Saturday, October 27, 2012

Small Rants and Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

This contest is now closed. The winner has been contacted and responded. 

So here's the giveaway. I am giving away a $25 Starbucks gift card to one lucky commenter. All you have to do to be entered is comment on this post and leave your email address. On November 13th, I will draw a name and contact them through the email address they leave. You will have 24 hours to respond to my email or I will draw another name. 

Now for my little rant. 
3 months ago I was asked to be a guest blogger on a blog and I agreed to do it. I wrote a lengthy blog post, linked to some books and sent it to her. After several days of not hearing anything from her I emailed her to make sure she got my email...2 more days and she finally responds to tell me yes she did that it will be up soon. 

So I wait for a month and nothing... It was supposed to go up sometime that month, it never did. I emailed her again and asked when it would be up, because I had already bought the gift card that I was going to be giving away in my guest post. She said she had things going on and she was busy and didn't know when it would go up...all the while other people's posts are going up on her blog, she's posting all over twitter and playing on fb all the time. She was not too busy to do all that. 

So I waited another 2 weeks and emailed her again...and ask about my post...she never responded to me. So by now it's been 3 damn months since it was supposed to go up and I have had it. If she decides to post it now, I will not respond to her and not honor our agreement to give away this gift card. I think I gave her more than enough time and sent more than enough emails. 

So now you all get a shot at winning this gift card. 



  2. Awww Mary, the rudeness of it all! Seriously, and the time you put into it....well, I'm just impressed that you haven't taken that card and gone for some espresso yourself! lol But if you're insisting in giving it away...count me in! :)

    (see, even my e-mail gives my addiction away! lol)

  3. LOL Valcore04...I do know what you mean. No worries. :)

    Chantel, I thought about it but thought this would give me more satisfaction. lol

  4. I admire your patience, seriously. You're too kind.
    Thanks for sharing with us, love Starbucks!

  5. WOW. that is something.
    I have had people do something similar to me.
    I know that when I receive something or I am asked to do something I respond quickly.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  6. That is just a really crappy way to treat someone. Especially since you were the one who was asked to do this, took your time to write a post, and all the time to email her about the post and yet she never gets the post up. 3 months is way too long to wait for the post to go up.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  7. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Anonymous4:31 AM

    Oh that is BS!! You should so tell her "Dear XX, that is BS"...
    With a smiley face so you don't seem all bitter even though you should be a little bitter. Never let them see you bitter. Or!! You could post your super guest post on another blog and then email her a link after it has a gazillion comments and just say "Sorry babe, your loss"... Just a thought. Any whoo haa... I'm down for the Starbucks... and I think I read you're in Vegas! We're neighbors... come visit. We'll do Starbucks together! :)
    See, a smiley face like that...
    And!! Becuase you're all hooked up to blogger without the option of url/name, I'm going to comment with OpenID, which I hate but for you and Starbucks, I will. You can find me at:
    www (dot)grandmajuice (dot)net
    Ronni Keller

  9. Sorry to hear that. :/ It's a shame when others take your own precious time for granted and don't think of how it really affects others.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  10. Ugh. I can't stand when people agree to something and then back out with no notice at all. You have a lot of patience!

    And thanks for the chance! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  11. What a total jerk. You can guest post on my blog any day,and I'll never make you wait like that!

  12. That stinks. :( I am sorry for your experience. But happy that we have chance here.
    family74014 at gmail dot com


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