Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grand Opening Giveaway

It's no big secret among my family and friends that I love to bake. I love tweaking recipes and coming up with new ones. Problem though is my waist doesn't enjoy my baking so much (or maybe it enjoys it too much?). This summer I started trying to figure out a way I could continue to bake but not gain weight. Seeing as I haven't come up with a magic cookie that is calorie and fat free, I came up with a different plan. Etsy.



Yep, I've opened an Etsy store front and am now selling my delectable baked goods! Woohoo! There isn't a ton to pick from yet in my store, but I'll be adding more in the coming weeks. Various candies will likely be the newest additions. You can visit my store by clicking on the button in the left sidebar, clicking on the button below or by going here: http://www.gigglingsweets.etsy.com




In honor of my grand opening, everything is on sale now through next Friday the 18th!

A proper Grand Opening should of course include a giveaway in addition to a sale! Who wants to win some Whoopie Pies? Cookies? The prize can be for you or sent to someone on your Christmas list! Anyone can enter (family, that includes you!) and the more you promote this contest the better your odds at winning, so here's the giveaway break down...

Prize is winner's choice of any item from Giggling Sweets (order of Whoopie Pies, order of cookies, etc - no mixing of products)

Contest will run through 10pm CST this Sunday, the 13th. Winner will be announced Monday AM and winner will have 3 days to claim their prize.

  • For one entry just comment here
  • For an additional entry post about it (with link!) on Facebook
  • For another entry blog about it (and link to this post!)
  • For another entry Tweet about it (with link of course) 
(For each of the above, leave a comment saying what you did!)

Good luck! And thanks for spreading the word about my little hobby!




Want to double your chances of winning? Head on over to my friend Brenda's blog and enter there too! http://thebrisenos.blogspot.com/

28 comments:

McTriplet Mommy said...

Way to go, Helen, this is awesome!!! Good for you! Here's a thought... what if you had an option of "gift packaging" - could be a money maker especially at Christmas time! Buy some inexpensive tins and them people could send Christmas gifts!!

I was recently introduced to whoopie pies... changed my life. :)

Take care,
Kara

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Wow that is a great thing to start - combining your love of food and need to not eat it all :) I am so excited for you!

RoseAnneH said...

Congratulations Helen! The pictures of the goodies on your store site are great. I agree with Kara - offer gift packaging and a gift card. Would Etsy allow you to set up a cookie of the month club?

I posted this to facebook. :)

Mom

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/MamaOtwins1/status/6497483677

Renee Claycamp said...

I have thought about doing something similar since I love to bake, too! I will be anxious to see how it goes. Everything looks delish! :) Congrats and Good Luck! I love me some Whoopie Pies!

Renee Claycamp said...

I have thought about doing something similar since I love to bake, too! I will be anxious to see how it goes. Everything looks delish! :) Congrats and Good Luck! I love me some Whoopie Pies!

Krista said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM!! I want cookies!!

Krista said...

My Facebook friends want cookies too!!

breckholladay said...

With a headliner of those boys, how can anyone resist buying stuff. They look SO happy to be eating your cookies !!

Momma Z said...

That's great! I would love some whoopie pies for my nephew...

Alisha said...

Yummm!! Thanks, Helen!! I assume you ship to Canada (please say yes, please say yes!!)

Helen said...

YES ALISHA!!

Nicolasa said...

Congrats! This is fantastic!
OMG I looooove whoopie pies!

Kris said...

Conrats on the new business! I will be ordering soon!

you can call me "Jen" said...

That's fantastic! And I'd love to win the giveaway, although I guarantee that my waistline doesn't need the goodies anymore than yours does! :)

Congrats on your new adventure!

Susan said...
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Susan said...

I love the name of your store. What a great idea for someone who loves to bake. I'm the baker in my family...if I had the time I'd sell do the same thing! Congratulations on the new business...this is quite an accomplishment for a mom of triplets!!!

Jill said...

Yay Helen! I'm so excited for you and I hope this makes life a little easier for you :)

jillk77 at aol dot com

Rachel Edwards said...

Aw... Good for you, Helen. I hope it works out well. I think doing the gift wrap option is a good idea as well. Good luck! We love your whoopies, so we're sure others will too. :D

Laney said...

Yum! What a fun idea. Good luck with your business!

Aunt Sue said...

Helen- What a great idea! Good luck with your new business. Can't beat those whoopie pies -- if you want to try some other flavors, I can get you recipes for pumpkin, red velvet and banana - yum!!

Kim said...

Helen,

What a great idea! Good for you. Your baked goods look delicious.

Stephanie said...

Good luck Helen :) Looking at them makes me hungry!!! LOL

Laura said...

i would like to eat some mint cookies please!

Monica said...

Yummo...sounds good to me. Good luck with the new business.

The Lane Family said...

Congrats on your new business and the those moon pies look good but oh so do those snickerdoodles!!

shell46 said...

Everything looks so yummy. Good luck with your business.

Lisa R said...

Your whoopie pies look AMAZING! Congrats on starting your business!!

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