Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Win a pair of tickets to a NYC Smooth Jazz Cruise of YOUR Choice! - 2 winners

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Smooth Jazz NYC! We look forward to working with you again! The winners have been notified and upon confirmation, follower names will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Does the idea of a warm night and cool, smooth Jazz sound good to you? New York’s premiere summer jazz series is back once again! This is the Smooth Cruises’ 13th year aboard The Spirit of New York, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy).

As part of our dads and grads month, helping you find unique gifts for that special someone, we'd like you to experience this one-of-a-kind LIVE JAZZ concert series as you cruise down the Hudson River taking in fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. This summer will feature ten of the world’s greatest jazz acts in an intimate setting, every Wednesday evening starting June 30th ending September 1st.

Here's the Skinny:

Where: Departing from Chelsea Piers in Midtown Manhattan.

When: Wednesdays June 30 - September 1

Smooth Sunset Cruise: Board: 6:00pm • Cruise: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Smooth Moonlight Cruise Board: 9:00pm • Cruise: 9:30 – 11:30pm

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Smooth Jazz would like to provide 2 lucky Ascending Butterfly Followers a pair of tickets to the smooth moonlight jazz cruise of YOUR choice!  (You pick the date, just remember it will be for the 'moonlight' cruise only 21 years of age and older please.) NOTE: The Guitars & Saxes concerts on 8/11 are sold out, so please don't select this date in your entry!

Don't you just ♥ Smooth Jazz? I know I do

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Visit Smooth Jazz and pick the cruise you would select if you won and leave the LINK to that cruise in your comment entry! This is for New York/Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, CT and Long Island only (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to New York residents who are 21 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Tuesday, June 22, 2010 until Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

Extra Credit:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascending butterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly + @SmoothJazzNY #Win a pair of tickets to Smooth Jazz Cruise of choice! #Giveaways http://tinyurl.com/2uwfqcv

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Follow, now called ‘Like’ (and don't forget to write on their wall that Ascending Butterfly sent you!) Smooth Jazz New York on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @SmoothJazzNY on Twitter HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow/Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe to receive Ascending Butterfly emails using our Feedburner widget on the upper right hand side of the page below the follower thumbnail pictures! (If you are already a subscriber you will still receive extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/ You can press the button below to go straight to the page where Ascending Butterfly has been nominated!

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please vote for my outfit 'Yay4WkEnd' @ Macy's Fashion director Giveaway. You can vote for me and also enter to win a $1000 Macys Gift Certificate too (by creating a styleboard of your own) vote HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)



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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a community group page with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow A Blog Publicly Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided tickets to facilitate my review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.

46 comments:

  1. Tracy Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Public Google Friends follower as jennem. I'd take this one:
    http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events/77-SMOOTH-CRUISE-Pieces-of-a-Dream at 6:30.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  3. 1. I'm a public follower.

    2. I'd pick this cruise - I'm supposed to be in NYC at this time for business/vacation anyway so this is PERFECT!
    http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events/80-SMOOTH-CRUISE-Jonathan-Butler

    3. My email is visible in my profile.

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  4. 6-23 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/16885128076

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  5. 1. I am a public Follower.

    2. I's pick the 8/25 show http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events/78-SMOOTH-CRUISE-Mindi-Abair

    3. My email is visible on my profile.

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  6. 6-23 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/16890266854

    (sorry about the above, I accidentally posted the link twice)

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  7. I'm a public follower (New York Chica) and I would love to win this cruise ( http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events/87-SMOOTH-CRUISE-Najee ) Sounds so soothing and relaxing. i love listening to jazz music with my babe drinking some wine.

    Email: Lisa [at] newyorkchica [dot] com :) Thanks for the opp ;)

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  8. I have your button on my blog roll. http://newyorkchica.com/bloggy-friends/

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  9. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/NewYorkChica/status/16892831549

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  10. I follow you on twitter: @newyorkchica

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  11. I follow Smooth Jazz New York on Twitter. @newyorkchica

    By the way, your link is not working ;)

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  12. 6-24 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/16926793454

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  13. tweet #2 for today. http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/16970616675

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  14. Hello, I'm a public GFC follower = trishden
    The Smooth Jazz cruise I would pick is the July 2 cruise The Blues For You Cruise featuring Jeff Golub & Friends, 7pm
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I'm a Twitter follower. Thanks! trishden
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I tweeted on Twitter here:
    http://twitter.com/trishden/status/17018347338

    Thanks!
    trishden
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I Like Smooth Jazz New York on Facebook and comment on their wall here: http://bit.ly/aK7Bit
    Thanks! Trish Froehner
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I follow SmoothJazzNY on Twitter. Thanks! trishden

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  19. I gave this a Digg. I was #2. Thanks! trishden

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  20. Faved you on Technorati. Thanks! trishden

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  21. I fueled you blog. Thanks! trishden

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  22. I Follow/Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I follow on Networked Blogs. Thanks! Trish Froehner.
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I joined Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group. Thanks! trishden
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I've voted for Ascending Butterfly for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category. Thanks! trishden
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. 6-25 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17017066539

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  28. 6-25 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17052985351

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  29. Hey there; Public Follower Single Mama NYC here,totally psyched about the Spyro Gyra cruise: http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events/84-SMOOTH-CRUISE-Spyro-Gyra

    Thanks!

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  30. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/SingleMamaNYC/status/16858659523

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  31. 6-26 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17092417185

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  32. I follow on Twitter @simplydab

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  33. button'd http://simplydab.blogspot.com/

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  34. I Follow @SmoothJazzNY on Twitter

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  35. I like Smooth Jazz New York on Facebook and I posted: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Yor/Smooth-Jazz-New-York/146978879107?v=wall&story_fbid=435148049107&ref=mf

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  36. 6-26 Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

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  37. Fav'd on Technorati fom a previous contest (simplydab)

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  38. I Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook

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  39. I Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs

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  40. Previously joined Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat Group

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  41. I previously voted for you in the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards

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  42. tweet for the 26th http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17118914072

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  43. 6-27 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17139658739

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  44. last tweet for today - no whammies! :) http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/17159952215

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