We have early registration winners! Thanks to the over 125 of you who registered before the August 15th Early Registration Deadline!
The winners are –
New Consignors: Winners (who will have their consignor registration waived and receive a $10 Half-Pint Gift Certificate) are CS and BK.
Returning Consignor: Winner (who will receive a pass to get into the Volunteer Sale a half-hour early with a friend) is Veteran Consignor and Volunteer AP. She’s been around since our FIRST SALE! That is some staying power, friend.
Are you thinking – oh shoot – all of the fun is done, and I never got around to Registering to Consign. Ah, but you see, the BEST part of Consigning is the empty bins and the check in the end! Click here for more information.
-Ellen and Lisa
Because one of the fabulous businesses that displayed at Half-Pint didn’t come on board until a few days before the sale (and because we were swamped with last minute to-do lists), we weren’t able to tell you about them then. But we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to make sure you know about Planet Wise!
Planet Wise Inc. is a local company that takes pride in their Made in the USA, Reusable, Earth-Friendly Products. Their Reusable, Waterproof Wet-Bags are especially helpful at the swimming pool for your wet swimsuits assuring that everything else in your bag stays dry. Also, they can be used for dirty diapers! (We even heard someone say that they use them as a reusable-baggie for snacks at work!)
My Swim Baby is a sister company of Planet Wise, and is located only 20 minutes from Madison. They sell everything for your sun and water baby including but not limited to, Sunglasses, UV Protective Shirts, Swim Shoes, Sun Hats, Swimsuits and Reusable Swim Diapers.
You may have seen their 10% off coupons at the sale (hope you grabbed some – awesome deal!) But they also have a prize in our giveaway – one of their great wetbags AND a swim diaper!
We have them! We’ll be emailing all of you-lucky-folk individually, but here are your intials:
Business Display Winners: EO, JJ, AG, MF, JR and CH
Food Drive Winners: NV, and TM
Half-Pint Gift-Certificate Winner (for signing up for our Email List): JM
We’ll be emailing soon about checks (for all of you fabulous consignors!), and about the unveiling of our new website at the beginning of May! And don’t forget to continue posting the pictures of your Loot on Facebook (we love seeing them!)! Post (and tag us) until April 28th, and we’ll pick winners for some Half-Pint Loot!
-Ellen and Lisa
At Half-Pint, we try and make the resource tables of value to you – we want you to Learn something – in addition to registering to win great prizes! Make sure you take a minute to check-out the tables by check-out. Grab some information, peruse the displays, and most of all Don’t Forget to Register to WIN! Here is a quick run-down of the goods:
We love them. They are a one-stop shop for eco-friendly, family-friendly baby products and information. They had just opened when our littles were born, and there was more than once I thought – HOW did moms live without Happy Bambino before it opened? Some of my closest friends I met through their new-momma gatherings. They’ve since moved to an awesome new location just over the Madison/Monona border (still in my hood). They’ll be giving away – get ready – a $100 Gift Certificate as well as an Annual Membership (valued at $99!). Membership def. comes with it’s privileges at HB, including special discounts for members only.
Both of our kids are swimmers at Swim East and couldn’t be more pleased. Not only is it convenient, but they have all made amazing strides in their interest and enjoyment of water, not to mention their abilities to swim! Recognized as one of the Top 3 Swim Schools in Wisconsin by the United States Swim School Association, SwimEast offers swim instruction to children as young as 5 months. Their warm water, indoor pool is the ideal place to acclimate your children to the aquatic environment. SwimEast encourages you to come “get your feet wet” in their swim program by trying a FREE class!
SwimEast will be giving away a full session of swim lessons for one child to the first summer session at SwimEast, May 3 – June 27, 2010!
We welcome back Katie Gletty-Syoen! Belly is a massage therapy companys based in Madison, Wisconsin, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum massage services (Although, not pregnant or postpartum, she gave us a mini-session last year and it was amazing!) There are many benefits to massage, and Katie will be giving away a gift certificate to help you find out!
There are a lot of reasons to use cloth diapers, and Mother Nature’s makes it even easier! Mother Nature’s Diaper Service delivers fresh cloth diapers to Madison and the Dane County area. Peruse their website to learn more about the benefits to both the environment AND to baby by using cloth diapers! They will be giving away a gift certificate that will help you discover this for yourself!
And speaking of Cloth Diapers….
We featured them in a previous blog article – so read more here!
We still have a table space available – email us at halfpintresale(at)gmail(dot)com.
See you soon!
Ellen and Lisa
Almost better than finding great new clothing and items for my little sprouts, signing up for the giveaways at the sale is one of my favorite parts of Half-Pint.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be posting about all of the different goodies you can throw your hat in the ring for.
First? From the Willow Store (a Verona, WI owned and operated company!)
A Sprouting Change *NEW* One-Size Diaper! From the website – “Sprouting Change one-size diapers are truly innovative. Unlike anything else on the market, our diaper system is the easiest, most user-friendly option available. Anyone can figure out how to change baby, and the diaper fits just right, every time! Our unique Sleeve and Inside combination makes for lightning fast diaper changes and a minimal investment. You truly can affordably cloth diaper your baby in the most absorbent, softest of organics. From birth to potty, Sprouting Change is the perfect fit your your little one.” These diapers fit babies 5 pounds to 40 pounds!
So make sure when you’re at the sale, make sure you hit the informational tables and throw your hat in the ring!
The baby food drive at Half-Pint, benefiting the Goodman Community Center’s Food Pantry, will accept baby food, diapers, formula, and anything else baby. Let’s face it – we’ll accept anything that will help families in need (so all food items) because that helps babies, too!
Enter to win one of TWO PRIZES by bringing in a donation to the sale! A $20 gift certificate from Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery and $25 from Absolutely Art, two of our favorite East Side Hangouts (both worth a visit while you are in the area)! If you stop in, thank them for supporting the Goodman Community Center and Half-Pint Resale!
-Ellen and Lisa
Most people ask for gifts for their birthday. Not Happy Bambino! They are turning 5 this week, and with true local love, they are giving away $5000 worth of goodies in five days. (Can you believe it?!?!?!) The great part is that there are lots of prizes over several days, so your odds of winning are much higher if you hang out with HB for the next few days and participate.
Each day of the five days they are posting info on their site as well as sending out an email with instructions on your job for the day. Yesterday, all I had to do is look at these amazing packages and decide which I loved most.
Hard, I know.
So, join the fun! Happy Bambino is an amazing resource for local families, and we would NEVER miss a good party.
-Ellen and Lisa
There were so many wonderful give-aways at the sale two weeks back, and we wanted to list the winners here. You will hear directly from the business regarding your prize! Thanks to everyone for checking out our resource tables!
$20 Gift Certificate to Half-Pint (for bringing in a donation to the Goodman Community Center) – Xenia S.
$200 Gift Card for the Happy Bambino Webstore – Kate M.
Tupperware Package – Susan C.
Swim East Session – Jamie C.
60 Minute Massage from Belly – Kristin Y.
T-Shirt from Belly – Katy W.
$100 Gift Certificates from Nicki’s Diapers – Kate and Kim
Gift Baskets from Nicki’s Diapers – Kelly and Angela
We’re big fans of free things for our family, especially when those free things = family fun. We just caught wind that if your child enters the Middleton Outreach Ministry Big Event Coloring Contest, they will get a Keva Open Play Pass JUST for entering! AND there are cool prizes such as gift certificates to the Mattell Toy Store and a Brett Bielema signed football. Awesome!
So have your children color away, and bring it to the Big Event tomorrow. Augh, you say, that’s a lot of work! But when you arrive to drop off your submissions at the MOM Big Event kids area, your half-pints will be treated to free games, crafts, face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, and more. And for you a free performance by West Side Andy. Ok, you’ve convinced me. That is A LOT of free fun.
Hope to see you there!