Sponsored: OPEN Forum, Warby Parker, and the Cost of Goods (And a Giveaway!)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Express’s OPEN Forum, but written by Kat Griffin.

We told you last week about the cool new video series from American Express’s OPEN Forum, “Inside Successful Small Businesses,” taking a look at some of the hardest lessons small businesses had to learn. Today, I thought we’d take a closer look at the video from the team behind Warby Parker — and as a bonus for Corporette readers, there’s a giveaway too — enter today to win a free pair of Warby Parker glasses! [Read more...]

Giveaway: Win a ShoeMint Credit!

shoemint giveawayI’ve heard a lot of great things about ShoeMint over the past few months or so, so I’m excited to say we have a ShoeMint credit to give away! Here’s the 411 on the company:  The shoes are all manufactured by Steve Madden, designed in collaboration with Rachel Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez. The free, members-only website gives personalized style recommendations, tips, and trend reports. As for the shoes themselves, they’re all real leather and suede, and most shoes are only $79.98 for each style — with free shipping and free returns. New styles are added monthly, of course, so if you see a style you like, you’re best advised to snap it up quickly. :)  Use this link to get 20% off your first purchase (for first time purchases).

The Rules: Sign up for ShoeMint (or sign into your already-existing account) using this link, and then comment back on this post on what your favorite pair of shoes is.  One winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 29, chosen by Kat and Random.org; the winner will get one credit to ShoeMint ($79.98 value). You must include your email in the email address field so you can be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway. Your information will be held in confidence by Corporette® pursuant to The Corporette® Privacy Policy, and you will only be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway.  Please note that, due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to Kat to claim their prize or a new winner or winners will be chosen.

Disclosure:  Corporette® charges advertisers a fee to promote giveaways.

And the RocksBox Giveaway Winner Is…

We had 198 entries to last week’s RocksBox giveaway (think Netflix for jewelry) — the winning comment was #43. I’ve already contacted the winner by email. To everyone who didn’t win, though, RocksBox is still offering a discount code just for Corporette readers. Use code corporette to get 50% off your first 3 months of membership. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Giveaway: Win a Free Subscription to RocksBox (the Netflix of Jewelry!)

RocksBox giveaway.indexedI was excited when RocksBox founder (and Corporette reader)
Maia Bittner reached out about offering a free yearly subscription to one lucky reader. Her new service allows you (with the help of a RocksBox stylist) to get 3 pieces of designer jewelry at a time — wear them for as long as you like, then send them back for 3 new pieces. Featured designers include CC Skye, Gorjana, Isharya, Ted Rossi, Samantha Wills, Lucas Jack, Margaret Elizabeth, Salty Fox Jewelry, and David Aubrey.  As an added bonus, readers can use coupon code corporette to get 50% off your first 3 months of membership.

The Rules: Comment on this post (including your email address in the “email address field”), telling us where YOU’D wear new jewelry.  One winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 15, chosen by Kat and Random.org; the winner will get a free one-year subscription to RocksBox. You must include your email in the email address field so you can be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway. Your information will be held in confidence by Corporette pursuant to The Corporette Privacy Policy, and you will only be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway.  Please note that this contest is only open to residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to Kat to claim their prize or a new winner or winners will be chosen.

Triofit Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone for playing and commenting on the Perfect White Shirt giveaway!  The lucky winners (chosen by Random.org), were #87 and #157; both have already been contacted.

Even if you didn’t win, the Corporette coupon code (CORP10P) is still good.

(Pictured: Weekend tunic, available for $59.99 at InStyle Essentials.)

Giveaway: Two Readers Win a TrioFit Shirt!

TrioFit giveawayI was thrilled when the good folks at InStyle Essentials reached out about their new “Perfect White Shirt” collection — they use TrioFit technology to size the shirts by bra size, ensuring a better fit.  We gave you a coupon code with last week’s TPS report (CORP10P) for 10% off — but now the InStyle Essentials team has offered to give away TWO TrioFit shirts to lucky readers!  Their TrioFit tour continues, as well — they’ll be in:

  • Philadelphia (King of Prussia Mall) on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29
  • Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson Plaza) on October 1 and 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • a third city still yet to be announced — keep an eye on their events page to see if your city is chosen.

The Rules: Comment on this post (including your email address in the “email address field”), telling us which Perfect White Shirt is your favorite and why.  (Go to http://www.shopinstyleessentials.com/ or click on this link to see the options.)  Two (2) winners will be announced on Thursday, October 3, 2013, chosen by Kat and Random.org; each winner will win one (1) Perfect White Shirt of their choice. You must include your email in the email address field so you can be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway. Your information will be held in confidence by Corporette pursuant to The Corporette Privacy Policy, and you will only be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway.  Please note that this contest is only open to residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to Kat to claim their prize or a new winner or winners will be chosen.

Disclosure:  Corporette charges advertisers a fee to promote giveaways.