Thursday, June 24, 2010

1-800-FLOWERS.COM {Review & Giveaway} The "Summer of Smiles" mission

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

One job that I always thought I would enjoy was doing deliveries for a florist. Being able to see the looks on the recipients' faces when they find a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting at the door... Is there someone out there that isn't amazed and delighted when that happens? If so, I haven't met them yet.

So, when I heard that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM wanted my help promoting their "Summer of Smiles" mission to spread smiles across the nation... well, it was a no-brainer as to who I wanted to surprise. As much as I'd love to send flowers to everyone I know, there's just one person who deserves to have a little cheer sent her way as a reminder that she's amazing.

Mom, you know I love you!

A bright, vibrant person herself, my mom loves warm, cheerful shades that bring a pop of color to the world. And when I saw the Martha Stewart Party Time Bouquet, I knew that it would be the perfect choice to send to her to bring a smile. How could she not be cheered up by the hot pink Gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, large lavender roses, light green spider mums and great greenery in a bamboo-inspired vase?

This beautiful medium-sized bouquet fills the vase just enough that no matter which side you are looking at, you end up with a great view. Plus, my mom commented on the slight sweet scent that this arrangement provides - just enough to be able to take a deep breath and relax but not too much to be overpowering. Beautiful perfection!

I also really appreciated hearing from my mom that all of the flowers included in the Martha Stewart Party Time Bouquet were packaged well and were fresh and bright when they arrived, with some not even fully opened. It was great knowing that she would have a few more days of watching the roses fully bloom and add more color. Not only was I able to bring her a smile on the day these flowers were delivered, but for days to come!

With summer finally in full swing, there are so many occasions to celebrate. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and so many more are great reasons to let someone know how much you care by sending flowers. And, to send a little sunshine to someone you know, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has a floral arrangement or gift basket for every style and taste to fit your budget.

Browsing their website is easy, as you can search by occasion, same-day delivery, particular flowers that you would like to include and more (there's even a Justin Bieber Bouquet, who knew?). Even though it's hard to choose a favorite from their vast selection, whichever arrangement you pick from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient's face. The "Summer of Smiles" mission has already added both my mom and myself to their list!

Plus, thanks to the generosity of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, one lucky person will also be able to surprise someone with a smile, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 gift card to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM!

To enter to win: Visit 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and tell me which of their gorgeous arrangements or gift baskets you would like to send. I'd love to know who you would like to send them to as well!

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on July 15th at 11:59pm CST. 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. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A huge thank you to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for providing a Martha Steward Party Time Bouquet for my mom as well as a $50 gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Matt said...

I'd love to send the Gerbera Daisy Bouquet, 15 Stems to my wife!

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Sarah said...

I would send the Happy Day Bouquet™ to my sister for her 30th bday.

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make lemonade to mom

Mamushi Love said...

I'd love to send the Berry Beautiful bouquet to my "grandmother".

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I like the idea of the gerbera daisies too..not too fussy or overdone but somehow more personal.

Christine Jensen said...

I like the Martha Stewart Golden Sunflower Bouquet

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I would love to send my mom the Make Lemonade in a Pitcher.

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I'd love to send the Elegant Wishes arrangement to my Aunt for her 91st birthday in August. This is such a beautiful arrangement~Thanks so much for offering this giveaway.
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I'd send the hot pink rose and Peruvian lily bouquet to my sister in law.

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Denise S. said...

I'd send the Beer Mug of Blooms to my husband.

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I would send the Martha Stewart Rosita Vendela Roses to my grandmother.
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I would like to send the Martha Stewart Party Time Bouquet to my mom.
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Jessie said...

I would get the Dazzling Pink Dish Garden for my mother-in-law. She has been battling cancer for almost 25 years and has chemo every three weeks...I'd say she more than deserves flowers! ;)

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Christy said...

I like the Bouquet for Baby with Keepsake Frame and I'd like to give it to my sister-in-law who will give birth to my niece later this summer.

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Shorin said...

I think I'd go with the Martha Stewart Lily Meadow Bouquet. There's someone special I'm trying to have a relationship with.

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Meredith said...

Martha Stewart Party Time Bouquet is really beautiful.

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I like the "It's All About You" bouquet, and I would send it to my mom, just cuz I love her!

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I would order the Make Their Day Bouquet™ for my daughter who is away at college.

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always a fan of "petal pushers"

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MAKE LEMONADE PITCHER BQUET is sweet for mom

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I would love the Pink Rose and White Calla Lily Bouquet. I would be a bit selfish and send it to myself.

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I'd send my neighbor the razzle dazzle rose plant, she is my sons' adopted grammy, she has been a very close friend to my family for years and deserves something so pretty!

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I would pick the Grand Baby-Cakes Boy Essentials for my sister, who is pregnant for the first time!
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Danica D. said...

I would send Fields of Europe™ for Summer to my mother and say "Congrats, you're going to be a grandma!"

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I would like to send the "A Special Birthday Wish™" bouquet to my sister for her birthday in July! jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

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I'd love to send the Cheryl&Co. Birthday Party Brownie Round to my mom.

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