Thursday, 28 June 2012

Heart of Faerie Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I received the Heart of Faerie Oracle (Abrams Books, 2010) a 68-card deck with beautiful artwork by Brian Froud and a companion book by his wife, Wendy Froud.  The kit comes in a nice box, and the companion book is a hardback, with tinted scans of the cards.  However, when I pulled out the inner box, it looked a bit squashed.  Worse yet, the first card of the deck was ripped!

Based on past experiences, good and bad, I decided to contact the publishers in the hope of getting a replacement card sent out.  Emailing the American mother company did me no good, but I persevered, found a number for their European distribution arm, and phoned.  The nice lady said they'd send me out a replacement right away.  About a week later, it arrived - a whole new set!

So, I now have this lovely boxed set, with a single ripped card.  I decided that I would offer it here, to anyone who is willing to accept a damaged set.  I will cover the postage to anywhere in the world, all you have to do is comment on this post :)  If there's more than one taker, I'll do a random draw next Thursday.

If you want to see some more images, a fellow blog hopper, Kerry, posted with it here, and Kiki, the Tarot Dame, reviewed it here.

The companion book

The squashed inner packaging

The ripped card :(

Rear view of the ripped card

23 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Are you really willing to send me this deck for free?

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    1. Hi Tony, well, you'll have to wait to see if there are any other takers. If not, then yes, I'll happily send it to you for free :)

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    2. Lucky you to get a whole new set! I'd be interested in your second set. :)

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    3. Oh looks great :D What a lovely idea to offer it in this way too :D

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    4. Okay, in the draw so far are Tony, Koneta, Emma, and Sharon :)

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    5. Merry Meet Chloe, I am an absolute fan of Brian and Wendy and have followed them for a long time. Faeries are with me all the time and I would so love this oracle deck. I absolutely welcome this slight imperfection, I am far from perfect myself and I don't expect my friends to be perfect either. We can definitely work together if they chose to come and live with me. Brightest Blessings and gratitude - Freespirit xx

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    6. Merry Meet, freespiritwolfsinger!
      I have yet to meet someone perfect, but certainly not everyone is willing to admit to, and embrace, their imperfections ;) I'll gladly add you to the draw, and wish you luck :)

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  2. What a fabulous surprise! Something similar happened to me with The Faeries Oracle :) The one I received had cards missing, while there were double copies of other cards in the deck. I wrote off and a brand new, complete oracle arrived a week or so later. I kept the other one in case a replacement for lost or damaged cards is ever needed by others or for myself.

    Please put my name in the draw for The Heart of Faerie Oracle! :)

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      Do you know, I didn't even think about keeping it for replacements! That being said, I don't think I've ever lost or damaged a card *touch wood* I like the idea of someone else getting joy from the set :) You're in the draw ;D

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    2. Hi Chloe,

      Can I be in the draw too please?

      Mojo xx

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  3. I'm so in! I love Froud's work a lot and don't have this one! :D

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    1. I will enter your name in the draw with great joy! ;)

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  4. Hi, Inner Whispers

    I know what it feels like to be a "ripped card". Please, put me in the draw, please. Thank you so much for this giveaway and for your wonderful Inner Whispers work (love your card readings and video reviews).

    May the Queen of the Golden Bough bless us all.

    Blessings from the Heart of a Faerie,

    )O( Aphrodisiastes Le Fay )O(

    goddesstradition@yahoo.com.br

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    1. Hi Aphrodisiastes Le Fay,
      Glad you like the readings and video reviews :) Good luck in the draw!

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  5. I think I would really like to receive this deck for free! :)

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    1. Hi Sinata,
      Okay, you're in the draw :)

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  6. Count me in please (:0 I love Froud's work! Thank you for offering this opportunity, what a wonderful thing to do (:

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    1. Hi Tarot Dynamo,
      His artwork is quite stunning, isn't it? You're in :)

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  7. please enter me in the draw :D Thankyou!! x

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  8. I would love to be included in this draw - thank you! :)

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    1. Hi Patsy,

      Of course, you're most welcome in the draw! :)

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