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September 30, 2010

September Giveaway 2: Personalized Towel Set

Okay! Here is the deal: You get to win a towel set designed by you :)

The WINNER is
#122 GARIMA MRIDUL
Sea Green towel set with seahorse and starfish for SANSKRITI
It's really easy to enter - Check out Make Your Own Towel Set product at http://www.thepipal.com/productdetail.aspx?pid=425
In your comments, specify towel colourbath towel motifhand towel motif and the personalization name you want.

You do not have to purchase anything to enter the Giveaway. Just make sure you fulfil the eligibility criteria described below. We will use a randomizer application to generate a number. The winner will be the corresponding post on the blog.

To enter you will have to post one mandatory comment on the blog telling us about the towel set you'd like to win. Read on below to find out how you can increase your chances to win by earning bonus entries into the Giveaway.




NEW WAY TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES:
Post a product review of the product that you bought on the REVIEWS tab on www.facebook.com/thepipal
Get 2 extra entries for each review
To earn entries leave two separate comments on the blog with the link to your review


ELIGIBILITY FOR GIVEAWAY
You must be a registered member of The Pipal. Visit http://www.thepipal.com/customersignup.aspx to signup if you are not a member

ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY – MANDATORY COMMENT
You must leave a comment on the blog about the towel set you would like to receive if you win.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES FOR THE GIVEAWAY
Receive extra entries and increase your chances of winning the Giveaway
Click here for the tutorial to understand how to earn these extra entries


Post a product review of the product that you bought on the REVIEWS tab on www.facebook.com/thepipal
Get 2 extra entries for each review

To earn entries leave two separate comments on the blog with the link to your review

Post a product review of the product that you bought on www.thepipal.com
Get 2 extra entries for each review
To earn entries leave two separate comments on the blog with the link to your review

Subscribe to our blog via email
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog confirming that you are subscribed to the blog via email

Follow our blog
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog confirming that you are following the Pipal Talk blog

Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thepipal
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog with the link to your Facebook profile page

Post about this Giveaway on your personal Facebook page
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your posting

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thepipal
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with your twitter handle

Tweet about this Giveaway
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your tweet

Write about this Giveaway on your Blog
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your blog article

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


  • You must be 18+ years of age to enter any of our Giveaways
  • We ship the Giveaway only within India
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the Giveaway
  • One entry per mailing address, except for when you qualify for extra credits
  • Duplicate/false entries will be deleted and will disqualify the poster from the Giveaway
  • You must be willing to give us your full name, address, and phone number if you are the winner
  • Winner will be contacted by email only. The winner has 48 hours to respond and we will only attempt to contact by email twice. If we have not heard back from the winner within 48 hours we will select another winner
  • We are not responsible for our emails going into your junk mail folder
  • This contest is subject to the Official Rules and any other rules at any time promulgated by The Pipal
  • The Pipal reserves the right to amend these rules at any time in its sole discretion
  • In the event that any provision or rule is found unenforceable by any court of appropriate jurisdiction, such provision or rule shall be severed here from and the remainder of the Official Rules shall remain valid and enforceable
  • In the event of any question or ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules, The Pipal interpretation of such question or ambiguity shall be final and binding upon all participants
  • If the Potential Winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected in a second drawing of all eligible entries received during the contest period
  • Any attempt at entry other than stated is void
  • This promotion is not open to employees of The Pipal and their families

Towel set ideas Gallery:
THESE ARE ONLY IDEAS. Check out Make Your Own Towel Set product at http://www.thepipal.com/productdetail.aspx?pid=425
In your comments, specify towel colourbath towel motifhand towel motif and the personalization name you want.

EXAMPLE COMMENT: Leaf Green, Starfish, Fish, Amaira


Design your set now!



September 29, 2010

Featured Pipal: Chrysette and Daniel

The personalized body cushions is one of our popular products. One of our first online customers, Chrysette sent in her reviews:



A few months ago, I was just browsing around on Facebook and saw this ad in my right pane about personalized items for kids. Since I have a two year old little boy, I just decided to give the site/page a once-over. I did and I didn’t stop looking!!! They had a whole range of stuff available that you could have personalized in whatever way you wanted from colour to motifs and even what you wanted to write! I kept coming back to the site a couple of times but I was wary of buying stuff online because of the fact that it might look good in a picture on the net but when I get the item, I might be disappointed as to the quality of the product. Finally, I realized I would never know until I tried it and I decided to pick one of the body cushions for my son. There was a train one and I knew my son would love it coz it had wheels so I went online and ordered it, I thought to myself, well, I will know in a week if I made a mistake! I knew sooner! I got my cushion in four days, I think, coz I was surprised I had gotten it so soon! And it was exactly as it was in the picture. Everything was as I had seen it on the site. I was so happy with the quality especially! I had placed it at the edge of my bed while my son was asleep and when he woke up, he saw it and he was so happy! It has been almost three months now that he has it but he still hasn’t gotten tired of reading out his name on it, or playing with it, using it like a tree or just something to lie down on for fun. Watching him play with it really makes me feel like I got my money’s worth!! 






About a personalized experience, I must say, Abha was excellent handling my every query. I needed another cushion exactly like the first for my nephew and even though the original design could only accommodate seven letters, Abha somehow made it possible to fit nine! And everything was still the same as the original!! Both the little guys have loads of fun fooling around on their train cushions and it is really a pleasure to watch them.


Last but not the least, if you are looking for something different or special and you have an idea in your head, I am sure the team at ‘The Pipal’ can make that idea a reality (Disclaimer: Everything within reason, of course!!). And do an awesome job of it too! 


The Pipal was personalized shopping in every way right from placing my order to getting exactly what I wanted and even down to tracking an errant cushion! Amazing! Good luck to you in everything you do!


Thanks, Chrysette, for giving us a chance :)


If you'd like to share your reviews and pictures, please email me at abha@thepipal.com.

September 20, 2010

Shaped pillow covers

How many more cushions and how many more stuffed toys?


Introducing a new innovative concept - shaped pillow covers. A side zipper allows you to slip in a standard pillow into the cover. The tails and feet are stuffed with polyfill and fluff up easily.
Made from 100% cotton and screen printed design, these are amazingly soft. Machine wash on gentle cycle and iron on reverse side (not directly on the screen printing!).
Coming in 4 designs - Cat, Dog, Dino and Fish on www.thepipal.com!
Promo price Rs 849/- and will retail at Rs 999/-. Stay tuned for the promo!


September 19, 2010

Featured Pipal: Mudita and Madhuakshi

This bedding order will always remind me of Google Chrome logo waala yellow! Yes, that's exactly what Mudita's specs were and I think the yellow is pretty close :) We did a quilt with coordinated curtains and cushions for Madhuakshi!


And, the sweetest part was Madhuakshi's call when her mom did up her room!






Here's Mudita's review:
Madhuakshi is so delighted with her dream room, that even with running high temperature she cant stop running to her room every time somebody comes home to show it off. She is most happy with her name written on her stuff, I think it gives the kids a sense of things belonging just to them.

And the quality of the stuff is excellent, hence I don't think things are expensive.
No price can be comparable to the happiness it has brought to my little princess, the glint in her eyes, the pride on her face when she tells every one about her stuff is just tooo good.
I really cant thank you enough for making Madhuakshi so happy and so proud of her Mom.



If you'd like to share your reviews and pictures, please email me at abha@thepipal.com.

September 16, 2010

Here comes Lil Princess!

And here comes Lil Princess!


From sheets to quilts, finally we have a bath poncho to match!

Besides the flying fairy quilt, working on a quilt similar to the bedsheet. Double bedsheets can have a single princess or two princesses for sisters!
Check out the new lil princess poncho!
Soon to be launched on www.thepipal.com!

September 15, 2010

Lil Builder is here!

The website is going to be revamped shortly and have been busy finalizing the new navigation. Which is the reason why we were delaying new product launches.


Thanks for all the emails  and smses asking us if all is well :) Well, all is well! Have a surprise in store for registered members to be announced shortly.


And, here's a preview of the Lil Builder theme which will be launched shortly on the website.






Bedsheets, backpack and my favorite in this theme - the body cushion for your budding little man :)










The Lil Princess bedding will be here shortly. Stay tuned!

September 12, 2010

Pipal Talk Giveaway Winner #1: Swati Agrawal

Swati wrote to us:
This Multipurpose kit I have got as a winning prize of "the first PIPAL TALK GIVEAWAY". I must say This is a quality stuff.
The fabric is good even the fabric used for lining is good.
The appliques are so cute and make the product so lively.
And to make more special It is monogrammed with 'S' which shows that it belongs to My daughter "Siddhi" thts why she is loving it...


The Pipal ROCKS!!!

Thanks, Swati!

September 8, 2010

Featured Pipal: Garima and Sanskriti

It just so happened that I saw THE PIPAL ad on FB. It wasn't that colorful but the word customized caught my eye. I visited their FB page and checked the site. The products were amazing. Towels, bath wraps, sheets, cushions, quilts....and what not. Married to an army officer and getting posted to small towns and cities I always keep a stock of things, and this time too I had stocked them. So I tried controlling myself from going on this online shopping spree. Oh my God, I tell you, it was difficult as the products that THE PIPAL offered were so tempting. I couldn't resist myself for long and got in touch with Abha. And the result was a b'ful customized set of 3 cushions and a sheet for my daughter.

It was not that I only admired it, but my 2 yrs old daughter too showed her appreciation by telling me that the set had  flutterey (butterfly) and  baa (flower) and keeda (lady bugs). She carried her name cushion with her the whole day, I wondered if she actually knew that her name was embroidered on it. She simply loved it.



My first experience of shopping with THE PIPAL was good and I knew that I have found a perfect kind of place for shopping for my daughter and that too at my convenient time, sitting at home. My husband was happier than me because he knew that now I will not make him run from shop to shop in search of that desired color combination or theme, and he will get the best things for his Princess without getting bugged. :) The first purchase that I did from THE PIPAL spoke all about  the quality that was offered and the efforts that were put in.  For me in one word its wonderful

A friend of mine was visiting me when she saw Sanskriti's Animal zoo cushion and Lil cupcake cushion set. I could feel that "WOW" kinda feeling she had after looking at the stuff. And those wooden magnetic alphabets; Oh they are a hit. Sanskriti is fascinated with them and her friends find them interesting. I have put them on my refrigerator, so they are noticed by all the visitors. When one of my friend said that she too got magnetic alphabets for her daughter from some shop but these are more interesting , colorful and pretty; I actually felt like patting my back :).... (for the great choice and effortless shopping)


The latest addition to the treasure is the bright color Lil angel cushion. And now I am eagerly waiting for the bath robe with my angel's name on it. Well.... for me this is not the end of the shopping road which goes to THE PIPAL. Thanks Abha for making me feel like a Princess's mother, who has everything special. 




Thanks Garima for the review!

If you'd like to share your reviews and pictures, please email me at abha@thepipal.com.

September 5, 2010

September Giveaway 1: Personalized name cushion

Here is our first giveaway for September!
So, this time you get to win a personalized 12x20in name cushion (worth Rs 849/-) in our popular silly monkeys theme.




*****WINNER*****
The winner of the NAME CUSHION GIVEAWAY is
COMMENT #215 - DEEPIKA PRAMOD
Congratulations, Deepika! You win a green name cushion with the name 'YASHAS'.






It's really easy to enter - Comment on the blog about which color cushion (Blue, Green, or Pink) and the name (upto 10 characters only) you'd like to get if you win!


You do not have to purchase anything to enter the Giveaway. Just make sure you fulfil the eligibility criteria described below. We will use a randomizer application to generate a number. The winner will be the corresponding post on the blog.

To enter you will have to post one mandatory comment on the blog telling us which cushion you’d like if you win and the name on it. Read on below to find out how you can increase your chances to win by earning bonus entries into the Giveaway.


ELIGIBILITY FOR GIVEAWAY
You must be a registered member of The Pipal. Visit http://www.thepipal.com/customersignup.aspx to signup if you are not a member
ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY – MANDATORY COMMENT
You must leave a comment on the blog about which cushion you would like to receive if you win and the name you want on it.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES FOR THE GIVEAWAY
Receive extra entries and increase your chances of winning the Giveaway
Click here for the tutorial to understand how to earn these extra entries

Post a product review of the product that you bought on www.thepipal.com
Get 2 extra entries for each review
To earn entries leave two separate comments on the blog with the link to your review

Subscribe to our blog via email
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog confirming that you are subscribed to the blog via email

Follow our blog
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog confirming that you are following the Pipal Talk blog

Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thepipal
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a separate comment on the blog with the link to your Facebook profile page

Post about this Giveaway on your personal Facebook page
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your posting

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thepipal
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with your twitter handle

Tweet about this Giveaway
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your tweet

Write about this Giveaway on your Blog
Get 1 extra entry
To earn entry leave a comment on the blog with the link to your blog article

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


  • You must be 18+ years of age to enter any of our Giveaways
  • We ship the Giveaway only within India
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the Giveaway
  • One entry per mailing address, except for when you qualify for extra credits
  • Duplicate/false entries will be deleted and will disqualify the poster from the Giveaway
  • You must be willing to give us your full name, address, and phone number if you are the winner
  • Winner will be contacted by email only. The winner has 48 hours to respond and we will only attempt to contact by email twice. If we have not heard back from the winner within 48 hours we will select another winner
  • We are not responsible for our emails going into your junk mail folder
  • This contest is subject to the Official Rules and any other rules at any time promulgated by The Pipal
  • The Pipal reserves the right to amend these rules at any time in its sole discretion
  • In the event that any provision or rule is found unenforceable by any court of appropriate jurisdiction, such provision or rule shall be severed here from and the remainder of the Official Rules shall remain valid and enforceable
  • In the event of any question or ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules, The Pipal interpretation of such question or ambiguity shall be final and binding upon all participants
  • If the Potential Winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected in a second drawing of all eligible entries received during the contest period
  • Any attempt at entry other than stated is void
  • This promotion is not open to employees of The Pipal and their families


September 4, 2010

What's stitching in September...

First of all, everybody waiting for the bedsheets will have to wait a little longer. We are sourcing some new fabrics as well as working on designs based on your feedback and comments. So, we are rescheduling the launch of the bedsheet range. Meanwhile, you can send in an email (abha@thepipal.com) if you want something specific or custom designed.


We are often asked about how to maintain appliques. Here are some things we recommend:



  • First time dry clean if appliques are bright/dark colored. Most appliques are tested under ideal conditions and do not bleed color.
  • Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle, thereafter.
  • Do not soak for too long.
  • If you see a thread coming off, please do not pull it. Instead, just snip it off with a pair of scissors.
  • While drying do not wring too hard. For example, we have a foam insert in the butterfly wings which will not withstand wringing. Dry the butterfly poncho flat to maintain the shape of the wings.
  • And finally, do not iron with a very hot iron. Either place a cotton fabric on top. Alternately, reverse and iron. This maintains the sheen of the corduroy appliques. When you give sheets etc to the neighbourhood dhobi, instruct him to iron on the reverse.

That's about it, I guess!


Will be announcing the next Pipal Talk giveaway this coming week! We are planning to make it a fortnightly feature - will keep you posted.


And before I sign off, a sneak preview of our latest quilt...will be online shortly!






If you'd like to share your reviews and pictures, please email me at abha@thepipal.com.

September 1, 2010

Featured Review: Mugdha Kalra

It's always nice to hear from our customers. Gives us feedback about what we need to improve and also encourages us to launch new products. Since most people leave reviews on Facebook or product pages on www.thepipal.com, not everybody gets to read them. So this is a step in that direction!


Our first featured Mommy is MUGDHA KALRA who has an adorable baby boy MADHAV.


Mugdha Kalra: When I chanced upon thepipal website i was actually amazed to see these products in India. Believe me, being a shopaholic I had scanned the entire market for baby products but had never seen such lovely personalised colorful accessories for kids. I had ordered a set of towels with my son's name on it and a set of three toiletry kits. The options in colors were all bright and the motifs were super cute. Even though my son is really young but when I read out his name on the towel he puts his lil fingers on the alphabets.
The towel set came in different sizes and so did the toiletry kit. I use the smallest to put his medicines and the other two for carrying other baby products such as body lotion, antimosquito wipes, hand sanitizer, nasal drops etc. The bottles are all standard size and they fit well in the kits. Every time I have taken out the kit from the baby bag I have had even strangers sitting in a coffee shop ask me where I bought it from. The products are unique and kids love the fact that they own it. Products from thepipal make for thoughtful gifting options too. I am hoping they introduce few more products because it seems soon I would have bought everything that they make.

Thanks Mugdha for the review and suggestions!

If you'd like to share your reviews and pictures, please email me at abha@thepipal.com.