Winners: Step right up

Our “Staycool at The ESPYs” contest is officially a wrap! Thank you to everyone that entered and shared the contest with family and friends. If you missed it, Jockey and its participating retailers, Bealls, Belks, Boscovs, Lord & Taylor and Navy Exchange, each offered one lucky fan (and a guest) an opportunity to attend THE red-carpet event of the sports world PLUS meet one of sports’ biggest stars. Each winner’s prize pack includes: 

 

Pretty sweet, eh? And now, the moment everyone has been waiting for … drumroll, please! The six lucky people heading to The ESPYs in July, courtesy of Jockey and its participating retailers are: 

  • Jockey: Jennifer H. of Nebraska
  • Bealls: Rebecca B. of Florida  
  • Belks: Traci R. of Georgia
  • Boscovs: Deanne B. of New Jersey
  • Lord & Taylor: Christina M. of Ohio
  • Navy Exchange: Henry S. of California

 

To all winners, CONGRATULATIONS! We’re excited and can’t wait to see you in Los Angeles. For all of our fans that didn’t win, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing. Follow us on Twitter (@Jockey) using hashtag #ESPYS to keep up with the night’s festivities, giveaways and more.

Until July, staycool, everyone. Seriously, it’s getting hot outside.

LEGENDARY SERVICE … that makes a big impression


Beth L., of Connecticut, couldn’t believe her eyes when she opened her mailbox. Inside, there was a hand-written envelope. “Hmm …” she wondered, “Was it a clever mailing by a charity or marketer trying to lure her to open it?”

Nope. It was a greeting card. A real, hand-written greeting card wishing her a speedy recovery from Paula S., a Jockey personal shopper.

“I mentioned to her that I was going through chemo, and I guess she cared,” says Beth. “That really stands out these days, such a simple thing, but it makes a big impression.”

Like the saying goes, “It’s the little things in life that matter most.” We’d love to hear, have you experienced a random act of kindness that really made your day?

You Can Support Jockey Being Family This May

In 2005, we launched Jockey Being Family, a program that aims to help support post-adoption services.  Since then, we have:

  • Contributed more than $2.5 million to the issue
  • Inspired hundreds of Jockey employees to volunteer more than 4,000 hours to the cause
  • Reached more than 250,000 families across North America
  • Delivered 3,300 backpacks through the Home to Stay® Program to newly adoptive families
  • Distribute adoptive parent manuals to 100,000 families each year with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®
  • Engaged 1,500 issue champions via the North American Council on Adoptable Children Community Champions Network, parents and professionals who provide support to adoptive families

 

Throughout the entire month of May, you have the opportunity to help us create forever families.

Here’s how you can help:
You can donate to Jockey Being Family at any Jockey outlet store (find your nearest store) or online at Jockey.com.  To donate in-store, you will be invited to add $1 to your purchase at checkout. To donate on Jockey.com, simply choose to add $1 to your order at the time of order checkout. 

Thank you in advance for your support in our mission to help bring comfort to adoptive families!

Jockey raises awareness for foster care in Wisconsin, one handstand at a time

On May 9th Jockey employees lined the sidewalks of the Jockey Factory Store standing on their heads. Crazy? Sure. But, the handstands served a very important purpose.

Our corporate citizenship program, Jockey Being Family, has teamed up with Adoption Resources of Wisconsin for their statewide foster care recruitment campaign – “Turn a Life Around.”

The 2012 “Turn a Life Around” campaign began May 1st with handstand flash mobs in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Eau Claire and Kenosha. Flash mobs will continue to take place all month long.

To check out photos from our flash mob at the Jockey Factory Store, see the photo album below.

We’d love to hear, have you or any one that you know experienced the joy of adopting a child?

(Click photos to enlarge)

Is it time for new underwear?

As a guy, I can attest to this statement:  Most men won’t buy new undies until the waistband detaches from the garment. Why you ask? Let’s just say it’s an unsolved mystery. Thankfully, some of us have a person that reminds us when it’s time to freshen up our top drawer.

For our newest customer, this person was his girlfriend. Prior to Bill’s visit to a Jockey outlet store, he had no idea he needed new underwear (luckily his girlfriend did) and hadn’t thought of Jockey as a brand for him. Now? It’s the only thing he’ll cover his backside with.

Read Bill’s story below:
Jockey rewards program
“Hello -

Over the last year and eight months I have become a big fan of Jockey brand underwear. I have always felt that the Jockey brand product was a “dads” or “older man” product. I’m 34 years old. Last year, I was out shopping with friends at an outlet mall and I got dragged into a Jockey store. My girlfriend told me that I needed new underwear (I hadn’t noticed). Since the prices looked good for a 3-pack, I bought a package of Classic Boxer-Briefs with the regular fly (the Pouch type was a little weird for me). Over the next few days as I wore them; I liked them. For the last 15 years, I have worn other brands of underwear. While I was in the store that day, I signed up for the Jockey Rewards Program. A couple of weeks ago, I earned a $10 Rewards Certificate.

I live in New England and it was starting to get cold. I hate wearing thermals. When I was in the store a few months prior, I noticed the Midway Pouch Boxer-Briefs. I thought I should give them a try instead of buying thermals. Bought a package, wore them and they are great on cold days. I went back about a month later and picked up 3 more packages of the Midway Pouch Boxer-Briefs because of a great price. My underwear drawer is now 100% Jockey. All of my older non-Jockey underwear is gone.

-Bill W.
Jockey Rewards Member”

We’d love to hear, can you relate to Bill’s story? Do you have someone reminding you (or do you have someone to remind) it’s time for new undies? Leave it in a comment below.

See you on social,

Ryan B.
@JockeyBUZZ

Legendary Service … That’s even better than a shovel!


Roy K., of Alaska, says he HAD to call Jockey to express his appreciation for the “amazing” customer service he received in January.

“Sorry it took so long, but we’re finally thawing out here and just now getting out of our homes again,” he joked.

It was snow that occasioned the Legendary Service he received from Jockey personal shopper Donna G. “I was telling her about the snow, we were just buried,” he recalls. “I wondered how, or if, we’d ever get out of our house. I told Donna to visit us and bring a shovel.”

Unfortunately, Donna couldn’t make it. BUT, she sent a shipment of coffee and hot chocolate to help Roy and his family make it through winter.

“The card she sent was just lovely,” he adds. “I don’t talk about my underwear with people, but now I talk about Jockey. How could I not?” We’ll be wishing you sunshine and warmth, Roy!

We’d love to hear from you: Have you ever received customer service that left a long lasting impression?