Secret Discount Word, and $195 Contest

November 15, 2011

Hi,

Cisco the blogging Harwich Spirits Shoppe cat here…

First off… Don’t forget that the secret ‘Discount Word of the Moment’ is “SALE”… Just mention that at the register before the clerk begins to ring up your purchases and you will receive a 10% discount. (Not applicable on lottery items.)

Next up… How would you like to be on the inside of a very small, very sweet contest?

Yup, that’s a $195 load of birdseed delivered right to your door so long as you live in the good old continental U.S. of A. and are the first to answer the upcoming contest question… No joke… Absolutely no freaking joke. (What a fantastic Christmas present!) But it gets better… The contest will be super easy so long as you can think outside of the box. If you’re someone who hits the panic button when faced with something seemingly complicated, you won’t have a chance. But if you can think on your feet… Easy Breezy… Best to work as a team… And what will you win? Take a look…

The contest will probably roll out this Wednesday PM and will be solved by the first clever person who stumbles upon it within 45 seconds… No technical knowledge required… Just watch this site…

One more perk from Da Gizz…

Three cats blogging by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Halloween and New Contest…

October 23, 2011

Yeah, it’s that time of the year again… Time to brace for the little monsters and prep for grown-up Halloween parties.  So, are you prepared? (Have you gathered supplies for your Pumpkin Ale Bread yet?!? Stocked up on your Halloween beer? Readied your costume?)


Ok, forget the costume question lest Bruce decides to don one of his monstrosities… Yeah, definitely skip the costume.

Mercifully… Onward…

Rumor has it that Da Gizz is conniving a new contest for Halloween, but at this point he’s mulling over its nature. Until we finalize the contest, the best way to get insider info is to stop in the store. (To find Harwich Spirits Shoppe, just click on the “About Us” button above.)

Shaking by the racks,

Three cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Contest, Scavenged Sacks of Stuff, and Katia…

September 6, 2011

Hey, Cisco the Harwich Spirits Shoppe blogging cat here…

First off, I hope you know about our contest and our Scavenged Sacks of Stuff (SSOS)… Got to check this stuff out…

Next… well, take a look. Here’s Hurricane Katia as NOAA sees it:

Here we are right now…

And this is what it looks like three days from 8PM Mon. — Katia still out in the Atlantic, but a cat 4 and nothing to mess with…

And finally,

That last shot is the five day projection… What on earth does all this tell us?!? Well, it says that come the middle to end of this week there’s another possible ‘wind event’ — that is to say that we might have another blow like Irene gave us. (Wow, did that come out wrong!) But you get the idea… We here at the old Harwich homestead suffered $1,500 in damage from a downed tree, and lost power for 24 hours because of Irene…

So… Once again, I ask, Are you prepared??? It might just be a good idea to stop by the store and stash away a few cases of wine, and if you have a freezer, a few bags of ice…

Ready by the racks,

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


New Contest and More on Bruce’s Scavenged Sacks Of Stuff (SSOS)

September 4, 2011

Well punk… Do you feel lucky?

Here’s the deal… Da Gizz is hosting a contest in which the winning prize will be a $25 gift certificate. The rules are simple: The first correct answer that crosses Bruce’s stream of consciousness relative to the following question wins. Here we go…

If Da Gizz wanted to start a vineyard to grow the best Pinot Noir grapes, aside from moving to Europe, where would he go?

So what place or region is Gibson thinking of??? Hint… It’s somewhere in green on the map below…

(I’d like to give credit to the person who created that map, but I can’t because the font is too small… Here’s where I found it: http://wineintro.com/regions/)

Use the contact info above to reach Bruce with the correct answer… Remember, he can be fussy

Now, about those SSOS… (Scavenged Sacks Of Stuff…) They’re still available at $20 apiece… Who knows what you’re going to get? Maybe you like red wine and shirts and you buy an SSOS. Maybe it will be a nice bottle of red wine and a golf shirt. Hurray for you! On the other hand, it might be beer and a hat… You just never know… All you know is that it will be worth at least $20… (Bit of insider info… Buy your SSOS ASAP… People love the randomness of these things…)

As always, by the racks…

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Fishing Derby 2011

January 29, 2011

Alrighty then… Finally a contest with which we cats can identify: How about a New England Fishing Derby?!?



(For more details, go to http://www.firstlinefishing.com/fishingderby2011.html)

But “How do I enter?” you ask. Well… You have a bunch of options…

  • Call Mike at: (508) 208-2265
  • Stop by the good old Harwich Spirits Shoppe and pick up an entry form
  • Download our PDF HSS version of the entry form here (just find the blinking arrow) and get that to:
  • And then there’s good old-fashioned email: mully8@msn.com
  • But no matter what, be sure to mention to Mike that you heard about the contest here at Harwich Spirits Shoppe!!!

    We’ll be waiting here by the racks, bibs in paws,

    Two cats blogging…

    P.S. Don’t forget our contests!


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Contest Update and New One-Day Birthday Sale

January 17, 2011

Last time we announced a new “Say the Magic Phrase” contest and that subsequently turned into a “anyone-can-win” sale. (Just drop by in the late afternoon or evening and tell Lena, “While the cat’s away the mice will play.” and get a 10% discount on non-sale beer and wine. This is valid through 1/22/11.)

Alrighty then… That was Da Gizz’s idea, and here’s another one… Call Bruce on his birthday (Mon., 1/17/11), and wish him a “Happy Birthday!” and instead of getting a 10% discount, you’ll get a 20% discount on non-sale beer & wine… I may be just a cat, but I tell ya… Bruce is losing his mind. If I were an adult humanoid, I’d give Gibson a shout on his cell (508.432.3333) and then come into the store and empty the joint. Just remember that His Royal Gizzness only has one birthday per year!

Two cats by the racks wondering when the madness will end…

P.S. Don’t forget the other contests!


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Yet Another Contest! But This One is Only Evening Verbal!!!

January 15, 2011

UPDATE: THE FOLLOWING SALE IS FOR EVERYONE, AND NOT JUST THE FIRST WINNER!!! JUST SAY THE MAGIC PHRASE BELOW. SEE NEXT POST!!!

Hey,

Cisco the Harwich Spirits Shoppe cat here… You know, we’ve been having problems getting people to enter our various contests. Well… It turns out that while the readership is there,  the participation isn’t. (This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this across multiple blogs… After asking around, this feline discovered that umpteen people hesitated to enter contests simply because they feared that someone would take their personal info {email address, mailing address, phone number, etc.} and sell it off… Well, not here…)

In order to win this evenings-only contest, all you have to is wait until Monday, 1/17/11, walk into the store, and tell Lena the following magic phrase… While the cat’s away the mice will play.” (Lena usually starts at 4 PM.) That’s it. (Yeah, yeah, yeah… You have to be legal age, sober, humanoid, blah, blah, blah…) But be the first thirsty soul to do that in the evening and you can buy all the beer and wine you want 10% off. (Sale items not included in contest… Only one winner/this contest… Judges decisions are final…) Contest ends Saturday, 1/22/11.

Geez Wally, you’d almost think we should call all our friends and really scrounge Da Gizz… Ah yes, what an easy way to stock up, no strings involved…

Looking out for you by those twilight racks…

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.