Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Holiday Giveaway!


Okay, everyone, this is the time of the year that we buy and buy and buy for everyone else. Or we try to budget as best we can and buy them (the kids, the spouse, the grandparents, etc.) smaller items, use coupons and freebies and go above and beyond to surprise everyone else in our worlds.

I'd like to offer you a chance to win something that is just for you.


Yes, YOU! (GASP!)


Okay, okay ... you can also use the GC to get that perfect gift for someone on your list, but I really hope you use it for yourself!


I was recent given an opportunity to pick something to review from NOVICA,
one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. They have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts and home decor items on their website.

And while choosing something for myself (review to come later!) I fell in love with their products. The jewelry. Oh, the jewelry.


They also have loads of items to choose from in their Corporate Gifts collection. And pssst, guess what? They have a jewelry section there, as well. Go look!


They have a beautiful assortment of green items. Unique items, even a section of things for under $30! You can buy something for yourself AND a gift for someone else!


And on top of all these incredible items that help people across our great world, Novica also has a Microfinance program, where you can help to loan money to people -- loans as "small" as $25 -- to help them get themselves started as a
business. You can apply for or contribute to a loan here.

So Novica has offered me a $50 gift card to give to one of my loyal readers. I'm so excited! Keep reading to find out how to enter:

MANDATORY ENTRY:

-- Go over to NOVICA.com and let me know one item you are totally interested in.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES:
-- Follow me through GFC
-- Follow me on Twitter @Goodgirlgonered
-- Follow Novica on Twitter @Novica

-- Tweet about this giveaway (you can copy and paste if you'd like) and provide a link:
Head on over to @goodgirlgonered to enter a @Novica #Giveaway today! http://bit.ly/i97ywC

-- Tell me one Charitable thing you have done this past year (2010)! This is on the honor system, but an extra entry if you can *prove* it (show me a link to the post about it, etc.)!

Winner will be drawn the morning of Monday, December 13th.
Thanks for playing and good luck!

** I borrowed Novica's logo for this Giveaway. I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway, but will be posting an item to review from them. That upcoming review was not in payment for hosting this giveaway. It was my choice to split the available credit to a review and giveaway for my readers, at their offering.**

Congrats to Commenter #5, royaldixie who said:
I follow in GFC, newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

43 comments:

  1. What a neat website. I'd never looked at them before. I like the wooden Christmas ornament set - so cute!

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  3. I love the cobalt spirals pitcher! Thanks

    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. I follow in GFC
    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. Every year the multiples club I'm in adopts a family. Last week I went shopping for the mom in the family we adopted, and got her a bunch of toiletries.

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  6. I follow on twitter @royaldixie

    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. I follow Novica on Twitter @royaldixie

    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. I donated to Toys for Tots this year. I have a certificate to prove it!

    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. Love Novica! These earrings for my sil: Opal button earrings, 'Vibrations'

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  10. following novica on twitter @shellthings

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  11. tweeted: http://twitter.com/shellthings/status/11445553116221440

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  12. Links to spreading awareness about Mission Monkey count? I don't have much "proof" of good other than that.

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  13. Um... so I have expensive taste... I love love love the wristlets and clutches. For me of course... but my mom would really like the turquoise jewelry!

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  14. The kids and I fed the homeless at a local restaurant on Thanksgiving day... that was my red-sweatered arm on the front page of your paper :)

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  15. I emailed you my proof...lest I out myself on your blog :)

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  16. I'd get the Onyx and amethyst beaded necklace, 'Enchantment'.

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  17. I follow you publicly on gfc

    nblexp (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I follow you on twitter as c5519

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  19. I follow Novica on twitter as c5519

    nblexp at gmail dot com

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  20. I knitted squares to be sewn into afghans for residents of Pine Ridge Reservation (Afghans for Pine Ridge group on ravelry)

    http://thatlittlehouse.blogspot.com/2010/05/charity-squares-sent-in-may.html

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

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  21. What a great resource for gifts! I love the Caribbean Sea cocktail glasses from Mexico. I think drinking cocktails from those would make me feel like I was on vacation!

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  22. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MyBookRetreat/status/12547080664907779

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  23. I've been giving away tons of clothes and toys over the past few weeks to Goodwill, my daughter's school and needy kids in our community.

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  24. I like the 'Fern Love" silver plated earrings.

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  25. Following through Google Friend Connect. youngwifestale at gmail dot com

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  26. I definitely love and can't wait to order...Cotton Shoulder Bag 'Maya Lake'. I also think Maya Lake is a good name for a little girl. Happy SITS day. I am also going to follow on GFC.

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  27. On my NOVICA wish list is the 'Ivory Sonata' Hammock!

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  28. Tweeted about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/Mommy2Marlie/status/13289838446903296

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  29. Following Novica on Twitter @Mommy2Marlie

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  30. The one charitable thing I did this year that I am most proud of was participating in World Kindness Day by performing a random act of kindness. I passed out socks to the homeless downtown.

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  31. here is the link to my blog post about my charity work (random acts of kindness)
    http://marlieandmommy.blogspot.com/2010/11/world-kindness-day.html

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  32. Wowza, thanks for the intro to NOVICA. I have a whole new website to drool over! I'm so darn indecisive, but I'm loving the Peridot pendant necklace, 'Peace Messenger'.

    I've attached a link to my latest blog entry...I was moved by a request to help needy families in my community. My husband and I are foregoing gifts this year so that we can provide the children of another family with new coats and toys. It'll be tight since we have three children of our own, but it feels incredible. http://www.narragansettnumber7.com/2010/12/dear-santa.html

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