Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Because (500) is a Very Big Number (Contest & Giveaway)

Hello everyone! It's that time again - giveaway time!  We noticed recently, that we're dangerously near 500 Google Followers, and while we're a little incredulous that there are 500 people out there who would want to read this blog on a daily basis, thought that we'd celebrate that with a giveaway.  And, along with our normal random-pick giveaway, we're holding a contest too!

*Cue virtual confetti cannons and pink-iced cupcakes for all*

Last week was my dad's birthday, and we kids (my sister and her husband, my brother, and DH and I) chipped in and bought him a new blu-ray DVD player along with a Netflix subscription.  They (my parents) really liked the new DVD player, but seemed...confused and not as interested in the Netflix subscription.  So, my mom called me a few days after we celebrated my dad's birthday and suggested that we 1) cancel and try to get a refund for the subscription or 2) find someone to transfer it to.

Well, turns out 1) Netflix does not issue refunds or credits for anything (grrr, evil!) and 2) all of our friends already have Netflix accounts.  So, what does that mean?  That means that we're going to hold a contest - a movie-related outfit contest, and the winner will receive an 11.5 month Netflix subscription free (a $108 value)!!! Do you guys remember Kathryn's super cute (500) Days of Summer-inspired outfits? No? Here are some to jog your memory:




Get the picture, right?

So, if you'd like a chance to win a (very nearly) year's subscription to Netflix (this is the one DVD at a time, unlimited instant-play subscription), and you live in the United States (sorry, US residents only for this portion), then submit a photo of your movie-inspired outfit, along with the name of the movie and the name of the character whose styling you're riffing on (a screen shot of the actual outfit would be great too, but isn't necessary), to carol.prettythings [at] gmail.com.  Kathryn and I will review all entries, and choose our top ten favorites, which we will post for your votes! The winner of the readers' vote will get the Netflix subscription!

Then, for those of you who can't think of a single movie to be inspired by, you can enter, in the comments, to win this wonderful Oh Hello Friend bow necklace:


(By the way, you can enter both the contest and the giveaway.)

Here are the details:

To be included in the drawing for this giveaway, this is what you have to do:

1) Be a public follower of our blog and leave a comment telling us you want to be included in the drawing.

To get extra entries (up to 3 more!) you can

3) blog about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment with the link, and/or
4) tweet about the giveaway, with an @raphaela235 and/or @kathrynshops, and leave a comment telling us you did and/or
5) "Like" our Facebook page (see the link in the sidebar) to get In Pursuit of Pretty Things blog updates on your Facebook newsfeed

You have until November 27th to enter. The following week, we'll post the 10 finalists for the Movie-Inspired Outfit contest, and allow a few days for readers to submit their votes. Then, we'll announce the winners of the Contest and the drawing on our blog on Dec. 4, 2010, along with directions for the winners to contact us. If for some reason, the winners don't get in touch with us within 48 hours, we'll redraw, and announce a new winner, etc.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions, and good luck to all!

This contest and giveaway have ended. Thanks for your interest!

34 comments:

  1. I'm a follower and would like to be included in the drawing giveaway.

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  2. I am your follower and I'd like to enter this giveaway for the bow necklace
    I am hosting my giveaway too for a chance to win a gorgeous bra from TheLittleBraCompany.com

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  3. Fun giveaway! You guys are so cute. I "like"you on facebook as well as follow you on google.
    Go ahead and throw my name in the pot!

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  4. Wow - you nailed the second Zoe look.

    http://greetingsfromseattlewa.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm a follower & would like to be included in the giveaway.

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  6. I'm a Google follower and I also "Like" you on Facebook! Fun giveaway!!

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  7. What a great contest!! Pity i live in oz :-(
    Oh well, i am looking forward to winning that stunning bow necklace by Oh Hello Friend!

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  8. I am a public follower and would like to join the giveaway :) Fingers crossed!

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  9. I follow you on Google and "Like" you on Facebook and would love to enter the giveaway. That necklace is amazing!!

    stephanie.train@gmail.com

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  10. I found your blog recently, and immediately bookmarked it! I think the bow necklace is too cute for words, so I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I am a public follower, and liked your fb page as well. =)

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  11. Yay, fun giveaway! I'm a public follower and a like/love you guys on Facebook!

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  12. I am Canadian.

    so, I can only participate in the giveaway. BUT, I'm a (proud) public follower and am going to blog about the giveaway right now!

    Lisa
    www.sweetlaundry.blogspot.com

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  13. First - Congrats on your success of 500 followers! Woot Woot! You ladies have one of the funniest and stylish blogs out there! Second - Oh My Gosh! Kathryn is ADORABLE as Zooey D reincarnated from 500 Days of Summer! I'm a newer follower so I never saw those pics. Love them soooo much!

    I JUST met Danni of Oh Hello Friend yesterday and bought a few necklaces and I would LOVE to be entered in the drawing for this pretty bow one! I'm a Blogger follower!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  14. oh, I love that necklace! Yay, enter me! I follow you guys like WHOAH!


    ashleygettingdressed at gmail dot com

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  15. Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm a public follower. Thanks.

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  16. Oh my gosh those summer outfits are soo adorable. I love Zooey Dechanel
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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  17. That necklace is so cute! I'm a follower and like you guys on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I had subscribed to your blog previously but am now a follower as well. Would love to win that cute necklace!

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  19. I would love to be in the running for that cute necklace, for sure!!! Count me in! I love your blog and am now an official follower! =)
    jensmith001@hotmail.com

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  20. Forgot to say---I "like" your Facebook page too! =)
    jensmith001@Hotmail.com

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  21. I'm both a follower & Liked on fb! love the outfits :)

    jenniferbichy [at] gmail

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  22. I'm a public follower, please include me in the giveaway contest.

    Michelle
    lilavocado@hotmail.com

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  23. I'm a follower! What great giveaways! The necklace is so pretty! Thanks!
    mkt386 at gmail dot com

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  24. I'm a follower, please include me in the giveaway! '500 days of summer' is one of my faves so I'm definitely in love with your pics :)

    nguyen.michelle.n at gmail dot com

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  25. Congrats on almost 500 followers!

    I love the necklace, so pretty! :) I'm a follower!

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  26. Oh my goodness, I have just recently been obsessing over that very necklace (in no small part thanks to both of your lovely bow necklaces!). I do have a picture of myself dressed as Mal complete with suspenders and tall boots and a nerf gun (which Kathryn may appreciate), but somehow I doubt it will be winning any contests. Pretty much every day is a day I wish I were dressed like Zooey Deschanel and/or alter-ego Summer Finn.

    I am a follower via Google reader, though, so I would love to be entered in the contest -- although to be honest, if I don't win I'm pretty sure I'm going to go straight off to etsy and buy it anyway. It's darling!

    Congratulations on 500 followers~

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  27. I would like to be entered in the drawing/giveaway!! I LOVE that bow necklace, especially since I have been looking for one...My email is yatese (at) gmail (dot) com; I am a follower and liked IPOPT on facebook :)

    Emily

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  28. Love bows. I'm a gfc follower. :) Like you on fb as Tee Jay. Blogged here: http://havensinformer.blogspot.com/2010/11/1122-giveaways.html Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/HavensTwit/status/6738536145362944

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  29. Love the necklace! I follow the blog on google reader.

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  30. What a beautiful necklace! I follow both on Friend Connect and Google Reader, and this is one of my daily reads.

    thriftythreadsnyc@gmail.com

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  31. i'm a follower on GFC and would love this beautiful necklace! i'm also a facebook fan.

    thanks!

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  32. This is so cute! I am a happy follower of your blog and would love to be entered in the giveaway. I emailed my submission.

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