GIVEAWAY: Win Two Free Tees From Sistine!

To kick off the new year in style, I’ve hooked up with our friends at Sistine for an awesome T-Shirt giveaway! And all you need to do to get in on the action is send out a tweet on Twitter! Sistine is giving away three (3) Sistine T-Shirts and a couple of 50% off discount codes to be used to the Sistine shop. So what do you need to tweet? Tweet this for a chance to win:

#Win free tees through @SistineCreation x @cotygonzales #giveaway. Follow @SistineCreation and RT. 3 winners chosen. http://su.pr/2RM1Pm

You’re allowed to retweet the above message up to 10 times to increase your chances of winning! What will you win?

Prizes: 3 winners will be randomly selected by Sistine.

1st Place Winner will receive 2 free tees ($72 value) of his/her choice from Sistine’s 2010 Summer & Winter collection and a 50% discount code to shop at www.sistine.co.

2nd Place Winner will receive 1 free tee ($36 value) of choice and a 50% discount code.

3rd Place Winner will receive 50% online shop discount code.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Each time you tweet the message you will receive one entry into the giveaway. Every contestant is allowed a maximum of 10 RT’s, we suggest you do not tweet the message more than once a day. We do not wish for you to spam your followers.
  • The sweepstake is open to anyone worldwide.
  • The contest is not redeemable for cash.
  • Giveaway ends at January 19th 23:59 EST. Tweets after that time and date will not be counted.
  • The winner will be contacted by Sistine via twitter, therefore you MUST be following @SistineCreation to be eligible for the win.
  • All decisions are made final by Sistine and we maintain the right to decide all matters and disputes that arises from the contest.

And here are a few of the T-Shirts that you could win!

Indie Tee Spotlight #28: Verde Styles Wins Pepsi Refresh Project

What would you do if you won $25,000 to to help fun your great idea? Well, luckily Verde Styles doesn’t have to worry about what they’ll do with $25,000 because they came up with a succinct plan that actually won them that exact amount from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Yes, that huge corporation that makes that very popular soft drink that you love to drink gave an independent T-Shirt company $25,000.

So what did CEO and Founder of Verde Styles, Nish Patel, and the rest of the Verde Styles team plan to do with the money? Read on and find out!

Coty: Tell us a little about the Pepsi Refresh Project and how you found out about it.

Nish: I found out about the Pepsi Refresh Project luckily through MTV considering I hardly every watch it.  The Pepsi Refresh Project provides grants to individuals, organizations, and businesses to make the world a better place by giving back. The categories of ideas range include health, culture, education, neighborhoods, and the planet. Thanks to our friends and family religiously voting every day, Verde Styles to 8th for The Planet and won a $25,000 grant.

Coty: Why did you think Verde Style was a perfect fit for the Pepsi Refresh Project?

Nish: Verde Styles was founded on the basis of becoming a business with a major social impact. By not only being profitable, but also helping the community at the same time. We make sure all of our products are made ethically and within the United States. Refreshing is a word which I think describes Verde Styles. Our hip and artistic approach to environmental problems is a refreshing outlook in our world today.

Coty: What were some of the ideas/goals that Verde Styles put forth for the Pepsi Refresh Project?

Nish: Verde Styles main goal is to spread awareness about the environment through our tees. With the grant money, we can now travel to other locations around the country to make our nation a “Verde Nation.” Another idea that we can now fund is a “Zero Carbon Footprint” event planned for Earth Day 2011. The event will be powered by energy generated from people pedaling bicycles.

Coty: Some of your ideas are pretty ambitious, like “Host 20 recycling drives around the nation.” Has it been tough trying to accomplish everything you said that you would do?

Nish: As a small company, it is always tough to organize and plan events while taking care of other things. Luckily, we have many of our friends helping us get the job done, from helping us organize recycling drives at college campuses to thinking of new designs for tees and products. We continue to stay ambitious by keeping our website fresh with a new tee every Wednesday along with a fun interactive Blog.

Coty: Verde Styles was awarded a $25,000 grant last August, what’s your progress been like so far?

Nish: We have been working hard to keep the ball rolling. Just this past October, we traveled to West Chester University and University of Pittsburg for two amazing events. Also, we participated in Sustainability Day on Temple University’s campus. For the future, we have started to plan events at music festivals around the country.

Coty: You guys set out to plant 3,000 brand new trees. How close are you to that number?

Nish: After our successful events this past October, we have reached 2000 trees planted. After we have reached our goal, we will continue to plant trees as well as help other causes that Verde Styles believes in.

Thanks again to Nish Patel for stopping by and sharing his story of how Verde Styles was able to accomplish something pretty amazing. For more information on Verde Styles, please visit their website, you can also purchase their T-Shirts there as well!

Th Fabulous TeeFury Grab Bag + Video Unwrapping

Grab bags are fun but for some, the mystery can be a little nervewracking. So I put the $5 TeeFury grab bag to the test and picked up three Grab Bag tees during their last promotion and did an unwrapping video just for you. Did I like the mystery tees that were sent to me? Watch below to find out and see which tees I got!

If you want to get in on the Grab Bag fun then be sure to check out TeeFury because for the next 24 hours, the  fabulous TeeFury grab bag promotion is back! $5 dollars will score you one random TeeFury tee that you’ll either love or hate, either way, it’s just $5. And if you end up not liking it, hey, we all have friends that love free stuff.

And if you couldn’t tell from the video, I was pretty stoked with my grab bag pickings!

TeeFury Grab Bag

TeeFury Grab Bag

DBH 10K 2010 Top 24 Revealed

Every time around this year the T-Shirt community builds up a frenzy in anticipation for the Design By Humans Contest. For the Design By Humans community, this is the time of the year that matters, and for the bright artists that make up the top 24, this is their moment to shine and make some big bucks doing it. Every year, the team at Design by Humans choose the cream of the crop for their community to vote on – the big winner wins a whopping $10,000. Past winners include AJ Dimarucot, whom used his winning to start his own clothing line for infants. Last year’s winner, struck gold with Mecha-Labaw.

As we’ve seen with the past DBH 10K contests, it doesn’t just take a great design to win, but also plain old hustle. Every vote counts, so each designer tries crazy tactics to garner the most votes. 2009 winner Christian San Jose pulled out the big guns with a full fledged social media campaign, and it paid off. 2008 Winner AJ Dimarucot used the power of family to spread the word, and that did the trick for him.

I’m interested to se what this years DBH cream of the crop do to set themeselves apart from the competition to win the hears and votes of the design voting public. That’s what I’m interested in.

Oh yeah, and I also like to pick my favorites. Here’s are my top 5 favorite designs from this years top 25! Which do you love?

Into The Light by Muttley:

Into The Light by muttley

The Perfect Murder by alvarejo:

The Perfect Murder by alvarejo

Never As It Seems by zerobriant:

Never As It Seems by zerobriant

The Siren Song by sirensong:

The Siren Song by sirensong

Unleashed Imagination buko:

Unleashed Imagination by buko

And here are a few thumbnails of the rest of the top 25:

DBH-10K

Tilteed Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway!

A year ago Tilteed was just getting started and to kick things off they had a huge giveaway involving a bunch of Xbox 360′s. Well, they’ve made it to the 1 year mark, and in the world of T-Shirt design contest sites, that is a big accomplishment. To celebrate the anniversary, Tilteed is giving a lot of awesome stuff, including a Flip UltraHD, Art Prints, and up to a years worth of Tilted T-Shirts! This is a big deal so be sure to take part. Prizes include:

Tilteed Flip UltraHD Prize

Grand Prize:

1 Flip UltraHD
1 Inprnt.com Art Print – 13” x 19” (1st choice of print)
Year of Tilteed Tees (2 a month, 24 total)

Runner Up:

1 Inprnt.com Art Print – 13” x 19” (2nd choice of print)
Year of Tilteed Tees (2 a month, 24 total)

3rd Place:

1 Inprnt.com Art Print – 13” x 19”
5 Tilteed Tees

4th – 10th Place:

2 Tilteed Tees

Each day between now and July 26th, we’re going to be giving away t-shirts. The winners of each daily giveaway will receive 1 entry into the final drawing. So everyday there will be a new chance to win a t-shirt as well as win an entry into our grand prize drawing. The daily contests will be mostly simple, easy to do things like tweeting about our tees, leaving a comment, sharing on Facebook, guessing the next color t-shirt, etc.

Also, there is NO limit to the number of entries into the grand prize drawing that you can win. You can have 1 entry or you can have 10 entries – all it takes is participation in the dailies and a little bit of luck. The only requirement to gain an entry is to make sure that you are a Tilteed member. You can register here.

While you’re scheming on how you can best position yourself to win the top prize, be sure to check out the printing of the Dream Bot shirt by Inner-Monster – you’ll even get to see Tilteed intern, Bo, printing the tee!

It’s Toile About You Giveaway Winner!

Did you leave a comment on my interview with 2009 Threadless Bestees Design of the Year award winner, Emmy Cicierega, in hopes of winning the $25 Threadless Gift Certificate so that you can buy your own copy of It’s Toile About You? Well, I know who the winner is and if you want to know you’ve got to watch the video below!

If you were the winner then expect to receive an email from me soon!

Didn’t win? You can still buy It’s Toile About You from Threadless for $20.

It's Toile About You

It's Toile About You

Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway

Tuesdays mean one thing … LOST! That’s right LOST fans I’ve got a contest just for you that involves two of the best things in the galaxy: LOST and T-Shirts. So, If you watched episode 54 of Co-Tee TV then you saw the fancy LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt that I had on. The only way you could have gotten one of these is if you attended the premier of LOST on the beach in Waikiki. Luckily for me, I was there and as a tee blogger, I was determined to leave with more than one to give away to some lucky LOST fans who happen to also read my bloggy blog!

Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page

Here’s the deal. You want one of these exclusive LOST: The Final Season T-Shirts? Just 1) tell me your T-Shirt size and 2) leave a LOST Comment either here on this blog post or on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. Your LOST comment can be anything, including your favorite character from the show, favorite episode, favorite scene or LOST moment, it can be anything LOST related. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win one of four exclusive LOST tees that were only available at the premier on the beach in Waikiki! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in two places. If you leave a comment in both then you’ll receive TWO entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at both places! Contest ends on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Winners will be announced later that week.

There will be 4 winners, one for each of the 4 LOST T-Shirt prizes. I have 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 extra large so be sure to mention your size along with your answer!

COMMENT AWAY LOST FANS!

LOST Contest

Lost Contest

LOST Contest

Finroo $2000 Contest

Are you a designer? Have you submitted to Finroo yet? If not, then you definitely should check them out. They are running a pretty cool promo for artist who submit to their site and get selected for print. Basically, if your design gets chosen for print you receive $4 for every shirt sold and they donate a buck to a charity of your choice.

The contest part involves you being able to sell out your designs. Finroo does limited runs and if you’re the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person to sell out your design you win cash (see below for details). If you’re the first to sell 250 tees, you win $2000. Not bad, if you’re a T-Shirt contest site junkie I highly recommend you check out Finroo.

Finroo

Uneetee $5 Mystery Giveaway

Uneetee.com is having a special $5 Mystery Giveaway sale. It’s a giveaway, yet it costs $5? You might be wondering what the deal is. So basically, you purchase a $5 Uneetee.com giftcard and you are guaranteed to receive a minimum of $6, but you also get the chance of receiving a $15, $50, or $100 giftcard (hence the mystery part). 

I’ve never purchased anything from Unetee before. Maybe I’ll give this shot! Maybe I’ll get lucky ;) 

Uneetee $5 Mystery Giftcard

HUGE laFraise €15,000 ($20,000) Contest

This is possibly the largest prize money ever for a single T-Shirt contest and I’m excited to see who’ll take home the cash! laFraise is kicking off their new site redesign in a big way, by giving out a truckload of cash. This is seriously a big deal, considering that Threadless, arguably the largest and most successful online T-Shirt contest site gave-a-way $20,000 for it’s Bestees awards, laFraise is going to giveaway €15,000 (roughly $20,915.59 USD) to the winner of their 15K contest. If you’re a designer, you definitely want to get in on this!

laFraise 15K Contest

Read on for full details:

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