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2012 Holiday Twitter Giveaway! Holiday Giveaways

Official Rules


The following merchandise and/or services discount and/or giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for viewing, or as applicable, participation in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this Sweepstakes if you do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth below.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (50 states and District of Columbia) who are eighteen (18) year old and over as of the date of entry. Employees of Cardstore, Inc. (“Sponsor”), the entity or entities supplying the Prize(s) or providing any service(s) for any given Sweepstakes, and each of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, promotion, fulfillment, distribution, and public relations agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agencies (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize. Additionally, immediate family of such employees and their household members are not eligible for a chance to win. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, immediate family is defined as spouses, mothers, fathers, in-laws, grandmothers, grandfathers, siblings, step siblings, children, step children and grandchildren.  “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not.  This Sweepstakes is not endorsed by Twitter.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 10, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 14, 2012 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Within the Sweepstakes Period, there will be five (5) separate prize periods as set forth below (each a “Prize Period”):  

Prize Period

Starts on:

Prize Period Tweet

Ends on:


Dec. 10, 2012 after receipt of the Prize Period Tweet.    “Holiday Twitter Giveaway! How do you display your holiday cards? Reply using #cardstore for a chance to win:” 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 10, 2012. 


Dec. 11, 2012 after receipt of the Prize Period Tweet. “Holiday Twitter Giveaway! Do you include a newsletter in your holiday cards? Reply using #cardstore for a chance to win:” 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2012


Dec. 12, 2012 after receipt of the Prize Period Tweet “Holiday Twitter Giveaway! Do you use family photos in your holiday cards? Reply using #cardstore for a chance to win:” 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 12, 2012


Dec. 13, 2012 after receipt of the Prize Period Tweet “Holiday Twitter Giveaway! Have you sent your holiday cards? Reply using #cardstore for a chance to win:” 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 13, 2012


Dec. 14, 2012 after receipt of the Prize Period Tweet “Our LAST Holiday Twitter Giveaway! What’s your favorite holiday greeting? Reply using #cardstore for a chance to win:” 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2012

To enter, you must respond within the applicable Prize Period to the Prize Period Tweet made by Sponsor during the applicable Prize Period and include #cardstore in your response tweet.  Eligible entries for each Prize Period will be automatically entered into a random drawing from among all eligible entries for such Prize Period to be held on or about ten (10) days following the applicable Prize Period.  A total of five (5) potential winners will be selected for each Prize Period.  .  Non-winning eligible entries from one drawing will not carry forward into subsequent drawings.  Entries not in conformance with these rules or not submitted during the applicable Prize Period will be void. Those who do not answer the prompt or fail to include #cardstore will be disqualified. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible or misdirected entries, bugs, failures in servers, hardware or software transmission failure or loss or delayed or corrupted data transmissions or any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any portion of this Sweepstakes. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  One entry per person/email address for each Prize Period.  Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. 

NOTIFICATION: The potential winner will be notified via direct tweet that he/she, subject to verification, is a Prize winner. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during three (3) business days from Sponsor’s first attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate potential winner may be selected. The potential winner will need to direct respond to winning notification tweet to provide mailing address and email address associated with their existing Cardstore account. If a potential winner does not have a Cardstore account, he/she will need to set up an account and then contact us with the email associated with the account. There is no cost to create a Cardstore account. If any Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner may be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner may be selected.

WINNERS/PRIZES: Five (5) winners in each Prize Period will receive one card as a Prize.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $4.00 and the total ARV of all Prizes during each Prize Period is $20.  Total ARV for all Prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is $100.  No transfer, cash equivalent or Prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor may require winner(s) to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. Decisions made by Sponsor are final in all matters, including interpretation of these Official Rules and awarding of the Prize(s). If legitimately claimed, the Prize(s) will be awarded. In no event will more than the stated number of Prizes be awarded. All expenses not specified herein, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes, are each winner’s sole responsibility. PRIVACY: Any personally identifying information collected by entering the Sweepstakes shall only be used in a manner consistent with these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Please read the Sponsor’s privacy policy.

ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS/DISCLAIMER: All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Except where prohibited by law, by entering a Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, likeness and biographical data and/or any other information contained in his/her entry in advertising, promotional and marketing materials by Sponsor in any and all media now known or later devised and release Sponsor and the Sponsor Affiliates from all related liability. This grant of use is binding on each entrant’s heirs, assigns, executors, administrators and representatives. Winners may be required to sign, have notarized and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within five (5) days of receipt of such document(s) or the Prize will be forfeited. All Prize claims and winner materials will be verified by Sponsor. If any part of this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, because of any infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control which corrupts or threatens to corrupt or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Sweepstakes and Sponsor can perform the random drawings for all or part of the Prize Periods from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received applicable to such Prize Period prior to such cancellation, suspension or modification of the Sweepstakes.

RELEASE/LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: Winner, by acceptance of any Prize, agrees to release Sponsor and the Sponsor Affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of any Prize or while traveling to and from a location to obtain or use any Prize. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority. Neither Sponsor nor the Sponsor Affiliates make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any Prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Sponsor nor the Sponsor Affiliates are responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by Sponsor or the Sponsor Affiliates, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes and which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, inaccurate, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Any person who supplies false information, enters by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any Prize will forfeit the Prize won and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. Any action by entrant or any third party brought to enforce these rules or, in connection with any matters related to the Sponsor’s web site shall be brought only in either the State or Federal Courts located in Cleveland, Ohio and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. Each entrant further agrees to not knowingly: damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes; prevent others from using the Sweepstakes; or obtain or modify another user’s non-public account information without their consent. Submission of an entry is acknowledgment of and agreement to be bound by all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an e-mail entry, the entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


WINNERS LIST/CONTACT INFORMATION: A list of the winners’ names may be posted on or within ten (10) days after winners are verified. For a list of winners mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn – Holiday Giveaways Winners

Cardstore, Inc.

One American Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44144

© Cardstore, Inc.

Why Don’t You… November 13 – 14


Image from Google

… check our facebook giveaway series? Starting next week Cardstore is hosting a series of weekly giveaways on our facebook page just in time for the holiday season! There will be questions relating to the holidays for you to answer, and one lucky fan will win one of our awesome prizes each week. Be sure to become a fan at so you can enter the contest!


… create a beautiful placecard? Inspired by this stunning DIY placecard by Sweet Paul, all I can think about is what a perfect addition this would make to any Thanksgiving table. If you’re left with any extra time this weekend, I’d start crafting these to make them just right.

‘This is Home’ Project

I just stumbled across this wonderful DIY contest–the ‘This is Home’ Project. Contestants were to visually explore the concept of the ‘home’ for a chance of receiving their design on limited edition postcards. The projects were decorated with everything from Russian nesting dolls to sailboats, each with unique messages about what the home means to them.


And to my surprise, I saw one of the artists featured on the blog…none other than Tori Higa! Check out her interpretation of what the home means (pictured above) and see some of the other amazing entries below.



christopher_bettig at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award

Last weekend, stationary was featured in Jewels and Pinstripes’ VIP Celebrity Gift Bags at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Event honoring Matt Damon. Held each year at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, the extravagant event was attended by such A-list celebrities as Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Don Cheadle, Sarah Silvernman, Greg Kinnear, Robin Williams, and many more. The bags, worth more than $5,900 each, were filled with an amazing assortment of gifts including two sets of our personalized cards! OK! Magazine is extending the chance for one lucky winner to receive one of the American Cinematheque Award Gift Bags for themselves! Make sure to enter before April 16th, 2010 and good luck! Artist Giveaways



inkwit-giveaway artists Two Trick Pony and INK+WIT are hosting two fabulous giveaways–and they’re just in time to test the luck of the Irish.


Two Trick Pony is giving two lucky winners one dozen “green-inpired” greeting cards each. All their cards are screened printed by hand on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and packaged in biodegradable sleeves. To enter, sign up to receive the Two Trick Pony newsletter.


INK+WIT is giving away a Pommebirds letterpress print. All you have to do is leave a quote about birds or tranquility and you will be entered to win. Silliest Costume Contest and Giveaway Winners Announced! would like to thank everyone who participated in the Halloween Twitter Party Giveaway. We had a great time discussing everything from what to do with your jack-o-lantern after Halloween to ways to avoid a trick-or-treat candy sugar crash.  We also announced the winners of our Silliest Halloween Costume Contest.  If you missed it, here’s a recap:

1st Prize-Johnny 5 from Short Circuit: This guy stole the show with his reboot of the 80’s Classic (or, for the younger folk, the robot that looks A LOT like WALL-E)

Johnny 5 from Short Circuit

Johnny 5 from Short Circuit

Runner-Up- Gnome Baby: You better watch out, Travelocity Gnome, you have a pretty stiff competitor with this little guy!

Gnome Baby

Gnome Baby

Runner-up- Zoltar: Who can forget this Tom Hanks classic that convinced us a carnival game could actually make us ‘Big’?



Thanks to all our contest participants, it was impressive to see how creative people can be.  And now we have a long list of costume ideas for future Halloweens!

Moving on to the Giveaway, the following lucky winners have been selected via

* $50 Kohl’s gift card: Debra M
* $50 Kohl’s gift card: Jodi
* $30 Olive Garden gift card: Caroline H
* $30 Olive Garden gift card: Michelle M
* $10 Blockbuster gift card: Melisa C

All winners have been contacted via email or Twitter with instructions on how to claim their prizes.  Stay tuned to the Cardstyle blog for future offers and giveways! Twitter Party Tonight!

Just a reminder that our Silliest Halloween Costume Contest Twitter Party Finale is tonight!  Be sure to join us to find out who won the contest, as well as a chance to win amazing prizes and learn fun facts about Halloween.  Here are the details:

You’re invited to: a Twitter Party
Why: to reveal the winner of’s Silliest Halloween Costume Contest, and win great prizes!
When: TONIGHT, October 27th, from 5-6PM PT
Where: on Twitter (You will need to have a twitter account, it is extremely simple to sign up!)
How: Follow the #CSSilly hashtag (You can use services like TweetChat or TweetGrid to follow the conversation)

Hope to see you there!

Silly Costume Contest Twitter Finale Party & Giveaway

blog-banner-twitter1Join for a virtual Twitter Party on October 27th from 5-6PM PST to reveal the winner of our Silliest Halloween Costume contest! Will it be the Robot Boy, the Baby Gnome, or the Oompa Loompa Crew, perhaps?  Check out the photo album to vote for your favorite. The winner will be chosen based on the most number of ‘likes’ and comments on the official blog post, as well as by our expert panel of judges. Have a silly costume photo? You still have until Monday October 26th to enter your photo to

During the party, we’ll announce the winner of our Costume contest, give away over $300 worth of prizes (including gift cards from Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster and Olive Garden as well as an exclusive holiday stationery set), and offer helpful tips for making the best out of your Halloween night, including preventing a candy coma, and what you can do with your leftover jack-o-lanterns.

You also have the chance to win more great prizes by entering the Silly Costume Contest Giveaway!
Prizes include:
-2 Kohls gift cards for $50
-2 Olive Garden gift cards for $30
-1 Blockbuster gift card for $10

To Enter:
1. Leave a blog comment here on your favorite silly costume entry
2. Become a fan of on Facebook and leave a comment here
2. Follow Cardstyle on Twitter and leave on a comment here
3. Tweet about the party and leave a comment here
4. Tweet with the hashtag #CSSilly any time before 7pm PST on Tuesday, October 27th

Winners will be chosen via and revealed the following day, October 28th, on the Cardstyle blog. All entries must be completed by 7pm PST on October 27th.

Twitter Party Details:

You’re invited to: a Twitter Party
Why: to reveal the winner of’s Silliest Halloween Costume Contest, and win great prizes!
When: October 27th, from 5-6PM PT
Where: on Twitter (You will need to have a twitter account, it is extremely simple to sign up!)
How: Follow the #CSSilly hashtag (You can use services like TweetChat or TweetGrid to follow the conversation)’s Silliest Halloween Costume Contest Rules

silliest_costume_press_release’s rules for the Silliest Halloween Costume Contest are in.  So pull out your favorite silliest photos and read below to find out how you can submit your best photo and win!

Contest Start Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Contest End Date: Monday, October 26th, 2009 at midnight, PT

How to enter: Submit photos of you, your friends, your kids, or your pets via email to contests@ in pdf or jpg format.

Rules: One entry per person, all images must be the original work or the image rights must be owned by the entrant.  Top entries will be displayed online in the Facebook Photo Album and anyone can ‘like’ their favorite entries.

Prizes: $100 grand prize Barnes and Noble gift card plus additional prizes for runners-up

The winners will be chosen through a combination of # of likes received on the Facebook photo album (must be a Cardstore fan to ‘like’ entries) and comments left on the Cardstyle blog as well as through the influence of the panel of expert costume judges.  If you would like to leave a comment on the Cardstyle blog for your favorite entry, just be sure to post your comment to this blog post below, and indicate which costume you’re voting for in the comment.

Cardstore’s Silliest Costume Contest and Twitter Party!

Are you always the Halloween party guest with the best costume? Do you have photo albums from Halloweens past filled with shots of your (or your child or pet’s) creative ensembles? If so, invites you to show us your silliest Halloween costume for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble plus lots more spook-tacular prizes!

Join for a Twitter Party from 5-6PM PST on October 13th to kick-off our Silliest Halloween Costume contest. During the party, we’ll announce contest details, give away over $400 worth of prizes (including gift cards from Lowe’s, Sears, Blockbuster and Olive Garden as well as personalized thank you cards), and invite attendees to share their favorite Halloween stories, tips and costume ideas.

Here are the details:

You’re invited to: a Twitter Party

Why: to kick-off’s Silliest Halloween Costume Contest, and win great prizes!

When: October 13th, from 5-6PM PT

Where: on Twitter (You will need to have a twitter account, it is extremely simple to sign up!)

How: Follow the #CSSilly hashtag (You can use services like TweetChat or TweetGrid to follow the conversation)

Have questions? Please email me at

Check back on the Cardstyle blog and Facebook Page for contest updates.