served as personal trainers and therapists. Many pet owners are looking for unique ways to give back to their pets this year for serving such important roles.
"I love my adopted pet family, so I'm thrilled to partner with Purina to talk about how pet owners can create meaningful moments for their pets this holiday season," said Van Ness. "My pets have given me so much joy, especially this year, so I'm excited to share tips and treat suggestions with other pet owners that will show our pets love, comfort and gratitude."
Hy-Vee Launches New Hy-Vee Plus Premium Membership
Hy-Vee, Inc. announced the launch of its new Hy-Vee Plus premium membership, which offers customers added savings and exclusive benefits and services across all areas of the store, both in-store and online. The cost of the program is $99 per year.
The Hy-Vee Plus premium membership will offer exclusive benefits such as select monthly offers and coupons; free Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery delivery (a $9.95 per order savings); free Hy-Vee Aisles Online two-hour express pick-up (a $9.95 per order savings); a personal concierge service; and more.
Customers currently enrolled in the existing $99 Hy-Vee Aisles Online membership program, which offers customers free grocery delivery, will automatically be upgraded to a Hy-Vee Plus premium membership at no additional cost.