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Instagram Challenge: COMFORT FOOD

November 5, 2015

Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food

The next Instagram Challenge theme is Comfort Food!  Now that Daylight Savings has disappeared from our lives, it’s time to face it: winter is approaching. But we’re not giving in to the winter blahs just yet! We’ll admit that we’re excited to start queuing up Netflix, throwing on our cozy sweaters, and savoring the foods that make us feel most nostalgic.  Whether it’s planning for your Thanksgiving menu, or just revisiting the classic soup that you missed all summer, we want to see what the hearty meals that give you a good ol’ comforting feeling. While sharing your delicious pick-me-ups, be sure to use the hashtag #UGInstafun for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Visit here to see all of the entries we’ve received so far and scroll down to view our favorite comfort food essentials from UncommonGoods. (Click on the images below to snag these for yourself!)

 

Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun
Instagram Challenge | Comfort Food | #UGInstaFun

 

Can we TACObout the latest Instagram Challenge winner? Congratulations to @tacothecitydog for winning our Clever Costumes Challenge with this adorable get-up, featuring our handmade Taco Booties!

Instagram Challenge Winner | Clever Costumes | Taco Booties

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Contest Winner: #UGKidQuotes

June 2, 2015

#UGKidQuotes Winner | UncommonGoods

Over the past two weeks, we received nearly 80 hilarious entries on Facebook, Instagram and the blog for our #UGKidQuotes Contest. Picking a winning kid quote certainly wasn’t easy! Our team had a great time giggling over the witty, sassy, creative, adorable, and surprisingly insightful words that kids can conjure up. We couldn’t stand the thought of not sharing the joy from this contest, so before we get to the winner of the free Kid Quotes Custom Wall Art, we’ve rounded up our favorite honorable mentions for you to enjoy!

There were funny revelations about food…

“You look as pretty as a bell pepper in sunshine.” – Noah, age 9

(When asked if he would like some broccoli) “No thank you, I don’t eat chlorophyll…” – Zach, age 9

“Pickles are pickles. People are people. Chocolate is chocolate. Yourself is yourself!” – Logan, age 5

 “Were there angels in the oven because this tastes like heaven?” (Sweet talking Mom) – Alison, age 8 

“Do you know why I love pigs? Because they poop bacon.” – Beckett, age 5

…and interesting observations about the world outside.

 “Mama, did somebody cut the moon?” – Ellie, age 4

“Oh what a shame mummy, you can’t throw boomerangs if you live in this street.” (Looking at a no-right-turn sign) – Eleanor, age 7

“Mommy, you are as pretty as Christmas lights.” – Luke, age 5

“Can we go outside and drop some sunlight in our faces?” – Rori, age 3

There were plenty of valid questions…

“What’s your favorite sport?” asked Mom. “Being naked,” replied Henry, age 3

“Why do we call her great grandma? She isn’t that great.” – Trinity, age 5

“Mom, what’s a question?” (Standing next to Mom’s bed, lifting one of her eyelids at 6 am) – Zosia, age 3

…and logical conclusions.

Mom: “People are human beings.”
“No! They’re puppets!”- Vivian, age 3

“Stop pestervating me!” – Allyson, age 7

 “I love everyone in the whole world as long as they don’t have buttons, although I do like belly buttons.” – Oliver, age 4

The WINNER of the free Kid Quotes Custom Wall Art from Betsy Grimm is… Kathleen Sheppard Curry!

#UGKidQuotes | Contest Winner | UncommonGoods

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Contest: #UGKidQuotes

May 14, 2015

#UGKidQuotes Contest | UncommonGoods

When you’re hanging out with the kids in your lives, don’t you wish you could write down everything they say? In between developing their own personalities and imaginations, kids always have the funniest, most charming perspectives on the world.  Knowing her memory couldn’t store all the delectable details of her kids’ lives, Artist Betsy Grimm searched for ways to preserve her favorite moments through art. Enter her hilarious Kid Quotes Custom Wall Art!

We are so excited about this colorful collection that we’ve decided to launch a contest to give away one free custom print! Share with us your favorite kid quote, including the child’s name and age, by leaving a comment below OR by tagging @uncommongoods via InstagramTwitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #UGKidQuotes. The best entry will be preserved into a custom print and mailed to the winner!

Official Rules:

1.) As long as your quote makes us smile, it can include anything from charming remarks, jokes, witticisms, observations, declarations, or profound statements.
2.) Make sure to submit the child’s name and age at the time of the said quote.
3.) Your entry must be PG and kid-friendly to qualify for this contest.
4.) Enter via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or in the comments section below by May 31, 2015. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #UGKidQuotes with your entry.

Tips for choosing your quote:

1.) Keep your quotes short. The fewer the words, the bigger and bolder they’ll be.
2.) Take advantage of the “context line” to communicate part of the story. See an example in the image below.
3.) We won’t tell if you want to take a little creative license to make the quote shorter!

Good luck!

#UGKidQuotes Contest | UncommonGoods

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#BringBacktheBow: Spread Holiday Cheer for a Chance to Win!

December 15, 2014

Finding the right gift for someone special is quite an accomplishment, even if picking out that present isn’t difficult to do. Knowing just what to get  an important person takes skill, and that perfect present is more than some thing, it’s a token of love. Sure, it sounds a little cheesy, but what better time to break out the cheese ball than the holidays? That’s why we’re a little giddy about our new social media contest: #BringBacktheBow.

Enter to win our #BringBacktheBow contest!

Why do we want to bring back the bow? The thought of friends and family exchanging all those just-the-right-gifts with each other fills us with holiday joy! But, before each gift is unwrapped, it has to spend a little time bound in paper, stuffed in a stocking, or adorned with a big ol’ bow. That wrap job is more than just a clever disguise, it’s proof that you put a little extra TLC into your present presentation to make your giftee’s opening experience extra amazing.

Celebrate the whole gift experience with us by showing off your radiant wrapping, creative and crafty packaging, and best-decorated boxes and bags for the chance to win a $50 UncommonGoods gift certificate.  Share your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #BringBacktheBow to enter. 

Spread even more cheer by tagging the recipient of the gift in your photo, and they’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card as well. (Just make sure that no part of the present is peeking out in your snapshot. We wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone!) 

 

 

 

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Contest: #ShareAQuote

August 14, 2014

Share A Quote Contest
We’re absolutely in love with jewelry designer Jen Pleasants’ organically-shaped, handmade, wearable pieces of inspirational art. So, when we learned that she’s in search of the perfect phrase to inscribe on her next design, we couldn’t wait to help her find it! But, we can’t do it alone. We need your help, too!

Send us your favorite quote or mantra by posting it on our Facebook timeline or tweeting it @UncommonGoods with the hashtag #ShareAQuote. If Jen picks your entry, you’ll get a bracelet featuring those winning words!

Official Rules:

1.) Your saying should motivate, inspire, or encourage overall good vibes.
2.) Make sure your meaningful message is short and sweet. It must be 60 characters or less.
3.) Sayings should be original, attributed to anonymous authors, or in the public domain.
4.) Enter via Facebook or Twitter by Sept. 1, 2014. Don’t forget to hashtag your entry #ShareAQuote.

She Believed She Could | UncommonGoods

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Top 5 Bike Haikus

June 20, 2014

Bike Haikus | UncommonGoods This Spring we hosted a contest advertised in our catalog for our most talented customers. The contest was a call for a haiku about a bike in celebration of our new Bike Tote.

To announce the winner, and since it was so hard to decide on one, we wanted to share our favorite entries with you!

5. Click, hum. Roll quiet / across town and back again. / Pollution-­‐free ride.
– David, Tennessee

4. O the dreaded hill, / you seemed so small from afar. / I have conquered you.
– Renee, California

3. Suspended in the rafters, / my bike hangs like a bat. / Lately I grow fat.
– Scott, New Jersey

2. When I tell you, “Ride,” / I mean let the wheels take you / where you least expect.
– Maya, New Jersey

1. Two-wheeled beloved, / time machine on which I am / always young, flying.
– Erica, New York Our winner!!

Thanks to everyone who participated by crafting a 5-7-5 masterpiece. To find out about our future contest, check out our catalog or follow us on Facebook.

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#UGPundayMondays on Twitter!

January 31, 2014

Have a penchant for puns? Enter #UGPundayMonday to win every week! | UncommonGoodsIt’s not news to us that our Twitter friends love a good pun, almost as much as our social media team loves writing them. But we shouldn’t be the only ones having all the fun. Starting Monday February 4, we are passing the repunsibility to you guys. Hopefully you can come up with something better than that.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Follow us on Twitter. But you already are, so that’s set.
2. Tune in to Twitter at noon on Mondays (Eastern Time) to see what our featured This Just In product is that we want you to write about.
3. Get inspired.
4. Tweet your masterpiece with #UGPundayMonday and any other fancy hashtag you desire some time before 4:59pm EST.
5. Wait until 5pm EST when we Tweet at our favorite punners.

Three lucky Tweeters will win a $50 gift card each week!

Will we see you Monday?! Punderful!

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Instagram Challenge: HEARTS

January 30, 2014

For-Instagram-Hearts2

Here at UncommonGoods we love to celebrate all holidays, especially the ones that promote the heck out of love (and chocolate).  In honor of Valentine’s Day we decided to make our current #UGInstaFun theme HEARTS. From found heart shapes just by chance to precious cut out hearts for your sweet beau, we want to see those moments filtered, hashtagged, and shared. You can submit as many photos as you want, just as long as you hashtag #UGInstaFun, you will be immediately in the running for a $50 giftcard (and 15 awesome minutes of Facebook fame.)  Here are a few entries that has already started in on the fun.

  

 

 

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