Pandora Breast Cancer Awareness Exclusives 2015

pandora-survivor-charm-2015Pandora has been a constant supporter of breast cancer awareness and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they usually have one or two special promotions for the cause.  Last year, Pandora came out the Survivor Charm only in Canada to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

pandora-survivor-charm-2015-pandoraorchardparkFor 2015, they’ve just released another limited edition variation, this time with pink enamel and 10% of sales will be donated to the charity.  It costs $65CAD and will only be available in Canada, although I did find the online retailer Charm Junction who will ship to the US.

pandora-australia-breast-cancer-awareness-banglePandora Australia has always had the best October BCA promotions and this year they are getting an exclusive pink ribbon bangle.  I don’t have the details yet but it’ll either be a straight up purchase, bundle, or free with a certain spend.  The bangle will cost $99AUD/$119NZD and will be available for a limited time.  It’s a beautiful design and I hope the proceeds will go towards some sort of charity too.

What do you think of these special pieces?  Are you going to try and participate in these promotions?

  • Francine

    10% is a small amount. Given how much money Pandora makes it would be nice if they up their percentage.

    • koolchicken

      I know. Would it kill them to donate at least 50% of this charms profits? Even if it were only for a limited time, it’d probably still be more than the 10% they’d donate if you buy any time.

      Although most companies will say they’re donating a percentage but if you read the fine print you’ll see they’re actually just donating a set number. It’s all just pink washing. I say buy these designs if they mean something to you (I say the same for any “donation” item) and donate directly to the cause if you want to know your money’s actually going to help!

    • Christine

      I know. Even the sales tax here in ON, Canada is higher than the measly 10%. If I were to buy the charm, $58.50 will be going to Pandora, $6.50 will be donated and $8.45 will be going to the gov. I’d rather just donate straight to the cause.

  • koolchicken

    I’m getting really tired of all these lazy designs. Yes, a pin ribbon is the symbol but can they really not figure out something new to do with it? This medallion has been so overused it’s getting ridiculous.

    • Carol

      I agree! The pink ribbon murano however, was beautiful. Very different and unique design. Of course, I am biased when it comes to muranos! 🙂

      • sea breeze

        What was different and unique about milky white murano with pale pink of the same ribbon design?

      • Carol

        The pink ribbon murano that I was referring to is the one from the Mother’s Day 2013 release. It was a special release only available in shop in shops (not concept stores). It has a 3 dimensional appearance and since most muranos have variations, it really is unique. Sorry for the confusion!

  • Michele

    As I know Trollbead donate 100 % to Red Cross for the new white leather bracelet with one red murano bead.

  • kari

    People are happier to buy something to show off that they are supporters and makes donation. Instead of complaining about 10% you should be happy that any company is donating any of their profit to anything at all. Easier said then done telling people to just donate purely to charity. Ask 100 people will they buy lunch for $15 knowing that $5 gets donated to charity. Or will they be willing to just out of the blue donate $5 to charity? I betcha 90% will rather pay $15 for a meal knowing $5 will be donated. Less will pay $10 for a meal and go donate make $5 to charity. It’s a psychological thing.

    • Francine

      @kari, don’t put words in my mouth. I am not saying that I am unhappy that Pandora is donating to a worthy cause. All I am saying is that 10% IMO is a small amount given the record profits they make. Also how many of this particular bead would they sell? This bead would mostly appeal to people who identify with breast cancer, people that has breast cancer themselves or have a family member or close friend with breast cancer. If one does not fit in that group one would probably not buy it. It would have been better if instead of a breast cancer bead, perhaps they should have created a more generic type of bead so everyone could partake and donate the profit to the charity.

      • kari

        What are you talking about putting words in your mouth. My comment was not a reply to anyone in particular. People buying the charm obviously think it either mean something to them or just want to show support. It doesn’t nessesary mean they or someone they know had or has breast cancer. You’re just making an assumption. Again people should be happy that any company is making any form of donation. Every cent counts and even if people are making 5% donation it’s still donation. Why I commented and what I don’t understand is why people are upset over the percentage of donation. Just don’t buy the charm and donate $50 directly then nobody is making anybody buy it. Obviously there are many that’s not going to don’t $50 directly. With the charms assistant I’m sure the 10% adds up and in the end the breast cancer Foundation will still be benefited with more donations.

      • Francine

        My opinion stands as stated. I will not go tit for tat with you on this subject. You have your opinion and I have mine. It’s OVER.

      • kari

        You have a problem. As I said I was not talking to you or anyone in particular. The fact that u feel like I was talking to you in the first place and then starts telling me off is hilarious. Now you turn around and say u have ur opinion and I have mine. Then yes exactly wtf is your problem. Why the hell were you replying to my comment lmao. I think you’re the one that can’t accept ppl with diff opinion. All I’m saying is appreciate every any little donation that’s going towards a good cause.

      • Francine

        Kari, you are right I did jump to conclusions. I re read my post a few days later and I should have not answered your response on the defensive. I am big enough to apologized for taking your response personally. We all have different opinions and I should respect that. Sorry.