Our prize drawing: still waiting for the third winner

by Connie Oswald Stofko

cover of Buffalo-Style Gardens book
A copy of the amazing book Buffalo-Style Gardens, signed by authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier

I know thousands of you have been waiting to see if you are one of the three winners in our wonderful prize drawing worth $250.

Two of the winners got back to me promptly, but there is no third winner yet. The person who was third on the list didn’t respond by the deadline, so I had to go to the fourth person. I’m still waiting for that person to respond. If they don’t respond in time, I will contact the next person on the list.

Maybe it will be you!

I hope that by next week I can announce the names of all three winners!

The names were drawn at random.

There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of the prizes listed below:

houseplants in a dish with cut flowers
Five different houseplants planted in a seven-inch ceramic bowl, finished with decorative stone and accented with fresh cut flowers, plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. Photo courtesy Mischler’s
  • Five different houseplants planted in a seven-inch ceramic bowl, finished with decorative stone and accented with fresh cut flowers, 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 juniper-scented soy candle made by Buffawix Candle Co., along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
  • A succulent-inspired dish towel set, a Plant Nanny self-watering system and a “Born to Garden/Forced to Work” antiseptic hand sanitizer spray, along with a $20 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo.
  • A copy of the amazing book Buffalo-Style Gardens, signed by authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier.
BigYellowBag from Lakeside Sod
A $50 gift certificate toward a BigYellowBag or other product from Lakeside Sod, Clarence Center. Image courtesy Lakeside Sod

Official Contest Rules for the Spring 2021 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 23, 2021.

3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 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.

Lockwood's prize juniper candle
A juniper-scented soy candle made by Buffawix Candle Co., along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses. Photo courtesy Lockwood’s Greenhouses

6. You must respond to the email by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021 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 28 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.

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 8, 2021. Please call Mischler’s beforehand at 632-1290 so they can have your prize ready when you arrive.
  • Pick up the Lockwood’s prize at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Pick up the Lakeside Sod prize at Lakeside Sod, 6660 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center, NY. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 29, 2021.
  • Pick up the Urban Roots prize at Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 8, 2021.
  • 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.
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

9. Each winner will receive houseplants in a seven-inch ceramic bowl accented with fresh cut flowers, plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses; a $50 gift certificate toward a BigYellowBag or other product from Lakeside Sod; a juniper-scented soy candle made by Buffawix Candle Co., along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, a succulent-inspired dish towel set, a Plant Nanny self-watering system and a “Born to Garden/Forced to Work” antiseptic hand sanitizer spray, along with a $20 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, a copy of the amazing book Buffalo-Style Gardens, signed by authors Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier, and 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. Each of the three prize packages is worth approximately $275.

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.

Urban Roots prize towels and more
A succulent-inspired dish towel set, a Plant Nanny self-watering system and a “Born to Garden/Forced to Work” antiseptic hand sanitizer spray, along with a $20 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market. Photo courtesy Urban Roots

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.

5 Comments on “Our prize drawing: still waiting for the third winner

  1. Just curious, anyone see bees out? Can’t wait to clean up the gardens but haven’t seen a bee yet….I know its early. Loving the daffodils coming out! Happy gardening, hopefully not long.

  2. I send an email to the person who is a winner. That person has to respond to me by phone or email. After I hear back from the third winner, I will post the names of all three winners in an article on Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com.

  3. Guess I never saw the winners, where? I don’t want to win but sure hope it’s someone that could use it!! We are fortunate and can afford what we need.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Name *