Monday, October 7, 2013

Drum roll please....Raffles and giveaways!

It's time to announce our IBW raffle packages and rules. We have been working very hard to bring you some awesome IBW raffle packages and we are excited to present it all to you.

Where's the Raffle proceeds going?
BWI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. 85% of the proceeds from these raffles will go to our Chapter's lending library and outreach efforts and the other 15% will go to the Babywearing International for Outreach and Administration.

Ticket Prices:
You can purchase these tickets for $3 each, 2 for $5 or 12 for $25. (We put that last option in there because we have 10 awesome prize packages and we know some people will want to buy a lot!)

How to Buy Raffle Tickets
We can take Cash or Checks.

-Before and after each meeting, we will be selling raffle tickets. You can purchase these tickets for $3 each, 2 for $5 or 12 for $25. On each ticket, put your name, phone number and which prize package you are entering for. Then you'll put each ticket into the envelope that corresponds with that prize package. The envelopes will be sealed (so no tickets fall out) and then we will combine tickets to do the drawings when IBW week is over.

-You can buy Online if you can't make any meetings or are not local. If you're wanting to pay by Check, please email us at for address. If you can't get payments to us via cash or check, please email us and we will work out a way to get raffle tickets to you.

If you are not local, we ask that you cover shipping costs if you win. The drawing for the raffle packages will take place October 19, 2013.

Don't forget for every 10 tickets you buy, you'll also be entered into the drawing for a free Natibaby bicycles wrap! (See the Below for more details)

Now, we know you can wait no longer so here is a list of our raffle prize packages!

Package #1: "Gimme Some Love"
-Natibaby Decorative Circles bamboo blend ring sling from Marsupial Mamas
-Purple Momma Scarf from Lavendar Llama
-Teething necklace from BecomingIsis
This package has an estimated value of $135.

Package #2: "Feeling Pretty"
-Lavender and Pink Roses Danna scarf from Oscha
-Babywearing print from artist KM Berggren
-Mommy Necklace from Express Yourself
-Momma Scarf from the Lavender Llama
-$10 gift certificate to Fluff Envy
Total package has an estimated value of $152.

Package #3: "Fire and Ice"
-Fiery red Girasol #4 ring sling
-Icy Steel Gray Momma Scarf from Lavender Llama
-Teething Set made from Girasol Earthy Rainbow by Chunky Potatoes
This package has an estimated value of $142.

Package #4: "Whoo's Your Baby"
-Boba Wrap suitable for the little squishes
-Adorable hand-painted owl onesie from Goodwin Homestead (marked 3-6 m but runs small)
-Momma Scarf from Lavender Llama
-Wood nursing necklace from My Lil Market
-Handknit wool newborn hat by our very own Rachel Dreyer
This package has an estimated value of $115.

Package #5: "Sirens' Song"
-Indigo Natibaby Mermaid Linen blend ring sling from Marsupial Mamas
-Beautiful babywearing print by the artist K.M. Berggren
-Teething toy from BecomingIsis
This package has an estimated value of $125.

Package #6: "Girls Day Out"
-Wrap scrap infant dress made by Wrap Scrap Creations.
-Nursing necklace by becomingIsis.
-Pink Momma Scarf by Lavender Llama
-$10 gift certificate to Fluff Envy
This package has an estimated value of $94.

Package #7: "Dipped in Stardust"
-Natural Natibaby Stardust Hemp Blend wrap, size 7
- $30 gift certificate towards a Color Dip Studios Dye job.
This package has an estimated value of $210.

Gift Certificate #1: Marsupial Mamas
-$150 Gift Certificate to Marsupial Mamas
- Cute adorable Koala

Gift Certificate #2: Iddy Biddy Pool School
-Birthday Party at Iddy Biddy Pool School (Estimated $225 value, includes a cake and 2 hours of pool time.)
-Cute toys for your party or the tub

Gift Certificate #3: Radiant Heart Yoga Studio
- A session of classes at the Studio (can be used for month of prenatal or 8 week session of baby, tot, kids yoga or women's yoga, valued at approximately $100)
- Beautiful Mug
- Box of Yogi Tea

And Don't forget that there's a chance to win a prize every meeting this week...
At each of our meetings during IBW, we will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky meeting attendee. We will be choosing a name at random from our meeting sign-in sheet and the prizes will be handed out at the end of the meeting. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is show up, sign in, and have a good time!

For Monday’s morning meeting in Sugar Grove: Two separate prize packages will be given out from Salon Ellenbe in Geneva! One package includes a child’s haircut and Paul Mitchell shampoo, and the other includes a child’s haircut and Paul Mitchell Taming Spray.

For Monday’s evening meeting in DeKalb: We have a dream come true gift package donated to us from Fairytale Journeys by Bethany. This fun package includes an assortment of travel necessities and a $50 Disney gift card!

For Thursday’s morning meeting in West Dundee: We have a $50 gift certificate to Fluff Envy, a wonderful local shop featuring a large variety of cloth diapers as well as baby carriers and other necessities!

For Saturday’s afternoon meeting in Rockford (Rock Cut State Park): We have two separate prize packages, each featuring a beautiful hand-dyed momma scarf, 2 pairs of baby legs, and an amber teething necklace!

Plus our woven wrap giveaway at the Main Carried Away Event on Sunday!

We will be giving away a size 7 Natibaby Bikes Wisteria donated by Marsupial Mamas! This wrap is a linen cotton blend. Linen offers support while being cooler to the touch making this a great wrap to carry infants to toddlers to preschoolers!

How can you make this wrap yours? Easy, you can earn tickets to go into the drawing for this beautiful wrap. The more tickets you put in the greater your chances! You can earn 1 ticket for each of the following:

-Pre-register for our Get Carried Away Event at: (Must attend for this one to qualify)
-Attend our Get Carried Away Event, even if you didn’t preregister, come anyway!
-Bring a friend/significant other/grandparent/any other adult
-Sign up for, or have an existing BWI of NCIL membership
-Each class you attend at the event earns you a ticket
-Participate in the games
-Win a game
-For every 10 raffle tickets you purchase earn 1 wrap ticket

The drawing will take place at the end of our event on Sunday. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing to win but must have participated in the Main Sunday Event or bought atleast 10 raffle tickets this week (see above for details). All current members and those who sign up this week will receive one entry ticket. Let us know if you have any questions. We can not wait for one of you to Get Carried Away with this wrap!!!