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A Two Pretzels Giveaway/Contest

12/03/2010 05:08:00 AM
I've been reading about all of the very exciting giveaways that have been happening on so many blogs and I love it.

A.) Free stuff is great.
B.) Receiving free stuff in the mail is even better.

This had me thinking... "What can I possibly give away this holiday season?"

At first I thought, "Why, an all-expenses paid vacation to Cabo with ME! A nearly-eight-months-pregnant woman."


(I know, what a vacation, right?)


So, on second thought... what's second-best to a trip to Cabo?


I know...

STAMPS! (I know my husband is rolling his eyes as he reads this.)


So here's the deal. I ADORE written correspondence, specifically Christmas cards at this time of year. And, I just so happen to love stamps.

When I lived in Ohio with a regular postal service that put mail in my mailbox and not on my car, under my door or sometimes in my yard, I LOVED receiving cards. I loved sending them. I just loved the whole deal. (See our 2009 card at right. Look at Baby Lila!)

So, in order to encourage all of you to send good tidings of great joy to all of your friends and family, I've got a proposition.

Participate in my first-ever Two Pretzels Giveaway  (TPG) and you may end up the recipient of not one, not two, but THREE sheets of Holiday-esque stamps from the United States Postal Service. (Value: $26.40 USD.) That's a total of 60 stamps, kids.

Here's what you need to do to enter the RANDOM drawing as many times as you'd like.

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your thoughts on Christmas cards. And, which stamps (from below) you like the best.

2. Write a post on your blog about the giveaway, directing your readers back to my blog. (Remember to come back tell me you did this in the comments section! This means an added entry for you!) This is the shortened link: This is the shortened link: http://bit.ly/giveaway_12-2010+

3. Tweet about the contest with a link to this post. (Remember to come back tell me you did this in the comments section! This means an added entry for you!) This is the shortened link: http://bit.ly/giveaway_12-2010+

4. Update your facebook status about the contest with a link to this post. (Remember to come back tell me you did this in the comments section! This means an added entry for you!) This is the shortened link: http://bit.ly/giveaway_12-2010+

 4. And if you haven't already, become a facebook fan of Two Pretzels (http://www.facebook.com/TwoPretzels). (Remember to come back tell me you did this in the comments section! This means an added entry for you!))

5. Put a Two Pretzels badge on your blog and you get FOUR entries. (See left). Click here for the directions. (Remember to come back tell me you did this in the comments section! This means four added entries for you!)

So, there you have it.

EASY.

Are you pumped that any of these stamps COULD BE YOURS!?!?!

That's what I thought.

The contest will end PROMPTLY at 7 p.m. mountain time (That's 9 p.m. eastern time and 6 p.m. pacific) on WEDNESDAY, December 8th. The stamps will be ordered and mailed to you by Friday, December 10th at the latest so that you can get.your.Christmas.greetings.mailed.

Let me know if you have any questions! (Please feel free to tell your friends and neighbors, but then again - I totally get it if you decide against it because you want the stamps all to yourself.)

(P.S. If you don't live in the U.S. - you can still enter! You can either donate your stamps to someone you know who can use them or we can think of a just-as-great alternative. So please, still enter!)

Madonna

EID - (Three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan)
Holiday Evergreens
Winter Holidays
Hanukkah. Duh.


Angel with Lute.

Ho, ho, ho.

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51 comments:

  1. I facebooked you a week or 2 ago, I love the snowman stamp combo because of the purple. I think this idea is too cute!!

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  2. This made me smile and smile and smile. :) What a fun idea! I am partial to the Madonna stamp. I'll let you know when I re-Tweet and FB this, too!

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  3. I love giveaways!

    I made some lovely cards featuring the ladies. I LOVE getting them in the mail.

    The winter Holidays ones will look best with my cards.

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  4. What a fun giveaway! I have Christmas cards that are awaiting to be mailed! I love the winter holiday collection.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on my blog now...you should check it out!

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  5. FUN FUN FUN!!!

    I love stamps so much. I have this HUGE box of stamps that Terry gave me that were from his mom and grandma. LOVE them.

    I love the winter holidays set. CUTE!

    Also my friend, I have done ALL the entries! Yeah, I like to win :)

    1) Comment on your blog with my stamp pick - CHECK.

    2) Write a post on my blog - CHECK.

    3) Tweet about the contest - CHECK twice! Once from your blog and once from mine! (Overachiever)

    4) Update your facebook - CHECK with a link :)

    5) Put a badge on my blog - CHECK.

    Yeah, you can do the math but I think that is ALOT of entries! :)

    P.S. I loooove you all doing this kind of stuff. SO FUN and kind!

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  6. great contest, I will forward to all my friends. Love mom

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  7. I usually get the holiday print ones.. but I think I'd like the "Madonna" stamps
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  8. I love sending and getting Christmas Cards - I like the Holiday Evergreens stamps
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  9. I added your button to my blog!

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  10. Love Christmas cards, love giveaways....love the Madonna stamp, simply because I noticed it says "Sass" on the bottom. ;)

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  11. what a great giveaway! (so useful!)

    I like the Winter Holidays :)

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  17. Entry! You're just too cute, Ms. Two Pretzels.

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  18. consider this my entry. but i'm not a tweeter! : ) thanks for the fun giveaway! love it.

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  29. I love Christmas cards, I use to hang all the new ones as decorations in years past. Lately, I'm seeing more e-updates though which is kind of a shame. Christmas cards are so pretty (usually) and always bring a smile to my face.

    The Madanna stamps are my favorite, thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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  31. I love Christmas cards, but I love stamps more!! lol. I do a lot of postcard swapping via postcrossing.com and if I wond I would have to use some of the won stamps on that, becuase I don't have 60 cards to send out!!!

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  40. I love Christmas cards! Especially getting them, and I'm totally bummed because we just started the second week of December and we have yet to receive any. Boo to that! Probably because everyone else is procrastinating, like myself, because I haven't even ORDERED mine yet. Okay, really, I haven't even attempted getting a picture for my cards yet...so, cutting it close, don't you think??

    Oh, and I'm torn between the holiday evergreen stamps and the madonna stamps.

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  41. Fun contest! I like holiday evergreens best!

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  42. I've never sent out Christmas cards and I'm not sure how I feel about them. I kind of find them cheesy, but I'm glad we still have one Victorian tradition going these days.

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  43. I'm a facebook fan!

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  44. HOLY CRAP! 49 comments!

    I love the evergreen ones. So amazing.

    Awesome idea for the giveaway and I too love holiday cards and all cards in general.

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