Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Giveaway #3 - It's a Mystery to Me!

CONTEST CLOSED

And the winner is Caren! Congratulations Carren!

Caren said...



I would love to be surprised on the holidays, birthdays or whatever. Actually, since my family consists of a bunch of lousy liars, it would surprise me if they manage to get something past me to surprise me with something special(a good kind of special). And under those circumstances, woudn't that be a welcome surprise!

Send me an e-mail ashleystone7 (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing info and your surprise will be on it's way!

Merry Christmas!









*Note: The Contest Winner for Christmas Giveaway 2 is up, click the link to see who won!*

So here we are, less than 2 weeks away from Christmas. I'm in a little bit of shock! I can't believe that next Friday (not the one coming up) we will be eating turkey, opening packages and watching Christmas through the eyes of our children. Then it will be over.

But it's not over yet because it's time for our CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY #3! Everybody having fun with these? Anybody sick of signing in over here finding out about yet another "Free Prize"?

This week was a toughie. I mean, I know what I want to do next week as my final Huzzah! But this week, it's the 3rd one and much like the "forgotten" middle child in a 3 bunch crew (not that you forget your middle child, it's an analogy) I was a little stumped. Do I send Christmas baking? A box of Shortbread, Biscotti, GingerSnaps and Chocolate Peppermint hearts? Do I do something else, more creative, more unique? Anyone for Reindeer droppings or Snowman poop? No? Hmmm.

Then it hit me, a mystery gift! I mean we don't know what's under the tree until we open it (unless you are one of the party poopers who sneaks a peak...) so why not have a prize that's a surprise until you receive it?! The anticipation will abound!

I'll give you two hints. Hint #1 - This prize will be an adult prize, while it may have some things included that suit for your children too, it will be geared to the crowd of legal age (not that you need to be of legal age to win or consume it but just, well...you know what I mean. No kid stuff here) Hint #2 - This prize will be awesome...of course!

And since I'm in the hinting mood, I will tell you that the prize next week is a two fold prize! That's right people 2. Fold!!! So keep checking back, there will be clues to be found on each post from here until next Monday :)






CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY #3: A mystery prize package.

How to Enter:
How to Enter: There are 3 ways to get your name into the draw
1. Leave a comment here on this post telling me if you love or hate surprises at Christmas or any other time*. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this comment on your own blog, linking back to this post and then come comment telling me about it I will pop over and say "HI" (2 entries)

3. Write a Facebook Status about it (linking back here, why not share the great blog and Wonderful prizes with all your friends) and then comment and let me know you did it (1 entry)

4. Twitter about it. Again twitter about this contest and then comment to let me know and you'll have another entry or add me as a friend on Twitter! (1 entry)

Contest Closes Sunday December 20 2009 at 12:00am (midnight!) and the winner will be announced Monday December 21 2009. All prizes have been purchased by moi and this blog and it's author have received no payment for the above contest.

*I am not always a surprise lover. There are very strict requirements for a surprise to please me. Good surprises include flowers (check Corey does that often), back rubs from Corey (check again), presents from anybody and kind gestures. Bad Surprises included surprise parties (I HATE THOSE), back rubs from strangers or vague aquaintences (Don't touch me. Ever. Period), presents that are found in a diaper - not good. This is a Good Surprise! I promise!

clue: I absolutely love (and when I say love I mean in the Ashlee Simpson "L-O-L-O-L-O-L-O-V-E" kind of way) ketchup on caesar salad.

20 comments:

Mya Bainbridge said...

I enjoy surprises(most of the time) like you the in the diaper surprise not so much, or the strangers touching me.. im mean really! Someone has to be pretty darn confident about themselves to get past my warning glare! ;) So please enter me in for the mystery gift :)

Mya Bainbridge said...

I also added a link to my facebook status... unfortunately i did not read the instructions correctly so I am posting here twice... :)

Melissa said...

I love surprises. Mostly because I'm pretty hard to surprise. :)

suburban prep said...

I love surprises at Christmas because it lends to the magical element of the season but during the rest of the year not so much.

ikkinlala said...

Surprises are generally fun as long as they don't involve things that I'm expected to do (so surprise packages are fun, but surprise parties aren't).

Sierra said...

I like to be surprised but it doesn't happen very often, especially when it comes to presents because well... My mom doesn't read this does she??... I like to snoop!

Tamelia said...

I love surprises, especially when it is a complete and totally surprise! I have a habit of figuring it out before hand, so to pull one over on me is a tough thing to do.

Tamelia said...

I also posted on my facebook status!

Anonymous said...

Cuz I am yer Mom I am not entering. I just wanted to confirm that my little girl LOVES honestly LOVES.... ketchup on caesar salad! And ya know what, it is good!

Good luck everyone!

Love Mom / Grammy

Jen Gartner said...

I love suprises..but garth's not too too good at them.. He wears it all on his sleeve.. so enjoy that corey can!!... oh yeah.. is it you that likes ketchup on your ceasar salad.. seriously!! thats a little odd.....
Love Jen

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I love surprises but my hubby isn't really into them. Taht's okay, he has a million other amazing qualities ;)

Danielle Allingham said...

I absolutely love surprises. I love throwing surprise parties for people, although I never seem to get one one in return...(hint hint to my hubby). We didn't find out the sex of either of our kids because we wanted it to be a "surprise"!!! I love scary movies, which in a roundabout way is being surprised. Being a mother of little ones right now...peek-a-boo is a great game of surprise that is played in my house quite often these days...

Caren said...

I would love to be surprised on the holidays, birthdays or whatever. Actually, since my family consists of a bunch of lousy liars, it would surprise me if they manage to get something past me to surprise me with something special(a good kind of special). And under those circumstances, woudn't that be a welcome surprise!

Michelle said...

I LOVE surprises at Christmas time. I'm more excited about giving the surprises though. It's so awesome to see another's face when they get something they aren't expecting.

Chelsea Stone said...

Surprise!!!!Im actually commenting lol....sorry its been awhile.

Surprises are something I LOVE LOVE LOVE receiving but i am absolutly horrible at keeping them, I get so excited i just want to give or tell what it is. lol

So count me in!
Love ya

Anonymous said...

i enjoy surprises...though as you say, the good ones! not back rubs from strangers haha

Robin Dale said...

oops i hit the wrong button and it posted before I put my name on

Janice Vandyk said...

yay! count me in! i did it on face book too.. so not sure if i have to do two entries...

i reeeaaallllyyyyy want to win!

Tanya said...

I loooove Christmas surprises! I love regular surprises too, except when I know there's a surprise coming for me... it drives me CRAZY with anticipation!

Niki said...

I'm kinda torn on surprise. Yes, I like good ones that are fun and not TOO surprising! If you that makes any sense.

Yay for mystery giveaways. I'm so curious. And hoping I win! This is my time I think! ;)