contest time!

Tiny buds are appearing on the lilac trees outside my diningroom window, and it reminds me of childhood May Days. I’d pluck lilacs from the yard, place them into some crudely homemade paper-cone basket, hang it on my neighbor’s doorhandle, ring the bell, then dive into a nearby bush to see the surprise on her face.

I guess the promise of Spring puts me in giveaway mode, which is why I’m eager to celebrate the season by sending out some great beauty prizes to my readers and their friends this week.  Consider it my May Day gift to you! Here’s how we’ll do it….

1) Get three friends (who currently DON’T read my blog) to enter the contest by emailing me at with their name, email, and address. Tell them to be sure to mention YOUR name so I know who referred them.  

2) You enter the contest by emailing me, too. (Again, please include your contact info.)

3) I’ll pick two winners at random–one from the current posse of readers who entered; and then one of that person’s three friends. Both of you will receive beauty gifts in the mail.

The contest will run until Tuesday, May 3rd. I’ll announce the winner here on the Blog the week of May 9th. Good luck, my fellow shopping friends!

The fine print (boring, I know, but necessary)….

Contests are sponsored by Hillary Quinn on solely for the enjoyment of her loyal fans. Have fun…and remember that the prizes are offered just to sweeten the playing. However, just so everyone is on the same page, here’s the way the contests work: Winners will be chosen at random from all correct and complete entries. Only one entry per person, please. Duplicate entries will overwrite previous entries. International entries are accepted. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of eligible entries received.

Winner[s] will be notified by e-mail within 30 days of the drawing and names may or may not get posted to this website. Winner[s] will have only 48 hours to confirm, at which time another winner will be selected. All winner name listings will be name and city of residence only so as to protect the privacy of the winner. Except as required by law, Hillary Quinn will not share entrant information with any third parties. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, hometown, likeness, and any text submitted for purposes of Hillary’s advertising and promotion without further compensation.

 Any prize or prize notification returned to Hillary Quinn as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner. Sorry, no cash equivalent.

Neither Hillary nor her web team shall be held responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or for any damage to participant’s computer occasioned by participation in this contest/promotion or downloading any information necessary to participate in the promotion.




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