Saturday, November 30, 2013

Belated Black Friday Giveaway & CWA Recap

About a bazillion years ago as we cats tell time, our mom abandoned us for a weekend with other cat bloggers at an event known as the 20th Annual Cat Writers' Association Conference.

She was invited to attend the CWA event both for the award ceremony and for three days' worth of conference sessions on writing, photography tips and such.

Her roomie at the event was none other than Glogirly, the designer of the Association's new logo (cool, huh?).

She had a ton of fun hanging out with other celebs such as the author of the very entertaining Whiskerslist: The Kitty Classifieds and Sparkle's very talented human, who also is an author and publisher.

From left to right: Whiskerslist author Angie Bailey, Glogirly & Sparklecat's human
(pardon the awful cell phone camera quality!)

Glogirly presented a very informative session packed with practical photography tips for the newbie and the seasoned shutterbug. And Sparkle's human gave a great talk about how to monetize your blog. A fun time was had by all, except for us poor deprived latchkey kitties back home. But we digress.

Our mom did eventually remember she had three feline dependents, ended her wild gallavanting, and returned home. With swag in tow. Lots of swag.

So much swag, we all decided we needed to share the largesse. So without further ado, we present to you our

Belated Black Friday Giveaways!

The first one is open to all U.S. residents. It consists of two - count'em two - bags of nomilicious treats, plus catnip and mousie toys!

The second giveaway is open only to residents outside the U.S. and it consists of a classical music CD mixed in such a way as to employ sonic anchoring - bioacoustic principles meant to provide a calming effect in stressful situations. Also included are two collars: a festive holiday one plus a kitten-sized one you can share with your favorite shelter, if you'd like. Also included is a package of nip nibblers!

If you're interested in grabbing this loot for yourself, just tell us in a comment below which giveaway you're eligible to win, and be sure we have a way to contact you via email.

The giveaways are open until next Friday, December 6 at noon.  The winners will be announced on Saturday, December 7.


Rules and FTC Disclaimer:  

No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners are chosen using and will be notified by e-mail. The winner of the giveaway will need to give us a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. 
(no P.O. boxes please) 

If a reply email containing the physical address where the prize should be mailed is not received by that time, an alternate winner will be chosen again by random. The winner will be announced in a separate post following the drawing. 

We were given these samples by the gracious sponsors of the Cat Writers' Conference, and were not compensated in any other way, nor were we asked to do a review or giveaway. All opinions in this article are our own.


  1. oooh. the out of the US one sounds wicked interesting, I wonder how that would work with kittens.. *wanders off to look into that*

  2. We'll like to be included for the giveaway OUTSIDE the US, please. Thank you! :)

  3. We'd like to hit the USA one!

    Nico x Anya~

  4. No worries re us but have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Woot Woot! I'd love to win your USA loot package.....what self-respecting cat doesn't like surprises after all??!!! Thanks giveaways AND it's nice there's one for non-US peeps too!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  6. Great giveaway -- we are in the USA!!

  7. Wow…another giveaway, and this one looks catabulous. Please enter us in the one for U.S. kitties. On the slim chance that we should win, our e-mail address is: Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. and I go for 2 , since I live in Sweden :)

  9. You do not have to enter us, since my human and I just got done with our big giveaway! We actually kept a couple of the things in your giveaway - we wanted to try out the honeysuckle toys and the nip nibblers.

  10. What a fun giveaway! We'll enter the one for US cats, because that's where we live!

  11. Well, we are SURE innerested in some of those USA cat treats! None of them look famiiar.

  12. Pawsome giveaway!!! Of course we have to let the other kitties have their chance since we got the same loot. ...hey, you overseas kitties! those Nip Nibblers are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ; ) Katie

  13. Super giveaway, someone's in for a treat :) xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. Count us in for USA giveaway. We've never tried honeysuckle toys before but have heard they're pawsome!

  15. Super prizes! Please enter us for the US giveaway please :)

  16. I'm in for the US giveaway. This looks like a wonderful little pack neyabenz (at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I’d LOVE to enter the US giveaway even though I’m a kitteh of the world. I love Greenies SmartBites.

  18. Moosey: We're eligible for the U.S. one, if we're not too late. (glares at Daddy)

  19. We would love, love, love to win the US swag!

  20. Oooh... Another fantabulous giveaway. I'm from outside the US.

  21. Hey! We know all those people too! :) Could you enter us in the US giveaway? Thanks!

  22. Out of US! Us dogs have to support the Asian Whisppy momma! I hope we get qualified.

    Please please please let us join.

  23. We would love to win the second loot giveaway for kitties outside of the U.S.We live in Vancouver, Canada! Thanks for sharing :)

    the critters in the cottage xo


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