The countdown for our giveaway is on

Not long to go, we can already count the hours. Our big San-X giveaway that we started two weeks ago has reached its final phase. You can still join until April 3rd, 2012, Midnight GMT, to win one of our cut packages filled with adorable stuff from Rilakkuma and Sentimental Circus. We included some kawaii prizes that are available at our shop as well, such as the super popular “Relaxing Meal” Re-Ment or the Rilakkuma Bread squishies, but of course we also chose some stuff for you that you can’t buy. The cute Rilakkuma red pocket is very Chinese, because those little envelopes are given away filled with money during certain holidays or special occasions in Hong Kong. The most exclusive gift is the big San-X bag which has a Sentimental Circus design on one side and a Rilakkuma design on the other. Not only is the Rilakkuma design from the brand new Happy Holiday Picnic collection, but the bags are basically not available at all. They were especially designed for business customers who visit trade shows, but we managed to bring some for you guys, as they are just really kawaii.

So join the giveaway by leaving a comment on our blog post 4 years modes4u: BIG Happy Birthday Giveaway which one is your favourite San-X product from our shop or increase your chances for winning by getting extra entries. All winners will be chosen through random.org, we wish all of you good luck.

Hurry and join our giveaway to win one of four cute San-X packages

Hurry and join our giveaway to win one of four cute San-X packages

4 years modes4u: How it all started

Last week our online shop modes4u turned four and we started a big giveaway to celebrate our birthday. When we were preparing our birthday activities, we also wrote a little article about our shop and looked back on how everything started and developed in the last years. We thought it might be nice to share that with you, if you are interested in some funny facts and background information. And don’t forget to join our giveaway by leaving a comment on our blog post 4 years modes4u: BIG Happy Birthday Giveaway. The giveaway is still open till April 3rd.

From 1 to 100 – the kawaii online shop modes4u celebrates its 4th birthday

1640 days ago the online shop modes4u.com opened its virtual doors. Since then the team around native Austrian and company founder Sandra Boch has been sending cute and playful stationery, fabrics and accessories to more than 25,000 customers worldwide. What started with one order per week is now at around 100 per day, and modes4u celebrates its 4th birthday.

Enthusiasm, ambition and maybe a dozen products, that’s what it began with. “We received the first order in our shop around 3 weeks after we went online. It came from Germany and I was so happy that we finally got one“, 30 year old company founder Sandra Boch remembers. Even 4 years after her business opening the young entrepreneur is still excited about every order. But by now she gets a lot more. Today the modes4u-team processes an average of 100 orders per day, in the busy pre-Christmas weeks they even receive several hundred every day. “That’s when really everybody has to help, so that we can handle that amount”, Sandra says.

The Native Austrian, who emigrated to Hong Kong many years ago, established the online shop for cute stationery, fabrics, accessories and DIY-items in 2007 with her Chinese husband Alan Mak. On March 20th 2008 they launched the website www.modes4u.com. “In the first months we maybe had one order per week; we stored the products in our flat and took pictures of them in our bedroom”, IT manager Alan remembers. Today the couple employs 6 German and Chinese staff members, developed its own storage and packing system and has a professional photo studio. The company just moved into a new office last year, but will change location again in 2012: They are just running out of space.

Almost 3,500 products start their journey from the office in Hong Kong to customers all over the world. Already 86 different countries received packages from modes4u. “But most of our orders are shipped to Germany, France and the UK. Many customers are from the USA too. A lot of our products, which we mainly import from Japan, are just really hard to get in those countries”, Sandra explains the success of her own company.

Win one of our cute San-X packages in our big birthday giveaway

Win one of our cute San-X packages in our big birthday giveaway

The Winners of our Giveaway

Thanks for joining our big giveaway that we started one week ago. We drew 5 random winners through random.org for the different prize packages:

Package No. 1 goes to Tiffany B.: swtlduckie@xxx

Tiffany wins kawaii package No. 1

Tiffany wins kawaii package No. 1

Package No. 2 goes to Ana Marques: buxilala@xxx

Ana wins kawaii package No. 2

Ana wins kawaii package No. 2

Package No. 3 goes to Becky Knott: becky_knott84@xxx

Becky wins kawaii package No. 3

Becky wins kawaii package No. 3

Package No. 4 goes to Zoe Macey: zoemacey@xxx

Zoe wins kawaii package No. 4

Zoe wins kawaii package No. 4

Package No. 5 goes to Juliane: Juliane.Horn.st@xxx

Juliane wins kawaii package No. 5

Juliane wins kawaii package No. 5

We removed the end of every email address to protect their privacy. We will contact everyone by email directly. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.

Congrats to the lucky winners of those awesome packages!

Last 48 hours to join our KAWAII giveaway

Our big giveaway to celebrate 22,222 Facebook Fans is almost closed. That’s so exciting, in 48 hours you will know if you have won one of our 5 awesome prize packages. We included a lot of gifts that we recently brought from Japan. It’s really exclusive stuff as it’s not even available in our shop.

If you haven’t joined the giveaway yet you can do so by leaving a comment on our blog post BIG giveaway to celebrate 22,222 Facebook Fans. And for all of you who have joined already, increase your chances of winning by getting additional entries. Winners will be chosen through random.org and we will announce them on this blog tomorrow. Are you excited already?

Join our giveaway to win one of those kawaii prize packages

Join our giveaway to win one of those kawaii prize packages

Giveaway Winner Anouncement

We draw 30 random winners for our giveaway:

1) carmel: carmelita@xxx

2) Angelika: s_angelika3@xxx

3) Jingle: jinglesells@xxx

4) Ivonne: ivonne.h@xxx

5) Ionie Thomas: ionie_thomas@xxx

6) emily: emilyfinch32@xxx

7) Simone Münstermann: mone@xxx

8 ) HoopBunny: hoopbunny@xxx

9) Sonia: sonia.solci@xxx

10) Paw-paw: paugalang@xxx

11) Aliyah: aliyahhr@xxx

12) janita: janitalatifa@xxx

13) Alexa Thun und Hohenstein: alexakuepper@xxx

14) SuperLuna: decoradarling@xxx

15) Sarah: sarahzevenbergen@xxx

16) samira yussuf: superstarsammy@xxx

17) Marina: isollea@xxx

18) Amira Savoy: hellosaranghae@xxx

19) Felicity: tvr28lz@xxx

20) trixx: trixpixel@xxx

21) chuchoo: dboulette@xxx

22) Tania: tania.enokibara@xxx

23) Juli Drappeldrey: morgaine1999@xxx

24) Tiffany: aozora.sanpo@xxx

25) Kasia Kawczynski: princess.rei@xxx

26) steph: jrseniors@xxx

27) hiiime: pandaboer@xxx

28) Frances: mirrorandmoon@xxx

29) Ruriyuki: ruriyuki@xxx

30) Ingrid: homocore@xxx

We removed the end of every email address, to protect their privacy. We will contact everyone by email directly.

Congrats to the 30 lucky winners!

Crazy big cute Giveaway

To celebrate our 17,400 fans on our Facebook Fansite we finally have a new giveaway here on our blog. We chose 30 awesome cute prizes for you guys.

You can win one of these kawaii prizes:

cutlery, tissues, tapes and more

cutlery, tissues, tapes and more

1 green frog chopsticks + box

1 yellow bear chopsticks + box

1 pink/purple Hello Kitty tissue (4 prizes available)

1 cute deco tape (4 prizes available)

1 penguin jewelry holder

1 Rilakkuma travel tag for suitcase

1 blue bear cutlery set (2 prizes available)

1 ChooChoo cat tissue (2 prizes available)

1 deer memo pad

Re-Ments and cute jewelry

Re-Ments and cute jewelry

1 out of 6 Re-Ments (6 prizes available)

1 matryoshka-flower earring set (3 earrings included)

1 cherry earrings set

1 giraffe earrings set

1 pink cloverleaf ring

1 cute golden grandpad wristband

cute backpack and bag

cute backpack and bag

1 Tenshi Neko backpack

1 cute black handbag with golden ribbon

For a chance to win one of the 30 prizes, you must:

1) Go to our kawaii shop modes4u, and comment below this blog post what would be your favorite Christmas gift from our shop! (1 entry)

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

2) “Like” modes4u’s Facebook page. Leave FB name with comment. (1 extra entry)

3) Follow us on Twitter here. Leave Twitter name with comment. (1 extra entry)

4) Add one of our banners to your blog, website etc. You can find the banners here. Post a link to your blog in the comments below. (5 extra entries!!!)

5) Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN cute goodies from @modes4u! HUGE kawaii Giveaway with 30 prizes! Enter here -> http://tinyurl.com/3sutgnq #giveaway www.modes4u.com

6) Blog about this giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

7) Subscribe to our blog via Google Friend Connector on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, September 26, 2011, Midnight GMT. We will notify the winners the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.

OPEN WORLDWIDE!

Winners will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning!

Rilakkuma at Circle K in Hong Kong

Circle K (a shop similar to 7-11) has a special Rilakkuma promotion going on at the moment. For every 20 HKD (~US$2.6) spent, you get a small sealed package. Inside this package is a San-X sticker with a number printed on it. You also get a paper sheet at the shop where you can stick those stickers on. Once you have stickers worth 100 points collected, you can get a free gift. You can choose between a San-X luggage tag or 2 different kinds of pens. If you collect stickers worth 10,000 points, you get a big Rilakkuma plush for free. We are collecting already but it will take a while to get to 100 points. If we get the gift we will have a giveaway here on our blog and give it to one of our readers. Shall we choose one of the luggage tags or one of the pens?

these are the prizes you can get

these are the prizes you can get

paper sheet to collect the stickers

paper sheet to collect the stickers

this is the small package you get with the sticker inside

this is the small package you get with the sticker inside

Giveaway winners for our 20 prizes

Our big giveaway celebrating 15,000 fans on Facebook has ended today and we would like to announce the 20 winners now. All winners were chosen randomly.

And here are the winners:

– 1 big Cher bag from Japan:  Elaine Lund  elund323@yahoo.com
– 1 cute HbG handbag from Japan:  Alesha angel_eyez20@msn.com
– 1 set of 3 flower pouches by snidel, Japan:  gustosa giveaways  gustosagiveaways@ymail.com
– 1 Rilakkuma pouch:  Kairi niuniuzheng@gmail.com
– 1 handmade Kokka pouch:  Cindy T.  cindytruong210@yahoo.com
– 1 pink cutlery set:  Christine  christine@dwilkins24.freeserve.co.uk
– 1 blue cutlery set:  Alice  amcolnaghi@mac.com
– 1 chopsticks set (5 prizes available):
Yokohama   yokohamasdesign@gmail.com
Carrie  chiisexy@gmail.com
federica  fedechica85@hotmail.com
Steph Necinco13@yahoo.com
maddailade  madda_ilade@yahoo.com
– 1 cloverleaf ring: Monique nettemomo@googlemail.com
– 1 pair of earrings with clouds, moon and stars:  Patricia   cuacoramas@gmail.com
– 1 pink star necklace (4 prizes available):
Christina Paik  christinapaik@gmail.com
Lyudmila  lusizova@gmail.com
Ana Belén  fisiwoman@hotmail.com
ne-knopka  anna_k67@yahoo.com
– 1 Tenshi Neko nightgown:  StrawberryMilk  strawberrymilk12@gmail.com
– 1 set of Tenshi Neko pyjamas:  Sandy  kongyuenyee@gmail.com

We will contact everyone by email. If you believe you are a winner and haven’t received an email within the next 24 hours. Please contact us by email. Thank you. I hope everyone had lots of fun joining this huge kawaii giveaway. And for all those people who didn’t win: Don’t worry, there are new giveaways coming soon!

BIG kawaii Giveaway

To celebrate our 15,000 fans on our Facebook Fansite we have another big giveaway here on our blog. This time we chose 20 awesome cute prizes and I am sure you will like them too.
You can win one of these kawaii prizes:

lots of cute prizes

lots of cute prizes

– 1 big Cher bag from Japan
– 1 cute HbG handbag from Japan
– 1 set of 3 flower pouches by snidel, Japan
– 1 Rilakkuma pouch
– 1 handmade Kokka pouch

chopsticks, cutlery sets, necklaces and more

chopsticks, cutlery sets, necklaces and more

– 1 pink cutlery set
– 1 blue cutlery set
– 1 chopsticks set (5 prizes available)
– 1 cloverleaf ring
– 1 pair of earrings with clouds, moon and stars
– 1 pink star necklace (4 prizes available)

Tenshi Neko nightgown

Tenshi Neko nightgown

– 1 Tenshi Neko nightgown

Tenshi Neko Pyjamas

Tenshi Neko Pyjamas

– 1 set of Tenshi Neko pyjamas

For a chance to win one of the 20 prizes, you must:
1) Go to our kawaii shop modes4u, and comment below this blog post what is your favorite item from our shop! (1 entry)

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):
2) “Like” modes4u’s Facebook page. Leave FB name with comment. (1 extra entry)
3) Follow us on Twitter here. Leave Twitter name with comment. (1 extra entry)
4) Add one of our banners to your blog, website etc. You can find the banners here. Post a link to your blog in the comments below. (5 extra entries!!!)
5) Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)
    WIN cute goodies from @modes4u! HUGE kawaii Giveaway with 20 prizes! Enter here -> http://tinyurl.com/2felzj4 #giveaway www.modes4u.com
6) Blog about this giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)
7) Subscribe to our blog via Google Friend Connector on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, December 6, 2010, Midnight GMT. We will notify the winners the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.
OPEN WORLDWIDE!
Winners will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning!

Just Jingle Giveaway

We started another new giveaway with Just Jingle blog. We give away a fabulous prize: 10 handmade buttons, 5 woven ribbons, 1 iron-on applique, 1 deco tape set + 1 handmade stamp! Isn’t that a great prize? I wish everyone lots of fun joining this giveaway and good luck!

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