Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sharing the Love....
I was extremely, extremely fortunate to win quite a few pairs of ChicBuds (www.chicbuds.com) the awesome ear candy and must-have accessory for your MP3, iPod, PC, you name it. I was shocked to find out that I had won pairs that I could share with friends and family, and rather than being greedy or re-selling them on Ebay or something-I wanted to do the right thing and share the love with my coworkers. We have worked hard all year, and all deserve to have some fun as this season of doing Fuel Assistance and providing help to needy households has been a rough one.
To be honest, I was surprised to find out I had won so many and thought there had to be some mistake. But when they arrived, and I took them out of the package I was so in love with their design and color. I will tell ya, the ladies at work really preferred the black ones to the white ones-it makes the "bling" stand out quite a bit more. The colors are much more vibrant in person, and they really stand out.
Last week I brought in a pair just like the one above and held a drawing for my coworkers in the building. Everyone thought they were pretty and Nicole won them. Since she didn't have any mp3 players or iPods, she gave them to her mom. She said green was her mom's favorite color and since she works in a stitching factory, she listens to music all day but just can't keep a good pair of quality headphones going. Let's hope Nicole's mom is happy with her new chicbuds and her fellow factory workers are asking her where she got this gorgeous ear candy.
Today was a big day, with the Inauguration and all. And to celebrate this time of change and hope, I decided I'd have another little drawing and I gave away a second pair. It was Janet's lucky day. She had come down from one of the outer offices to fill in for a sick coworker and was my first lucky winner. Now I say FIRST because after lunch and watching Obama take the Presidential Oath (and also by having hints dropped by non winners who REALLY wanted these!) I brought back three more pairs to give away. Rhonda, my first winner chose the black ones with blue crystals, Natalie chose the white with white diamondlike crystals, and Becky chose the white/green pair. All together, I gave away $250.00 in these gorgeous accessories and have one other green/white pair I will be giving away during the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival next week...because I just can't forget my bloggy buddies, can I?
I did keep a few pairs for my immediate family, but it felt really good to be giving away something that people were so happy to receive. Before I did this giveaway, no one knew about Chicbuds, or what they were. But now they do, and I am sure they will tell their friends and people who stop to admire their ear bling as well. I tried mine out earlier this evening-the sound was crystal clear and I gotta admit, my iPod is definitely looking more fashionable now. Plus the fact that the wires retract is great, no more tangled headphone wires in my purse, on my desk etc... I can't tell you how frustrating it is to want to listen to your iPod and have to pause to untangle the jumbled mess of headphone wires.
I really want to thank Chicbuds for giving me the chance to share my prize package-I won from two different blogs and hope that my coworkers will spread the word about the product to their own friends and family too. Watch for my giveaway next week and be sure to check out Chicbuds, they have several new designer series-including some cool designs for the guys in your life too!