Showing posts with label Contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contest. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Win it: Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Cookbook & Martha Stewart's Cookies Cookbook

Hi friends! I must have gotten bitten by a "giveaway bug" or something because now I just want to give everyone a prize! But c'mon, you knew I could not resist giving away this one and you had to see it coming a mile away. And just for fun because I know I have been a bit neglectful in my postings for my lovely readers, I am going to make it really fun for all of you to have a chance to win.

Here is how we are going to do this. I am still doing the Sephora Sun Safety Kit Giveaway which ends on Friday, June 5th. So keep entering for your chance to win that because I want you all to have a healthy and sunburn free summer! I would be remiss if I did not send out a big, fluffy buttercream icing on top, sprinkle covered thank you to All Things Cupcake for posting my giveaway on their site. Thanks for sharing your time and little corner of webspace for me! I am certain someone came down and sprinkled fairy dust all over you ladies!! xoxo

Ok! On to our contest! Now that Martha's cupcake cookbook has FINALLY published and cupcake lovers all over the world have let out a collective sigh of relief as our flour covered fingers eagerly flip through each photograph and recipe on the glossy pages of this higly anticipated cookbook, (and the choir of angels come in here) we can all rejoice and plan our sleepovers, paint our toe nails, braid each others hair and bake all weekend long with this cookbook! Perhaps I am getting carried away!

But if you are among the people who have not yet been able to get your hands on the book, here is your chance to win. I am really excited about giving away the Martha Stewart Cupcakes Cookbook because I have 3 to giveaway! I also have as a runner up prize, which is really also a Grand Prize to me, the Martha Stewart Cookies Cookbook to giveaway.

Grand Prize: Martha Stewart Cupcakes Cookbook (3)
Runner Up: Martha Stewart Cookie Cookbook (1)

Here is what you have to do:
I want to know what your favorite cupcakes or cookies are, or both, or maybe a cookie/cupcake combination. Whatever it is, I know I have creative readers. I like to hear what you have to say! Also leave your email address when you leave your coment so I can get in touch with you when you win.

This contest is open to everyone and winners will be chosen on Thursday, June 11th by Good luck friends!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Win a FREE Sephora Sun Safety Kit!

Hi friends! In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month during the month of May, I am giving away 4 Sephora Sun Safety Kits. This year's version has a retail value of $110 ($23 more than last year's kit). The kit includes deluxe samples of 13 different sunscreens for you to try if you decide to buy more for the season from Sephora. The samples are tucked into a golden backpack made from recycled materials.

This set contains:
- 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15
- 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15
- 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
- 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30
- 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
- 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
- 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
- 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
- 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
- 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15
- 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
- 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15
- 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30
100% of the net profit from sales of this product will be donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation. Remember to check your skin thoroughly with the American Cancer Society guidelines here.

All you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address so I can get in touch with you! The winners will be chosen on Friday, June 5th by Good luck friends!


*UPDATE!!! I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the winners, so here they are according to the's integer generator. Thank you to EVERYONE of you who took the time to enter and please know I wish I had 80 kits to give away! I will have other contests going on during the month of June so be sure to check back and sign up for your chance to win other contests! Thanks also for taking care of your skin, my own skin cancer journey has enlightened to me to the dangers of the sun. I hope you will have a safe and healthy summer!
So time to reveal who our first winner is!

It is...

Comment number 28! Vern & Amber Arnold! I am glad you are on board with just how serious skin cancer is! Your Sephora Sun Safety Kit is on its way.

Next we have....

Comment number 75!

Suzanne - I am happy you entered! A Sephora Kit has your name on it and is coming your way!

Up next...

We have number 64!

Veromichelle, you got your wish! Time to start testing out all the fun products. You will love the bag this comes in!

And last, but certainly not least! The final number to come up in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit drawing is....


comment number 48!

Thank you Alexis for entering! I hope you will enjoy all the goodies coming for you!

To those who won the Sephora Sun Safety Kits, please email me your name and mailing address at the[dot]cupcakery[at]yahoo[dot]com. To those who did not win this time, please know I read every entry and if I did not say it enough yet, thank you for making me feel special. You do not know how much I look forward to hearing from you and knowing you are reading what I have to say. These giveaways are a fun way to reward you for being there for me! xoxo


Thursday, January 15, 2009

CONTEST: 5 Blogoversary Winners!!

Hi friends! Due to an unfortunate circumstance of lost luggage with Egypt Air on my return trip from the Middle East last week, the winners for my Blogoversary CONTEST were delayed. Fortunately, I had the foresight to mail a good portion of the spices to myself. It turns out since there were only 5 cupcakes to enter, each one of you will now have an extra special cupcake fun spice prize pack coming your way! These are the 5 cupcakes to enter and my responses! Thanks for playing!

Spogden: Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are so comforting and what a burst of flavor! Cloves have such a distinct scent, combined with oranges is terrific too. I hope you get to Venice, Italy and Paris, France both cities are chocolate decadence destinations along with so much delicious food.

Jingle: Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is a classic! Great choice. You will be interested to know nutmeg is not a spice which is at all common in Saudi Arabia. I had difficulty finding it in the spice souq! South Africa is home to one of my favorite wines "Robertson Wine."

Jen: You chose two very different flavors! I would like to try lemon/blueberry/basil! Europe is wonderful... maybe this will be the year you get to see a European country! If you cannot get there through travel, the best way to get there is travel through cooking!

Karen: I love dark chocolate and what a great flavor combination with Mocha! Yum! Nutmeg seems to be the popular spice choice. I like nutmeg on pasta too. Italy, Japan and France are such lovely destinations with so much to offer. I have never been to Armenia, what a great selection! I have, however, had food from Moldova which was quite good.

Lisa Smiley: Salted caramel cupcakes! How savory! Coriander is a great choice. I like the way the scent lingers. Austria is a really beautiful country. Not only does Austria have gorgeous snow capped mountains but the wonderful treasure city of Salzburg, which I have eaten my way through, many, many times! :-) I hope you can get there.

Please email me your contact information the[dot]cupcakery[at]yahoo[dot]com and I will get the prize packs out to you! Thank you again for entering and I am sorry for my tardiness. I do, however, think you will love, love, love what I am sending your way.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CONTEST: 1 year Blogoversary for The Cupcakery & Gift from the Riyadh Spice Souq

*UPDATE: Due to lost luggage on my return trip; new spices are coming from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia!

Hi friends! Thank you for your loyal support over the past year. I have really enjoyed coming up with new flavor combinations and trying out different recipes. Most especially I look forward to hearing from you and now I get to give you something back!

(Fresh spices in the Spice Souq, Aswan, Egypt)
I am enjoying my trip immensely and I would like to share my Middle Eastern travels with you. I will be headed to the Spice Souq where cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron and a myriad of fresh spices are plentiful. I am going to send 3 lucky readers who leave me a comment in my comments section. The winner will be chosen randomly through and will win a goody box of spices selected from the Riaydh Spice Souq. This special prize is something I hope you will enjoy, so enter my Blogoversary Contest!
Leave me a comment or send me an email to:

1) Tell me your favorite flavor cupcake and frosting combination.

2) Tell me what your favorite spice is.

3) Tell me where you dream of traveling.

The deadline is midnight on Friday, January 2, 2009. Make sure I have an email address to contact you. Good luck and Happy New Year!