Last day to enter prize drawing worth $250; I welcome all my new subscribers!

hand lotion from Lockwood's Greenhouses
Hand lotion for gardeners & a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses. Photo courtesy Lockwood’s Greenhouses

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Tell your friends that they have until midnight tonight, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to enter to win a gardener’s prize package worth more than $250.

All they have to do to enter is to subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. And it’s free to subscribe!

It was fun meeting so many new people this past week at Plantasia, but it was so busy that we might not have told you about our prize drawing. If you subscribed with us at Plantasia, you were automatically entered into the prize drawing! If you subscribed with us when you received an email earlier this month from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, you were automatically entered into the prize drawing!

And if you were subscribed in the past, you’re already entered, too. We love our loyal readers!

But if you haven’t subscribed, do it today. You will automatically be entered into our prize drawing.

There will be three winners and each winner will win the entire package of prizes!

We will choose the winners tomorrow morning (Wednesday, March 29).

I will get a numbered list of all the subscribers to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. 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 the email by 5 p.m. Monday, April 3 to let me know that they have received the notification and are prepared to pick up their prizes. If they don’t respond, we will choose another winner.

dome at Botanical Gardens in Buffalo NY
A one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

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:

  • An eight-inch succulent garden in a terracotta-colored container, along with a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
  • A custom-designed 14-inch mixed container of annuals– you select the plants– along with a $25 gift certificate from Waterman’s Greenhouse, 12316 Vaughn St. (Route 240), East Concord (Springville).
  • 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 special hand lotion for gardeners made by Crabtree & Evelyn, along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
  • A wonderful gift basket from Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls. It includes sweet treats for humans as well as a bird feeder and food for our feathered friends.

There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of those prizes: the gift basket, gardener’s hand lotion, succulent garden, custom-made mixed container, Botanical Gardens membership and three gift certificates!

Goodman's gift basket
Gift basket from Goodman’s Farm Market in Niagara Falls. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Please tell your gardening friends to subscribe today so they’ll be entered in this fabulous contest, too! Share the news on Facebook and Pinterest.

Official Contest Rules for the Spring 2017 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, March 28, 2017.

3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 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.

mixed container of annuals from Waterman's Greenhouse
A mixed container of annuals– you select the plants– and a $25 gift certificate from Waterman’s Greenhouse. Photo courtesy Waterman’s Greenhouse

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 5 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 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 5 p.m. April 3 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 the various locations that are providing the prizes by the date specified:

  • Pick up the Mischler’s prize at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville, NY. Pick up the prize by Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Pick up the Goodman’s prize at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY. Pick up the prize by Thursday, June 15, 2017.
  • Pick up the Lockwood’s prize at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY. Pick up the prize by Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

    An eight-inch succulent garden plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. Photo courtesy Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses
  • Pick up the Waterman’s prize at Waterman’s Greenhouse, 12316 Vaughn St. (Route 240), East Concord (Springville). Pick up the prize by Monday, June 5, 2017. When we email you to notify that you are a winner, we will put you in touch with Waterman’s so that you can select the plants that you want in your container from their list.
  • The membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be sent to you via U.S. postal mail. When we email you to notify you that you are a winner, we will ask you for your postal mailing address.

9. Each winner will receive a gift basket from Goodman’s Farm Market, gardener’s hand lotion plus a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, an eight-inch succulent garden plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, a 14-inch mixed container of annuals plus a $25 gift certificate from Waterman’s Greenhouse, and a one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Each of the three prize packages is worth approximately $250.

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, Goodman’s Farm Market, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, Waterman’s Greenhouse 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, Goodman’s Farm Market, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, Waterman’s Greenhouse, 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

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