April 2015 RAOK

Introducing Candle Scoop’s monthly RAOK (Random Act of Kindness) – a time when we show our love for our Candle Scoop followers. We love you – each and every one. And what better way to show you than to shower you with gifts?!?

What can I win?

It will vary month to month. It will be a random selection of goodies shipped to you, free of charge (US residents only). All items will be new or new-in-box, and they are coming from a smoke-free home. If you are selected as the winner and you live outside of the US, an alternate gift will be given (usually an e-gift certificate).

How will it work?

Each month, we will randomly choose a winner from someone who has made a comment on the blog. We have hundreds of posts dating back to 2013, so how will we choose?

First, I use Random.org to select a random date from July 2013 to present. Here’s what it looked like for the month of April:

Here is your calendar date:

June 10, 2014
It was picked randomly out of 658 possible dates between July 1, 2013 and April 19, 2015.

Timestamp: 2015-04-20 01:15:55 UTC

Then I will take all the comments from all of the posts on that particular day and throw them into the hat. I’ll use Random.org once again to select the winner. Here’s the April 2015 list:

There were 10 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. Carolyn
2. JuJu
3. Carolyn
4. Dawn Opgrand-Meyers
5. KathyMc
6. Cindy
7. Reem
8. CLouise
9. JuJu
10. Cindy
Timestamp: 2015-04-20 01:19:30 UTC

As you can see from above, Carolyn is our first RAOK winner! Woot, woot!

What is April’s RAOK gift box?

I won’t list everything that’s in the box, but here are a few pictures. I’ll try to also include something relevant to each month. For example, Carolyn will be getting a tube of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, one of my favorite hand creams as I mentioned in this month’s earlier post. Oh, and chocolate. There must be chocolate. 😉





What happens if I win?

If you win, I will email you to congratulate you and ask for your mailing information. Remember, if you live outside of the US, the gift box will be substituted for a separate prize that will not require mailing (such as a gift certificate). If you do not want the gift box, or if you don’t respond within 7 calendar days, I will attempt to contact the next person on the list. If I am unable to gift the prize, it will simply go back into circulation for the following month.

When can I expect the next RAOK?

I will hold these drawings monthly. While I can’t give a specific date for each RAOK, they will be always be towards the end of the month. I want to make sure to have a great goodie box lined up!

Is this taking the place of the weekly giveaways?

Not at the moment. We still have plenty of things to give away, and we enjoy doing just that! This is currently a way to show a little extra love to those who take the time out to comment on our blog. However, we will continue to evaluate our giveaways and will notify you of any permanent changes.

How can I get one of these gift boxes?

Simply remain a loyal Scoop reader and comment on the blog. Be sure to comment daily…even comment on posts we have written previously. Even though the drawing is random, each and every comment you make increases your odds of being selected. Also, be sure to check out Candlefind daily. Your continued loyalty there helps us keep great gifts coming your way!

Pssst: Telling us how much you love us never hurts. It won’t guarantee you a win, but it’s just good karma. 🙂


Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. GREAT idea! I love this! Glad my name’s on the first list: I feel honored.

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  2. I love this idea!!!! I love this page!!!

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  3. Thank you candlescoop! This absolutely is the very best smelling blog around!!

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  4. How nice of you to do this!

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  5. So happy to hear you are doing this! 🙂

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