Some period drama-loving friends and I are throwing a big online party to celebrate Masterpiece airing season one of The Paradise. There will be a premiere night Twitter chat, weekly recaps, and to kick things off . . . a fun contest involving one of our favorite pastimes – SHOPPING! This seemed appropriate as The Paradise is a Victorian-era department store where plucky heroine Denise Lovett is employed in the Ladieswear Dept.
Read on to find out how you can enter this exciting contest and be eligible to win several FABULOUS prizes!
1) Take a photo (camera pix are fine) of yourself shopping for one (or more) of the following items:
You will receive ONE entry per picture of an item listed above (up to 8 entries.)
You can earn a bonus FIVE entries if you submit a photo of yourself with a cute/crush-worthy shop employee. (Male or female.)
2) You may submit your contest photos via Twitter or Facebook.
Twitter – Tweet your picture(s) to @ParadiseParty2
Facebook – Post your pictures to the Facebook group, Paradise Party. Note: You will have to join the group in order to post to the forum. https://www.facebook.com/groups/444953335622203/
3) This contest is open to residents of the United States ONLY.
4) Contest will begin on Friday, October 4th, 2013 and end at midnight on Sunday, November 17th, 2013. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2013.
4) Prizes are as follows:
(1) Grand Prize – A $50 Macy’s gift card, which can be used online or in-store. The winner of this prize will be selected by the True Random Number Generator at www.random.org
(1) Bonus Prize – The Funniest Photo – A Kindle copy of The Ladies’ Paradise by Émile Zola (this is the classic novel that the TV series is based on.) The winner of this prize will be selected by the 8 authors/bloggers participating in The Paradise online event.
(1) Bonus Prize – Item We Most Want Photo – An audio CD of The Paradise TV Soundtrack. The winner of this prize will be selected by the 8 authors/bloggers participating in The Paradise online event.
So, you can earn up to 13 entries and there are THREE great prizes up for grabs. Cleverness and originality count with these pix, so have fun and be creative!
Be sure to check out the shopping finds from these fellow Paradise Party bloggers:
Elizabeth Marx http://elizabethmarxbooks.blogspot.com/
Martha Reynolds http://marthareynoldswrites.com/2013/10/04/paradise
Julie Valerie http://www.julievalerie.com/paradise/
Here is the schedule for the upcoming postings:
Sun., Oct. 6th (2 hour episode) Recap to be posted on Mon., Oct. 7th. – First hour – Elizabeth Marx, Second hour – Martha Reynolds
Sun., Oct. 13th Recap to be posted on Mon., Oct. 14th – Julie Valerie
Sun., Oct. 20th Recap to be posted on Mon., Oct. 21st – Laura Chapman
Sun., Oct. 27th Recap to be posted on Mon., Oct. 28th – Sara Palacios
Sun. Nov. 3rd Recap to be posted on Mon., Nov. 4th – Tracie Banister
Sun., Nov. 10th Recap to be posted on Mon., Nov. 11th – Tracey Livesay
Sun., Nov. 17th Recap to be posted on Mon., Nov. 18th – Laura Reese