Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's Almost Giveaway Time!!! ***Officially Closed 8/2/14***

In case you haven't been checking in here on the blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or other social media, the dates for the giveaway were extended a while ago. But now, the time is finally "drawing" very near, folks!! The giveaway ends at 11:59pm EDT on Friday August 1, 2014!

To Enter: See the official rules in the post just before this one. Here's the link to that rules post, just in case you're coming from another location! Just click on it and you'll be taken right to it!

Official Rules for the 2014 Summer Fun Giveaway!

Please, remember to let me know in the form of a comment, either here on the blog, or on any of the other linked social media accounts if you've completed one or more of the extra entry tasks! If I don't know that you've done them, I can't count them as extra entries for you!

Good Luck To Everyone Who Enters!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

The GATAB 2014 Summer Fun Giveaway Is Now ***Closed***!

UPDATE: Yay! I'm extending the entry dates... Please see the change at the end of the post. Thanks!

Well, folks... the time has finally arrived! I know. It sure took long enough, right? Well... I'm not going to go into all of the details, but let's start by saying that as usual, life, Lupus, menopause and being on the road for a visit with the daughter-child (who's going to be making us first time grandparents in December, by the way!!!) and then a stop to spend a bit of time with some much beloved in-laws, made for a much busier early Summer than I had ever expected.

But, I digress... let's get to the giveaway, shall we?!

In all of the years that I've been blogging, I've never done a giveaway before. Can you believe it? I got to thinking about it over the very long, horrid Winter we had here in the Northeast and I realized that my cyber friends and family really deserved to know how very much I appreciate them.

And how truly grateful I am that so many of you (you know who you are) have faithfully and lovingly stuck it out with me throughout this crazy ride we call life.

You've waited patiently through some long and often times, unplanned absences; listened to my whining and virtually dried my tears and cheered me on, while I helplessly (and far too often, hopelessly) searched for some kind of answers to what it was that has been ruling my life and making me so sick and so miserable, for sooo very long.

So, thank you! Thank you all... from the bottom of my broken (medically, not emotionally) heart and my eternally grateful soul. This giveaway is inspired by, in honor of and for, all of YOU!

OK... The Official Rules are simple:

Leave me a comment, telling me which prize package you'd most like to win and why you'd like to win it. (the packages are numbered 1, 2 and 3 in the photo at the top of this post above and I'll provide links to each individual post that describes each package, below) You can leave your comment in any one of the following places:

1) here on the blog (in the comments below), or

2) GATAB's Facebook page, or

3) Google Plus, or

4) Twitter, or

5) in the comments section under this Youtube video.

(just click the words that are underlined and highlighted in blue or red in the lines above, to be redirected to that particular option - they'll turn pink when your curser is over them)

You must be at least 18 years old to enter and you must follow the official rules above before you go for any of the additional entries!


Now here comes the part that looks complicated, but really isn't. LOL

You do not have to follow the steps below to enter! They are totally optional

There are some additional ways to get more entries into the drawing and they are totally optional. But... the more entries you make, the more chances you have to win! Here are a few ways (if you haven't already done them in the past) for you to obtain additional entries: You'll receive one extra entry for each thing that you complete from this list.
  • "Like" the Go Ahead... Take A Bite! page on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Add me to your circles on Google Plus
  • Share the giveaway post on Facebook
  • If you have a blog, you can share any of the prize package posts or this final post on your blog. (all 3 pkgs have blog share grab buttons that you can use, located in the side bar)
  • If you have a Youtube Channel you can also share that I'm having the giveaway and notify me in a comment here or on this Official Giveaway Video.
  • Share the Official Giveaway Video on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or other social media. 
IMPORTANT!! If you choose to go for any (or all!) of the additional entries, please let me know that you have done so {and which of these things you've done}in a comment here in the blog comments, on Facebook, or on Youtube, in order for me to verify that you have done it, so that I can keep track of any extra entries for you!

The giveaway begins (now) 
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 12:00 midnight

Entries will NOT be accepted AFTER Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm
The new final date for entries to be accepted is: Friday August 1, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT

The drawing will take place on Sunday, August 3, 2014 and the winners will be announced here on the blog and subsequent social media on Monday, August 4, 2014 some time after 12:00 noon.

Unfortunately, due to the skyrocketing cost of international shipping and the weight of each prize package, I can not accept entries for this giveaway from anyone living outside of the United States and Canada. I will hopefully be doing another giveaway in the not too distant future, where I can work out an international option. I'm so very sorry.

You can click on the title of any of the photos below to take you to the post where you'll find a complete list and individual photos of what is included in that particular package.

Prize Package # 1

Prize Package # 2

Prize Package # 3

Good Luck To Everyone Who Enters!!!

** Disclosure: All items included in the three prize packages were purchased by me, personally. None of the items have been given to me by a sponsor, nor have I been asked or compensated by any individual or company to do this giveway.
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