Thursday, July 30, 2009

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Giveaway

I'm taking a small break from discussing chiggers and bromances to bring you a $50 Giftcard giveaway from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

Did you know that a recent Harvard study found that people who made a point of looking at flowers first thing in the morning actually felt cheerier and even more energetic throughout the day? I didn't either. But if I can be cheerier and more energetic, bring on the flowers!! (Did I just read "cheerier"? Perhaps my belly dance 'buddy' could benefit as well :D )

Here's an example of the benefits associated with certain flowers/scents:

Scents:





  • Lavender – Considered a natural remedy for insomnia, the scent of lavender can prompt your body to produce a calming compound which promotes relaxation and helps relax and alleviate stress. Check out the Lavender Dish Garden
    ($49.99) or the Crabtree & Evelyn® Lavender Hatbox
    (SALE $55.99)

  • Mint – With a scent that immediately awakens, the smell of fresh mint is refreshing and purifying to both the body and soul. Check out the Summer Herb Garden Trio
    ($44.99) or the Taste of Tea
    ($16.99)

Colors:

  • Light Purple & Blue – These hues are soothing and can help relieve tension and reduce anxiety. Use these colored arrangements to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility. Check out the Blue Hydrangea
    ($59.95) or the Blue Purple Arrangement By Jane Packer ($100.00)
  • Yellow – A cheerful and uplifting color, yellow enhances alertness, increases self-esteem and can strengthen overall wellbeing. Try sunflowers such as Martha Stewart Golden Sunflower Bouquet
    ($59.95)
For those of you budding Martha Stewarts, Julie Mulligan, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s floral lifestyle expert, recently did a blog post about the “power of flowers
" so if you’re interested in learning some of her tricks of the trade for easily incorporating fresh flowers into everyday d├ęcor click on the link above.


Blogging can be exhausting, so take time out to smell the roses! Or send flowers to somebody special....and no, I do not mean bromance bros!

Here's how to enter:

Go to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and tell me your fave flower arrangement.

I like the Summer Herb Garden Trio (below right - $34.99)

For additional entries:
1. Tell me your favorite color (mine's Lime Green)
2. Tweet about the giveaway
3. "Follow" my blog on Blogger*
4. Subscribe to my blog*
5. Fave my blog on Technorati
6. StumbleUpon, Kirtsy or Digg any Carma Sez blog post that you've particularly enjoyed
7. Blog about the giveaway and link back to my blog
8. Post about the giveaway on Facebook

*please leave a separate comment for each additional entry. If you are already a follower, please still tell me so in a separate comment. Thanks!

The giveaway ends on Thursday August 6th at 8:00pm EST.

102 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

since it's a giveaway, I will forgive the interruption to the bromance saga and the chigger chronicles :-) hee hee!

ok, down to business. One of my faves from 1-800-flowers is the sweetheart bouquet by Julie Mulligan. too cute!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I can't be constricted to one fave color....so, my fave colors are pink, yellow, green...sometimes red and sometimes blue. :-)

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I tweeted! rockin' robin, tweet, tweet!

http://twitter.com/mynetfinds/status/2936797171

Housewife Savant said...

I'm first, or fourth, if I take too long...
My favorite color is green. The shade changes seasonally.
I thought reading blogs first thing in the morning was best.
I like the Summer Herb Garden too, cuz my kitchen reno will be done in 2013 or '14 and I'll be all about the cooking with fresh herbs, or take out. Whichev.
I follow. I'll Tweet (but that means the end of "I just used the men's room at Culvers.") and I'm gonna post it on facebook.
...fingers crossed!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I am your most devoted follower (suck up)!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I subscribed!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

this lovely giveaway is now posted on my sidebar :-) my birthday wish is to win! hee hee

Lucy said...

I love flowers!!

My favorite color: Blue, all different shades, I really like BLUE!!

Lucy said...

I follow you on blogger!

smdrm said...

I like the Summer Dunes™ arrangement.

smdrm said...

My favorite color is blue

smdrm said...

I'm a subscriber

Tina said...

My favorite is the Phalaenopsis in Black and Silver Planter. I think this plant is quite sexy. http://ww12.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=18032&dataset=1012&cm_cid=d1012

Tina said...

My favorite color is purple.

Tina said...

I am a follower

Tina said...

I am also a subscriber :)

Tina said...

I favorited you on Technowhatever it's called!

Tina said...

Don't know if this counts, but I tweeted. http://twitter.com/TinaAKAPeachez/status/2937608424

Tina said...

I also facebooked it, but I don't think we are friends on there (now how did that happen?) so I am not sure how you will see it.

Jodi said...

What a great giveaway! Who doesn't want fresh flowers?! I especially love the Fields of Europe arrangement on 1-800-Flowers. Thanks so much!

Jodi said...

My favorite color is Orange. Thanks so much!

Jenna Z said...

I really like the Multicolored Rose Bouquet. I hate all red roses but I can deal with pink and yellow!

Jodi said...

I'm a follower.

Jodi said...

I tweeted about your giveaway here:
https://twitter.com/crazeypoet/status/2938137517

lilybox said...

I can't take part in the give away (location=distance) but i love flowers. I don't have one favourite colour but i love white, lavender, pink and yellow. Blue not so much except for light blue hydrangeas. My fav. flower is hydrangea and anemone coming a close second. Sunflowers are indeed a pick me up flower. But yellow roses will bring a smile to your face. I woke up one morning and the first thing i saw was a yellow rose right by my window. It brought a smile to my face and i will never forget that day considering that was last year summer.

Lucy said...

I just tweeted!!!!

Oh, and made a deal with Tina on Facebook, she did the Facebook post(lol)

Melissa B. said...

Roses are my thing. Yellow or Red, Pink or White. I love the sweetheart bouquet!

Amanda said...

What do you tell you my favorite arrangement? They are ALL my faovrite. Look at you with the AWESOME giveaways.


Can I Win one already???

Later dude.

Amanda

theselfloveproject said...

awsome giveaway..

i am a follower on blogger..

Thanks for stopping by my blog few times,,,we appreciate your continued support...April and I plan to update every monday!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would love to enter for my mom, she's always wanting flowers for a surprise.

I loved the Fields of Europe™

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, and I LOVE the color purple.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Leland Sage said...

Ooooh. Free flowers, huh? Yankee Girl loves flowers, specifically tulips, so I'll probably get her those.

Leland Sage said...

And now I'm following your blog.

Robin said...

Fabulous post.....and what a lovely giveaway. :-D

My favorite arrangement is the
Gorgeous Green Bouquet by Jane Packer
Hand-tied bouquet of lilac roses, green chrysanthemums, Cordyline 'Compacta' and ornamental cabbage, accented by realistic apples
Paired with a beautiful lime green ceramic vase; measures 10"H x 4"W

http://ww32.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=17574&dataset=1006&cm_cid=d1006

Have a beautiful day

Robin said...

Oh and I'm a follower Carma :-)

Robin said...

Oh and my favorite color is robin's egg blue

Robin said...

I twittered about your lovely giveaway too. :-)

Karen said...

I like the Peruvian lillies!

Karen said...

Oh, and my favorite color is red. No wimpy reds though. I like bright, bold fire engine red!

Karen said...

And another thing... I Tweeted about your giveaway (twice). (Can you tell I really like flowers????)

Janna Bee said...

I like the Flower trug by Jane Carroll

Janna Bee said...

Right now (it changes) my favorite color is purple.

Janna Bee said...

Following your blog!

Janna Bee said...

Faved you on technorati

Yaya said...

I love 1800Flowers! I order through there all the time. Most recently I fell in love with the 'Making Lemonade bouquet' and sent it to my friend after she had an accident.

Yaya said...

my favorite color is ORANGE

Yaya said...

I follow!

BIBI said...

Okay. Count me in. I am a follower and I love your blog Carma girl.

Gretchen said...

Wow.!! What a great giveaway.. I would love to win a 1-800-Flowers $50 giftcard.

Kaylen said...

I would LOVE to have the tangerine bonsai. Super cute AND produces something you can eat!!

TMC said...

I like the cat palm floor plant. I have a tall ceiling in my kitchen and would love to have a tall plant like that stretching up.

TMC said...

My favourite colour at the moment is dark purple.

Funny thing is, I recently learned that my 3rd Eye chakra is rather blocked and it's said that eating blue and purple foods are helpful for that problem. Go figure!

TMC said...

I tweeted about the contest! I'm @returntorural.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'm following.

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

blogged too:

http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2009/08/saturday-sweep.html


-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Natalie Jane said...

I love the Martha Stewart Vibrant Blossom Bouquet. The vase is as lovely as the flowers.

Natalie Jane said...

My favorite color is yellow!

Natalie Jane said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my sidebar!

mub said...

I like the Cactus Dish Garden!

mub said...

My fav color is orange =)

S Club Mama said...

I would send the flowers to my mom so for her, I would pick the exotic breeze orchids or the make lemonade in a vase (beautiful).

S Club Mama said...

my favorite color is grass green - not too neon, not too dark. :)

April said...

i really like the Martha Stewart `Movie Star` Roses!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Adry Viola said...

I'm a follower now! :)

Adry Viola said...

My favorite is anything with Daisies! I'm a daisy fanatatic. There is something sweet, innocent and romantic about them. Simple and beautiful. That's my motto!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

thanks for stopping by my site! what a great giveaway!

i'd love the martha stewart tropical gift box. i'm a sucker for fruit!!!

DiPaola Momma said...

Hey it's Carma.. my fella welcomista! And the juggling maven of SITS vid fame!!

OOOH I likey flowers.. saddly The DH doesn't seem to GET THAT!!! Even though they call it French Country Side. That one is my favorite because it reminds me of Tuscany and the long over due honeymoon we had last year. I say next SITScation ITALY!! sure, huh?

Joy said...

Cupcake In Bloom is my favorite. It is so creative and clever.

Joy said...

Favorite color would be pink.

Joy said...

I'm following :o)

Joy said...

Tweeted! Here: http://twitter.com/joytotheblog

Joy said...

I subscribed on Yahoo!

Joy said...

I posted this giveaway on my husband's facebook, does that count? {I don't have one myself.}

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1073558178&ref=nf

Joy said...

I "favorited" you on Technorati. My User ID is autumnsensation111. :o)

Joy said...

I Stumbled your 6 Word Saturday post because that video is so cute.

My Stumble Upon ID is autumnsensation.

Joy said...

I just posted about it on my blog:

http://joytotheblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/carma-sez-1-800-flowers-giveaway.html

bigmamacass said...

I like the Rose Elegance Premium Long Stem Red Roses cause I LOVE roses. Always have. :)

bigmamacass said...

My favorite color is Red. It is everywhere in my house and in my life. It's my happy color. :)

bigmamacass said...

I don't know how to follow your blog on blogger but I am subscribed to your blog on Google Reader :)

Mimi said...

August's Bouquet is my very favorite bouquet.

Mimi said...

My favorite color is yellow. Lime green is my second favorite!

ArtSnark said...

favorite arrangement: Martha Stewart Lily Meadow Bouquet

ArtSnark said...

favorite color: Hmm... periwinkle today (changes sometimes)

ArtSnark said...

faved you on technocrati

Lindsay said...

My favorite is the Sorbet Bouquet™! All are gorgeous, but I;m a sucker for anything pink and or with tea roses! :)

THANKS for the chance!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

My favorite colors are red and pink!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

My favorite colors are red and pink!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

Following you now!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

Amy B said...

I love the earth colors...and the fields of Europe is so pretty. My sister sent it to me the day I got my diagnosis. I LOVED it.

Amy B said...

Follow you on Twitter...

I tweeted.

AmyB11569Win me..I mean you some flowers. http://bit.ly/11xWVw

Amy B said...

Oh and favorite colors..I like the bright yellow sunflowers..so pretty.

Amy B said...

I already follow your blog.

Amy B said...

I already subscribe to your blog. I sound like a stalker..LOL

Amy B said...

I have you faved on Technorati

Amy B said...

I posted on facebook.

Carolyn G said...

I love the peruvian lillies

Carolyn G said...

I follow you

Carolyn G said...

My favorite color is pink!

Carolyn G said...

subscriber

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

I LOVE the Spathiphyllum Floor Plant shown here:
http://ww12.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=3084&dataset=10294&cm_cid=d10294

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

My favorite color is RED!

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♥ Teresa ♥ said...

I now follow you!

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