Monday, April 18, 2011

Product Giveaways - William & Kate Royal Wedding Edition


All the press has been aflutter with the preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, especially as we are now 11 days away from their nuptials.  Knowing how crazy the UK souvenir hawkers and general public can get about these big events, I sort of wish I was there to see how all this will unfold.  When I was in London a couple of months back, there were only a few items that I could see picking up to commemorate this occasion.



When I first mentioned that I was thinking of doing a giveaway of English-inspired items around the theme of The Royal Wedding, I was surprised at just how excitedly everyone reacted to the idea.  Many folks brought up how they (including me) had gotten up really early to watch Lady Diana Spencer marry Prince Charles.  I think it is something of the hope and fairy tale element to it all, as almost everyone grew up with stories about being wedded to a handsome prince and living a magical life in a big castle.


In honor of this event, and to assist you in creating your own Royal Wedding Watching Tea Party, I decided to explore hosting a group giveaway, featuring some really amazing local food items available here in New York as pictured above.  Some of the vendors have had a Product Spotlight on this website in the past, so you might be familiar with my having talked about them.  Now, it will be your chance to get to try their wonderful wares.  Thank you so much to everyone who agreed to contribute to this giveaway!

The Prize Package


One 3-pack of delectable Lush Candy English Toffee (Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt; Lemon-White Chocolate with Pistachio; Dark Chocolate with Almonds) from Laurie Freeman Pauker


One jar delicious Raspberry Rhubarb Thyme Spreadable Fruit and one jar incredible Bardshar Chutney from Schoolhouse Kitchen courtesy Wendy W. Smith


One package amazing Royal-Tea Mitchmallows (flavored with Earl Grey tea) specially created for this giveaway by Mitchell Greenberg


One gorgeous English Rose (of sugar) by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop made just for this giveaway


One package Dark Chocolate HobNobs.  (O.K. so this is stretching it a bit, I know, but I bought them from the newly-opened London Candy Co. shop which is right up the street from me. They carry your favorite UK candies and sweeties, plus they serve Stumptown Coffee, which has a roasting location in Brooklyn.)


And, last but not least at all, I carried back from my trip to London a couple of months ago, souvenirs of the day for you to use as you raise a cuppa to wish the happy couple well (the transmission being shown really early in the U.S., I wanted to give away something more tea/coffee appropriate).  Yes, it is, bought in Covent Garden itself, a Royal Wedding commemorative plate along with two mugs.  With all of this gear in hand, fans of this big day will also have some great goodies with which to celebrate.

Buon appetito!

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only 

To Enter:  Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What was the name of the university where the couple first met and where is it located?

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT "Anonymous") with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway.  
I'll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner.  If you list "Anonymous" or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified.  I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline:  Is Thursday, April 21st at 12:00 p.m. EDT, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments.  (I'm going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)  

The Outcome:  Only one winner will be chosen for this entire package of goodies.  I'm going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner. 

88 comments:

MarketsNYC said...

FIRST!!! The school was Hogwarts, and nobody knows exactly where it's located, but it's near a lake and a dark scary forest full of giant spiders.

(OK, I really want those marshmallows, so it's University of St. Andrews in Scotland.)

Thanks! :)

Tiffany said...

St. Andrews in Scotland.

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mar said...

They first met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.

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Joyce M said...

They first met at St. Andrews which is located in Scotland

Anonymous said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

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turboterp said...

What an amazing prize! They met at St. Andrews University, located in Scotland. Thanks!

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Jenn S. said...

They met at St. Andrews which is located in Scotland.

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slb3334 said...

St Andrew's in Scotland.

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Susan Le Blanc said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland!

That Rose is AMAZING!

Susan Le Blanc

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patrick m said...

They met at The University of St. Andrew located in St. Andrew, Fife
Scotland.
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Rebecca Graham said...

St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Carol Harrity said...

Great prize package! The answers:
St. Andrews College
Scotland

Bob said...

St. Andrews College in Scotland

Kiara said...

They first met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.
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mensa63 said...

University of St Andrews In Fife, Scotland. 4 years ago when I was visiting friends in Scotland they took me over to the University on a Sunday just to have a look around and there was a group of people talking and cheering so we went to see what was going on and on top of a tower was a student in rappelling gear at the top of the tower. We watched as he rappelled down the tower and when he got to ground the crowd cheered and a couple of campus policemen came over, took him out of his harness and hauled him off to wherever. Next day story in the paper said he was disciiplined by the University. Boys will be boys. Wonder is William ever did anything like that while at University.

pauline15 said...

They met in school in 2001 at St. Andrews in Scotland, though I will admit, I liked the Hogworts answer!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

St. Andrews University, located in Scotland

Deb K said...

They first met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.




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peg42 said...

They had met at St. Andrews in Scotland.
Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.
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Stephanie said...

University of St. Andrews in Scotland
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Amber said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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amp said...

St Andrews in Scotland


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AbstractRose said...

William met Cate at Saint Andrews University in Scotland.

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Samantha Anne Scott said...

They met at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.

Best,
Samantha Anne

ky2here said...

Oh, this could have been more fun if the comments were not already displayed. The majority rules - they met at St. Andrews University.

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sue14625 said...

St. Andrews in Scotland.is where the couple first met

Nicole C. said...

St. Andrews University in Scotland

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crystletellerday said...

st andrews in scotland crystletellerday@yahoo.com

katzkids by Kathy D. said...

St. Andrews University in Scotland
Thanks for the giveaway:)

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Elaine said...

University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Elaine
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Thank you

rsbryswrrl said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland.

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PAIGE said...

The lovebirds met at Saint Andrews in Scotland.
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Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

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llinda29 said...
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llinda29 said...

st andrews university in Scotland

Deborah said...

They met at the University of St. Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ, Scotland, United Kingdom.

But I like the Hogworts answer better. :)

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speck135les said...

st andrews in scotland- hogwarts is where camilla met his dad possibly? speck135les at yahoo

Pat said...

St Andrews in Scotland

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Egle said...

St Andrew´s University in Scotland.

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JudyZ said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

Lean said...

I'm going to go with the audience and say St Andrews in Scotland LeanS12(at)gmail(dot)com

Kitty Cardero said...

William and Kate met at The University of St Andrews in the town of St Andrews, Scotland.
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Debbie C said...

Will and Kate met at University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

I can't believe that I'll be watching his wedding,just as I watched his mother's.

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ferriz said...

St. Andrews University in Scotland!

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Cindy Merrill said...

The Answer is They met at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
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Chip said...

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland.
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taylorbagels said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland!

Anonymous said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland.

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mogrill said...

They Met at St. Andrews.
Thanks for the chance.
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pui yi said...

St. Andrews in Scotland.

Hotsnotty2 said...

St. Andrews in Scotland, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

St. Andrews University, in Scotland!

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julis55 said...

They first met at St. Andrews which is located in Scotland

mary said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

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christal couturier said...

St. Andrews in Scotland.
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Derk Thomas said...

University of St. Andrews in Scotland enjoyed the 20/20 special.

Jinxy and Me said...

They met at ST. Andrews in Scotland. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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kakihara said...

They first met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.
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Bob said...

They met at Saint Andrews University in Scotland.

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Bob

amied027 said...

The Royal couple met at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Thank you! ard1977@gmail dot com

Storm Safety Blog said...

William and Kate met at St. Andrew's in Scotland, and if what I've heard is correct, she first caught his eye when she was in a fashion show wearing a very sheer skirt over black underthings!

theolotto said...

He met Kate at the University of St, Andrews in Scotland.

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Jersey said...

St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.

laurasloves said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland.

susansmoaks said...

they met at St. Andrews in Scotland.
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Its Just Me said...

university of st. andrews

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kathy pease said...

they met in scotlands saint andrews

purango said...

They met at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. garrettsambo@aol.com

carolpie said...

St. Andrews University in Scotland is the name.


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Becky said...

They met at University of St. Andrews in Scotland..

Dorothy said...

They first met at St. Andrew's University in Scotland.

r0berts said...

University of St. Andrews

Tracey said...

University of St. Andrews located in Scotland.
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dvice12 said...

St. Andrews in Scotland, UK.

Atreau said...

They met at St. Andrews in Scotland.

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/\Heather/\ said...

That first answer cracked me up.
Anyway, my answer is St Andrews University in Scotland (Fife? That old country confuses me).
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js22 said...

They first met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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hammielover1 said...

The loving couple met at St. Andrews University which is located in Scotland

The Experimental Gourmand said...

Thanks to everyone for their entries! I'll be reaching out to the winner shortly.

This contest closed as of today, April 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Any comment with a date and/or timestamp after that will not be considered eligible for this giveaway, as per the rules outlined in the post about this contest.

Diane52 said...

They met at ST Andrews which is located in Scotland
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sumn said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

cpage2323 said...

st andrews in scotland
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psnyder said...

university of st. andrews - grammypenny@frontier.com

amyer23 said...

University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Betty C said...

University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Annika said...

St Andrews in Scotland

Erin G said...

St. Andrews in Scotland

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