Please tell your gardening friends about our stupendous prize drawing!

basil-scented candle at Lockwood's Greenhouses
A candle with a fresh-cut basil scent made by Thymes, along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg. Photo courtesy Lockwood’s Greenhouses

by Connie Oswald Stofko

I want to find new subscribers for Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York, so I’m holding a drawing and offering great prizes for gardeners

Please help me spread the word by emailing this information to a friend. Or share it on Facebook InstagramNextdoor or your favorite social media. Or pick up the phone and call a relative. Or mention it to a coworker.

If you’ve been reading Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com for awhile, you’re my best ambassador. You can tell others about the helpful gardening tips, the entertaining stories, the full-color photos, the how-to videos and the huge, up-to-date list of gardening events for Western New York that you find right here every week.

People can enter for the chance to win a prize package valued at more than $250 simply by subscribing to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. Don’t forget to mention that it’s free to subscribe!

And because I value my longtime readers, if you have already subscribed, you are already entered in the contest! I appreciate the support of my current subscribers!

BigYellowBag from Lakeside Sod
A $50 gift certificate toward a BigYellowBag or other product from Lakeside Sod, Clarence Center. Image courtesy Lakeside Sod

Three winners will be selected at random from our list of subscribers. Each will win a prize package worth more than $250! The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 24.

If you are one of the three lucky winners, here’s what you’ll get:

  • A low, eight-inch-diameter dish filled with succulents plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
  • A $50 gift certificate toward a BigYellowBag or other product from Lakeside Sod, 6660 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center.
  • 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 extended one year!
  • A candle with a fresh-cut basil scent made by Thymes, along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
  • A copy of the 2019 book Buffalo-Style Gardens, signed by authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier.
  • A Cognitive tote and mini clutch, a Succulent notepad (recycled paper), a set of four pocket notebooks (recycled paper), a five-inch tropical plant of your choice and a $25 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo.
cover of Buffalo-Style Gardens book
A copy of the 2019 book Buffalo-Style Gardens, signed by authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier

There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of the prizes: all those gift certificates, the succulent dish garden, the aromatic candle, the book, the tote bag of items and the Botanical Gardens membership!

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

Official Contest Rules for the Spring 2020 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 24, 2020.

3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 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.

prize from Urban Roots in Buffalo
A Cognitive tote and mini clutch, a Succulent notepad (recycled paper), a set of four pocket notebooks ( recycled paper), a five-inch tropical plant of your choice and a $25 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market in Buffalo. Photo courtesy Urban Roots

6. You must respond to the email by 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020 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. March 30 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 street address or email address.

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

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 Saturday, May 9, 2020.
  • Pick up the Lockwood’s prize at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY. Pick up the prize by Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Pick up the Lakeside Sod prize at Lakeside Sod, 6660 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center, NY. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 30, 2020.
  • Pick up the Urban Roots prize at Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 9, 2020.
  • 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.
  • The book Buffalo-Style Gardens will also 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 low, eight-inch-diameter dish filled with succulents plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville; a candle with a fresh-cut basil scent made by Thymes, along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg; a tote bag with notepads & more, a five-inch tropical plant and a $25 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market; a $50 gift certificate toward a BigYellowBag or other product from Lakeside Sod; a signed copy of Buffalo-Style Gardens from authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier, and a family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. If you are already a Botanical Gardens member and you win the prize package, your membership will be extended one year. Each of the three prize packages is worth approximately $275.

succulent garden from Mischler's in Williamsville NY
A low, eight-inch-diameter dish filled with succulents plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville. Photo courtesy Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

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, Lakeside Sod, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, and the authors of Buffalo-Style 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, Lakeside Sod, Buffalo-Style Gardens, Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 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.

8 Comments on “Please tell your gardening friends about our stupendous prize drawing!

  1. I enjoy your articles and your knowledge. Spreading the word on my fb page. Hope it brings many new subscribers. The prizes that the winners will receive are amazing. Good luck to all. Green thumb days to all. Andrea

  2. Great online gardening magazine for our area. Thank you, Connie!
    These are some great prizes!

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