Monday, January 17, 2011

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Giveaway & Review: Fun & Unique Valentine's Day Gifts from CafePress [CLOSED]

CaféPress is one of my favorite places to shop online. I’ve been ordering from them for years, so getting the chance to review two products was something I didn’t even have to think about. CaféPress is unique because you can order from any of their hundreds (maybe even thousands) of ready-made designs or you can design your own custom creations, which was what I did. I decided to make a shirt and messenger bag for my home daycare, Crunchy Care. I have been in need of new shirts for my assistant, Jenny, and myself for a while and I had been searching out organic cotton ones. I chose the ladies-style organic cotton t-shirt in an XL, which was supposed to be for me. Sadly, it didn’t fit me but fits Jenny perfectly. I would say that it’s sized more like a medium than an extra-large, so keep that in mind. I am really thrilled with the quality, durability, and printing quality of the shirt. It looks and feels amazing and I love the feel of the soft organic cotton. I can’t wait to order myself one that's a better fit.


I chose the messenger bag for several reasons. I’ve been in need of a good quality bag that closes completely but is roomy enough to hold all the things I need to bring along on field trips with my 7 daycare children. This bag is perfect for that. It holds my field trip folder, diapers and extra clothes for the little ones, snacks, cups and more inside without feeling too full or being too bulky. I also love that it’s yellow, the perfect color to match my Crunchy Care worm logo. I love that in public it advertises for my daycare and lets people know who it belongs to, if I misplace it. The bag itself is very thick and will last for a long time and the printing quality is exactly as I’ve come to expect from CaféPress.


CaféPress is the online destination for all sorts of Valentine’s Day gifts such as personalized teddy bears and funny Valentine’s gifts! If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for anyone in your life, look no further than CafePress.com. You are sure to find something amazing and you can be sure it’s quality will be high.




Thank you to CafePress for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.



What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive any CafePress product(s) of their choice (up to a $60 value).



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 Valentine's Day Gift ideas found on CafePress. Then leave a comment with the link to one item you would love to give or receive as a Valentine's Day gift. 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, sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Cafe Press by email (bottom right of homepage). 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 CafePress on Twitter and/or "Like" CafePress on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


6)  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.


9)  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.


10)  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, February 7th, 2011 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!