February is quickly coming to an end and that means that our National Stamp & Scrapbook Month giveaway will be wrapping up soon and … wait for it … the first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of 2017 will be opening in less than a week! Woot! Woot! The EXPO team is ready, our Pleasanton EXPO friends are counting down the days, and all the excitement is making me feel the need for a special giveaway! Amazingness is everywhere!
February is National Stamp & Scrapbook Month and we are giving away a Dream Weekend to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for one lucky winner! This Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo weekend includes 4 admission tickets to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (two 2-day admission tickets), 2 workshops of your choice, 2 crop tickets of your choice, and 1 hotel room (double occupancy) for Friday night.
Enter to win the giveaway here: http://scrapbookexpo.com/national-stamp-scrapbook-month-2017/ While you are there, check out the amazing scrapbook and stamp businesses who are offering a 10% discount on your purchase through the entire month of February! Sweeeeet! Lastly, if you visit one of these stores, with a $5 purchase you will receive a free National Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button while supplies last. For all of you button collectors, this button will be the first collectible towards you receiving your ‘I Conquered’ button and lanyard … and ringing the GONG!
Next, as we are about to start the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo season, you need to know the Top 10 Insider Tips! I wonder how many of them you are aware of already. These tips will help you increase your chances to win prizes, get more free stuff, and even earn some cash!
10 … Shopping Bag
This one is a no-brainer. Enter your information into the kiosk and get a shopping bag to carry all your fun merchandise! We’ll send you an email later, but we think you’ll be happy to receive more inspiration and also be in-the-know about all the latest information.
9 … Door Prizes
Another easy step! Once you enter your name into the kiosk, you will automatically be entered into our Door Prize giveaway! TIP: If you don’t hear your name called, you can check the winner board and pick up your prize at the Door Prize booth.
Many of the vendors in the shopping area have early bird specials, so get to the Expo early on Friday for extra sale items. TIP: If you sign up for a Friday workshop online, you get the Early Bird admission for free!
7 … Make & Takes
Several vendors have Make & Takes in their booths. Some you’ll need to pay a small fee for, but others are free. TIP: Check the Show Guide for a listing of all the Make & Takes available and then plan your course of action.
6 … Baggage Check
You’ve shopped, taken a workshop, and your arms are full of Make & Takes, crafting treasures, and workshop kits. Stop by the free baggage check and drop off your bags. (You may want to slip a dollar to the charity that is running it, but really, you would donate to the cause anyway, and they are certainly saving your back!)
5 … Crops
This is the best way to keep track of your friends and your stuff at Scrapbook Expo. Purchase a crop table and then you have a home base to work from. You can shop a little, come back and look at your treasures, then leave everything at the table, go take a workshop, go get something to eat – you get the idea! Your friends can all do the same, and after shopping and workshops, you get to hang out until midnight getting crafty. There are prizes galore, and if you want to dress in costume or decorate your table, you have even more chances to win. Buying raffle tickets gives you more chances for prizes! You get a $20 crop kit of crafting products, along with a keepsake button. All just for hanging out with your girlfriends at Scrapbook Expo! TIP: Seating is first come in the crop, so if you don’t want to pay for a table together, show up early and seat yourselves together.
4 … Pre-Register Online for a Workshop
If you sign up for a workshop, you get that day’s admission for free. (There is a $2.00 service fee.) However, you just saved $5.00 and earned a keepsake button! TIP: If you sign up for three workshops, you get an additional free gift!
This is where the really good prizes are! You come early on Saturday and get a Golden Ticket. Then your peruse the table with all the prizes on it. You choose the prize you want most and put your Golden Ticket in the bucket near that prize. TIP: Not too many people know about this, so your chances of winning are really good!
2 … The Creativity Center
Have a seat and create a FREE Make & Take at the Creativity Center. Plus, you’ll earn one of our Keepsake Buttons. TIP: This is a super easy way to get a Keepsake Button. You’ll want to do the make & take, but even if there’s not an open seat when you stop by and you can’t come back, just ask for a button.
If you love Make & Takes, you will love this event! Think of it as 8 to 12 mini workshops all in one sitting. No standing in line and no waiting. We bring these exclusive Make & Takes to you. TIP: Not only do you come away with lots of beautiful projects, the vendors presenting the projects often have super sales during this MEGA event. Don’t miss it!
We said 10 ways to maximize your Scrapbook Expo weekend, but there is one more that you really need to know about: Volunteer. We will actually pay you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. That’s right! We call them ‘volunteer’ positions, but we pay people to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. This takes a little pre-planning as you have to sign up ahead of time. But working at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a few hours earns you some cash and free entry to the shopping area. Plus, you earn a Keepsake Button. TIP: Work one shift or several shifts, either way, you still get admission and a button.
When you consider it, we are paying you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo whether you work or not. You get free admission when you buy a workshop, free gifts in the Swag Bag, free Make & Take projects, and free keepsake buttons. All that free stuff is worth much more than the $10 you pay to get in. What a deal!
Now that you are all excited and ready to enjoy the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events in 2017, let’s do a giveaway! The team is very busy getting the season started, but I thought it would be fun to give away a Mystery Box hand picked by our very own Crop Host Extraordinaire – Dave! Doesn’t that sound wonderful!
For a chance to win a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Mystery Box, leave a comment on this blog post telling us something fun about yourself. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 2nd.
Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of their choice.
The winner is …Lynn Kenyon!
Congratulations Lynn! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
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Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!