Cool Free Stuff!

October 11, 2010

The mastermind behind the A Broken Compass blog (that would be me!) has come up with a way to reward reader loyalty.  Yep, I’m coming up on ONE YEAR of starting this blog, and it’s high time I provide you not only with quality (cough – snort) writing/entertainment, but the occasional gift, too.

The Gift/Prize

So, without further ado, here’s what you can win THIS WEEK:

Cool Giveaway #1: White Jasmine Bath Gift Set

This is a lovely floral bath set, which includes:

  • shower gel
  • moisturizing cream bath
  • moisturizing body soufflé
  • a cleansing body bar
  • refreshing dusting powder complete with an application puff
  • a bath fizz
  • a jar of relaxing bath soak with a cute little scoop

There is also a body polisher (which I think looks remarkably like a sponge, but what do I know?) and some notecards, all of which comes packaged in a basket-y tote thing (but to be clear:  it’s NOT a basket – it appears to be made of plastic or heavy-duty cardboard and covered in a pretty, feminine textured fabric).

White Jasmine Bath Set Detail

If you’re like me and simply need the occasional pretty thing, the basket-y thing is reason enough to want to win this.  That’s just me though; YOU may want to win it because you’d like to smell like white jasmine (yep, that’s the scent – and it’s not too heavy, either) and enjoy writing the old-fashioned long-hand note to someone special.  (Or you can let your children use the cards to create menus for their pretend deli.  I don’t care either way.  Honest.)

How To Win

How can you be the happy recipient of this sweet gift, you ask?  Well, dear readers, here are the rules:

For each of the items you do below, you’ll receive one entry into the drawing for this outstanding prize:

  • Leave me a comment telling me one topic I’ve covered here on A Broken Compass that has entertained you.  In fact:  for each topic or post you tell me you’ve enjoyed (each in a separate comment, please), I’ll give you one entry into the drawing!
  • Leave me a comment below telling me how great it is that I’m now going to give stuff away!
  • “Friend” my A Broken Compass page on Facebook.  Be sure to leave me a comment below telling me you did that.
  • Follow me Be sure to leave me a comment telling me you did that.
  • Share this link on YOUR Facebook page.  This is easy-peasy:  just click on the little Facebook “like” icon that’s at the top of the page, right under the headline (so you’d need to scroll up to do this).  Again, not to be repetitive, but after you’ve accomplished this simple point-and-click action, leave a comment below to tell me you did that.

OH!  I almost forgot to address the two men who read regularly!  I don’t want you to feel left out AT ALL.  I appreciate your readership (and any other guy who you can direct to my site!), and honestly, if you think a little outside the proverbial box, you might want to win this gift, too.  Just think:  this lovely gift basket would be an awesome complement to the gift of diamonds you’re surely planning to give your favorite gal for Christmas!  See?  Everybody “wins”!

How This Works

This drawing/contest is open as of this posting, and will finish on Wednesday, October 20 at 5 p.m. (Central time). will be used to select a winner, and I will then notify that winner via email.  The winner has three days to respond to me, thanking me profusely and providing a mailing address.  Should I receive nothing in response to the notification by the deadline, I will choose another winner and proceed as I did with the first winner.

Ed. Note:  Mental Health Mondays is temporarily on hiatus.  This segment will return soon, I promise.


1 Veronica Garrett October 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

I Friend the A Broken Compass page on Facebook.

2 Diane Baum October 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

Enjoyed your Mental Health Monday posts. Why does it seem like there are more Mondays, than Saturdays?

3 loni October 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

It is great that you are giving away such a great prize!

4 Julie L October 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

like u on fb-Julie S Laws
u have a very interesting blog
thanks for the giveaway

5 Julie L October 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

shared on fb-julie S Laws

6 hbomb October 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

I enjoyed your silly bandz post! i think theyre kinda silly, but i have a few from people giving them to me. i love your idea about losing them if your bad!
xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

7 hbomb October 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

Its awesome that you are giving away stuff!
xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

8 hbomb October 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

twitter follower @xbeautifulcoma
xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

9 Rosey October 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I’m new here, so I will use my Twitter account (now following you) as my entry. I do want to say, however, that your comment about the prize accompanying diamonds for your male reader’s gals was chuckle-out-loud amusing. :)

(Twitter ID: mail4rosey)

10 Kelly Grant October 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I like A Broken Compass on FB kelly Grant

kgrant77 at

11 Yvonne Butler October 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I read My Dirty Little Secret. Not funny and why did you name the title Dirty. There is nothing dirty about it. The secret part yes, and that is understandable but never…never say it is dirty.

12 Yvonne Butler October 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I am glad for the chance to win prizes, You have started off good.. This is a prize that any one would be proud of.

13 Yvonne Butler October 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I commented on Facebook

14 admin October 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Thank you!

15 kathy pease October 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

like you on facebook kathy l pease

16 kathy pease October 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm
17 kathy pease October 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

This is an AWESOME GIVEAWAY and im glad you are having it..Thank you sooooo very much :)

18 gnwg October 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

19 gnwg October 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I follow you on twitter. gnwg

20 Sand October 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I liked the segment about your Grandfather’s birthday and talking about family history.

21 Miranda Ward October 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I like the post Corporate Frivolity… and Tackle-it-Tuesday It was very interesting.

22 Tim October 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm

It’s amazingly great you’re now giving stuff away, thanks!

23 Tim October 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Like you on FB. SalanderServant

24 Tim October 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Twitter follower. Fatally_Flayed

25 Tim October 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm
26 Tim October 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I am a Twitter follower. Fatally_Flayed

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