We are very excited this week. It may be because of the storm that brought quite a bit of snow, giving us some much-needed moisture after a long, dry summer, and helping the work of our firefighters. It may be also because we have been working on a couple of blogs that empower us as consumers which, in turn, empowers us to support our fellow businesses with a fun contest for you to participate in.
What 10% holiday spending can do
Since we are approaching a somewhat frantic time of the year, let's all take a step back and think about what we can do to impact our national economy by keeping Americans at work and creating new jobs. Really, we accomplish this by directing a minimum of 10% of our holiday spending into American-made products. It’s that simple!
The impact on a national level would be profound if everyone we know did the same! Give it a good effort and let's see how this economic force works to better this great country in which we live. Take a look at our most recent blogs which delves into this a little deeper. (Click on the picture of each blog)
What about the new model?
We know some of you are anxious. Our next newsletter will announce the new model we’ve been secretly whispering about over the past few months...more drum rolls! And thank you again for those of you who have been patiently waiting for them. We can’t be more grateful for your patience and understanding.
Empowered consumers start today
When we have a chance to support each other's businesses, we create meaningful impact in our own communities. If you remember, a few years ago we had a customer survey for you to take part in. Our incentive was several Colorado-made baskets to win. We supported Colorado-made businesses that way, on top of making them known to you. Free publicity goes a long way for a business.
This year we have a fun, new twist to get your help in supporting some of our favorite Colorado businesses. These contests will challenge you to share your creativity with this aweSOM community!.
AweSOM Fall Photo Contest
Each week of November, from Sunday to Thursday: send us your best picture of your SOMs with your pet (or a friend’s pet). Each Friday, we will submit the best pictures to social media for a popular vote. Each Saturday we will announce that week’s winner.
Every week’s winner will receive $25 off their next SOM pair at regular price, a pair of SOM Fun socks, and our latest sticker - a $45 value gift basket.
AweSOM Colorado Swag Giveaway
Not feeling ready to break out the camera for Lucky’s (or Fluffy’s) glamor shot? We have one more month-long giveaway you can enter. Anyone can get into this prize drawing (except your pet, please don’t enter them!). To enter, watch our Facebook and/or Instagram accounts each Saturday. Each post will have instructions on how to enter the giveaway for free. You are following our Facebook page, right?
The drawing will be held at the end of November for the Grand Prize of a Colorado gift basket soon to be announced - a $100+ value gift basket
AweSOM Fall Photo Contest Terms and Conditions:
Who is eligible to enter: anyone in the USA, not a SOM employee or immediate family member, has not previously won a prize in this contest
How to enter: submit the free form with all fields and attachments completed
Prize description: $25 SOM gift card, SOM socks, SOM sticker
- How are winners selected: Winners are voted on by followers on Facebook, Instagram, and by SOM staff. Winners will be selected by 5 pm MT on each Friday (11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27). Winners will be notified by 5 pm the following Saturday. Winners have 72 hours to confirm they would like to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes are forfeit and may be awarded to other finalists at the discretion of SOM Footwear.
- How are prizes distributed: Prizes will be shipped to winners address in the USA or made available for pickup at the SOM factory.
Dates and deadlines: Weekly contests open on their respective Sunday at 12:01 am MT and submissions may be entered until the following Thursday at 11:59 pm MT. Winners will be notified by 5 pm Mt on the Saturday of that week. Prizes will be distributed within 10 business days of the winner claiming the prize.
AweSOM Fall Colorado Swag Giveaway
- Who is eligible to enter: anyone in the USA, not a SOM employee or immediate family member
On Facebook: like a giveaway post and comment
On Instagram: like a post, tag 2 friends
On website: complete newsletter sign-up form
Individuals may enter multiple times, by completing some or all of methods of entry above
Prize description: $100 value - $30 value gift pack of products from Women's Bean Project; $15 gift card from Lucky Tree Studio; $10 Wild Zora gift card; votive candle from Bluecorn Beeswax; $25 discount on a new pair of SOMs and some SOM stickers.
How are winners selected: Winner is selected from all eligible entries by 5 pm MT on 11/30. Winner will be notified by 5 pm MT on 12/1 by email, social media message, or phone call. Winners have 72 hours to confirm they would like to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes are forfeit and may be awarded to another entrant drawn randomly at the discretion of SOM Footwear.
How are prizes distributed: Prize will be shipped to the winner's address in the USA or made available for pickup at the SOM factory.
- Dates and deadlines: Giveaway opens at 5 pm MT on 11/7 and submissions may be entered until 11:59 pm MT on 11/29. Prize will be distributed within 10 business days of the winner claiming the prize.