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Alouette Cheese Gourmet Fall Giveaway Winner and November Giveaway Announcement

I am pleased to announce the confirmed Alouette Cheese Gourmet Fall Giveaway Winner. Although it took three tries, Viveca Stone-Berry has claimed her prize and Alouette is in the process of sending her gorgeous cheeseboard, free gourmet cheeses, and all the other goodies that came with the giveaway.

The Alouette Cheese "Slow Down and Savor Life" contest was the first major giveaway offered through The Cheap Gourmet blog. As with all new things, I underwent a learning curve. I must admit I was surprised the first two winners did not claim their prize.

If you have suggestions on how I can improve future giveaways to ensure recipients are easily notified, feel free to leave a comment. I hope to attract more major food and cooking brands to offer prizes to The Cheap Gourmet readers and want to make the process as easy as possible for participants. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

A Strange Twist…

Oddly enough, I know Viveca Stone-Berry quite well. Her name was chosen at random through the contest service provider. Apparently, it was meant for her to win the Alouette Cheese giveaway because she has in turn given you the chance to win a great holiday gift.

Viveca is the co-founder of; an organization that sells greeting cards graced with photographs of the lives of dogs (and a few cats!). Beneath is a catchy caption that captures the essence of each photograph. Words cannot express how adorable these cards are!

Smells happy dog greeting cards

Dog Caption Cards is launching new greeting card packs, which have yet to be released to the general public. These include the "Merry Christmas Card Pack", “Happy New Sniffs – Happy New Year Pack” and the "Thank You" bundle. Readers of The Cheap Gourmet will be the first to have access to the new line of greeting cards. How exciting is that!

The Cheap Gourmet November Contest Details

The contest is simple. Leave a comment or suggestion on any blog post and include your email address. I moderate every comment and will remove your email address prior to publishing. On Monday, November 30th the winner will be selected at random. The winner will be published on the The Cheap Gourmet blog and contacted via email.

The winner must confirm their prize within 3 days or a new winner will be selected. Once confirmed, Dog Caption Cards will mail your prize.

The Prize:

The prize is Dog Caption Cards "Merry Christmas – Happy New Year Pack" consisting of 25 greeting cards that will take you from Christmas to New Year's.

Valued at $25, Dog Caption Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Card Pack includes: 10 Christmas cards, 5 Thank You cards, and 10 New Year's cards.

Your friends will be delighted to receive these adorable cards and you'll be proud to send them. Each 5 x 7 card is blank inside allowing you to include a personal message of joy and good cheer. Insert gift certificates, gift cards, photographs, airline tickets or money!

Too much cheer happy dog greeting cards

A Worthy Cause – Save an Animal's Life

Not only are these holiday greeting cards unique, they support a very worthy cause.

Dog Caption Cards donates 25-percent of every sale to dog and cat animal rescue organizations. Viveca is passionate about her pups and purrs. Not only is she a pet owner, she also fosters dogs until appropriate owners can be found and volunteers at a local no-kill shelter.

I encourage you to visit and buy some greeting cards. If you are involved in animal rescue fundraising or would like the opportunity to earn extra cash, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “affiliate fundraising tab” to enroll as an affiliate.

Viveca's affiliate program is simple. Affiliates earn 25-percent commission for every sale referred through their unique affiliate code. Details can be found at

Thank you happy dog greeting cards

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I look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions and wish you the best of luck in The Cheap Gourmet's November Giveaway!