The Big Blog Giveaway

by Veronica on January 29, 2008

in Life

And before you get all excited, no, I am not giving my blog away. Just sayin’.


So about the blogosphere I have been seeing these little buttons. Isn’t it pretty? Click on it, and it will take you to a pretty awesome blog.

Okay the whole point to this is that I offer something to give away.

Now bear in mind that I live in Australia which ups my postage costs quite a bit and I am a complete cheapskate thrifty person, so I want to make this easier on everyone involved.

I was going to offer you a crossstitch that I stitched with my very own hands, but then I discovered that Nathan had packed the study and I couldn’t find it. And no one wants to win a cross stitch that they haven’t seen and may possibly be horribly lost by now.
THEN I was going to offer a crocheted baby blanket, but I don’t think the shop sells the wool I like anymore. Plus, then we come back to that whole postage debacle.

So then I was going to offer a book. But again with the postage. (Postage should really be free to blog friends. Lets all tell the post offices that okay?)

So now I have had a good long think and I am offering 2 choices. IF you live in Australia I will offer you a $25 Coles Myer gift card (is the Myer bit still in the name? I mean, after they sold Myer?).

Gift Card

IF you live outside of Australia (Yes, I know that is 99% of my readers) I will be offering $25 via Paypal. If you have some great objection to Paypal then if you win, you and I can work out something that suits us both. Maybe a Starbucks card or something?

Come what may I WILL be offering $25AU worth of something to someone.

TO ENTER: simply comment on this post and tell me what your favourite hot drink is. This is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike. All you need is a valid email address.

Prizes will be drawn 8pm Sunday night, MY time zone. So that is Saturday evening/Sunday morning for US readers.

Subscribe to my feed to get yourself a second entry. Just mention in your comment that you have subscribed and I will enter you twice.Β  (Hey, you can always delete me at the end of the competition if you don’t like my writing!)

(To my regular readers, I won’t be emailing in reply to these comments. I still love you though, K? PLEASE don’t think that I have abandoned you! It isn’t true!)

Becky January 29, 2008 at 11:08 am

Happy Blog carnivalling!
I’d love to enter. Sweet of you to have the US/Austrailia option. : )

Beth_C January 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

My favorite hot drink is coffee! Thanks for the generous give away!

Beth_C’s last blog post..My Celebrity Look Alike?

Alana January 29, 2008 at 11:27 am

Isn’t the Internet an incredible thing! I love hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows! Take care.

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aubrey January 29, 2008 at 11:27 am

I love chai. And hot tea.

Thanks for the giveaway!

aubrey’s last blog post..Speaking of good ideas

Elizabeth January 29, 2008 at 11:28 am

I would love to be entered. My favorite hot drink is a nice, relaxing cup of hot tea!!

Elizabeth’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway!!!!

Deborah January 29, 2008 at 11:36 am

hot chocolate with whipped cream! please enter me!

Deborah’s last blog post..This Week’s Book Giveaway

Jessica January 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

I am a hot chocolate girl! Thanks for your giveaway.

Jessica’s last blog post..Giveaway — Stockpile items

Bettina January 29, 2008 at 11:47 am

Hot milo of course………… cos my mum gave me milo to go and go and go………. lol

enter me!! me!!

Bettina’s last blog post..A Hard Truth

julie January 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm

A caramel macciato. Caramel and milk and espresso. Yum!

julie’s last blog post..Bald Eagles in Eagle River, Alaska.

Pam Romero January 29, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Starbucks Decaf Peppermint Mocha!

Jenni January 29, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Wow! What a nice giveaway! I’d take paypal or starbucks — caramel apple cider…yummy!!

budandjenni @

Jenni’s last blog post..Soy Candle Giveaway!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah January 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I’m an American, but I wouldn’t say no to PayPal money.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah’s last blog post..Two Birds, One Stone

Tara January 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Who the heck is going to turn down $25??

Veronica, you rock my world (well, you and my husband…)

Tara’s last blog post..It’s Give-Away time!!

Christy January 29, 2008 at 12:30 pm

My favorite hot drink is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Heather January 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Hmmm. Hot chocolate I guess. I don’t usually drink hot drinks I guess!

Heather’s last blog post..The Sound of Silence

Amanda January 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm

My favorite hot drink is a Mocha from Starbucks. Really, I’m a fan of anything chocolate. What a great giveaway — count me in!

(Also, love your header and sorry for your struggle. I understand that long, hard road.)

Amanda’s last blog post..Walk Like a Murderer

Naomi (Urban Mummy) January 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Free money? Cool. What about Tim Tams (is that what they are called? Those yummy Aussie cookies?)

Naomi (Urban Mummy)’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways! Free Stuff!

Dawn January 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn πŸ™‚

(contact info – dawn at

Dawn’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

Shannon January 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Please enter me! I’m a hot chocolate lover. Bonus if it has whipped cream.

Amity January 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I am a coffee addict for sure!!! Please enter me πŸ™‚

Amity’s last blog post..Burrrrr

Brandi January 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Homemade hot cocoa is my favorite hot drink, oh, and so is Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Starbucks!!! I appreciate you offering to we US folks. Wish I could do the same–hopefully someday!

Jes January 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Chai Tea latte please!

lceel January 29, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Wow. 25 bucks. Cool. My favorite hot drink is Irish Coffee. Obviously, I can’t drink it ALL the time, so mostly I just drink black coffee, but my fave is the aforementioned Irish.

BTW .. sorry about that ponderous breast thing earlier .. I got carried away with myself.


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janethesane January 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

How fun! I’d love to enter. My favorite hot drink is Stephens Gourmet Hot Cocoa in Mint Truffle. Mmmmm πŸ™‚

janethesane’s last blog post..Old Memories

chelsea January 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I love hot apple cider and its cousin, Wassail. Do they have that down yonder?

chelsea’s last blog post..Giveaway!

Ali January 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

i love chai

Kim January 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Wow, I have no objections at all to paypal! πŸ™‚ Oh, and i’m subscribing to your feeds πŸ™‚

C Gibbs January 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

My favorite hot dreak is Chai Latte….preferably topped with whipped cream! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Erin January 29, 2008 at 1:43 pm

My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate! πŸ™‚

TT January 29, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Starbucks rock Mocha Frapachino!!

Mona January 29, 2008 at 2:04 pm


Mona’s last blog post..Shopping My Own “Private Collection”

serina January 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm

i love coffee!

serina’s last blog post..The Worse Five Minutes of Her Life

Kathy in WA January 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Coffee – Starbucks Americano with 2 inches steamed milk. πŸ™‚


Taz January 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

hot chocolate with whipped cream.. yummo

Geri January 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Great Giveaway!!! Thanks

hot chocolate

Geri’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway Day!

alejna January 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

How I can choose among my many loves? A nice steamy latte, a hot chocolate with infinite piles of cool whipped cream, a cup of orange pekoe tea with a bit of milk…You cannot make me choose!

alejna’s last blog damn cat, no damn hat

Karen (Misc Mum) January 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm

I’ll enter – but if I win could I ask if you could pay via paypal and I can donate the money to my 2008 charity?

Oh – and hot mocha with marshamallows

Karen (Misc Mum)’s last blog post..Trying out the β€˜Charlie and Lola’ diet

Kristi January 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Thanks! πŸ™‚

Kristi’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

wendy January 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

hot apple cider! yummy!

Rachel January 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Sign me up!!

irma January 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Starbucks is a winner at
my house. I would have to share it.
Who doesn’t like starbucks.

irma’s last blog post..Chevrolet’s Project Driveway Program

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls January 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Hot chocolate! Yum! πŸ™‚

Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Heads or Tails #20 – Who would you like to meet and why?

Cindi Hoppes January 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Hello, I don’t want to be a pain. I live in the US and I can’t do paypal because of identity theft. Anything your would choose otherwise, would make me a happy camper! Thanks very much, Cindi

Wendy January 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

oooh, Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Chocolate with Mint! yummmmmmy! :o)

Inna January 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Tea! πŸ™‚

Rachel January 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Hot Chocolate! With oreo cookies to dip in it πŸ™‚
I’m subscribing to your blog!!!

Rachel’s last blog post..Rachel Cooks….Peanut Sesame Noodles!

Sharon January 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I added you to my reader. I don’t have any Australian blogs yet! And I love most anything hot (tea, chocolate, mocha)

Sharon’s last blog post..Two quick thoughts

witchypoo January 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Strong coffee. Black. No sugar. Plenty of it.
No Starbucks card, eh?
Money’s good.

witchypoo’s last blog post..You can see your farts

witchypoo January 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm

I’m already subscribed to your feed. It nourishes me almost as well as coffee does.

witchypoo’s last blog post..You can see your farts

Aimee Fontenot January 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I love dark hot chocolate filled with marshmallows…and Paypal is awesome too. LOL

stacey January 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

i am enjoying the new skinny mochas!

stacey’s last blog post..Old School

The Chatty Housewife January 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

My favorite hot drink is a seasonal latte at starbucks (gingerbread, eggnog etc) and when they don’t have those, I order vanilla.

A starbucks gift card would rock!


The Chatty Housewife’s last blog post..Aspiring Concert Pianist

Deborah January 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm

My favorite hot drink is French Vanilla Coffee…I also love Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha it brings out at Christmas. I love flavored coffees.

Deborah’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways

Samantha Rawson January 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Please enter me. My favourite hot drink is tea, but hot chocolate comes close.

Samantha Rawson’s last blog post..Clear Out

Sileena January 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Hot raspberry tea or soy peppermint mocha are my FAVORITE hot drinks! I would totally like the paypal credit! Awesome!

Sileena’s last blog post..Bloggy giveaway carnival III

river January 29, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Who knew there were so many hot chocolate with marshmallows fans out there?
My favourite drink is water.

Breeze January 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I love cappucino!

sandy January 29, 2008 at 11:08 pm

wc mocha

Michelle C January 30, 2008 at 12:04 am

very neat idea.

Lisa O January 30, 2008 at 12:19 am

Fave hot drink is a Caffe Mocha.


Lisa O’s last blog post..Thankful Thursday

Burgh Baby's Mom January 30, 2008 at 12:26 am

Have you not been paying attention? Grande Nonfat Caramel Macchiatto, please! They make the world go round, I swear.

Oh, and I subscribed to your feed eons ago. I’m cool like that.

Burgh Baby’s Mom’s last blog post..Keeping it on the Down Low

Cindy January 30, 2008 at 12:49 am

Hot chocolate with cinnamon or peppermint! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks so much!

Cindy’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

Christina January 30, 2008 at 1:03 am

Yeah, baby!!! PLease enter me…

Christina’s last blog post..Thought for Today…

Koryn Hutchison January 30, 2008 at 1:23 am

What a beautiful child you have! Yes, please enter ME! I can think of a gaziollion things to do with Paypal money!
Oh, yes, and I too am in on the giveaway train! Find mine at to enter!

Hjordi January 30, 2008 at 1:27 am

caramel macchiato… yum!

Hjordi’s last blog post..warmer days…

Michelle January 30, 2008 at 1:28 am

My current favourite hot drink is the Milky Way hot chocolate at Dunkin Donuts. Mmmmmm! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Crystal B. January 30, 2008 at 1:43 am

Cappaccino is my favorite hot drink.

ktjrdn January 30, 2008 at 1:51 am


ktjrdn’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway #4

Narelle January 30, 2008 at 2:01 am

G’day! I am an Aussie, but I live in Texas! Always like to stumble across someone from home! Please enter me in your giveaway as well! Nice stopping by!

Narelle’s last blog post..And Last but not Least….

Tyna Begley January 30, 2008 at 2:25 am

Hmmm…favorite hot drink would be Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte!

Tyna Begley’s last blog post..Giveaway Carnival!

Tia January 30, 2008 at 2:46 am

My favourite hot drink is Coffee Direct Fairtrade coffee for cafetieres

Tia’s last blog post..Giveaway 2 – Dora the Explorer

Ashley January 30, 2008 at 2:57 am

Raspberry hot chocolate for sure!!! Enter me please!

Harlan January 30, 2008 at 3:15 am

Great contest. My favorite hot drink is Carmel Frappacino.


Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings January 30, 2008 at 3:16 am

fave hot drink is coffee

Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I’m giving away.

Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

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Maddy January 30, 2008 at 3:44 am

Don’t need any prizes but my favourite drink would be tea – no surprise there.

Maddy’s last blog post..I love California

Cynthia Arguelles January 30, 2008 at 4:14 am

Please count me in!!!
My favorite drink is chai latte with vanilla.

nicole January 30, 2008 at 4:19 am

I love the name of your blog. My favorite hot drink is coffee with Kahlua. I’ve no doubt I can find something to spend 25 dollars of paypal money on. Thanks!

nicole’s last blog post..35 Weeks

Rachel R. January 30, 2008 at 4:23 am

Definitely hot chocolate!

Rachel R.’s last blog post..Little Things

Someone Being Me January 30, 2008 at 4:32 am

$25.00 on PayPal could get me some great stuff on eBay. Please sign me up. I love Cafe Mochas from Starbucks.

Someone Being Me’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

teeni January 30, 2008 at 4:33 am

Hi! I found you through Witchypoo and have to say that my favorite hot drink is hot chocolate! Any kind of milk will do – dairy, rice, nut milk – basically everything but soy (for health reasons) and since it is winter and cold where I am now – I am certainly enjoying my share. I just posted about it as a matter of fact! πŸ™‚ Anyway, thanks for the contest and an opportunity to win a little bit of money. That’s always fun.

teeni’s last blog post..β€˜Tis the Season

Kelly Gates January 30, 2008 at 5:03 am

Enter me in this one!

cookiebitch January 30, 2008 at 5:08 am

Coffee with some Baileys Irish Cream added. Warms you up inside and out. If only they had Bailey’s Irish Cream at work.

cookiebitch’s last blog post..THE GREAT INTERVIEW EXPERIMENT

kate 5405 January 30, 2008 at 5:11 am

My favorite hot drink is chai tea.

Debbie Piper January 30, 2008 at 5:12 am

My favorite hot drink is Gluhwein. It is a hot, spiced red wine drink that I used to have when I lived in Germany. It is a festive, fun beverage that is great to drink when it is cold outside!

Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

Debbie Piper’s last blog post..Pan Am Flight 103

Heidi January 30, 2008 at 5:23 am

My favorite hot drink is hot tea during this time of the year, although I really like most of them.

Thanks very much! Have a good time with the contest!

Heidi’s last blog post..Trash Talk from the Mouths of Babes

Erin January 30, 2008 at 5:34 am

My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate! Generous giveaway – thanks!

Erin’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways

Sandy (Momisodes) January 30, 2008 at 5:40 am

What a sweet event! You’re awesome πŸ™‚

My favorite hot drink is Mango Green Tea…yum πŸ˜›

Sandy (Momisodes)’s last blog post..So What If I’m Late?

jessica hekman January 30, 2008 at 5:42 am

I’d have to say caramel machiattos are my favorite hot drink πŸ™‚

jessica hekman’s last blog post..A nice rainy weekend

amyd29 January 30, 2008 at 5:58 am

i love hot coco with whipped cream!

Lissete January 30, 2008 at 6:35 am

What a great giveaway. Nice of you to include everyone! For my next giveaway I will definitely do an internet GC as well so that I don’t have to exclude anyone!

I’m adding you to my Bloglines as well!

Lissete’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaways!!

Leone January 30, 2008 at 6:48 am

My favorite hot drink is apple cider. I drink it year round! Thanks for the entry!

robin January 30, 2008 at 7:08 am

my fav hot drink would have to be hot chocolate

Denise January 30, 2008 at 7:09 am

How thoughtful for you to include everyone. That is so neat! I love paypal – – I’m always needing money for my eBay purchases. LOL My favorite hot drink is a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha. MmmmM!

I love your blogging title….yes, eventually you WILL get to sleep all night again. πŸ™‚

Old Knudsen January 30, 2008 at 7:48 am

My favourite hot drink is vinegar, goat’s blood with some dill and onion added.

Can I have the money in used untraceable small bills please?

Old Knudsen’s last blog post..Tarzan Star To Tell All

Shannon January 30, 2008 at 8:00 am

I don’t really like hot drinks…I can do a latte every now and then….but I much prefer the iced coffees and teas!

Shannon’s last blog post..Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth begin!

Melanie January 30, 2008 at 8:39 am

Coffee. Strong. Black. Early. Often.

Christine January 30, 2008 at 8:41 am

My fav hot drink is currently a chai latte… hot chocolate is always yummy, too!

Christine’s last blog post..Mission: My Bedroom Entry

Sara January 30, 2008 at 10:13 am

Please sign me up! I’m in the US!

Sara’s last blog post..Starlightcreationsdotblogspotdotcom!

frogpondsrock January 30, 2008 at 11:07 am

wow .. I like coffee.. black and strong…

cheers kim

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frogpondsrock January 30, 2008 at 11:08 am

and another comment just to bring you up to the magical 100.. cause I am nice like that xxx


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