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It's FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

  
  
  
What's better than a Friday? That's right: FREE STUFF FRIDAY! This week, we're giving away ONE $50 (US) Lauren's Hope Gift Certificate plus Free Shipping! Entering this week's FREE STUFF FRIDAY is easy peasy lemon squeezy. You can enter one of two ways:
  1. describe the imageLeave a customer testimonial in the comments. We may be using these in some upcoming promotions! 
  2. Share one of our blog articles via Facebook or Twitter, and let us know what you shared and where. 
See? Easy as pie. Although I don't know where that saying comes from because making good pie is actually kinda hard. And now I want pie. 
Let's get cookin'! (See what I did there? Yeah, I know... I won't be quitting the day job for standup any time soon.)
Oh, wait, rules. Rules rules rules. You can see all the boring rules here if you are stuck on a subway train somewhere and literally have nothing better to do, but I guarantee if you have Internet access, you have something more interesting to read. But they're there if you're so inclined. Basically, it's a gift certificate. It has no cash value, it's not transferrable, and only one person can win, per household, every six months. There you go. You can go back to Candy Crush now. Anyone have tips for Level 36?
*Winner will be announced Monday, September 23, 2013 on Facebook, so be sure to come "Like" our page to find out if you're our lucky winner!*
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AND THE WINNER IS...
MARIA DOMINGUEZ, who entered with this lovely testimonial:

"I was first diagnosed with Type one diabetes when I was 11 years old. I hated my medical alert bracelet and refused to wear it. By the time I was 14, I needed another option. That's when I discovered Laurens Hope. What I love most about their bracelets is I never feel that my bracelet is a label. A conversation starter, an expression of myself, a safety measure- It is. But I enjoy the fact that unless I say something or someone is looking for it, no one would ever know it was a medic alert bracelet. Thank you for these wonderful bracelets! My mother can sleep a little better knowing that I now wear my bracelet every day while I am away at college."

Congratulations, Maria! Please reach out to us at tara@laurenshope.com to claim your $50 gift certificate by close of business on Wednesday! Everyone else, not to worry! Our Clearance "Plus" Sale, featuring retiring PLUS brand new products, is still going on through today! 


Comments

As a customer of Lauren's Hope since becoming a T!D in May of 1997, I want to say thank you! Your company offers to many fasionable choices for those that need to have their medical needs documented on a bracelet. Your products and fun and yet fashion forward. 
Thank you Lauren's Hope! 
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:25 AM by Natalie Branch
I have multiple allergies, but the biggest is soy (seizures - it's not fun). Being in a job that works with students, I refer a lot of my "allergy kids" here. They like the cool designs :)
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:26 AM by Lauren M
I have had iddm forvmany many years! It is always important to wear a medical id bracelet! With lauren's hope, not only do I have a chance to be safe with attention brought on me that I have a disease for those who wouldn't otherwise know but also fashionable and trendy! Lauren's Hope has allowed those who have chronic illnesses/medical conditions to personalize in a fashionable manner an accessory that is a life saving device for many!!!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:28 AM by Andrea
I have multiple disabilities, and have been shopping for a good, sturdy nedical id, but have been unable to locate one I would be able to afford. A $50 (US) Lauren's Hope Gift Certificate plus Free Shipping would be a big help!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:32 AM by Lisa Sheridan
The Sebolt Family is a long-time customer of Lauren's Hope (see that little guy crouched down at the beach) - big fans of the water-proof bracelets for boys. Leo may not be so little anymore but he'll never outgrow the need for a medical bracelet. Living with Hemophilia requires Leo to wear medical ID at all times. Thanks Lauren's Hope for your years of support and dedication!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:33 AM by Sharon Sebolt
My daughter has diabetes and we are always looking for things to help her feel chic while empowering her and helping her understand her need to be responsible. She loves Lauren's Hope jewelry. So do we.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:34 AM by Jennifer
Lauren's Hope medical ID bracelets are the best around, they are beautiful! They have a huge variety to choose from and are very durable even the ones that don't look like they will be. And they are interchangeable! I am so glad these were advertised at my Dr's office! Thank you for all the creative efforts that you put into each one of the bracelets:)
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:38 AM by Debi
You can be safe, but stylish! A bracelet or necklace for every occasion whether you are 4 or 94 -- male or female Lauren's Hope -- thanks for creating so many options.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:40 AM by Keren Rusu
I was first diagnosed with Type one diabetes when I was 11 years old. I hated my medical alert bracelet and refused to wear it. By the time I was 14, I needed another option. That's when I discovered Laurens Hope. What I love most about their bracelets is I never feel that my bracelet is a label. A conversation starter, an expression of myself, a safety measure- It is. But I enjoy the fact that unless I say something or someone is looking for it, no one would ever know it was a medic alert bracelet. Thank you for these wonderful bracelets! My mother can sleep a little better knowing that I now wear my bracelet every day while I am away at college.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:43 AM by Maria Dominguez
HI, Jenna andTara, 
 
We have been Lauren's Hope fans since our daughter was diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. As we were leaving the Doctor's Office, my husband and I were talking, "How do we notify others of her condition and get her to wear a medical id tag." She was 7 years old at the time. Wearing a Medical Id Tag was not something a 7 year olds does well. The Doctor's Nurse heard us talking. She saw the worry on our faces. She told us that she knew of this medical id company that makes medical id tags as jewelry. No one knows that she will be wearing a medical id because it is a custom piece of jewelry. We liked the idea. Our daughter loves jewelry. She was so excited to have a bracelet. We all won on that day! 
 
Lauren's Hope has brought us peace of mind when we are not around to be with her. For Sarah, Lauren's Hope has brought her fashion without "saying I have a medical condition" which is so important for a teenager. Thank you for all the for the peace of mind and the fashion! 
 
Keep on designing! We love them all! 
 
God's Blessings, 
Lisa
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 8:54 AM by Lisa
When I was told I would have to take blood thinners for life I was also told I would need to wear a medical alert id. The doctor's office offered three different options for sale, all three were rather ugly. So I took to the internet and came across Lauren's Hope. The bracelet I ordered from Lauren's Hope is fashionable along with being functional. Thank you for crafting such beautiful products.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:05 AM by Sierra
HOPE..........HOPE..........HOPE 
 
:)
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:07 AM by Dorothy Henry
When my son was first diagnosed with T1, having an ID bracelet was not optional. We needed one and we needed it now, no matter what it looked like. I was immediately looking through brochures that we were given at the hospital. I was shocked when I read in some forums, parents saying that they could not get their child to wear one because they were plain and boring. As a parent this is a very big deal, parents should be making the rules not children that have no idea of the severity of this disease. As parents we are not always going to be there to look out for our children, the more information the better! I love the options that Lauren's Hope gives so that hopefully these children will wear it as an identifier. My son has proudly worn Lauren's Hope products since diagnosis.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:15 AM by Misha
I have had multiple, severe allergies for most of my life. Every year I seem to develop more puzzling allergies. I used to wear one of the ugly medical IDs and I finally gave up wearing it. Then last year I was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in legs and lungs and I was told I would have to take anticoagulants for the rest of my life. I was also told I would need to wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace to inform emergency responders of my use of warfarin. All I could picture was the ugly metal ones. Then I found Lauren's Hope while searching on the Internet. I have been so pleased with my bracelet choices so far and would love to be able to have one or two more to switch out. Most have been wonderful conversation starters and no one ever guesses they are medical Ids until I show them. I have even given your website information to some of my doctors who now share it with their other patients! Thank you for making such beautiful and functional ID's!!!  
I shared your blog post about food allergy bullying because I know exactly how anyone feels when someone says "oh, just a little cannot possibly hurt you". It is such a shame that people have to be so insensitive about food allergies because they really do not understand.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:21 AM by Cheryl Baker
Our daughter has CHD and her bracelet and recently we purchased a necklas they are so pretty and girly she get so many compliments on them even her cardiologist was impressed. She never minds having them on and it gives us piece of mind.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:34 AM by Mary
I have been a customer for just a year now and I love my ID bracelets and my Dr. loves the idea that I have one. I have a seizure disorder and I am on an awful lot of meds. and I am ready for another bracelet soon.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:35 AM by Doraina Hoffma
As a diabetic I was looking for something more FASHION than the regular ID sold in pharmacy. I found in Lauren's collection. Now I'm no longer shy of wearing my ID! 
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:40 AM by Gabrielle
Our family loves your bracelets and would love to win one for my T1 daughter.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:42 AM by Kelly F
I've had Type 1 diabetes for 25 years and Celiac disease for 21 years. Growing up I hated wearing medical identification because the chains were so ugly. Now I love wearing my bracelets and get compliments weekly for how pretty and trendy they are. I truly appreciate what Lauren's Hope does and has to offer. Thank you so much!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:48 AM by Heather Anderson
I have been wearing your bracelets for the last 12 years. I am soo glad I found your beautiful medic alert bracelets shortly after finding out that I had a medical condition that meant I had to wear one. Over the years I have had several differnt ones and now I have two that I rotate between. I can't thank you enough for these bracelets. I am ready for a new one.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:50 AM by Jen
yes ui have a dog tag but im a fast food mgr an it gets in my way the 50$ certific would help out alot so i can get a braclet  
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:52 AM by kathleen williams
Your website and bracelets were a saving grace after my 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with APS last year! Being able to wear fashionable health saving information on her arm and not make her stick out in high school was very important to her and to us as parents! We knew if she hated it she would not wear it and that made us very worried. Thankfully she loves your styles and we are currently on our 4th order. She loves all of them! Thank you so much!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 9:59 AM by Valerie pritham
Life can be crazy when you are a young adult, but severe food allergies can make it even crazier. I had known for a couple of years that I was allergic to shellfish, but if I didn’t eat them I would be fine and on the off chance I did a few doses of Benadryl would take care of the problem; one night in February, my family and I learned how serious food allergies can be. Just though cross contamination I went into full blown anaphylaxis shock and ended up spending the night in the ICU. Since then my allergies have grown to include all seafood, averaging one serious reaction per month. I have constantly worn my Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Bracelet since I received it back in June. Not only is my bracelet beautiful it is functional, allowing medical personal to easily identify the problem and react accordingly. Thank you SO much Lauren’s Hope for producing quality medical jewelry for people of all ages. You have truly made a difference in my life.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:00 AM by Devon H,
I'm new to your blog, after seeing Facebook posts of your beautiful products from other moms of kids with food allergies. I just started perusing the blog, and I shared it with a friend on Facebook whose son was diagnosed with Type 1 this past year. I know she and I will both learn lots of great tips and insight to keep our kids safe. I'd love to win! 😄
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:07 AM by Evy Lawrence
I shared your blog article, "5 Steps for Reducing Migraines" on Facebook because it contained really useful info for ALL of the migraines sufferers out there! :)
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:07 AM by Donna Lee Ferrara
I shared your Top 10 Reasons Why People Wear Medical ID Jewelry on my blog's facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/TrustMeImAMom ) because we talk about things like this on my blog. My daughter has Apraxia & 99% of people cannot understand her. I would hate for her to get lost & not have a way to contact me! Thank you for the chance to win!  
-Michelle 
Trust Me, I'm a Mom 
www.trustmeimamom.com
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:19 AM by Michelle
I have several bracelets. My issue is allergies! Many many allergies. After needing a CT scan, I went into anaphylatic shock due to my allergy to contrast dye. The nurse was able to call my husband my using the ICE number on my tag. Thanks! This made things easier to deal with.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:21 AM by Spacemom
3 months ago I suffered from a massive saddle pulmonary embolism, at 23, and found out I have a blood clotting disorder. One-third of people who experience a PE will die. My odds weren't the best but I beat it which was a miracle. This means I have to be able to communicate that I'm on a blood thinner even when I may not be able to speak. I found the perfect bracelet for me from Lauren's Hope. It says "miracles are real" and it will continue to give me the courage, strength, and inspiration to always keep going and that nothing is impossible!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:30 AM by Nicole Paquette
My story is simple. Like many people, I figured I didn't "need" a medic alert bracelet. I thought they were ugly, intrusive, and demeaning. Then I found Lauren's Hope. I decided to take a chance, and order one. After all, what WOULD happen if I had been in an accident? Or if I'd passed out in public?  
 
The paramedics wouldn't know that I'm allergic to penicillin. That I have hypoglycemia. That I've had surgery and can't have a blind NG tube. It occurred to me that I could be killed by the very acts meant to save me. 
 
And I placed my order... and found a bracelet I WANTED to wear.  
 
I now have a wardrobe of Lauren's Hope bracelets and tags. I can change them for my mood, for the occasion, for simplicity, for sophistication. And not only do I feel beautiful in my bracelets, but for the first time in a long time, I feel safe.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:52 AM by Kate
I have been wearing my Lauren's Hope medical bracelete for years. Before I found Lauren's Hope, I used to hate wearing my medical bracelete because it looked so masculine. As a woman who is into fashion it was hard to have to put on this thick clunky bracelete that did not match the rest of me. Now with the help of Lauren's Hope, I can match my bracelete to my outfit everyday. I feel like now people are looking at me for me, not my medical bracelete. I am a customer for life. Thank you Lauren's Hope!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:55 AM by Jenell King
and I shared the article "What is Lupus" on my FB page for my blog: 
 
https://www.facebook.com/Fab50Kate/posts/492566577505172
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 10:57 AM by Fab Kate
I have several id bracelets and love them all. I really loved the watches. Now my daughter needs to wear one and she is narrowing down from her many wonderful choices available on Lauren's Hope. Love it.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 11:16 AM by Christine
I love my Lauren"hope bracelet! I also hated to wear my medic alert bracelet and would often "forget" to wear it. Now I can wear my beautiful one dressed up or down!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 11:38 AM by Judy
I love my id bracelet. I like the fact that its not obvious that I'm wearing an alert bracelet. There are so many options to choose from and you can purchase additional bracelets to wear with one id tag.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 11:46 AM by Benita McCauley
My daughter has Malignant Hyperthermia which is an allergy to anesthetics. I could never get her to wear a medical id because they were not cool. One day while searching the internet, we came across Lauren's Hope. She picked out the pink paracord bracelet and she loves it. She never takes it off!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 11:50 AM by Cindy Calvert
I got my daughter a medical alert necklace dog tag in purple from laurens hope she loves it and i love she was able to have it in her favorite color!!!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 12:05 PM by Heather Hill
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. Like most other girls this age, I was just trying to fit in, but having to wear a medical ID bracelet to keep yourself safe in case of an emergency was not a very "cool" thing. Discovering Lauren's Hope changed this for me, as I was able to find colorful, beaded, and beautiful bracelets that I could find no where else. I am 21 years old now, and I still only order from Lauren's Hope because they have styles and designs that fit any age.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 12:09 PM by Hayley Barr
Mt daughter is in the first grade and involved in many activities. We always make sure she wear her bracelet notifying everyone she come in contact with she has a medical condition and carries an Epi pen. Our phone no is on the back along with her allergy. I cannot go with her everywhere but the bracelet gives me reassurance she will be taken care of if something should happen.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 12:09 PM by Christy Wageman
I love all the braclets that you have and I am a blog subscriber. I have a daughter that is 11 years old that just started middle school and she has type 1 diabetes and would love to have one of these braclets.Her moving up to the middle school she needs a different one from what she used in the elementary school. Thanks
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 12:27 PM by Bobbie
Thank you for offering such a great selection of items for kids - especially those with food allergies. My 5 yr old was devastated when the necklace his dinosaur charm hangs on fell off & was run over by the lawn mower (!)so we quickly ordered another one. Something else we particularly love is that there is no way the paint from the medical symbol is going to come off in the bath, pool, etc. 
 
We recommend Lauren's Hope to all of our friends & have been sharing your blog post since we discovered you :) Most recently I shared the Food Allergy Bullying: A Disturbing Trend blog. Thank you for your efforts.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 1:17 PM by Krista Metivier
lauren's hope is the best.. 
it gives our mind a big rest 
when important info is needed 
for emergency quests 
 
thank you for being there for us that need you.. 
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 1:17 PM by Darlene Furtado
As an Adult Type 1 Diabetic, I love that these medical bracelets are fashionable and functional! I rarely ever take mine off and they are extremely durable!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 2:04 PM by Melissa Axman
I just recently had a gastric bypass done. I am looking forward to receiving my bracelet & necklace from Lauren's Hope. I was very sad to learn that I would need to wear one all the time post-op, I remembered the ugly ones that my aunt wears; boy was I excited to find Lauren's Hope!!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 3:02 PM by Astra Goforth
I absolutely adore Lauren's Hope bracelets. They are beautiful!! I wear one because I cannot have an MRI and I also have a baclofen pump. I wear mine everyday and love it.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 3:29 PM by Kimberly
I can't say or tell enough people about your really cool bracelets, cuffs & necklaces. Most people this medical alert bracelets or necklaces have to be boring and are so very surprised when they see my stylish bracelets. I have a color changing bracelet for every day use and a smaller dresser bracelet for when we go out and a cuff bracelet. With Lupus and A.P.S. ( a blood clotting ) dis-ease and now High Thryroid it's an absolute must to have my Lauren's Hope bracelets and wallet card with me at all times. Thank you so much for making awesome styles of necklaces, bracelets and cuffs!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 3:57 PM by Kym Lundy
It takes a lot of stress off me not having to worry about my medical concerns being missed just by wearing my medical alert bracelet. And I can be cute while being careful? Yes, please!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 4:55 PM by Krys H
We had a fireman come to school for our teachers to be certified in CPR and First Aid. When he discussed the loss of memory, the anger and irritability some students can display, he was referring to a child experiencing a low blood sugar. He looked at me and saw my bracelet from Lauren's Hope. He said, "Good girl, you're doing what you're suppose to." I was so proud to have on my bracelet and also to give a first hand demonstration on how a diabetic checks blood sugars, uses a glucometer wears a pump, cleans the area and gives themselves a shot. Everyone went, "ooh and oh no," I couldn't do that, but this was a huge learning experience for many people who are unaware of the ways a diabetic must take care of themselves. Thank you Lauren's Hope for providing bracelets that not only save lives, they are also colorful, expressive, beautiful, and geared for men, women, boys and girls.
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 5:07 PM by Anita Marzorati
I shared "5 Steps to Reducing Migraines" on my personal Facebook page, and linked it to a support group page for my disorder. Frequent, severe and resistant migraines are one of the issues people with my rare disorder deal with, and this article may be helpful to them. I also shared a link to your new Sahara medical ID bracelet earlier this week, as the Zebra is the symbol of our condition, and this bracelet couldn't be more perfect for our group! Thanks!
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 6:05 PM by Lisa
I just had to add some gushing about your company... I really wanted you to know how incredibly happy I am to have found this company! I was born with a rare congenital heart condition, and was forced to wear one of those hideous metal ID tags all my life. They are bulky, heavy and NOT very feminine and pretty. Growing up, I hated that bracelet and everything it represented, and took it off every chance I got (I even stopped wearing it as a young adult). Recently, I was again diagnosed with a rare, genetic disorder that is life-threatening at times, including loss of consciousness and seizures. I had no choice but to get a new medical alert bracelet. When I found Lauren's Hope, and all of the beautiful, interchangeable bracelets, I had hope again. I bought 2 bracelets and one tag. One bracelet for everyday, and one dressy. They are of such high quality and durability, and are so beautiful, I wish I had them growing up. I would have been proud to wear them. They are conversation pieces, and I happily promote your company every time! I have left catalogues in my doctor's offices, and I have posted links on my Facebook page several times to raise awareness of your company (especially when you have such good sales, the prices are so affordable!). I only hope for all children to be able to have one, and think of it as great jewellery, rather than taking ugly traditional ones off 1st chance they get, or being upset by wearing them. You just released the Sahara, which couldn't be more perfect for myself or patients with my disorder, as the zebra is the symbol of our condition. I posted it on our support board, as I know how much inspiration and strength and I would take from wearing this special bracelet, so I had to let the others know about it too. My hope is that this will be the bracelet that will convince them all to wear a medic alert. We absolutely need one to be safe, and your products give us such amazing jewellery to inspire and lift our spirits, how could we not wear one? (I often share inspirational pictures from your site too!). Your company is doing amazing things for people who really need it. Thank you. FYI, my son has also just been diagnosed and now needs a medic alert. We will definitely be choosing one for him from your waterproof band collection! :)
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 6:29 PM by Lisa
I haven't bought one yet because money is so tight we live paycheck to paycheck but doctor told me I need to get one I have several medical problems. Thank you for a chance to win :) Shared a blog post on Twitter https://twitter.com/HyperMom21/status/381207941891624960
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 7:08 PM by Christina Braddock
Lauren Hope I am very pleased with your company. I have always had to wear a medical ID bracelet ever since I've been young. I have severe medical issues and also food allergies. Ever since I found your website I have been in love with the many varieties of medical IDs you offer. Being a College student now, it's extremely important that I'm wearing a medical ID at all times. I love your IDs because there are so many to choose from and they are beautiful. I get so many comments on the ID bracelet I have from you guys now. But I am looking into getting a new one. Thank You very much for your incredible service and make wearing Medical IDs important and beautiful.
Posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:44 AM by Cecelia
I have had many compliments when wearing your bracelets. My daughter also has one of your water proof bracelets and never takes it off!
Posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:31 PM by Sarah Sherman
I have the Family Crest medical alert necklace and it is amazing! It makes it so easy to have a medical alert with me at all times especially on the days when my hands may hurt too much to clasp a bracelet. The style is fantastic and has a lot of personality. I love it so much that I can't wait to buy even more products from Lauren's Hope. There are so many wonderful products to choose from with a range of fun to stylish. I have a chronic and degenerative condition and Lauren's Hope medical alert jewelry could possibly save my life one day.
Posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:52 PM by Jennifer Bryant
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