Addendum added 9/15/06
“Due to an overwhelming response from people who don’t have an online journal, we invite you to post right in the thread regarding your experience with SBS Teas over the years.
You don’t have to have an online journal. BUT if you do have one, and you post there, you get 2 entries instead of one per week starting this week.
Hurry Week 2 is almost over!”
Everybody loves a contest right? Well, okay, almost everybody. We know from past experience that our SBS Teas customers definitely love them. And if you have been around awhile, you know that we haven’t had one in ages, so this will be an awesome one to make up for lost time!
The contest is pretty simple. All you have to do is Blog about SBS Teas during the month of September. What? Blog? Yep that is it! There must be a catch right? Right, there is, but it is small and worth it!
What are the prizes?
Well, it really depends on you! The more people who post about SBSteas.com, the more prizes we add. So, once you have posted, tell your friends about the contest so they can post on their blogs too. If your friends haven’t had an SBS Teas experience yet, they have the whole month of September to make one! They can make a purchase, or being the kind and generous friend that you are, you could give them an SBS Teas Gift Certificate! OR if you haven’t purchased from us, but have items you would love to try, you can blog about those too! 🙂
As the blog posts about SBS grow, so does the treasure trove of prizes!
We are going to start out the contest with the following items:
- 2 – $50.00 Gift Certificates
- 4 – $25.00 Gift Certificates
- 2 – Tea Starter Packs
Waiting stage left are a multitude of other prizes eager to be added, including but not limited to:
- Yxing Tea Pots (will be pictured when added)
- Complete Tea Sets (will be pictured when added)
- $100.00 Gift Certificate to SBS Teas
- Free Perks Club Memberships
- Tea of course!
- Tea Accessories
- and much more!
Only you can determine how many of these choice prizes will be available to win. Remember, the more prizes, the greater your chances of winning! New Prizes will be added once a week according to the volume of new blog posts.
Who, what, where and how to enter:
You must have your own blog either via your own site, Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, Xanga, MSN spaces, My Space etc. etc. If you don’t have a blog, have fun and create your own at any of the sites above! It is typically free, and fun to do.
So, what do you have to write about?
Your blog posts must be at least 2 or more paragraphs long and talk about your favorite SBS Teas products, service experiences, friends and connections you have made as a result of being part of the SBS family, memories you have created with others as a result of being a part of our family…pretty much any positive experience relative to your experience with us over the years. We ask that your posts contain links to http://www.sbsteas.com and have relevant links to products or areas of the SBS Teas website where they are available. You must have at least one link in your post to our site. If you haven’t purchased from us, but have items you would love to try, you can blog about those too!
Once you have your blog entry created, come back to this entry and post your blog and the link to your posting. All posts are moderated. Once we verify that your blog entry is on your site and meets the contest criteria, we will add your blog post here so others can get to know you and visit your blog too. That’s it! It is that easy!
Wait! There’s more, it gets even better!! You can post once a week about us in your blog to have additional entries for a total of 4 chances to win a prize. Of course you can post more than that, but you only receive the four entries. 🙂
If you choose to link to a photo from our site, please do NOT hot-link the image (i.e. save the image to your webhost or a free photo site like Flickr).
A BIG thank you to Vivian Cheng of Blend Creations for the awesome idea for our contest. Check out her site, and show her some love. She has some of the most gorgeous Washi Pendants. Tell her we sent you!
On October 1, 2006, winners will be randomly chosen from the magical tea pot from all those who entered. The winners will be notified via email, and we’ll announce the winners on our site the first week of October along with their blog site. One prize per person per blog. The blog you post on must be yours. Multiple people posting in a blog are not eligible, only the owner. If you have multiple blogs, you can write different blog posts, and enter each of those. The posts DO have to be different and you can only submit a maximum of 3 blog sites. We will not approve or accept any blog posts from sex sites, abusive sites, anybody who promotes hatred, racism, bigotry, sexual intolerance against any race creed or religion, SPAM, link farms and sites that we feel are a conflict of interest. Don’t join and don’t ask. We hold the right to reject any entry as we see fit for any reason with or without warning. In the event that you win, you must provide your first and last name, a valid email address and mailing address that we can ship your prize to. Entries outside of Canada and the US are permitted — we just need to be able to mail to you. Certain countries have restrictions on what can be shipped. Entrants who live in states, provinces or countries that prohibit them from claiming free prizes via the internetet or have other restrictions, will not be eligible to win.