Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vinyl Banner from UPrinting {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}
Big Sister E's 3rd birthday is rapidly approaching and I have been working on putting together ideas for it. But one thing that always stumps me is decorating.

Sure, there are balloons and streamers and all kinds of traditional ways to show off our celebration, but there is always something missing. Our house has a somewhat open layout and it has always been crying out for a banner. Right across the living room or the wide doorway from the hall into the main room needs a banner. A big Happy Birthday banner to grab everyone's attention and get people in the mood to party.

The banners that I usually see online or in stores look something like this:

Or this:

And they just aren't... right. I don't want something generic, I want something special that I can use for my girls' birthdays for years to come that I will be proud to hang up in my house.

So, when UPrinting.com decided to sponsor a 24" x 36" vinyl banner with grommets giveaway, I knew I had found the way to go! UPrinting's vinyl banners are high quality, not a cheap, flimsy piece of plastic that is just going to get torn after one use. And the grommets are actually a really nice addition, also making it much less likely that the banner will get ripped or damaged when being put up or taken down.

Not in need of a birthday banner right now? How about using this for a wedding, graduation party, shop advertisement or welcome home sign? Hosting a baby shower soon? How about a It's A Boy (or Girl, of course) banner to set the mood? I am already thinking the possibilities are endless. UPrinting knows banner printing, so you can always check out their website for even more ideas and options.

One lucky person will win (1) 24" x 36" vinyl banner with grommets (a $62 value)!

To enter to win your 24" x 36" vinyl banner with grommets: Tell me how you would use the banner if you won. Do you have an occasion in mind already? Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.


Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed, please leave a separate comment for EACH entry)
1 Extra Entry - Enter any other current giveaways on Thanks, Mail Carrier (1 entry per giveaway entered). There are some great ones going on right now!
2 Extra Entries (leave 2 separate comments) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect.
2 Extra Entries (leave 2 separate comments) if you follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below (please leave me the link).

Decorate with a cool banner from @thxmailcarrier! 24x36 vinyl banner from @uprinting #giveaway. Enter now! http://bit.ly/3EVBof Ends 10/12

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Giveaway will end on October 12th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be awarded by coupon code on November 1st, 2009. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to UPrinting.com for providing me with an 24" x 36" vinyl banner with grommets of my own, as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. For me, I'm really looking forward to having a birthday banner to use to celebrate my daughters' birthdays for as long as they'll let me!

35 comments:

Heather D. said...

I'd use this for my daughter's first birthday party!

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aimee said...

I would donate it to my neighborhood association. They don't have tons of money and are in serious need of a banner for events.

jamaise said...

My huge family has a yearly reunion we call the "Weaver Connection". My cousin & aunt pay every year to have tee shirts made up for everyone. I would love to be able to contribute a banner that could be used year after year to mark our pavilion we use at the park.

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Rock Star Ma said...

I'd use this for my band Atlas Takes Aim. We're alt-rock and could use a cool professional looking bit of promo-love.

Luvdaylilies said...

My daughter will be graduating from high school May 2010. I would use the Banner prize for a Graduation Party Banner for her & her friends=)
Thanks for a chance!
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ma21cuteboy said...

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Stephanie said...

I would use this for birthdays or for announcing new babies in our small town, like to place in the parents yard. steffanie771(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Laureen said...

I would use the banner for Father's Day to surprise my husband and make him feel special. Thanks!

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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i would use this for my sons 5th birthday
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Hillary said...

I think I would use it as a garage sale sign!! Please enter me. Thanks alot!

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Renee said...

I'd make a banner that I could use at my daughter's birthdays for years to come.

Renee said...

entered the Applied labels giveaway too