So, when I first floated the idea of having a giveaway post as my 100th post on Facebook, I got a large number of responses to my post, and half of the people who wrote their opinions told me that I should have a giveaway of cakes baked by me. Much as I would have loved to oblige, cakes do not travel well, and I decided on giving away something that does. Other suggestions included cooking ingredients, cookbooks, makeup, beauty products, and god knows what else.

I scratched my head to think of the stuff I can actually include in the giveaway, and then finally came to a decision, which was not easy, but a good one. Besides cooking, my other passion is reading books, or doing something which would be related to cooking. However, who am I to decide what you want, reader? 
That is why I am going to make this giveaway a lot more interesting by giving away not any particular thing, but something else altogether. I have loved online shopping time and again, and thus, I will make this into a giveaway that will be  I will be giving away a Flipkart Voucher. 
And yes, I am going to pay this out of my own pocket. This is NOT a sponsored giveaway, just something I want to do to celebrate my blog growing up. I have always liked Flipkart, and have never had an issue with them, and my last stolen phone was from them, and it never gave me any trouble in all the time it stayed with me. So, to celebrate the fact that my blog recently got about 25000+ pageviews, has over 60 GFC followers already, and over 100 fans, and the fact that THIS IS THE 100th POST I am giving away a voucher worth INR 1000 from Flipkart. 
It is a modest amount ofmoney, but I am absolutely sure you guys can find something nice within the price and use it. There are a few rules that you must follow, however. Please read them below. And have a good day! Also, the competition will run from the time of its publication to the 28th December, 2012 12 p.m. IST, and I will announce the winner on 1st January, 2013 (and if by chance I cannot, I will publish it as soon as I can from then). The competition is India-Only (since Flipkart does not deliver outside), so that is a bummer for my international audience. However, as this is my first giveaway, I am just feeling the vibe of the matter, and later, I might do an international giveaway if all goes well here.
To enter the Contest: 
1. Follow me on Google Friend Connector (GFC).
2. Follow me on Facebook.
3. In the comments section below, please mention your name on GFC and Facebook, along with your email so I can contact you, and let me know if there is something from Flipkart you would like to get with the voucher.  
4. Follow me on Google + (Optional entry). 
That’s it.

Okay, this is a request. If the winner takes a photo and shows me later what he/she has bought with the voucher I gave her, it will be really nice.

Contest Rules: 
1. All contestants who are participating must be over the age of 18 and must have a valid postal and e-mail address in India. 
2. All contestants must have a real name, and be the owner of a valid Facebook profile. Fake names and fake, unconnected profiles are not allowed.
3. All contestants must make it a point not to make multiple entries. One entry per person is allowed. 
4. To be eligible for the giveaway, all contestants must make sure that they fulfill the condition 1, 2 and 3 of the competition.

About the Voucher: 

1.The e-Gift Voucher can only be redeemed on the website.

2. e-Gift Vouchers cannot be used to purchase other e-Gift Vouchers.
3. One or more e-Gift Vouchers can be redeemed against an order.
4. If the order value exceeds the e-Gift Voucher amount, the balance must be paid by Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking.
5. If the order value is less than the amount of the e-Gift Voucher, the outstanding balance (after deduction of order value) will reflect under the same e-Gift Voucher.
6. e-Gift Vouchers and unused portions of e-Gift Vouchers expire 1 year from the date of issue.
e-Gift Vouchers cannot be redeemed for Cash or Credit but are transferable.
7. is not responsible if an e-Gift Voucher is lost, stolen or used without permission.
You can combine and use a maximum of 3 e-Gift Vouchers per order.

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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  1. poorna banerjee 2012-12-24 at 10:14 am Reply

    πŸ™‚ Also, what would you like to buy with the voucher?

  2. anastasia 2012-12-24 at 9:26 am Reply

    Hello! I think i managed to do the needful, despite being tech-challenged! so here go the details:

    GFC: Rituparna Mukherjee
    Facebook user name: Rituparna Mukherjee

    love your blog P πŸ™‚

  3. poorna banerjee 2012-12-19 at 7:00 am Reply

    Good plan! πŸ™‚

  4. Precious Pearl 2012-12-19 at 6:28 am Reply

    Hey poorna…lovely giveaway!!

    GFC: Precious Pearl
    Facebook user name: Precious Pearl
    Email id: preciouspearlmakeup(at)gmail(dot)com
    Googleplus: Precious Pearl.

    I will buy OPI polishes in case I win πŸ™‚

  5. Shruti 2012-12-17 at 10:05 am Reply

    Thanks Poorna πŸ™‚


  6. poorna banerjee 2012-12-16 at 9:19 pm Reply

    hmm, Nids all the best.

  7. poorna banerjee 2012-12-16 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Hello Pooja, I am looking over the giveaways right away! thanks for hosting so many,

  8. Nids 2012-12-16 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Hi poorna… fab giveaway congrats too frm my side… entered dear :))

    GFC: Nids Gautam
    FB: Nids Gautam
    G+: Nids Gautam

    I would like to order Harry Potter Book series n some Lush stuff from Flipkart using the voucher if in case I win πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  9. Pooja Kopargaonkar 2012-12-16 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Congrats on your 100th post πŸ™‚ Hope I also touch that mark soon.

    Done all the steps including the optional one.

    Facebook name: Pooja kopargaonkar, Email id: and GOOGLE+ ID:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway πŸ™‚

    Do have a look at my giveaways:

  10. poorna banerjee 2012-12-16 at 1:46 pm Reply

    Hello! Thank you for entering and I recently read Blink and was really amazed.

  11. Swati Murti 2012-12-16 at 11:46 am Reply

    i would either get my collection of books by Malcolm Gadwell (writes on thinking processes of human brain) and Thomas Harris (author of Hannibal). and, on the products side, i want to get saint pure's products!!! so, it will be a close call between either πŸ™‚

  12. Swati Murti 2012-12-16 at 11:43 am Reply

    hey Poorna…great giveaway!!! and, please dont say 1000 is a modest amount!! its an amazing amount πŸ™‚
    GFC: Swati
    facebook: Swati Murti
    mail id: perfectskincareforyou [at] gmail [dot] com
    Google plus: Swati Murti

  13. poorna banerjee 2012-12-15 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Good choices, Idee! I like them both, and loved reading them.

  14. Idee Fixe 2012-12-15 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Congratulations Miss P πŸ˜€

    GFC connect name: Idee Fixey7
    Facebook user name: Idee Fixe
    Email id:
    Added you on Googleplus as well.

    How'd I use the evoucher:
    For the Love of Books and the fragrance hidden beneath fresh Pages of a newly open book!
    I would spend all the money to get Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie & For one more day) & Gabriel Gracia Marquez ( One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the time of Cholera)

    With Books;Nothing Ever would make me happier, not even Makeup.

    Thank you!

  15. poorna banerjee 2012-12-14 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Thanks Shruti, went there, checked it out and love it!!

  16. poorna banerjee 2012-12-14 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Hey Sajina! Glad to see your Restyle my Taste event get so successful!! πŸ™‚

  17. Shruti 2012-12-14 at 6:35 am Reply

    Its "Beauty Velvette". And here's the link : Hope you'll like it πŸ™‚

  18. poorna banerjee 2012-12-13 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Thank you L. πŸ™‚

  19. poorna banerjee 2012-12-13 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Oh gorgeous idea Shruti. Do let me know the name of your blog, and I can check it out.

  20. Shruti 2012-12-13 at 11:47 am Reply

    Congratulations Poorna on completing 100 successful posts πŸ™‚
    Lovely Giveaway I must say πŸ™‚
    GFC Name : Shruti
    Facebook Name : Shruti Kamboj
    Email ID :

    If I win, I would like to buy some skin care/hair care products, coz I've freshly started a Review based blog so the voucher will help me buy more things that I haven't yet tried and would love to buy so that I can review them and flaunt them on my Blog πŸ™‚

  21. Not Quite Nigella 2012-12-13 at 7:47 am Reply

    Good luck to everyone and congratulations on all of your milestones P! πŸ˜€

  22. Shainee 2012-12-08 at 11:31 am Reply

    If I win I would buy following make up products :

    Nail paint – Lakme, Rich Crimson Red – 102

    Eye shadow – Revlon, Berry Bloom 10 or may be anyone from faces not sure …bit confuse πŸ˜€

    and last but not least Vega set of 5 brushes which Includes Lip Liner Brush, Lip Filler Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Eye Applicator, Blush Brush πŸ˜€

    Keeping my fingers crossed !!! πŸ™‚

  23. poorna banerjee 2012-12-07 at 2:12 pm Reply

    Oh, super cool Shainee! What kind of products do you intend to buy?

  24. poorna banerjee 2012-12-07 at 2:11 pm Reply

    Ah, a girl after my own heart. All the best!

  25. poorna banerjee 2012-12-07 at 2:10 pm Reply

    That is an excellent idea! Your mother will be so happy too!

  26. poorna banerjee 2012-12-07 at 2:10 pm Reply

    πŸ™‚ Thank you Sharmistha, I have recently bought from Flipkart and really loved the experience.

  27. poorna banerjee 2012-12-07 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Shruti, please mention your GFC name and FB name, as well as your email, so I can get in touch with you if you win.

  28. Pout Pretty 2012-12-07 at 11:02 am Reply

    Congrats Ms P and thank you so much for the simple rules!

    GFC – D
    Facebook – Dolon Dutta Chowdhury
    email –

    Ive been lusting after the House of Tara bags on flipkart so will probably get that. If they are not available, then books by Susan Hill.

  29. Shainee 2012-12-07 at 10:44 am Reply

    wow this is super cool Poorna !

    GFC name : Shainee
    FB name : Shainee chakraborty
    email id :

    My legal wedding is on FEB 2013. So if I win then I would buy make up products from flipkart πŸ˜€

  30. Jyoti Mehra 2012-12-07 at 10:25 am Reply

    Great giveaway Poorna πŸ™‚ thank you.

    Gfc name – Jyoti Mehra
    FB name – Jyoti Mehra
    email –

    I love Flipkart! Leaving aside my addiction for clothes, shoes, bags I would love to purchase something from the Home & Kitchen section to gift something that would be of great use to my mother πŸ™‚

  31. Sharmistha Guha Chowdhury 2012-12-07 at 4:52 am Reply

    awww thats a lovely giveaway poorna.. i so wanna participate..

    GFC Name: Sharmistha Guha Chowdhury
    Facebook : Sharmistha Guha Chowdhury

    n yes Flipkart is my favourite shopping destination when in comes to buying books.. i love reading Romantic Novels and now they are into Cosmetics..n i love that too.. so really want to purchase something from cosmetics section.. πŸ˜€

  32. Shruti Dhingra Wahi 2012-12-07 at 4:42 am Reply

    Lovely giveaway Poorna ….I keep ordering cookbooks from flipkart.

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