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Le Grand Cru » giveaway


Win 2 tickets to Death Cab For Cutie and The Head And The Heart


If you want to win 2 free tickets to the Death Cab/The Head and the Heart concert on October 22, 2011 at Key Arena @ Seattle Center, follow these 2 steps then leave a comment here under this post! We are trying to help our good friend win an engagement ring! A contest within a contest!!!!

Step 1: (click this link and “like” the picture): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2430589601959&set=o.208383602529029&type=1&theater

Step 2: (click this link and “like” the Van Craeynest page): https://www.facebook.com/victorianjewels
Contest is now over!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

REMEMBER to leave a comment on this blog post to let us know you entered! If you already voted, all you have to do is leave a comment!

Contest ends tonight (October 2, 2011) at 6PM PST. SO HURRY!!!

YOU MUST DO BOTH STEPS FOR THE VOTE TO COUNT. WE WILL BE CHECKING! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 5, 2011!

Le Grand Cru is only responsible for delivering the tickets. One winner will be chosen at random.

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Recesky Camera Giveaway!

Well, our friends at Brooklyn5and10 are gracious in hooking up one of our followers once again! This time it’s with a DIY Recesky Camera Kit! Not only are they giving this away, but they are sharing some great CRAZY 8 DEALS once again!

So, to enter, go check out their CRAZY 8 DEALS section and let us know (in the comment section below) which item you would buy for a friend and why (although you should really take advantage of those prices and actually do so!). That’s it!Contest is now over.

Also, show Brooklyn5and10 some love by following their brand new Twitter account! You can find them at www.twitter.com/brooklyn5and10
And actually, if you follow them, they are giving away ANOTHER item, which is the Crumpled City Map!

Good luck to you all!

Contest ends September 2 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email. Le Grand Cru and Brooklyn 5 and 10 are only responsible for delivery of prize.

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Noah Gundersen Show Recap

Congrats to Kyle Jones for winning the tickets to Noah’s show at the Columbia City Theater. Here’s a little recap from Kyle:

A Family Ordeal
Noah Gundersen’s CD release at Columbia City Theater was a family engagement and the perfect thing to get away from the city grind during Seafair festivities. Sister Abby was on stage playing in both the opening acts as well as with Noah for the whole show. The second opener Le Wrens is comprised on three Gundersen’s including Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Abby, with close friends Kale Lotton and Michael Porter rounding out the band. There twist of folk and country, singer song writer style perfectly prepped the crown for Noah’s set. Le Wrens, although young, played a very polished set with all original music, except for a cover of Johnny Cash’s song, Folsom Prison Blues which really got the crowd going. On to Noah….the twenty two year old never ceases to amazing me. Him and Abby accompanied by his first opener, Zach Fleury, who played percussion throughout the first half of Noah’s set, wowed the crowd with beautiful stories, acoustic awesomeness, and vocals beg you to picture his songs as he sung them. Its hard to pin point the feeling you get when you hear him play but its like you can actually hear what his soul is saying. It was definitively a night to remember and a reason to look forward to the winter when Noah will be releasing a full length album. Thanks to Le Grand Cru for hooking me up with tickets and a free signed CD. And if you haven’t heard Noah Gundersen please check out his bandcamp and facebook pages, listen to his music and catch his next show, you will not regret it.



Pictures courtesy of Michael Porter

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Noah Gundersen Release Show


Our good friend Noah Gundersen will be having his release show for his new EP “Family” on August 6, 2011 at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA. Noah has teamed up with us and is has graciously given us 2 tickets and a signed copy of his EP “Family” to give away!

To enter, all you have to do is post a picture of yourself and somewhere within the picture it has to announce:
“Noah Gundersen EP Release Show – Columbia City Theater August 6, 2011″
It can be a hand drawing, photoshop, collage….the more creative the better!

Then upload it to Facebook or Twitter. You MUST tag Noah Gundersen AND Columbia City Theater on Facebook and if you upload to Twitter, you must “@” both also (@noahgundersen and @columbiatheater). That’s it Email us why you should get the tickets! Send email to legrandcru@legrandcru.us (Sorry folks, this part of the contest is only for WA residents only, but keep reading)!!!

Wait! There is one more chance to win something (and this is for anyone in the US)! All you have to do is copy and paste the following and post it to Twitter:

@NoahGundersen “Family” EP Release show @ColumbiaTheater, buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/nzeopf A chance to win a signed EP if you RT

We will announce the winners by printing their names up in our second issue of CRU!

And if you just can’t wait for all of this, you can buy the tickets here: http://www.brownpaperticke​ts.com/event/183641
A big “thank you” to Noah for his generosity, and good luck to you all!

The fine print: Ticket contest open to WA residents, ages 21+ only. Tickets will be available at will call. Winner is responsible for own transportation to venue and any other expenses. Le Grand Cru, Noah Gundersen, and Columbia City Theater are responsible only for the tickets and will not be held liable for anything that is not mentioned in this post.

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Nippon Work Gloves


Check it everyone! Brooklyn 5 and 10 has some great deals right now! And to kick it off, they’ve contacted us and are giving four winners a pair of the graphic Nippon Working Gloves designed in Japan. That’s right, 4 winners!

This Nippon Work Glove Giveaway is in honor of “Crazy 8 Deals” at Brooklyn5and10.com from now until June 30. They have 8 great deals for $8. Pricing is up to off 75% retail.

To win: FOUR (4) winners will be chosen at random. Take a look at the Crazy 8 Deals over at Brooklyn5and10.com, and leave a comment telling us which deal is your favorite and why. Contest is now over. Here is the link: Brooklyn 5 and 10 “Crazy 8 Deals” Make sure you leave a valid email address.

Remember, these Crazy 8 Deals last until June 30 so pick them up now, they make great gifts! Thanks again to Brooklyn 5 and 10!

Contest ends June 15 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email. Le Grand Cru and Brooklyn 5 and 10 are only responsible for delivery of prize.

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BookRest Lamp Giveaway!


There have been a couple of blogs where I’ve seen this lamp show up, so I had to do a little more research to find out where it was coming from. This Book Rest Lamp is simple in design, yet adds some nice flare to your reading place.

The company that produces the lamp is called SUCK UK, based in East London. They have so many cool items, and do most of the designing in-house. But they also collab with people, and in the case of the BookRest Lamp, they teamed up with Lee Sang Gin.

The lamp is made with frosted glass, which provides ideal reading light, and when you’re done for the time being, you can place your book on top, creating a little house AND bookmark where you left off!

SUCK UK has been very generous in giving us one to give away to one of you! Although they are based in the UK, they have sent us one with a US plug, so this contest is open to US residents only. In order to enter, all you have to do is visit their site http://www.suck.uk.com, come back to this post, and leave a comment on what your 2nd favorite item is! Simple right?!?!! Contest is now over.

Don’t be surprised if you have a hard time deciding, because there are so many great items to choose from!

Follow them on Twitter and “Like” them on Facebook

Thanks again to SUCK UK, and good luck to you all!

Contest ends May 9, 2011 @ 11:59pm PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email.
Le Grand Cru is only responsible for delivery of prize.

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impactband For iPhone4


So I’ve recently transitioned to the technology dark side and got myself an iPhone4, and I absolutely love it. So besides all my time and money going towards finding the best app, I’ve also been looking at a ton of cases and bumpers to protect (Sméagol voice) “my precious”.

BaseOneLabs sent me their impactband to try out. Check out their demo vid:

With the 360˚ raised lip (front and back) this bumper protects the phone and allows the phone to still be seen. The impactband is made from thermoplastic polyurethane which absorbs 100% of impact. And it doesn’t matter if your phone is AT&T or Verizon, cause it fits both iPhone4s. You can get one of these for $25 and there is free shipping for both domestic and international orders!

We are giving one away to one of you! Right now they only have one color (black) but if you look at their website, they have a list of colors that are coming soon. All you have to do is go to their website and leave a comment on this post telling us which color you would like! It’s that easy! Here is the link to their site (color options are bottom left): http://www.baseonelabs.com/products/impactbandtm-for-iphone-4 Contest is now over.

Good luck!

Contest ends March 18, 2011 @ 11:59pm PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Winner will be contacted through email. Le Grand Cru and BaseOneLabs are only responsible for delivery of prize.

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Sprocket Rocket Camera


The Lomography camera family is one that gives you numerous options to make film photography very enjoyable. From Fisheye to Multiple Frame cameras, Lomography has something for everyone! We contacted Lomo and they’ve been very generous in offering one of you the chance to win a Sprocket Rocket Camera!!!

The Sprocket Rocket retails at $89.00. It uses 35mm film, has a super-wide angle lens with dual winding knobs so that multiple exposures can be taken. Also, sprockets will appear on each shot! Check out these sample pics.


How cool is this!??!? To enter, all you have to do is visit the Lomography Camera Shop (http://usa.shop.lomography.com/), find another camera that fits your personality and tell us by leaving a comment below! Simple right?!?! Contest is now over.

What a way to start off this holiday season! Thanks again to the great people at Lomography and good luck to you all!

Contest ends December 23, 2010 @ 11:59 PST. Leaving multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Lomography and Le Grand Cru will not be held liable for anything except the delivery of the camera. Contest open to US residents only. By entering this contest, you are signing up to the Lomography newsletter (that will never spam you or sell your info!) and you may unsubscribe at any time!

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Golden Half Giveaway


Brooklyn5and10 has blessed us again with another product to give away! The Golden Half camera is a 35mm half-format camera which basically turns a roll of 36 exposures into 72! They sent me one to try out and here are a few images. (Keep reading for a chance to win one!)



I found out that it’s easier to keep track if you take 2 pictures in a row, otherwise you could get confused as to which half of the frame you’re on. Also, when taking the film into develop, make sure that you leave special instructions saying that it’s double frame, otherwise it could be cut wrong.

One lucky reader will win the Golden Half camera shown above. To enter, all you have to do is click this link: Brooklyn5and10 Camera Shop, check out the other cameras, and come back to this post and leave a comment telling us which one is your other favorite! That’s it! Contest is now over.

One more thing! Brooklyn5and10 has so many other cool items that would make great holiday gifts! So they’ve given us a discount code to share with you until November 30, 2010! Use “LGCGH” to get 15% off the entire store (good for in stock items only).

Winner will be contacted through email. Contest ends November 22, 2010 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notification.

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Clippers vs Thunder

So I have been able to get my hands on some tickets for the Clippers vs Thunder game on November 3, 2010 in Los Angeles. Two very exciting players battling it out head-to-head. Blake Griffin is looking like a monster, and hopefully he can stay away from any injury. Kevin Durant was a killer for team USA and continues this season as a force to be reckoned with.

Pictures from NBA.com

I want to be able to share with you so the winner of this will receive three (3) free tickets!!!

How to enter:
Make sure you’re our friend on Facebook (if you aren’t, click here). Come up with a creative way to show our web address (www.legrandcru.us) and make it your default picture until we choose the winner. In the picture you must also tag Le Grand Cru and nine (9) other friends who don’t know about us! All pictures must be submitted and tagged by 11:59PM PST on Monday, November 1, 2010.
Contest is now over.

We will be announcing the winner on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 12:00PM PST. For those of you who do not live in the area, you can still enter if you know anyone that lives nearby and pass your tickets to them (after making them promise they owe you big time!). We will contact the winner through Facebook, so if you delete us or your picture has changed before then, you will forfeit the prize.

Good luck to everyone!

All other expenses must be paid by contestant. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. By entering this contest, each contestant agrees that Le Grand Cru or any of their staff are not liable for anything other than the delivery of the tickets.

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