Our ProFlowers gift certificates giveaway has come to a close, and we wanted to quickly announce the winners. If you recall, all you had to do to enter was leave your best or worst Valentine’s Day memory on our forum, and we chose five winners randomly:
My worst was a blind date that a friend set me up on. It was horrible; well not to start with. He came to door with a big bouqet of flowers. We then spent the day at Magic Mountian where we quickly ran out of things to talk about and I learned he was a major wimp when it came to rides (really? then why did you bring me here?)
Afterward, we stopped at a classy resteraunt for dinner. I took my napkin and layed it across my lap…he took his napkin and layed it across the table. It was torture sitting across from him trying to come up with conversation as he ate with his mouth open. I have to figure that by this point he was trying to just be over the top horrible (I think we both knew it was not going past the first date); then at the end of the meal he put his face on the table (okay it was on the napkin he layed out earlier) and moved his head across to wipe his mouth. NO HANDS!!!
At least he didn’t make me pay…
All she wanted was to go see the UW vs WSU basketball game on Feb 14th. I picked her up from work, went to a bar to meet up with some friends for drinks and shots. Then she snuck in 6 airplane bottles of booze… and we drank at the game. I don’t even remember who won, but we had a hell of a time!
My best memory is last year’s Valentine’s Day. My husband took me to a great restaurant and I totally blew my diet eating steak and mashed potatoes. It was the first time I’d ever had Creme Brulee, too. While we were eating, he surprised me with a tennis bracelet that I’d wanted forever. It was a far cry from his usual Applebee’s dinner and a box of Stover chocolates.
My one and only valentine memory was getting to school in grade 12 and finding a really awesome gift in my locker. In my locker was a car model of my dream car (Audi R8) with a customized license plate to match my current license plate. It identical to my license including the plate # and the province and design. It was also an inside joke that the one we saw in the parking lot two months back was mine. It was really cool to see. Not only that but there was a note for me to go to the library and look on page 82 of the book of the last movie we saw. Which was actually Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix. Inside this book was a note saying this entitles me to receive a package being held at the office. I go to the office and get this package. Inside was a bunch of hockey cards each with a letter written on it. All of these cards were of my favourite team the Calgary Flames of course. There was a hint written on the inside of the package that said to spell out a date. So after hours of figuring this out it spelt out Tuesday March 6th 8:00pm. After seeing the date i realized it was the date of a hockey game for the Calgary Flames. I then got a text saying to go back to my locker. And sitting in my locker were two tickets to the game on that date at that time. Best gift ever!
The best when my husband got out of the military, he was injured but he was alive and home.
Congratulations to all our winners, your $70 codes have been sent to you via Private Message. To the rest of you, we’ve got more giveaways coming, and if you need flowers, here is a 20% off (with free vase!) ProFlowers coupon. Oh, and don’t forget to hit us with your best, or worst, Valentine’s Day memory.
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Alright, let’s be honest. For all the gentlemen who spend their time reading Gear Live, it’s easy to get so distracted by all the gadgety goodness that seems to be all around us, that you may very well overlook important events. If you didn’t know, Barack Obama is now President, and Valentine’s Day is just 12 days away. Now, if that strikes fear into your heart because you just spent all your available cash on an iPhone, take a deep breathe. You see, we’ve got you covered.
We are giving away five $70 ProFlowers gift certificates to five Gear Live readers. That’s enough for you to pick out something nice for your wife / girlfriend / mother / sister / teacher / friend / confidant / self. Obviously, the gift certificate can be used for anything available from ProFlowers, so if that means you send yourself $70 in chocolate to make yourself feel better about your current situation, so be it.
Anyhow, here’s how to enter to win one of the five gift certificates. All you need to do is on over to our ProFlowers Contest forum thread, and let us know about either your best or worst Valentine’s Day memory. Once you do that, you are in the contest.
Oh, you want the opportunity for bonus entries? Fine. You can get one additional entry into the contest by letting people know about it on Twitter. Something as simple as:
“Gear Live is giving away five $70 ProFlowers gift certificates http://1wu.qlnk.net/”
Then just come back here and leave us a link to that Twitter update in the comments.
Now, the rules. The contest starts now, and ends at 11:59 PM PST on February 8th. We will then choose five random winners, and send them each their coupon codes so they can place their orders. The flowers can only be sent to addresses within the United States.
Now, if you can’t wait, or just would rather make a purchase right now, we’ve also been able to get a fantastic deal from ProFlowers. Here’s a coupon for 20% off any ProFlowers order + a free vase.
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For those who do not have green thumbs but like a touch of it in their home or office, the Smeg Home Garden is just the thing. Created in conjunction with PIANO Design, the mini-greenhouse will supply the proper lighting, humidity, and temperature and display the levels on highlighted LEDs. You can create your micro climate with its remote. The site’s experts even suggest what kind of Garden you need for whatever you want to grow. Choose from closed or open Home models and select your favorite background, surfaces, and/or floor. Contact Smeg for specifics and pricing.
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One wouldn’t expect a huge controversy over the built-in games in Microsoft Windows; most of the time, problems in the US arise from people spending too much time playing Solitaire. But there is an included game in Windows that has caused problems internationally, Minesweeper. David Vronay, Research Manager at Microsoft discusses on his blog the issues that Microsoft went through trying to make Minesweeper more palatable for countries where landmines are an ongoing issue. Part of the solution investigated involved turning the mines into flowers; this would turn out to require a long, cascading set of changes to support this. The attention to detail paid to a simple included game that has been a part of Windows for so long gives a little insight into the complexity of decisions that had to go into every part of Windows Vista.
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