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Ample Shopper Newsletter for APRIL, 2017

April 10, 2017

Dear Amplestuff customer:

For the rest of April, only for the recipients of this email, we are offering FREE SHIPPING for everything in all departments! Also, for April, we are dropping our published website catalog prices by 10%, for everyone, in celebration of our 30th anniversary of April, 1987, the month we began planning for Amplestuff.  The prices you see on the website in April will already have the 10% deducted.

Going back to 1987, I and my late wife, Nancy Summer, had the bright idea for this company.  We sat down and made a list of about 70 items that we thought would make the lives of larger people easier.  Most of those items either didn't exist, or weren't available anywhere for retail sale.  Nancy came up with the name "Amplestuff" and our first printed catalog came out on Jan. 1, 1988.  The printer told us he didn't know why people would need any the items we were selling—and he was a pretty large guy himself!

The usual reaction to our catalog was "If big people don't like the fact that their clothes fall on the floor due to a lack of bigger hangers, or they are too embarassed to ask for seatbelt extender on an airline, then why don't they just lose weight so it isn't a problem?"  Duh–people come in all shapes and sizes, and we just felt that one shouldn't put off your life until that magic day when you wake up one morning to discover that you have lost 100 pounds!

Our Founders

Bill Fabrey

Nancy Summer

Since we were both plus-size people ourselves, we went ahead with the project. Allthough Nancy passed away last year, she (and I) lived long enough to see other companies start plus-size retailing (other than clothes), the Internet and the World Wide Web was invented, and our website came into being.

Since then, online retailing has exploded, nearly half of our new orders come from hand-held devices like phones and tablets, and Amazon and Ebay have been putting smaller retailers and brick-and-mortar stores out of business. We have reached a crossroads—do we attempt to compete on the basis of price alone, or is it smarter to offer better customer service, a caring staff, and be more agile on introducing new products that can help the larger person?  We have chosen the latter, which has been our goal all along, for the last 30 years. It won't make us the biggest company in town, but with your help, we'll continue to stay in business, looking for newer and better ways to deal with the problems of being large in a world that has been designed only with the average size person in mind.

—Bill Fabrey

About this month's promotion and the free shipping offer:

(The only exceptions on free shipping apply to orders from outside the continental United States, or for expedited services such as two day air or overnight, which are not free.  We may contact you after you place your order to tell you if any additional charges apply. Or you can write to us for a fast quote before ordering. In any case, check the shipping method that you wish, and we will review it here—thanks!)

Products featured include (but are not limited to) things like:

Automatic XL Umbrellas

Ample-Sponge Travel Kits

Portable Folding Chair

Telescoping Tripod Stool

MiniMax Personal Fan

Reaching Aids


From now until April 30, anything you order will have free shipping and handling, and automatically also include the 10% discount that everyone gets. That's our way of thanking you for being our customer in the past, and staying on this mailing list!

To get the free shipping on your order, make a note of your coupon code number, and type it in the space allowed during your online checkout, or give the code to our telephone representative who takes your order. (We are always happy to take phone orders or to speak with customers on the phone for any reason!)

Your coupon code is valid from now until 11:59 PM, Eastern time, Sunday night, April 30. Your code is:


Clicking on or any other link in this email will take you to our website, and should automatically apply the coupon to the FREE SHIPPING of any items you put in your shopping cart. When you check out, if the FREE SHIPPING has not been applied for some reason, please type the coupon code in the space provided. Call or email us if you still have trouble!

US-Based Customer Service: If you need customer service, regardless of where you live, please write to us at, or call one of the phone numbers below—thanks!


Bill Fabrey, proprietor
Toll free (US or Canada): 866-486-1655
Phone: 845-679-3316
Fax: 845-679-1206

"Helping Make Your World Fit You . . . Since 1988"


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