“Good Old Fashioned” Giveaway

No strings attached!

But there are rules. See the bottom for those rules.

I will get back to that…

I am sooooo happy to be celebrating 3 months of blogging! I want to share that happiness with you because you made it happen. Sure, I could yap away to myself about all of my great gift ideas and my life moments but I already do that. Yapping away to someone other than myself is much more fun and I have you to thank for that opportunity!

So…I am having a Good Old-Fashioned Giveaway!

I will be randomly giving away 2 of the following gift packages to those who enter with a “comment” starting Monday June 2nd through Friday noon- Central time, June 6th.

To enter click on this link…(I am using this source only to supply a random winner. Let’s hope it works..technology, ya know…)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

and just post a “comment” saying something like, “Hey…I need that for my party!” or “I never win anything!” or “Pick me, pick me!”…whatever comes to mind.

Giveaway includes all of these for a fabulous 4th of July celebration:

– a 6 pack of Ball’s Heritage Blue Mason Jars (jars will be in original store packaging…those in the picture are mine! The package just isn’t all that “perty”…)

– a Red & White Striped package of paper napkins, 12 count

– a Red & White Striped package of paper plates, 8 count

– a Red & White Striped package of paper straws, 20 count

– a package of red plastic cutlery, 30 count (10 knives, 10 forks and 10 spoons)

(Approx. a $20 value)

** 2 of these packages will be awarded.


Here is an idea of how you can use them at your 4th of July celebration to impress your guests and make it easy to serve. You could also give them away as gifts to your guests.

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Now, I must explain this “Good Old-Fashioned Giveaway”. This will be the only giveaway that has sooo much chatting going on. The consecutive giveaways will be more straightforward. I feel the need to “explain” the deal here.

There is no such thing any more as an old-fashioned giveaway, or even any “giveaway” as far as the law is concerned.

“Who invited the law any ways?”, you ask?

The law is a party crasher, a bit of a party pooper.

One thing lead to another while cruising the web, as always, and I started to see that there were rules to giving away items by bloggers, so I investigated.

I would prefer not to break the law.

This is what I discovered in a nutshell.

Legally, there is no such thing as a “giveaway”. In this instance, it has to be called a “sweepstakes”.


That is not a fun term. “Giveaway” is a fun term.

There are also all sorts of rules on who is eligible, like how old you are and where you live. The law is one of those guests at the party that asks “those” kinds of questions…”So…what do you do for a living?”…

I also have to tell you in excruciating detail about the gift to be given away and everything and anything that pertains to it. TMI – too much information – it’s a gift for crying out loud!

You have to agree that you read these here laws and rules and agree to abide. If this is illegal in your state, you cannot come to the party.

Now, people are starting to leave the party. The law is taking all of the fun out of it.

And blah, blah, blah. You can read about it in my “Sweepstakes Rules” section at the end of this post because I plan to give the law what they need but then they can go sit in the kitchen for the rest of the party. They can check in on us any time they want to see if we are following the rules but they cannot hang around if they are going to act like that. I plan to follow the rules AND still have fun.

Like I teach my wee ones, there is always a solution.

So, in thinking about the “sadness” in the loss of a “Good Old-Fashioned Giveaway” due to legal mumbo jumbo, (which I guess we all probably brought on ourselves at some point in history), it brought me to the idea of giving away an “old-fashioned gift”.

Oooo…now I am getting excited again. Excited because I made a promise to you a while back and now I could make good on that promise and include it in my “sweepstakes”.

There, I said it.


Yup, still boring. I am not Publisher’s Clearinghouse ya know.

My promise regarded Balls’ Heritage Blue Mason Jars that commemorated their 100th year of making the Mason Jar last year.


When I shared them as a gift idea prematurely, I said then in that post that I would still come up with something exciting to do with the Blue Mason Jar from the Heritage line. Well, this is it!

(Do you remember that I was going to save them for a 4th of July gift idea rollout but then I saw that they introduced a Green Mason Jar to the Heritage line this year and I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to tell you? Do you remember that? If not, click here.)

My giveaway is the Blue Heritage Mason Jar, which fulfills my promise to excite you with the blue jars again AND it is an “old-fashioned gift” to start my gift giving moments to you as well as make a statement about the loss of “old-fashioned giveaways”.

I love when it works like that!


Official “Giveaway”/Sweepstakes Rules:

Open to US residents only due to varying laws, who are 18 years of age or older.

No purchase is necessary to enter but a valid email address and internet access are required to enter.

Please submit a “comment” to enter.

Please enter only once. Duplicate entries will be voided.

The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.

Winners will be selected randomly using Rafflecopter.

The winners will be announced on the date given in the original giveaway post. The winners will be announced on the original post page and will be required to email me with your private contact information within two days from date of Winner Selection Announcement. If a winner does not respond, another winner will be selected following the same random selection and have the same guidelines for responding.

Prizes will be mailed out within two weeks of receiving winner contact information. All prizes will be awarded.

All prizes have been happily purchased by me and I do not receive any compensation or recognition for the items. They are chosen because I like them and I hope you do too!

I retain the right to obtain winners’ names and addresses when they email me for prize redemption. I retain the right to publicize their names and likenesses on this site only, to certify them as the winner(s) and potentially for promotional purposes.

By submitting one comment to enter for a chance to win you agree that you have read and agree with the Official Sweepstakes Rules and that you meet the eligibility requirements.

Make it, Bake it or Buy it! is not responsible for issues regarding emails, miscommunications, technical problems, or any human, mechanical, or technical error. This is all for fun!

“VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW”…This Sweepstakes originates in WI. Check your the laws in your state.

All necessary taxes on the prize, as well as any other costs associated with maintaining or operating the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Winner acknowledges and agrees that they are not required to make any statements about, or provide any opinions regarding, the prize, and any such statements and opinions made by winner are at winner’s sole discretion.

Privacy Policy: Your email and personal information will not be shared with anyone.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Dandi D
    Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:20:57

    I love the lovely blue color of these jars! I’d love to win!



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  4. zoe monteleone
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 19:24:49

    Entered! I love mason jars! Cute giveaway 🙂



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  6. mistyfuji
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 21:01:50

    I love blue mason jars too and there are so many things to do with them. Thanks for hosting.



  7. Aaryne McEvoy
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 20:49:36

    I am so happy to hear from all of you and look forward to many more fabulous giveaways and blogging moments. Mason Jar lovers unite!



  8. tat2gurlzrock
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 08:45:33

    Great post lol! I agree..giveaway is so much more fun!



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  10. strangedazeindeed
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 00:07:07

    I wondered if anyone got as excited about blue mason jars as I do. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a cool prize pack and congrats on your blog! I like that you write in your natural voice, very funny post!



  11. ★Ⓙ∑ⓃⓃⒶ!★ (@KissesForUsAll)
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 22:41:55

    Haha, your post made me laugh, I agree everything is so overcomplicated. PLUS I am in love with those blue jars!- Jenna



  12. Sophia
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 17:02:07

    Great blog!
    This is such an amazing giveaway! (:
    This is seriously just what I was looking for. I am obsessed with DIY crafts and Mason Jars! There are so many uses for mason jars, it is unbelievable!



  13. Aaryne McEvoy
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 13:18:26

    Thanks! You are welcome to enter…



  14. Hilary
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 13:09:54

    First! I absolutely love this. No need to enter me into the contest – just thought I would comment 🙂



  15. mistyfuji
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 11:35:33

    I’d love to enter your giveaway. I ‘heart’ mason jars & summer & boy to I have plans for these. Thanks for hosting.



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