Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Countdown to Postcrossing 500 giveaway

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As of this moment (10:45am on 24 August 2011), I have all 17 of my Postcrossing postcards traveling. This shows you where they're traveling... and only 3 more of these puppies need to arrive to reach my 500 sent (well, registered, really, as I've sent well over 500 by now) marker!

Once I hit 500 registered, as I hinted last week, I will do a giveaway of postcards from my etsy shop. I'll announce the milestone and the giveaway officially, and at that point interested parties can register...

...but I'm looking at this traveling list and getting awfully curious! Which of these will be #500? I guess it's statistically possible that one I have even yet to send will be the magic postcard, since some things travel awfully slowly...

My personal opinion? It WON'T be the one to China. I predict that one is fated for expiration.

Any guesses? This is NOT the official giveaway contest, I'm just feeling like a guessing game will be fun right now.

18 comments:

  1. Congrats 500 sent postcards is awesome! :)
    Wow 35 days is a long time for that postcard to be traveling to China! I have a feeling it's not going to be that one either haha
    I'm going to just randomly guess...maybe the postcard to Belarus?

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  2. The ones I send to Chine rarely make it :/
    I'll go with the Dutch one just for the fun of it ;)

    And wow for almost 500 I'm currently on 109 send 110 received. Must send some new ones soon

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  3. I guess it will be the one to Belgium!

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  4. That is a LOT of postcards - CONGRATULATIONS! I'll go with Slovenia being #500. :)

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  5. Rolard in the US. And he seems like the kind of guy I'd enjoy writing to, too!

    I'm working toward my own Postcrossing goal right now on my Zmrzlina account. Once I hit 3000 received, I'm retiring the account and will pick up my old PostMuse account, but not until January. I predict I'll hit 3000 on Zmrzlina mid-September, and I think I want a few months break from the site, but I may end up jumping back in after only a few weeks. I know I'm never going to want more than 10 cards or so traveling, though. It gets soooo expensive. And so many never arrive, or arrive but the recipient has lost interest and never acknowledges the card.

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  6. I am with Henderica...I am going with the Netherlands!

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  7. I'll throw in for UK- that usually goes quickly from the Eastern US!

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  8. Based solely on the registration rates for the cards I've sent so far, I think it will be the one from Finland.

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  9. I will toss my guess in with the one to Russia.

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  10. Congrats!
    I have had cards to China travelling for about 70 days, so 35 seems quite okay. ;)

    My guess is Finland.

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  11. I notice you haven't uploaded photos for several of them? Do you not scan your cards before mailing? I find that it's rare to find someone who does any more.

    Nobody has chosen Canada as "THE" card, so I'll go with that.

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  12. Bev, re:scanning - If I find a card interesting and I have time to do so, I scan it. Otherwise, not. I am amazed at the quantity of Postcrossers who want what I consider "boring" touristy postcards, so although I keep them on hand, I rarely scan them. And sometimes I'll send something fun but I'm running off to the post office, so... I do my best with what time and interest allow.

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  13. 500! Wow! Congrats! :) I will put my bet on UK :)

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  14. Congratulations on reaching 500!
    I say Taiwan:)

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  15. bev I am one of the rare ones who scans, but I think it is more that I am a bit ocd about using my scanner my hubby bought me :)

    I don't blame Missive for not scanning them all though I may not too when i hit 500..lol

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  16. The cards I send all the time on Postcrossing are scanned and saved to my computer so I can just upload as needed. I have about 40 or so local views that I tend to send over and over. I do enjoy when I get an address for someone who likes something a bit out of the ordinary because I can dip into my lovely stash, and then I'm thrilled to scan that special postcard.

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  17. wow! amazing!!! mine one only few right now.

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