Happy Birthday to ME, Giveaway for YOU – Wino and Non-Wino, Let’s Celebrate!

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on December 9, 2012 · 40 comments

in Birthday,Giveaway,Happy Birthday to ME

Looky here.  I made it to another birthday.  Impressive, no?  I love the fact that I’ve been able to celebrate with y’all for the past 4 years – you’ve made it extra special. 

Who doesn’t love baby pictures?  Yep, that’s me not that many years ago as a newborn with my big sister grinning from ear-to-ear at all the mischief she’d be able to enlist me in as we grew up. She still enlists me in mischief every chance she gets.

Let’s start things off with a hilarious video I found when perusing YouTube to find an appropriate birthday song video (you know how I like to be ecelctic with my choices) this one is a one-minute birthday party song:

I have a birthday challenge for you – I dare you to make a video of yourself doing those dance moves and send them to me as my birthday present.  If I get 50 of them sent to me, I’ll make one too.  I think I’m safe, though.  Heh.

My birthday wouldn’t be complete unless we had some fun… so I decided it was time for another one of my infamous Wine / Non-Wino Giveaways since celebrating birthdays with wine and gifts with friends is always a good way to celebrate.  Right?  Once again this will be a two-fer – one for my Wino Friends and one for my Non-Wino Friends.  That way everyone can celebrate. 

I’m also including all my internationals buds – you’ll unfortunately only qualify for the non-wino portion of our program, though, because it’s way cheaper (and less of a headache) to send an Amazon Gift Code by way of the handy dandy method we refer to as email.  But at least you’re still included – it wouldn’t be a complete celebration without my international friends, right?

Without further ado, let’s get on with what you’ll win.  Behind Door Number One (also known as the Wino Door) we find that I was a slacker and didn’t take pictures…  Yet.  So here’s a picture of a gift basket I put together in the past as a not-so-accurate example:

The lucky Wino Winner will receive a bottle of my newest creation, Princess Nagger Private Reserve Chocolate Orange Port.  I’m doing it’s final racking and degassing this afternoon, so it will be ready to bottle right about the time this giveaway comes to a close.  Perfect timing.

It’s described thusly:

Princess Nagger Chocolate Orange Port wine is an intricate mélange of flavors that tempt the nose and reward the palate. Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set against a frame of citrus and vanilla notes. The palate is endowed with a full- bodied experience and medium-sweet finish.

Food Pairings: Pair it with chocolate or rich desserts, or have it as dessert itself.

Cheese Pairings: Blue, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton

Once I get the labels designed, I’ll post a pic of that.  Stay tuned.

In addition, you will also receive two of these cute little Port Sippers:

You remember I posted about those – and about how Princess Nagger thought they look like headless dinosaurs or headless cats.  Either way, a port sipper will give you the best experience of sipping the delectable port wine.  I promise.

But that’s not all…  You will also receive a bottle of Princess Nagger Private Reserve Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – a Gold Medal Winner in the 2012 International Winemaker’s Competition.  Oh yeah.

A Gold Medal Winner in the 2012 International Winemaker’s Competition, 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.  Serve well chilled.  11% Alcohol By Volume.  Contains Sulfites.

And, you’ll be getting a pair of stemless wine glasses.   Say What?  That’s what she said.  So let’s review, 2 bottles of wine, 2 port sippers and 2 stemless wine glasses in a pretty (and cool) gift basket.  But I’m not done yet.  Oh no. 

There will also be delectable chocolate tucked into the basket, too – all different kinds, all different varieties (as yet to be determined).  It will be a wine and chocolate themed basket for the most part, and I will be coordinating with the winner for their preferences to customize it effectively.

And now, on to Door Number Two (also known as the Non-Wino Door).  The Lucky winner will receive a Non-Wino Gift Basket filled with delectable goodies that don’t involve wine, but will be customized to the final winner’s preferences. 

If you’re a chocolate lover, it’ll be chocolate themed.  Or if you’re a coffee lover, coffee themed.  Or a tea drinker, tea themed.  Prefer a Family Movie Night Theme?  I’ve got you covered.  Trust me, it’ll be just as good as the Wino basket but without wine.  And if you have no preference as to a theme, I have some brewing in my head.  And they’re good.  Trust me. 

Any of you Non-Wino’s and all my international friends can choose to receive a $30 Amazon Gift Card (sent electronically) in lieu of a gift basket.  You’re welcome to choose that over the gift basket, but I’ll leave that decision up to you.  If you are outside the U.S., you will receive a $30 Amazon Gift Code sent electronically – sorry, you won’t be able to choose either gift basket because it’s a pain in the you-know-what to ship through customs.

OK, here are the ‘official rules’:

Required Entry:

(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 hat (or basket. Whatever.)

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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thank you for reading my blog, and for all your funny, witty, and helpful comments – and thank you for your regular visits even when I’m a slacker (like I’ve been the past few weeks).  Know that each and every one of you are appreciated.







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.

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1 Mike Golch December 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Stacy,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪
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2 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 12:42 am

Thank you, Mike! :)

3 Noelle ( December 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

I want to say Wino, really, but I guess I will go with no Whino :-)

Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one!
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4 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

If you change your mind to wino let me know – the wine will keep until after your little bundle of joy is born in February… ;)

5 AndreaH December 9, 2012 at 12:42 am


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6 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

Good luck, Andrea! :)

7 Lisa Sarmiento December 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

Wino…and happy birthday! :)

8 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 1:07 am

Thank you, Lisa! And good luck! ;)

9 Jessica December 9, 2012 at 1:19 am

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it’s fantastic! Non-Wino here.

10 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 1:25 am

Thank you, Jessica – and good luck! :)

11 Shandi Naugle December 9, 2012 at 1:24 am

Please put me in the Non-wino hat:)

12 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) December 9, 2012 at 1:26 am

Consider it done, Shandi! Good Luck! :)

13 Paula Lee December 9, 2012 at 1:32 am

Wino please ;) Only in special ocassions of course…

14 Naila Moon December 9, 2012 at 1:33 am

Happy Birthday!
I suppose I will be the Wino! lol
I am dying to try out your wine!
~Naila Moon
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15 SueAnn December 9, 2012 at 4:13 am

Happy Birthday sweetie..congrats on another year!!! Me? I am definitely a wino!! Ha!! Sounds so delish!! Here is my email just in case. slommler@gmail.com
Hugging you and throwing confetti!!!

16 debbie December 9, 2012 at 6:40 am

Happy Birthday.
I would like the wino.

17 Lynn December 9, 2012 at 9:12 am

Oh I wish you the happiest of Birthday’s! I love the family pic..What a cute baby. I’m a wino. Such a sweet way to celebrate your birthday!
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18 VandyJ December 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great one!
Now on to the giveaway. Wino for me. The wines sound wonderful and I’d love to try some of your wines.
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19 Janet F December 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

Non – Wino!

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20 becca December 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

Happy Birthday Girl hope you have a fab day. as for the giveaway if I don’t sound to greedy I can enjoy either one so throw me in or if it has to be one or the other tell PN to pick one for me .
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21 andrea December 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

Happy birthday to you…cha cha cha! As long as I end up in one basket, I am fine with either! :)
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22 Debby Pucci December 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Happy Birthday and I do love that video! Wino here…..
Your so sweet to do a giveaway and congratulations on the award for your Exotic Fruit White ZinFun!
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23 Nicole Pyles December 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Wino!!! And happy birthday!!
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24 Xmasdolly December 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Unfortunately, I have to ask for unvino :( Medication etc. need I say more. If I win this is definitely a present to me. woo hoo. I love all the goodies too choose from too.
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25 nannypanpan December 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

basket whatever…happy birthday!

26 Amusing Miss December 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

Happy Birthday!!! Definitely Wino. Wine and chocolate, the perfect gift basket.
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27 Danielle Royalegacy December 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm


I would like to be put into the wino’s hat
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28 Kelly Raudenbush December 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Nonwino – what a fun giveaway. (and happy day, girl!)

29 Nichole December 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Happy Birthday! I definitely think you are safe when it comes to that video, haha.

Put me in the non-wino hat. :) Thanks!
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30 Jeanine December 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Wino! Please put me in the “wino” hat. Thanks and happy Birthday!
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31 Gina B December 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Definitely wino!! Happy birthday (for some reason I couldn’t load this yesterday…hope it was a great one!)

32 Chris ( December 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Happy birthday!

I’m a “wino” all the way… cheers!

33 Susan December 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I would love either one! please :)

34 steph {confessions of a stay-at-home mom} December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Gah! How does one choose! Can I say either? Or does this disqualify me? I’ll say Wino. But I’d happily take the non-wino as well :-D

35 Brittany December 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Happy Birthday!
Throw my name in the non-wino hat please.

36 Christina A December 14, 2012 at 10:17 am
37 Randi K December 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Either works for me :)

38 Kelly D December 16, 2012 at 7:54 am


39 Terra Heck December 18, 2012 at 12:40 am

I’d honestly be okay with either but my first choice is the Non-Wino list. Thanks and happy birthday!

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