This giveaway wrapped. View the article for the next giveaway to see what she received and enter the new contest.
Happy Valentine’s Day! My birthday is next month, and I wanted to giveaway some items for my birthday. All items in this giveaway are duplicate items I’ve received from FabFitFun. When you purchase so many boxes, you are bound to end up with some duplicates. The first item is the Summer & Rose Brittany Striped Tote ($54) in navy that I received via trade from someone I sent a starter box to. I love this bag, but I already own it in multiple colors and do not need another. Next, I am giving away the Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye™ Brightener in Stella ($24) I received in my Winter 2019 FabFitFun Editor’s Box. I also received two in my Winter 2018 box, one I kept and one I placed in the last giveaway. I ended up with an extra Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask ($40) after getting it in so many boxes.
This winner of this giveaway has received her gifts. The next giveaway has posted. You can enter that one and see what the winner of this giveaway received.
Happy New Year! This year flew by like no other. I have some more items to re-home, so I wanted to host another giveaway. To make sure the winner receives his/her prize by Valentine’s Day, I am cutting the entry period off after January 31st. For this giveaway, I have four brand new, full-size products and a fifth the winner can select from three options. Once again, these are products I already own, and I just do not need duplicates.
Ulta is starting Breast Cancer Awareness Month a little early with A Gorgeous Way to Give. This is an annual giveaway where Ulta raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness while rewarding UltaMate Members (4 online and 1 per store) with a beauty bag valued at $599. There are 715 stores, so Ulta is generously putting together 719 beauty bags! The event starts before The Gorgeous Hair Event and wraps after that ends.
Happy Birthday, Birchbox. Birchbox turns six this month. It started customer appreciation day in 2014 to celebrate its fourth anniversary. The celebration for the fifth anniversary in 2015 was even bigger. On September 15th, customer appreciation returned. Now that I’ve seen what they offered in 2016, I feel it was a downgrade from 2015.
Beautytalk hosted a giveaway on 03/07/16. Ten winners were selected at random to receive four full-size products from Madam C J Walker Beauty, a new line introduced this spring to Sephora. Entrants only had to comment on why they wanted to try the line with the #MadamCJWalkerGiveaway hashtag before midnight. My entry (notcreative is my username) mentioned that I need assistance from product to help my curls. They are big on the under side of my hair but the top side only looks wavy without product to hold them in place. It seems like winners’ hair types range from wavy to very curly, so I think what one typed in their entry had less to do with winning than pure luck. I was selected as one of the ten winners on 03/11/16.
It has officially been seven days since I drew the original Giveaway winner. She did not respond, so I had to draw again. There were 41 separate commenters (did not count subsequent comments from the same person) on the giveaway page, so the odds were 1 in 41 (assuming all are still subscribed). I am only checking subscriptions of the winner(s), so the odds could be better. The odds are now as low as 1 in 40.
The blog reached 100 followers yesterday. I really appreciate the support, especially from those who stayed subscribed, because I know I post more than the average blog. My giveaway (for blog followers who entered) has officially wrapped. To qualify, the person needed to follow the blog and comment from the same email address s/he followed with. There were 41 separate commenters (I triple checked those who commented more than once and only counted their first comment) meaning the odds were 1 in 41 at the highest. Thankfully, the first person I drew is still a blog follower, so I did not have to redraw or bother calculating the odds (by seeing who commented but it not following).
Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to the second installment of items I’ve received for free. Other free sample articles will feature different freebies, like Volume One Did. If you have not already read volume one, you can see the free items I received here. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities.
The offers at times come in emails. Sometimes, you will see them on a blog or the direct brand’s website. Other times, you can find free offers on social media or even through snail mail. Offers can at times come by phone, but I never answer numbers I do not recognize. I will miss out on any that come that way.
I can only think of one person who claims not to like samples. Said person gladly accepts ones I give him that he wants to try though. He will not accept any he’s never heard of or is not interested in trying, so a better way to word it is, he does not want to sample anything he has not first researched. There are people who feel the same way. What would you think if I told you not only can you research an item, but you can contact the company for a completely free sample. I am not referring to a gift with purchase, but I actually mean a free sample. You do not even pay for shipping.
People will tell you that there is no such thing as free, but that is not always true. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities. Sometimes companies want test subjects to sample products and review them. It helps with product studies as well as free word of mouth advertising based on how many people see the review. Some of you may have already seen the article I wrote on the free Dr. Dennis Gross item I received for review purposes. Continue reading →