We quite often get asked “So, does anyone ever win that free newsletter competition or is it just a fake?”. The answers are “Yes, every month!” and “Absolutely not!”. We typically send one “postcard” email and one full newsletter every month (Mother’s Day flowers edition going out tomorrow). In the newsletter we announce the winner of that month’s free order up to the value of £50. We think this is the right mix of driving business without being pushy (previous newsletters and postcards can be seen here).
Of course, some people aren’t subscribed to our newsletters so don’t ever get to see the winners . As a result, in future we’ll be putting the winner on the blog too. But in the meantime, we thought we’d show all of our previous lucky newsletter winners. So here we go:
May 2009 – Paul M from Coatbridge, Scotland
No picture received. Boo!
April 2009 – Kalsoom from Birmingham
“My first order with Arena Flowers was back in December for some Grand Prix roses for my partner’s birthday,” Kalsoom told us on learning of her win.
“He absolutely loved them, and surprisingly they are still standing – albeit dark and crinkly – two months on. It’s a fantastic service I recommend to anyone in the world.”
March 2009 – Pippa who lives in Antigua, West Indies
On being told of her win, Pippa tells us “I find the Arena flower service an excellent way of keeping in touch with my mother, who sadly had a stroke over ten years ago, and has not been able to speak since, so no chance of chats on the phone unfortunately. She loves flowers, and this is a wonderful way of brightening up her life.”
February 2009 – Doreen from Guernsey
January 2009 – Linda W from Leeds
December 2008 – Sharon from Plymouth
November 2008 – William A from Surrey
On being told of his win, William sent this message: “Arena Flowers provides a first-class service. Completely reliable, you always deliver that WOW factor with your amazing bouquets, and I’m a big fan of the easy-to-use web site too. Thank you, Arena Flowers!”
Oooh, you’ll make us, blush, William. Thanks for the great feedback. We appreciate it!
October 2008 – Andrew W from Surrey
September 2008 – Carlos M from Northumberland
No picture received. Boo!
August 2008 -Trish N from Sheffield
July 2008 – Melanie S from Haywards Heath
June, May & April 2008 – Kirsten L from Surrey, William N from Essex & Mark S from Worcestershire
Photo FAIL! Actually, this was our fault as we only picked winners really close to the deadline so no time to get a picture!
March 2008 – Jacqui M from Blackpool
February 2008, January 2008 & November 2007 – Siobhan M from Edinburgh, Kathleen from London & Michael B from Canada
No photo. Sometimes customers don’t want to be in the newsletter, out of shyness…or maybe their partner might want to know who they’ve been sending flowers to! (NB not suggesting that that was the case with these two anonymous winners, but it does happen! Don’t worry, our lips are sealed!)
December 2007 – Mo from London
October 2007 – Philip O from oops, we forgot to ask.
Philip also apologised that he only had this rather serious work photo to hand!
September 2007 – Steve U from oops, we forgot to ask again!
August 2007 – Mark H from hmmm. Again we didn’t ask. Maybe we only started asking in December 2007
Mark was kind enough to write back as soon as the flowers were delivered, saying:
“The flowers you delivered to Alicia yesterday were simply breathtaking (Alicia’s own words) and so thank you once again for a fantastic job.”
July 2007 – Jennifer H
Jennifer said this: “I’m really thrilled to have won – all of the flowers I’ve ordered in the past have been absolutely fantastic, I’m just so excited that I actually won! It’s my parents’ wedding anniversary next month and I was planning on ordering them some flowers anyway so it’s perfect timing too! My Mom really loves roses and gerberas so I’ll probably get something bright and cheery along those lines! Thanks again!
June 2007 – Claire D
April 2007 – Estanis M from London
March 2007 – Danuta R
January 2007 – Matt H
And finally, from our first ever newsletter, we had the following:
Every time we send a newsletter, one of our subscribers gets a free order worth up to £50. As it’s Christmas, we got a bit carried away and decided to choose three winners this time round, just for the fun of it. Congratulations to this month’s winners:
|David W is sending his mother a Bright and Cheery bouquet and half a bottle of champagne for her birthday.||Emma D is tempted by our Vincent de Valloire white wine to go with a Christmas arrangement.||Stephanie H hasn’t decided what to send yet; maybe this email will help her choose!|
So that’s the lot! They really exist and they’re always very happy to win the prize.
If you want to sign up for the newsletter, click here (it’s free and there’s no obligation to buy). You never know, you could be the next lucky winner; and if you’re not, you’ll just get exclusive discounts and other offers and news direct from Flowers HQ. Right. Enough of the sales talk.
Thanks for reading and thanks to all our winner for sending in their pictures! Next stop: Mother’s Day!