Thursday, December 17, 2009

Customized Postcards from UPrinting {Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Is winter over yet? I know it's only December and technically we haven't even reached the first day of the winter season yet (how very, very depressing) but I think I'm done. I'm ready to pack up and head somewhere warm until the ground outside has thawed and the freezing temperatures have improved enough that we can leave the house in less than 12 layers of clothing.

I'm thinking my family jumps on a plane and flies somewhere that offers sun, sand and some relaxation and escape from the cold and stresses of life here at home. Don't worry, I wouldn't forget about everyone I know still back with their boots and shovels, though. In fact, I'd take a beautiful picture of all the fun we're having and send it out on a postcard to show my sympathies:

Just water for miles around. Can you smell the hint of sunscreen in the air?

When you go on vacation do you stand there spinning the wire racks of postcards looking for one that captures the message you're trying to send back to family and friends? Those days are over now that you can design your own postcards at UPrinting.com!

Whether you are doing printing for personal or business reasons, UPrinting has the selection, quality and service that you need at prices everyone can enjoy. The special touches that UPrinting offers also make them stand out from the crowd, such as getting a free proof before you pay or using one of their many templates to help you design the product that's just right for you. I was able to make my dreaming-of-a-vacation postcard shown above in just minutes using the tools provided right on UPrinting's website.

If you haven't yet tried UPrinting, you're missing out! Due to their never-ending generosity and support in the blogging world, one person will get to create postcards to promote their business or thank people for holiday gifts or just say hi, because...

One person will win 100 customized postcards* of their own from UPrinting!
ARV $44.23!



To enter to win your 100 postcards*: Tell me how you would use the postcards if you won. Do you have an idea 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 (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now and coming up!
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Design your own 100 custom postcards @thxmailcarrier from @uprinting! Millions of possibilities! http://bit.ly/6qL6Ha #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries per follow method (leave 2 separate comments for each type) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
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3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you blog about this giveaway, linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier as well as UPrinting.com. Please leave an address where it can be found.

*Postcards will be 4" x 6," printed on 14pt cardstock gloss and have full color on both sides. This prize includes the cost of the postcards ($44.23) but unfortunately the winner will have to pay for shipping costs, which will vary depending on location.

Giveaway will end on January 1st 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 January 8th, 2010. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.


A big thank you to UPrinting.com for providing me with 100 postcards of my own, as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

168 comments:

Sue said...

I'd love to use these as thank you notes to mail out after Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Hope said...

I would use them to both update people on our move - and the birth of our son. AND kill two birds with one stone by throwing in a "thank you", too!

hevarts@yahoo.com

Joseph said...

I would use the postcards to promote my “JACK of ALL TRADES” (yardwork, painting, electrical, etc) business. I was layed off and have been doing odd jobs. The postcards would be a great idea to send out to local area small business (real estate offices, daycare facilities, churches) to name a few.

Joseph said...

Extra entry:

Entered the "Chenille Lounge Socks from PatientStyle" giveaway.

Blia said...

What a cool way to send something out to friends! Am following you now from MBC Google Friends. Visit me if you can http://superheroesmom.com

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allison said...

i would love to have these to use for thank you notes after christmas, (when i is SO hard to remember them, and then get them all out!)

allison said...

i subscribe to your email!

allison said...

entered the soda stream giveaway!

i'm not sure if i gave my email in my first one so f\here it is:
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Shelli said...

I would use these postcards for my At Home Reception Invitations! We are having not one, but TWO receptions, so every little extra helps!!!

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Naomi de la Torre said...

Hi Xenia! I would use the postcards to promote my blog! And I'm subscribed to you via your email subcription thingy. Love you blog! It's rockin! Have a great day. organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com
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Mijal Photography said...

I would use these to send to our customers!
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entered Soda STream giveaway
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entered Activeion giveaway
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entered Evolve Showerhead giveaway
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A Frugal Friend said...

I think I'd use them either to promote my blog or as Valentines!!!

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A Frugal Friend said...

I think I'd use them either to promote my blog or as Valentines!!!

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Laureen said...

I would use the postcards as holiday cards (maybe next year?). Thanks!

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

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Laureen said...

I entered the Chenille Lounge Socks giveaway.

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Cakeblast said...

I want to make "touristy" postcards featuring my hometown and sell them from a website that I am working on (already have add-on domain and CMS installed). If it works out well, I would keep selling them and probably use UPrinting as my printshop.

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Entered Activeion Pro Giveaway-

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Entered the Hazelaid Soap Nuts Giveaway-

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Entered the Ecostore USA $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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Entered the I.D. Me Labels Giveaway

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Entered Harlem Globetrotters Giftbag Giveaway

kdkdkd said...

I would print it with pictures of my art and include it as a thank you bonus with a purchase from my etsy shop

Sonya said...

I would use them to enter snail mail sweepstakes. Thanks!

Eileen said...

I would give this to my son and my soon to be daughter in law, as they are getting married and will need to be sending out cards to inform ahead of the date and hotel information. THIS would be perfect for him!
thanks so much!

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Eileen said...

I subscribe by email..confirmed. thank you!


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Eileen said...

Email subscriber 2
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Eileen said...

I also entered your Mitetees giveaway. thanks so much!

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I also entered your Evolve Showerhead giveaway. thanks so much!

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I also entered your100 postcards/ U Printing giveaway. thanks so much!

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I also entered your Soapnuts giveaway. thanks so much!

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Eileen said...

I also entered your Ecostore USA giveaway. thanks so much!

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ooops...getting late, I see I commented entering this giveaway ON this giveaway page. got peanutbutter for brains tonight!

Laureen said...

I entered the ELK Kids Adorable Shoes giveaway.

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Laureen said...

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Lauren said...

i would love to use these for birth announcements for my little guy!

manzer001@yahoo.com

sonotech63 said...

I think Id like to find a nice wintry background and use it for Holiday Postcards.
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Laureen said...

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Marie said...

I would use the cards as birth announcements
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Marie said...

I entered ecostore.
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Laureen said...

tweet
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Marie said...

I entered Chenille lounge socks
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Marie said...

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I entered Mitetees shirts
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Wehaf said...

I would use these as change of address cards!


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Tammy said...

I would use them for thank you cards

Georgia Mist said...

I would use the products to help encourage and motivate others to lose weight as I have done this year.
No tricks, no easy way out -- just hard work and less food! LOL!
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Jenn said...

Could definitely use this for my small business for advertising!

Terri said...

I would use them to advertise my husbands construction business

Terri said...

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Terri said...

I entered the Activeion Cleaning Solutions Giveaway

Terri said...

I entered the Patient Style Giveaway

Terri said...

I entered the Evolve Showerhead Giveaway

Terri said...

entered the Mitetees giveaway

Terri said...

I entered the ELK Kids giveaway

UrbanGard said...

I would use the UPrinting.com postcards to enter sweepstakes.

fancygrlnancy said...

not sure how I would use them. Maybe just as thank you and hellos to people I don't see or talk to much
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Eileen said...

I entered the Oompa Toys giveaway also. thank you!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd put a photo of our home on it and use them as "stay in touch" and gift enclosure cards. They are so attractive.
hickcrazy1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Just call me b said...

I am doing the 60 mile walk for the Susan G Komen, and I would send these out, to ask people to help me in my fundraising!

MomUnion said...

I would use these cards for personal notes. I just love to send cards. :)
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Anonymous said...

I love postcards because I love to send friends notes and ideas.....I love to enter sweepstakes

EALSKI said...

We just started a new business and would love these to advertise!

Thank you!

metalmomma said...

I would make photography handouts.

sonotech63 said...

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doozercries said...

i would use these to enter snail mail contests.

doozercries said...

i follow on twitter as doozercries

doozercries said...

i tweeted:
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Donna said...

I would like them to promote my blog.
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masonsgranny59 said...

I would use the postcards as holiday cards or thank you cards:)

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