Okay, uhm. It officially starts on Monday, but I wanted to get a head start and let you know some of the things you can look forward to.
(And even though this is a looong post, be sure to read all the way down to the bottom for a jump start on entries!)
First, a description—
What: Five riotous days of bloggy giftery! Monday, January 10th through Friday, January 14th. On each of those five days, you will have a chance to win five fabulous prizes, loosely-related to one of my 'favorite things' theme.
Why: To celebrate my 5th blog-a-versary! January 14th will mark my fifth year of blogging. An event that mind-boggling needs a party!
How: The how has some details, so I shall itemize...
- Each morning at 12:01 a.m. (MST), a new post will magically appear here on the blog. You will see photos of the prizes and detailed descriptions of their goody-goodness.
- One of those prizes will receive a SPOTLIGHT because it will have been donated by one of my BFFs. You will be asked to perform a few simple tasks in connection with that BFF in order to be entered to win the prizes.
- Don't worry. They will be easy tasks. No sweating involved.
- You will have 11 hours and 59 minutes to complete the tasks for that day's prizes.
- After you've completed those tasks, send me an e-mail by midnight that night.
—You MUST send the e-mail. Commenting will not enter you into the contest. (But please comment anyway, because I love me some comments!)
—Every e-mail must have your complete mailing address in it.
—Don't worry, I'll remind you each day.
- Winners will be chosen using Random.com.
- It is possible to win a prize every day.
- Entering for the daily prize automatically enters you for the Grand Prize!
The Bad News: Unfortunately, the contest must be limited to residents or those with shipping addresses within the United States. Sorry, but shipping is just too costly to other countries.
Prizes: There will be some great ones—books and jewelry and more books and other stuff and did I say books?
The Grand Prize will be:
A $25 Gift Card from Amazon!
A Fragrance Warmer and Three Oils from Urban Botanic!
(Your choice of color and oils)
(P.S. UB will be closing the end of this month)
(P.P.S. This prize is separate from THIS CONTEST,
which will hopefully be concluded soon too—
as I expect to hit the 100 mark this week!)
Twilight Fragrance Spritzer from CustomScentsOnline!
(Your choice of fragrance)
(P.S. CSO will also be closing the end of this month)
A Mystery Grab Bag of Assorted Books—from my own personal bookshelves!
And now for the promised Jump Start! Your pre-blog-a-versary task is...
Help me spread the news by doing any one or more of the following:
- Put my CONTEST BUTTON in your blog sidebar.
- Talk about this contest on Facebook. (Use this link: http://bit.ly/fyh8d7)
- Twitter about this contest. (Use this link: http://bit.ly/fyh8d7)
ANDIf you're not already a Follower, sign up to Follow this blog. (Far right sidebar, halfway down.) If you are a Follower, let me know in your e-mail.
Send me an e-mail by midnight tonight with your full mailing address and links to whatever you did (blog, facebook, twitter). [Update: Fixed e-mail.]
That e-mail will enter you into the Grand Prize drawing! Good luck!