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Friday Freebies 2016!

Friday Freebies!

NC GreenPower is giving away prizes for 9 weeks this summer! If you aren’t already on our social networks, we invite you to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can enter to win. Each week, we will update the contest announcements and the prizes we are giving away, so stay tuned!
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WEEK 9 – Friday, September 30

It’s the FINAL week of #FridayFreebies! So far, we’ve had 8 lucky winners but we saved the best prize for last! This week we’re giving away a Solar Phone Charger from Sunferno for all our outdoorsy followers. This weatherproof, portable panel backup battery works for iPhones, cell phones, iPads and USB devices.
Winner:  Stacy O. from Raleigh

WEEK 8 – Friday, September 23

It’s #FridayFreebies time again! This week we’re giving away some delicious CHOCOLATE! Not just any but local, handmade, sustainable chocolate from French Broad Chocolates in Asheville, NC. They make their chocolate in small batches, source locally while using as many biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable materials as possible. Like this post to WIN 2 bars of sweet, sustainable deliciousness!
Winner: Peter S. from Durham 

WEEK 7 – Friday, September 16

Most laundry detergents contain chemicals that negatively impact your health and the environment. This week we’re giving away a more natural way to clean and soften your laundry – Soap Nuts by Green Virgin Products. Soap nuts are actually a berry and are an amazing alternative to chemical-filled standard household detergents. Like this post to win a set!
Winner: Judy C. from Crumpler

WEEK 6 – Friday, September 9

Grow your own organic herbs this summer! Perfect for the urban farmers or green thumbs who are short on space, this all-in-one set contains everything you need to grow your own herbs right at home. Like this post for a chance to WIN this fabulous “Garden In A Can” set of four from UncommonGoods!
Winner: Jeff R. from Winston-Salem

WEEK 5 – Friday, September 2

Our sponsor Burts Bees is an amazing thought leader when it comes to sustainability. Their ingredients are simple, natural and responsible. This week we’re giving away their “Classic Gift Set” – with lip balm, hand cream, foot lotion and more in a classic tin. Like this post and be entered to win this great gift package!
Winner: Elisabeth G. from Cameron

WEEK 4 – Friday, August 26

Did you know that aluminum is the most valuable item in your recycle bin? More than 90% of the aluminum used in buildings and car parts can get a new life by being recycled. And the aluminum industry shells out more than $800 million each year for recycled cans. So why do Americans throw away almost $1 billion worth of cans every year?!! What a waste… Show your support of recycling cans! Share this post and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a 24-pack of 12oz cans of Hansen’s Natural soda! Plus we’ll toss in a couple NC GreenPower koozies to keep your cans cold.
Winner: Ruth L. from Chapel Hill

WEEK 3 – Friday, August 19

Cut waste!! Ditch those disposable plastic bags and enter to win a set of Lunchskins reusable bags. Made from toxin-free, dishwasher-safe and certified food safe fabric, these convenient bags will save you from using hundreds of disposable bags – and you’ll be keeping plastic waste out of our oceans! Help save the planet… Share this post and be entered to win a set of Lunchskins bags!
Winner: Kathy L. from Raleigh!

WEEK 2 – Friday, August 12

Buy local! Buy Organic! Buying from local N.C. farmers reduces your carbon footprint and supports the local economy. Buying organic supports better health choices by reducing the amount of harmful pesticides and chemicals that you are exposed to. (Read more on our blog!) Share this post and be entered to win two organic cotton NC GreenPower tees (printed locally and planet-friendly by T.S. Designs in Burlington) AND a 1 pound bag of organic and fair trade certified coffee beans roasted locally by Counter Culture Coffee in Durham.
Winner: Chris B. from Raleigh

WEEK 1 – Friday, August 5

This week is the start of our Friday Freebies!! Do you follow the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle rule? To Reuse is to use an item again after is been used. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function and new-life reuse where it is used for a different function. There is also Upcycling – the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Show us (or tell us) how you reuse! Send us a picture of something you’ve reused, repurposed or upcycled – or simply share your ideas with us – and enter to win an NC GreenPower stainless steel water bottle and a set of stainless steel reusable straws.
Winner: Gina A. from Cary – CONGRATS!


To Enter Friday Freebies:

Each week from August 1 through September 30, 2016, NC GreenPower will announce a new contest at 11am Eastern Time every Tuesday. Each week will have a different “green” theme. Contestants must follow instructions to enter that week’s contest using either Facebook or Twitter. If using Facebook, share our post or post on your wall and tag us in the comments. If participating via Twitter, retweet the post or upload a photo and mention us using our Twitter handle @NCGP. Entries must be received by 5pm Eastern Time that Thursday. Winners will be drawn at random from all entries received prior to the deadline and announced by the end of the business day on Friday. No purchase or donation is necessary to participate in the contest. The contest is open to anyone who participates in our social media networks.


NC GreenPower will give away small promotional items (generally $50 or less in value.) The prizes will vary, depending on availability. We reserve the right to substitute prizes based on availability at the time of the drawing. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries. Marketing and promotional items are purchased from funds obtained through outside grants; donations are used only to support renewable energy/carbon offset generators and K-12 schools in North Carolina.

Contest Rules:

Entries must be received by 9pm Eastern Time each Thursday. Winners will be drawn at random from the current week’s entries. Entries must be received prior to the deadline in order to be valid. The winner will be contacted via the method that they used to enter (Twitter or Facebook) and must provide a valid email and mailing address within 48 hours of notification to receive that week’s prize. If the prize is not claimed within that time, another name will be drawn from eligible entries. No purchase or donation is necessary to participate in the contest. The contest is open to any United States resident who participates in our social media networks. NC GreenPower is not responsible for any errors, delays in transmission, or delays in the processing of your photo caused by a third party website.