Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Mug Swap is Here! The Mug Swap is Here!

Hello Faithful A Cuppa Kim Readers!
I am so excited!
I have a BIG announcement to make.

I began blogging almost two years ago!
Last year, to celebrate my one year blogiversary I hosted the first annual Mug Swap!
The response was so much bigger than I had hoped.
And it was SO. FREAKING. FUN.


It was probably one of my most favorite things I have ever done via blogging!
I have been looking forward to hosting the second annual mug swap for a few months now.
And I know a few of you have asked when it would be!

Well, here it is!
(And check out the cute new logo courtesy of Katygirl Designs)



Are you ready for the info on how it works?
Okay, here we go:

Step 1. Email me. (cuppakim@gmail.com) Leave a comment here. Text me. Instagram me. Tweet me. Facebook me. Let me know you want in, and leave me your email address. I'll sign you up - and contact you for your mailing address. Sign ups close at Midnight on August 8th. (a week from today).

Step 2. Spread the word. Last year we had 33 participants. It was awesome, because this is how I got to know a lot of people in the blogging world. Friends of friends signed up. And now you are my friends! The more people who sign up, the more fun this will be.

Step 3. On Sunday, August12th I will email you your assignment.

Step 4. On or before August 23rd Find & Mail your mug. This means your mug should be en route to its recipient NO LATER THAN the 23rd.

Step 5. Receive & Document your mug! This is the fun part! Blog, Instagram, Tweet your Mug Swapping Adventure. Be sure and use #mugswap on Instagram & Twitter so other Swappers can find you!

Step 6. Link up! This year, I will be hosting a Linky Party on September 10th for those of you who are bloggers and want to link up your posts! (This gives you plenty of time to make sure your mug arrives & recap your adventures!)

That is it.
It's pretty simple.
Sign up & send. 

Now, I know a lot of people have more questions about the details, so here are some FAQ's!


Mug Swap Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Do I have to have a blog to participate?
Nope! 
Not at all. Everyone is welcome.

2. Do I have to spend a ton of $?
Nope. 
You can spend anywhere from $0 & up. I advise you don't spend more than $20.
Unless you are sending a solid gold mug, in which case, I think this swap will be VERY popular next year. 

3. Am I sending to and receiving from the same person?
Nope. 
I guess technically you aren't "swapping", more like a daisy chain or domino of mugs will be flying through the skies via USPS (God Bless Them). You will send to one person and receive from someone else.
This way you get to know at least two people!

4. Is it a secret?
Kinda. 
I will only be telling you who you send to.
It's kinda fun to find out who your mug is from when you get your package.
Like a Secret Santa.
But, I guess it's kinda up to you.

5. Where should I get a mug?
Anywhere. 
You could get one from Etsy, or Target, or the Dollar Tree, or a Thrift Store.
That is the fun part about mugs, there are millions of fun, funky, creative ones out there. 
If you do order online, you could save yourself a step and have it shipped directly to the recipient.
You decide the direction you want to go. The mug can be something YOU love
or something you think your recipient would love. No real rules here. Just be fun.

6. I never got my assignment.
When you email/comment/tweet/instagram/facebook me signing up - I WILL reply confirming you are IN.
(And asking for your mailing address). 
If you did NOT hear back from me, it means I did NOT get your email/comment/tweet/etc.
Make sure you follow up.
I don't want anyone to miss out!

7. Are you doing a giveaway?
But of course!
I almost forgot!


Every participant is automatically entered in my 
Blogiversary Mug Swap Giveaway!
Woo to the hoo.
Prizes include:
A pair of WifeySinger Earrings
Note Cards from Jenze
A Print from Katygirl Designs
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
1lb of Starbucks Blonde Roast
Miscellaneous goodies.

What, you want Additional Entries? You got it!
You get an additional entry for the doing any of following prior to August 8th:
Tweeting about the Mug Swap
Blogging about the Mug Swap
Instagramming about the Mug Swap
Repping the Mug Swap Button on your sidebar


Okay, I know this is a TON of information.
But here's the synopsis:

Sign up.
Spread the word.
Get your assignment.
Send a mug.
Blog about it.
Link up.

A Cuppa Kim's Mug Swap

109 comments:

  1. hollerrrr!!!
    sign me up! this is how i met fancy susan!
    i am confident that even snoop lion would be excited about this.

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  2. yay! that's how i met carrie and hannah, and i LOVE them! Hook me up, yo! (Yeah, I'm not that cool...)

    Spreading the word! Woot! Woot!

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  3. I'm in. I'm a mugaholic! Fun. Fun. Thx for hosting!

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  4. Oops! Here's my e-mail: amy@flipflopfollies.com ;-)

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  6. I want in!! I was just thinking that I need to buy myself a new mug...what a better way to go about it. email: kate(at)upsidedownkate(dot)com

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  7. I definitely want in on this!

    P.S. I'm on the lookout for the K mug!

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  8. In like huck fin!

    Yea, I just made that up

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  9. i just went to sonoma last week and took the same photo...then bought a couple scrabble cups for my speed scrabble folks.

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  10. i'm in! punkpumpkinpeanut @ gmail . com
    also, your blog looks amazing.

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  11. I want in!!! smalltownjoyblog@gmail.com

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  12. ooooo I'm in! this will be my very first ever swap :)

    alysonrallen@gmail

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  13. I want in! bethie.horton@gmail.com

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  14. ooo, i want new friends...i mean, a new mug. please sign me up!
    juliesjotter @ gmail.com

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  15. This is such anawesome idea! LOVE! I am sooo down!! Sign me up :)

    shop.zeeuh@gmail.com

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  16. Count me in! What fun this shall be!
    Nicole
    acreativespaceslc.blogspot.com
    missusrobie@gmail.com

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  17. I want in this year! email: ashleyhelenius@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to be entered! How fun!
    Pqyates@gmail.com

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  19. Me me me! ferial.trammell@gmail.com

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  20. oooo what fun!! amberennsblog@gmail.com

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  21. Woo hoo! #funcity!! Honeyholden25@gmail.com

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  22. Count me in :0) so fun!
    Luvnreid@yahoo.com

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  23. i'm in!
    brittany(dot)cardona(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Kristycamozzi@yahoo.com WHA WHAAAAA

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  25. I'm so in! It also helps that I'm a coffee mug hoarder.

    shelldbell@gmail.com

    :)

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  26. Count me in yo! Also, I may be addicted to coffee and swaps.

    Lesley(at)recipreforcrazy.com

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  27. Hi. I can't wait. I blogged it.

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  28. Hi. I tweeted this. Twice. Maybe three times. Who. Knows.

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  29. So in!!! Was one of the highlights of my year last year. There is something about mail surprises that I can't resist #godblesstheusps

    emily@formerlyknownasemj.com

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  30. Yay!! Sounds so fun and from the above comments, it looks like all the awesome kids are doing it. I wanna join the fun! angel at secondmi dot com

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  31. Oh my holy g-moly. I was just thinking about this the other day and wishing for one... A mug swap again. Yes I want in!! Please...;)
    And girl I loooooooove your new blog look. It's so pretty. I so so can't wait for this. Super excited. Mmmkay, love ya.

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  32. oh yay!! i'm so in!

    delaney(dot)suzanne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. So excited that I got to sign up! Can't wait. ;)

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  34. I am Katygirl's Dodger-loving closie. I would really, really like to participate in this mug-exchange par-tay. I really like coffee. and mugs. and secret exchanges where I get to giddily check my mail-box for goodies. Woot woot!

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  35. Um. Count me in fo sho!! This is going to be so much fun:)

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  36. Sounds cool, I'm in Kim. My email is ginam1981@hotmail.com

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  37. How fun! I'm definitely in!! mary@whitepeachphoto.com

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  38. Oooo can I join? Totally into this idea! So fun!
    alishamclellan@gmail.com

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  39. I'm in! alysiajuanita @ gmail dot com

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  40. Heard about this on Instagram! Yay! Sign me up! Thecanfields (@) charter dot net

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  41. I am SO totally in. How fun!!! ben_beckyjoyce at yahoo dot com. Yippee!!

    Fun to meet you the other night and excited to be a part of the swap.

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  42. This sounds so awesome! I am totally in!
    rebeccabarray at gmail dot com
    What fun!!
    I'm gonna tweet and share on facebook, too.
    Sweet!
    Becca ;)

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  43. Oh lala! Count me in please!

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  44. I love this idea & I love the scrabble mugs! I'm in, & thanks to Rebecca Barray for passing this along!

    Muddykinzer@comcast.net

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  45. I want in. Cept the tricky part is hubby and I are heading out of the country on a teaching/missions trip on August 12th(and we dont get home til the 21st.) Is there any way I can participate earlier? Like if I get my partner assignment I could get the mug shipped out this next week???? Id love to participate. LMK:)
    Sarah
    esgutierrez4@stny.rr.com

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  46. I'm in...so fun! Kduncan727@me.com

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  47. Sounds fun!! Count me in. karamat26 @ hotmail dot com

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  48. Oh I definitely want in!
    Maylilallie@hotmail.com

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  49. Me too please!!! So much fun! :)
    kkelly14@stny.rr.com

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  50. Loving this idea!
    Have emailed you but checking again that I can join in because I am in the UK.

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  51. Loving this idea!
    Have emailed you but checking again that I can join in because I am in the UK.

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  52. Me!!!!! Megan.matt.123104@gmail.com

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  53. Hi! I just added your cute button to my blog for another entry thanks!!

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  54. Hi! Just tweeted for another entry. :)

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  55. Howdy again! Just instagrammed it for another entry. Thanks!!

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  56. I'm so excited to participate. Here is my e-mail address: dcarmean@warren.k12.in.us

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  57. Count me in! Leishahemphill@gmail.com

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  58. my blog post on the swap! :)

    http://talesofaburntnoodle.blogspot.com/2012/08/cuppa-kim.html

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    1. http://talesofaburntnoodle.blogspot.com/2012/08/cuppa-kim_4.html here is the good link, i messed up!

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  59. I blogged about it at
    http://www.espressoyour-self.com/2012/08/acuppakims-2nd-annual-mug-swapjoin-in.html

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  60. I tweeted about it too :)
    (twitter name: @malmal0505)

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  61. And I posted the button on my sidebar of my blog :)
    SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!

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  62. I want in!! jenacora@gmail.com

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  63. officially rsvp'ing to the swap.
    yeah buddy.

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  64. yes yes yes, count me in! ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  65. Would love too! Canadians allowed in? If so, yes please :)

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  66. Sounds like fun!! I want in!
    tammygilliam@gmail.com

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  67. I'd like to participate! Destinyinhim@gmail.com

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  68. I just email you with my email address. Can't wait! also I posted it in my blog!!!

    my emal: vymc1971@live.com

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  69. how fun! please count me in. cindy >>> greenlitwins@gmail.com

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  70. I'd love to get in on this! tracey@bowerstudio.com

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  71. I would love to be a part of the swap!! kdunn816@gmail.com

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  72. Sign me up please! thechattymommy(at)optonline(dot)net

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  74. Me!!! I would love to Join in on the swap! charity.harchar@gmail.com

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  75. i'll give this a try!

    eea314@gmail.com

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  76. I want in! [kribss@gmail.com]

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  77. I want in! Please. :)

    amazingretchen@gmail.com

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  78. me me me! I want to join the swap!
    bitsofsplendor@yahoo.com

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  79. I would love to do this!! My first "swap!" :]
    bethbranstetter@gmail.com

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  80. Can I still be a part of this? I am here from Recipe For Crazy's blog.

    Thanks,
    Alice

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    1. my email is aliceblogs5(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I would love in on this! I have never done a "swap" before!
    MrsGeisendorfer@gmail.com

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  82. Count me in! Never heard or done this before, but sounds like so much fun!
    my e-mail is: norms14@gmail.com
    Cannot wait!!

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  83. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MrsGeisendorfer/status/232508279799046144
    and added the swap button to my blog!
    http://justatouchofgrace.blogspot.com/
    So excited about this!

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  84. This is the first I have heard of this and I have never done anything like it before...

    I am excited this will be my first! Count me in!

    jennipherburnett@hotmail.com

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  85. I'm repping the mug swap button on my blog for an additional entry to the giveaway:
    www.fgozarks.com

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  86. I posted about the mug swap on my facebook page for an additional entry to the giveaway.
    https://www.facebook.com/ozarksfaregrounds?ref=hl

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  87. I posted about the swap on Instagram for an additional entry to the giveaway.
    http://web.stagram.com/n/sarah_jo/

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  88. I tweeted about the mug swap for an additional entry to the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/fgozarks

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  89. so fun! i just emailed you and blogged about it - i'm excited!

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  90. I'm in !! How fun - I am so excited :) thefaverofour@gmail.com

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  91. I just found you through the Larsons and I want in! I am so glad that I am not too late. dana.bahn@yahoo.com. Thank you!!!

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  92. I've blogged, twittered and instagram'd this as well.

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  93. Kim, I blogged today about the mug swap!
    http://justatouchofgrace.blogspot.com/2012/08/its-small-world.html
    I am So Stoked!

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  94. Count me in if it's not too late! sunny.masters@gmail.com :)

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  95. Yes, please! gmarcheschi17@gmail.com. YEAY!!! :)

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  96. I want in! abbylakers @ gmail . com

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  97. Count me in! hkruegs@gmail.com

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  98. I think I'm getting signed up in the nick of time?!?! I sure hope so! I would love to participate! kaisercrew6@gmail.com

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