Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{zip-a-dee-doo-dah - a giveaway, and a temporary farewell - blogtoberfest day XIX}

This is one of those great stories of ask and thou shalt receive.  I was sitting in my studio a few Sundays back thinking that I wanted a new USB stick and I remembered the really fab one I bought Ms L a few years back.

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Image courtesy of zip-zip

I was at the Design Market at Fed Square when I first came across Zip-Zip.  The coolest USB stick on the block.  As I was browsing their website thinking about buying myself one I had a different thought.

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Image courtesy of zip-zip

So I wrote to the company and told them about a little thing called Blogtoberfest and asked them if they might consider donating one for a giveaway.  It can't hurt to ask I thought.  I got an email in response saying they'd love to help out with four Zip-Zips for me to giveaway.  How fantastic is that?

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If you would like to win your very own fabulous Zip-Zip USB stick in either red, yellow, blue or green all you need to do is leave a comment.

I'll draw winners on Saturday.  Go....

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In other news I'm very sorry to say that I'm going to have to take a couple of days off Blogtoberfest.  I have been trying with all my heart to continue blogging through a very nasty bout of bronchitis.  The truth is I'm not feeling particularly festive at all.  I'm actually exhausted and I need to rest body, mind and soul.  I don't even have the energy to organise some guest posts or to manage a daily photo.  So I will bid you farewell until Saturday and will see how things are then.  Keep the campfire burning for me won't you?

63 comments:

  1. Oh! I love these! What a FAB giveaway. We are always using USB plugs at work to tote projects to and from clients' offices. I'd be thrilled to impress with one of these cuties!

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  2. OMG they're TOO CUTE and it's a sign - the youngest has only last week discovered Lego and now we're obsessed!

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  3. the green one shall be mine!!! this is awesome, I said to my boyfriend last night when he bought a new usb..ugly things arent they! this is adorable.

    I hope you get better darling, I've been dealing with the mental sickness not the physical so I feel for you
    xx Courtney

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  4. Oh! Get better soon dear Cathy! I am sorry you are unwell still - I know what these chest infections are like! Sending much love!

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  5. Wee! Fun giveaway! Hope you feel better real soon, and glad you are taking a blogbreak - only blog for the joy of it!

    x

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  6. Hoping you get better really soon......
    What fun these USB sticks are - what will they think of next?

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  7. Sorry you are feeling unwell. I hope you are better soon. Those zip-zips are cute.

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  8. I also had to take a couple of days off blogtoberfest...but raring to go again. Sometimes we just need a recharge!! Hope you get yours!
    Lego usb sticks..awesome!! julie

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  9. I hope you are feeling better soon. Bronchitis sucks, I have had that lots, it is awful.
    Great giveaway, they are sooooooooo fab!

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  10. Oh, hope you feel better very soon.

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  11. Get lots of rest and care.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Hope you feel better soon and that a wee break does you good.
    What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  13. I really hope you feel better soon! take care xo

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  14. Not good that you aren't well - it must be pretty bad to drag you away from blogging. Hope that you get a really good rest...with a good book and a few hot toddys to keep out the cold! Those little 'zip-zips' would keep a grin on your face :)

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  15. Oooh so cute - sorry to hear you are not well Cathy - take it easy and we'll see you back here soon.

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  16. I'm in, they are very cool!
    Otherwise bed down and take care

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  17. Get well soon. Thank you for the chance of winning one of these beaut USBs.

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  18. How cool are they? I'd be worried it would get lost in with the real lego ;)

    Really hope you are feeling better soon, rest up and we shall see you when you return!

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  19. Take care and I hope you are feeling better soon xox

    Those Zip Zips are super cool, I would have to hide it from my kids, LMAO

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  20. I wondered if you were on the mend at all... I hope you seriously rest up and improve.

    Serous lego fan club here - one of those USBs would be sensational. I would be the cool mum...

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  21. awww, take care of yourself! We can all keep it going around here for you, rest up!

    aside from that, I'd love the red one, my 14 yr old is into red in a big way!

    xx

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  22. Feel better soon. Just looking at those cute little zip zips should bring a smile to your face. They sure bring a smile to mine!

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  23. Oh my gosh! Those are awesome! It's about time they made these little gadgets fun and cute! I hope you recover from your illness soon! Bronchitis is NO fun! Take care of yourself and get better soon!

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  24. Sorry to hear you are sick! That is the worst, especially when you have lots to do!! Feel better soon.

    Cute USBs, haven't seen them before!
    Kx

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  25. Oooo... thanks for the chance to win. Lovely!

    ... and I do so hope you're feeling much better real soon. Rest up and take care.

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  26. Oh sweetie! Hope you feel better soon, plenty of rest :)
    These look so fun!

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  27. Wow - these look fab, I'd love to win one! Hope you get better soon, rest up, be kind to yourself. x

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  28. Very cool usbs! Funny timing too, wife's been all about Lego lately, sourcing it for the kids cheap in eBay. I even decided to make a leggo cake for her next birthday :)

    Enjoy your blog break

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  29. These USBs are so cool!

    Hope you feel better after your time off :)

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  30. OOOOO, I would love to have one. Since my day job is in IT, I carry around a case full of boring ones all day.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  31. Those zip-zips are adorable. Hope you are feeling well soon!

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  32. Rest my friend AND thank you for being a good role model! OH AND THE ZIP ZIPS love it! count me in!

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  33. Those are so awesome, thanks for the giveaway! Feel better and enjoy your blog-break!

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  34. these are so cute!
    hope you're feeling 100% again soon!
    xo

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  35. I hope you feel better soon. And thank you for doing such an awesome giveaway.

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  36. Oh no! I hop you start feeling better soon! Thanks for a fun giveaway. These are so cute!

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  37. Oh no I hope that you can get the rest you need and recover quickly.
    Those USb sticks are just way too cute!

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  38. Hope you are feeling better soon,
    They are so cute, thanks for the opportunity
    Jacqueline

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  39. Zip Zip! Love any Pooh quote too! Get well soon - lots of rest and cuddles.

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  40. Cool giveaway!!! And get better soon!

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  41. How cool?! They are eye catching. I envy your resourcefulness in asking ZipZip for help with Blogtober Fest. I wonder if there is some company here that I can approach and do something similar, hmmmmmmm
    I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  42. Oh I think the organiser definitely should have a couple of days off, after all, your'e doing much more than just writing a blog! Get well soon.

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  43. Those are the most ridiculously adorable flash drives! I love that the cap can snap on the top. I don't think I own a drive that still has its cap.

    That yellow one would look awfully cute on my keychain!

    Anyways, sending prayers your way. Bronchitis can be down right mean.

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  44. My husband is a die-hard Lego fan - he would flip for one of these! Because I'm an awesome wife, I'll try and win one for him :)

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  45. those are so cool :D

    hope you feel better soon!!

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  46. I would *SO* love to give one of these to my "little" brother, who has resisted every attempt by the passing of time to separate him from his beloved Lego. On the other hand ... he's probably MADE something like this already. In which case, I can keep it for myself. Mwah-ha-ha. :)

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  47. who wouldn't love to win one of these?

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  48. I hope you are feeling better soon! How cute are those USB blocks, lol

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  49. Aw... feel better! I have been thinking that I need to get a USB stick as well! Perfect timing!

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  50. Ohhh here's hoping you feel A LOT better soonish. Definately a fabbo usb and I loved that you contacted and asked them for one too.

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  51. I want all the colour please. Ok I'll take anything! You must wack that infection out of the park with some antibiotics...and no singing in your techno/metal/grunge band till your better.

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  52. I must say I didn't expext for me to last this long in Blogtober fest but I did! :) I blogged every single day. :) Thanks for this fab month and for the opportunity to win this zip-zip. OMG! It's awesome! :)

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  53. Hi Cathy,

    First of all, get well soon!!! :)

    Moreover, thanks for the chance to win the zip zip USB stick -- so neat.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  54. How cool are these usb sticks, I need some cool in my life, would love, love, love to win one, yay for cool stuff! And..... if I win one it's all for me and no moody teenager or on the verge at 12 some times moody but still loving boy is going to get their hands on it, no siree!!!! Mx

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  55. Feel better! Lego usb, how fun. Legos take me back to my childhood!

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  56. Awww Darling so sorry you've been poorly♥ I've been head down bum up in the sweat shop all week so only blogging no reading.
    Take gentle care of your gorgeous self.
    Thanks for the chance at a smidge of Lego ... kewl♥

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  57. Those are the cutest USBs ever! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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  58. Hello that sounds like a beauty of a gift. Would love any colour please. Monica

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  59. Glad to hear you're feeling better! These are so cute and a great giveaway!

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