Monday, April 05, 2010

The Great 1-1-2 Mate Giveaway!

I can hardly believe I'm almost at 100 followers! A giant thank you to everyone who's hopped on board my relatively new blog and made me feel so, so welcome.

To express a bit of my thanks, I'm super thrilled to be holding a contest. Just to be different -- and 'cause I like to be ornery and optimistic at the same time -- I'm going to call it the Great 1-1-2 Mate Giveaway. Prizes will be awarded once I exceed 112 followers -- entries will close one week from today if I do manage to top that number in the next few days (just to give everyone a chance to enter... yes, I'm being optimistic again!).

And without further ado, the prizes are:

1. Your choice of a grab bag full of unique paraphernalia purchased from the infamous Portobello Market, worth around £10 OR an Amazon gift certificate worth £10 (or approx $20 US/ Cdn).

2. Whatever gift the first winner didn't choose OR a copy of the wonderfully funny chick-lit romp Naked in Knightsbridge by Nicky Schmidt, generously donated by Prospera Publishing.

3. Whatever prize is left! :)

To enter:

All you need to do is be a follower! Once I exceed 112, I'll enter all your names in a cupcake box, then draw. The first name I pick gets Prize 1 and so on. Easy peasy!

And another contest for you to enter: Susan Fields is holding one to celebrate reaching 100 Followers. Click the link to enter. Congratulations, Susan!

50 comments:

  1. You are almost at 100!!! Woot!

    Happy Monday, my friend.

    Love,
    Lola

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  2. Congrats on establishing yourself and gaining a wonderful following already! Cool contest, too!

    Hope you have a fantastic day :))

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  3. Yay! Your contest sounds awesome! Congrats on approaching the big 1-0-0!

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  4. Sweet, you're almost there!!! Good luck to the future winner!

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  5. Great contest!! Congrats on your first 100!!

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  6. Woo hoo!! Look at you go! Congrats :)

    And great contest! I loves the easy peasyness of it :)

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  7. Congrats on almost 100 - you deserve it. You have a terrific fun blog here.

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  8. Awesome! I guess I'm entered then. lol.

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  9. That's so fanastic that you've got 100 followers. You're well worth following I must say. Congratulations! :)

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  10. Hi

    Oooh how exciting!!

    GOOD LUCK with your 112 contest and WELL DONE with close to 100 followers!!! Here's to the next 100 and more to come!! Yay!!

    Take care
    x

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  11. You're amazing. I've been watching this and can't believe you've hit 100 in a month of blogging!! In fact, I'm writing a new post today touching on this topic and plan to mention you and your blog.

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  12. Congrats on your great blogging success! Raising my coffee cup in a toast to your next 100 :)

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  13. Great contest Talli :) Love how easy it is - and love the prizes!

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  14. Almost 100 followers in such a short time is amazing. Well done.

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  15. Congrats on the followers and I can't wait for the contest. :)

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  16. Yay Talli!!! *dances* 100 followers, congratulations!

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  17. Oooo, fun! Congrats on the followers! I hope you get 112 soon because this contest is great!!!

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  18. Ah! Thanks so much everyone! I'm loving interacting with you all... you're becoming my writing family! :)

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  19. Congrats on all of your followers!

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  20. Yay! That is such an easy contest. I like it and will have to remember it when I get up there.

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  21. Awesome and Congrats!! I'm glad to be here and be part of your blog adventure!! Good luck to everyone!

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  22. Apparently I am your #100 follower! Yay! I cannot help feeling special *lol* Anyways, congrats on the followers and thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway!

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  23. Congrats on having so many followers! The prizes sound wonderful.

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  24. Hey Darl'n! I posted about the awesome contest! I figure reaching that 112 and beyond will come even faster than you think! ;o)


    Visit My Kingdom Anytime!

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  25. Congrats on 100! I will post this on my sidebar!

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  26. congratulations! i found your blog through "a novice novelist" - your comment about living with the viscount and all his oil paintings sounded wonderfully bizarre - and very british. so naturally i had to have a look at your blog! it's very nice - i'm your nr 102 follower:)

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  27. Congratulations. I see you're up to 102! Only 10 more to go.

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  28. Yay!!! Contest are awesome! Congrats on your 100 followers.

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  29. Happy 102!!! You are well on your way to 112 and I can't wait until you get there! I hope I win!!! *giggles* I'll post a sidebar when it's time!

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  30. Congrats on having so many followers! Looks like a fun contest!

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  31. Thanks for including the link to my contest - I've just added yours to my contest as well. Good luck - you and your blog are awesome!

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  32. Oh, I just noticed on your sidebar that it says my contest closes 4/26 but it's actually 4/24. Thanks again, Talli!

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  33. Thank you so much, everyone! And thanks to those posting on their sidebar, too!

    Susan - I've taken off the dates (they were kinda cluttery and clutter is my nemesis). Hope that's OK! There's a link there to your contest. Cheers and congrats again!

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  34. Well done Talli!

    So great to see a UK blogger doing a contest - so many contests are on US blogs and I feel too guilty about the high cost of postage to enter :)

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  35. I love the enthusiasm. Also love prize #3: Whatever is left! That's the best kind of gift.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  36. I don't know what number I am. About 136 at this rate. I love your book list in a previous post, so here I am, signing on. And I like your choice of breakfast menu - anyone who eats pancakes and Creme Eggs as a main meal has my vote.

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  37. Very cool! Congrats on all your followers. I'm looking forward to the contest! :D

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  38. Ahhh! Only four more to go. You are awesome. :)

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  39. Awesome, Talli! You're almost there. Good luck!

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  40. Great contest idea. Love your blog!

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  41. Wow, I love your description--wine being a neat end to the day of writing, coffee and more writing! I don't mind if I don't win, I just like the concept of your blog!

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  42. What a great giveaway! At this moment I see 110 followers. Only two more! Woohoo!

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  43. Yay Talli! I posted about this yesterday. You are the queen of the village! Woo hoo!

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  44. Cool contest! I'm putting up a link today. :)

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  45. Fantastic, Talli! I am already a follower, but I'd follow twice if I could! :)

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  46. Congrats on your followers...looks like you made it! :-)

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Coffee and wine for all!