pin it to win it!


pin it to win it at the pleated poppy

haaaaappy mondaaaaaay!

my kids go back to school today, which for some people is a relief.  but for me, it means more work (since we homeschool part-time).  i love love love vacations so we can stay at home and just be.  no pressures, no deadlines.  looks like i need to hold out until spring break to get my next time off with the kiddos…  all that “happy monday” stuff was more of a pep talk to myself than anything ;)

but in the mean time, i have something fun for you!  since last week’s little giveaway was so much fun, why not have another?!

i’m having a “pin it to win it” contest!  its so super easy – all you have to do is go to my shop and pin your favorite item to one of your pinterest boards.  be sure to include “i love #thepleatedpoppy!” in your pin description (go ahead and copy it now to paste into your pin).  and BAM!  you’re done!

on sunday night i’ll pick a winner from all the pins.  the winner will get $50 credit to my shop!  woohooo!

need more detailed instructions?  are you a visual learner?  here you go:

pin it to win it at the pleated poppy

step 1: go to my shop

pin it to win it at the pleated poppy

step 2: choose your favorite item

pin it to win it at the pleated poppy

step 3: pin that item to one of your pinterest boards

step 4: be sure to include the phrase “i love #thepleatedpoppy!” in your pin description! (this step is mandatory so i can find the winner)

step 5: come back tomorrow and pin another item.  and the next day.   and the next day…. keep pinning once a day until sunday night, january 13th.  thats 7 chances to win!

woohooo!  now it is a happy monday!


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    I did it! But, it automatically came up with your name instead of pleated poppy. I put both in and your name is the only thing that has a link.

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      shoot! thanks for letting me know. i just fixed it so instead of writing “@thepleatedpoppy”, write “i love #thepleatedpoppy!”. sorry about that!

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    Same here – I put both Pleated Poppy and your name.

    From the business side, I wanted to compliment you on this idea. What a smart way to host a giveaway!

    • 4

      thanks for your encouragement! i fixed it now – just type substitute “#thepleatedpoppy” for @thepleatedpoppy”. thanks!

  3. 5

    This is such a great idea to get your shop some traffic! Love the bag.

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    I just did this! But I had the same problem – so I tagged your Pinterest name as well as your shop. :) {I am Jessica-thisblessedlife.}

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      thanks for the heads up, jessica! i changed it to pin “i love #thepleatedpoppy!” instead. sorry for the mistake on my end!

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    Thank you for hosting a giveaway that involves pinterest. I tried to enter all of the holiday gift basket giveaways but had difficulty because I don’t do facebook, or instagram, and I don’t have a blog or website (except for my teacher site, which I can’t link to). I do however do pinterest because it is GREAT for teachers. So this is one I can participate in!
    I have to go back and change my pin to the hashtag instead of the @ sign….so glad I read the comments!!

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    stephanie landeros says:
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    Done! Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  9. 12

    Girl, I pinned that messenger bag as soon as it went up the first time ;) I’ll pin some more! thanks!

  10. 13

    When you tag #thepleatedpoppy
    do you add a exclamation point to the end? I noticed you did on some and not on others.

  11. 14

    I think I did this right…?

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    I feel so ridiculous asking this question- I swear I’m not totally social media challenged.
    When I get to your store and click on a fav item, I don’t know where to go from there. There is no Pin It button, so I don’t know what to do next to create a pin. Can you or someone a little more ‘in the know’ help me out?? Thanks!

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      I just got a phone upgrade, so I had to figure out this one too, since my old phone did not have this capability. I am on an Android, so I’m not sure about iPhones, or a PC.
      Get to the page of the item you want to pin. Then, on the top right of my browser, there is a menu with a “share” option. Once you tap “share”, there are a few options (FB, Twitter, etc) and “more”. I tap on “more” and a longer list comes up. One of those options is “create a pin”. Tap on that, and a few icon choices appear. Chose your icon, then it creates the Pin page where you can edit the description. Hope this helps!

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    Michalina Peterson says:

    Hi Lindsey,

    I am technologically challenged, sooo, when I went to your shop to pin an item I liked, I couldn’t figure out how to, I thought there would be a button somewhere?? Anyway, instead, I went to my pinterest page and looked you up that way and then pinned an item with the hashtag to one of my boards. Does that count? I’m so sorry! I feel silly for asking, just want to make sure I”m doing it right! Have a great day & thank you!

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    You can’t actually search for a specific tag on Pinterest like you can on Twitter or Instagram. (everything with those words will show up – not just those with the specific hashtag you’ve chosen).

    How will you know which are actual contest entries?
    I’m seeing this method used frequently for contests and am slightly confused.

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      i can do a search under the source that the pins are coming from (my shop) and see all the contest pins as well as those just pinning for fun.if you search under web you can see all the pins from your site!

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    eileen marie says:

    Can I pin “sold” items? I mean I realize they’re sold, but will there be more like items stocked?

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    All of your items are so darling, it was hard to choose just one, but I really love this beautiful, bright bag! Thank you for the chance!

  20. 26

    Just pinned! I too went to your Pinterest account and pinned from there….because I couldn’t find a pin it button in your shop. Hope the counts! Enjoy your CW weekend!

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    Virginia Anglin says:

    I pinned my favorite! Hope I did it correctly! :-)

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    JenniferB says:
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  24. 30

    Tematyka zbliżona każdemu, polecam lekturę

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