Thursday, May 17, 2012

Can business cards change your life? A UPrinting Giveaway

I've been blogging for more than a year, and I have yet to do a giveaway.  Well, except that time I gave away a hundred bucks, but I don't really count that since it was out of my own pocket.

I'm talking about a sponsored giveaway. With free things. From a real company.

But today, my friends, is a momentous occasion.  Today is my first giveaway.  But before we jump in, I want to say a little something about blog sponsorships/working with brands/whatever you want to call it.

I have been hesitant to bring brands and products onto my blog. You see, I blog as a hobby.  That's not to say I can't be professional; I can and will be a great representative for products that I love.  (See what I mean?)  But I write because I love to write.

More importantly, I don't want to review anything and everything.  I want to talk about products because they genuinely make my life better. Because I think they actually have value. Because I use them every day, whether or not someone sends them to me for free. 

And so, you ask, why exactly is it that I believe so strongly in die-cut print business cards from UPrinting?

Well, you know I'd be lying if I said that these business cards would change your life.  The truth is, when I approached UPrinting about this giveaway, it wasn't really about the business cards. (Though, they are super awesome. I can't decide between the circle ones and the leaf-shaped ones to take to BlogHer '12 in NYC this summer!) It was about the company. 

I've seen quite a few giveaways on quite a few blogs.  I've worked on pitches to companies and studied up about how to market yourself to companies you want to work with.  And, frankly, it's overwhelming.  But in my years of reading blogs, I've been impressed with how UPrinting works with bloggers.  They're approachable.  They're easy to get in touch with.  They take the intimidation factor out of getting started in working with companies.  They WANT to work with bloggers.  And they're willing to work with even little bloggers like me.  All in all, that's the kind of thing I can feel good about endorsing. 

So, I bring you The Spaghetti Westerner's first giveaway: 250 Die-cut business cards. I even got all fancy and used this crazy Rafflecopter widget to make your life easier and give you lots of options for getting extra entries.  I like you that much. ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Information: 
  • 250 Die-cut Business Cards for one (1) winner 
  • 2×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×2″ Rounded Corners, 1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×3.5″ Leaf, 2×3.5 Rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ Half-Circle Side, 2×3.5″ Oval, or 2.5″ Circle 
  • 14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated 
  • 6 Business days print turnaround time 
  • Free US shipping only

1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above. 
2. No prize substitutions allowed. 
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period. 
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.

Disclaimer: You should assume that I will receive free print products in exchange for the post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions. Interested to hold a giveaway like this? Please sign up here