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Giveaway & Review: CafePress Mug (Custom or Pre-Made Design) [CLOSED]

Our oldest is going into the first grade this fall. To go along with his "big boy" status, he has graduated onto using stoneware dishes and bowls from plastic ones. I also decided he was old enough to have his own special mug. What better place to find a special mug than CafePress, one of the leading sites for selection as far as personalized gifts go?
Take some advice from me . . . never let a 6 year old try to choose a mug design when there are thousands to choose from. Even when we tried to narrow the categories down with a keyword search, there were still so many options. We started off with dragons, then skateboarding, then Spongebob, and then skateboarding dragons (don't ask). That is how we ended up finding this Cool Salamander Mug.

As you can see, the printing is flawless. This coffee mug is the perfect size for my son's first mug. It is both microwavable and dishwasher safe. It will be used quite a bit come winter for hot chocolate.

There is also the option to design your own custom mugs, but I decided it would be opening a whole other can of worms with my 6 year old. He does love the mug that he chose and is so very proud to have his own special mug that nobody else in the house can use.

To view the full line of pre-designed or custom products available, visit, where you will find clothing, shoes, drinkware, posters, stationary, home decor items, camcorders, and more.

Thank you to CafePress for sending us a sample mug free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a second mug for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one custom or pre-designed coffee mug from CafePress.

This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian 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 Custom Personalized Gifts offered by CafePress. Then leave a comment telling me which item you would personalize and what you might have printed on it. 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, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


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.


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, August 2nd, 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!