RAFFLE and SALE – Ultra-Reduced Light Settings; Four Categories of Prizes, drawing July 23

This post announces a SALE which is simultaneously a “RAFFLE” for PRIZES (but a faux raffle – for your purposes, it works like a raffle, I just have to actually deliver an item to you to keep it legal.) The paypal buttons don’t work on wordpress, so you will have to go over to the mirror blog on livejournal to purchase/enter.
Overseas customers ARE eligible and welcome to enter the drawing.So legally this is a sale; you are purchasing a physical item. Each purchase of an item gives one chance to win a prize and enters you into a drawing for that prize category. Drawing will be held on July 23, 2013. There are four categories of sale, and four different prizes, one for each category.
Sale and Prize Categories

HOLY MEDAL Sale: Prize = Saint (or Loa) Devotional Kit
BATH SALT Sale: Prize = Ultimate Attraction Oil
VOODOO and Specialty/Esoteric OIL Sale: Prize = Extra-Strength Mojo Bag with Bone*
HOODOO Oil Sale: Prize = Spell Kit Gift Basket

Light Settings

You can also have a small light set (photo but no report) by making a donation of whatever amount you choose. Donations of $2 or more will enter you into a drawing for a full vigil light setting with report (to be set once I am reopened in my new location).

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How It Works

The paypal buttons below are “buy it now,” not a cart.  The shipping cost is built in – what you see is what you pay; there is no shipping added later.  You select the category you would like to purchase in, hit the button, and tell me what (one) formula or item from that category you want using the “text” section of the paypal form. The item cost includes first-class shipping to the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and pretty much anywhere else (though be aware that Italy has a lousy track record with safe, timely delivery of packages from the US).*

If you want to get more than one item, or want to have more than one entry into the drawing for your category, or want to enter into more than one prize category, then you’ll need to complete a separate transaction for each one. A pain, I know, but here’s why it’s a one-button sale with no cart, where you cannot get more than one item in each transaction: Each purchase enters you in for a chance to win the prize associated with its category. It works just like a raffle; it just has to be a “faux raffle” because of legal/tax fine print.

So every purchase is really a purchase – you pay $6.50 for a bottle of Protection oil (includes shipping), and you get a bottle of Protection oil.  But along with that purchase, you are entered into the drawing for the Hoodoo Oils prize.  If you want more than two bottles of oil, you have to complete two transactions, but you get two entries as well.  If you want ten chances to win, you have to make ten purchases.  If you want a chance at two different prizes, you have to make a purchase in two different categories.  The sale will end and the buttons will come down the night of Tuesday the 23rd of July; each purchase is entered into the hat and the winners are drawn randomly on that night, and their prizes will shipped to them. Standard prep/handling times apply to all products purchased.

So no, there is no shopping cart and no combined shipping and no shipping discount.  The purpose is to raise funds for my store’s relocation, and I am on a short deadline, so it’s simplest for me to do a one-item-per-transaction and one-transaction-per-entry. And, as a thank-you for participating, you get a chance to win a potentially substantial prize for the cost of a packet of bath salts or bottle of oil.

So you can think about it as a sale on certain select items, each of which comes with a chance to win a prize, or you can think of it like buying a raffle ticket that happens to come with a product.  The point here is that legally, I’m not running a raffle.  But the more purchases you make in each category, the more chances to win the category’s prize.

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HOLY MEDAL Sale: Prize = Saint (or Loa) Devotional Kit

Category: Holy Medal (your choice): choose from the following saints (or ask if your favorite is not listed): Gerard, Expedite, Michael, OL Czestochowa, Cecilia, Dymphna, Raphael, Joseph, Sebastian, Brigid, Philomena, Benedict, OL of Loretto, Guardian Angel., Peter, Paul.  Others are available; if you see it in stock at the store, you can order it here too. If you do not see it at the store, ask first if you want to be sure what you want is in stock. You can put a few choices in the text box if you like, in order of preference, and I’ll try to fill one of them, if you want to do it that way – it’s possible one or more will sell out before the sale is over, so you should probably at least put your top two choices in there in case your first choice sells out.

If you prefer a holy card instead of a holy medal, I can probably do that, but ask first if your heart is set on a card – I have more medals in stock than cards.  Medals and cards will ship in a regular first class envelope with a stamp, no delivery confirmation.   The prize will ship like my products usually ship, with padding/packaging and delivery confirmation.

Prize: I will send you a customized devotional kit for the saint, spirit, angel, or loa of your choice.  The exact ingredients will depend on the saint or spirit you choose AND on how many entries this category gets.  It will contain, at minimum, a rosary with a saints’ medal or other appropriate charm attached (no guarantees on material or style, but it won’t be some piece of ugly plastic, I promise); a bottle of liquid bath or soap (it might be a bath specific to your loa if I have a formula for it, or if you choose a saint and I don’t have a bath for that saint, I’ll send a corresponding bath or soap like Blessing, Protection, Psychic Vision, etc); a packet of herb mixture, blessed and dressed, suitable for incense or inclusion in a mojo bag or spell jar (same as with baths; if I have a formula for that saint or spirit, I’ll send that, or otherwise an appropriate companion formula); some sort of candle (depending on the saint or spirit); and some sort of image, depending on what saint or spirit you choose – it might be a holy card, it might be a veve painted onto whatever I feel like painting (a glass votive candle holder, or a bottle of oil, or a glass bottle for your altar, etc).

If this category gets 35 entries, I’ll definitely include a hand-crafted decorative altar or libation bottle – I’ll post an update if the category reaches that possibility). The winner has input on this – I’ll try to meet your dreams/preferences as I put your kit together, but no promises other than what is written here.  I have a lot of cool stuff lying around, though, like handmade, vintage scapulars imported from Peru, vintage French and Belgian saints medals, collections of ritual items that have been part of public or private workings with the loa, etc – basically, you’ll get a bunch of cool stuff and at least one cool thing that you can’t get otherwise or elsewhere, in addition to the baths/herbs/etc that I have listed above.

Visit the mirror blog for paypal buttons to enter.

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BATH SALT Sale: Prize = Ultimate Attraction Oil

Category: Bath Salt (your choice): choose from any listed in the Bath Salts, Crystals, and Floor Washes category in the store – regular retail price of $3/packet. (Basically, there’s a bath salt for just about every common hoodoo “condition.”)

Each purchase enters you to win a bottle of custom Ultimate Attraction Oil, containing real diamond dust and 24K gold.  Retails at $50 per two dram bottle.  This is a chance to own one of the highest-end formulas I make, totally customized for you with rare, costly curios and ingredients, for the cost of a fast-food breakfast, if your lucky number comes up. If this category receives 30 entries, then I will announce it, and I will announce an even larger size of oil, and/or a specialty bottle for the oil – I will have to go digging through my stuff to see what I have, but I know I have some old vintage perfume bottles and medicine / chemists bottles that would make extremely cool containers for this oil, so if it gets enough entries, the winner will get some kind of unusual and cool bottle for the oil as well, and depending on what I end up selecting, the quantity of the oil could increase too (I will announce this if it happens).

Prize: Ultimate Attraction Oil, containing appropriate essential oils and herbs, including real natural diamond dust, real 24 karat, lodestone, and pyrite.  In addition to containing some of the finest, most prized, and most expensive of hoodoo mineral curios, this oil will also be customized for your specific situation. Attraction oil is a general-purpose formula designed to draw love, luck, and money. If you win, just send me a note telling me the name of the person the oil is for and any details that you want me to consider in making, consecrating, and praying over the bottle. The result will be a bottle of Ultimate Attraction Oil powerfully customized for your specific needs and situation.  I can customize for love, for luck, for money, for any combination of emphasis on the three.  I can customize for gambling luck, for luck meeting dating partners, for luck in job hunting, investing, metal-detecting, sales work.  I can customize if you’re looking for a “get lucky tonight” oil, and I can customize for luck in a home, business, or marriage.  I can customize if you’re looking for a dating partner that will spoil you rotten and spend money on you, or a dating partner that is looking for love.  The details are up to you, and legally I can make no claims or guarantees about this oil having any supernatural powers. But I can promise that all customizations will be in an Attraction base that contains real gold and real diamonds as well as other herbs and essential oils prized by rootworkers for generations. And I can promise that this oil will be individually made by me, with full attention to your customization concerns. Please note that this is a spiritual item and not a cosmetic.

Visit the mirror blog for paypal buttons to enter.

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VOODOO and Specialty/Esoteric OIL Prize:  Prize = Extra-Strength Mojo Bag with Bone*

Category: Voodoo or Specialty/Esoteric oil (your choice): choose from any listed in the Specialty/Esoteric Oils category or the Voodoo Oils category at the store. This sale applies to any voodoo, specialty or esoteric oil that retails for $7 – sorry, but things like Black Cat Bone and Plagues of Egypt are not included in this sale.

Prize: Extra Strength Mojo of your choice, including those containing rare curios like human bones or whole roots that I do not ever have enough of to keep in regular inventory (though it **is** legal to possess and sell all the ingredients in these bags). You might choose an Extra Strength Black Arts, Sovereign Queen, Love, Reversing, Triple Hand, Triple Root, Thicker Than Water, Dreamwalker, or some custom bag. Most of these include a whole large root, specially gathered herbs (like blackberry leaves from a graveyard, for instance) or something like human or animal bones or teeth. If this category gets 20 entries, then I’ll announce it, and Black Cat Bone will then be among the options for the winner. Some of these bags are NOT commercially available otherwise or elsewhere and can ONLY be had through this prize drawing. Most of these start at about $50 and go up to $120 or more depending on types of curios. I will custom-finish it in consultation with the winner.

Visit the mirror blog for paypal buttons to enter.

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HOODOO Oil Sale: Prize = Spell Kit Gift Basket or Box

Category: Hoodoo Condition Oils (your choice): choose from the list available in the Hoodoo Condition Oils category. Remember, this is just for regular hoodoo condition oils, the ones that retail for $5 at the web store, not the specialty or unusual oils.

Prize: Spell Kit Gift Basket or Box. I will work with the winner to establish what will be most suitable for their situation. A Protection kit basket or box, for instance, would contain at least a package of Spiritual Cleansing bath herb mix, a package of Home Protection salt crystals, a bottle St. Michael oil, a St Michael medal, a St. Michael candle of some sort, St. Benedict items of some sort, a House Consecration card, and a bottle of Banishing and Cleansing spray, Ctl-Alt-Smite, Reversing, or similar bath, wash, or soap.

Visit the mirror blog for paypal buttons to enter.

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LIGHT SETTING: Donation-Based

If you would like to have a light set (photo but no report), you can do that for a donation; the amount is up to you. If your donation is for $2 or more, you will also be entered into a drawing for a regular vigil light setting with full report, to be set after I reopen in my new location. Use the “note to seller” box as you are checking out to give me your petition for your light setting (I need full names of all people involved; I am sorry, but I CANNOT deal with photographs for this donation-based service – petitions only). If you miss the text box to enter your petition/names, then wait for the acknowledgment email and send the info as a response to that instead.

I choose the type and color of light – you just send me names and petition and I will set a small standalone (not glass-encased) dressed, fixed candle for your petition. I am about to move, so I want to use those candles I have in stock but I do not want to order anything I run out of until I get relocated, so you may get a taper, votive, candle of unusual size or shape, etc (but you will NOT get a glass vigil for this service). It is up to what I have. Candles may burn for anywhere from ~2 hours to ~12 or more hours, depending on candle type and flame behavior.

Visit the mirror blog for paypal buttons to enter.

*The usual handling time applies for sale items, and since the point here is to raise funds, I may combine your multiple purchases into one shipment even though you placed them individually (but I may not – it depends on if they come in together). 

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