Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pay It Forward Giveaway!

Yesterday a package arrived from Redondo Beach, California. I had almost forgotten—my pay it forward gift from Easy Veggie blogger Oraphan!

The box was thoughtfully packed with a Redondo Beach teeshirt, map, and bottle opener, as well as stationary, freeze dried fruit, tea (not pictured) and a handy salad crisper bag.

Oraphan, how did you know I collect regional magnets? The Redondo Beach dolphin fits right in beside my Swedish viking and Las Vegas poker chip.

Pay it Forward is a blog contest with a simple premise: everybody likes receiving presents out of context. As the winner of Oraphan's giveaway, I now get to pass on the fun by mailing a package of my own to one lucky reader, who will then pay it forward by sending a gift to someone else, and so on into eternity... The only stipulation is that the items should be produced locally. I rarely participate in blog games, but I can't resist an opportunity to show off some of my favorite Maine-made products!

If you'd like to receive a package from Maine, leave a comment letting me know you're in. (Remember, if you're the winner, you'll have to pay it forward!) Readers outside the U.S. and Canada are welcome to participate, if they are patient enough to wait for cheap (and slow) international shipping. I'll choose a winner in one week, on Thursday, April 22. The contents of the box have yet to be determined, but I can promise something maple!


  1. oh my oh my!
    I would sooo love to win this :) (can't resist maple)
    There are so many giveaways, and so few of them are open for us "foreigners" :(
    I love the idea of pay it forward!

  2. OOOOH! Count me in! I love perpetual games like this, and, I'm a sucker for maple anything! ;)


  3. Okay, I'm in. I think it would be double fun receiving a gift, and then shopping for local goodies to send to someone else. And the maple incentive doesn't hurt ...

  4. Ooou, that sounds so fun! Please count me in. :)

  5. A "PIF parcel" of Maine goodies (both maple and mysterious) is just too tantalizing not to throw my hat into the ring as well! I love the creativity of the Pay it Forward blog contest.

  6. This is such a fun idea! I would love to participate.


  7. oooh, something maple! i'd love to win, and i'd love to pay it forward :)

  8. Hi Mary! I'm so happy that you liked my gifts and especially the RB dolphin magnet found a good home! This post really is wonderful, I hope this 'Pay It Forward' will go on and on into eternity:)

  9. I love your blog, and feel slightly ashamed that it took a giveaway to get me to post a comment :)

  10. I'm in...I love mail and making care packages.


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