Sunday, 14 October 2012

My Blog's First Birthday Giveaway - The Winners!


Just two weeks ago I launched My Blog's First Birthday Giveaway.  It comprised 32 separate competitions for readers to enter, and there were multiple ways in which entrants could take part.  Entrants had the potential to enter as many competitions as they liked, and could therefore win more than one giveaway.

I have been absolutely blown away by the number of entries - almost 16,000 - and the level of support I have received from the companies and brands taking part as well as those who entered the prize draws.  Thank you so much to you all; it means so much to me.

I really hope that I have genuinely gained new readers and followers through this competition and that you'll stick with me and continue to read my blog.  It's lovely to have you here and I'd very much like you to stay!

But, on to business.  I am sure you are all eager to know the winners, so without further ado, here they are!

A Sophisticated Pair - $25 US gift voucher: Tiffany Danielle Olivarez

Affinitas - Parfait Honey Babydoll in Black: Amy Schroeder Phelps

Beautiful Bosom Bras - Free bra fitting consultation: Lucy Barbie Jones

BiuBiu - A top/shirt/blouse of your choice (3 winners): Ne-Knopka, Holly Jackson, Jessica Johnson

Brood's Big Bras - $50 AUS gift voucher and free express shipping: Ola Chromik (redrawn)

Butterfly Collection Lingerie - $50 US gift voucher: Allyce Smith

Clothing at Tesco - £50 gift voucher: Michelle Anne Gracey

Curvissa - Faux leather tote bag: Emily Anne Hutchinson

Curvy Kate - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Emily Mustaine Wood

DBusted - $50 AUS gift voucher: Cairo Malet (redrawn)

Debenhams Gorgeous Lingerie - A lingerie set of your choice: Lucy Barbie Jones

Do It Momma - A personalised canvas tote bag with statement: Liz Divall

Eliza Parker - $50 US gift voucher: Brianna Headley

Elomi Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Jo Bryan

Esty Lingerie - £25 gift voucher: Hollie Thomas

Evans Clothing - £50 gift voucher: Yvonne Brownsea

Ewa Michalak - A PL (plunge) bra (3 winners): Jana Maren Valsdottir, Katie Gordon, Amy Harvey

Excite Clothing - £20 gift voucher: Mhairi Williamson

Forever Yours Lingerie - Gift package worth $100 US: Chloe B

Freya Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Izabela Rubio

IGIGI By Yuliya Raquel - $100 gift voucher: Amber Nadira

Large Cup Lingerie - £50 gift voucher: Sita Suchocka-Mohr

Leia Lingerie - £50 gift voucher: Becky Brown

Lepel - A lingerie set from the AW2012 collection: Astrid MB

Navabi - £50 off a minimum £100 spend: Camilla B Wold

Panache Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Karen Teulon

Playful Promises - £50 gift voucher: Kate Nolan

Rixie Clip Bra Band Tightener - Three pack of Rixie Clips: Laura Kelly

Rixie Clip Bra Band Tightener - Single Rixie Clip: Kati Kemppainen

Simply Be - A dress of your choice: Nicole Lyne Russell

SLiNK Magazine - A year's subscription: Adena Morgan

Urkye - 70 Polish Zlotys gift voucher: Katherine Harvey

Yours Clothing - An item of your choice: Karen Teulon

I will be emailing each of the winners in due course to let them know how to claim their prize(s).  Congratulations to all who won and a huge thanks again to everyone who entered.

Do stay tuned to my blog and Facebook page (CurvyWordy) as I hope to have more giveaways in the very near future :-)


29 comments:

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    1. Thank you for entering! Congratulations - enjoy your prize :-)

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  2. Oh wow, I LOVE Ewa Michalak and it was your lovely detailed reviews that helped me decide what styles to order. Plus their fall collection is so drool worthy, thank you so much <3

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    1. Aww thanks Katie! Can't wait to hear how you get on :-)

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  3. Yes please hold more give aways ):! I thought for sure I'd win something lol. My one bra isn't going to last forever hahaha. Thank you for holding such a massive giveaway though, it was amazing to see all the different prizes offered up by companies :].

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    1. Thanks Sam! There'll definitely be more giveaways soon so best of luck next time around. We need to work on that bra collection of yours ;-)

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  4. I can't believe i won something! Thanks so much!

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  5. Many thanks! Well done to all the other winners :)

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  6. :'(

    That was FANTASTIC! I am so sad not to have won ... Now I will go shop the stores that I've discovered through your anniversary giveaways!!!

    xo
    Taura

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    1. Hehe thanks Taura! I wish you the very best of luck in my future draws ;-) x

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  7. I am stumped. I have never, ever won anything in my entire life. I could never even win a pet fish from the fair all these years! Yet I looked down the list and my heart stopped when I saw my name not once, but TWICE! I started tearing up in complete joy and the thought of finally being able to get myself a well fitting bra or a nice piece of clothing.

    I've never been so lucky before, but I guess it's a bittersweet kind of luck because I later realised that I most likely won't be able to use either of my prizes since one only ships to Australia and while the other is also Australia based and offers international shipping, it's $30 alone for the service to Canada which I just can't afford.

    I thought about maybe trying to trade the vouchers via Bratabase (an amazing site that has helped me so much!) for a bra in my size range. But then I thought about it for a while and I think that sharing the same happiness that you gave me for knowing I was actually lucky enough to win something great, to someone else, is the better route.

    I'd be happy to give them to other people who can actually use them, so good luck and grats to the next two people for the DBusted and Brood's Big Bras draws!

    Also I'd just like to say thank you so much Caroline for all of the effort you've placed in making/planning this amazing giveaway and for that super happy, excited and special feeling I got from participating in it!

    Sorry for the long post. :)

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    1. Aww thanks Lisa. Sorry it turns out you're not eligible for one of the prizes and that the other was no good for you but it's really generous of you to let me know so these two raffles could be redrawn. I have updated this post and the new winners are listed above.

      I'll be holding more giveaways in the future so do make sure you enter those if appropriate!

      Thanks for your support :-)

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    2. Oh no! Sorry Lisa :( Australia is a bit crapola when it comes to shipping outside our borders, so I do apologise for the expensive postage :( :( Best of luck with CurvyWordy's next giveaway!

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  8. Thank you so much!
    I've been considering ordering an Ewa bra for ages, but was too scared with the bizarre size calculator, and being a non-returnable size. I've been reading all your great reviews to work out my size, and can't wait to own such a beautiful bra!
    I wear a 32GG in Freya Deco and 32H in Cleo/Panache bras, so will a 32H be my best bet for Ewa plunge bras?
    So so excited!
    Thank you so much!
    :)

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    1. Amy I wear a 28G in the Deco and a 28GG in Ewa if that helps, so I think a 32H would be a great starting point. The calculator isn't accurate for me either, it put me at a 28G. Normally I would advise doing what I did and order a returnable sister size and a couple sizes around there to figure out your cup size but since it's free anyway might as well right? I know finding your correct size in Ewa can be daunting if you are a custom size, but it's more than worth the effort. Good luck and congrats <3

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    2. Hi Amy,

      Sorry for the delay in replying.

      I would recommend inputting your measurements in either the Sophisticated Pair or Butterfly Collection Lingerie bra size calculators. Both are great and pretty accurate.

      Unfortunately the Deco does not come in my size and I find the wires in Panache bras too wide so do not own any of these and am therefore unable to provide a bra size comparison.

      What Katie said makes sense but I think they will only send you the one bra for your prize so do bear that in mind.

      Do let us know which bra you choose!

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    3. Thanks for your help!
      I decided to go for the pl Ametyst in a 32H. So excited, I love purple lingerie, and this one is stunning!
      I tried the Sophisticated Pair and the Butterfly Collection calculator, and got 32H for both (hooray for a +0 calculator!)a far cry from the 36DD most calculators try to tell me.
      Thanks again.
      Amy.

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    4. Ooh great choice :-) Do let me know how you get on with it.

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  9. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant believe I won one of the sites I wanted. I haven't received an email yet, but since this is the first time I've ever won anything Ii'm just too excited lol.

    ambernadira@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Amber,

      Congratulations again on winning :-)

      Both IGIGI and I have already emailed you at the email address which was supplied when you entered the competition. I'm afraid we can't use a different address as we have no way of knowing whether or not it is in fact you.

      Hope you enjoy your prize!

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    2. I don't think I got the email :/ Is there anyway I can confirm if the email address on file is in fact mine.?

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    3. I cant seem to find the email :/ Is there anyway to see if the email on file is in fact mine.?

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    4. There are several ways round this.

      First, you can send me a list of email addresses which are yours and one corresponds with the one on the Rafflecopter entry that will suffice. I can then forward everything to another address if wished.

      Second, you can tweet me from your Twitter account with which you entered the giveaway.

      Third, you can send me a PM on Facebook (I'm Caroline CurvyWordy).

      Any one of these things can prove that you really are the Amber Nadira who won - obviously I need to make sure of that before forwarding info willy nilly! :-)

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    5. No problem I just pm'd and tweeted you now.

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    6. Thanks Amber - I have sent you a PM on Facebook :-)

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  10. I got a cashmere scarf from Eliza Parker! Thank you! It's so big it could be used as a travel blanket too!

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    1. Ooh what a great choice! And fab to know that their scarves are so large - will undoubtedly come in handy for all sorts of purposes. Congratulations on winning :-)

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