Trollbeads Monthly Gift with Purchase USA Begins

This Trollbeads blog alerts readers to the start of the Trollbeads Monthly Gift with Purchase promotion for the USA, this time celebrating International Women’s Day.

At the start of 2018 Trollbeads launched a new promotion. Each month and for one day only, spends of a certain amount qualify for a free bead. In January it was Celebrate Life, in February the Valentine’s Love Dangle and in honour of International Women’s Day it’s the Trollbeads High Heel.

Trollbeads Monthly Gift with Purchase USA

Spends of $90 or more for the next twenty four hours (so ending midnight on Thursday,) will qualify for a free Trollbeads High Heel (worth $35.)

Trollbeads Promotion

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For those of you keen to participate, you can shop directly via Trollbeads USA (and please note this link is affiliate,) or via any of my retail partners below:-

Do remember that the new Trollbeads Spring Starters launched just last week and you can combine the two offers.

Trollbeads Spring Starter Sets

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As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Monthly Gift With Purchase Promotions? Have you been enjoying this style of offer? Will you be participating for March? Hit the comments and let me know!

  1. Lola

    I like this promotion style, and have done it, but not this time. I don’t want this bead, and I don’t know anybody else who’d want it, so it’s a pass.

    I’d like to see a choice of bead offered sometime, same price level, obviously, but give us a choice at checkout, maybe of retired beads too, or, they could plan ahead and offer country retailer exclusives to everybody. Change it up a bit, surprise us!!

    I ask for far too much, I know.

  2. Nancy

    An ugly high heel – symbol of women’s foot pain through the ages – what were they thinking?

    • Sorrel

      A fine symbol of oppression; the modern equivalent of Chinese foot binding.

      It looks to me as though they were thinking: β€œdon’t you worry your pretty little head about politics, economics, technology and other complex ideas. You just carry on looking pretty and cripple your feet so everyone can see your role is to look decorative”

      • endangeredtrolls

        Hey ladies.

        I absolutely understand your sentiments.

        Personally I am of the feeling that anyone, regardless of gender, should be free to wear whatever they want to without fear of judgement, accusations or stigmas. That includes the ladies that do choose to wear heels (and indeed those that do not.)

        I wish they had chosen something purple. On the other hand I don’t think they intended to suggest women are only decorative. Do remember both the global CEO of Trollbeads and indeed the person at the helm entirely are women.

        “Strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them”



        • Sorrel

          I agree entirely that anyone regardless of gender should be free to choose. Sadly, there is a lot of social pressure on women in the U.K. to conform to certain gender stereotypes. There was a high profile case last year where a woman was sacked for refusing to wear high heels at work. She took the employer to an industrial tribunal, but not every woman has the strength to do that.

          I am not sure if the idea for this promotion came from Trollbeads themselves or the US distributor?

  3. Muriel

    I was waiting for this promotion to buy some retiring beads, but they could not have chosen a worst bead . That’s not the kind of feminine vibe I want. I hear you Nancy, what where they thinking?

  4. Ernesto

    The promo in UK is much better. Receive a CHAKRA bead with your purchase…

  5. Faye S.

    I know some girly girls who’d like the bead gift but they are more Pandora fans. I haven’t worn a high heel in a long long time, thankfully, ha ha.
    Thanks for the news though! I’m still loving my Trollbeads canvas bag from a year or so ago! LOVE that one!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I like high heels. I have some of the most ridiculous stilettos. I also like flats. And boots. And biker boots. And personally I expect to be able to wear whatever I so choose without it being a political statement. What anyone chooses to wear, regardless of gender should be a personal choice free from comment, judgement and accusation.

      It does apply both ways though…. those who opt to or love to wear heels shouldn’t feel stigmatised for that either πŸ™‚ Nor like they are somehow undermining the quest for gender parity πŸ™‚

      I don’t think Trollbeads in any way meant to make a political statement with this bead but I do think there is the potential for it to be seen that way, particularly in light of certain appalling issues that have received much press attention recently πŸ™

      I’m glad you’re still loving the tote πŸ™‚

      • Lola

        Boots, boots, more boots, any heel boots. But high heels are a female stereotype we won’t rid ourselves of for generations yet, if ever. The transgender males I work with in the art world wouldn’t dream of not using the highest heels possible when photographing subjects or themselves. When we want to imply something quickly to viewers, we use ingrained stereotypes, and high heels instantly imply female, and different shoe styles imply different female types. Regardless of how loudly we may scream that they don’t, they do, and in our lifetimes, they always will. I don’t believe Trollbeads had an ulterior motive for giving us a high heel shoe this day, it’s simply an easy grab at a female item. They could have given us the cake pan. πŸ˜€

        • endangeredtrolls

          I agree completely.

          Telling us we CANT wear something is as bad as telling us we MUST wear something. The point is choice and choice free of judgement.

          I don’t think Trollbeads meant to be political either. I do see why people could see it that way but I do not feel it was the intention.

        • Pippa

          I have to say the cake pan would have been worse. Although, personally I like it better. I don’t have either but visually I like it better and it could work with my growing holiday feast collection inspired by Ohm.

          • Lola

            But the cake pan would have been hilarious, imagine the hysterics. Funnier still would have been a new sandwich bead, or a pie bead called Cartman. LOL. Nobody says “get back in the kitchen” like Cartman.

          • Lisa G

            I use the cake pan as a spacer. No one can really tell what it is. Lol

  6. caroline

    I think that it’s an unattractive bead.

  7. Pippa

    I’m sure Trollbeads didn’t mean to be political, and I admit to not liking their choice. Both because I don’t really care for the bead (highheels seem really hard to do at this scale as a bead) and because, no matter their intention, I think there must be better choices in their collection that could be used to celebrate women and that would appeal to more of their customers.

    I really do like the free bead promotions but I would like it if they chose a more versatile bead and also one is better suited to having multiples of in case I already have it.

    (Oh, and to all those like to, and can wear high heels, enjoy! They can look great and even feel great – I can no longer wear try high heals but still prefer a low (but very stable heel) to shoes like ballet flats which my feet just hate. Again no problem with others wearing them they just don’t work for me.)

  8. Lisa G

    Truthfully, I think anyone who wants to should wear whatever heels they want. The problem is that the high heel is just ugly. There’s actually a gold version too. Horrible waste of gold, imo.

    • Pippa

      I had forgotten they made in gold. They should melt it all down.
      Do you think they chose the high heel in part because they have a lot of surplus stock? I really don’t why it hasn’t been retired.

      Using the cake pan as a spacer is a great idea btw. Now I wish that they *had* used the cake pan for this promo.

      • Lisa G

        Yes, I’m sure they had surplus stock and felt this was a great occasion to get rid of it. The gold one is listed as retired (thank goodness). They always have the cake pan on sale, that’s how I ended up with it. Just put it sideways between 2 beads and you’re good to go. Lol

  9. Lisa G

    I wish I could wear heels. But I can’t anymore because I have osteoarthritis in one of my feet:(

  10. Fiona

    These promotions are a bit insulting to long time collectors….it’s just what do we have piles of still left around for years and let’s move it! They don’t feature any popular new items do they? How about a free peacock glass? I think most of us have done chakras and jades a while ago … a REAL promotion would be launching a loyalty club with REAL discounts
    And this particular bead is fugly,dated and dull and yep, will insult some(not me it’s just a bead)
    Sorry if anyone likes it as I do hope someone does enjoy and is happy here!

  11. Nereida

    Hate the bead because it’s not attractive. High heels are attractive. I occassiinally wear high heels, though rarely. Have a gorgeous pair of OTK snake skin look leathers. Still, show me a woman who regularly wears high heels over the years, and I’ll show you a woman with deformed feet. Self love and confidence demand taking care of yourself.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I have some awesome OTK boots too and damn…. they’re so painful πŸ˜€ Yet I still love them (and I love the extra warmth from them too.) I adore high heels and have to confess most of mine live in their boxes πŸ™ Of course the less you wear them, the less adjusted you are to them as well and the more difficult they are when you do want to wear them πŸ˜›

      • Nereida

        Insolia shoe inserts shift a good chunk of your weight away from the toes towards the heels. They were developed by a podiatrist and make heels much more comfortable, and make some wearable. They won’t stop problems resulting from pointy toe heels, which many are, but are healthier for the knees and feet. I put them in all my heels.

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