Monday, December 21, 2009

Your Favourite Umbrella Giveaway!

I’m celebrating the launch of the Umbrellas in Vancouver blog with the giveaway I mentioned previously! You see, this is the best thing about having all these connections. I can say, “I want to run a contest” and my kids will go find me something to give away!

Since it’s fall (shading into winter today) that means it rained for practically the whole of November and a fair bit of December as well. Yes, we get the occasional nice day (or the occasional snow flurry) but it’s usually back to rain the next day. It’s dark, it’s dull, and my SAD is kicking in. I have too much going on in Real Life to be able to go hibernate, so I thought it would be fun to give away an umbrella to brighten up somebody’s day.

But what kind of umbrella should I give away?  Here are the 6 types from which you can choose:

This is a black microfibre, a classic men's umbrella, generously sized.

This is a pagoda style umbrella.

This one is a classic print.

This is a 2 fold collapsible umbrella in a classic print.

This is a freeflex umbrella, with fibreglass ribs and is big enough for 2 people.

This is a bubble umbrella, made of PoE plastic (more environmentally friendly than PVC).

The umbrellas vary in price from $19.99 (for the bubble) to $64.95 (for the microfibre) but don't let the price sway you.  Just pick the style YOU like the best!  Here are your choices again:

Classic Print
2 Fold Collapsible
Here’s how to enter (and get more than one chance to win):
  1. You MUST write a comment on THIS post in order to enter, stating the style you prefer. This gives you ONE entry (no matter how many times you comment here).
  2. Subscribe to the Umbrellas in Vancouver blog and get an additional entry.
  3. If you have a blog, write a post on your blog about our contest, include a link to this post and let me know about it. Include a link to your blog. That will get you one additional entry.
  4. Go to the Facebook fan page for The Umbrella Shop, become a fan if you aren’t already, and leave a comment on the wall. That comment is worth one entry (and only one, just like in #1 above).
Got it? It’s not really too complex. The contest starts today, December 21, 2009 and runs until December 31, 2009 at 6 pm PST. I'll pick the winner using a random number generator.  The winner will be announced both here and on The Umbrella Shop website in the first week of January 2010 and will win an umbrella of the type they picked as their fave!

You can get up to four entries, but remember, you have to do the first one in order to enter at all and you have to let me know about all the other things you do because I'm not a mind reader.

This giveaway is open to anyone living in the US or Canada, except for The Umbrella Shop employees and their immediate families (‘cuz that just wouldn’t be fair).


  1. My favorite is the Bubble Umbrella.


  2. I like the Pagoda style best.

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

  3. I blogged about your giveaway at:

    ebickell at hotmail dot com



  5. I blogged about your giveaway here:


  6. I commented on your FB page

    Robyn C

  7. I love the bubble umbrella.


  8. I became a Facebook fan and I wrote on the wall


  9. I like the black microfibre umbrella.