Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mug Swap 2013 (3rd Annual!): THE SIGN UP!

Good morning!!!
Today is the day you have all been waiting for!
It's been a long year of anticipation and excitement, right?
Right. That's what I thought.

My blog is about to turn 3 years old, and what a fun 3 years it has been! And this Mug Swap will be the THIRD ANNUAL celebration! Don't be fooled by any imposters, this is the home of the very first and Original Mug Swap! We are the OG Mug Thugs.




Now, before we get to the good stuff, let's go over the basics, shall we?

Here's how it works:

Give a mug. Get a mug.
By signing up you PINKY PROMISE you will send a mug to your assigned buddy.
In turn, you will receive a mug yourself.
From someone else!

Step 1. SIGN UP. The ONLY way to sign up for the mug swap is by filling out the form below. You will see a confirmation on the screen that you are all signed up. Sign ups close 5pm on August 6th Midnight on August 7th (a week from today). Although, I am reserving the right to close sign ups early if things get too crazy. So, be sure to sign up ASAP.

Step 2. Spread the word. The first year we had 33 participants. Last year we had 240+!!! The more the merrier!!! Grab the button HMTL on the right, or share the Mug Swap Button on Instagram, Twitter, or your Blog!

Step 3. On or before August 12th I will email you your assignment. If you have not heard from me by Midnight on August 12th, please double check your email (spam folders!) and then shoot me an email. I will send these out in waves, as I have time. But no later than August 12th.

Step 4. On or before August 24th Find & Mail your mug. This means your mug should be en route to its recipient NO LATER THAN the 24th. This gives you almost two weeks to find and send.

Step 5. Receive & Document your mug! This is the fun part! Blog, Instagram, Tweet your Mug Swapping Adventure. Be sure and use #mugswap2013 on Instagram & Twitter so other Swappers can find you! If you tag me (@cuppakim), make sure your account isn't private so I can see!

Step 6. Link up! This year, I will be hosting a Linky Party on September 3rd 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 sending and receiving 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 your recipient will be VERY happy. Gold prices are skyrocketing these days! I encourage you to throw in a couple of teabags or something fun to spice up your mug, but that is completely optional. No pressure.

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.
But don't forget to include your name and best way to connect (email, IG, blog, etc) with your mug!

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 sign up there should be a screen that comes up confirming that you are in.
Make sure you follow up if you don't receive your assignment by the 12th.
I don't want anyone to miss out!

7. Are you doing a giveaway?
But of course!
(Sign up and then scroll down below the sign up for more info)


And now the good stuff!
Please complete this form below in order to sign up for the swap!

UPDATE: Sign Ups are officially CLOSED!!




And now for the giveaway!
This year, there will be TWO giveaway winners! Many thanks to the lovely and awesome Mug Swap Sponsors.

Every participant is automatically entered to win one of two prizes!


Prize Package 1
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Katygirl Designs Every Day is an Adventure Print
Navy & White Buffalo Check Infinity Scarf from Eclectic Joy 
Recipe for Crazy All I Need is Jesus & Tea Print (5x7) 
Necklace from Lovely Little Whimsy
Pen & Paint Mug Canvas

A pair of Happy Days by Wifey Singer earrings of your choice.
Garland from Raising Up Rubies
Washi Tape from The Paperie 
Pack of Note Cards from Jenze

Miscellaneous Goodies from Me!
Updated to Add: Mug Rug from KnittyBitties!
Updated to Add: Mug & 5x7 Print from Chrissie Grace Art!

Prize Package 2
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Katygirl Designs Every Day is an Adventure Print
Pen & Paint Tea & Coffee Print
Recipe for Crazy All I Need is Jesus & Coffee Print (5x7)
A pair of Happy Days by Wifey Singer earrings of your choice.
Pack of Note Cards from Jenze
Necklace from Lovely Little Whimsy
Garland from Raising Up Rubies
Sticker Pack from The Paperie 
Miscellaneous Goodies from Me!
Updated to Add: Mug Rug from KnittyBitties!
Updated to Add: Mug & 5x7 Print from Chrissie Grace Art!

The best way to support the Mug Swap Sponsors is by following their Instagram or favoriting their Etsy Shop or liking their Facebook page. One additional entry for each of the following (please leave a comment for each, your participation entry is already counted):

Follow KatyGirl Designs on Instagram: @katykristin

Follow Recipe for Crazy on Instagram: @recipeforcrazy
Follow Happy Days by Wifey Singer on Instagram: @shopwifeysinger
Follow Life Made Lovely on Instagram: @life_made_lovely
Follow Cory of Eclectic Joy Shop on Instagram: @corymargrave

Follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop on Instagram: @lovelylittleshop
Follow Raising Up Rubies on Instagram: @raisinguprubies
Like Pen & Paint on Facebook: Pen & Paint
Favorite Jenze on Etsy
Updated: Follow KnittyBitties on Instagram: @knittybitties 
Updated: Follow Chrissie Grace on Instagram: @chrissiegrace


Lastly, one additional entry for each way you share about the Mug Swap! (Instagram, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). Leave a comment for each!

617 comments:

  1. Can you please confirm that I'm the first one to sign up. I saw it on bloglovin in bed and squealed a little. I have waited for this day for an entire year. Happy 3rd anniversary!!

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    1. it feels like christmas!!
      MERRY MUG SWAP, to you!

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  2. I just shared on FB. Thank you!

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  3. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

    also, tweeted. xo

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  5. I follow @Katykristin on Instagram :)

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  6. I follow @recipeforcrazy on Instagram!

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  7. I follow @shopwifeysinger on Instagram!

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  8. I follow Life_Made_Lovely on Instagram!

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  9. I follow @lovelylittleshop on Instagram

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  10. Just favorited Party by Jenze on Etsy:)

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  11. I follow my local peep @raisinguprubies on Instagram! :)

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  12. I follow @corymargrave on Instagram. Im drooling over her striped cowl scarf!

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  13. I follow @raisinguprubies on Instagram

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  14. I follow @katykristin on IG
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  15. I follow shopwifeysinger on IG

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  16. I follow life_made_lovely on IG

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  17. I follow lovelylittleshop on IG

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  18. I follow raisinguprubies on IG

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  19. I follow KatyGirl Designs on instagram!

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  20. I follow Recipe for Crazy on Instagram!

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  21. I follow Happy Days by Wifey Singer on Instagram!

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  22. I follow Life Made Lovely on Instagram!

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  23. I follow Cory of Eclectic Joy Shop on Instagram!

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  24. I follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop on Instagram!

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  25. I follow Raising up Rubies on Instagram!

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  26. I like Pen & Paint on Facebook!

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  27. Party by Jenze is one of my favorites on Etsy!

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  28. And...I have shared about the Mug Swap on my Instagram feed. Phew! Kim, you're the best - thanks so much for organizing this!!! xo

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  29. Perfect Attendance?! I've never had perfect attendance in my life until now. Holla!

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  30. liked katygirl designs on etsy

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  31. I follow KatyGirl Designs on Instagram

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  32. I follow Recipe for Crazy on Instagram

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  33. liked party by jenze on etsy

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  34. liked raising up rubies on etsy

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  35. I follow Happy Days by Wifey Singer on Instagram

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  36. I follow Life Made Lovely on Instagram

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  37. I follow Cory of Eclectic Joy Shop on Instagram

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  38. I follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop on Instagram

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  39. I follow Raising Up Rubies on Instagram

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  40. I follow Raising Up Rubies on Instagram

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  41. I follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop on Instagram

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  42. I follow Shop Wifey Singer on Instagram

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  43. I follow recipeforcrazy on IG'

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  44. I follow Life made lovely on IG

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  45. I follow raising up rubies on IG

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  46. I follow KatyGirl Designs on Instagram

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  47. I follow Recipe for Crazy on Instagram

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  48. I follow Happy Day by Wifey Singer on Instagram

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  49. I follow recipe for crazy & life made lovely on IG!

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  50. I follow Life Made Lovely on Instagram

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  51. I follow Cory of Eclectic Joy Shop on Instagram

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  52. I follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop on Instagram

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  53. I follow Raising up Rubies on Instagram

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  54. I twitter'd about the mugswap -- I'm @bigboxcar. Awesome idea!

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  55. Blogged! http://wonderfullyunkempt.com/2013/08/01/random-things/

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  56. Shared on Instagram as @mamaoftheseboys

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  57. Following @recipeforcrazy on Instagram

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  58. Following @shopwifeysinger on Instagram

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  59. following @katykristin on Instagram. :)

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  60. Following @life_made_lovely on Instagram

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  61. Following @lovelylittleshop on Instagram

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  62. Following @raisinguprubies on Instagram

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  63. Shared mug swap on my Instagram. Yay!

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  64. just shared via instagram! umm..i forgot to check for the confirmation after i hit submit. should i just sign up again? i'm so sorry!!!

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  65. i like Pen & Paint on Facebook

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  66. I follow cory at eclectic joy shop

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  67. I like Pen & Paint on facebook.

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  68. I follow Raising Rubies on IG

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  69. Follow Recipe for Crazy on IG

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  70. Following @penandpaint on Instagram

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  71. FOLLOWING @penandpaint on instagram.

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  72. Following @RaisingupRubies on instagram

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  73. I follow @recipeforcrazy on ig! :)

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  74. definitely following @penandpaint on ig!

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  75. Raising up Rubies favorite on Etsy!

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  76. I follow @lovelylittleshop on IG =)

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  77. And I also follow @recipeforcrazy =)

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  78. Shared on Instagram! Username: everymoment7911

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  79. I follow Katygirl Designs @katykristin on instagram!

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  80. I followed recipeforcrazy on instagram!

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  81. shared on instagram as well!

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  82. I followed katykristin on instagram!

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  83. i'm following @katykristin on insta!

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  84. following @life_made_lovely!

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  85. following @lovelylittleshop!

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  86. And I blogged =) As you can tell, I am excited!
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  87. jenze has been favorited! :)

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  88. Following Katy Kristen on IG

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  90. I like Pen & Paint on Facebook!

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  91. I follow KatyGirl Designs (@katykristin) on Instagram.

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  92. I follow Recipe for Crazy (@recipeforcrazy) on Instagram.

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  93. I follow lovelylittleshop on ig :)

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  94. I follow Happy Days by Wifey Singer (@shopwifeysinger) on Instagram.

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  95. I follow Life Made Lovely (@life_made_lovely) on Instagram.

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  96. I shared about the mug swap on ig :) so excited to participate. thanks for coordinating this event!!! and happy 3rd blogaversary!!!!!

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  97. I follow Lovely Little Whimsy Shop (@lovelylittleshop) on Instagram.

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  98. I tweeted the mug swap (@cayubsmum)

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  100. I follow Recipeforcrazy on IG

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  102. I shared the mug swap on my IG @angreese

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  103. Pinned this post (Alessia Santoro is Pinterest name)

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  104. I shared on Instagram! @jaybaytx

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  105. Shared on instagram @alessiamariee

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  106. Tweeted about it @alessiamariee

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  107. Like pen and paint on facebook

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  108. Followed @raisinguprubies on IG

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  109. tweeted about the swap angreese26

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