The Uncommon Life

Pin the Halls Holiday Pinterest Contest

November 16, 2012

Do you decorate your home to perfection each holiday season? Are invites to your holiday party as anticipated as the first winter snowfall? Have you been scouring Pinterest for some winter inspiration (winspiration? no, that was horrible) to out shine last year’s holiday performance?

Enter the Pin the Halls contest by creating a winter wonderland board for a chance to win a $250 gift card to UncommonGoods. That’s a lot of gifts!

Leave the link to your Pin the Halls board in the comments below or on the original pin in our It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… board and you’ll be entered to win.

We’ll announce the winner on November 30 on the blog. How much that person wins is up to you. For every 50 entries we see, we’ll add $50 to the grand prize, up to a total of $250. So after you share your board with us, be sure to tell your friends and family to enter too!

Follow us on Pinterest for more updates, and leave a link to your profile in the comments.

Good luck and happy pinning. We can’t wait to see your decked-out boards!

You must be 18 years of age to enter. Deadline is November 30, 2012 11:59AM EST. Sorry, this contest is only open to those living in the US.

UPDATE Congrats to our winner, Zillie Zallie! Visit out blog next week to see what we loved about her board.


  • Reply Patti Williams November 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm ,I am posting this here as there is no “original pin” on the It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… board yet. Thank you for the contest.

  • Reply Marlena Engstrom November 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the fun contest!!

  • Reply cassie November 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks, Patti! We posted the pin to our board yesterday. Sorry about the delay! Don’t worry, entries posted to this blog post are counted too.

    Cassie, UncommonGoods

  • Reply Elinore November 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  • Reply Carol November 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I have a few questions about this contest. I tried to find the rules but I can’t find a link.
    1) How is the winner determined? Random or based on judges’ criteria?
    2) Will the winner receive an email notice?

    Thank you for any information you can give me. And thanks for the contest.

    • Reply gaby d. November 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Carol, good questions. Our social media and marketing team determines the winner based on their boards. Here is a blog post about our judging for the Uncommon Bedroom Pinterest Contest.

      The winner can be notified in a number of ways. If they leave a comment on the blog, we can view their email address and can respond that way. If a winner commented on our pin on Pinterest, we contact them through the social media channels posted on their profile and by commenting on their pins.

  • Reply PeloDeHawkeye November 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  • Reply Kelly Rickman November 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I cannot find the link or where the official rules are posted for the Pin the Halls contest, any help would be wonderful.

  • Reply Rachel Darensbourg November 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  • Reply Meredith Jones November 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

  • Reply Kathy Swank November 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

  • Reply Carol Johnson November 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  • Reply Emily Couch November 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  • Reply Emily Couch November 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  • Reply Cindi Fuja November 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Great holiday idea! Loved pinning!

  • Reply Cindi Fuja November 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Third time’s a charm I guess…Good grief!

  • Reply Deborah Biggs November 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I entered your pin the halls contest via your pinterest pin. I’m not on facebook, so I wanted to give you my email just in case I win. Thank you!

  • Reply Cook November 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Happy Holidays to HomeMatters101
    Pinterest Site

  • Reply Melissa McDorman November 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I really enjoyed this contest. Now I’ve got tons of holiday craft projects to do!

  • Reply Melissa McDorman November 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Here we go….

    As I was saying, loved the contest! Now it’s off to start my holiday crafting 🙂

  • Reply Mrs. Montes November 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

  • Reply Chloe Layne November 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm Happy pinning everyone! And Happy Holidays :]

  • Reply Kayla hays November 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  • Reply Carly Jo Reeves November 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  • Reply Sandra Van November 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Fun idea!

  • Reply Marybeth R. November 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  • Reply Marisa Wetmore November 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  • Reply Kristin O'Donoghue November 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I think I did this correctly??

  • Reply Bridget Wolff November 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  • Reply ryann frank November 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    thanks for the contest! my boyfriend and i had a blast making the boards and found a ton of cute products!

  • Reply Andrea Poeth November 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm Love the contest idea!!!!

  • Reply Debbie Varner November 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I’ll try this, hope I did it right. Thanks

  • Reply Jessica November 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks again for another awesome contest. I had fun making my board! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  • Reply Tanya November 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Well, Pinterest seems to have ‘lost’ my board, but hopefully they will find in time for the contest! I hope I understood what you were after. This is my first pinterest contest!

  • Reply liko November 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    That was fun!!

  • Reply Clairebee November 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Hope the link works, had trouble with it before…

  • Reply Lindsay November 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Fun contest!

  • Reply Elisa T. Balderas November 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the contest, fun!

  • Reply Ashley November 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you ! Good luck to all who enter 🙂

  • Reply Liz November 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    How fun! Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Missy November 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I had so much fun putting my contest board together! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Reply Missy November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    ooops, you might need this too!

  • Reply Stephanie November 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    What a creative idea!

  • Reply Uncommon Gifts for the Pinterest Addict | UncommonGoods November 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

    […] while you’re pining for pin-ables, don’t forget to stop by our Pin the Halls Holiday Pinterest Contest for a chance to win a $250 UncommonGoods shopping […]

  • Reply Rachel Nelson November 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  • Reply Emma St. L November 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

  • Reply Alison Marek November 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Great Contest (:

  • Reply Alison Marek November 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Great Contest (:

  • Reply Bree November 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    love the contest!

  • Reply Molly November 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Lots of fun!
    {crossing my fingers}

  • Reply Kate November 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Here’s my board! Thanks!

  • Reply Karla November 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Reply Allie R. November 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks – I love this! {#fingerscrossed}

  • Reply Amy Baker November 30, 2012 at 8:37 am Thanks for the fun and for your great products!

  • Reply priscilla reiter November 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  • Reply Allie R. December 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Was the winner announced somewhere? I can’t find it… thanks!!

  • Reply annette December 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t find winner anouncment. Can anyone tell me where to look?

  • Reply cassie December 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for all of the great entries, everyone! We announced the winner on Friday. To see the winning board, please click on the link at the bottom of the blog post above. We’ll also share a blog post this coming week with more about what we loved about Zillie Zallie’s board and featuring some of our other favorites.

  • Reply Pin the Halls Holiday Pinterest Contest Winner | Party Tips | UncommonGoods December 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    […] been singing carols and craving Christmas cookies since our Pin the Halls Pinterest Contest launched last month. We received just around 100 entries, so picking the winner wasn’t easy. […]

  • Reply cassie December 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    As promised, we just finished a blog post featuring some of our favorite boards! Please check it out here:

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