Monday, November 22, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Donate Gingerbread Houses to Children's Hospitals [CLOSED]

There are countless opportunities to make charitable donations during the holiday season. If you are short on time, it is always easiest to donate when it has been made convenient to you, such as adding a donation to your purchase total when checking out in a store. With this in mind, The Swiss Colony has created a way for you to donate a Gingerbread House to a child in a hospital in the approximate area of the shipping address just by purchasing one of their most popular products . . . the 72pc Swiss Colony Petits Fours. If you are shipping this gift directly to the recipient, then the donation will be made in the recipient's name, which makes the gift that much more thoughtful and special.



To my husband's delight, we were sent a box of 24 assorted petits fours, in addition to the new Swiss Colony Melting Snowmen Cookies. Both came in a decorative shipping box with beautiful packaging inside . . . perfect for gift giving or serving to your guests.


I could see why my husband is such a big fan of these petits fours. They combine the best of two worlds . . . cake and Swiss chocolate. My favorite was the Lemon Mist!

The box of 10 snowmen cookies were a huge hit with the whole family. The chocolate cookies inside were thin and crisp, but not too sweet. To my children's delight, the snowman faces were sculpted of frosting.


If you would like to order The Swiss Colony 72pc Petits Fours, which retail for $29.95 per box, in order to have a Gingerbread House donated to an anonymous child in an area hospital, visit SwissColony.com . One box of 72 petits fours would be the perfect gift for an entire household, especially for families and friends that live far away. You will brighten the Christmas of one hospitalized child for each box of petits fours you order. The Swiss Colony sends up to 10,000 Gingerbread Houses to children's hospitals every year.


Thank you to The Swiss Colony for sending us complimentary product samples to base this review upon and for providing an additional product for our contest prize.





What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a box of 72 Swiss Colony Petits Fours (to give as a gift or keep for yourself).


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of gourmet gifts and gift baskets offered by The Swiss Colony. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you think would make the perfect gift for someone you know (aside from the items reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)

For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)
For 10 extra entries, request a Swiss Colony catalog. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.

4)

For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow The Swiss Colony on Twitter and/or "Like" The Swiss Colony on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


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Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7)

Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


8)

Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.



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Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


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Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.




(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!