Archive for November 24, 2010

Wednesday’s Giveaway: $25 from Lotion Bar Cafe (closed)

Today we are giving away…

A $25 Gift Certificate

from Lotion Bar Cafe

I set a goal for myself this year.  I would try to do as much of my Christmas shopping as possible from local businesses.  I usually hit the sales at Target and get it all done at once, so I was a little nervous about tracking down locally owned shops.  I also expected to find that prices at mom-n-pop shops would be higher, and my budget would not stretch as far.  Even so, I feel that it’s important to support local businesses so I was willing to give it a try.

I was thrilled to discover Lotion Bar Cafe, located on Bradley Road in Colorado Springs.  The products are high-quality, and the prices are awesome.  The shop was founded in 2007 when the owner, Holly, decided to try to make lotion bars for family gifts.  In her words, “about 30 espressos… and 15 batches later…we had the perfect lotion bar.  Not too oily or greasy.  Only using the best ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and great oils like grape seed, castor, and sweet almond.  The family loved them”.

I am giving gift baskets to extended family this year, so I decided to buy everyone a bar of handcrafted soap.  I love the packaging, scents, and the price is right at $5/bar.  All of Holly’s soaps are 100% vegan, many containing natural exfolliants like ground coffee, honey granules, and raspberry seeds.  I found something unique for everyone on my list.  Just to name a few:  my dad is getting a Laughing Lab Beer soap, my sister a Lavenilla soap, and my father-in-law a Faith soap (with amber, honey, vanilla, and real mustard seeds).

I also tried Lotion Bar Cafe’s bath fizzies.  Heavenly!  Packed with shea butter and cocoa butter, these fizzing bath bombs don’t contain any dyes to stain your tub.  Holly says that “…all your problems will melt away”, and they will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft.  Plus, they’re only $2 :) .

The Lotion Bar Cafe also sells lip balm, whipped shea butter, liquid lotion, baby products, body splash, mineral eyeshadow, room spritzers, soy candles, and more.

Black Friday Special:  Spend $25 and get $5 in free product and a limited Lotion Bar Cafe pocket mirror for free!  Also, the Room Spritzer is on sale for $5 (normally $10), and the Silly Band Soap is on sale for $4 (normally $6).  Shop online or stop by the shop at 4360 Bradley Road.  The Black Friday special starts at noon on November 26!

The Lotion Bar Cafe is giving away a $25 gift certificate to anything in the store.

Today through Sunday night, you may enter to win up to three times.  Choose any one, two, or all three options.   Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.  Visit the Lotion Bar Cafe website.  Check out her products, then return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by the scent that you think sounds the yummiest (example:  Leigh S., coconut lemongrass).

2.  Either become a Facebook fan of Lotion Bar Cafe by visiting their Facebook page and clicking “like”, or become a follower of the Lotion Bar Cafe blog.   Once you have become a fan or follower (or if you already are one), return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by “facebook” or “follower” (example:  Leigh S., Facebook).

3.  Add the Colorado Springs Giveaways button or link to your blog or website.  You can copy and paste the HTML code for the button from the left sidebar.  Alternately, you may post our link in your Facebook status.  Once you have added the button or link to your blog or website (or if it is already there) or posted our link in your Facebook status, return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by “Link”  (example:  Leigh S., Link).

The winner of the $25 gift certificate from Lotion Bar Cafe will be selected using and announced by 8 a.m. Monday morning, November 29.  Be sure to check if you won; if the prize is not claimed within 23 hours, we will announce a new winner the following day.  The winner will not be contacted.

This giveaway is open to residents of the state of Colorado.  The gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.

Note:  I’m taking a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Lotion Bar Cafe giveaway will be open through the weekend.  We’ll be back to daily giveaways starting on Monday.  -Leigh

Enter to win

Wednesday’s Winner: Texas Roadhouse GC from Service Engineering

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse from Service Engineering is:

Holly M.

Please email by 7 a.m. Monday morning (11/29/10) to claim your prize. Include your full name, phone number, and mailing address. If we don’t hear from you, we will select a new winner tomorrow. The winning comment was selected using Enjoy your prize!

Now would be the perfect time to call Service Engineering to schedule the annual maintenance for your furnace before the worst of Colorado winter arrives!

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About Me

Hi there! My name is Callie Helm. I live in Colorado Springs with my husband, Tom, two daughters (age 14 and 12) and son (age 7). I am grateful to live in such a beautiful city! Colorado Springs Giveaways serves to bring our community and local businesses together in a fun and interactive way. My hope is that this blog will encourage and inspire our readers to shop locally, and to discover all that Colorado Springs has to offer!

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