Did you notice that last month I put up a sponsored link to Apothica.com? I hope you checked it out. Apothica is an online beauty boutique that offers a fabulous array of makeup, fragrance, skin care, hair care, and related products. With brands like Vincent Longo, Shiseido, Smashbox, Stila, Dior, and YSL - to name just a few - the site offers a rich shopping experience and a fun browse.
The nice folks at Apothica (along with their sister sites SkinCareRX and skinbotanica) are sponsoring a giveaway contest for a $50 gift card! One lucky reader will be able to select the prize - or prizes - of her choice from any of the three sites. This is a wonderful opportunity; you could win that item you've been eying, but couldn't fit into your monthly budget. Maybe a fragrance? Not a necessity, but a delightful treat! Need a remedy for dry skin to help you make it through the winter? This is your chance! I love "free money," and I'll bet you do too.
How can you enter to win? It's easy, and there are a bunch of ways. The one thing you have to do is leave a comment here and tell us in your comment what attracts your eye at Apothica (or one of its sister sites). I love vicarious shopping, so please share your wish list with me, even it it's not specific (e.g., I need a new shampoo and conditioner). After you comment, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing your e-mail address on a blog, so I would follow this second step if I were you (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).
You can "earn" a second entry by tweeting this contest. Just make sure to include "@BTiBeauty" and "Apothica" (without the quotes) in your tweet. I will tweet the contest today, and you can retweet it to earn that second entry. Apothica will tweet this contest, and you can retweet their tweet instead. You can earn a third entry by following the blog - either here or on Twitter (any entrant who is already a follower will automatically earn the follower point). I can't track followers through a third-party service, so you need to be on Google's list for me to verify the entry.
You can earn a fourth entry by visiting Apothica's Facebook wall and leaving a note about the site and what you think. Or sign up for their newsletter. Finally, if you have your own blog and mention Apothica, you can win a fifth entry! Write about one of the brands I highlighted above and link to Apothica.
I will need your help with all of these options, so please let me know in your comment(s) the alternatives you used to enter.
The deadline for entries will be Saturday, January 29, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner at that time. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address for the gift card. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.
This contest is open to residents of the U. S., Canada, and most countries worldwide. You can see the Apothica shipping policies at this link. If they ship to your country, you can enter - and possibly win!
Photo courtesy of Apothica