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12/07/2011

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Spencer’s will contact winner! Vegansaurus Giveaway: Box of Lara Bars (your flavor choice!) + $20 gift card from Spencer’s Market!  »

There’s a new vegan deals site in town and it’s called Spencer’s Market. It’s completely vegan, and here’s what they have to say for themselves:

We’re a new online eCommerce and Marketing platform focused on connecting our Vegan audience with the best gourmet/artisan Vegan food producers in the country. We are in the business of creating buzz and giving exposure to incredible food for Vegans (as well as gluten-free, low glycemic, etc) who feel limited by the choices they have at their local retail markets. 

Right on, we’re in! We can always use more ways to get vegan food into our gullets, and you know that’s right. Plus, it’s all at a discount! For example, one of their pre-launch deals is on tons of Primal Strips for hella cheap! Sometimes the thought of eating a delicious Texas BBQ Primal Strip is the only reason I get out of bed in the morning before I get right back into bed. Spencer’s Market has heard my cry for help and they’ve answered, valiantly/deliciously.

For a chance to win a box of delicious Lara Bars (I think they’re for women but if you’re a guy, don’t worry, you’ll just grow breasts! Sexy!) plus a $20 credit to the market (FREE MONEY$), just do the following things:

1) sign up for the deals and:

2) leave a comment letting us know what vegan treats you’d like to see deals on. Let’s tell Spencer’s Market what we want so they can hopefully give it to us! SEXY ACTIVISM. 

Spencer’s will randomly choose the winner on Wed., December 14, and will email you. DONE AND DONE! Good luck!!

10/20/2011

CLOSED! Vegansaurus giveaway: TWO awesome Mojito wallets from Malcolm Fontier!  »


That’s right friends! We are giving away TWO Mojito wallets from vegan company Malcolm Fontier. We have one in black faux leather with red detail, and one in gray faux leather with  purple detail. This wallet is hot! And very slim, which is good because then you can keep it in your pocket while you’re dancing and not lose it like I do with my chunky wallet all the time. Seriously, losing my wallet is my special talent. I’m also excellent at losing my cellphone.

The Mojito:

Travel light—for the night, weekend, or for life. Possibly the world’s smallest wallet, the Mojito is for those who hate carrying bulk, or who want a pared down travel wallet. In fact, it’s more like an extra pocket, or a money clip—without the clip. The Mojito holds up to six cards and has a light elastic strap to ensure that, no matter where you’re going, your cards are staying with you.

And this is extra-special because these are some of the brand-new colors Malcolm Fontier has released. You can see all the colors on their site

TO WIN: Comment on this post and tell me about that one time you lost your wallet/credit card/ID/etc. Or tell me if you’ve never lost any of those and how you do that! PLUS, specify which color you want, red or purple. I will pick a winner for each color next Thursday, so get to it!

10/14/2011

Opti3 Omega-3 supplement winners, stand up and be counted!  »

We have chosen our winners for the omega-3 supplement but I need their email addresses! Normally, I just search my email and disqus has sent them to me but this time I just got aliases. And what lovely aliases they are! VEGANTRASH and MEOWMIX, send me your email addresses! Yay! You are winners!

xoxo

Megan Rascal

10/12/2011

CONTEST CLOSED. Vegansaurus Giveaway: VIP Tickets to VegNews Book Bash with Spork Foods! (HELLO, there’s a Cinnaholic cinnamon bun BAR)  »

Contest closed! The winners are Brandi and Rachel! We will contact you soon!! Yay!! If you didn’t win, never fear! There are options:

1) If you want to volunteer at the party, they’re in need of a handful of volunteers and you get:

1—A free tik

2—Free food and drinks

3—A free signed copy of Spork-Fed

4—A free VegNews tee

Email cholland AT vegnews DOT com if you’re interested!

2) You can still buy tickets here!

SO NO MATTER WHAT YOU BETTER COME!

xoxoxolaura

Great news! Vegansaurus has just secured four VIP tickets to the VegNews Book Bash with Spork Foods, despite the event’s being almost sold-out! We have connections, what can I say. I am going to be at the party (I’ll be under the Cinnaholic cinnamon bun bar), and I hope you will, too! We’re giving away two pairs of these coveted tickets, which include sumptuous vegan appetizers, all-you-can drink cocktails, a signed copy of the brand-new Spork-Fed cookbook, all the photobooth photos you can take, and, yes, the aforementioned cinnamon bun bar. And this all takes place on VegNews' gorgeous rooftop deck in the Mission. Seriously, it's the prettiest and most glamourous place in this filth-ball city!

We’re gonna give them out in sets of two. That’s two sets of two VIP tickets, if my math is correct! For a chance to win, just tell me what your current favorite vegan cookbook is (side note: did you see that Vegan Pie in the Sky is out?! So exciting! Buy a million copies! Plus, we’ve heard there are recipes for OLIVE OIL CRUST and MIND-BLOWING CHEESECAKES. Hello!), and I’ll draw two winners this Friday at 5 p.m.. That’s in TWO DAYS! So get to stepping! The same day we stop selling our t-shirts! And the Vegucated tickets giveaway ends! Friday is a big day!! Please only enter if you can definitely make the party (Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.). More details here! Now, enter!

Plus, we’ll get to hang out? How awesome will that be?? The answer is: VERY AWESOME because I am like, the cutest, coolest, sexiest, smartest, most down-to-earth lady you’ll ever have the pleasure of lying under a cinnamon bun bar with. Let’s do this!

Finally, let’s drool over the Cinnaholic cinnamon bun below and dream up our most favorite topping combo would be. Oh! If you don’t want to tell me your favorite vegan cookbook, let me know your favorite cinnamon roll topping combo OMG SO FUN.

10/05/2011

CONTEST CLOSED: Win tickets to a Bay Area screening of Vegucated!  »

Thanks for participating, everyone! And congratulations to the winners!

I keep thinking I have a short attention span, but I love to read, so maybe it’s a problem with audio-visual stimuli: I have a really hard time watching an entire movie. I pause it so often it takes me three days to finish, or I’ll keep it on and do a bunch of educational quizzes on Sporcle (Always Be Self-Improving), or I’ll put it on as background while I cook or clean—I am bad at watching movies.

A movie that did keep my attention for its entire run was Vegucated, the documentary about three omnivores who adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. It’s only about 90 minutes, but it’s well made and totally compelling. Despite not being its target audience—I don’t need like 10 minutes of animal-abuse footage and slaughterhouse stats to convince me my lifestyle choices are morally correct—I watched the entire thing without getting wiggly or checking my phone-clock once.

Vegucated documents an interesting experiment in an entertaining way, the director/editor/writer/narrator, Marisa Miller Wolfson, is smart and funny, and she chose her subjects well. They’re totally sympathetic: You cheer when they succeed; you feel bad when they cry. I absolutely recommend Vegucated. Go see it! With your friends! And family! And everyone you know who isn’t vegan, because duh they should be and Vegucated can help get them there!

Specifically, you in the Bay Area have two chances to see it, on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, and on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. Buy tickets for the Berkeley screening here, and for the S.F. screening here. Best part: You can win tickets for either event, thanks to our pal and event producer Karine Brighten! Isn’t she great? Thanks, Karine!

We are giving away one pair and two single tickets to the SF event, and two single tickets to the Berkeley event. To win, leave a comment with two pieces of information: 1. Which screening you’d like to attend (“Berkeley” or “San Francisco”); and 2. Recommend me a movie that isn’t totally boring! I will pick winners by Friday, Oct. 14. This should give all you non-winners plenty of time to buy your way in.

You want to see this movie! So come on and enter the contest, already.

[photos by Jessica Mahady for Vegucated]

10/04/2011

CLOSED! Vegansaurus Giveaway: Opti3 Omega-3 supplement!  »

The lovely (and healthy!) folks across the pond at Opti3 were kind enough to ship over a sample of their fine product for an honest review, and the verdict is in: This is one heart-healthy, smart-making, mama-supporting, ass-kicking Omega-3 supplement! Opti3 is a 100 percent vegan, high-strength Omega-3 EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) supplement, which are considered essential fatty acids because our bodies don’t produce them on their own. These fatty acids ultimately affect the function of virtually every system and every cell in our body and are responsible for cell flexibility, nerve function, mood support, and even weight control. Basically, they’re SUPER-IMPORTANT.

Some less-evolved peeps may get their Omega-3s from eating the bodies of our fine-finned ocean friends, but Opti3 has eliminated the known risks (and environmental damage) of consuming fish—including the toxins—by creating a high-performance vegan formula.

More from the Opti3 website: All of the ingredients in Opti3 are 100 percent vegetarian- and vegan-approved. This includes the capsule itself, which is vegetable-based and gelatine-free. Opti3 is produced under pharmaceutical quality-controlled conditions.

You want to boost your overall health and support an awesome vegan company, right? OF COURSE YOU DO! You’re in luck - Vegansaurus and Opti3 are going to give away a FULL BOTTLE of Opti3’s newest, high-strength formula to three lucky readers! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post including another vegan source of Omega-3s. Yup, that’s it! You have ONE WEEK from post date to enter, and we’ll pick three winners at random. A bottle of Opti3 will be shipped directly to your door—it’s as simple as that. Get healthy and enter today! [images via Opti3]

09/01/2011

CLOSED! Vegansaurus Giveaway: Swimsuit from Eco Swim by Aqua Green!  »

Hey errrybody! There’s still time to get into a hot suit for summer! A hot PLANET-FRIENDLY suit! This super cute Eco Swim bathing suit can be yours, my friends. Just answer me this: What’s the best vegan food for summer? Leave your answer in the comments and I will drunkenly randomly select a winner next Thursday!

Eco Swim is a very cool company. Here’s their mission statement:

Our mission is to provide fashionable, excellent quality, and planet-friendly swimwear. We will achieve this by embracing sustainable technologies and methods, hence reducing our carbon footprint in the sand. Our vision is to be the most sustainable swimwear manufacturer on the planet.

As you know, saving the environment is a good endeavor for vegans as that’s where the animals live! And those animals love that environment, I’m telling you. And Eco Swim promises not to make uggo swimwear just because they want it to be sustainable. Check out their site for more cute suits!

05/05/2011

Vegansaurus Giveaway: $50 gift card to Lulu’s + 15 percent off for everybody!  »


Check it out! We are giving away a $50 gift card to Lulus.com! Lulu’s has a ton of faux leather shoes and purses* and plenty of other good stuff. To win, leave a comment telling us your favorite vegan recipe and what Lulu’s outfit you would wear if you had a vegan dinner party featuring that dish. Go crazy!

Even if you don’t win, everyone is getting a 15 percent discount to Lulu’s from today until May 9. The coupon code is “VEGANSAURUS” and it’s case-sensitive! It is valid for customers in the U.S. and Canada and is a one-use-per-customer coupon. Sorry!

Have at it! I will be choosing a winner next Thursday. I know, the suspense will kill you! But don’t die! You might win!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty into these:
How cool would I be? (Hint: SO COOL)

*I can’t speak to the glue, it’s a bunch of different companies.

04/28/2011

CLOSED! Vegansaurus giveaway: Vegan’s Daily Companion!  »

That’s right, pals! We are doing another giveaway! This time one lucky reader will win a copy of Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s Vegan’s Daily Companion! It’s got all kinds of good stuff to carry your vegan heart through the week!


To win, you must comment on this post with your dream vegan tattoo idea! Let’s get it on! We will be picking a winner next Thursday! Exclamation point!

04/19/2011

***Contest closed! But you can still buy tickets and go AND YOU SHOULD!***
You totally want to meet Jennifer Coolidge, right? Because she’s the baddest beeyatch on earth and her performance in Best in Show is maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to the motion picture industry. Seriously, during the impending End of Days, if I’m charged with grabbing a few items of cultural significance to preserve for future generations, you better watch the fuck out because racist pieces of shit like Breakfast at Tiffany’s will go down in flames. I’ll be on an inflatable dingy, floating in the debris of our trashed civilization, clutching copies of Cabin Boy, Billy Madison, and Best in Show. BELIEVE IT.
Here’s your chance to meet Jennifer Coolidge at a swanky-swank party for Farm Sanctuary! Not only will you meet Coolidge, you’ll rub elbows with Moby (most famous famous vegan), John Salley (he plays sports!), Bob Harper (will he make you do push-ups to earn a second serving of fruit?), and our hero, Farm Sanctuary Founder and President Gene Baur. I mean, we really love Gene Baur. Like a lot. Not only is he wildly attractive, he’s a superhero to the animals, and is very nice to look at.
The reason you’d be hanging out with famous people is that it’s Farm Sanctuary’s 25th year in operation (SO COOL) and they’re celebrating with two mega galas, one in NYC and one in Los Angeles, and you’ll be attending the launch party to get people all hella excited. Fun, right? Now, you might be saying, “Vegansaurus, you are on drugs (true), how can someone so lowly as myself possibly bump uglies (that means “meet,” right?) with the likes of Jennifer Coolidge and Moby?” Well, here’s how!
Vegansaurus is lucky enough to have two tickets to giveaway to the 25th Anniversary Gala launch party this Saturday, Apr. 23, in Los Angeles (at a private home in the Hollywood Hills. FANCY!). That’s right, the pink dino is moving up in the world and we’re taking you with us! Or we’re sending you in our place because we’re too poor to get to L.A.! To win a ticket for you and a friend (THAT’S TWO TICKETS), let us know which Farm Sanctuary animal you most want to adopt. You can just tell us that you love pigs the most because they’re great or you can play favorites and give us the name of the Farm Sanctuary animal you love the most.
Also, while you’re at it, you should totally actually adopt one! It feels really good to give money to such an awesome organization and you can display their picture on your fridge and in your wallet and when your mom bitches at you, “Why don’t you have kids! You’re so old! And such a disappointment!” you can be like, “WELL, ACTUALLY…”
We’ll randomly pick a winner on Thursday afternoon, so the rest of you will have a chance to buy tickets and go. Seriously, only $100 for an evening of fancy fun, delicious vegan food and drink, and MEETING AND POSSIBLY MARRYING JENNIFER COOLIDGE. All that and the money goes to an amazing cause! You know you were gonna give them $100 anyway, might as well get some booze out of it!

***Contest closed! But you can still buy tickets and go AND YOU SHOULD!***

You totally want to meet Jennifer Coolidge, right? Because she’s the baddest beeyatch on earth and her performance in Best in Show is maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to the motion picture industry. Seriously, during the impending End of Days, if I’m charged with grabbing a few items of cultural significance to preserve for future generations, you better watch the fuck out because racist pieces of shit like Breakfast at Tiffany’s will go down in flames. I’ll be on an inflatable dingy, floating in the debris of our trashed civilization, clutching copies of Cabin BoyBilly Madison, and Best in ShowBELIEVE IT.

Here’s your chance to meet Jennifer Coolidge at a swanky-swank party for Farm Sanctuary! Not only will you meet Coolidge, you’ll rub elbows with Moby (most famous famous vegan), John Salley (he plays sports!), Bob Harper (will he make you do push-ups to earn a second serving of fruit?), and our hero, Farm Sanctuary Founder and President Gene Baur. I mean, we really love Gene Baur. Like a lot. Not only is he wildly attractive, he’s a superhero to the animals, and is very nice to look at.

The reason you’d be hanging out with famous people is that it’s Farm Sanctuary’s 25th year in operation (SO COOL) and they’re celebrating with two mega galas, one in NYC and one in Los Angeles, and you’ll be attending the launch party to get people all hella excited. Fun, right? Now, you might be saying, “Vegansaurus, you are on drugs (true), how can someone so lowly as myself possibly bump uglies (that means “meet,” right?) with the likes of Jennifer Coolidge and Moby?” Well, here’s how!

Vegansaurus is lucky enough to have two tickets to giveaway to the 25th Anniversary Gala launch party this Saturday, Apr. 23, in Los Angeles (at a private home in the Hollywood Hills. FANCY!). That’s right, the pink dino is moving up in the world and we’re taking you with us! Or we’re sending you in our place because we’re too poor to get to L.A.! To win a ticket for you and a friend (THAT’S TWO TICKETS), let us know which Farm Sanctuary animal you most want to adopt. You can just tell us that you love pigs the most because they’re great or you can play favorites and give us the name of the Farm Sanctuary animal you love the most.

Also, while you’re at it, you should totally actually adopt one! It feels really good to give money to such an awesome organization and you can display their picture on your fridge and in your wallet and when your mom bitches at you, “Why don’t you have kids! You’re so old! And such a disappointment!” you can be like, “WELL, ACTUALLY…”

We’ll randomly pick a winner on Thursday afternoon, so the rest of you will have a chance to buy tickets and go. Seriously, only $100 for an evening of fancy fun, delicious vegan food and drink, and MEETING AND POSSIBLY MARRYING JENNIFER COOLIDGE. All that and the money goes to an amazing cause! You know you were gonna give them $100 anyway, might as well get some booze out of it!

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