How should I give away my $1275.24 Threadless GC? DONE! It's a wrap!
It's A Wrap! | December 18, 2009. Thank you to everyone who participated in my holiday giveaways. Congrats to all the tee, print and STP winners! Happy holidays, everyone. It's been a fantastic 2009.
• $500 worth of tees is going to a charity.
• $775.24 was used on the Threadless community = 44 tees and 3 art prints.
• $141 worth of STPs was given out.
Giveaway #1! - Send me an email!
Giveaway #2! - Score 20 Threadless designs!
Giveaway #3! - A Threadless Scavenger Hunt!
Giveaway #4! - Mystery Pic!
Giveaway #5! - Mystery Pic!
The Short Version | When the Threadless Holiday sale launches, I have a $1275.24 Threadless gift certificate that I want to spend. Not on me. On you guys. One tee or print per person until my GC runs out. But, I don't know how I should do it. A random draw? The first 65-85 people to email me? To comment on a blog? To ring my doorbell? I want this to be easy, fair and simple and I would love to hear your suggestions/thoughts. How should I give away my Threadless GC?
The Long Version | Over the past couple of years, I've been saving up my Threadless gift certificates. These gift certificates have been from contests/giveaways on blogs, websites...from Threadless such as Spoiler Alert, RJSFPCF...from the Threadless community...and from my two TypeTees. I've been asking Threadless to combine my gift certificates and right now, I have a $1275.24 GC sitting around. The Threadless Holiday Sale will begin in a few weeks and I think it's the perfect time to use it. I made up my mind when I saw that gift certificates expire five years from the issue date, which means my GC can't sit around forever. I am aware that I could sell the GC...or go on a huge shopping spree...or buy tees and put them on eBay...or get something from Naked & Angry...etc, etc, etc...but I love the Threadless community and I want to spend it on you guys. 2009 has been a pretty interesting year for me at Threadless and it makes sense to spend it now. During the sale, you guys can pick a $5 tee, a $10 tee or a print. So, I'll be able to give a free tee/print to ~65-85 people depending on where it's shipped to, how many people choose a $5 or a $10 tee, etc. I think there'll be $5 tees during the sale, but if not, that's okay too. How should I give away my GC? Or, in other words, how should I "choose" who gets a free tee or print?
At the moment | I'm thinking of making a blog on the first day of the sale and I don't know...the first 35 people to email me will get a free tee/print? Then, the next Monday or Tuesday, I'll make another blog and people can email me what they want until my GC runs out? There are a few things that I don't like about this method and that's why I want to hear your suggestions/thoughts.
StreetTeam points | As for StreetTeam points, I'm going to STP the people in Becca's Never Been STPd? (list of STP virgins) blog, STP a handful of people from Kelsi's STP Underdogs / Unsung Heroes blog and then I'll see from there. I'll probably make a list of people and use RANDOM.ORG.
Secret Santa 2009 | If you're participating in Secret Santa 2009 and you do win a free tee/print from me...err, maybe try to pick a new tee that launches during the sale or a tee that wasn't in your SS email/survey. I don't want your SS to get you the tee you want and then I send you the same tee! ;)
Deck the Halls | with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.