Category: Contests + Sweepstakes

Holiday Travel Giveaway from eBags!

It’s time to start thinking about Holiday travel! To make it a little easier (and more fun) our good friends at eBags are giving one lucky Tea fan a Caribbean Joe 3 piece hardside luggage set – perfect to take you to family gatherings throughout the season (and beyond).

Caribbean Joe Malibu Luggage Set

Caribbean Joe Malibu Luggage Set

The Caribbean Joe Malibu 3 Piece Hardside Luggage Set protects your belongings with the enhanced durability of the 4-corner riveted protective shells.  The set includes 20”, 24” and 28” cases made from flexible ABS composite material in eye-popping colors.  The 4 wheel spinner system provides the smoothest and most effortless movement for your life on the go.

To enter, please share your favorite ebags.com bag, backpack, or piece of luggage as a comment on this contest post. Be sure to tell us why you love it and include the link to your favorite item in your blog comment. The contest runs for two days–from 11/10-11/11. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday morning.

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Announcing our Bring Baby Home in Style Sweepstakes!

We know how exciting it is to welcome new babies to the world. To help you get started, Tea, Skip Hop and Tiny Prints are giving away $1,200 in sweet baby essentials to one lucky winner. Enter Our “Bring Baby Home In Style” Sweepstakes today through September 28, 2010.

FROM TEA
a stylish wardrobe of modern and consummately wearable Tea clothing for you and your baby (worth $500)

FROM SKIP*HOP
ultimate mom & baby gift basket filled with cool and essential gear to get you started
(worth $500)

FROM TINY PRINTS
personalized birth announcements to make a big impression
(worth $200)

Bring your baby home in style this Fall!

Full details are available in the Official Rules.

Enter now and don’t forget to share with your friends. Good luck!

Congrats to Adopt a Grey Wolf Winner Audrey

Congratulations to our Facebook Adopt a Grey Wolf randomly chosen winner, Audra Saleh! Her 4 year old Lily loves Crocodiles! She runs around snapping her arms wide! Audra and Lily will soon be the proud foster parents of their very own grey wolf.

We received 98 entries and they were all wild and wooly fun! Here are just a few:

Sarah Teo What an honor this would be! My 4, almost 5 yr old son has always loved the crafty fox.

Loretta Duncan My 4 year old daughter loves all animals but particularly snakes (boa constrictors) and spiders (tarantulas)! Not like her mummy!!!! We went to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico so she is obsessed with the rainforest.

Maria Colon-Mingo Roar!!! Definitely the lion but my two year old son does have a soft spot for turtles…

Nancy Austin Patterson My 6-year old loves elephants, and my 2-year old loves bears… or at least he likes to growl like a bear and then shout “Bear! Bear!”

Teresa Ross I just asked my son Julian and he said “snake.” I think the answer would be different every day 😉

Erin Fitzgerald Ellie loves stingrays. She is especially partial to the Southern and Blue Spotted varieties 🙂

Amy Phillips This is perfect, because my daughter’s favorite animal is a grey wolf! We have a book called “Grey Wolf Pup” that she reads every night, and a cuddly wolf toy to snuggle with. I think we will be adopting a wolf even if we don’t win! Thanks for sharing!

You can see all the entries on our Facebook page.

Read more about World Wildlife Fund‘s Adopt-an-Animal programs.

The Wolves of Transylvania

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The Carpathian mountains of Romania are home to a very large population of gray wolves. Commonly called Transylvania, this region contains the largest popluation of wild carnivorous animals in Western Europe. Recent counts have estimated that approximately 3,500 grey wolves live in this beautiful mountainous region, which makes up about 40% of the wolf population in Europe.

Grey wolves are the second largest carnivore in Europe, and can reach up to almost 5 feet in length and 175 pounds in weight. They live in hierarchical packs, and hunt mostly deer, boar, and smaller wild animals. Despite the negative stereotypes around their species and their widespread presence in  Romania, they seldom come into contact with humans, preferring to keep to themselves in the deepest regions of the Carpathian mountains.

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Grey wolves are not currently at risk for extinction, but their environments are still being threatened. With human populations expanding, the large natural territories they need for hunting and breeding are becoming smaller. Negative perception of their species by humans lead to a vast extermination of them throughout central and Northern Europe during the 19th century.

In acknowledgment of this beautiful region and the wildlife that inhabits it, we designed our Mt. Tampa Wolf Graphic Tee this season:

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In support of efforts to help save this remarkable animal, Tea will adopt a Grey Wolf through World Wildlife Fund‘s Adopt an Animal program for one lucky winner. To enter the contest visit our facebook page, and comment on our post about Grey Wolves. Share with us your child’s favorite wild animal by the end of the day and the randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow! To read more about WWF’s program, click here.

Favorite Childhood Travel Stories from our Facebook Fans

Happy Wednesday!

Every week as part of Tote Tuesday, we ask a different question on Facebook. You can win our Little Citizens tote.

Just wanted to share some of our Fans’ Childhood travel stories and one of my own.

From Sarah (this week’s winner): Driving to Canada to see Niagra Falls and getting watermelon flavored French gum stuck in my hair when we were laying down in the back of our station wagon!

From Priscilla: My parents used to take my sister and I to Tijuana every summer. We stayed at the same hotel every year, ate at our favorite restaurants and visited neighborhing cities like Ensenada, Rosarito and Tecate. We looked forward to our summers.

From Winnie: My family didn’t go on vacations when we were young. Our first family vacation was when I was 18 years old, a trip back to China, Macau and Hong Kong to visit family. My grandmother passed away and the family was there to take care of service arrangements. Needless to say, we didn’t get to do too many things fun. But it was great to meet all the aunts, uncles and cousins I’ve never met before. It was fun getting to know them.

From Julie: When I was 11 and my brother was 8, my parents took us to Europe. In s stop in Germany a man introduced himself to us and bought us pastries in the Kondotetei. Turns out he was the Burgermeister. This thrilled us because we knew this term from the Christmas special with the Burgermeister Meisterbuger!

From Luciana: I used to live in Brazil… so on summer vacation, we would drive from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte and stop on little farms for snacks and rest along the way…. I remember playing in this little farm/restaurant’s playground and near the cows…. I remember the food was great and fresh milk… great memories.

From Kaarin: Almost 15 years ago, my Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Mother took me on a tour of the world and we stopped by South Afrika for two months. While we were on safari one day a young Lioness jumped on our jeep and stared us down for what seemed like hours (probably no more than a minute!) , and my Great Grandmother finally stood up and told her to shoo away with her cane . . . I’ll never forget it 😉 4 generations of women traveling around the world!

From LisaC (that’s me): I remember going to Miami Beach for the first time from Connecticut to visit my aunt, cousins and Grandpa Abe. My brother kept saying its not Miami it’s your ami. We got to swim in more than one pool and the ocean, hang out with our older cousins and go for brunch at The Fountainebleau Hotel. Pretty cool all around.

Discover more memories on our Facebook page. What are some of your favorite childhood travel stories?

Announcing Tea’s July Little Citizen of the Month Winner

July’s contest was all about sharing photos of your little citizens enjoying summer vacation.

Quynh Vu is July’s winner:

Our daughters Sammie and Taylor at Noguchi Gardens in Costa Mesa. They were having a fun time exploring the water fountain and climbing the rocks and out of the blue decided to show a bit of sibling affection. We love Tea clothing because of it’s unique & beautiful design and the girls love comfortable dresses that allow them to explore their world.

Heres her entry: Our daughters Sammie and Taylor at Noguchi Gardens in Costa Mesa. They were having a fun time exploring the water fountain and climbing the rocks and out of the blue decided to show a bit of sibling affection. We love Tea clothing because of its unique & beautiful design and the girls love comfortable dresses that allow them to explore their world.

Take a look at July’s honorable mentions below and read more about them on Facebook.

July Contest: Summer vacation for us involved buying a year pass to our local zoo. Ryan loves to feed the giraffes. We especially love his Gaja Gaja shirt as it suits our busy toddler perfectly. Hes always on the Go!
Whiling away a rainy summer day in our driveway. Although my daughter has many dresses to wear, she always chooses this Tea dress. She even asks for it when its in the laundry! I love Tea because my daughter loves Tea!

My 2 year old, Henrys, idea of a great staycation day. A trip to the amusement park for rides and face painting, then off to the outdoor mall for more summertime adventures. He was truly inspired the entire day by the dragon on his tea collection pants.
I love Tea for many reasons, the main one being that for such pretty clothes, they are comfortable and easy to wash! I also love the attention to detail, from where the inspiration comes to the actual stitches in the garments.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Please continue sharing your photos and experiences with us on Facebook! August’s contest will be posted here soon.

Notes on Tea’s Back-to-School Polyvore Contest

Hey everyone, we’re new to Polyvore too and trying to figure it out. A variety of questions have come up, here are some ideas and resources.

If you’re having trouble seeing your set in our group or submitting an entry to Polyvore:

  1. Make sure you’ve submitted your set to the Tea Collection group page on Polyvore.
  2. Once you’ve done that, it should be easy to submit an entry right there or submit or create a new entry on the contest page.

If you can’t seem to get your friends to vote for you:

  1. On the question of “I entered, but it won’t let me click on the “ask your friends vote for you” – not sure why it won’t work. Tried the same thing and it wouldn’t work for me either. You could point your friends to the contest page and ask them to drag your set into the “Cast your vote section” on the contest page.
  2. You have to be a polyvore member to vote and…only members who have created at least three polyvore sets are eligible to vote. So that may be why the “ask your friends to vote” link doesn’t work….

Set notes:

  1. Sets should contain six items not six styles with multiple items.
  2. You should be able to create and submit more than one set. The contest was set up to allow multiple entries.
  3. Feel free to add backdrops, words, props and other things to your contest entries. If Polyvore doesn’t except as an entry, we’ll be sure and figure out a way to include them.
  4. If there is an item on our site that you can’t find on Polyvore, use the clipper to add it. For details see: https://www.polyvore.com/cgi/clipper

Polyvore help:

Here are some links on Polyvore to help sections:

https://www.polyvore.com/cgi/help.groups
https://www.polyvore.com/cgi/help.contests

We very much welcome advice and tips from anyone who’s mastered the art of Polyvore. Please share as a comment here on our blog or feel free to comment on Facebook or Polyvore.

Thanks and continued good luck!