Friday, February 6, 2009

Who Likes Free Stuff?

Editors Note: Comment=Free Homemade Gifts from Moi! No Gimmacks.

I know I sure do. I'm one of those bastards that loiters around the Costco stands while they cut up the thin crust pizza as if I really am interested in the giant econo jar of Pesto sauce just to avoid feeling like a barn animal waiting for it's next feeding. If a drink is bought for me and it's gross, I'll drink it anyways and convince myself it tastes better because it's free and by default free stuff tastes better. I have a plethora of free samples of random things in my house; shampoo, conditioners, hotel lamps, all free!

But really this isn't about me liking free things. This is all about you!

The lovely Little Erin at There and Back Again has a shindig of a little contest called the Pay it Forward Contest going on and I'm going to play along. Direct from her site are the rules:

Remember, if you want to enter this contest, you are going to also have to comment, and for another chance to win post your own "pay it forward" contest and create something handmade for the three winners! I'm not good with using the random pick a winner things, so I shall go with the tried and true names in a hat method of finding three winners. I'm going to let this "pay it forward" contest last until This Next Friday, the 13th!

The Rules are quite simple:

1.Leave a comment on this post, where the first word in the comment is "Yes". By saying "Yes" as the first word, you signify you want to participate in this give away

2. Winners must post this challenge on their blog, meaning that they then must Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who say "Yes" in a comment on THEIR future post.

3. The gift that you send to your three friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the spirit and the thought that count!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, and link back to the person you recieved your gift from!
don't forget to actually say YES!

Now here's the clincher, part of me being superblyawesomefantastic I'm going to make it even easier on you guys. And you thought that Christmas was in December. Anyone who comments is going to have a chance to win, but people who pay it forward as well get a second entry. And you best believe I'll be checking.

Now of course this is a gamble, just because as you see the name implies this is something homemade from me. I'm not known for my crafty skills so this could be a finger painting, a stick person Christmas card, half a knit scarf with a note spewing hatred of stitch, stitch, hook or a gift card to get Quizno's finest.But nmore than likely it'll be something that I spend my time making for your enjoyment. It's luck of the draw but I assure you an 89% guarantee, you will not be disappointed.

Good luck and happy commenting!
Editors Note: Comment=Free Homemade Gifts from Moi! No Gimmacks.


Arjewtino said...

Paying it forward violates my personal "me first" edict.

Sarah K said...

I would gladly have a fingerpainting framed and placed upon my wall with all the artworks there. And you know this to be true. So. if I say Yes at the beginning of this note I then have to post my own such contest? Cause I think there are only three people that even comment on my blog. And I haven't updated it since um... November? I think. I could do this as my new start to blogging, though. I already know what I'd want to make as prizes.

Leanne said...

BeWaRe MEgS! Glitter Is The Herpes Of The Craft World!!!

Mike said...

Man, I thought I had bad handwriting but the guy above me takes the cake!

I suck at making things. I'd have some of jinx's hair to give away though!

Bruce said...

This sounds like too much work....and I already have sooo many projects.

Tell ya what, I will check back in24 hours and if no to suckers....ah, I mean contestants say 'yes', I'll think about signing up.

Racquel Valencia said...

Yes. I want to share the love. And the macaroni necklaces.

Just kidding about the macaroni thing. I have no idea what I'm going to give away, but it will be sweet.

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