Monday, May 17, 2010

Custom gifts from CafePress (Review & Giveaway)

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Whether you’re looking for a meaningful gift for any occasion, personalized goods are the way to go.  Especially for the grandparents.  You know how they are about showing off their loved ones, and with a custom t-shirt, they can brag about their grandkids without even pulling out their wallet.

That’s what I was thinking about when I designed two custom t-shirts on Cafe Press for Emma’s grandmothers.  Of course I was having internet connection troubles that day, so I had to create my design a few times, but I must say it did improve each time I worked on it.  The designer is pretty basic with shapes and clip art, and I wish there was more to it.  I’d like to be able to say, turn Emma’s photo into the shape of a heart, for instance, but there wasn’t a way to do that.

I managed to create a very nice-looking shirt, and when I went to checkout, I noticed that you also have the ability to print on the backside of the shirt as well, so I figured, why not?  The front reads, “I ♥ Grandma”, and the back has another ♥ above the name, “Grandma”.  So now there’s no mistaking these grannies.  Here’s a snapshot.  What do you think?007

I’m so happy with our mother’s day gifts to Emma’s grandmothers, and so are they!  As always, the turnaround time with CafePress was phenomenal.  The items arrived within a couple of days – I’m always amazed.
dadGIVEAWAY! One lucky reader will receive either an item from the Father’s Day collection or a custom shirt (like what I did for Mother’s Day).

Mandatory Entry – Visit CafePress and tell me the name of the exact item you’d choose from either collection.
EXTRA ENTRIES:
-Follow this blog publicly via google friend connect.
-Subscribe to my blog posts by email, leave email address.
-Like Cafe Press on Facebook, and/or follow on twitter (+1 entry each).
-Follow The Penny-Pinching Mama on twitter and tweet the following message (once per day-leave link):
#Win any item for Dad from Cafe Press, or create a custom tee! #giveaway @pennypinchingma http://tinyurl.com/26767cw
-Like The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook.
-Add my button (at left) to your blog (leave link).
-Enter any and all other giveaways on this blog (tell me which ones).
No compensation was received for this post. I was sent free samples to facilitate my honest review. Contest is open to U.S. residents 18 and older and closes at Midnight EST on June 3rd. The winner will be selected using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I can reach you if you win. GOOD LUCK!

285 comments:

  1. I like the "Q: What did the therapist say to the surveyor?" shirt for my husband. :-)

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  2. I'm a public follower.

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  3. I follow!
    Love the Super dad disguised as an engineer, would like it in an x-lg royal blue.

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  4. Closertolucy follows on twitter, tweeting in a sec

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  5. I would love to have this t-shirt in navy and XL

    http://www.cafepress.com/+daddy_2010_dark_tshirt,408526304

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  6. I added your button to my blog!

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  7. I would get the bacon dark t shirt!
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  8. I follow you via GFC!
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  9. E-mail subscriber!
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  10. I like you on facebook!
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  11. I entered the happy baby giveaway!
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  12. I entered the alex & ani giveaway!
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  17. I entered the lolly 38 giveaway!
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  18. I like the I [heart] BBQ
    Ringer T. Perfect for my husband for father's day! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  19. I subscribe via email
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  20. I entered the Hillshire Farm giveaway
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  21. I entered the Subway giveaway
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  22. I entered the Six Flags giveaway
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  23. Big Buddy

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  24. email subscriber

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  25. i like the dog baseball jersey.
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  26. email subscriber
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  27. publicly follow gfc
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  28. entered happy baby prize pack giveaway
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  29. entered alex and ani
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  30. entered bebe au lait hooded towel
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  31. entered hillshire
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  32. entered subway
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  33. entered sukeyed dvd
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  35. I would get a size 3XL t-shirt "Had I known" in blue.

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  36. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail.

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  37. My husband would love the "Save America" shirt - so funny!

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  38. I follow your blog.

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  39. I receive your emails.

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  40. I follow CafePress on Twitter (@jdeemarie)

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  41. I entered the Happy Baby giveaway.

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  42. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:
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  43. I like the In the hole (golf tee) in green-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Ent Lolly-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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  45. I want the Kick Ass Dad or any of the D.I.L.F. shirts

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  46. the bacon dark shirt mverno@roadrunner.com

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  47. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14276810916

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  48. I would do a custom nightmare before christmas shirt
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  49. I am a follower
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  50. I am an email subscriber
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  51. I'd get the Father's day Super Dad T-shi Ringer T in red/white

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  52. I follow you on twitter and tweeted

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  53. i like the dad tee
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  54. e-mail subscriber
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  55. I like the Dog Baseball Jersey.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  56. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14322569347

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  57. I entered the frecklebox giveaway!
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  58. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14384613095

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  59. I would do The CafePress: Custom Organic Men's T-shirt(dark)
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  60. Following blog via GFC.
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  61. Following @CafePress via Twitter.
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  62. Following @Pennypinchingma via Twitter.
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  63. LIKE Cafepress on Facebook
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  64. LIKE thepennypinchingmama on Facebook
    name:Erin M.
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  65. Entered for the Crispy Rice Treats giveaway!
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  66. i also Entered the Lolly38 giveaway!
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  67. I also entered your Subway giftcard giveaway!
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  68. tweet

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  69. I like the Dad Is Many Things
    Ringer T
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  70. I follow
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  71. I sub
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  72. I like on fb
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  74. I like them on fb
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  75. I would choose a custom shirt The organic kids custom shirt so I could make one for my little girl!

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  76. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14464067298

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  78. I'd get an Owensville tshirt.

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  79. I entered the Frecklebox giveaway.

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  80. I entered the Lolly38 giveaway

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  81. I entered the Subway giveaway

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  82. I entered the Hillshire Farms giveaway

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  83. I entered the Genesis Today giveaway

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  84. I would get a custom made T for my child
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  85. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14603551210

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  87. I entered the lady vanderbilt giveaway!
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  88. I love http://www.cafepress.com/+dad_man_myth_legend_dark_tshirt,264351278


    for my husband or maybe the: You can't scare me, I have a daughter!


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  89. I would get the Daddy of Twins, I'm the man! shirt

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  90. I subscribe to your emails.

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  91. I would choose the super dad white t-shirt

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  92. follow cafe press on twitter @lkim496

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  93. follow you on twitter and tweeted message @lkim496

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  94. entered hillshire giveaway

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  95. entered skinny italian RHONJ giveaway

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  96. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14720316876

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  97. I entered the sunglass warehouse giveaway!
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  98. I love the "Meat Candy" Tee from the Father's Day Collection.
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  99. I subscribe via e-mail.
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  100. I like Cafe Press on FB (jemme e.)
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  101. I follow Cafe Press on twitter @jmeelle.
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  102. I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/jmeelle/status/14739446748
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  103. I like you on FB (jemme e.)
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  104. I entered the Lady Vanderbilt giveaway.
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  105. I'd love the Big Dude Tshirt for hubby from the kids!
    http://www.cafepress.com/+big_dude_2010_dark_tshirt,418943943

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  106. Blog follower

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  107. Email subscriber

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  108. Facebook fan!

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  109. Have your button up
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  110. Following Cafe Press of Twitter-jellibeenz1978

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  111. Follow and tweeted-
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  112. Entered Subway giveaway

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  113. Entered Sukeys Circle DVD giveaway

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  114. Entered Frecklebox giveaway

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  115. Entered Lady Vanderbilt giveaway

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  116. Ent Frecklebox-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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  117. At Cafe Press I'd choose Baba-proud,happy,joyful
    Dark T-Shirt
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  118. Public Google Friends follower as jennem.
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  119. I entered Hillshire Farms
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  120. I entered Six Flags.

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  121. I entered Frecklebox.
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  122. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14801530519

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  123. I would choose a custom fitted organic women's t-shirt
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  124. I follow on GFC~Jessica
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  125. Email subscriber
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  126. I follow Cafe Press on Twitter as Jessilyn82
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  127. I follow you on Twitter as Jessilyn82 and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/14803549374

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  128. Added your button
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  129. Entered the Genesis Today giveaway
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  130. Entered the Hillshire Farms giveaway
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  131. Entered the Subway giveaway
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  132. Entered the Skinny Italian giveaway
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  133. Entered the Lolly38 giveaway
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  134. Entered the Six Flags giveaway
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  135. Entered the Sukey's Circle giveaway
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  136. Entered the Flings Bins giveaway
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  137. Entered the frecklebox giveaway
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  138. Entered the Lady Vanderbilt giveaway
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  139. Entered the Sunglass Warehouse giveaway
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  140. Super Dad-Metal White t-shirt
    Monica
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  141. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14868289354

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  142. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14924488398

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  143. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/14994091951

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  144. I would get the "Look Dad, no hands" custom tee from the Father's Day collection.

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  145. I follow via Google Friend Connect: chrisegwu at gmail dot com.

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  146. I subscribe via email: chrisegwu at gmail dot com

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  147. I “like” CafePress on Facebook : Christine Egwuonwu

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  148. I “like” Penny Pinching Mama on Facebook: Christine Egwuonwu

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  149. I am entered in the Lolly38 giveaway.

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  150. I am entered in the Flings giveaway

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  151. I am entered in the Frecklebox giveaway

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  152. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/15085947443

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  153. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/15141195351

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  154. I would like to personalize a dark tshirt,maybe with my hubby's band name on it.
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  155. I am an email subscriber
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  156. http://twitter.com/jdeemarie/status/15202257854

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  157. choose love, not H8. Men's Tee, Size L

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  158. Google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  159. Twitter follower ky2here1, here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/15218747647

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  160. I would love to have the "Once A Marine" black t-shirt for my husband for Fathers Day.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  161. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  162. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  163. I am a fan of Cafe Press via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  164. I am following Cafe Press via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  165. I have entered the Freckle Box Giveaway.

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  166. I have entered the Fling Bins Giveaway.

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