Paul's Progress - August 2022
Hi Tricia!
August. Gah. It's hot. It's super muggy. But we're getting some rain here and there so that's fun! Right?! You know what else is fun?! The fact that we are rounding the corner on summer and school is back in session, (or almost back in session for some). Do I hear a "wahooo"?!?! I typically sing (in a very loud and obnoxious fashion) the song "School Days" to the kids the first day of school as my dad did for me. I DO NOT get anywhere past the first verse and they DO NOT ask me to sing it again, but, it's still one of my favorite parenting traditions that I enjoy and am pretty proud of. Try it! Your kids will love it, trust me! Ha!

More fun coming up in August is this weekend's CMN Blue Bucket 20% off sale from August 5-7th - read more below. If you don't make it this weekend, there's always plenty of reasons to shop your favorite Paul's location. From maintaining those outdoor living spaces to a new indoor keep cool type project, I'm sure you can find several opportunities for us to help you. Check out the August Red Hot Buys, make your lists and head on in to your favorite Paul's location to get the best help in the valley! 

While we always love to see your smiling faces, you can always shop in your comfys from the comfort of your home or office online at www.acehardware.com or on your Ace Hardware app for delivery or pick up. Or just simply give us a call! We're happy to gather your order and deliver it curbside. You can even order your custom colored paint online - how sweet is that!

As always, we thank you all for your continued business and support. ❤️ We know you have choices for your home improvement needs and we appreciate you choose us again and again. We love to hear from you so always feel free to drop us a phone callemail or get in touch with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and make sure to mention your favorite Paul's Family Member!

Sincerely,
Tricia Dauwalder-Luna & The Paul's Helpful Hardware Family
CMN Bucket Sale!
It's that time of year again, it's the CMN Bucket Sale from August 5-7th! Donate just $5 to get your way cool CMN Bucket and then save 20% off of everything you can throw in it!* Your $5 donation stays here in Arizona and goes straight to Phoenix Children's Hospital. A win/win for all!

* EXCLUSIONS: Valid in store only. Discount applies to regular priced merchandise only. Excludes sale and clearance items, all appliances, store services and rental, Sodastream CO2 exchanges, grills, power tools, YETI, Nest, Stihl, patio furniture and bulk pallet purchases. Not valid with another offer. Must make a $5+ donation to receive discount. Additional exclusions may apply, buckets available while supplies last.
Round Up to Donate
For the month of July our valley stores accepted round up donations at the registers for United Food Bank's Summer of a Million Meals. Our Payson location accepted round up donations for the Payson Senior Center. Would you believe it if I told you that YOU all knocked it out of the park again?!? YOU all raised a total of $7752.45 for the Summer of a Million Meals and a total of $1781.30 for the Payson Senior Center. All of which Paul's will match 10%. (See store totals here.) Another incredible month that you should ALL be very proud of. Thank you so much ❤️

Throughout the month of August, all 8 Paul's Ace Hardware locations will be accepting round up donations at the registers for our very own local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital. We are so lucky to have this world class hospital in our area for our kids. As always, Paul's will match 10% of all round up donations!

This is all completely voluntary. All you have to do is click "yes" or "no" on the keypad when you use your credit or debit card. And if you want to donate more, we can take that too. As always, Paul's will match 10% of all that is raised. Let's see what we can do together!
Back to School!!!
I am pretty happy that school is back in session! AND, that I got to sing the whole first verse of the School Days song this year! Whether you sing your kids awake to get back in the school groove or not, it's still time to get back to the books! Get your first A+ and head into your nearest Paul's Ace Hardware to stock up on dorm and school essentials. I have compiled a printable Back to School Checklist to get you organized. Check it out and make sure you have it all!
TEACHERS!! It's the start of another school year and we appreciate YOU and your dedication of your life and time to educating our children! As part of our heartfelt "Thank You" we want you to know that at all 8 Paul's Ace Hardware locations we offer teachers* 10% off of all purchases! Present your school ID to an associate and we will get you set up!

*must be an Ace Rewards Member in order to receive discount, must present school ID to associate for set up, subject to renewal each school year. 
Local Artisan Market!
It's almost time for the Local Artisan Market at Paul's Ace Hardware at Gilbert and Baseline! Last year, we had a great group of LOCAL artisans, crafters and vendors and are always looking for more! Mark the dates on your calendars and Support LOCAL!
Upcoming dates:
  • ​​Saturday 9/24/2022 8am-12pm
  • Saturday 10/29/2022 8am-12pm
  • Saturday 11/26/2022 8am-12pm
  • Saturday 12/17/2022 8am-12pm
We're the Tops!
For the 2nd year. Paul's Ace Hardware has been recognized as one of the "Top Companies to Work For in Arizona. Paul's is recognized among "Medium Companies" (100-999 U.S. employees) and is the only Retail Hardware store to make the overall list. Current-year selections were made public on July 11 and can be viewed at the BestCompaniesAZ website.

The methodology for selecting the top companies included a confidential Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey that evaluated company culture and individual employee workplace experiences. An employer questionnaire was also used to collect information about culture, work environment, leadership, and employee satisfaction, along with company benefits, policies, practices, and other general information. The combined data was analyzed by Best Companies Group to determine the final list of the top companies based on each company’s strengths and challenges.

We're very humbled and proud!
Monsoon Season
I LOVE Arizona sunsets! We are incredibly lucky and get some amazing sunsets year round, but this time of year our monsoons sure help out a lot and bring us so many beautiful images. The clouds building, walls of dust being pushed across the desert, amazing lightning shows, and of course, those breathtaking sunsets. Absolutely beautiful. And the rain! What Arizonan doesn't get excited about rain!? We're getting some here and there which is awesome. Native Arizonans like me love to see that wet stuff fall out of the sky. We always need it! But the cost of all of the beautiful images and rain is the damage and inconvenience those powerful storms can cause.
Several years ago the power went off in our house during a monsoon storm. I remember it specifically because the power was out just long enough for us to replace all of the batteries in the smoke detectors that had started chirping (a good reminder, thank you monsoon storm), find and light all the candles, and find the long lost flashlight. Luckily we had those replacement batteries, and I could find the flashlight, but we certainly should be a little more prepared just in case. Get some more Monsoon Safety and Preparedness tips here and be safe! 
Ace Hardware App
If you haven't downloaded the Ace Hardware app you need to today! You will get your rewards faster and add them to your digital wallet in a snap! Refer your friends and family and earn extra rewards points and shop for thousands of products right from your phone! Even sweeter, you can earn a $5 bonus just for downloading the app*!


*Bonus Coupon will be available the day after an Ace Rewards member downloads the mobile app. Exclusions apply. Visit the mobile app for details.
Customer Comments
Jennifer recently took the time to send us this sweet email about her recent visit at our Scottsdale & McDowell location and highlighted our Paul's Family member Brandon :)

"I was at your store today and again I was so shocked that another salesperson Brandon went over an above the customer experience. I again can’t express what this means to me. Continue your choice in excellent employees. It’s like walking in on a family member 👍"

Thanks for taking the time Jennifer! We're lucky to have Brandon and our whole team in our Family of Hardware stores!
Happy Ace-Aversaries!
Happy Ace-Aversaries to the following Paul's family members for the month of August:

Tahj Lewis - 1 year - Via Linda & FLW
Jose Simental - 1 year - Tempe Priest & Broadway
Ken Selbig - 1 year - Via Linda & FLW
James Butinski - 2 years - Payson
Donald Carbonneau - 2 years - Via Linda & FLW
Daniel Porter - 3 years - Fountain Hills
Jason Ames - 4 years - Payson
Rod Sahd - 6 years - Scottsdale & McDowell
Laurie Leak - 16 years - Scottsdale & McDowell
Brandon Timmers - 22 years - Fountain Hills
We're Hiring!
Paul's Ace Hardware is filled with energetic, creative, positive, hardworking, team members who bring out the best in each other day in and day out. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate each other's successes. We also have incredible employee benefits and incentives. If that sounds like you or someone you know, we're always looking for the best of the best!
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