SIGN UP HERE for the next Food Blogger Swap. Make sure to use the check-boxes to let us know what type of swap (cookbook, spice, props or cookies!) you are most interested in!
Join us this summer for the 1st Annual Food Blogger Prop Swap!
A fun way to connect with new food bloggers and pass on gently used and loved food blogging props to another food blogger in our community.
Every FBPS participant will fill a USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail Box with items you already have and want to pass on, so there is no need to buy anything new.
The ONLY COST to you is the cost of postage ($12.35 flat rate anywhere in the U.S.) and a couple dollars for bubble wrap to ensure your package travels safely!
Hosted by Alyssa of Everyday Maven and Faith of An Edible Mosaic
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PROP SWAP:
- Food Bloggers who have had an active food blog for at least 6 months and who post original content at least two times a month.
- We will be checking every blog before approving participation. A food blog is an actual WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, or Tumblr page, not a Facebook page or Pinterest group board.
- Food bloggers who live in the United States. (If you live in another country and are interested in bringing FBPS to your country, email us about becoming an ambassador!)
- Food Bloggers who are available to meet EVERY deadline (see below).
HOW TO SWAP:
STEP 1: SIGN UP HERE! (this deadline has passed — join our mailing list to learn more about future swaps by clicking here) STEP 2: Receive Swap Match Assignment Email STEP 3: Begin Preparing Medium Flat Rate USPS Swap Box STEP 4: Mail the Swap Box You Prepared STEP 5: Post to Your Site about the Exchange!
Friday, May 17th, 2013 – Sign Up Deadline Signups will be accepted until midnight (PST) on Friday, May 17th, 2013.
Friday, May 24th, 2013 – Swap Matches Assigned Check your email to find out who to send your swap package to.
Monday, June 3rd — 2013 – Ship Deadline All Medium Flat Rate Swap Boxes must be mailed on or before this date.
Monday, June 17th, 2013 – Post Day All posts go live on the same day; further instructions will be included in your swap match assignment email.
What is considered a Prop and eligible for Swapping?
Linens, placemats, utensils, serving spoons, non-edible accessories, and of course, dishes and serving trays that fit into a USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail Box.
Every FBPS participant is required to use a USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail Box. These boxes are FREE from the USPS and the postage is $12.35 no matter where in the United States you ship it.
We recommend that you purchase bubble wrap and line the inside of the box with one layer before placing any of your wrap items into the box, and then bubble wrap each and every item individually. Items that do not have to be bubble wrapped would be items that cannot break or cause damage to something else, such as cloth napkins, linens, placemats, light plastics, paper, etc. Bottom line – if you think it could break, crack, or damage another item, wrap it in bubble wrap.
Remember, do NOT send anything perishable. NO FOOD ITEMS at all. That means no jams, spreads, pastes, beans, etc. If you can eat it, don’t send it.
Also, do not send anything that is broken or too damaged to use (some antique pieces may have a small chip but they must still be usable and in good condition).
Lastly, don’t buy anything new, but if you have new-with-tag items that you don’t want anymore, feel free to send those along!
Alyssa and Faith are organizing and hosting this event; however, it is up to you to make it a success. Please take special care in choosing and packing your items (for more information, see the tips given on what to include in your package, and also the tips on packing to minimize damage). Alyssa and Faith assume no legal liability or responsibility, and they will not be responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the mail, or for sending packages on behalf of bloggers who back out at the last minute.