Friday, July 29, 2011

Dryer-free for a month contest

For the past few months I’ve been doing my best to not use my dryer and discovering that I really don’t need it. So, I decided to extend the challenge to you as well – to try not using your dryer for the entire month of August.

What do you have to do?

(1) Not use your dryer during the entire month of August. This doesn’t apply to you personally, but to your entire household (and, yes, it will be a challenge to convince my hubby). Obviously I am depending on you to be honest with me here as I have no way of making sure anyone actually does this.

(2) Post on Bums Away’s facebook page at least once during the month of August something about your dryer-free experiences. Good, bad, ugly – all comments are welcome. Did it rain for 3 days and you’re all out of underwear? Do you not have a dryer so this is really easy for you? Etc. etc. (There’s no advantage in posting more than once, however you’re welcome to do so for fun. Commenting on someone else’s post doesn’t count – you must create your own post.)

(3) Be a resident of Canada

(4) In early September, I will be asking who made it dryer free for a month. If you did, you need to comment on this post (on the Bums Away facebook wall). I will leave two days for people to respond. Those ‘responses’ will be considered entries for the draw if you meet the other 3 criteria (above).

What’s up for grabs?

Since September is back to school time, I will be giving away 2 Itzy Ritzy snack bags (your choice of prints – as long as I have them in stock) to a random person who meets the above criteria. http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=346&c=120

So, have fun and get creative in drying your clothes (and no, a Laundromat is not an optionJ).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Website Updates

Here's a summary of the changes that went up today:

Shipping
The bad news is that shipping charges went up a little for orders under $100, the good news is that I'm now offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150 (before taxes).

Images
The images showing colours/prints have always been small on the website making them hard to see (especially for the prints). Now, if you mouse over the small images, a larger one will appear so that you can get a better view of the different colour/print options.

Payment Method
You can now order through the website and opt to pay via cash or email money transfer or by credit card. If paying by cash or email money transfer, the products you order will be set aside for 7 days while I await payment. If no payment has been made within 7 days then your order will be cancelled. Note that for orders that are to be shipped, they will not be shipped until payment has been received.

5% discount for Facebook fans
This discount still applies only to orders paid by cash or email money transfer. With the changes to the shipping charges I can no longer afford to offer this promotion to items to be shipped. Therefore it is available for pick up orders only.

So, in summary, to get the 5% discount you must:
- be a fan of Bums Away on Facebook
- pay cash or via email money transfer
- write the code FB FAN in the Comments section when you checkout
AND
- pick up your order.

That's it for now...