Chins Up, American Made Apparel

Hello Christmas shoppers and those of you looking to support small business with your good old fashioned American pride as well as your cool cash.

Today I'm going to tell you about a brand new business here in the state of Minnesota called Chins Up, but of course you don't have to live in Minnesota to order, we do have UPS and Fedex in the frozen North.

I may have missed small business Saturday and cyber Monday, but in my book shopping with small businesses is always a good idea.

And from a business that gives a little back to veterans while still keeping some jingle for feeding their own families, well that's a no brainer for me.

And and and a sale is good for you and for feeding your own family, right? (But I've also got a giveaway at the end.....bonus!)

Chins Up Logo,
Chins Up Apparel Logo

First of all, go like the Chins Up Facebook page {HERE} so you will remember it and then you can support it.  #worthit

Since they are brand new their stock and shirt designs are being added as production and inspiration happens, so if you give 'em a like you can keep up with whats new.  I know this for a fact, and I know the owners personally.

So what does Chins Up mean? 

It was inspired by the famous painting by Emanuel Leutze, of George Washington crossing the Delaware.  Don't know about George Washington crossing the Delaware?  First, go back to school, second Google it, third, quit reading now.

I guess the two Marine's that started this business noticed Washington's chin, or it could be the military term "chins up, chests out, shoulders back, stomachs in" being at attention with the US military telling the world bring it on, we are ready for you.

Whatever it is, it is rooted in pride.

Chins Up Made In The USA Apparel,

These guys know the importance of giving back, of sacrifice, so for every shirt you purchase, they make a donation to the organizations below.  You can feel good about that purchase, wear a little pride on your sleeve (literally!), and you get a cool shirt out of it.

From the chins up web page....
"We understand that America's greatest resource is the men and women that write the blank check to serve in the military. So to show our respect and gratitude, we will be giving back a portion of the proceeds to two great organizations that serve America's Warriors: Reuniting After War (RAW) and The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors (The FEW).

We also have partnered with LockLeed International, a Veteran exclusive placement agency, who facilitate relationships with candidates (veterans) and employers.

Chins Up isn't exactly politically correct, but they aren't offensive either.  Just a straight no bull-schmidt approach to their designs.  I find a few of them humorous, or maybe ironic is a better word.  Clever?  Tongue in cheek?  All of the above, I just get it.

Coming together as one, as Americans, instead of focusing on our differences.  If you live in the USA we are all in it together no matter political views, religion, whatever.  If you want to find things that separate us, you go right ahead, but for me I won't focus on that, it brings me down and makes me sad, and I don't have time for that.

The Chins Up motto is "be bold".

Chins Up Made In The USA Apparel,
T-shirt design, Chins Up

Before I continue, I've gotta tell you about something cool on their web site.  The photos appear in black and white, but as you move your cursor across them they show up in color.  I think that's fun, and I also noticed one guy in a photo has a pink respirator on, his wife must be the DIY expert in the family.

Anyhow, there are TWO perks for reading today.  The first is their sale......

Chins Up Made In The USA Apparel,

Till Christmas get 20% off.  Everything.

The discount will be deducted automatically in your Chins Up cart.  The prices are already good for quality, made in America apparel, so gift your favorite American a shirt to wear.

Then, just for Bliss Ranch readers, Chins Up is giving away one of their most popular designs - made right here in the United States of America - the NOT made in China t-shirt!
Chins Up Made In The USA Apparel,
How to enter:

1.  Use the Rafflecopter widget below and if you like, give the Chins Up Facebook page a thumbs up when you stop over to take a peek.  
2. Must leave a blog comment on this post telling me if you have a favorite t-shirt design, or if you have an idea for one let me know and I will pass it along.  You can find the designs here at Chins Up (click the dots to move through the apparel). 
3.  Make sure you are not a "no-reply" commenter, and if so or you are not sure, provide a valid email address in your comment, otherwise I have no way to contact you if you win.
 Thank you to everyone who entered

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to residents of the United States, must have a valid contact email.  Giveaway runs from December 8th, 2017 to Friday December 15th, 2017.  One winner will be contacted and will receive a Not Made In China t-shirt.

That's it!  You don't have to click a ton of things or follow Bliss Ranch everywhere I roam to be entered in the giveaway, although I would welcome you to also like my Facebook page, and follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram, just because both you and me are cool like that.

This giveaway is sponsored by Chins Up, I did not receive anything free, I don't get any kickback or cut of the sales if you buy anything, I'm just promoting a small business I believe in.
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  1. I love the NOT made in China.

  2. Perfect advertising to share for the holidays - something patriotic and bold. Would love to give "American" to hubby.

  3. I like the plain old American one!

  4. Thanks for posting about this company. Great stuff. Love the Terrorist Outreach shirt.

  5. I love that "be bold" shirt

  6. I LOVE this company and you know darn well I bleed red, white and blue and my platelets are camo. :-D I will pay them a visit and would love to win. I will be contacting them for some possible future business. Go America!!!

  7. What a fun store. I have two sons and these tees would make great gifts for them. I have to say for one of my sons the "Not made in China" t-shirt would be perfect! Thanks for letting us know about it.

  8. Wow. They sound fabulous. Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely check them out!

  9. Love, love " not made in China" .

  10. Thanks for sharing, I know quite a few people who would love this company, including my factory job employed hubby!


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