we're all adorkable! (announcing my 500th post giveaway winners!)

The response to last week’s 500th post giveaway was awesome. I had 75 entries! And people definitely took advantage of those bonus entries.

I want to thank everyone who entered–especially those who gave me high fives! Those make my day every day. I’ve been blogging for 3 years now and it’s been a pretty great experience over all. I’ve made a lot of really great friends and met some super amazing and super inspiring people. Not to mention, it’s a nice little bonus getting stuff from the internet. Hence why I was really excited to do a giveaway for my 500th post.

And now, on my 507th post, I get to announce all the winners from the giveaway!

Starting off with the bloggers who will be receiving letters from me… These folk will get a letter from me, and well, maybe the cats, as well as some letterpress prints done by myself or one of my good friends. And I’m going to see exactly what all I can shove into an envelope and the USPS still accept and deliver it. These bloggers are: Jenn B., Miss Delish, Natasha, Abby N., and Tank Boy. I’m also going to make sure that they all receive one of my special, pre-launch holiday cards from Season’s Geekings.

I had a nice surprise last week too. I got an email from Modify Watches, and as a thanks from them for being an early fan and supporter, I was given a gift certificate for one of their classic watch sets. I debated keeping it, or gifting it to someone I know loves chunky watches… But I decided to throw it in as a special extra 4th prize! All of these folks get their prize, and they might find some other small stuff that I can fit in their packages/envelopes.

The winner of the Classic Modify Watch set is: Will S.!

Winner of the Mucca Pazza tshirt: Renee!

Winner of the Gap jeans gift certificate: Kristen B.!

… And the big winner, who gets basically a whole outfit (minus shoes and understuffs, of course). Winner of the Gap jeans gift certificate, Modify Watches 2.0 set, and Mucca Pazza shirt: Courtney!

Now, I absolutely cannot forget my special offer for the locals. Winner of the cupcake date with me: Maggie!

Congrats to everyone! I’ll be mailing everything out this week. And thanks again to everyone who entered, everyone who’s been with me the past 3 years/500-whatever posts, and of course thanks to A-Squared Group and Modify Watches. (And to Mucca Pazza who didn’t know they were participating in this giveaway, but are just generally awesome and people I love.)

500th Post Giveaway: chunky watches, Gap jeans, band nerds, cupcakes and more!

You know, I actually woke up today and instead of growling through my first morning yawn-stretch… I found myself saying, well yawning, “I love Mondaaaaaaaaaays!”

Before getting all WTF on me, I will say this is primarily because Mondays are pretty relaxed at work and my friend Courtney is up here for class all day meaning I get to hang out with her during breaks. The transition from being in school all day and seeing my friends all the time to working 9:30-3pm every week day has been a bit of a challenge. I love having my afternoons off, but I miss hanging out with my friends–who still have class every evening.

Anyway. Today is a special Monday. Today happens to be my 500th post here on Adorkable Me. And to celebrate, I’m having a giveaway!

I’m really excited about this, and kind of wish I could enter too… I’m giving away two pairs of Gap jeans (each up to $90!), an awesome gift certificate to Modify Watches where you can pick out two bands and a face of their new, not yet released, 2.0 watches, and two Mucca Pazza tshirts! On top of that, I’m probably going to throw in some other random┬áspecial stuff* that I collect through the week.

And because I want to share the love, the gifts are being broken up as such:

  • #1 Winner gets 1 pair of Gap jeans, Mucca Pazza tshirt, and the Modify Watch package. (Plus other special stuff!)
  • #2 Winner gets 1 pair of Gap jeans. (And some special stuff!)
  • #3 Winner gets 1 Mucca Pazza tshirt. (And some special stuff!)
  • 5 lucky people get a post card from me! Or my cats.

I’m also offering 1 local** winner a cupcake date! You, me, and the cupcake of your choice!

Now to the whole “how can I win all this awesome stuff?!” part…

  • 1 entry for commenting here (please note if you’re a local–that is, if you want a chance for the cupcake date)
  • 1 entry for tweeting: “I just entered to win @myadorkablelife’s 500th post Gap jean + @ModifyWatches giveaway! http://bit.ly/dork500 #dork500″ or something similar with the #dork500 hashtag.
  • bonus entry for liking Modify Watches on Facebook (comment here and tell me!)
  • bonus entry for finding me and giving me a high five–yes, this is a “locals only” but it’ll enter them for all of the above.
  • More opportunities for bonus entries will be posted through the rest of the week, so stay tuned!

Contest runs from now until midnight CST on Friday (11/11/11!)… Winners will be announce on Monday, Nov 14th.

Now the formal stuff: The Gap jean gift certificates were given to me for the sole purpose of this giveaway by A-Squared Group. The Modify Watch gift certificate was given to me for this giveaway by Modify Watches. I’m not paid by these companies, and all opinions are my own. Modify Watches absolutely did not ask me to ask people to like them on Facebook–in fact, they didn’t know I was going to do that at all. (I just really like them and want others to get to know them too!) The Mucca Pazza tshirts were purchased by me. Any other special gift will have been either purchased by me or created by me–or possibly created by a friend and then donated to me.

*Other stuff will probably include things like custom art work, Mucca Pazza buttons, and maybe some Club Nintendo goodies, amongst other things that I will figure out-slash-want to keep a surprise!
**By local I mean you have to live in Chicago or close enough to come for a cupcake date–travel expenses are on you though. I’m just going to pay for your cupcake while we enjoy each other’s company. If you aren’t a local, but know you’ll be in Chicago for a specific span of time, then feel free to mention that you want to be considered for this too!