Oh, what a wonderful, blessed day! And a beautiful day it is. 🙂
Yesterday, I was out most of the day running errands and wrapping up my Christmas shopping. When I got back home, I had a beautiful surprise waiting for me in my email inbox. It was from Madison- the nice PR lady from the Corner Bakery Cafe Holiday Catering Challenge contest.
As many of you know, Hip Mama’s Place was lucky to be chosen as one of 12 mom blogs nationwide to participate in this awesome contest. CBC catered food in my house worth $150 and I was able to throw a free holiday/birthday party to our family and friends last Sunday, December 6th (the day after my birthday). Indeed, it was a birthday blessing. The food was really yummy and everyone complemented us for how nice our party was and all the free food! 🙂 Anyway, to make the long story short, Madison sent me very exciting news yesterday: Hip Mama’s Place won the Corner Bakery Cafe Holiday Catering Challenge photo contest! I had 184 votes total.
So of course, my reaction: “Oh, wow. Yayyy!!! This is so awesome!!! Thank you CBC!!! And what a wonderful holiday surprise for me and to all my wonderful HMP readers and followers!” 🙂
And without everyone’s support, this wouldn’t have been possible. So I thank all of you, dear readers and friends who took the time to vote for Hip Mama’s Place. You’re all so wonderful and I just want to let you all know how much your loyalty means to me.
Anyway, in case some of you missed it, here is our photo entry to the contest:
All of the other 11 mom bloggers who were selected by Corner Bakery Cafe along with me to participate in this fabulous contest worked very hard with their photos too. I’m happy that Corner Bakery Cafe has awarded each of them a $25 Corner Bakery Cafe gift card to give away to their readers as well. A special mention to The Mommy Insider who posted this great news first. Thank you very much for the sweet post! 🙂
You can still see all of the other photos on the Corner Bakery Cafe Holiday page HERE.
*And wonderful news to you all my dear Hip Mama’s Place readers! One of you will win a Corner Bakery Cafe Catering package that will include their signature Cinnamon Creme Cake, boxes of Mini Cookies and Bundt Bites along with a $50 gift card that can be used for a Corner Bakery Cafe Catering order. The total value of this prize package is $150.00! 🙂
To enter the contest, watch this 3 minute video:
When you’re done watching the video, come back to this post and leave a comment telling me what you think about Catering vs. Cooking. There is no right or wrong answer. We just want your opinion on it. Also, I’d like to mention that there is a coupon code for $10 off at the end of this video to use on your holiday catering order at Corner Bakery Cafe.
This contest is open only to U.S. participants who live or work close to a Corner Bakery Cafe location. This contest ends on December 21st, 2009 at 12MN, EST. I will choose ONE (1) WINNER using Random.org and will be announced as a comment on this post.
Your comment is your ONE (1) entry. To EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, just do the following: (You may leave extra comments for your extra entries if you wish)
1. Become a fan of Corner Bakery Cafe on Facebook and post a comment on their wall and tell them Hip Mama’s Place sent you
2. Become a fan of Hip Mama’s Place on Facebook and post a comment on our wall and tell me why you like visiting Hip Mama’s Place or how you found us online
3. Grab the Hip Mama’s Place badge code under the “Grab Our Fabulous Button” and paste it on an HTML page on your blog sidebar.
4. Tweet this event on Twitter. JUST COPY AND PASTE THE PHRASE, URL PAGE AND HASH TAGS (#) BELOW AND POST IT ON YOUR TWITTER PROFILE UPDATE.
“I just entered the Corner Bakery Cafe Food Giveaway on Hip Mama’s Place!
(followed by this URL): http://bit.ly/8cKgk0 #giveaways #christmas #contests #deals
5. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook however you want with a link to this giveaway:
6. Write a short post about this giveaway on your blog linking to our home page or the URL page address listed on #5
7. Follow Hip Mama’s Place on Twitter
You will have eight (8) total entries when you do the above-mentioned extra entries besides your comment. The more entries you have, the greater chances of winning!
Goodluck and happy holidays!
Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “The opinion I am sharing remains my own. This post was sponsored by Corner Bakery Cafe. I received catered food from Corner Bakery Cafe to facilitate my review”.