Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Replogle Carlyle Globe ($50 Hayneedle GC) [CLOSED]

After years upon years of gift-giving, you might be starting to run out of ideas for unique gifts. When I need inspiration and I do not feel like wandering the mall aimlessly, I hop on a website like, a site that sells everything for the home from toys to furniture to sporting goods. While browsing the many departments of home furnishings, it occurred to me that my husband had mentioned awhile ago that we should have a globe in our home so that we can show our children where the places we sometimes talk about are located in the world. So I typed "world globes" into the search box and was floored when it came back with 181 results. The globe that seemed to be the best fit for my family was the Replogle Carlyle Tabletop Globe. Hayneedle agreed that it was such a perfect gift idea that they sent me one for my family to experience.

There were three things that attracted me to this particular globe . . .
  • It is colorful, but still muted, so it looks like it belongs in a home rather than a classroom.
  • This globe has a raised relief to show mountainous regions.
  • It has an illumination that gives it a soft warm glow when switched on.

The only problem we had with this globe is that the included screw for connecting the globe to the wooden base was too long. My husband had to add 3 washers to take up the extra space in order to tighten it securely. Other than that, this globe was perfect for our household. Our 3 year old son especially likes the facial representation of Christopher Columbus located in the Atlantic Ocean region.

To view this or the many other world globes Hayneedle offers to fit all budgets, visit . A globe would be the perfect gift for an entire family or for someone's home office. This globe sells on Hayneedle for $74.99 and ships for free to U.S. addresses.

Thank you to Hayneedle for providing us with a complimentary sample product to base this review upon and for providing a gift certificate for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive $50 gift certificate.

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 Hayneedle website. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you found that would make the perfect gift for someone you know (aside from the item 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.


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.

For 10 extra entries, register to be a member of The Foundary (Hayneedle's daily deals site). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so.


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


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.


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(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!