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7 Words for 2015 — Enter FPF’s Annual Raffle Today!

It’s time for our annual New Year word play and free prize drawing!

Submit your posting to Front Porch Forum before midnight Wednesday, January 7, 2015 consisting of exactly seven (7) words and you’ll be entered into a free drawing* to win one of these great prizes:

Thanks to the local Vermont businesses listed above who donated these wonderful prizes.

Now get creative and POST AN ENTRY!

  • To post to your FPF, go to FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in).
  • If you’re already logged in, click MY ACCOUNT.
  • Then click COMPOSE POSTING.

*FPF welcomes up to two entries per day per person. Post about whatever tickles your fancy. Click on the links at right for loads of great samples from years past.

UPDATE:  The winners of our random prize drawing…

One $50 gift certificate to Small Dog Electronics
http://www.smalldog.com/
Dan in Athens
“Why isn’t everyone using Front Porch Forum?”

One Tower of Treasures from Lake Champlain Chocolates
http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/corporate-holiday-gift.html
Stephen in Dorset
“If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?”

Four passes to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark at Jay Peak
http://www.jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse/waterpark
Diane in Wells River
“Who will be governor? There’s a raffle!”

Gift cards redeemable at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops
http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops
Robert in Middlebury
“Lost spouses. New-found love. At 80.”

Everyday Apothecary Box Sets from Urban Moonshine Bitters and Tonics
http://www.urbanmoonshine.com/products/merchandise/wooden-box-apothecary.html
Phyll in West Windsor
“Shhhh, be like Dad and keep Mum!”

Two one-day lift tickets for Bolton Valley
http://www.boltonvalley.com/?utm_source=frontporchforum&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sevenwordscontest
John in Benson
“Fly away loon. Open water leaving soon.”

One “Year of Free Bread” card (one loaf/month) from Great Harvest Bread
http://greatharvestburlington.com/
Melissa in Charlotte
“Great posts – not fences – make great neighbors.”

$50 gift card to Higher Ground
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/
Nancy in Worcester
“Ancestral farm beckoned us home, blessings abound.”

Pair of tickets to Grease Sing-A-Long-A at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
http://www.flynntix.org/flynn-mainstage/grease-sing-a-long-a/Details?perfNo=11080&perfCodePrefix=FLV15G
Tom and Linda in East Montpelier
“East Montpelier coyote teaches goldendoodle to howl.”

One-month family membership to The Edge
http://edgevt.com/
Marsha in Montgomery
“Is there more light? Wait a fortnight!”

One $50 gift certificate to Jivana Holistic Spa
http://jivanaspa.com/
Elizabeth in Winooski
“FPF, 7DVT and vtdigger.org keep me informed.”

 



Invite Vermonters to Join FPF – Win iPad

UPDATE:  Congratulations to our lucky drawing winner, Mary B., from Fair Haven, VT.  She invited three friends who all signed up immediately and started participating on their local FPF!

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People join their local Front Porch Forum when they hear about it from someone they know.  Spread the word to your Vermont contacts, and be entered to win an iPad mini!

Here’s how to enter:

Use FPF’s Invitation feature to invite as many Vermonters as you like (FPF is now available in every town and neighborhood in the state).  You’ll be entered into the raffle once for each person who actually signs up for a new FPF account by Dec. 5, 2014.

To get started:

  1.  Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in)
  2.  Click MY ACCOUNT
  3.  Click INVITE FRIENDS TODAY under “Pitch In”
  4.  Enter one legitimate email address of a Vermonter you know into each row.  Click ADD ANOTHER if you want to enter more than three email addresses.  Don’t worry if you’re not sure if your friend is already an FPF member… our system will NOT send invitations to email addresses already used by FPF accounts.  Be sure to click SEND INVITE to finish.

We will verify that the iPad winner adhered to the letter and the spirit of this raffle (so please play nice!).  It’s all about spreading the word about Front Porch Forum to more Vermonters — helping neighbors connect and build community.

Thanks to one and all.

P.S.  Please keep in mind that you can always send folks to http://FrontPorchForum.com to sign up on their own.


5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your FPF Membership

To get the most out of Front Porch Forum, and to keep your FPF account working well, please try the following:

  1.  See your new FPF COMMUNITY CALENDAR for local events:
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in),  and click CALENDAR to see nearby events.
  • Or just click the VIEW YOUR FPF CALENDAR orange button or icon in your e-newsletter.
  • You also can embed this calendar into other local websites or automatically add FPF-listed events to other online calendars.
  1.  SEARCH your FPF’s POSTING ARCHIVE for past recommendations, free items, break-in reports, etc.:
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in).
  • Click SEARCH ARCHIVE to look for postings from any FPF to which you have full access.
  1.  Check daily postings from NEIGHBORING FPFs:
  • Near the bottom of your FPF e-newsletter under “News from Neighboring FPFs,” click the READ MORE link(s).
  1.  STAY LOGGED IN to the FPF website between visits (so the steps above are easier):
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGOUT (if available), then click LOGIN.
  • Enter your email address and FPF password, and keep the box checked for “Remember me when I come back.”  Click the orange “Log In” button.
  • If your web browser asks you if you want it to remember this login information, select “yes.”
  • To have your login information remembered by your computer, you may need to adjust your web browser’s preferences/settings to allow “cookies” for the FrontPorchForum.com website.
  1.  ENSURE CONSISTENT DELIVERY of your FPF e-newsletters:
  • Please add these email addresses to your email’s address book/contact list:  [your FPF’s name]@frontporchforum.com (i.e., the email address in the FROM field of your FPF e-newsletter) and sender@postageapp.com.
  • Check your spam filter for FPF e-newsletters.  If you find any, please mark them as NOT SPAM.  Please do NOT mark any email message from FPF as spam.
  • Tell your email provider that messages from the following addresses are not spam and that they should be “white listed:”  [your FPF’s name]@frontporchforum.com and sender@postageapp.com.
  • If you stop using your current email addresses, please update the email address on your existing FPF account (rather than creating a new FPF account for this new email address).  To do so, login to FPF and click MY ACCOUNT.

Best wishes this holiday season!