$190.00 Giveaway for the 4th Birthday of ‘la bella vita’ !!

Pumpkin Tureen and Imported Italian Food!!

la bella vita’ is fours years old and to celebrate with my wonderful friends, it’s time for a wonderful giveaway valued at $190.00!

Because it is October and I’m in Italy today until October 21st, I am so excited to be giving away this large ceramic pumpkin tureen with lid that will arrive just in time to look perfect on your Thanksgiving table or simply with your home’s autumn decor!

But that’s not all!

I am going to FILL this huge pumpkin tureen with lots of imported Italian food products that I’m bringing back from Italy for you to enjoy:

  • imported Italian Balsamic vinegar ($50.00)
  • imported extra virgin olive oil ($20.00)
  • imported Italian pasta ($15.00)
  • pumpkin tureen (worth $50.00)
  • shipping costs for this huge package and weight will be approx. $25.00 which will also be paid by myself.

I am NOT affiliated with any brand or company for this giveaway; it is completely paid for by myself alone.

Bonus Giveaway:  I will include the matching pumpkin teapot for the winner who completes the very last entry option listed below with the ** double asterisks! This teapot is valued at $35.00 bringing the total value of this giveaway to $190.00

So let the fun begin!

To enter this October pumpkin / Italian food giveaway:

First become a follower of ‘la bella vita’ here on Google Friends and leave a comment letting me know that you did so.  Pretty easy, huh?

To increase your odds/chances of being selected as the winner of this giveaway, I will add additional entries for doing any or all of the following:

Bonus Entries:

~ For 2 extra entries:  Like “la bella vita di rosalinda” on Facebook and leave another separate comment here letting me know you “liked” the page.  (you can either go directly to the page to do that, or just click on ‘like’ above).

~ For 2 extra entries:  Follow me on Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/paige1and2/  and come back to leave another separate comment letting me know that you did so.  (You’ll LOVE my pins!)

~ For 2 extra entries:  Follow @miabellavita on Twitter and come back again to leave a separate comment letting me know you are following.

~ For 2 extra entries:  Tweet the following statement about this giveaway:  $190.00 giveaway: Pumpkin tureen with imported Italian food @miabellavita  www.www.italianbellavita.com

~ ** Bonus Giveaway Entry Option for 4 extra entries:  For the matching pumpkin teapot, in addition to the above entry methods, go to my new WordPress location and follow the RSS feed box and leave a comment on that blog letting me know that you did so: http://italianbellavita.com.  

The giveaway is open until Sunday, October 21, 2012 at midnight Pacific Standard Time when I return from Italy.

This gives you LOTS of time (2 weeks) to use all of the entry options above!

This giveaway is only open to USA and Canada residents due to the huge size of this package and its heavy weight on shipping costs. Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, October 22 after I have had time to go through all of the entries. I will announce the winner on both blog sites and then inform the winner (either through email if you provide it, or through your blog contact).  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

This great package will be carefully packaged and shipped via UPS from me.

Good luck!

And now here’s a Super Easy Way to do any or all of the above entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Your comments make me smile and I promise to get back to you. I may be slow at it because I get easily distracted by something brewing in the kitchen or hummingbirds in my gardens.

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  1. Congratulations!!!!!
    That’s a beautiful pumpkin tureen.

  2. Congratulations !
    Such a beautiful pot & sooo many goodies. I wish I was eligible to enter.

    • I’m sorry too, I wish that shipping something this large wasn’t so expensive to get to other countries besides Canada! But I do appreciate your kind thoughtfulness!

  3. Following you on google! (Kelly H.)

  4. I’ll have to come back. Heading off to my new job cooking and demonstrated at a local grocery store. So far it’s been fun. I get to do my own recipes (and hand them out, too.)

    I get to channel my “inner Roz.”

    Today? Shrimp sauteed in ghee, sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning, a touch of garlic, a few good squeezes of fresh lemon, and a sprinkling of parsley. If I wasn’t doing it for a demo there would, no doubt, be a splash of white wine ;-)

  5. following ‘la bella vita’

  6. Dear Roz, I hope you have a beautiful and safe trip to Italy!! I would be more than happy to take part in your giveaway, and happy blogiversary! It’s been a joy getting to know you. As you know, I’m already a follow on google friend connect. Blessings, Catherine xo

    • Wow, with all of these numerous entries, you surely increase your odds of winning Catherine! Good luck and thank you for joining in my first giveaway. It has been a BLESSING getting to know you and learning so much from your wonderful posts!

    • Dear Roz, I am equally blessed to have met you and your wonderful blog too! I have made so many wonderful and kind friends through blogging. I wish we all lived closer together…what a party we would have!! Blessings, Catherine xo

    • Oh Catherine, that is so true . . . I’ve also met the most wonderful people through blogging! it has and will continue to be such a wonderful addition to my life via this invention of technology! Maybe we will all someday meet at a food blog conference or somewhere! Like you said, what a PARTY that we would have!


  7. I am also a follower of your facebook page. Blessings~

  8. I just started following via Pinterest…I love all your boards!

  9. And of course I am following on Twitter…and I also shared the giveaway on there as well.

    • Wonderful Catherine! Good luck and I’ll be back in touch with everyone when I get back. Thank you for your prayers for a safe trip! May God bless YOU too!

  10. I subscribed to your wordpress site via email…so I hope I did that right. Well my dear, again I wish you a very safe and relaxing trip. I cannot wait to hear about your adventures in Italy. Blessings, Catherine xo

  11. Congrats dear Roz by your anniversary!!
    The goodies look awesome!!

  12. I know I cant partioipate but I follow you a lot of time and now I follow you in Pinterest:)

  13. I follow you on Google friends! LOVING this giveaway!!! Have a blast in Italy!!!

    • Oh Lizzy, I wish you good luck in this nice giveaway! I’m bringing back lots of goodies! Thank you so much for your wishes for a nice trip; please offer up a prayer for safe travels at Mass on Sunday. I always, always pray more fervently when I travel!

  14. I follow you on Facebook!

  15. I follow on Twitter~

  16. I follow you on Pinterest!

  17. I tweeted your giveaway~

  18. I am following as Renee G on GFC

  19. Roz… can I squeeze into you suitcase… shhhh no one will know… I want to go to Italy so bad! The photos are marvelous! Well anyone not entering this wonderful and generous contest would be missing on big time! will spread the word this is awesome! Have a great time in ITaly will be thinking of you.. and thanks for the reach out … your an amazing foodie friend xo !

  20. OH my I was so excited entering I forgot to wish you HAPPY BLogoversary!!!!!!! Cant wait to see what the next year brings us too!

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I follow via GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  22. following via GFC







  26. I entered my email address to receive your posts by email, now follow you on facebook and pinterest (WOW you have some delicious-looking boards) and already followed you on twitter. Unfortunately, I could not find the RSS subscription box on your new blog (senior moment?) but did look around :) . I love pumpkin anything, so please enter me in your contest. Even though I spend most of my time in Italy, you could mail the prize to my sister’s house in Pa. and I’d bring it to Italy personally. Love the teapot too…so if you could direct me to your RSS feed box on wordpress I’d really appreciate it. Thanks!

    • Diane,

      Welcome and I’ll be coming over to your blog to follow you back. I’m sorry if you had trouble finding the RSS link on my WP blog. I included your name manually for the random drawing. Can’t wait to see your blog!

  27. I came over for a visit from Liz’s blog and am immediately drawn in since I am also Italian and a certified foodie. I am following on GFC! xo

  28. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’m so jealous that you’re in Italy now.

    I follow you via GFC.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

    • Thanks Mary! I tried to click on your name to find and follow you back, but the link wouldn’t open to lead me anywhere! I hope you stop by again soon!

  29. I am a follower on GFC!

  30. I follow on GFC
    Tracy Pryor

  31. I’m a new follower

  32. !!HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Thanks for the opportunity – would be great to score all those goodies! Just FYI, I’m pretty sure GFC was discontinued a while back because of G+, so unless someone was already a member, I don’t think they can join that way anymore. :(

  33. Congratulations Roz on four wonderful years! I have enjoyed your blog so much ♥ and have been a follower from the beginning :)

  34. I am following you on GFC as sweetsue.Susan Chester

  35. New follower kathypersons@yahoo.com

  36. I’m a GFC follower- Kylie C.

    • Thank you for your new ‘follow’ Kylie. I can’t find your blog to follow you back. If you’d like me to do so, please guide me to your URL and site.


  37. I follow on GFC. elysesw

  38. Pinterest follower
    puppet chandler

  39. im following on GFC

  40. I’m following ‘la bella vita’


    • Thanks Christy for the kind follow! I can’t find your link or URL to follow you back. If you’d like, please send me your URL and site location.

  41. Follow la vella vita fb… i love this tea pot set its gorgeous would love to have it in my home. thanks for a chance it winning! :) willnt3@gmail.com

  42. Following via GFC (susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com)

  43. I follow through google friend connect as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  44. I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. I tweeted-https://twitter.com/409cope/status/257600168583634944 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. I follow

  47. Google Friends follower!

  48. GFC!Tamar W



  49. I follow la bella vita on gfc.


  50. I am following via GFC Annette D

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  52. I follow La Bella Vita via Google Friend Connect as Ch Pay!

    (Chel Pay – Rafflecopter/Facebook)


  54. I follow you via gfc as Becca sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  55. I’m a GFC follower.


  56. I follow via GFC (ellie)

  57. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I followed you on Google friends- (nikki)

  58. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I liked you on Facebook- FB Name- Nicole Lancaster

  59. I follow your blog on GFC/Blogger. (Deb Christie)

  60. I like you on Facebook. Deb Christie

  61. I follow you via la bella vita. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  62. I’m a new follower via RSS. Google/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

  63. GFC follower as Caryn S

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  64. I am now following on GFC.

  65. What an amazingly beautiful and generous giveaway, Roz. And congrats on your 4th – that’s amazing!

  66. I follow you on twitter…

  67. I follow you on Pinterest…

  68. …and I follow you on Google Friends

  69. Following on GFC as Elvira Prunn

  70. follow via GFC (gala)

  71. I am following you google friend connect
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  72. subscribe via email to you using ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  73. Gorgeous! I follow on GFC (Marianna)

  74. Absolutely beautiful!

    GFC: Amanda Kinder

  75. I follow you on gfc as s riches

  76. I am following as zeitersouth

  77. I am a GFC follower. calvad at aol dot com

  78. GFC Follower :)

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  79. I am following you as dddiva. Thank you so much for a fabulous giveaway. I just love the fall. :D

  80. I am a new follower

  81. I am now following la bella vita via GFC

  82. I follow via gfc.

  83. I am now following ‘la bella vita’ with GFC.

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  84. I follow as tomandmollyk

  85. Trying to follow on GFC but all it will do is say Error 404 Not Found. Weird because I am on GFC as Ralphie Treats. I followed by email wendron witch at yahoo dot com

  86. Followed on google + Barbara Stenby

  87. I follow on Twitter @wikichoco & retweeted giveaway

  88. Anonymous says:

    I am a GFC follower.


  89. GFC follower – Mary Cloud

    annabellainla @ gmail dot com

  90. I now follow ‘la bella vita’

  91. Following on GFC (lauraunger33 at gmail dot com)

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  92. I like you on facebook. Laura Proctor Unger

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  93. I follow you on Twitter. @ LauraUnger31

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  94. I follow you on Pinterest. LauraU33

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  95. I follow via GFC as Chloe S

  96. I’m following you on GFC.

  97. now following ‘la bella vita’ GFC

  98. I look forward to reading more of your blog, I am your friend on google +

  99. I’m following on gfc

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  100. I’m following via Google Friend Connect

  101. liked on Facebook
    User: Deborah Hogue

  102. I’m following via Google Friend Connect as wendy wallach

  103. I’m following via RSS /blogspot feeds

  104. i follow on rss via google reader as required as wendy wallach

  105. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win The Large Ceramic Pumpkin Tureen With Lid,
    imported Italian Balsamic vinegar,imported extra virgin olive oil And imported Italian pasta.
    I Am Following ‘la bella vita’ On Google Friend Connect.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!

  106. GFC follower Sarah

  107. GFC follower-traymona

  108. Gfc follower carol jenson

  109. I follow via GFC – Robin T


  110. I follow via GFC as sarah79harding

  111. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  112. google friend kathy pease

  113. rss google feed subscriber

  114. I am following you on GFC ladyvon5845

  115. Following via GFC (hotsnotty2), thanks!


  116. I follow with my randominities blog.

  117. gfc follower

  118. like you on fb, last name hunter

  119. Brad Merrell says:

    I am indeed following.

  120. Following on GFC!!! Italian cutie
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  121. GFC Follower: Hoa L.


  122. i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  123. tina page says:

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  124. I follow on GFC. liliesrnice at gmail dot com

  125. Following via GFC and facebook too.
    kim thompson spirit_kim
    gabe411 at hotmail dot com

  126. carol lewis says:

    I am now following ‘la bella vita’

    spcale at yahoo dot com

  127. now following ‘la bella vita’

    Thanks for the contest, that is really beautiful

  128. Follower. This set is gorgeous!

  129. I follow gfc name is clarkmurdock

  130. gfc follower daveshir2005

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com

  131. I am following on Gfc as juleemm2003. I love the pumpkins. They are beautiful.

  132. Now following GFC (Gianna).

  133. I subscribed by email.

  134. I love the pumpkin items and I’m now following ‘la bella vita’ on GFC. Thanks for the contest!

  135. I am following you on GFC


  136. GFC follower: Atreau.

  137. I’m now following on GFC as lala. :)

  138. I am following on GFC as Laura Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  139. I follow your blog on Facebook. garrettsambo@aol.com


  141. GFC follower. ladyt64

  142. New RSS follower

  143. Following you all over the net! stumbled upon your blog, now following this, pinterest, liked on fb! =)

  144. I’m following your blog via GFC (Jessica *). :)
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  145. I follow via GFC – Breanne

  146. GFC follower!

  147. Hi there. I follow La Bella Vita via Google Friends (Aneesa Bint Lewis).

  148. I liked “la bella vita di rosalinda” on Facebook. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! Safe travels!

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