1-800-FLOWERS.COM Holiday Workshop & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

In the beginning of December, I was invited to an event with Julie Mulligan, Jim McCann, the CEO and Founder of 1-800-Flowers.com and several people from the 1-800-Flowers.com team.  The event was meant to teach a few bloggers how to create a holiday flower tree centerpiece using different types of flowers and decorations. 

Instructions on how to begin to decorate the tree.

I’ve always been a 1-800-Flowers.com fan ever since I can remember.  I’ve sent my mother, a few aunts and my grandmother bouquets for Mother’s Day almost every year and I’ve never got a complaint from any of them.  1-800-Flowers.com really takes the time in treating every flower and every customer with the greatest care and respect.

The workshop was a lot of fun and very informative.  I learned a lot.  My four year daughter even joined us in decorating a few centerpieces.  The best part of the event was the intimacy of the workshop.  I got to know Julie personally as we talked about her childhood with her brother Jim. We shared stories and had a great time talking.  She even taught me how to make ornaments out of pictures that you can scan on your computer (so you don’t destroy the orignal photo).  It was also a pleasure to finally meet Tracy & Vilma from Ascending Butterfly and meet up with some “old” friends and fellow bloggers, Nikki and Katja.

Click HERE for no shipping/no service fees for all their Valentines Day specials.

The Giveaway

1-800-Flowers.com has given me the opportunity to give ONE of my readers a chance to win a $100 gift card to sites such as 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl & Co., Fannie May, Harry London,  The Popcorn Factory and of course, their main site, 1-800-Flowers.com.  With this gift card, you’re not limited to just beautiful flowers – You can buy LOTS of other items too.

Mandatory Rule

Please visit 1-800-Flowers.com and tell me what gift you would buy either for yourself or for someone else and why.

For Extra Entries

1. Follow us on Twitter @NewYorkChica & Tweet this:

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2. Subscribe to New York Chica by email. Click on the link on the left sidebar or click HERE to enter your email address (5 extra entries). Please be sure to confirm your subscription or your entry will be disqualified.

3. Add our link to your sidebar or Blogroll (click HERE for the code)  (3 Extra Entries).

4. Fan us on Facebook (5 extra entries).

5. Follow us on Networked Blogs on Facebook (3 extra entries).

6. Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and let us know which post (5 Extra Entries).

*Please note that you must comment each time for EVERY entry. For example, if you subscribe to our updates, comment 5 times for that entry and let us know what the comment is for.  It makes it easier for us to count the # of comments.  Thank you & Good luck!

Giveaway ends on February 28, 2010 at Midnight EST.  The winner will be announced the following day with the help of RANDOM.ORG and will be contacted via email.

If the winner does not contact us within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.  **U.S. residents only**

Full Disclosure: I received a gift card for attending the event. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given and I did not receive any monetary compensation for the review and/or giveaway.


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