Friday, October 15, 2010

Giveaway: 1-800-Flowers.com

I wrote recently about the fact that 1-800-Flowers.com has a new campaign out there to Deliver Birthday Smiles.

To support this campaign, the have three new bouquets, the Bucket of Birthday Wishes, Cupcake in Bloom, and Birthday Flower Cake (my personal favorite).




Lucky me, 1-800-Flowers.com sent me (or rather, Mister Man) the birthday cake bouquet for his birthday this week. It arrived in a bakery box, which was such a neat touch, and he was absolutely thrilled to open it and see what he had received. The flowers were adorable - although it would have been nice if they offered either a gender neutral option or one with "boy" colors. Fortunately, Mister Man isn't picky yet at this stage in his life.


While the one we received wasn't quite as professionally put together as the one in the stock photo (and quality varies by the local florist who designs it), it was nice. Mister Man was thrilled.

The flowers weren't quite as sturdy as I would have liked - but that's also what happens when you have white flowers. I remember now why I don't buy white flowers too often anymore; they simply brown and bruise too easily. Had I not been comparing the two photographs directly, I wouldn't have an issue with the way the bouquet was put together at all.

I do wish that there were a way to add to or change the water in the bouquet. If there is, I have yet to figure it out - and old stale water means flowers that don't last as long. It's been four days, and the bouquet is definitely showing its age right now, but it has served its purpose, and it really is such a neat concept. I love having flowers that are beyond the traditional bouquet and are more "fun" looking. The unique and surprising arrangements are definitely the ones that delight the most - at least in my household.

Check out their Facebook or Twitter pages for information on what's happening by you. After all, it seems like everyone I know has a birthday in October; don't you know someone who needs a bouquet like this?

You can win a $40 gift card to 1-800-Flowers.com, which is enough to purchase one of these bouquets. The Bucket of Birthday Wishes is $39.99-$49.99, the Birthday Flower Cake is $39.99, and the Cupcake in Bloom is $24.99. Or you can use that gift card to choose something for another occasion, whatever you like.

So what do you have to do?

First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Friday October 29 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: For what occasions do you send flowers?

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a birthday cake flower arrangement for review purposes. I did not receive any compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.

73 comments:

  1. I've sent my sister flowers 'just because' before, and it's always been wonderful! I only see her once or twice a year, as she lives about 8 hours away in a group home near my parents. She likes getting something special just for her!

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  2. I love to send flowers for my Mom's B-day because she loves that more than anything else.

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  3. I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/27520043380
    thanks!

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  4. I send flowers for birthdays, and for holidays like Sweetest Day :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  5. Publicly following Honest & Truly Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  6. Publicly following Honest & Truly! with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  7. I like to send flowers to my mom on her birthday!

    Thanks!
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  8. Google Friend Connect Follower of THIS blog! {mom2anutball}

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  9. Google Friend Connect Follower of Honest and Truly! {mom2anutball}

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  10. I love sending flowers to my former housekeeper when I can afford them. I also have a Mister Man who enjoys flowers. My email address is brendbpeterson@gmail.com

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  11. I live out of state from my mom/sis/family so I will send them flowers-for birthdays etc
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    thanks for the giveaway

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  12. follow this blog as jelaws5
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  13. follow your other blog as jelaws5
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  14. flowers are usually sent for valentine's day or a special birthday.

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  15. follow this blog with gfc

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  16. I send flowers for birthdays, mother's day, graduations or special days as a congratulations.

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  17. joycetherockstar@gmail.com

    I send flowers for recitals/performances/graduation.

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  18. 1st.

    I would definitely use this to send flowers to Patrick's grandma. She's in a nursing home and has very little space. A bouquet like this would make a splash in the home and make her a mini-celebrity.

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  19. Follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

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  20. I usually send flowers for birthdays and mother's day!

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  21. I follow your other blog too on GFC!

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  22. i like to send flowers for birthdays and to give my mom a special surprise by saying I lover you and thank her for helping me so much

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  23. follow this blog publicly on GFC

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  24. following your “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

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  25. i follow you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bani127/status/27855891407

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  26. All my family lives out of state, I love sending flowers to let them know I'm thinking of them.

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  27. Sadly I don't send flowers to others very often. Sometimes I'll buy flowers for myself from the farmer's market. This giftcard will help me kiss up to the MIL! @thienkim

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  28. i send them for mother's day and birthdays

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  29. i follow you on twitter and i tweeted about the giveaway

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  30. following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as ms-texas

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  31. following your “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect as ms-texas

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  32. Just Mother's Day really.
    And when someone has a baby.
    And when someone has been in hospital.
    And when I wanna make hub jealous I send them to me...just joshin'.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  33. I follow u via gfc
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  34. follow H&T also
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  35. Valentine's Day and sometimes Mother's Day
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  36. Hi, I send flowers for Mother's Day mostly. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  37. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/28773724508
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  38. I follow this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
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  39. I follow your “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.
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  40. Birthdays, mother's day, funerals


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  41. twitter follower and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaymommy/status/28999717719


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  42. I am a gfc follower (melissa R)


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  43. I am a gfc follower of your regular blog (melissa R)


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  44. I like to send flowers to my daughter for her birthday. She's only 8 but she loves it!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  45. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/29002225192

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  46. I'm a Google Friend here (follower): Cori Westphal

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  47. I'm a Google Friend at Honest and Truly (follower): Cori Westphal

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  48. I like to send flowers to anyone experience grief or an especially hard time.

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  49. Following this blog on GFC


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  50. Following your other blog on GFC


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  51. I don't send flowers often, but when I do its usually for milestone events...like my 10th wedding anniversary and my partner's college graduation.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  52. follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/29103181201
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  53. follow w/google friend
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  54. follow regular blog w/google friend
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  55. I often send my mom flowers for mother's day!
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  56. I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/29107713803
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  57. I follow you via GFC.
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  58. I follow your other blog via GFC.
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  59. I send flowers for birthdays.

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  60. GFC Follower

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  61. Honest and Truly GFC Follower

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  62. I send flowers for everything....from birthdays, anniversarys, Christmas, Easter, graduations, any celebration is fair game for a bouquet of flowers from me! I even send myself flowers occasionaly when I am feeling down!!! (easier than going and picking them up, AND it feels great to have them delivered! A REAL pick me up!)

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  65. Follow you on twitter and tweeted @Days1st

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