by Connie Oswald Stofko
Tell your friends that they have until midnight tonight, Tuesday, April 1, to enter to win a gardener’s prize package worth $150.
All they have to do to enter is to subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. And it’s free to subscribe!
Here’s how we will decide the winner.
After midnight, I will get a numbered list of all the subscribers.
I’ll use Random.org to generate a list of random numbers. The names that correspond with the first three numbers will be the winners. I’ll email the three lucky winners to notify them that they have won.
Each winner must respond to me by Monday, April 7 to let me know they have received the notification and are prepared to pick up their prizes.
If I don’t hear from a winner by the deadline, a new winner will be chosen. The new winner will be the fourth number on the list of random numbers.
I hope to hear from the winners promptly so I can announce them in our next issue of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. I have my fingers crossed for all of you!
If you are one of the three lucky winners, here’s what you’ll get:
- A one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. If you are already a Botanical Gardens member, your membership will be renewed.
- A lovely gift basket for the gardener, plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
- A signed copy of the book Great Garden Companions by local gardening expert Sally Cunningham. Her book will show you how planting special combinations of vegetables, flowers, and herbs can minimize pest and disease problems and create a high-yielding, beautiful garden. You’ll also receive a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of those prizes: the gift basket, book, gift certificates and membership!
Official Contest Rules for the Spring 2014 Prize Package
1. To enter, subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. If you are already subscribed, you are already entered.
2. The last day to enter is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from all subscribers who meet the qualifications.
4. To qualify, the entry must include a working email address. If the email address is a nonexistent address, if Constant Contact is blocked by the user, if the user’s mailbox is full or if there is some other impediment to the user being reached by Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com via email, the entry will be disqualified.
5. If you are chosen as a winner, you will be notified via email by Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com.
6. You must respond to the email by Monday, April 7 to let us know that you have received the notification and are prepared to pick up your prizes. If we don’t hear from you by midnight April 7, 2014, we will choose another winner.
7. We will ask you to respond with your name and the town you live in so that we can use your name and town in an article in an upcoming edition of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com announcing that you were a winner as well as in other promotions. Winners must agree to the use of their names and town for promotion purposes. We won’t share your email address.
8. You must pick up your prizes at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville, NY; Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY, and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY. Prizes must be picked up no later than Friday, May 9, 2014.
9. Each winner will receive a gift basket for the gardener plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, a copy of the book Great Garden Companions by Sally Cunningham plus a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, and a one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Each of the three prize packages is worth approximately $165.
10. All taxes relative to the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitutions, assignments or transfers. No cash equivalents.
11. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. All federal, state, local and municipal laws apply. Void where prohibited.
12. The contest is open to everyone with the exception of employees of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, Lockwood’s Greenhouses and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.
13. This contest is sponsored by Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. By participating, all entrants acknowledge and agree that they have entered the contest of their own free will, that the full rules and details of the contest have been made available to them in writing and they therefore understand and agree that Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, their agents, affiliates, sponsors, representatives or employees do not have any liability with respect to any damages out of acceptance and use of a prize. By entering this promotion, participants agree to be bound by these rules.