TeaForum One Year Anniversary Holiday Fundraiser & Giveaway

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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce the 1 year anniversary of TeaForum.org, an online discussion community devoted to tea knowledge & friendship.

To commemorate, we are hosting a celebration, giveaway, and fundraiser, coinciding with the winter holidays.

Our goal is to encourage new membership, give back to the online tea community, and secure site funding through 2022. To that end, many vendors and forum members have generously contributed tea and teaware that will be offered at below retail pricing, raffled, and given away.

Our community operates as a nonprofit not backed by commercial interests and does not serve ads. All proceeds go to server costs and maintenance.

Happy holidays,
TeaForum.org
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We would like to express deep gratitude to all of our members. We wouldn't be here without you.
Also a big thank you to everyone who advised us, helped us over the last year, and made early contributions to our anniversary event.

If you would like to make a Direct Donation in any amount, please click here. πŸ’Έ

To add to the excitement, we are placing items in a variety of sale/giveaway formats:

Fixed-Price Sale
Standard sale format -- note that these items are priced below retail ;)
First come, first served.


Tea: Teaware:
Fixed-Price Sale by Lottery
Simply reply in the topics below and indicate that you want to be entered for a chance to purchase at the stated price.
Upon conclusion of the lottery, no one is obligated to buy. If the winner declines, the item will be offered to the next person in line.


Tea:
Raffle
Something fun to mix things up. Feeling lucky? Purchase one or more raffle tickets for a chance to get something for a steal! πŸ€

The drawings will occur on 2019-01-11 11:59PM CST (UTC -6)
Time remaining:


Ticket Pack ($22 USD):
Instead of purchasing raffle tickets individually, you may also click here to buy one ticket for each item listed below (four teas and one yunomi). And please:
  • leave "Paying for goods or a service?" deselected (i.e. use "friends and family")
  • note "Raffle Ticket Pack" and your TeaForum username in the transaction
Tea: Teaware:
Free Giveaway
This is our small way of giving back to the community. For your chance to win FREE tea, just reply to the topics below and indicate that you want to be entered. πŸ’—

Tea:
Note that our raffles, giveaways, and lotteries are provably fair using an algorithm described here: https://github.com/ftc2/fair-raffle

The results can be inspected here.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:44 am

Glorious effort and generosity by everyone involved!

Would like to take the opportunity to thank the Admins for all the time and ongoing efforts to bring this place to life!
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:51 pm

Congratulations! Hope there are many more years.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:18 am

That year went fast. Happy Birthday TeaForum!
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:19 am

Wow nice too see you back @CWarren and @Bok Thank You, we are really excited to give back to the community and secure site hosting for at least 4 more years ++ πŸŽ‰.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:47 am

Hello - I would like to participate as a vendor. What would the next steps be?
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:45 pm

Congratz guys! There is some really awesome stuff here! It has been really fun being a part of this community. Hard to think a year has already gone by!
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:11 pm

YatraTeaCo wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:47 am
Hello - I would like to participate as a vendor. What would the next steps be?
thanks! pm sent.
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:36 am

two new items added to the list (thanks @YatraTeaCo) :mrgreen:
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am

My pleasure!
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:07 pm

YatraTeaCo wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am
My pleasure!
Very generous of you. Thank you.
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:40 pm

tickets have been posted (see the very end of the OP) to allow for independent verification of raffle/giveaway fairness.
i'll update them occasionally and be sure to make the final tickets available before the drawing happens.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:24 pm

prices reduced on all remaining items!
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 am

last call!

just under 2 days remain until the raffle drawings.

the fixed-price offers will expire as well at that time.
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