Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival


Sorry folks. It's after 6:00 on Friday. My contest is closed. I will be choosing a winner very soon and will let the winner know. I will also announce it here and at Bloggy Giveaways.


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Bloggy Giveaways is holding another fantastic Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. I signed up for a bunch of free giveaways last time (and actually won something) but have never, ever, hosted a giveaway. I guess that makes me a Giveaway Virgin!

Anyway, since I live on Sanibel Island, a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Florida, 8 months out of the year, I decided that I would give away some Sanibel Souvenirs. I am offering a gorgeous little silver bracelet which has dolphins on it. But, before you don that bracelet, you will have the opportunity to bathe with the most sumptuous soap you will ever hope to use. It is called Sunrise Sunset (both of which are fantastic on Sanibel) and is made by Primal Elements. The fragrance is a combination "citrus and a floral finale". And boy does it smell good. I use this soap myself (well not this particular bar! You get a brand new unused one.) and I LOVE it! And while you are bathing, you might just want to put an assortment of shells that I have picked up on the beaches here around your bathtub. Did you know that Sanibel is the third best place in the world to hunt for shells?


OK, now down to the nitty gritty. I am paying for shipping, and I will ship anywhere in the US or Canada. Sorry, you guys overseas, but it's a bit too expensive. Also you do not need to have a blog in order to enter, but you do need to provide an email address. If you are the winner, I will need your name and mailing address so I can mail the prize to you so I need your email so I can contact you. Understand? So, leave me a comment. If you have ever been to Sanibel, let me know that too. If you haven't been to Sanibel that's ok too. And don't forget your email address or URL or some way to contact you. And please, only leave one comment per person. Let's make it fair so that everyone has a chance, okey dokey?

OK, here is how this is going to work. On Friday, April 25th at approximately 6:00 PM, I will put a slip of paper in a hat--or bowl--or bucket--or whatever-- between 1 and however many of you have left me comments. Does that make sense? I will then have Mr. Snowbird draw a number. Then I will count down the posts to that number and that lucky person will be the winner. I will then email you and also post the lucky winner here. But check back at Bloggy Giveaway Carnival too, if you want. I will post it there as well.

And, I know that you are in a hurry right now to get back to Bloggy Giveaways to sign up for more goodies. I can't blame you. I'm probably doing the same. But, do stop back here sometime soon and check out my blog. I am a retired Special Ed teacher who now spends most of her time on Sanibel Island, Florida volunteering for a Wildlife hospital rescuing and rehabbing wildlife. As you read this, if I'm not signing up for Giveaways, I am probably at CROW feeding baby birds. I've even been known to dumpster dive for injured Raccoons!! I am also the proud grandma of 5 wonderful grandkids and brag about them often!! OK, enough about me. Back to Bloggy Giveaways.

71 comments:

kim said...

Hey Snowbird! Love the site. Lots of great information and pictures. I've been to Sanibel several times - It's my favorite place in the world!

busybee2@comcast.net

Kimberly said...

I live in NY so I couldn't be any further from your beautiful town. It takes us over an hour and a half to get to a decent beach and there are never any nice sea shells (lots of garbage though...gross!!!!!!). Now I'm totally jealous! I want to live in Sanibel!!!!!

Thank you for your generous offer. I'm weary of SPAM and leaving an e-mail but I'll leave my URL and you can reach me that way should I be the lucky winner.

Thanks and enjoy your beautiful beaches!!!

Kristen M. said...

I've never been to Sanibel but I'm a sucker for sea shells.

Karin said...

No... I have never been to Sanibel Island. I have never even been to Iowa! .....(I'm in Minnesota.) Really nice giveaway. Thank you for having it!

M.A. said...

I've never been to Sanibel...but it sounds great!! :)

michelle said...

It sounds like heaven on earth, coming from someone who grew up land-locked on the prairies of Saskatchewan. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Lesha said...

Very nice!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Snowbird. What a lovely prize you are offering. Thanks for the chance.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, I am in love with the dolphin bracelet. I love Dolphins and sea shells, ok I just love all things beach. Thanks so much

Lilacspecs said...

Hi. I've never been to Sanibel but my mom teaches special education. I have a mailing address in the States although I currently live in Belgium, so I hope that works too. My e-mail is koriekleinatgmaildotcom.

flmom said...

In all the years we've lived in Florida, we've never made it over (and down) to Sanibel! What a neat giveaway - thanks!

tami said...

no matter what you are giving away i am entering! i lived in ft myers for 43 yrs and 6 months ago moved to texas- not my choice tho. i am soooo homesick! seeing your blog made feel "at home"

the4moyers said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering! The soap sounds yummy and the bracelet is pretty!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

crittyjoy said...

I have always wanted to visit Sanibel! It is on my places to go on vacation list :o)

Smellyann said...

What a great prize. I'd love to win - thanks! (I used to live in FL but I don't believe I've ever been to S.I.)

nor_lou said...

cool shells

charmed said...

I've never been to Sanibel, but would love to pretend while taking a quiet time bath if I won!

NicoleZD said...

Oh, I adore that bracelet -- and I don't even wear a lot of jewelry!

I've got a big sand dollar in my bathroom; I think some shells would add to the "beach" theme :-)


fiordpiner [at] yahoo [dot] com

danandmarsh said...

No, I have never even been to Florida, maybe some day though, who knows! These sound like nice gifts, I especially wanna try out that soap you mention!!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great giveaway! I've never been to Sanibel...

Qtpies7 said...

The shells are gorgeous! I want to go there and hunt for shells!
Super giveaway!

mom said...

Our family visited Sanibel Island five years ago and unfortunately it was when you were dealing with the red tide. But we still had a wonderful time as it's such a beautiful place and did the walking tour of the wildlife refuge area :-)

Yes, I love your giveaway package so please enter me!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Anonymous said...

I've never been there but it sounds like a great place! Great giveaway! monk5@charter.net

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Wow, Ive never visited but Ive heard its great!

I am hosting my own bloggy carnival over at Seven Dogs right now!! Connor's First Birthday Blog Bash is featuring over $530 in prizes. Come check it out!!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

abrianna said...

I've never been to Sanibel Island, but would love this giveaway as I sure do miss the beach now that I'm landlocked.

Kathy said...

Oh, how wonderful that I have happened upon your blog. My family absolutely loves Sanibel. We stay at the Hurricane House on West Gulf Drive when we visit. My 5 year old keeps asking, "When are we going to Sanibel?"
You have twin grandchildren? I have twin sons age 2, very challenging. I'd love to win your giveaway, I'll be back to visit your blog after I enter some more, ok?
bigfamily8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

BrineS said...

Lovely shells! Great for decor!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

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gpc said...

Wow, you have really hit the big time now! What a fun thing to do! I love Sanibel, it's not only my favorite place to be (aside from grandchildren) it's also the refuge in my mind when things are tough - I try to hear the surf and see the beach to calm myself down!

Ginny said...

I love the beach & the beaches in Michigan aren't that great (not complaining though, glad to have them), so I'd love to win your prize :)

Dawn said...

I've never been, but my mother in law raves about Sanibel. I'd love to win!
threeofakindblog at gmail

Ali said...

Have never been to Sanibel, but who doesn't love the beach?!

samsakara said...

I never heard of Sanibel before. I have been to Florida before but that was only to see Disneyworld.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Krista said...

what a fun giveaway! I love smelly soaps! And I collect seashells, my mom brought me a huge conch from the Bahamas a few years back!

Krista said...

oops, here's my email!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Katie said...

What a great giveaway. I have never been to Sanibel so would love to experience it. katie_mmartin (at)yahoo [dot] com

CanCan said...

I've never been to Sanibel either, but those shells and that bracelet are beautiful!
I never find shells like that when I go to the beach!

jessleigh said...

I have never visited Sanibel, but I would LOVE to go one day! The shells you found are so beautiful! I love the bracelet!

Keryn said...

I've never been to Sanibel, but I love barrier islands--they are so amazing. And I love seashells, so there you go. My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win.

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I have never been there, but love Florida. Thank you for much for the giveaway. I would love to win this! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

maggie said...

I love your giveaway. I live on an island on the east coast of Canada and I love anything that relates to the sea. As you can imagine it's not very warm on our beaches yet.
I, too am a retired teacher. I've never been to Florida but a friend and I are going in June.

mhamen at hotmail dot com

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I've never been to Sanibel, but if that's where I can get beautiful shells, then that's where I want to go. Nice giveaway.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

I've only ever been to Destin and was disapointed in the lack of shells...I would love to win your prize as I fell in love with the dolphins!

Thanks for your Bloggy generosity! ☺

Tara said...

I've never been to Sanibel...but I'd sure like to be there right now instead of watching it SNOW outside my living room window!

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! And what pretty shells! KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Tammy said...

umm....we never make it farther than that money soaker in Orlando...hee hee, sounds like we need to broaden our horizons! Thanks for the chance.

Wendy said...

I've never been to Sanibel, but I'd love to go sometime. I grew up in Kansas, so being anywhere near the ocean (I'm in SC now) is a huge treat for me. I love the beach!
Have fun with all the giveaways, and thanks for the chance to win!

chanelireli said...

I haven't even heard of Sanibel bought it sounds gorgeous!

bamabelle said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have never been to Sanibel, but my hubby was actually talking about going this summer. Thanks so much! :)

zarache@aol.com

Suzie G. said...

I've been having a lot of fun with the bloggy giveaways. I'll be back to check you out again later.

ktjrdn said...

sounds great. thanks

Anonymous said...

I've never been there either...but this AKan wouldn't mind escaping the snow for a while! ;-)

Thanks for offering these!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Telima said...

Those look so fun! My email address is in my Blogger profile, just in case I win!

Jon & Sarah said...

I have never been to Sanibel. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

The ROOST said...

I have never been to Sanibel but it is on my list of places to visit! Thanks for including me in your giveaway!

Amy said...

We don't get a summer vacation this year, so it would be really nice to have a small taste of the tropics! Thanks!!

Adria said...

I've never been to - or heard of! - Sanibel. But THANK YOU for reminding me of Primal Elements soap. I bought some years ago & I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it.

Adria
gibmom at gmail dot com

Miss Heidi said...

I have never been to Sanibel. But I'd love to go everywhere in the world just once. Entering this giveaway is a pretty good start! Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Teri said...

I have visited Sanibel on several occasions. A great friend of mine lives on the Island, and invites me down from time to time. My home is beach themed, I live on the beach on the SC coast. Due to an illness, I won't be able to add to my wonderful collection of Sanibel shells this year. Your give a way would sure make me feel better! (smile) thank you for shareing!

Michelle B. said...

Sounds great. I have never been to FLorida

Megret said...

Oh, wow, you rescue wildlife? I would love to do that!

Thanks for the creative giveaway!! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Terri said...

I have never been to Sanibel but I've heard that it is very nice there.

Jeanette J said...

I haven't been to Sanibel either but it sounds great. I'd like to enter please

paula h said...

I've never been to Sanibel:( Sounds like I'm missing out.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Peculiar said...

I've never been to Sanibel Island. Hey, I've never even been to Florida, but I sure would like to. You've made me want to get there sooner than later. I would love to don that beautiful bracelet this spring and summer and bathe in that soap. I love handcrafted soaps. I used to make them. Enter me in the giveaway!! I can be reached at 4bizkidz@bellsouth.net or http://www.howdowegettherefromhere.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm not much of a traveler, but I'd love to win these products.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

katklaw777 said...

I love sea shells and yours look beautiful! Ihave never been to Florida but lived in NJ on the coast for awhile. Oceans are wonderful! thnx4giveaway katklaw777(at)yahoo(dot)com

lyn21 said...

Sanibel is so beatuiful. Would love to visit someday.

Anastasia said...

I have never been there but these are lovely! Makes me want to visit :D

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

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