givin it up.

2 01 2010

remember that time i made a promise that i was going to start a giveaway contest once a month? well, that time has finally arrived. my only prior giveaway was for something that i just wanted to get rid of, and the winner was the first person to ask me for it. not very exciting! this time, i’ve chosen something that you might actually want! as a matter of fact, when it arrived in the mail, i almost decided to keep it for myself. but lucky for you, i managed to talk myself out of it.

when i was figuring out what to buy, i really wanted it to be something that was connected to my home state. burt’s bees is the perfect choice. not only were they conceived and founded in maine– but i also really really love everything they make. ย double endorsement! but anyway, every year around xmas, they put out a totallyย sweet mystery bag full of all sorts of crazy shit. this year, the bag contains:

2 lip shimmers
2 lip glosses
2 lip balms
1 full size hand cream
1 full size cuticle cream
3 sample size soaps
1 sample eye cream
1 sample muscle mend
1 sample almond milk hand cream
1 sample body lotion
1 sample foot lotion
1 sample facial cleanser
1 package buttermilk bath
1 package therapeutic bath crystals
1 pair of adorable bee socks
1 shower cap
1 eye mask
1 lip balm holder

oh, and it all comes in this funny little burlap & plastic purse/bag thing that you should probably throw away- but maybe you can find some use for if you think about it really hard.

so now that i’ve made you want it (and you do want it), i suppose i need to tell you how to get it:

since it’s the new year, and because shamwow vince has been such a surprising source of traffic for me, i’ve decided that i would like people to guess exactly how many hits i have gotten from vince related web searches. here’s how it works:

1. ogle and desire the burts bees gift bag.

2. think about how many vince related web searches (including: vince, shamwow, slap chop, hooker- and any combination thereof) i will have received by the close of the contest on january 15th.

3. leave me a comment with your guess.

4. be the closest guess without going over (price is right rules).

some stuff to know:
to date, i have had around 8500 hits on my website. so unless you’re planning on doing a media blitz for me- chances are your guess should be somewhat lower than that.

one guess per commenter!!

if you are the lucky winner, i will notify you on the 16th. i will email you personally asking for your shipping information, and i will send you the goods. no strings, i promise. you don’t even have to subscribe to my twitter ย (unless you want to).

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57 responses

2 01 2010
CaroleG

423 is my guess. Lowball, I know.

2 01 2010
Jessica

How about 550?

2 01 2010
k

250

2 01 2010
Mrs.Litz

I was just telling my hubby last night how much I like Vince, even if he bites tongues off of prostitutes…

Hmmm. 627

2 01 2010
bessmarvin

actually, she bit his tongue. he just punched her trying to get her to let go… can’t entirely blame him for that. there definitely is something about him that’s fascinating! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 01 2010
Mrs.Litz

Aha, see, that makes me like him even better! I knew Vince wouldn’t have started a fight. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 01 2010
Cassie

Well, that’s not how I found your blog (shame on me)… so I’m going with 301.

2 01 2010
Cindy

I never win anything. But I certainly never will unless I try.
My guess is 501.

2 01 2010
l weaver

how about 207

2 01 2010
bessmarvin

clever!

2 01 2010
sarah d

I’ll go out on a limb and say 1094.

2 01 2010
Jen

2156 is my guess.

2 01 2010
chris

well, even though i got the giveaway goods that you did not want (and have not yet even used them…shame on me!), i am throwing my hat in the ring for this awesome giveaway, too. i LOVE burt’s bees!

ok, my guess if 2001

2 01 2010
bessmarvin

don’t feel guilty about it! it’s a stress management system! it’s already causing you stress, and you haven’t even taken it out of the box yet!!

2 01 2010
chris

er, that’s my guess IS 2001! lol!

2 01 2010
Julie

Wee, nice! I’m going to go with 747, just because it’s my lucky number.

Happy New Year!!!

2 01 2010
Katie

860

3 01 2010
bunnyb

I love guessing! I say 1275.
Happy New Year!!!

3 01 2010
Meaghan

I guess 1175

mnewton1985(at)aol(dot)com

3 01 2010
Wehaf

I’ll go with 2157!

3 01 2010
Amy

I’m going to guess 500

3 01 2010
Grace Wong

how about 505?

3 01 2010
~J

HAHA! Love this. I’m guessing 339!

3 01 2010
Michelle

Well…. my guess is going to be… 872! Hope I’m close b/c I would LOVE this prize!!

3 01 2010
Denise

I’m going to guess….201.0 ๐Ÿ™‚

3 01 2010
jenny m

2158

4 01 2010
Mallory

434 sounds like a good, random guess.

4 01 2010
Karen

I am totally guessing but I’m going to say 983.

Starlitefury@hotmail.com

4 01 2010
Sky

Hmmm….considering I’ve been one of those to google Shamwow Vince (j/k…or am i?) I’m going to go with 346. I dunno, I’m probably way off…but it’s worth a shot.

seeryusfam@msn.com

4 01 2010
bessmarvin

the coupon goddess and i agree, there is just something um… hypnotic about vince! there’s no shame in it- google away! (vince needs you)

4 01 2010
Stephanie Green

Because I just love your website and get such a laugh from how you put it I am going to guess 6987. But hopefully by next year you will have over 85,000 hits! Are you going to ship the Burt’s with your found change fund? =)

5 01 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! (i hope so too) you know, i haven’t actually figured out what to do with my street change yet. although i’ll let you in on a secret- guessing the amount will be february’s giveaway entry (prize tbd). i like guessing- what can i say.

4 01 2010
Lily

I will say 875. And i absolutely love Burt’s Bees!

5 01 2010
bessmarvin

yay! i highly recommend the pomegranate lip balm if you haven’t tried it.

5 01 2010
Jill

Um…I’m gonna guess 125, but I’m probably way too low

5 01 2010
bessmarvin

you’re smart actually! don’t forget that it’s “price is right” rules. closest without going over!

5 01 2010
Debbe

Learned of your blog from the coupon goddess … 1st time commenting – I admit, I am a lurker -but the chance of Burt’s can pull me out of the shadows … plus you keep me laughing.

I will guess “321” because I like the number …

5 01 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! before i had my own blog, i was definitely more of a lurker than a commenter. but when free stuff is on the line… sometimes a girl has to make sacrifices.

5 01 2010
Katrina

I am horrible at these guessing games

980

6 01 2010
the Provident Woman

423 – I really have no idea.

7 01 2010
Michelle

My guess is 277.

7 01 2010
DEBIJOT

my guess is 2095.

8 01 2010
Lisa

347?

11 01 2010
LaurenS

999

13 01 2010
jennifer

My guess is…. 783. That is a great photo….

13 01 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! i heart photoshop!

13 01 2010
Molly

I guess 555

13 01 2010
Sara (marburs)

I’m going to guess…. 715.

13 01 2010
eunice b

i’m guessing 1,777 ๐Ÿ™‚

13 01 2010
Jay

810 will be my guess.

14 01 2010
Nichole

637 is the first guess that comes to mind

14 01 2010
upliv update. « broke 207

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14 01 2010
Sarah G

Hmm, how ’bout 1208? ๐Ÿ™‚

15 01 2010
kate

175 —- ๐Ÿ™‚

kaefree at gmail dot com

15 01 2010
Ren J

Umm 3001

16 01 2010
Jennie

502?

16 01 2010
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