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Fifty Dollar Orchid Gift Certificate up for grabs!

This is a discussion on Fifty Dollar Orchid Gift Certificate up for grabs! within the RVO's OrchidTalk Contest Winners! forums, part of the And the Winner Is... category; A member contacted me about helping to raise some funds to help cover the expense ...

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    Thumbs up Fifty Dollar Orchid Gift Certificate up for grabs!

    A member contacted me about helping to raise some funds to help cover the expense of operating the OrchidTalk forum. She decided to donate $50.00 US dollars as a prize as a motivator to get people to give back to OrchidTalk. She wanted to remain anonymous but gave me persission to quote her idea and incorporate those ideas into the rules of this raffle. So here is the deal:

    OrchidTalk wants to give back. Help support the community between Monday July 2, 2012 -Thrusday, July 12, 2012 and you can be entered for a chance to win an orchid gift certificate.

    OT is a free community for us orchid addicts. But it takes a lot to keep our forum up and running. Now is a great time to show your appreciation.

    For 10 days only your show of support can get you entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to the vendor of your choice.


    How can our awesome members enter?


    1) Raffle entries can be purchased by making a donation of $10.


    2) Thinking of becoming a subscribing member? All new subscribers will receive 1 raffle entry plus 1 bonus entry. That's 2 chances just for subscribing!

    3) Already a member? No worries, purchase a raffle ticket and you will also recieve 1 bonus just for being a current subscriber!


    C'mon, gather up some change! It's as easy as saving a dollar a day! Thank you for the support and good luck.
    This drawing is open to members from all over the world, but, please keep in mind that you must have a vendor in your area that accepts gift certificates.

    There will be one winner, randomly chosen from all entries. Each entry will be assigned a random number and from that list, one number will be selected to win the 50$ gift certificate. The winner will be notified via her/his registered email address with the forum.

    To enter, you should visit the Donation Page and submit a donation to OrchidTalk. Be sure you are logged into the forum when you make the donation so that your member name is recorded with your entry. For each 10 dollars you contribute, you will be entered with one entry.

    So, for example, if you contribute 25 dollars, you would get two entries into the raffle. If you give 30 dollars, you would get three entries.

    If you become a subscribing member, you will get an extra entry on top of the subscription!

    If you are already a subscribing member and you enter, you will get an extra entry just because you entered and are already helping support the community!!

    Thank you for your support of this community. I wish you the best of luck with the drawing! Questions, you can post in the thread or send them to me via private message.

    Good luck!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Only four days remain- beyond today- to enter to win this prize! Don't miss this opportunity to both support the forum and possibly win 50 US dollars to spend on a new orchid or orchid supplies from a vendor in your area!

    As of right now, only 5 people have entered this raffle, so the odds of winning are really very good. Enter today and add your name to the list of members supporting this community and into the drawing for the gift certificate!! Remember, it only takes 10 dollars to enter and your donation, no matter how small, really helps Lou and me keep the forum updated and online.

    Good luck to those who have entered and THANK YOU! I also want to say a special thanks to the member who set-up this raffle in the first place. I really appreciate your kindness.

    cheers,
    BD

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    I just did some orchid shopping and I know $50 can get a nice orchid or 2 and cover shipping.

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    Only a few hours left to enter the raffle! The odds are really great, so I encourage you to support the forum with a contribution of 10 dollars or more and take a chance. Someone is going to win that 50 dollars to get a new orchid or orchid supplies - it could be you ---but only if you enter. GOOD LUCK

    cheers,
    BD

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    Glad I saw this! It was a great reminder to renew my subscription!
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    Just heard back from the member who donated the money for the gift certificate. This morning I sent her a list of numbers, each representing one of the entries into the drawing. She chose a number at random and so, we now have a winner!!

    Nine members participated and raised 130.00 for the forum to help with costs this month!!

    The winner of 50$ Gift Certificate is smurphr (Shane), a member living in Taiwan! Congratulations!!

    Thank you to the members who participated in this fund raising drawing for your support and participation in our community.

    A special thank you to the member who donated the money for the gift certificate and came up with this fundraiser.

    cheers,
    BD

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    WOW! step away from my computer for a day and come back to find this! I think this was such a great idea and the member who donated the money is obviously extremely kind and generous... in the spirit of the donor, i would like to forfeit my claim to the prize and add it to the total collected from this fundraiser... this is a truly amazing community we have here... and while i can think of a few plants i would want to run out and buy, helping to keep this forum healthy just seems like the best way to go!
    big hugs and three cheers to the member that donated this money and came up with this great idea... like bruce said,
    lots of love,
    shane

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    Hmm, but I recall you saying you really didn't need or want the certificate, Shane. You were going to give it to me instead.

    "This is not the certificate you were looking for ... You wish to give it to Pavel instead."




    On a more serious note ... very generous of you to donate the prize to the forum, Shane!
    Last edited by pavel; July 15th, 2012 at 04:51 PM.

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    Thanks on behalf of all the forum members. I am very proud and happy to be part of this group. Bruce, thanks for keeping the forum.

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    Thank you Shane.

    Cheers,
    BD

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