For the last year and a bit I have been trying to purchase a Vanessa Bean vase.
I became aware of the vases when Chris from The Life Creative shared about the designs created by Vanessa Holle and subsequently ran a giveaway on one of the vases, which I did not win.
From that day, each month I tried to buy one of the vases to no avail.
When it came to my birthday last year, I was sitting in the nursing home carpark to visit Jacob’s Nanna and Poppa and I waited for the right time when the next release of vases were uploaded onto the Vanessa Bean Etsy shop. I chose the vase I wanted, went to check out and put my credit card details in and someone snatched it out of my checkout basket. I was disappointed.
The vases are known to sell out within minutes – sometimes seconds when they are uploaded onto Etsy.
The vases can’t be custom ordered. They must be purchased through Etsy and the release date and time varies each month to make sure everyone around the world has a turn at purchasing one of these vases.
The fact that I have been trying for the last year and a bit shows you how difficult it can be to purchase a vase.
Until I got a little tech savvy and read advice from other happy owners who had been able to nab a vase in the ‘sales rush’.
Tips on How to Get a Vanessa Bean Vase
First thing I did was download the Etsy app onto my phone.
Next, I opened the app using Jacob’s account. Jacob has purchased items for me before on his account and his visa card details are stored from the previous sale. This is vital to ensure a quick sale.
I added Vanessa Bean’s Shop as a favourite in the app. I liked some of the products too so I could easily get to the store when the time came for purchase.
The third thing I did was wait for the announcement of vases available. Vanessa shares this information on Instagram and then links a preview of the vases available for sale on her webpage. In June, the day of release was on a Friday at 10am. I set the alarm on my iPhone to 9:57am.
The moment my alarm went off, I watched that clock like a hawk on my phone. The second the time changed from 9:59am to 10am, I went straight onto the app, refreshed the feed and chose the vase I wanted. With a few clicks, the vase was mine. I was stunned how quickly I was able to make my purchase. I FINALLY HAD MY VANESSA BEAN VASE! YAY!
After my success, I decided to try and buy another vase, thinking it would disappear from my cart like the previous vases had. And… I ended up buying ANOTHER!
I couldn’t believe it! I had nearly given up on getting a vase and the day I made a plan of attack, I got two!
I’m loving my vase and bought it in time for my Birthday. The orange goes perfectly with our artwork and I’m a fan of vibrant interior décor. It makes me happy.
This vase is pretty much one of a kind. The demand for these vases is incredible.
But you have the chance to win this vase and give it a home.
In order to be in the running for this vase, please enter via the Rafflecopter below and then tell me what you love about this Vanessa Bean vase and why you need it in your life in the comments.
Terms and Conditions
This is a game of skill. Each valid entry to be judged on creativity and originality, not by chance.
There is 1 prize as detailed above with a RRP $85.
Entries open from 12am Brisbane time Friday 14 July 2017 to Friday 4th August 2017 12am Brisbane Time.
Prizes are not transferable or changeable.
Prize sent out will not be replaced in the event they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit or virtually.
Entry is leaving an answer to the question and entering the Rafflecopter widget.
A valid email address must be included in your entry. This email will be added to my newsletter, but will never be spammed or sent to third parties.
Entry into any giveaway or competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
Entrants must be Australian residents and aged 18 or over.
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to reply and claim the prize. The winner may be announced on Facebook. This giveaway is not endorsed by Facebook.
Why not enter my Black Tapware Pack as part of the Birthday Giveaway series on the blog. Head here to enter.
Disclosure: There are affiliate links on this post. Should you choose to purchase an item, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.