Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for September 2015! Included this month are details on upcoming promos for the UK and North America, some details on a new LE breast cancer awareness charm, and an update on the Pandora Fascinating Olive and Blush crystals! :)
Coming up on the blog, I have lots of Pandora Autumn 2015 reviews planned out as well – there are some lovely new pieces out with this collection, and you can look out for the first review later this week! :)
Pandora Free Charm Promo for North America
Instead of the usual free bracelet promo for September, Pandora North America are running a free charm promotion instead this year! It will be running from the 17th to the 20th of September (Thursday to Sunday). The promo rules are as follows:
- Spend $100 USD or $125 CAD in a single transaction and receive a free charm of your choice of up to $65 USD ($75 CAD) value.
Stores have been told that they cannot not allow upgrades; you cannot pay the difference and get a charm more expensive than your $65 USD or $75 CAD. If you have any questions or anything you’d like me to try and find out about this promo, let me know and I’ll try and follow them up for you. :)
Opinion seems to be a bit split as to whether this new charm promo offers as good a deal as the usual bracelet promotion. For me, personally, a charm promo works out better right now as I am more interested in getting one of the new Autumn charms for free than a bracelet, which I don’t really need right now. It will be interesting to see whether the next big promo in March will be another free charm offer, or a return to the usual free bracelet event, however!
Pandora UK Free Bracelet Promo
I’ve had a lot of enquiries about the possibility of there being a free bracelet promotion for collectors in the UK soon. There are no concrete dates yet, but I’ve heard that this might be running at the beginning of October from a couple of people, with a spend of £125 for a free silver bracelet.
This remains unconfirmed right now, and is based off what local stores have been telling customers. Fingers crossed though, as the UK suffers a promo drought most of the year and this would provide a little relief for collectors wanting to indulge in some of the new Autumn 2015 collections!
Pandora Survivor 2015 LE charm for Canada
Pandora in Canada are releasing a new limited edition charm in aid of breast cancer awareness this month, which features a pink enamel ribbon and the year ‘2015’ inscribed on it. It will only be sold from September to October, or whilst supplies last, and 10% of the proceeds will be going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, of which Pandora is a sponsor.
This follows the 2014 LE Survivor charm, which was similar in design, and also priced at $65 CAD. Its ribbon is black, so you could also use it to show your support of other cancer awareness causes. Apparently some Canadian stores still have stocks of this one, if you’re looking:
Pandora Autumn 2015 Fascinating Blush & Olive Possible Retirement
I also have a quick update on the Fascinating Blush and Olive crystal beads, which were released last week with the Pandora Autumn 2015 collection. There is no official confirmation yet on this, but stores in various regions are telling customers that there are production issues with these beads and that, once stocks are gone, they will not be getting any more. :( Apparently there are quality control issues with achieving the colour.
I really did like the look of these beads, but had no immediate plans to get them – so now I feel a bit pressured to purchase them without really knowing what to do with them. :/ I’ll probably end up giving them a miss for now, but it’s a shame! This is becoming quite common from Pandora; there seems to be at least a couple of pieces from each collection that have issues or are delayed or even retired almost immediately.
I am really excited for the free charm promo, which offers a much better deal than buying in UK stores. I’m hoping to get a couple of the new Autumn 2015 pieces, plus the green Looking Glass murano for the Christmas bracelet design I have planned :D
In other news, my gorgeous Arabian Coffee Pot arrived from Republic of Jewels this morning. It is tiny, but absolutely lovely. :D I hope everyone who wants one is having success finding theirs!
Are you planning on taking part in any promos this month? What’s on your wish list?