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Friday, September 12, 2014

Etsy Swap

You know we love to find more swaps for you out there... and we did!  We've stumbled across an Etsy Swap hosted by Rivers and Roads and Taking Steps Home.

What is it and how does it work? 
Once you have signed up for the swap, bloggers and non-bloggers alike are assigned a person to shop for based on that individual's favorite things. They shop on Etsy, package up their gifts, and ship them off to bless someone else. The Etsy Swap is like a great big secret gift exchange! 

What is the price range? 
$25 and up!

Important Dates:
  • 9/9 | Sign ups open
  • 9/19 | Sign ups close & giveaway end
  • 9/23 | You will receive an email with your partners' information. Happy shopping!
  • 10/7 | Deadline to mail off your package
  • 10/22 | Etsy Swap link-up

Learn more and sign up for this swap HERE!

*Note* This swap is not hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps.  We are only sharing with our readers and claim no responsibility or further knowledge.  Please contact the swap hosts listed above for more information or for help with any issues you may have.

Don't forget to sign up for our swap, Swapoween, HERE!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Swapoween Signups CLOSED


It's time for the Swapoween!
It's like blog Trick-or-Treating

Your Swap Objective

Fill a package with at least 5 goodies for your partner that you, yourself, would love to receive.  The package must include items that are Halloween-related.  

Dates to Remember:
  • Sign-Ups Start:  Monday, September 8th
  • Sign-Ups End: Monday, September 15th
  • First Post MUST be Posted by: Monday, September 15th
  • Partners assigned: Wednesday, September 17th
  • Packages Shipped By: Saturday October 11th
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, October 15th
  • Show-Off Linky Closes: Friday, October 31st

Swapoween Rules
  • After being accepted, you must post on your blog saying you're participating.  Post must include the button/link back to the sign-ups and must be posted on or before September 15th.
  • Packages must contain at least 5 items that are related to Halloween, and fit your partner's preferences.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • Packages MUST be mailed on or before October 11th!
  • You must send a tracking number for your package to your partner and to us at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
  • You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post (linky goes live October 15th). This is non-negotiable.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.

We don't want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swaps immediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package, contact us, or to link up a reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps.

Sign Ups are Closed!

Swapoween Swappers:

Don't forget to enter the giveaway:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Swapoween Announcement & Giveaway

Announcing Swapoween!

Sign ups will open on September 8th, and close on September 15th.

You will be matched up with a blogger and exchange Halloween-themed goodies!

The package must contain at least 5 items and cost $20-$30 before shipping (to ensure relative value).

Packages will be sent by/on October 10th & 11th.
(US and Canadian bloggers only)

Now for the giveaway:
One lucky winner in the USA or Canada will win 3 bottles (their choice) from the new (not even released yet) What Are You Afraid Of? nail polish collection from Firecracker Lacquer!  

Giveaway ends on 9/15/14. Entries will be verified.
Please see full terms and conditions in the below Rafflecopter Widget.
Entering via the Rafflecopter agrees to the T&C within.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Local Flavor Swap Show-Off

Local Flavor Swap

It's time to show off your Books 'n' Bloggers haul!
Please create a post that includes the following: 
  • Pictures of the swap goodies you received.
  • A link to your swap partner's blog.
  • A link to Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
  • The Books 'n' Bloggers button/image. (Code above)
Once your post is created and posted, please link it up here!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Local Flavor Swap Shipping Reminder

Don't Forget!

Your Local Flavor Swap packages must be mailed out by this Friday and Saturday, August 15th/16th.

Come back on August 20th for the swap reveal linky party!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tips for Being a Fantastic Local Flavor Swap Partner

If you're a seasoned swapper you've already figured out a lot of how you like to swap through trial and error, seeing how your partner sends your things, and looking over reveal posts to see how other swappers did it.

However, if you're a new or newish swapper, you may not have any idea how it's done.  We wanted to offer some fantastic tips to help you (whether novice or pro) shine as a swapper and ensure your partner loves their package.

Tip 1: Get to Know You Partner's Tastes
We always encourage swappers to visit their partner's blog to get an idea of who they are and what their tastes are. Most folks also have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc account that helps you figure this out. You can also exchange emails with specific questions about their likes and dislikes (foods, scents, favorite hobbies, favorite color, whether they've ever visited your region before, etc).

Tip 2: Do Some Quick Research on Your Area
It never hurts to do some quick Google searches on your region to see what it's known for. This can help guide you in choosing items that reflect this, or even just give you quirky info to pass along.

Tip 3: Shop Local
From your farmer's market to your local mom 'n' pop tourist store, you can have a merry scavenger hunt for locally-made goodies, and goodies that reflect your region.

What kinds of things can you send?
  • Items made by local artists/authors/etc
  • Items your region is known for (i.e. maple syrup in Vermont)
  • Items made by corporations based in your area (i.e. Starbucks in Seattle)
  • Region-branded goodies (i.e. I Love NY totes and shirts)
  • Handmade goodies that reference your region in some way
  • Info about your region and what makes it unique
  • Goodies that reflect your local culture (i.e. "everyone here believes Bigfoot exists, so here's your own Guide to Identifying a Wild Bigfoot")
  • Movies or books that take place in your area
  • Touristy kitsch that reflects your region
  • Items in the colors of your local sports team or college
  • ...or anything else you can think of!
Tip 4:  Wrap It Up
Take some time to wrap it up and add a little notes about what is included.  It's nice to know the whys behind your choices in goodies.

Okay seasoned swappers, do you have any tips?
↓ Leave them in the comments below!