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Nov 29

GIVEAWAY #3: Blood Into Wine AND Adventures in Wine

Tired of all the crazy shopping and sales? Still stuffed from Thanksgiving? Give yourself a gift and try to win a DVD copy of Blood Into Wine and the book, Adventures in Wine: True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages Around the World.


What do you have to do to win this time? Simple. You just need to share! In the comments section, tell us about your favorite wine for the holiday season. Whether a type of wine (ie, cabernet sauvignon) or a specific label (ie, Chandon Sparkling Wine), tell us what it is and why you enjoy it this time of year.

So, here are the rules for this go-round:

Enter a comment sharing your favorite wine for the holidays and why you enjoy it this time of year.

I’ll leave the comments section open through 11:55 pm EST, Saturday, Dec 4. Any comments entered after that point (in case I’m not awake to close the comments) will not be entered in the contest. On Monday, Dec 6, I’ll use Random.org to select the number of the winning comment. It will be totally random and is only valid if the winner meets the following conditions:

1. You leave an actual comment on this post and do NOT email me. I’m literally buried in email I haven’t answered from months ago. That’s how many emails I get. I know you folks prefer to email rather than comment, but I need you to use the comments section, okay?

2. When you fill out the comment form, please leave a valid name in the correct field, not a user name. Please don’t make me send an email to wineloverboy2506 or some such thing. I won’t do it. I’d much rather email Dear Emily, You won!

3. When you fill out the comment form, you must include a valid email address that you actually check. I’ll post the name and comment number of the winner on Sunday, but I still need to contact you to negotiate a way to get this DVD to you.

4. You only enter one time, one comment per person.

5. Just a reminder about our Comments policy – in particular, the part about being excellent to each other. If I think you’re being rude to another commenter, I will delete you.

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Posted by Michelle at 9:06 am in Contests | Permalink | Comments (6)
Nov 21

Giveaway #2: And the Winner Is …

Using the random number generator at Random.org, the winner is …

Commenter #5: Holly!

Holly, I will be in touch ASAP … congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a DVD copy of Blood Into Wine and a lovely cookbook by John Sarich.

My huge thanks to everyone. I got some great ideas from what you’ve given me, with programs like Kroger’s and eFundraising that I didn’t even know existed.

I still have a couple more copies of the movie to give away, plus some books. The next giveaway will be posted on Cyber-Monday, Nov 29. In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving!



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Posted by Michelle at 2:31 pm in Contests | Permalink | Comments (1)
Nov 15

GIVEAWAY #2: Blood Into Wine AND Chef In the Vineyard

This time, I’m giving away a DVD  and a fancy cookbook filled with gorgeous photos. You can win a copy of Blood Into Wine AND a copy of Chef in the Vineyard: Fresh & Simple Recipes from the Great Wine Estates by John Sarich.

What do you have to do to win this time? Well, I need some ideas.

My sister passed away in 2007 from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. You can read all about it at the web site for the scholarship fund we’re trying to establish in her name. We have until the end of January 2011 to pull in $2500.00 more dollars, or all the money we’ve raised so far just goes into the general scholarship fund. We don’t want that – we want a memorial scholarship fund in Krystal’s memory. So, we’re $2500 short, we’re quickly running out of time, and the initial committee has burnt out and fallen apart. Assume that I’ll be trying to organize this on my own.

I’m panicking. I need ideas on how to raise that $2500 by the end of January. I can’t just have a fundraising event or silent auction. Having done that, I can tell you I would need a several months to pull that together. But if you have any other ideas on how to quickly raise this money so that all of our previous work isn’t for naught, I need you to put that into the comments section.

So, here are the rules for this go-round:

Enter a comment with an idea (a serious idea, not a joke) of how we can quickly raise $2500 for the scholarship fund.

I’ll leave the comments section open through 11:55 pm EST, Saturday, Nov 20. Any comments entered after that point (in case I’m not awake to close the comments) will not be entered in the contest. On Sunday, Nov 21, I’ll use Random.org to select the number of the winning comment. It will be totally random and is only valid if the winner meets the following conditions:

1. You leave an actual comment on this post and do NOT email me. I’m literally buried in email I haven’t answered from months ago. That’s how many emails I get. I know you folks prefer to email rather than comment, but I need you to use the comments section, okay?

2. When you fill out the comment form, please leave a valid name in the correct field, not a user name. Please don’t make me send an email to wineloverboy2506 or some such thing. I won’t do it. I’d much rather email Dear Emily, You won!

3. When you fill out the comment form, you must include a valid email address that you actually check. I’ll post the name and comment number of the winner on Sunday, but I still need to contact you to negotiate a way to get this DVD to you.

4. Just a reminder about our Comments policy – in particular, the part about being excellent to each other. If I think you’re being rude to another commenter, I will delete you.

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Posted by Michelle at 8:42 am in Books, Contests | Permalink | Comments (6)
Nov 14

Giveaway #1: The Winner Is …

Using the random number generator at Random.org, the winner is …

Commenter #3: Rhonda D.

Rhonda, I will be in touch ASAP … congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a DVD copy of Blood Into Wine.

For every one else, don’t despair. I still have a couple more copies of the movie to give away, plus some books. The next giveaway will be posted tomorrow (Monday).

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Posted by Michelle at 12:38 pm in Contests | Permalink | Comments (3)
Nov 09

GIVEAWAY #1: DVD Copy of Maynard James Keenan’s Blood Into Wine

Do you like Maynard James Keenan? Itching to see or own Blood Into Wine, the documentary he released about opening and running his Arizona winery?

I can help you with that. I have several copies to give away over the course of the next month. We’re going to start this week.  Please note that this is a regular DVD and not a Blu-Ray, in case your electronics fall into the “fancy” category.

Just post in the comments section below the reason WHY you want to own this movie. Try to give me something interesting, such as why you like MJK, or why you want to learn about his wine. “I like movies about wine!” or “MJK is so hot!” are not acceptable answers. Try to think of something astute and/or interesting, okay?

I’ll leave the comments section open through 11:55 pm EST, Saturday, Nov 13. Any comments entered after that point (in case I’m not awake to close the comments) will not be entered in the contest. On Sunday, Nov 14, I’ll use a randomizer to select the number of the winning comment. It will be totally random and is only valid if the winner meets the following conditions:

1. You leave an actual comment on this post and do NOT email me instead. Emailing won’t work for this. I know you folks prefer to email rather than comment, but just this one time I need you to use the comments section, okay?

2. When you fill out the comment form, please leave a valid name in the correct field, not a user name. Please don’t make me send an email to wineloverboy2506 or some such thing. I won’t do it. I’d much rather email Dear Emily, You won!

3. When you fill out the comment form, you must include a valid email address that you actually check. I’ll post the name and comment number of the winner on Sunday, but I still need to contact you to negotiate a way to get this DVD to you.

4. Just a reminder about our Comments policy – in particular, the part about being excellent to each other.

Start commenting!

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Posted by Michelle at 2:36 pm in Contests | Permalink | Comments (9)

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