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Week 3 winner!

Congratulations to Brie, winner of the PlanetWise mini wet/dry bag and medium wetbag combo.

A new giveaway will be starting Monday, though, so don’t despair if you didn’t win this time!

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January 24, 2010 at 10:02 am 1 comment

how to maximize your giveaway entries

So some of you are old giveaway pros, but I’m seeing a little bit of confusion regarding how to get your giveaway entries.  Some clarification…

1.  If you are a current Facebook fan (or just became one), that’s worth one entry per giveaway.  (So next week you’ll get credit for being a facebook fan, too, so long as you post under the giveaway blog saying that you’re one).  The bonus entry isn’t just for new fans.

2.  You get one entry for being a Twitter fan, but you can get an extra entry for each day if you Tweet about our contest (sample Tweet: Win a Thirsties duo diaper from @motheringgrace by visiting motheringgrace.wordpress.com)

3.  By commenting on other posts during the week, this gives you the right to go to the blog giveaway post and make an entry like this:

“commented on the word of the week post”

You need to go back to the original blog giveaway post and do this, or you’re not giving yourself an extra entry.

And MOST IMPORTANTLY

All giveaway entry posts must be entered as separate entries under the blog giveway post.   So don’t do this:

“I’m a facebook fan, a twitter follower, and I’d love to try Thirsties wipes. ”

Instead make separate comments for each of those things.  This is because we use a random number generator to choose our winner.  I type in the total number of comments/entries, and it will spit out a number for me.  That number is our winner.  You want the maximum number of entries, don’t you???  By compiling them all in one post, you’re only getting one entry that way.

I think I figured out that in an average week of the blog, with one post per day, if a person tweeted the giveaway daily, made comments on each post, and did all the other qualifiers, they would earn 16 total entries into our giveaway.  Just remember, the deadline for posts is Friday at 9 p.m. PST (any after that time will not be “approved” and counted as entries).  And if you don’t have time to visit the blog daily, that’s okay… my hint is to just set aside time on Friday then, when you could make a comment on each blog post quickly and do all your entries at once.

January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

2010: new business, new blog!

Welcome to the Mothering Grace blog!  Since opening for business two months ago, I’ve been meaning to start a blog, but got sidetracked by all the other important “getting up and running” things.  But finally we’re ready to launch this blog, which I hope you’ll find full of useful info… and of course, we’ll be giving you chances to win exciting products every week!

I mulled over a few different formats, and finally settled on a weekly schedule that will look like this:

picture of sara and grace

Monday: weekly giveaway announced… all giveaways start Monday and close on Saturday

Tuesday: Spotlight Tuesdays… we spotlight a product from our store, a website that we love, another business, whatever.

Wednesday: Word of the Day Wednesdays… a “theme” for the week, something for you to ponder or chip in with your own thoughts

Thursday: diaper questions answered. We pick one diapering-related question to answer.

Friday: Wildcard! We do whatever we feel like… a picture, a site, a surprise giveaway, it could be anything

Saturday: Weekend Winner! … this is when we announce the winner

Sunday: day of rest … for you and us!

Some other sites out there focus strictly on cloth diapering.  While of course I do love diapers, I’m hoping this blog will go beyond just diapering topics.  I’m hoping to cover topics in attachment parenting, Christian parenting, natural living, and more… And I really hope that you will all chip in with your thoughts, too!  You’ll definitely have incentive, since you’ll be rewarded with extra giveaway entries for weighing in on topics during the week.

More to come later, and please come back on Monday as we announce our first giveaway!

January 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm 3 comments


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