A Chocolate filled Giveaway Contest!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 6, 2009

Umm excuse me, last time I checked it was SPRING!!!




Monday Madness, indeed! :(

Hopefully it will melt as fast as it came!!

Now onto bigger and better things…another contest!


Chocolate and more chocolate.

What could be better?

Did anyone guess that 5 delicious Jocolat bars were part of the contest giveaway?

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Sneaky, aren’t I? :)


Because I have been so strangely lucky winning contests lately, I decided I would share the wealth!

Also…I am giving away 2 of my delicious Chocolate Banana Glo Bars:



How to Enter:

Note. Both items need to be completed in order for you to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can skip #2.

1) Leave a comment below with an idea of how I can fundraise for my first running race this summer. The idea should likely involve Oh She Glows and/or Glo Bakery in some way for advertising and spreading the word. Think about the idea’s effectiveness in terms of how creative/original it is, what would motivate people to participate or what their incentive would be, and how the word would be spread, online and offline. Please note that I am fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society.

2) Link back to this contest in a post on your blog (if applicable).

Contest ends: April 12, 2009 at 8pm EST.

Winner: All entries will be verified to ensure that the two steps above have been completed. Once this is verified, I will narrow down the ideas to 5 and then all of you will VOTE on the winner who has the best idea for a fundraising campaign.

The winner will receive 5 delicious Jocolat bars as well as 2 Chocolate Banana Glo Bars!!

Get your thinking caps on! :) And good luck.


Untitled-51 Day 11 (April 6th): Is there something in your diet of late that has been dragging you down? Too much caffeine, not enough veggies, too much sodium, or too many processed/artificial foods? Do you best today to reduce or cut out the diet downer. Tomorrow morning, see how it makes you feel. Did you notice a difference in just one day?

Also, do 3 sets of tricep dips for as many reps as you can do!


See you this afternoon! Have a great Monday everyone. :)

PS- Our power is going out from the snow storm!!! yikes!


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brandi April 6, 2009 at 9:18 am

isn’t the weather crazy?

I’ll put my thinking cap on :)


Jaime April 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

Put together a gift basket of as many OSG Products as you can, along with some pre-packaged goodies….then offer a Silent Auction. To enter, people must donate via the online donation center and then email you to let you know who they are so you can track who donated what. Whoever donates the most wins!

LOVE that you are supporting the CCS!


Jess April 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

I think you could come up with some kind of bakery promotion – here are a few ideas:

1) Everyone who donates receives a coupon or a code for a discount/free item from your bakery. For example – buy 12 glo bars, get the 13th free.

2) Everyone who donates gets entered into a regular drawing (weekly? monthly?) for bakery items.

3)Create a special bakery product just for the fundraising (similar to the pink ribbon cookies – but something more creative). Price them so that a portion of the profit will go towards your fundraising.

4) Along the same lines, create a special T or tank in your online store just for the race. Price so a portion of the profit will go towards your fundraising.


Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 6, 2009 at 9:32 am

It snowed here too!! SO NOT OK WITH ME!

Fundraiser idea: I would offer Glo products for a higher cost, with the proceeds going to your race!

I’ll link back to this post later!


Dana April 6, 2009 at 9:37 am

Hey Angela! I love your site by the way :-)

My idea for your fundraiser:

I would either:

-create little scratch and win cards for people who donate i.e. have them scratch a card which allows them to win one of your products or get a discount or
-Offer custom discounts for certain dollar donations i.e. for a certain amount donated, you get this and the discount goes higher as the person donates higher.

Good luck! I’m excited to hear how it goes!


VeggieGirl April 6, 2009 at 9:49 am

Stupid weather :-(



Erin April 6, 2009 at 10:00 am

Since the Canadian Cancer Society’s symbol is a daffodil, I think it would be cool idea to incorporate a bake sale item in the shape of the symbol to sell, or have a virtual daffodil where the each petal can be worth a certain amount of money and your goal is to have X amount of flowers in your virtual garden.You can sell daffodil shaped anything!!! How does your garden “Glow”? That’s my little idea, good luck with all of it!


RunToFinish April 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

Ok, I will be linking in my post tonight. I’ve never tried Jocolat, so I am super excited.

Idea: “Sponsor” a running group or a team doing a 24 hour relay. The idea here is that you provide some of your bars for their nutrition during the run. In return the racers would include a link to GloBakery on their blog, talk about the bars during and post race… and you could work out a deal to get your name on their race shirts!! You know runners were those shirts REPEATEDLY!


Mariposa April 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

i love the other fundraising ideas! i dont have any yet, but i will try to think of some..

oh and angela- im hosting a giveaway as well.. all you have to do is tell me about a food you tried and didnt like, no thinking needed.. lol plus its open to international peeps! Go Canada!!!


Ashley April 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

I would suggest selling glo bar to the specification (with in limits) for the buyer.


Missy Maintains April 6, 2009 at 10:19 am

I am linking back to this contest now! I would feature each product from your bakery and your clothing merchandise and allow people to bid on it with the money going towards the fundraiser.


Allison April 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

I think hosting a “Glo Bakery Fundraising Gala” would be a great idea. You could make a large assortment of all of your goodies, purchase wine, maybe have a band or DJ. Everyone could get dressed up and you could sell tickets for maybe $20. You could even have a silent auction at the Gala also, maybe with gift cards to restaurants or bars. Many times restaurants will donate gift certificates for a function such as this. I don’t know, it could be fun and a great way to promote/let others try out your bakery goods.


Valerie April 6, 2009 at 11:10 am

I was definitely not happy to see the snow this morning either! It’s crazy – it’s April and it was 10C yesterday! I hope the power doesn’t go out here… I go crazy and for some reason anything I want to do involves power. Suddenly I want tea, I want food that requires cooking, I really want to watch TV… it’s so weird!


Amandamoo April 6, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’ve done quite a bit of fundraising and benefit events… what seems to work well is a PARTY! You have such a beautiful home, it makes sense to have an event where people pay at the door. You can advertise that you’ll have food created by you to eat as well as for sale for people to take home. You’ll make it known that the proceeds from the door are going directly to support your cause while the proceeds from sales will go partly to support your business with a percentage also donated to your cause.

A silent auction of your products could be done here on your site or you could team up with other bloggers for a “bake sale”.

Have fun!


Brandi C April 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

1.I know the BBC is going strong, however, since we are trying to fundraise now…I think you should have to donate what ever amount is comfortable to you to contiue reading the daily challenge. (You would have to set up a log-in for this so that people who donate will be the only ones who can access the info using there login and password they recieve after the donation has been made). As an incentive you can present the person who loses the highest percentage of body weight and the person who tones up the most (using measurement percentages since everyone is not trying to lose weight) with a special “Glo Bakery” Prize :)
2. Have a recipe contest to see who can make the next healthy bar/cookie/cake/etc. to be sold on “Glo Bakery.” Contestants have to pay to enter and the winner will recieve a very small portion of the profits from the sales of that item or they can just recieve recognition = ]
-Good Luck!


Samantha April 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

I did this during my undergrad as a project to raise awareness and money for the AIDS Community Care Center of Montreal:
I had friends and a number of people from my community donate a minimum of 10 dollars for the cause, and mapped out a 5 km running route around my community.
I made up t-shirts with AIDS statistics in bold black on the back, and in your case, your Glo-Bakery design on the front. Each participant was provided with a shirt that they wore during the run. I took pictures at various checkpoints of the runners “spreading the word.” The community outreach was amazing, lots of honking and support for the runners. Each runner kept their shirt and a bottle of H2O.
In your case, you could provide post-run goodies from your Glo-bakery for refreshments.
The pictures I took were made into a powerpoint presentation, given to my class at McGill. You could post your pics on here to further spread the word!
Good luck!


ModelBehavior April 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

Don’t worry love, it looks the same here! Evil snow! Jenna seemed to have great success with her donation cookbooks, perhaps you could try something along those lines? Good luck!


Elisabeth April 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm

1) You could do something like Meghann (graduatemeghann dot com) has done with the “Blogging Bake Sale”. In case you’re not familiar, Meghann is raising money for Team in Training. She requested that other fellow bloggers donate their baked goods, and then began taking bids by email this morning from people for the baked goods. I understand that on the last bake sale, some items fetched $100 each!

2) I will link you back on my next blog post!


Michelle Hisae April 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I’ve seen this done before, and it was a hit:

Rent out a local bar/club to host an fun night of dancing, billiards, etc. If you do it on a weekday, most places are happy to donate space for a good cause. Just charge $15 or $20 at the door and most or all of the profits can go toward your race. Bring Glo Bakery items to sell at the event – I mean, what’s better than some drinks (…tipsy atendees, hehe) and sweets!

Good luck! I’ll be tracking back to your contest!


Shelby April 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Bake Sale!!! haha

I’m so mad that it snowed!!! =0


AshB April 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm

you could make a glo tee shirt you are going to run in and then get different companies to sponser you and have their logo on the back. if your friends are running with you have them buy a tee shirt!


Ashley April 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

(I may or may not have posted this twice…)

You could do a service auction where you and other bloggers offer up some things that you’re good at! The could include cooking/baking lessons, fitness or beauty consultations, nutritional advice, meal planning tips etc. They could be auctioned up to the highest bidder and those that are local could provide in person and if not it could be over the phone or via email.

I linked to your giveaway on my blog :)


sarah (ghost world) April 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm

how about a virtual OSG RACE? bloggers and readers can sign up to run the “OH SHE GLOWS 10K” (or whatever the distance may be) and then run it in their own hometowns. prizes (of glo bakery products or oh she glows apparel) would go to fastest runners in each of several categories (age groups? or blog types :) ?) and also to the best 3 race reports, which would then be featured on your page.

i think people would be motivated to enter, because:
a) it would be fun!
b) it’s all for a good cause
c) the prizes would be exciting
d) getting to be highlighted on your page would be great publicity

good luck with the fundraising, and i hope you like my idea!

(alternatively: the race could be a yoga-thon, given that you love that as well :) )


sarah (ghost world) April 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm

ps: a link to your contest is now up on my sidebar


Jenny April 6, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Hi Angela!
I have a two ideas. First, I think you should post cancer statistics on your blog to help raise awareness. I think some people would be surprised by how many people are affected–I sure was! There are lots of statistics posted on the Canadian Cancer Societies website, such as 1,419 Canadians die of cancer every week.
Next, I think you should make t-shirts that have the names of people who have died from cancer or who have survived cancer. The shirt would also have your Oh She Glows blog and Glo Bakery logos on it. You could get people to pay a fee to get a name of a loved (or their own name) on the t-shirt. The fee would also include getting one of the t-shirts and a few Glo Bakery cookies in the shape and colors of the Canadian Cancer Societies symbol flower.
I hope you like my ideas!


healthy ashley April 6, 2009 at 5:26 pm

What a fantastic giveaway, Angela! My best idea is a bake sale through Glo Bakery! Or a drawing ($5 per ticket) for a basket of goodies!


theskinnyplate April 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm

A bake sale would be perfect!! Your creations are drool inducing, I’m sure you can raise a lot of money that way.


Martha April 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I like the idea of doing an online bake-sale or auction. You could do a parallel raffle in the community in order to get the word out about your bakery.


steph April 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

our school’s rugby team got lululemon luon headbands with the school name stitched on the headband. you can get luon headbands with OSG monogrammed on them beside the lulu logo. since the headbands regularly retail for 9$, the school fundraiser sold them for $15.

good luck!


Beth April 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I love the idea of sponsoring a virtual race! People would pay a normal entry fee and maybe purchase a special advance race packet with Oh She Glows goodies.


Shirley April 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I think you should host a little tea party with your bakery goods and have people buy tickets for the cause, donate money, and maybe hold a raffle.

That’s my bit! I linked back to this post on my blog by the way.

Good luck!


Nadia April 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I recommend setting up a separate link on both your blog and bake site with information about the race and the CCS, but make the link one that can accept donations, so that you can get pledges that way.

One thing that I would really appreciate you doing, is to set up a training page that tracks how you are preparing for the race. I am sure that many people would be interested, especially me. I ran my first 5K last year, but then became pregnant, and am now trying to get back into running now that my daughter is here, but is is so hard! I keep track of your workouts, and am trying to get to the point where I can do them, but I would love to see how you are training so that I can soon start training as well to run more races. I’d love to do a 10K and eventually a half marathon. You could even create a “training” link so that readers can train with you, and offer pieces of advice/motivation to keep going, gain speed, etc.

Anyway, good luck, and I’d love to try a jocolat and your bars!


Yasmin April 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I really think you should sell t-shirts or some clothing item to advertise Oh She Glows! Part of the proceeds will go to your cause!


jvegegirl April 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Create an “Oh She Glows Bundle” full of all the favorite items regularly seen on this blog, and hold a raffle for it, with tickets given for certain donation amounts. Ask Humm foods to donate a free larabar to everyone who donates, too.


jen April 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

how about a sponsor me section with a scrolling log of donators so they can see their name listed on the site.

create a special race/training-theme with a higher cost so the profits go toward the race?


jen April 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

oops i meant “special race-training theme recipe” !


Christina April 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

I think you should host a summer cookie tour! People buy tickets for the tour and on a specified day they go to participating businesses around your town and sample a product from Glo Bakery there (that you provided the businesses with).

The businesses will want to participate because they get free advertising and you could possible offer a raffle for everyone who buys tickets to win a gift basket of Glo Bakery items.

You would have to post flyers around your town to promote the event where you would list all the participating businesses and links to your Glo Bakery website and this blog.

This is more of a local fundraiser but I think it would be fun and get your community involved!


Sally April 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm

You could auction of Glo Bars and other Glo Bakery goods (for a higher price than normal so you can earn extra). You could also hold a Glo bakery sampling party and make a cost for entry and people could try your Glo Bakery products. For publicity, you could make flyers and hang them around town to advertise and also include a URL for your blog (maybe make a special page). Good Luck! And thanks for the giveaway too!


Siobhan April 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Hi Angela! You could sell Oh She Glows t-shirts (with a daffodil to represent your cause) and hold a contest giveaway for the first 3 people from each state/province to take a picture wearing your shirt in an organized walk or run in their state. It would be a fun way to see how widespread your fanbase is!


Kelsey April 7, 2009 at 11:14 pm

i think you could hold a bake sale for your baked goods. that way you can get your blog and business across!


TanyaS April 9, 2009 at 10:46 am

I vote for a Meghann style bake sale/auction as well, only with more Canadian focus!


JW April 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I like the idea of doing some sort of raffle. You could sell chances for like a doller or so to win a prize/gift bag. Or you could do a carwash and take donations if the weather is nice!


nicole April 9, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I think you should do a drawing -anyone wbo donates $10 (or any amount you chose!) would go into the hopper for an awesome prize. The prize would be a signature dish created by Glo Bakery for that person and then you could also sell the signature creation and give the money raised from that specific product to the organization.


ttfn300 April 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm

i’m all about buying product that have a portion of cost go towards a good cause… i think going thru glo bakery would be a great idea, either with existing products or one designed especially for the race. you might even be able to manage something with the race director for support and grow your business even more!!


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