Edited to add:
Two things – Rafflecopter does not like something in my blog, so it’s simply not working consistently, causing stress (for me and you) and we can’t have that. No-siree. So I’ve moved Rafflecopter over to my Facebook Page, where it should work like a charm. And make your life easier. I’ve also extended the deadline by almost a week, since some of you have been so diligent in trying to get Rafflecopter to work and haven’t had a chance to get your entries in. That way everyone has a fighting chance.
Secondly, I had a Blonde Moment on one of the wines offered up for giveaway – I haven’t made the Acai Raspberry yet, but it’s coming – what I had actually made is “Exotic Fruit White Zinfandel” – which is awesome if I do say so myself. So just in case you think you might be going crazy because the label picture and description is different than what you remembered, that’s why. However, in case some of you were really looking forward to the awesomeness forthcoming in the Acai Raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon, have no fear because the winner will get a special delivery of a bottle of that when it’s finished, too – it won’t be done by the time this giveaway ends, so it’ll be a future separate shipment when the time comes.
Back to our previously regularly scheduled program…
Blogoversary, Blogiversary – whichever way you spell it (is there actually a ‘correct’ way to spell that?) today is the day. Yes, I’m late posting, but Lee has been relentless with the deluge of rain (and has decided our basement was the perfect place to create a wading pool, thereby knocking out our hot water heater which we won’t be able to relight the pilot until it dries out. Which doesn’t look like any time soon.) So I’m a bit behind on getting my act together to continue on with the tradition of making my party all about you.
I can’t believe it’s been three years and over 1000 posts since I started this blog. It’s survived through a name change (for those of you just tuning in, it used to be ‘Stacy’s Random Thoughts’ – hence the name of my Facebook fan page that I can’t change unless I delete it and start all over, but that involves too much work, and why my Twitter ID is @RandomCoolChick – which I won’t change because I like it) and through a headache-inducing and head-banging switch from Blogger to WordPress, but it’s survived.
I plan to keep the life flowing for many years to come, because you are its life-source. Time sure does fly by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? Holding a special giveaway each year to celebrate my Blogiversary is becoming a tradition – and a nice way to say a sincere thanks to all of you for continuing to read my blog even when I phone it in sometimes.
I know what you’re thinking – get on with it already! So let’s do that, shall we? This year I’m keeping it (mostly) shrouded in mystery – with two different Mystery Baskets:
OK, well that’s not the basket you’ll be getting, since it was a basket I did for a Christmas order several years ago, but I wanted to show you something pretty to pique your interest. It did pique your interest, right??
Once again this is a two-fer, one for my Wino-Friends and one for my Non-Wino Friends. That way those that can’t or won’t drink wine won’t be left out. For my Wino Friends, the gift basket will include (but is not limited to):
Princess Nagger Piña Colada Víno: An offbeat approach to a traditional, tropical favorite. Pearly white color, luscious coconut aroma and a clean hint of pineapple will have you instantly relaxing and daydreaming of paradise.
Princess Nagger Exotic Fruit White Zinfun is a fantastic pairing of the natural berry and plum flavors of White Zinfandel with a host of luscious fruits including blackberry, strawberry, passion fruit and blackcurrant. This clever combination unleashes full fruit intensity with a wonderfully balanced, slightly tangy finish.
Included in the basket is where the mystery begins, you’ll just have to win and see. Once I have my hot water back and can do my thorough sanitizing and actually bottle the above wine, I’ll probably edit this post to update it with the pictures of the actual bottles of wine. Until then, you’ll just have to close your eyes and use your imagination.
And for my Non-Wino Friends – have no fear, your Mystery Basket will be just as cool, sans the wine portion. There are TWO Mystery Baskets up for grabs, so there will be TWO winners. It’s a tradition!
And to my awesome Canadian Friends? You are SO allowed to win one (or both) of these prizes – I can’t leave you out, because you’ve all been so good to me, too! I’ll just have to figure out how to get the wine across the border to my friendly Canadian Winos.
OK, here are the ‘official rules’:
(must be completed before any extra entries are valid) Leave a comment designating “Wino” or “Non-Wino” so I know which gift basket to add your name to which drawing.
If your email address is not visible in your profile, you must include it in your comments (or send it to me in an email if you don’t want to publicly display it).
Really jonesin’ to be a winner? Well, guess what? You have extra chances to win!
And I’m going to make it easy for you:
Well, I thought I was going to make it easy for you, but Rafflecopter is just being persnickety. I moved it to my Facebook Page where it should hopefully be less persnickety. Pay no attention to the name of my page (Stacy’s Random Thoughts) or do, because that’s what I started my blog as before changing to Stacy Uncorked. Click HERE to go to Rafflecopter.
Thank you for reading my blog, and for all your funny, witty, and helpful comments! Know that each and every one of you are appreciated!
If you prefer to enter the ‘Old Fashioned Way’ in the comment section, feel free to do so – I’ll figure out how to combine them all so you have a fighting chance to win!
Extra entry options: (these are optional – increase your chance to win!)
- Follow Me publicly on Google Friend Connect – 1 entry
- Subscribe by email (must activate) or add to your Google Reader – 2 entries – leave 2 comments
- Become my facebook friend – 1 entry (leave username)
- Follow my Networked Blog on Facebook – 1 entry
- “Like” Stacy’s Random Thoughts (yeah, I can’t seem to change it to Stacy Uncorked) on Facebook – 1 entry (leave username)
- Follow me on twitter – @RandomCoolChick and tweet the giveaway – 1 entry (may be done once daily-leave direct url to tweet)
Enter to win a Wino/Non-Wino Mystery Gift Basket at Stacy Uncorked #giveaway http://stacysrandomthoughts.com/?p=14049
- Add my blog url to your text blog roll – 2 entries (leave link and 2 comments for each one that you did)
- Add my button to your blog – 2 entries (leave link and 2 comments for each one that you did)
- Blog about the giveaway – 3 entries (leave link and 3 comments)
- Follow me in Pinterest – 1 entry
- Follow me on Google+ – 1 entry
- Join my Blog Frog Community – 3 entries (leave link and 3 comments)
You have until Midnight EDT on October 2, 2011 to enter. 2 lucky winners will be randomly selected. I will email the winners who will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or new winners will be chosen. Open to U.S. and Canada. Good luck!
Disclaimer: All items contained within each of the gift baskets were personally purchased or made by me. None of the items are promotional items or supplied by the manufacturer of said items.