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BloomNet® Announces the Winners of its' “Send to Win” Sweepstakes

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Needham Floral captures Grand Prize vacation to Maui, Hawaii</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

BloomNet® Announces the Winners of its' “Send to Win” Sweepstakes

17:06 EDT Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- BloomNet, a leading floral industry business service provider and one-stop destination for innovative products and best-in-class services, has announced that Mary and Dan Needham, owners of Needham Floral, is the Grand Prize winner in the BloomNet “Send to Win” Sweepstakes. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Needham Floral is celebrating its 25th year in business.

For every wire order a BloomNet Florist sent through BloomNet between February 1, 2013 and May 31, 2013, they were automatically entered in the “Send to Win” Sweepstakes with a chance to win prizes. The more orders florists sent through BloomNet, the more chances they had to win. As the Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner, Mary and Dan Needham will receive a trip for two to Maui, Hawaii including airfare, hotel accommodations for five nights and spending money for food and entertainment.

“All of us at BloomNet are thrilled to congratulate Mary and Dan Needham on winning the Grand Prize Maui vacation,” said Mark Nance, AAF, President of BloomNet. “Needham Floral exemplifies a commitment shared by the entire family of BloomNet Florists, a commitment to providing the finest quality products and the highest level of service to customers.”

Second Prize in the BloomNet “Send to Win” Sweepstakes – a trip for two to New York City including airfare, hotel, sightseeing tour, a Broadway show and $150 for food and entertainment – was won by Annie and Robert Thompson, owner of Annies Floral Express in Cloverdale, California. Third Prize, a state-of-the-art BloomNet Business Management System, was won by Christine Leberton, owner of Wisteria Floral and Gifts in Old Towne, Maine.

Fourth Prize in the BloomNet “Send to Win” Sweepstakes included a 3-day design course for two at the industry-accredited Floriology Institute in Jacksonville, Florida including airfare, hotel and all meals and was awarded to Crocus Flowers and Gifts in Little Rock, Arkansas; and the Fifth Prize went to Red Rose Flowers in Salinas, CA for their choice of either: a) a $1000 Napco gift certificate; b) $100 BloomNet membership fee credit each month for one year; or c) a free BloomNet Florist Website, built, hosted and maintained for one year. A second BloomNet Sweepstakes “Send to Win - Holland” is currently underway with a seven-day vacation for two to Holland as the Grand Prize along with the opportunity to win several other valuable prizes. For more information on the Send To Win - Holland Sweepstakes, visit www.mybloomnet.net/send_to_win .

In addition to the opportunity to win prizes, BloomNet Florists receive the highest sending rebates in the floral industry. For example, they receive a $3 rebate for up to 19 wire orders sent and a $5 rebate for 20 or more orders sent through BloomNet.

About BloomNet®

BloomNet® (www.mybloomnet.net or 1-800-BloomNet) is an international wire service and a world class business solutions provider offering quality products and diverse services to a select network of professional retail Florists who utilize BloomNet's resources to grow their businesses profitably. Professional Florists who are part of the BloomNet network can take advantage of several key benefits including the highest published rebate in the industry with the easiest rebate qualifications, tiered membership costs, state-of-the-art technology solutions, and a complete suite of value-added products and services. BloomNet has established and maintains the industry's most stringent business standards for participating Florists. BloomNet, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Media:
BloomNet
Lisa Carmichael, 516-237-7948
lcarmichael@bloomnet.net

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