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Botched Batch? Let’s Fix it! ($50 Gift Certificate Drawing!)

The bane of all soapmakers worldwide?

Whacked out batches of soap!

Sure, when all else fails, there’s always rebatching… but that’s not any fun! I bet you never thought your failed batches of soap could ever do anything good for you, did you?

I have news for you. Really good news.

At the Sweet Sixteen Alabama Soap & Candle Association meeting in June 2014, I’ll be talking about masterbatching (of course!) and cold process soapmaking gone wrong. I have a slew of Troubleshooting Talk posts on the schedule before then, but I wanted to see if I was missing anything! Plus, it starts to feel a little self-centered around here when I’m the only one sharing my soaps. 😉

So, this is my call to arms.

messed-up-batches-promotionI want you. Front & center.

I’ve shown you mine. With more to come! Now, I want to see yours.

Share your biggest fail, your biggest test of your soapmaking ability, or just that one silly time you forgot to add the lye to your distilled water or forgot one of your oils in your formula (been there, done that.)

On March 1, 2014, I’ll pick one random submission using Random.org and I’ll beam over a sparkling brand new $50 gift certificate to Brambleberry to replace those wasted soapy supplies.

You heard right. Your messed up batch of cold process soap could score you a $50 shopping spree to one of my favorite soapy suppliers.

Plus, if you remind me of another way cold process soap can horribly fail that I don’t already have on my post schedule, I’ll also send you a personal little goody box right to your doorstep.

(Every new topic suggested scores this swag! So show me your crazy!)

The 411

  • Enter the Botched Batch Drawing by submitting your entry through the form following this information. Enter as many times as you’d like, but each entry must be unique!
  • Submit your name, email address, company name, website URL, photograph, and story. A photograph of the batch with issues is required. Photos of rebatches or saved batches not applicable unless accompanied by a photo of the soap PRIOR to fixing it! Read the terms & conditions at the bottom of this post!
  • On March 1, 2014, one submission will be chosen at random to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Brambleberry. Gift certificate will be delivered via email, so make sure it is correct!
  • Any submissions detailing an issue in cold process soap making that I do not already have in my files will receive an email requesting a mailing address for sending a personal box of goodies from my workshop to yours.

Submissions are closed and the winner has been announced! 🙂

Rules/Terms and Conditions

Entry into this drawing will be deemed as acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Must be 18 years or older to enter, no purchase necessary. Unlimited entries, however, each entry must be unique (no double submissions.) Submissions must include a photograph of a batch of cold process soap gone wrong. Winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the promotion ends (March 1, 2014.) The winner agrees to the use of his/her name as an announcement on social networking sites. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 48 hours of notification, Modern Soapmaking, LLC reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner. These terms are subject to change at any time.

Legal speak that says Modern Soapmaking is hosting this shebang:

While Modern Soapmaking, LLC is a Brambleberry Affiliated Teacher, Brambleberry is NOT sponsoring or endorsing this promotion. The gift certificate will be purchased by Modern Soapmaking, LLC and delivered to the winner via email. Just kidding! Anne-Marie & her team sent over a $50 Gift Certificate as soon as they got wind of this drawing! How sweet is that? New disclaimer: Modern Soapmaking, LLC is a Bramblerry Affiliated Teacher and this drawing is sponsored by Brambleberry. The gift certificate was provided by Brambleberry and will be delivered to the winner via email. Please contact Modern Soapmaking with any questions in regards to this drawing.

Additionally, this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network.

Legal speak that basically says you won’t sue me for using the pictures and stories you submit in the Troubleshooting Talk series or my presentation:

By entering the Botched Batch Drawing, you grant Modern Soapmaking, LLC the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photograph(s) and the associated story(-ies) that are submitted to the website “www.modernsoapmaking.com” to use, re-use, publish or re-publish the photograph(s) and/or story(-ies) in whole or in part throughout the world and in all languages, separately or in conjunction with other photographs and/or stories, in any medium now or hereafter known, for any purpose whatsoever including without limitation commercial publication in any format and promotion and advertising for such publication. Your submitted information (name, company name, and website url) will be used in conjunction with your submission in any form of publication if you indicate that preference.

Upon submission, you release and discharge Modern Soapmaking, LLC from all future claims or demands in respect of the use of the photograph and accompanying story, including claims for libel or breach of privacy.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this release shall oblige or require Modern Soapmaking, LLC to publish a submitted photograph or story in any form now or at any time in the future.

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