Sunday, September 20, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Personalized Parcel


I love having the opportunity to try out products. I have found many new product favorites this way. Even so, it's nice when am able to "share the wealth" with family and friends who can help me review.

Recently, I was given an opportunity to work with an amazing woman named Dez Stephens who owns the company Personalized Parcel.

Personalized Parcel creates custom care packages for you to send to the special people in your lives. Do you remember being in college and receiving those special packages from home containing your favorite mom-baked cookies, magazines, and other goodies? I didn't receive many, but the ones I did, I love receiving. It was like getting a little piece of home to have with me while I was away. Dez Stephens and PERSONALIZED PARCEL helps you to send those packages to the ones you care about, without the time consuming shopping and shipping.

Each parcel is uniquely designed with the recipient in mind. They are particularly helpful when trying to find "just the right gift" - especially when you live miles away.

Dez states that "Putting parcels together for my clients is so much fun to me. Some clients know exactly what they want and others want lots of ideas from me. Either way, it’s a true pleasure to put together customized care packages - knowing that the people on the other end of them will undoubtedly have a big smile on their face when they realize the special thought someone else put in for them to receive their gift! "

When Dez contacted me about reviewing Personalized Parcel, I knew right away I wanted to send a care package to my mom. Our family has been through the ringer these past months. Through it all, and even though she is battling her own health issues, my mom has been the rock of our family. She has always put her children first, and I wanted to find a small way to thank her for all she has done for me. A Personalized Parcel was the perfect way to do this!

Dez was extremely patient with me. She asked questions about my mom's likes and dislikes. We sent many emails back and forth as together, we brainstormed the perfect contents for my mom's care package. I can honestly tell you that Dez truly cares about making sure that her client and the intended recipient of the Personalized Parcel is happy. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future!

Once all of the items were assembled, I was sent a photo of them and Dez asked me to write a personalized note to be included in the package.

When my mom received the box, she was thrilled! She loved everything inside- especially the note. Her happiness proved Personalized Parcel a success for me!

I recommend Personalized Parcel for anyone who wants to put a smile on the face of a loved one by sending them a surprise in the mail.

Dez was generous enough to offer one very lucky reader a chance to win a Personalized Parcel! This is a great prize. :)

Here's how to WIN a Personalized Parcel!!!

To enter to win the PERSONALIZED PARCEL you MUST:

Head over to the PERSONALIZED PARCEL website, check out the different parcel themes, and then com back here and post which theme parcel you's want to send if you were to win the awesome prize. (This is your MAIN ENTRY. This step is mandatory before you can qualify for all the extra entries.) Important Note: Leave your e-mail address in your comment or your Blogger profile. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA.

Once you have completed that step, you are eligible for any and all of of these EXTRA ENTRIES (Be sure to leave a separate comment on this post for each extra entry):
  1. Follow my blog through Blogger.
  2. Subscribe by email to living life one day at a time (only verified subscriptions count).
    Already a subscriber? Leave me a separate comment on this post to let me know you’re already a subscriber and are interested in an extra entry for this giveaway.
  3. Subscribe to my RSS feed.
  4. Follow me on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. You can copy and paste the following tweet to make things easy: "RT please: @livelifereviews is giving away a Personalized Parcel Care Package http://tinyurl.com/nwyf4k" (Can be done once daily)
  5. Snag my button and place it on your blog. Leave me a link to the location of the button in the comments section of this post.
  6. Blog about this giveaway. Link back to this post and PERSONALIZED PARCEL. (Make sure you leave me a link to your blog entry.)
  7. Give this post a thumbs up on Stumble and/or fave me on Technorati. (Make sure to leave your Stumble or Technorati username or link for your entry to count.)
  8. Tell me how you found this giveaway.
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Open to US residents. Contest ends Monday, 10/5 at midnight, EST.
Winner will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Email must be in comment or available in profile.
Good luck!
Disclaimer: The only compensation received for any review post is a sample of product. Compensation never has a bearing on the outcome of a review. The opinions expressed herein are those of blog author only. Blog author never gets paid to post.

197 comments:

Tj and Amy said...

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Kim said...

I'd sent this one to my sis: Just Because

Kim said...

subscriber

Jingle said...

I would like to send the special spouse package!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Lori A. said...

I would love to send the teacher appreciation parcel! My son's teacher this year has been AWESOME! For 2 years we've had not so good luck with teachers. This year he got a great one!
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Lori A. said...

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following on twitter and tweeted
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Lori A. said...

I found this giveaway through my email subscription to this blog. :)
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judybrittle said...

I would love to send my husband a Special Spouse package. He was very ill this year and I want him to know I'm thankful he is still with us. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a follower.

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed by email.

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed to your feed.

judybrittle said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4149843720

judybrittle said...

I found this giveaway through your newsletter.

MaggieM said...

I would love to surprise my two toddler granddaughters with a special parcel. They're both "girly" girls, so I'm not sure if the parcel theme is "Childhood Delights" or "Girly Gifts", but I'd love to discuss it with Dez:) Thanks for the chance:)

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

I follow your blog on blogger and Google Friend Connect as "maggie"

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MaggieM said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS Feed in Google Reader:)

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MaggieM said...

I'm a brand NEW (confirmed) Subscriber by email:)

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MaggieM said...

I FAV you on Technorati, as "Smokeysmom"

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MaggieM said...

I follow you on Twitter as "Smokeysmom" and Tweeted this terrific giveaway: http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4157591832

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MaggieM said...

I originally found your blog because your Barbar giveaway posted on another blog I'm subscribed to. When I returned to Re-Tweet the Barbar giveaway, I saw this giveaway and decided to go ahead and subscribe to your blog site:) Besides, anyone who will wear a beanie hat for a blog photo is alright by me, LOL!

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Lori A. said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4171001160

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Bebemiqui said...

I'd send my sis a "Congratulations" themed box since she just graduated from massage school.
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judybrittle said...

9/22 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4177093182

The Dreamer said...

I like the special spouse one.

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I would like to send the Special spouse surprise parcel to my husband. He is such a HARD worker and he is currently working 4 jobs to make ends meet.

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow you!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I subscribe via kileydianesmith AT gmail

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/4177454882

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Elsie said...

A personalized new baby care package for parents would be a dream come true!

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Linda, Greg and Drew said...

I think I would send the Just Because parcel! Thanks!

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

googlereader subscriber!!

socmama said...

I love the idea of the "Just Because" package.

socmama said...

I found this giveaway through Prizey. Thanks!

amweeks said...

I'd love to send a Family Fun parcel to my husband & kids!

amweeks said...

I follow! (amweeks)

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I subscribe via email!

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I subscribe to your feed via Google! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/4298176913

amweeks said...

You're a technorati fave! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I found this giveaway just by reading your feed in my emailbox!

Jaimin said...

I would send the Friendship one to my friend who just moved to Hawaii to teach. She would love it! :)

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Jaimin said...

I've subscribed via email.

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Madeline said...

I can think of a number of people who I'd want to send the delicious deliveries package to.

Halahblue said...

I would like the new baby one because I'm due with my first in Dec.

Halahblue said...

I follow your blog.

judybrittle said...

9/23 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4320196786

Lori A. said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4324379211

ljatwood at gmail dot com

Dee said...

The childhood delights or the teen treats sounds interesting.

MaggieM said...

Re-Tweet: http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4333814011

maggie@mannwieler.com

Lucyinthesky said...

I would send the "Housewarming" Parcel to my sister as she just moved into a new house.

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Lucyinthesky said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect/Blogger (Ally/rubymoonstone)


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Lucyinthesky said...

Email subscriber


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Lucyinthesky said...

I get the feed on a reader also (Google) at rubymoonstoneATgmail



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Lucyinthesky said...

You are a technorati favorite


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Lucyinthesky said...

Originally found you on someone else's blog roll but found this giveaway because I get your emails.


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suburban prep said...

I like the Special Spouse or the Family Fun Themes. Of course the spouse one would be headed to my husband. We have an anniversary coming up.

throuthehaze said...

I like the Just Because theme

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Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4346234166

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judybrittle said...

9/24 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4356264665

Bombtastic Belle said...

I'd do the birthday parcel = my dad's 50th birthday is in October, and this will be the 3rd year in a row I can't make it home, so it'd be cool to have a great parcel sent to him. :)
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judybrittle said...

9/25 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4374750472

Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4376257789

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MaggieM said...

Re-Tweeted giveaway:
http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4376264061

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apple said...

I would send a "Good Luck" and "Get Well" Wishes to my sibling. :)

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apple said...

Got this from Prizey.net.

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MaggieM said...

Another daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4395869363

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judybrittle said...

9/26 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4401983045

bison61 said...

I'd do the birthday-my son has one in Nov.

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bison61 said...

I subscribed by e-mail

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GabbyLowe said...

I like the "Friendshipments"

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I found this giveaway because you sent me an email

Shop with Me Mama said...

I would love to win the Family Fun themed package! How neat! I would send it to my sister and her family! Thanks for the chance :)

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Shop with Me Mama said...

I follow your blog :)

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cdziuba said...

I want the Birthday them one because 3 out of 4 of my kids have birthdays right around the corner! cdziuba@aol.com

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cdziuba said...

I follow on Twitter cdziuba and I tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4414592616

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I found this giveaway because you emailed me.

cdziuba said...

posted your giveaway on my Facebok page Carol P Dziuba

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judybrittle said...

9/27 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4424914985

JC said...

I like "Just Because" and Congratulations theme!

JC said...

Follower!

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MaggieM said...

Daily Tweet/Re-Tweet:
http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4428703950

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Jackie said...

I would love to send the Away-from-Home for college students and summer campers to my daughter who is a college freshman. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I subscribe via email

Jackie said...

I found this giveaway in the email I received from you :)

judybrittle said...

9/28 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4447613202

Creative Mom said...

I would send a family fun or new baby one.

Lori A. said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4452567648

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GabbyLowe said...

http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4459603289

tweeted

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judybrittle said...

9/29 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4472632236

Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4472967973

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Rajee said...

I would like to send the special spouse package!

Rajee said...

follower

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subscriber

Rajee said...

have ur button

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tweeted @momsfocus

Rajee said...

blogged here

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Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4497230049

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judybrittle said...

9/30 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4502386374

Carolyn G said...

Oh you lucky duck! This would be a great item to review. I would love to send a "Friendshipments" to my sister who lives way across the country!!

Carolyn G said...

follower

MaggieM said...

Re-Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/4511691866

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Carolyn G said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/4511729713

Carolyn G said...

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GabbyLowe said...

http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4514256678

tweeted

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laceylovespink said...

i would send the religious box to my mom who is taking care of my dad right now and doing an EXCELLENT job ;)

tweeted you:
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judybrittle said...

10/1 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4525207869

Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4530669848

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Kristine Michelle said...

I think the Delicious Deliveries sounds good
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Kristine Michelle said...

I follow on Blogger
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Kristine Michelle said...

I found this contest by searching on Google looking for baby gift baskets, etc.
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Jenna said...

Oh, what an awesome idea these are! I wonder if they offer a Halloween theme under Holidays. That's what I'd choose!

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Jenna said...

Following you on twitter, and tweeted.

@halfbluesky

judybrittle said...

10/2 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4555740360

judybrittle said...

10/3 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4581585122

Jennifer said...

I would love to send a New baby parcel to my best friend when she has her baby! Such a great idea!

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Jennifer said...

I follow!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe via bloglines also!

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Jennifer said...

I found this giveaway through my email because I subscribe to you!

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judybrittle said...

10/4 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4604377021

Anonymous said...

I would choose a friendshipment parcel for a friend who just moved away!

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paula h said...

I would love the Holiday package for my family. The kids would think it was fun.

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paula h said...

I'm a follower.

paula h said...

I subscribe to your Rss feed.

paula h said...

I fave on Technorati- ksh12

paula h said...

I found you on Prizey.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Special Spouse surprises looks great.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I subscribe.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I follow.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I found you on Prizey.

GabbyLowe said...

http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4614420222

tweeted

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Renee said...

I'd choose the Special Spouse package.

Renee said...

found you on Prizey~

oona. said...

I would like to send the "Friendshipment" to my friend who is out of work and needs a little bit of cheer in her life!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

If I won, I'd like to send the Away from Home for College Students parcel to our daughter who is a college senior far, far from home!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am a new e-mail subscriber.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I also follow via Google Friends.

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Nancy said...

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

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Nancy said...

I found this giveaway through a link at All Things Bloggy at Life's a Charm.

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judybrittle said...

10/5 tweet
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4628735622

Lori A. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4631491639

ljatwood at gmail dot com

Janae said...

I would probably send the birthday parcel. My hubby or my kids would love to get something in the mail.

Janae said...

I follow you. janaebang@yahoo.com

Tylerpants said...

I'd love the New Baby theme parcel for my friend who's expecting!
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Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber
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Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower
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I'm a Bloglines feed subscriber
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lorides said...

I like the " special spouse" package
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trixpixel said...

The Away-from-Home theme parcel would be great for my cousin who's away at college! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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GabbyLowe said...

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tweeted

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Anonymous said...

I want to win the Just Because box - Just Because this is my first time entering anything....I hope I can start off well :)
Patty stannseniors@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said...

i would send the just because thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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GabbyLowe said...

http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4663247403

tweeted

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