You must be 18 to enter and 18 to win. Kids, your parents have to enter for you. Sorry. You may enter once with just your email address. You get another entry if you PROPERLY tweet about the contest with a valid link to or if you properly post a valid link to on your facebook page. I may offer other opportunities for entry on an individual contest.

Valid email address required. If you don’t enter with a valid email address, I cannot contact you if you win. And then I pick a different winner. Use a real email address. (And you probably want to add to your address book, while you’re at it, to make sure email from me won’t be erroneously marked as spam.)

No entries accepted past the deadline. Every contest clearly states when the contest is over. While you may be able to physically leave a comment on that post beyond the stated deadline, those entries will not be counted.
No entries accepted which violate the rules. Occasionally I’ll include an extra rule, like when I have an assortment of prize offerings and ask that your entry include your choice of prize. If I ask you to make a choice and you fail to do so, your entry will be disqualified. Please read the contest entries carefully.

Unless otherwise noted in the contest post, winners will be chosen at random via a random number generator. Some people like to include a screen shot when doing this; I am lazy and such things are easily Photoshopped, so I don’t do it. But that’s how the winners are selected. You have to just have some faith. (Cue George Michael) Trust me, my friends that know me hate that I don’t pick them. If they win, its because they entered just like you. My family members can’t enter.

After each contest, there is a post announcing the winner(s) here on the blog, as well as email notification to the address provided. Generally the winner(s) will be contacted within 24 hours of the contest’s conclusion. If I do not receive a response with a mailing address within twenty-four hours I will pick another winner.

I give away prizes here because I want to and I like to make people happy. It also means there is at least one day I don’t have to come up with a creative post. It also means more people visit my website. That said, I am not responsible for items damaged or lost in the mail, or otherwise unsatisfactory to you. I am dependent on the merchant to follow through with giving you the prize. I can not guarantee that they will do that. I will try to help resolve the situation, but please understand that I get NOTHING for offering this contest. No money, no gift certificate, nothing. Part of what you’re agreeing to when you enter a contest here is that I’m a human being trying to do something nice. I have a full time job and sometimes I get behind or just don’t get it done immediately. I’m trying my best– just email me if there is a problem.


1 Becky C. Lindley June 21, 2011 at 3:45 am

Love the contests – lots of FUN! Thanks for doing this. A big “Thank You” to all who donated prizes. Good Luck, everyone! Congratulations on FIVE years! Where has the time gone? WOW!

2 Tara Small May 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

How do we enter the contest for the tickes for Into the Woods? I would love to go, what a great Mothers Day \ birthday gift.

3 BONNIE WEATHERFORD February 17, 2011 at 11:57 am


4 Stephanie McCabe February 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I have a six year old daughter and I would love to go to the circus! Thanks for all that you do to keep us informed on what’s happening in Florence!

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