Tell your gardening friends about our spectacular prize drawing!

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

by Connie Oswald Stofko

This may be hard to believe: There are gardeners in Western New York who haven’t heard of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com!

They don’t know what they’re missing– gardening tips, full-color photos, the up-to-date list of gardening events– and it’s all local!

And they don’t know about our wonderful prize drawing with a prize package worth nearly $500!

Can you help me spread the word?

After all, there will be three winners in our drawing. It could be you and two of your friends! Or if a friend of yours wins, maybe they will share some of the prizes with you!

Please email 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 your group on Zoom. Or tell your neighbor.

To enter, your friend simply has to subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. Don’t forget to mention that it’s free to subscribe!

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 22.

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!

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

When your friends subscribe, they will automatically be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued at nearly $500.

If you are a winner, you will receive the entire prize package:

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

There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of the prizes: the Big Yellow Bag, the gift basket, the solar lantern and notebooks, the soy candle, the book, the gift certificates, and the Botanical Gardens membership!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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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