Our prize drawing is back & bigger than ever!

Mischler's prize basket in Williamsville NY
A gift basket full of items any gardener would love, plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. (Items will vary.) Photo courtesy Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

by Connie Oswald Stofko

What’s as exciting as the first flower in spring?

The annual prize drawing of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com!

And this year the prize package is bigger & better than ever– valued at nearly $500! There will be three winners, and each winner will receive the entire prize package!

To enter, just subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York.

It’s free to subscribe!

I appreciate my current readers! Have you already subscribed? Then you are already entered into the drawing!

BigYellowBag from Lakeside Sod
A Big Yellow Bag containing a full cubic yard of great soil delivered to your home from Lakeside Sod. Image courtesy Lakeside Sod

Three winners will be selected at random from our list of subscribers. Each will win a prize package worth almost $500! The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 22.

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

prize from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market in Buffalo NY
A ceramic solar lantern (can be hanging or tabletop), three mini Bees & Honey notebooks and a $20 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market. Photo courtesy Urban Roots

Three winners will be selected at random from our list of subscribers. Each winner will receive all of the prizes: the Big Yellow Bag, the gardener’s gift basket, the ceramic solar lantern and notebooks, the soy candle, the book, the Botanical Gardens membership and the gift certificates!

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 22.

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 2022 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 22, 2022.

3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 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.

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

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. Sunday, March 27, 2022 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 27 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:

  • Schedule delivery of the Lakeside Sod Big Yellow Bag by calling Lakeside Sod at 716-741-2877 no later than Saturday, May 28, 2022. You must be within Lakeside Sod’s delivery area to receive the prize.
  • Pick up the Lockwood’s prize at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 7, 2022.
  • 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 7, 2022. Please call Mischler’s before you stop by.
  • Pick up the Urban Roots prize at Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo. Pick up the prize by Saturday, May 7, 2022.
  • 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.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in summer
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! Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

9. Each winner will receive a Big Yellow Bag containing a full cubic yard of soil from Lakeside Sod; a gift basket of gardening supplies and a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses; a ceramic solar lantern, mini notebooks and a $20 gift certificate from Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market; a soy candle made by Buffawix Candle Co., along with a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses; a copy of the 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 $470.

10. Winners from previous years cannot win again. No person can win more than once.

11. All taxes relative to the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitutions, assignments or transfers. No cash equivalents.

12. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. All federal, state, local and municipal laws apply. Void where prohibited.

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

13. 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.

14. 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.

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