*Ticket sales for this raffle are now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! If you’d still like to donate, feel free to head over to my donation page.*
As you guys know, breast cancer strikes a really personal cord with my family. My Mom was diagnosed when I was in elementary school and she’s cancer-free today thanks to the advances in research funded by organizations like the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. This summer, my two sisters and I will be walking 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and we need your support to help put an end to this terrible disease. This week, I’ll be holding an amazing raffle with some of my favorite food-related goods to raise money for the cause. So open up those wallets and get ready to literally save lives with your donations! Remember, every single dime you donate will go directly to support breast cancer research and help fund programs that provide preventative screenings to women AND you might end up with an awesome prize. Win-win, right?
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
In this raffle, there will be nine awesome prizes to win. Each raffle ticket you purchase will give you an opportunity to win. That means if you buy two raffle tickets (and get very lucky) you can win two prizes! Let’s run through the prizes:
- (1) KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer (retail price, $349.99), in your choice of 36 colors
- (1) Bob’s Red Mill Gift Pack (retail price, approx. $35), you get to choose your four items
- (1) $25 Whole Foods Gift Card (retail price, $25)
- (1) $25 Williams Sonoma Gift Card (retail price, $25)
- (1) $25 Crate and Barrel Gift Card (retail price, $25)
- (4) Chobani 12-Pack Sampler Cases (retail price, $19 per case)
Big thanks to Chobani and Bob’s Red Mill for their donations. The remainder of the prizes are funded from my own pocket.
To participate in the raffle, you’ll buy virtual “tickets” by donating to my fundraising page. For each $5 donation, you’ll get one ticket. BUT, the more you buy, the more tickets you get for your money, here’s the breakdown:
For $5 get ONE ticket
For $25 get SIX tickets
For $35 get TEN tickets
For $50 get FIFTEEN tickets
If you want to donate a different combination (say $40) I’ll make sure to give you the “best deal” (so for $40, you’d get 11 tickets). When the raffle is over, I’ll take every name from my donation page, list them in an Excel document the proper number of times (once if you bought one ticket, twice if you bought two, etc.) and then have Babyface use the online random number generator to pick the winners. Once the winners are selected, I’ll shoot you an e-mail with the great news and we’ll get the prize out to you!
You’ll have until Friday, February 17th to buy tickets. We’ll do the drawing over the weekend.
Ready? Click the big pink button and go save lives!
official rules and legalese:
To enter you must be 18 or older and a valid U.S. Resident. Winners will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of ticket holders. To be considered for the prize, you must provide a valid email address when donating. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. No purchase necessary to win. To enter without purchase, please send me your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Only one e-mail entry per household. Raffle sales will close on February 17, 2012 at 11:59pm (EST). The winners will be contacted by email on or before February 19, 2012. If the winners do not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill of Oregon, Chobani of New York and Cassie Johnston of Indiana. Void where prohibited by law.
Thank you so much for your support. You guys are the absolute best! Now let’s make some money for a great cause!
P.S. Blogger friends: it would mean the WORLD to me if you’d post about this on your own blog this week. I’ve even made it super easy for you and have badges you can post. Thank you!