Monday, January 3, 2011

A Nordstrom Story & My First Giveaway!!

So after Thanksgiving, I told you that my mom had ordered a pair of Steve Madden Intyce boots for me for my birthday (see this post). I was so excited to get them. They came relatively quick, but when I opened them I noticed a huge dent in the toe and unnatural marks on the top. I immediately called customer service who said the best and quickest way to get new boots would be to go to my closest Nordstroms and have them get me a pair from a local store rather than having to ship back the pair I had and wait to get a new one. So I went to my Nordy's and the woman who helped me said it would take her a few hours to call around and find a pair for me so I should go home and she'd call me later with info. So I went home, but I never got a phone call. The next day I called to speak to the woman who helped me and of course she was off. I spoke to a nice gentleman who apologized for the confusion and said he would get everything worked out. He also said he'd call me by the end of the day. Well the end of the day came and went with no phone call. However, the next day when I got home from work there was a box at my doorstep...it was another pair of boots. I was happy they were here, but a little annoyed at the lack of communication going on...who cares I got my boots! Wrong! They were damaged...AGAIN!! I was so furious and couldn't believe this was happening. I mean this is Nordstrom's for crying out loud! I called customer service and they told me I had to go back to my Nordstrom's to get this figured out because when the first woman helped me she took all my paper work including my receipt and shipping label! Well I refused to do that again. So I came up with a better plan. I went to Nordstrom's facebook page and posted a comment about the terrible experience I was having. In a matter of hours I was told to send my story to an email address to get it figured out. Well I did, and after a week I had no response. Are you freaking kidding me?!! Nope. So I went back on the facebook page, complained again and said something like, "I should have gone to Bloomingdales!" Within 20 minutes I had a response saying I would get an email from the Store Manager and within an hour I had an email from her. I spoke with her on the phone and had a very nice convo explaining what had happened (especially the lack of communication). She was very apologetic and had a pair of boots in my size in her office (checked thoroughly by her). She wanted to hand deliver them to my house the following Tuesday! I told her it was ironic that my mom ordered them in November for my birthday and in the end I'm getting them on my actual birthday (ordered November 27th, received December 21st).

Here are my fabulous boots in perfect condition, totally worth the wait!(I promise I'll show a picture of me actually wearing the boots at some point)

So I bet you're wondering what this story has to do with a giveaway?! Well for my birthday, Tim had some of our closest friends come over to celebrate it with me. When I sat down to open presents the first present he handed to me was this:


With this beautiful box came a birthday card from the Nordstrom staff. Tim said they delivered this with the boots as an added gift for their mistake and for my birthday. Inside the box was this:

It was a bunch of high end make-up, lotion and perfume! Here's a list of what was inside:
1. Gucci Guilty Lotion
2. Prescriptives Mascara in Plush Black
3. Pure by DKNY perfume (.24 oz)
4. Opium by Yves Saint Laurent perfume (.25 oz)
5. Michael Kors Very Hollywood Fabulotion
6. Trish McEvoy Eye Base in Sheer Gold
7. Creme Brulee by Laura Mercier (1.7 oz)
8. Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari (1.5 ml)
9. David Yurman perfume (1.5 ml)
10. Miss Dior Cherie by Dior perfume (1.5 ml)
11. Trish McEvoy foundation in beige
12. Chanel No. 5 perfume (1.5 ml)
13. J'adore by Dior perfume (1.5 ml)
14. Trish McEvoy Lip Gloss in Sexy Nude

So instead of selfishly keeping it for myself, I decided to give back to my loyal readers and hopefully gain some new ones. My goal is to get up to 50 followers by the end of January. So come on and help me reach my goal!

If you are interested in winning this fabulous gift pack here are the rules:

1 entry - Become a public follower with Google Friends Connect (right sidebar). This is mandatory. If you are already a follower that counts, just make sure you let me know in your comment.

3 entries - Post about the giveaway on your blog and link it back to this post. (you only have to post once, but it gets you 3 entries)

2 entries - Add the giveaway to your sidebar and link it back to this post.

1 entry - Follow me on Twitter (right sidebar).

2 entries - Tweet about the giveaway. (you only have to do this once and it gets you 2 entries.)

EXTRA! EXTRA! Just for fun for every blogger that becomes a follower of my blog from your blog, you will get an extra entry as well. Make sure they refer to you when posting in the comment section of this post. The follower that has the most referrals with get something special! So spread the word and make sure people know to say they came from your blog!

Leave a comment including all of your entries. You don't have to do separate comments for each entry, I'll be doing the drawing by hand.

Deadline to be entered in the drawing is Saturday, January 15th by midnight (EST).

How about that for a happy New Year?! If you have any questions feel free to email me, erinsworld09@gmail.com.





♥ Erin

67 comments:

Krystal said...

Follower!

Krystal said...

added the giveaway to my sidebar -- krystalskitsch.com

Krystal said...

following you on twitter -- @krystals

Krystal said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/KrystalS/status/21962814599987200

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

I'm a follower! :)

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar!

Aly said...

I'm a follower!

Miss K said...

Total bummer about your boots, I'm glad Nordy's made up for it and now you have a totally awesome giveaway!

I'm a follower!

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Courtney :) said...

I am a new follower

cmw_2289 at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

I am a new follower through gfc (DG). Thanks! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I follow you on twitter @deegee13 :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

happy new year and happy birthday! :)

Dee said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/22080337848836096

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/22080337848836096

deeg131 at gmail dot com

2

EMSFS said...

I am a new follower- great giveaway- gotta love Norstrom!


emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

Robin Maidman said...

I follow your blog, follow you on twitter, tweeted your entry And comment on ur blog and Facebook regularly...oh and I like you a lot!!!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I am already a follower via GFC. By the way... LOVE those boots too! :)

seashell210 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

Mentioned your giveaway on my blog:
http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/snuggies-marc-jacobs.html

seashell210 at gmail dot com
ENTRY #1

Shelley said...

Mentioned your giveaway on my blog:
http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/snuggies-marc-jacobs.html

seashell210 at gmail dot com
ENTRY #2

Shelley said...

Mentioned your giveaway on my blog:
http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/snuggies-marc-jacobs.html

seashell210 at gmail dot com
ENTRY #3

Callie said...

new follower!
catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

glad you got your boots! thanks so much for the giveaway. I follow via GFC now.

PLUS i follow on twitter - shootingstarmag

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shelley said...

2 entries - Added the giveaway to sidebar:
http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/


1 entry - Follow on twitter as charmedlifeblog

2 entries - Tweeted about the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/22171902134976513

seashell210 at gmail dot com

Ella said...

follower!

ellaetc(at)gmail(dot)com

Ella said...

following on twitter. @ellaanachronism

Ella said...

tweeted. http://twitter.com/ellaanachronism/status/22331070775037953

Brittany said...

I'm a follower!

So glad that you got your boots! What a nice treat that they gave you this awesome little box!

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

Blogging about this shortly!!!

Brittany said...

http://brittanyjohnson87.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

blogged about it

entry 1 of 3

Brittany said...

http://brittanyjohnson87.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html blogged about it!

entry 2 of 3

Brittany said...

http://brittanyjohnson87.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html blogged about it!

entry 3 of 3 :)

Christina said...

Great giveaway! I'm a dedicated follower! :) I put the giveaway on my giveaway side bar and will blog about it tomorrow, of course I follow you on Twitter! I will be having a giveaway soon so you will have to enter as well. :)

Christina said...

oh and I tweeted about it :)

Allie said...

I'm a new follower!

I feel Nordstrom is going through some major changes. I wrote about a bad experience on my blog a couple months ago and they called all embarrassed about it. I still wonder what is up - this is NOT the Nordstrom I knew and loved. Glad they finally made right on your ridiculous situation - they should know better than to send you to the store. The stores NEVER have the same CS as online!

Marisa said...

ok you got me as a followe on your blog.. and on twitter @AsirameiraM and 2 twitter nods there. A FB mention because im linked up ooh and my blog had a mention and a link back to you http://fabulousfashionablefun.blogspot.com/2011/01/reporting-from-my-blackberrythis-just.html...

I will also post it on my Giveaway Tab.

Fabulous Erin!

Gillian said...

I am a GFC Follower (GD Blogger)

gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

Gillian said...

I am a twitter follower (gdblogger1)

gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

Gillian said...

I tweeted at
http://twitter.com/#!/gdblogger1/status/22484283520192513

gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Boots! Happy belated birthday and thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Cheryl said...

I follow you via twitter @HeartnSoulmom.

Cheryl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/HeartnSoulmom/status/22694676913979393

AubreyLaine said...

Wow! That is awesome that they gave you all that and so kind of you to pass on to a blog reader!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

AubreyLaine said...

Twitter follower!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Lyndsy said...

Gotta love Nordies! They really are about customer service even if it takes a few tries! Glad you got your boots and now following :)

Michelle said...

Wow, what an ordeal! Can't believe they hand delivered the item to you but I'm so glad everything worked out. I'm a follower

nguyen.michelle.n at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I'm a new follower! :)

mommycamille said...

I am a follower!

Thanks for the contest, and the great blog!

you . r. it . at gmail . com

(without the spaces and with the @ symbol instead of the word at of course)

Virginia Belle said...

I'm a new follower!

Virginia Belle said...

I now follow you on twitter!

Kerr said...

I am a follower!

tattgiff said...

new gfc follower
wishing i had a blog for more entries!! my teen daughter and teen sis would love it if i won them these luxe beauty treats! wet n wild just isn't as awesome!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

tattgiff said...

new twitter follower as tattgiff

tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Eva said...

gfc follower: evil_eva12

loving the boots by the way !

evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

Texas Type A Mom said...

I follow you publicly via GFC - Kelly T/texastypeamom
texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com
www.texastypeamom.com

Texas Type A Mom said...

Twitter follower of yours - @texastypeamom
texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com
www.texastypeamom.com

Deanna G. said...

1)I follow on GFC via Twitter(same user name.)(+1)

2)I follow you on Twitter as "calidreamin87"(+1)

3)Tweeted the giveaway(+2):

http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/24876003968946176

Thifa said...
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The Southbay Newlyweds said...

I'm a follower!!! :)

Cool Gal said...

I am already a follower.

Happy to post about this fabulous giveaway on my sidebar. :)

Thanks!

Glad to hear everything worked out with the boots. Awesome!

Jessica said...

I'm a follower! I saw your comment about this on Simply Smithwick's blog (: awesome give-a-way!

Jules said...

Wow…what an ordeal, but you sound a lot like me in that when something bad happens not once, but a few times, it’s time to take some action. I never would have thought of going to the Facebook page. I’ll have to remember that one.

This is a very generous giveaway and I’ve been dying to try Trish McEvoy lipgloss and in that exact same shade. I hear it’s a really nice nude/pink shade that’s universally flattering. I bet all of the fragrances smell really pretty too.

I love the boots and I hope that you had a Happy Birthday!

I am now following your blog through Google Friend Connect (and look forward to reading me as I think we have a lot in common) – 1 entry
I have added this giveaway to the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section – 2 entries
I am now following you on Twitter (@ChicnPink) – 1 entry
I sent a Tweet about this giveaway here: Enter @Heydtie042 incredibly generous giveaway of some goodies from Nordstrom here: http://tinyurl.com/4b9hlld - 2 entries

I think that’s 6 :)

Have a great weekend!

mhoward said...

gfc follower
howardreviews at gmail dot com

mhoward said...

http://howardhousereviews.blogspot.com/
i blogged for 3 entries...would love it if you would check out my first giveaway.
i posted u on my front page
howardreviews at gmail dot com

mhoward said...

http://twitter.com/#!/mhowardreveiws/status/26506600223088640
i tweeted for 2 entries!

Angela said...

Following on google friend connect


thesuburbanjungle @ gmail dot com (spaces removed)

Angela said...

Following on twitter as @suburbanjung


thesuburbanjungle @ gmail dot com (spaces removed)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

those boots are fabulous! I'm glad you finally got your perfect pair! I'm your newest follower. Number 68.. so wtg on meeting your goal, and happy belated birthday!

Brindamorr AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

Hi : )
Buying on-line or in-store? which do you realy like? truly wondering lol.. i like in-store only because i don't really like waiting for it to come!
Ty
Emily