Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hobo Mama Giveaway: 20-page Classic Photo Book from Picaboo $39.99 {12.10; International} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here. Thank you all so much for entering!



This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

This is a lightning-FAST giveaway that ends THIS FRIDAY, Dec. 10, to allow you ample time for holiday shipping, so enter quickly!

Picaboo Classic baby photo bookPicaboo is offering my readers a giveaway of a 20-page Classic photo book!

Picaboo offers customized photo books, cards, and calendars, any of which would be perfect for holiday gifts and treasured keepsakes! One lucky winner will receive a coupon for a free 20-page Classic photo book, valued at up to $39.99.

Please note that this giveaway prize coupon does NOT include shipping costs, which allows us to open this giveaway internationally. Shipping from Picaboo starts at $7.99 for ground shipping to the continental United States. The winner is responsible for verifying and paying shipping and any surcharges to the applicable destination.

This coupon covers one of these different Classic photo book styles:

  • Classic Linen books feature a traditional photo book design with a die-cut window on the front cover, allowing your image and caption from the first page to show through the cover when the book is closed.

Picaboo Classic baby cover
Classic Linen with die-cut window
Picaboo Classic Linen photo book

  • Classic Custom hardcover books add a "wow" factor and a professional touch to your book with a completely customized cover that really makes an impact. Create a one-of-a-kind cover featuring the layout, background, images, and text of your choice on the front cover, back cover and spine.

Picaboo Classic vacation cover
Classic Custom hardcover, with your photos on the front cover, spine, and back cover
Picaboo Classic Custom Hardcover photo book

  • Classic Leather books have a rich, smooth finish and formal, timeless design that speaks to their lasting quality. These covers are easier to care for than the Classic Linen, which can show fingerprints and other markings more easily.

Picaboo Classic Leather autumn cover
Classic Leather, in either smooth finish or croc-embossed (see below)
Picaboo Classic Leather photo book

  • Croc-embossed leather books feature our classic design and durable bonded leather with a stylish embossed finish. Less formal and more "fun", croc-embossed leather can jazz up any photo book. (No – it’s not real crocodile skin! The croc design is embossed on Picaboo's standard Classic bonded leather.)

Creating photo books with Picaboo is easy and fun. Photo books can be fully customized by dragging-and-dropping photos and captions anywhere on your pages, and Picaboo's easy software allows you creative control so you can make each special page look just the way you want it to.

Giveaway details (please note!):

  • This coupon is good for one 20-page Classic photo book in any style.
  • It does NOT cover additional pages over 20.
  • It does NOT cover applicable shipping costs.
  • The coupon will expire on December 30, 2010.
  • The ground shipping cutoff for the continental United States (to have your book by Christmas) is Tuesday, December 14.
  • Picaboo currently ships to the listed countries. Please verify shipping price and availability before entering if you require international shipping.

Picaboo Classic photo book open pages spreadI haven't used Picaboo's software or printing yet, but Sam and I have made photo books for several years now from a couple companies. They're a perfect way to organize and show off your favorite photos and preserve them professionally for generations to come. This year, as in a past Christmas, we've put together a charming collection of photos of our adorable Mikko and ordered several copies: one to keep, and one each for the grandparents and a doting aunt. Back when we were the doting aunt and uncle, we put together a photo book of our niece's first two years to give to her parents and grandparents. We also arranged our favorite artsy shots of Seattle, for our own enjoyment and to display for visitors. Every photo book has been a huge hit!

If you're like me and love the idea of scrapbooking but lack the follow-through, making a digital scrapbook is the perfect way to keep layout and organization easy and hassle-free. No trimming photos by hand or hunting for the glue stick — just drag and drop, and you're done! You can even customize with captions and text.

Picaboo Classic Hardcover photo bookSome great ideas for photo books include a petite brag book for the grandparents to carry around, a coffee table book of baby's first year, an illustrated retelling of your birth story, a beautifully arranged album of wedding photos, a memento of a recent trip or family reunion, a collection of pictures that speak to you about a particular time or subject, a portfolio of your favorite photographs, a gift for a dear couple on a special anniversary, a memorial to a departed loved one, a preservation of family heritage, or whatever else you can think of to commemorate!

The reason we're ending this giveaway so very soon is that it does take some effort to organize and edit your photos, learn the Picaboo software, and arrange everything to your liking before sending it to be published. Since the ground shipping cutoff (for holiday delivery to the continental U.S.) is next Tuesday, Dec. 14, we're ending the giveaway this Friday night, Dec. 10, to give the winner plenty of time to craft a masterpiece over the weekend!


BUY IT!

Picaboo logoIf you're eager to begin your photo book now, shop Picaboo with these great coupons:

Picaboo Promotional BannerSave 30% on any Classic photo book or calendar order until December 30. Use code HOLIDAY30.

Picaboo Promotional BannerGet 15% off all customized photo cards. Use code GREETING15 by December 30.

Classic photo books start at $6.99, and Picaboo has many other stunning premium design options available, including Madison (featuring full-bleed covers), Victorian (featuring velvet covers), Modern (featuring pages that lie flat) and Flush Mount (the ultimate album for special occasions).

Shipping starts at $7.99 for ground shipping to the continental U.S. for a medium sized photo book.


WIN IT!


For your own chance to win a Classic photo book from Picaboo, enter in the comments below! Contest is open internationally (more specifically, to any countries to which Picaboo ships), but winner pays all applicable shipping costs.

MAIN ENTRY: Visit Picaboo (or cheat and look at the pictures above — I don't mind) and tell me which Classic photo book you'll pick if you win!

Leave an email address in at least one of your comments if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. (You can write it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} hobomama {dot} com or similar.)

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network, a new site co-founded by Lauren of Hobo Mama & Dionna of Code Name: Mama and intending to bring together those interested in attachment parenting and a natural lifestyle. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do check out and enjoy both sites!


BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all):
  • Tell me what the subject of your photo book will be if you win.
  • Visit Picaboo and tell me what your favorite product is besides the Classic photo book.
  • Tell me if you've ever had a photo book published before and what it was. (A valid entry can say you haven't!)
  • Would you keep this photo book for yourself or give it away? (There's no wrong answer.)
  • Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama Reviews RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Follow www.HoboMama.com through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Subscribe to Natural Parents Network in a reader or by email.
  • Follow @PicabooBooks on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @NatParNet on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to twice a day, at least 4 hours apart). You can use the retweet button at the top of the post or tweet this text: Enter FAST to #win a 20-page Classic photo book #giveaway from @PicabooBooks via @Hobo_Mama & @NatParNet! http://bit.ly/f3dZfa {12.10, Int'l}
  • Like Picaboo on Facebook.
  • Like Hobo Mama on Facebook.
  • Like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page or wall and leave the link.
  • Enter another of my current giveaways or the giveaways on Natural Parents Network (1 extra entry per giveaway — check back for more, because they are coming every weekend).
  • Put my Hobo Mama button on your website or add http://www.HoboMama.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the button is in the sidebar. Leave your site URL in the comment.
  • Put the Natural Parents Network badge on your website or add http://NaturalParentsNetwork.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the badge is on the front page of NaturalParentsNetwork.com. Leave your site URL in the comment.

RULES:
  • Contest open internationally. Picaboo currently ships to these listed countries. Please verify availability and shipping costs before entering if you require international shipping.
  • Winner is responsible for applicable shipping costs plus any additional pages or features.
  • Contestants may enter at either Hobo Mama Reviews or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don't have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach a winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes December 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Disclosure: Picaboo links are affiliate links.
I did not receive any compensation or product for review.
I try to seek out only products I think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If I don't like a product, I won't be recommending it to you.
See my full disclosure policy here.

131 comments:

mamaloo said...

I love the simplicity of the Classic linen books. I'd get red or black. I can't decide. Our furniture is all red so maybe if I got red books they'd go nicely with the livingroom scheme. (How uncool did that just sound. Ugh, you can tell I'm officially an old lady when I talk about our "decorating scheme"!)

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mamaloo said...

If I got a different Picaboo product, I think it would be the calendar. I've made calendars for family Christmas presents before and they are always happily received.

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mamaloo said...

I have never published a photo book. I need to, tho. We've been digital for about 8 years, so we don't have very many, if any, pics from my first pregnancy onwards and I've always wanted to make a digital scrapbook and publish it.

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mamaloo said...

I'm planning to keep any photo book I might win! That may be selfish, but I'm betting there will be more photo books and I'll give one of those away :)

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mamaloo said...

I'm a subscriber to Hobo Mama Reviews via RSS!

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SHANNON O said...

I think I like the classic leather
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SHANNON O said...

my wedding I never made an album
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SHANNON O said...

calendars
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SHANNON O said...

I have never had a book published
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SHANNON O said...

I would keep it for myself
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SHANNON O said...

I am an e-mail subscriber
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kikster1218 said...

the hardcover, definitely!
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Margo B said...

I like the classic linen with peek a boo window in red

entry#1

Margo B said...

The book would focus on the first year (or two) of our daughter's life.

(I should be using this to do a proper wedding album but that's been on the back burner for 11 years now so what's another)

entry#2

Margo B said...

I checked out Picaboo's other products and the calendar's appeal to me - we've been intending to do a collaborative one with pictures of all the grandchildren for my parents but haven't got our act together the past couple of years and haven't even discussed it yet this year.

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Margo B said...

I've never done a photo book - calendars and cards but not a book

entry#4

Margo B said...

While I do intend on pulling together two photo albums (one for each set of grandparents) with photos from the past year or two - the photo book would be ours to keep.

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Margo B said...

I follow hobomama on facebook

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Margo B said...

I already follow NPN on facebook (and hobomama as well)

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Jess said...

I'd create a Classic Linen with die-cut window in brown or cream color! So classy - so beautiful!
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Penelope said...

Id' like to make a custom cover book using my digital scrapbook pages.
foster2forever at my gmail acct.

Alisha said...

I'd pick the linen hardcover one

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Alisha said...

The book would be my pregnancy and little baby--he's our first, and we have loads of digital photos, but none printed!

Alisha said...

I haven't ever done a photo book before, but my stepdad did one for his wedding to my mom, and I loved it.

Alisha said...

I would keep this one! But I might make another one to give to the baby's great-grandmother, who doesn't have internet.

Alisha said...

If I got another picaboo product, assuming there was time to get them before Christmas, I'd order some cards--probably the starry swirl ones.

Alisha said...

I follow Hobo Mama Reviews on RSS

Alisha said...

I subscribe to NPN in google reader

Alisha said...

I follow @Hobo_Mama on twitter

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I follow NatParNet on twitter
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Alisha said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook!

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I like NPN on facebook!

Rachel Soumokil said...

If I won, I would choose the linen hardcover in green with hinged pages. Very nice!

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Rachel Soumokil said...

If I won, the subject of my book would be of my kids. :-)

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Lindsay said...

I love digital scrapbooking, but have yet to actually print a book, /sigh. Too many to choose from. I think if I won I'd probably go for the classic, though the custom one is tempting too.

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Lindsay said...

I think if I won I'd finally finish the ABC album I started for my daughter last Christmas.

Rachel Soumokil said...

I think the Picaboo calendar would be my next favorite product. Although, I think the Madison photo book runs a pretty close second.


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Rachel Soumokil said...

I had a small photo book printed for my son with pictures of a birthday trip to see WWF. :-) He was very excited and still has it.


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Lindsay said...

I love their calendars! We are thinking of making a family calendar for ourselves this year.

Rachel Soumokil said...

If I win the Picaboo photo album, I'm keeping it! LOL



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Rachel Soumokil said...

I like Picaboo on FB.



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Rachel Soumokil said...

I posted the giveaway and link on my FB page.


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Rachel Soumokil said...

I like Hobo Mama on FB.


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Rachel Soumokil said...

I like Natural Parents Network on FB.


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Lindsay said...

I started albums to print last year! I have an ABC book for my daughter close to done, as well as a book of our 2009 year that we were going to print copies of to give to family. Neither ended up actually getting printed though. I was pregnant at the time, and then had a newborn, and it was one of those projects that just never got finished.

Lindsay said...

I'd probably make an ABC album for my daughter. So technically I'd be giving it to her but she's three so it would stay in my house. :)

Lindsay said...

I follow Hobo Mama Reviews through Google Reader.

Lindsay said...

I follow Hobo Mama through Google Reader.

Lindsay said...

I follow Natural Parents Network in my Google Reader.

Lindsay said...

I follow PicabooBooks, my twitter name is attachedmama.

Lindsay said...

I follow HoboMama, my twitter name is AttachedMama.

Lindsay said...

I follow Natural Parents, my twitter name is AttachedMama.

Michele P. said...

I would get the Classic Custom book, I like the fact that I can make a custom cover of one of my favorite photos for the book!

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Michele P. said...

The subject of the photo book would be my daughter's 9th birthday party coming up this weekend at the local bowling alley, a great way to commemorate the occasion with family and friends!

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Michele P. said...

another product I like are the calendars, its a great way to take your favorite 12 photos and put them into a calendar for a relative who lives far away, so that each month they get a great photo of a loved one...

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Michele P. said...

I only have one other photo book, and it was from our vacation and my daughter's (better late than never) Baptism and party in Guatemala.

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Michele P. said...

If I were lucky enough to win, I would keep it of course!

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Michele P. said...

like Picaboo on FB M Pineda
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TopHat said...

I would pick a chocolate colored one!

TopHat said...

If I won, I'd do pictures of my daughter for her to keep!

TopHat said...

I like Picaboo's Madison photobook! Gorgeous!

TopHat said...

I've never had a photobook done before, though I've seen them and they are aweseome!

TopHat said...

I would give it to my daughter! Well, it would stay on our shelf until she's older.

TopHat said...

I follow you!

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And your review blog!

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And I subscribe to NPN in my reader!

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I follow you on Twitter (TopHat8855)

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And I follow @NatParNet (TopHAt8855)

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I like you on FB

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As well as NatParNet on FB

Domestic Diva said...

I like the classic leather book (smooth finish please!).

Domestic Diva said...

I'd do a photo montage of our 2010 memories.

Domestic Diva said...

The calendars look like a lot of fun.

Domestic Diva said...

I just put together a book for my little one's grandparents for the holidays.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd keep this book for myself.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

barefootbeauty said...

I would likely pick the classic leather for my family.

Betty Rood ~nannato5 said...

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Betty Rood ~nannato5 said...

I WOULD LOVE TO KEEP but would give as a gift to my sweet daughter in law for her new family
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never had one done
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subject would be FAMILY
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Jaime said...

i like the classic custom cover
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Jaime said...

last year i made photo books of my son's first year. so i would probably use this one to make his second year!

Jaime said...

I have made photo books of my son's first year form artscow and used the mac website to make one of a family vacation

Jaime said...

i would give this book to one of the grandmas but then of course i would probably have to get duplicates for the other grandma and myself

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i follow your review site via GFC

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Adelas said...

I LOVE PICABOO!

What would I order? I would order the red classic linen book that is currently sitting in my Picaboo projects! :)

(of course, this assumes that I can pay the overage as I'm wayyy past 20 pages; if not, I would probably get a fancy black leather one and make a book of my kids for my grandma for Christmas... I could whip it out in time, surely...! Of course, that might mean sad things for my housework....)

Thanks for the chance! :)

Adelas said...

I like Picaboo on Facebook, too.

Adelas said...

Also, I follow you on twitter (@Adelas), which is how I heard about this!

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aaaaand I also follow PicabooBooks (@Adelas).

Lydia said...

I'd choose a classic linen book in brown

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Lydia said...

I'd do a memory book of our little baby Eleni who died a month ago

Lydia said...

I'd keep the book!

Lydia said...

I've never had a photo book published before

Lydia said...

I also like the classic leather photobook

Lydia said...

I'm now a subscriber via Bloglines

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