Sunday, August 3

Berries Says Sunday: Searching for my winners...

Hello all!

It's been a crazy weekend for me, but I'm still wishing it wasn't over yet! In any case, I'm here to make a few announcements, and hopefully get a response from one of my contest winners!

First things first: I am starting a new feature on here called "Berrie's Tuesday Ten" where I'll be bloggy interviewing independent online business owners (and maybe a few cool parent-bloggers for good measure). Questions will be funny, on-point, and make you want to come back for more!(I hope...)

I hope to publish the first interview soon, and will gladly take any suggestions for who you think should go next!

Another reason for this post is my desperate search for a response from divrchk , who won the contest here for the Mircroplane Foot File! While I posted the information on PRIZEY, as I stated in the original post, I have not yet heard from this lucky lady, and got nil on an email query as well.

Now, before anyone starts grumbling about my 4-day rule, keep in mind that this contest ran BEFORE I implented that. So in all fairness, Divrchk really has the rest of time to get back to me, but we're going to be realistic here.

If you are reading this, Divrchk, or someone who knows you has stopped by, the time is now 12:46 a.m. on Sunday night, EST. I am giving you until 12:46 a.m. EST on Tueasday night to email me at with your info so I can get your prize out. After that, all bets are off and I go back and randomly pick a new winner.

(And while I'm at it, Keep it classy, Jen! has two more days to get in touch with me for the Fine Art of Family necklace!:) :) :)

This also brings me to PRIZEY itself. I post winners names there to make things easier on myself (no hunting for winner's email addresses or beating my head against a wall!) and on the winners (one stop shopping for tons of contests and a simple way to check on all the ones you entered!) for a reason. PLEASE do me the favor of checking that site and getting back to me in the alotted amount of time. Providing your email address in your comments also will save me a huge headache an allow me the time to get to posting my next contest (and working, and playing with Buttercup, and blah, blah, blah...)

I'm also going to run a list of winners on the left hand side of the blog, but that still means you need to do your homework and check back to see if you won!

And that four day rule? As much as I don't like to be a (insert choice name here)about it, but I have implented that rule for my sanity and for the fairness of all who enter my contests. So four days means just that. I'll post winners to PRIZEY, try to email you, and then wait. And yes, I will have already contacted a new winner by the fifth day.

So there ya go! I'll be back soon with more reviews and contests, but for now, it's time to pick some new winners and get to bed before Buttercup wakes up!


Lilith Silvermane said...

Good idea! Glad you posted something about this, help the reader get their cool foot thing.

If not, hopefully it will give us all another chance!!!! :)

Pauline said...

Lilith, I want to be fair, ya know? It's a lot of work posting and running this, but it's fun and I'd like to keep it that way.
Hopefully, the winner gets back to me. but at least this way I can have a clear date to move on and get things going again!
thanks for stopping by!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

I'm here!!!

Sherry said...

oh yeah.. they didn't contact you their loss.. you can pick again

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure where to post this (and for some reason my emails end up in everyones spam box!) so I hope this is appropriate.
I just wanted to say Thank You to you. I really feel you deserve kudos and a big thanks for your amazing reviews and links.
Though it is my dream to find the end of the internet, I know it is impossible to do alone. That's why I appreciate your reviews and links so much; they are clear, concise and oh so helpful. How in the world do you find such cool things?
In all honesty (believe me, my praises are hard to come by), I come to you for fun new things; you're like my free shopping assistant! I try to come here every two or three days to see what you've found and what you've got to say about it. My shopping bookmarks and Christmas list has expanded greatly due to you!
So, just...Thanks!

I apologize if this is in the wrong place; I just wanted to say...

Cuddle Cottage said...

Pauline: Kudos to you for bending over backwards to contact your winners, but really, you make your rules crystal clear and they are not difficult to stick to. So,if we miss your deadlines, that should be our lesson learned and not your time wasted:)

Pauline said...

Hey all. I appreciate the feedback. the clock is running out for the microplane foot file, so I most likely will be picking a new winner at midnight from those who already entered.
and for the record, the only reason I am trying to contact the winner right now is because when I posted that contest, I didn't have any rules posted.
I have done my part and if the original winner gets in touch with me in time, great. if not, i get to move on and stick to my new, crystal-clear, wonderful rules.