My First Giveaway

When I was in standard 5 (I am old school, still talk in standards) my primary school held a competition to name our school magazine.  I submitted my suggestion on a simple A4 lined piece of paper.  A few assemblies later, in a breathtaking moment, I was called up on stage and named the winner! “Selcourt on the move” was born.  I was out of my own skin delighted.  I think I received some sort of voucher, but nothing was worth more to me than the first copy of “Selcourt on the move”, my words in print.

I love winning things!  Not that I have actually won anything since.  It’s probably better some 30 years later to say that I love the idea of winning things, in much the same way as I love the idea of Tuscany without having actually been there…well not yet!

Being that it is Christmas time, and being that pomegranate days is almost four months old, and being that I love to give pressies, and being that I still think winning stuff rocks, I am jump up and down excited to announce my first GIVEAWAY!

Drum roll…I am gifting this magnificent book-stand which is made by the very talented and very dear to my heart girls at Flow Africa.  Not only is the craftsmanship outstanding, but it is the smartest design.

Depending on which way you assemble it, this nifty book-stand will hold either your favourite recipe book OR your iPad/tablet, so you can take pomegranate days right into the kitchen, safe from any spills.  This sleek object of beauty is going to look gorgeous in your kitchen.  And, because it is not readily available in usual home stores, it is also something exclusive and unique to call your own.


Right, so how to enter?  Firstly, this competition is only for my most very special pomegranate days members, so if you want to enter you first need to have joined this blog in the top right hand sidebar, look for the blue tab that says “Join this site”.  Secondly, you need to share this blog to your Facebook or Twitter account, once will be sufficient.  And, finally, the most important part, you need to COMMENT on this particular blog post,  Be sure to leave an actual name so that I can enter you into the draw.

Like most giveaways, this one also has some T’s and C’s, so please note the following:

  • The prize will be awarded to the first name drawn out of my Santa’s hat by Pretty Girl.
  • Results will be audited by Handsome, reliability unknown.
  • The prize will ONLY be shipped to an address in SOUTH AFRICA, but if you live off our shores, I will be happy to gift it to a South African resident of your choosing.
  • The winner will be drawn and announced next Thursday 13thDecember, so that I can (hopefully) get it into the mail to arrive in time for Christmas.

Tis indeed the season to be jolly!  Good luck!

18 Comments on My First Giveaway

  1. Steve van Greunen
    December 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Love this blog! Well done Sam! (Still using your “Everyday Tomoto Sauce” literally every day!

    • Sam Taylor
      December 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm (7 years ago)

      You’re in brand new daddy!!!

  2. tina Jewell
    December 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh Sam, so enjoying what you are up to – have even borrowed your Passion meringue cupcakes for the Franschhoek market, most delicious. Love Ellie & Rachels’ mom xx

    • Sam Taylor
      December 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm (7 years ago)

      Love it! you’re in!

  3. Izanne Reichert
    December 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm (7 years ago)

    Done and done Sam! Happy to be able to learn from you from afar. 🙂

    • Sam Taylor
      December 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm (7 years ago)

      You’re in…under Blom!

  4. Debrah Grasso
    December 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Sam, I looove reading your blog spot… Deb Grasso

    • Sam Taylor
      December 7, 2012 at 8:04 am (7 years ago)

      You’re in Debs, although I might make you cycle over here and fetch it if you win mountain mamma!

  5. Marelize Dau
    December 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm (7 years ago)

    Love you and love your blog! And I’ve actually tried (and loved) some of your recipes! And best of all, me really really like winning things!

    • Sam Taylor
      December 7, 2012 at 8:05 am (7 years ago)

      You’re in! No bribing…its a rule!

  6. Kate Phillips
    December 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm (7 years ago)

    When you famous (as in more than now) will you please autograph a book for me! XX

    • Sam Taylor
      December 10, 2012 at 9:25 am (7 years ago)

      Absolutely – if of course I can still hold a pen! You’re in!

  7. candimouse
    December 10, 2012 at 8:18 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Sam, I think your blog is simply divine, and such a pleasure to read. That gorgeous recipe book stand belongs in my kitchen, I simply MUST win it!!!!! Miss all of you at PFC, big love 🙂

    • Sam Taylor
      December 10, 2012 at 9:28 am (7 years ago)

      Well Candi if you must…’re in!

  8. Design by Claire
    December 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Sam…I just love your blog! It’s so inspiring! And what an awesome very first giveaway!!! I would totally love to win it =)

    • Sam Taylor
      December 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Claire! You’re in!

  9. Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

    ok, ek is dalk nie so slim nie, maar ek kry nie gejoin nie??? miskien moet jy oorloop na my huis en jou lekker scones saambring en dan drink ons koffie en jy help my inskryf op jou fantastiese blog!

    • Sam Taylor
      December 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm (7 years ago)

      En nou sit ek vandag by die see!!! Oh dear!! Maar omdat jy so oulik is, skryf ek maar jou naam in, en ek sal jou kom “join” as ek weer by die huis is. You’re in!


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