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5.24.2009

RAFFLE

You might have noticed a countdown ticker in the right hand toolbar.
Let's explain, shall we?

When I started The Scrap Review I was searching to make a site where you got real reviews that were never altered by selling ad space. I knew it would be a lot of work, but felt that the Scrapping world needed it. Other craft review sites not only sell ad space, but they also send out letters to manufacturers promising to not "air their dirty laundry" if they agree to donate product and creates a bias, therefore compromising the integrity of the review. This is completely the opposite of what we are trying to achieve with this site.

And the site runs for free right? Wrong. LOL!

That's what I thought too, but I quickly learned (and so did my credit card) that this site cannot run for free and remain all that it is.

But just what are the costs involved?
- domain names registration.
- prize packs to mail.
- galleries needed upgrading to a PRO account for the blinkies to work.
- newsletter account upgrades for exceeding the free limit of subscribers.
- postage to mail review materials to team members.

...and it goes on from there.

So what to do? Me and Ashley thought about this long and hard and set up what we hope is a win/win for both our team and our readers. So this coming June 1st starts a week long ...

TSR SUPER-RAFFLE!



Woo Hoo! We have been working around the clock to garner donations from some pretty amazing companies to give away to you...raffle style. And when I say prizes...I mean HUGE PRIZES! I am actually a bit envious that I can't enter! Most of the vendors involved have put together prize packs beyond $100 in value and there will be multiple raffles each and every day.

Check back here on Friday, May 29th for details on how the raffle is going to work and find out how YOU could win some fabulous prizes!

But for now, spread the word and display the blinkie.
We will be watching and surfing your blogs this week.
If we spot our raffle blinkie on your blog you could win a special door prize! Leave a comment here with the link to your blog.
Woot!


83 comments:

Christi in AZ said...

I've got the raffle blinkie on my blog!! http://azchristiscraps.blogspot.com/ cannot wait to see the goodness that comes from it!!!

scrappyart said...

I put the blinkie on my blog. Can't wait to check back on Friday. http://scrappyart-scrappyart.blogspot.com/

AngMomof3 said...

Here's my blog address where you'll find your blinkie: http://mom-e-memoirs.blogspot.com/

Love the idea to help sustain your blog without advertising. It's a big challenge for you!

Amanda Profumo said...

Oh my... the suspense is killing me! I'll be back Friday, but in the mean time, the blinkie is on my blog:
www.CraftyPaperGirl.Blogspot.com

Sara Wise said...

Added the blinkie to my blog!! http://justkeepscrappin.blogspot.com/
Sounds like fun! Great blog you have here!!!

Scrapycandy said...

I don't have a blog, but this info on costs was fascinating! I always wondered how this site worked. Keep up the good work and I hope your latest idea helps keep the site up and running! I'll check in as always. Thanks so much for being there!

JennE said...

This is too cool....can't wait!!
http://howitallhappens.blogspot.com/

Catherine said...

Just posted your blinkie and here is a link to my blog, My {View}
http://myview-catherine.blogspot.com/

Katt said...

What a wonderful idea! Can't wait to see the fabulous prizes! Just posted the blinkie on my blog!

Veronica said...

Well, that is an "easy" fix! Already have one of your blinkies and will be MORE THAN HAPPY to display the raffle one!! Going RIGHT NOW! Excited. Can't wait!!

Daniƫlla said...

Thats cool!!
Good luck with all the Blog hopping!!
Be blessed!

You can find your blinky @ mine;
http://flegmel.web-log.nl

Leslie said...

I love all the giveaways and such, but I really wish you guys would do more reviews!

Theresa said...

Getting my TSR blinkie on over at http://procrastinatingscrapper.blogspot.com/. Looking forward to the raffle - many thanks for the service you provide here at TSR!

Aly D said...

thanks for working so hard on all this...it's going to be so exciting!

Dettao said...

I am intrigued and look forward to seeing what you have in store.

Vicki said...

How exciting - got the blinkie on my blog too.
http://vickiparker.wordpress.com/

Cassie said...

Y'all are doing a great job!!Here is my blinkie: http://somethingfromcassie.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

The raffle blinkie is on my blog, www.scrapquilt.blogspot.com. Love what you are doing!

Emilie Ahern said...

Leslie said...
I love all the giveaways and such, but I really wish you guys would do more reviews!..............................

We hear you Leslie! We had kind of a jumbled month in May and are scheduled to be back on track with more review in June.

Thanks for the feedback!

susan m said...

I have left the blinkie on my blog. Thanks for your fab blog. http://worldaccordingtosusan.blogspot.com/2009/05/scrap-review.html

Caroline B said...

can't wait :) sounds like it will b lots of fun
I've blogged (& twittered) - http://nightwolflayouts.wordpress.com/

thanks for the awesome site!!

Maria said...

I put the cute blinkie on my blog too! I love talking you guys up - for many reasons - but mainly because you "tell it like it is"!!

http://maria-cards.blogspot.com/2009/05/scrap-review.html

Carmem Lucia Calvo said...

I've added the blinkie to my blog!!!

Rosemary said...

great idea!!!..I have you on my blog!! www.creativeliberties.blogspot.com

Angela said...

How wonderful! I love the Scrap Review, your info is so awsome and your hard work is so appreciated. I posted your blinkie on my blog at

www.scrapjournalofangelah.blogspot.com

Paul, Kim and Luke said...

Awesome!! I posted your blinkie on my blog at http://www.uslot-livinglife.blogspot.com

Thanks for running the competition - I love your site!

Tammy said...

Blinkie is up and running!

www.tammy-blondey040300.blogspot.com

Awesome raffle :)

Sue Bone said...

I've done a quick post and added the blinkie to the side bar.

Sue Bone said...

And it would be helpful if I told you my blog addy http://jersey-scrapper.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

Well, of COURSE I'll put your raffle blinkie on my blog ... I'll add it next to the logo that is already there!!

kittymama.blogspot.com

AndiD said...

I have it up on my blog! Thanks for the great work!

http://www.randomscraps.net

yyam said...

I have the blinkie up on my blog!

Here's the link: http://yyam.blogspot.com

kgscrapper said...

I added the blinkie, now I need to update my blog.

http://kgscrapper.blogspot.com/

Sammie said...

Everyone loves a raffle! I think it's a great idea! I added the blinkie to my blog here

sammiecoxbill.blogspot.com

Izzy said...

I've added the blinkie to my blog
http://passion-scrapper.blogspot.com

I hope the raffle goes well for you!!

Jenny said...

Here is mine!
http://jenniferalfonso.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

OK - I've been blinkified! You can see it here:

http://amodifiedexistence.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

I have to tell you, I check your site every morning. I look forward to what you have on there. I think you guys are doing a great job!!! Keep up the great work.

My blog is streuli.blogspot.com

DMYK said...

I love your site and all the honest opinions about the best and latest scrapbooking products out there on the market.

I added the raffle blinkie too on my sidebar, along with the other Scrap Review blinkie!!

http://scrapyourlifeart.blogspot.com

jennie said...

So excited about what you all have in store for a raffle week!

Added the blinky:)

Shell said...

sounds like it is going to be a super fun raffle and what a great way to earn money for your site without losing the principles behind it!

I have your blinkie up and I am spreading the word!! http://scrapgrlz.typepad.com/

Ashlee said...

I put my blinkie up! I updated from the other one! :) hooray! :) Cant wait!

xo, Ash

cupcakesforchloe said...

I cant wait to see what comes out of this! Im posting the blinkie on my blog @ www.cupcakesforchloe.blogspot.com See yall on friday!

Ginger's Camo Page said...

Here's the blinkie on my blog: http://grissomcamopage.blogspot.com/

I am Lovin The Scrap Review blog!!

Katherine said...

I'm so glad I found this blog! You're awesome!

I added the blinkie:
http://kattscrapfever.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

Grabbed a blinkie! You ladies rock!
http://lifethejenway.blogspot.com

NanaBeth said...

I don't have a blog but if you put one of those paypal donate thingies here I'd be glad to send a little to help the cause!

Cassie said...

Mine's up.
http://cassie-d.blogspot.com/

JoLynn said...

I appreciate your service to the scrapping community! Your raffle blinkie is officially on my site. http://platoseizestheday.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

I just added your great site's blinkie to my blog!
http://scrapbookyourlegacy.blogspot.com/

Lainey said...

Up here as well! http://laineysalteredego.typepad.com/weblog/

Marie said...

resomcrafts.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I've added the blinkie to my blog...love your reviews! Thank you!
http://jenscupofcreations.blogspot.com/

Lettie said...

I've added the blinkie at lmessick.blogspot.com

Julie Howard said...

Raffle blinkie has been added to my blog: http://retrojulie.blogspot.com/

A raffle! What an ingenius idea!

Jennifer said...

It's added! http://www.randomvintagefinds.blogspot.com/

Can't wait for it to start. So much fun!

I love the Scrap Review, I read it daily. You have guided me in the right direction numerous times (and saved me tons of money).

raindropecho said...

I've put the blinkie up on the sidebar of my blog! You can check it out here: http://raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com

Rebecca S. said...

I've got the raffle blinkie on my blog!!
http://www.rebeccaj72.blogspot.com/
Thank you...How Fun.....

jill said...

Super excited!!

http://jillybeansrecipes.blogspot.com

Thanks for all the awesome stuff you guys post about...I have saved as much money as I have spent because I now know details about new and old stuff I didn't before... I love it!

Christine said...

Love your reviews!! Can't wait to hear more about the raffle!

http://teela1974.blogspot.com/

Sandra aka Mummy said...

Love checking your place to see what reviews you have done.
http://masonmumblings@blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

I added it to my blog. :-)

gscrapbooks.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Can't wait till Friday!!!

Just Us said...

Count me in!!!
www.lizandericoram.blogspot.com

Naomi said...

WOW...here is my blog. I am afraid I am not great but really I try at blogging http://scrapmoosey.blogspot.com/

Sam said...

I'm proud to display your blinkie:
www.bhamsam.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Blinkie is happily counting down on my blog!
http://greenapplegirl.typepad.com

Helen Tilbury said...

You can find your little blinkie donig it's thing right on the top of my sidebar! Great job you are doing & long may you be able to continue ;-D

kismet art said...

I am a bit slow on linking the blinkie but I am sure excited to have you on my blog! Thanks for all the reviews, can't wait for the raffle!

Kim

http://kismetart.typepad.com/kismet_art/

Jingle said...

This is fun! I added the blinkie to my blog!
http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com (or just click my name! :-))

Laura T. said...

I've added the blinkie ... http://www.mom2nick.typepad.com. I'm so excited!!!

Stephanie said...

I don't know how I missed this post earlier, but the blinkie is now on my blog!

http://lilnefie.blogspot.com/

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Looking forward to the raffle...

put your blinkie up proudly!
http://positive-force.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Blinkie is up! http://crazycatstamper.blogspot.com/

Heidi E. said...

Sounds so exciting.. I put the blinkie on my blog.. http://azkisses73.blogspot.com/

Mabel said...

Sounds fun!!! count me in!! =)

http://stitchesandothers.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

I added it to my blog. This sounds wonderful!

(My blog: http://brenda62052.blogspot.com/)

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

I've got ya linked and loaded onto my blog!!!
http://paperjunkielife.blogspot.com/

The Grounds Family said...

Blinkie's up! Hope you visit my blog. http://groundsscrapsoflife.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

BLINKIE ALERT!! Check me out!
Scrappinwithfriends.blogspot.com

~ alli ~ said...

I got a blinkie goin' on my blog!!!

alli all around

http://alliallaround.blogspot.com

Cracker Scraps said...

I've had my blinkie up for quite a while!
http://crackerscraps.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Just posted your blinkie! to my site! This is a great blog you have here!

http://thepaperhangout.blogspot.com/