Luggage Drawing for Email Subscribers

Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter
Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter

I’m pleased to announce a second quarter give-away for my email subscribers in the USA and Canada. Thank you for following my travels and my writing! 

My July 2017 drawing will be for a Travelpro Platinum Magna 21 inch Spinner suitcase. Travelpro has a great reputation for making quality luggage, and I’ve chosen it because, hey, I’d enjoy having it this bag.

What do you need to do to enter?

Simply be an email subscriber to my blog: either via the bright green button below, or by clicking Follow Ann Via Email in the sidebar to the right. What’s the difference between the two? The green “subscribe” button will put you on Mail Chimp list, which I’ll email once a month. Follow Ann Via Email is a WordPress email list which automatically gets an email whenever I post a new article.

WordPress Reader followers will not be included in this drawing. Why not? As I move towards earning money from my life and travel blog, the email following is an important metric for me.

Already an email subscriber? Great — then you don’t need to do anything :-), you’re entered.

I typically publish posts four times a month, so don’t worry, you won’t get over-emailed. Also, I will never sell or give away my email list, and of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.

When is the drawing?

Promotion ends Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. (Central Time (US & Canada)). I’ll conduct a random drawing and notify the winner via email within two weeks of the end of the drawing. Once I’ve heard back from the winner, have a mailing address, and have shipped the Travelpro spinner via Amazon, I’ll publish a blog post announcing the winner. If I do not hear back from the winner within a few days of my email, I will re-draw. See official contest rules for full information. Travelpro contest rules.

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Ann in Castolon in Big Bend National Park. Photograph, Jim Stevens

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Winter Give-Away

20" Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle
20″ Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle

Thank you for a great first year!

On January 1, 2016, I completed my first full year blogging! As a thank you to all of my blog subscribers, I’m doing a Winter Give-Away drawing for a Hartmann Herringbone Duffle bag.

I chose something that I would enjoy having — beautiful luggage is a pleasure when traveling.

I will to do a random drawing and will contact the winner on February 28, 2017, to get shipping instructions. If I do not receive an email with shipping instructions within two weeks, I will re-draw for a winner. I’ll announce the winner once I have a return email notification.

What do you need to do to enter? Find the email subscription box on the sidebar or footer of my web site, and sign up. I don’t sell my email list, and I typically post articles two to four times a monthly, so you won’t get many email notifications from me.

Already a subscriber — either via email or the WordPress Reader? Then you’re entered already.

There is only one entry per subscriber. If you are a WordPress Reader subscriber, you will need a contact form on your web site so that I can notify you if you win.

To view all Give-Away rules and legal language view the image below:

Hartmann Duffle Give-Away rules - click to enlarge.
Hartmann Duffle Give-Away rules – click to enlarge.


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