Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hatstruck Couture Millinery's "Take My Junk Please!" Millinery Supply Giveaway Contest

It is so dull around here at the Hatstruck blog; especially after going through that intense Diamond Jubilee millinery contest.  I need some excitement around here.  I think a contest is in order.  Plus I haven't completed processing the photos and videos I took at Mrs. Edwards fashion show that took place on May 19. That post should have followed my previous post.

I have so much millinery junk here in my little place.  I was pulling out some stuff to sell on Ebay, then it came to me, "Why not have a millinery supply contest!"  That would really put some excitement into the mix.

Without going on and on, here are the rules to qualify you for the contest:

The colored text below is being added in real-time (almost).  These are comments I added after my first post for this contest.  Things just come up that I don't expect.  I should have gone back to my last contest to refresh my memory.


PLEASE STOP AND READ THESE ENTRY RULES CAREFULLY! 
  
Second Try!  Please Read the Entry Rules.   Many of you are not site members and are not email subscribers.  PLEASE READ THE ENTRY RULES and follow them in order to qualify for the contest!  I don't want you to miss out on a chance to win some millinery supplies or a free class.


I just received an anonymous entry.  I don't quite get anonymous comments, etc., on a blog since there are so many free email providers, and it's possible to use any user name wanted.  I really don't know how to enter an anonymous person into this contest.  Actually, there are a few anonymous visitors to my site, some leave a first name.  This is great because I feel that I'm consistently communicating with the same person, regardless of what their real name is.  Please DO NOT LEAVE ANONYMOUS ENTRIES, especially without a name.

Important:  Don't forget to activate your email feed.  I noticed that a number of you have not.  I guess this is done by clicking on a link that was sent to you when you sign up for blog post updates.  Inactive/Unverified email accounts do not count.

The Entry Rules:

1.  You must be a member of this site.  If you are not a member, please "Join this site," by clicking on the button to your right and following the instructions given.

2.  You must be an email subscriber.  If you are not an email subscriber, inter your email address into the text box under "Enter your email address to receive blog updates:" and push "Subscribe."  If you use the site but do not want to participate in the contest, please consider becoming a member.  Membership and comments keep me motivated.

3.  You must leave a comment saying something like, "Enter me into the contest."  If you are already an email subscriber, you must still let me know that you would like to participate in the contest.

4.  Please, only enter once!  IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONCE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. It is just too much trouble to strip out multiple entries.

Please see additional rules below mixed in with the text.

The winners...did I say winners!  Yes I did!  The first place winner will win a box of supplies and a hat block.  The second place winner will receive supplies only.  Finally, the third place winner, drum roll please, will receive a free, free-form millinery class with me.  OK, the third place prize is not that exciting, and there is a catch to this prize.  You must be a Southern California resident.  Although those living in Southern California will have a chance to win a first or second place prize, he or she is only eligible to win one prize.  So, if you live in Southern California, and would like to take the free, free-form class with me, let me know when you leave your comment.  All supplies will be provided for this free class.  Winners notified June 6, 2012.

How will the winners be chosen?  Each person leaving a comment will be given a number, starting with one.  I will use an Internet random number generator to pick the numbers.  The third place Southern California winner, if he or she did not win a first or second place prize, will be renumbered and the random number generator will be ran again for this group of people.  I WILL SHIP ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD.

One purpose of this contest is to ensure that more of you receive email notices when I issue a new post.  I am so guilty of not visiting my favorite blogs lately mainly because, although I receive there update notices in my Google reader, I seldom take the time to go there.

GOOD LUCK!

67 comments:

  1. Wow you have some great ideas and very generous. I'm a newbyish to millinery and love your insights into the world of millinery. Please enter me in the competition. Sadly I'm not in the states so can't do a class with you :-( x

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  2. Hello,
    I have been a lurker until now--sorry. Now that I'm an "official subscriber" I would love to enter your Giveaway Contest. Yay! I do love your blog--more posts, please?
    Thank you!
    Karen

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  3. Enter me into the contest please!

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  4. what an amazing competition enter me please.

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  5. Please add me to your contest. Desiree Pena

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  6. Wow how exciting Lee and what a brilliant idea, I just cleared my workroom this weekend and had a similar consternation, I have donated to some students. Please can you put me on your list as it would be very exciting to see what I could create from someone's bits and bobs as opposed to my own. Thank you Sharon xx

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  7. Thanks all. Please read the "Take My Junk Please" millinery supply contest entry rules carefully, because I don't want any of you to miss out on being entered into the contest. You must be a member of the Hatstruck blog and you must subscribe to receive blog posts updates via email. If you live in Southern California and would like to take the free-form class with me you must state this in your comments. Thanks

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  8. Hey Lee!

    Thanks for offering such a cool contest. Were your ears burning this weekend? I was telling some students about your blog and your awesome skills this weekend.

    Thanks!
    Austin

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  9. Thanks Austin, Let me know if you would like to enter the contest. I loved the images from your last class.

    ...and to all, check out The French Room for millinery classes!

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  10. Hi Please enter me in the contest! Thank you!

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  11. Hallo Lee! I would like to take part in your contest. But, most of all I would like to thank you for your interesting blog and all the knowledge you share with us, your readers! Links and your information/ideas means a lot to me, living in an "underdeveloped" hat country as Sweden... Eva

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  12. Hi Lee,

    I am really excited to be a part of "taking away your junk" contest! lol :)

    All the best everyone...
    Xoxo

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  13. Hi! Please enter me in the contest! I'm really trying hard to break into the wonderful world of hat making! Thank you!

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  14. YES!!! Please enter me to this contest!!!!

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  15. Yes...please enter me in your contest!

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  16. Please enter me in the contest. I am new to millinery.

    Thank you

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  17. PLEASE ENTER ME TOO LEE. ROSE

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  18. Please enter me into the contest!! I'd LOOOVE to win!! Thank you!!

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  19. Ooohhhhh....What a wonderful give-away...Please enter me in your most generous contest. Thank you!!!!

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  20. Please enter me in the contest! Winning millinery supplies is the ultimate jackpot!!

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  21. Please enter me in your fab contest...you are so generous!

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  22. please enter me in your contest.....

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  23. Thanks to all for entering and leaving comments. Please note that I now have two Anonymous contestants that have entered into the contest.

    As mentioned in the instructions, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANONYMOUS ENTRIES.

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  24. Please enter me in your contest. I just took up the art of hat making & I need a hat form! Right now I am just making have of a hat out of free form. This would be amazing!!! thank you for hosting this I am so excited!!!

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  25. Hi Lee, Please enter me in your contest, you are so generous and I always look forward to your interesting blog to see what else I can learn from you. Thank you for sharing with us all. Would be great to have a class with you but alas I am in Australia. I would however be thrilled to receive a package from you !!!

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    1. Hi Fay, I hope all is well. Thanks for entering.

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  26. Claire Johnston entered. Posted on wrong location.

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  27. Hi Lee: Please enter me in the contest.

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  28. Mary-Fancy That had trouble leaving a message, so she left me this message on FB:

    "Still not there :( What I wanted to say was thanks for running such a great contest! Your De-Stash is our wonderful gain! Thank you!"

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  29. Hi Lee - Please enter me in your contest for the 1st or 2nd prize. I'm too far away for the 3rd prize.

    Thanks
    Tracy Young

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  30. Enter me in the contest please.ty.

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  32. Oh yes please enter me into your contest for the first and second prize. You can never have too much millinery supplies.

    Alas I live in the UK so the third prize is no good for me even though I would love to attend a millinery class.

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  33. Wow! Your blog is one of the top Google hits for 'millinery tutorial', and I'm doubly excited to have found it today so I can enter your contest. Though I don't live in SoCal, if you're willing and able to give 3rd prize to a visitor, I could plan my trip to visit a friend in LA along with the class.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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    1. Hi Amy,

      I limited the third place winner to Southern California and the class to free-form because the winner could hopefully take the class on short notice, didn't have to travel too far and he or she could stay as long as they needed (within reason) to complete a number of projects. Maybe I'll try out-of-area next time. Thanks entering.

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  34. Again, thank you all for entering the contest.

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  35. Love this site! Please count me in...Yvonne

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  36. I would love to enter your contest. I have been wanting to get my feet wet in the art of millinery. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  37. I would love to be part of the contest.
    Diana.

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  38. Please enter me into your contest! :) I live in SoCal.

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  39. Please enter me in the giveaway!! I live in Maryland, but just want the chance to win the millinery supplies!! Thank you sooo much for hosting!!! :)
    ~Lisa

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  40. Hello! Please enter me into your contest. Cheers! ...Mandy

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  41. Hello

    Please enter me into your competition. I wish I was closer to possibly win third prize. Good luck to everyone entering.This competition is incredibly generous of you....

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  42. Hi, please add me to your contest please! I've wanted my own hat block forever. :-)

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  43. Enter me in your hat stuff giveaway contest, pretty please,
    with some sugar on it!
    Colleen

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  44. Please enter me into your contest. I need stuff!!

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  45. Hello! Please enter me into the contest! And I'm actually hoping for third place ;-)
    Thank u!
    Celena

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  46. Rosenda E. MooreJune 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Hello Ms Duncan!! Please enter me in the contest. Thank you very much. I appreciate it!
    Rosenda E. Moore

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  47. To clarify correctly. Yes, I am in Southern California and pretty please enter me into the contest, Ms. Duncan. Much appreciated!! :)

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  48. Please enter me in the contest! I'm not in Southern California though.

    Emily.

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  49. Just found you last week! Please enter me into the contest!

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  50. Please enter me- Happy to join the site!

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  51. Please enter me in the contest! Our accumulation of millinery materials is pitifully slow! :)

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  52. please enter me in your contest although I don't live close enough to attend your class.

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  53. Hi!!
    Please enter me in the contest!!
    Thank you!

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  54. Linda Ford MillineryJune 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Hi

    Please enter me in your contest. Fabulous idea.

    Thanks.

    Linda

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  55. *Daniel Zayas unable to leave comment--SC Area

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  56. Love reading your blog, please enter me for your give away they would be great in Australia!!

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  57. Thanks again for all of your comments and interest in the contest. The end is near!

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  58. Please enter me into the millinery contest. I live in Southern California. Thank you.

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  59. Iris, So Cal, couldn't leave a comment. So I'm interring it for her.

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  60. Good afternoon Lee,
    many thanks for your precious information on millinery. It is most pleasurable to read your blog!
    I would be grateful if you could please enter my name in the contest.
    Thanks so much - all the very best
    Sandra Ghelfi

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  61. Please enter me, Raquel Turnquest, in the contest. I live in Nassau, Bahamas.

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  62. Please enter me!
    I have been viewing and interacting with your site via mobile devices and I have to admit that all features are not available. It is a much better experience with a *computer*. But computers are almost obsolete. Pretty soon everything will be done via hand-held devices.

    I am very excited about the class at the end of this month.

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  63. too funny. Found this on the blog and didn't check the year the contest ended of the month for that matter. i know... step one.... learn to read step two... actually read.

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