Fancy getting your paws on some of this bright red Keep Calm and Carry On loot? We've got a KC&CO Shopper Bag, a KC&CO Wall Canvas and a KC&KO Tin of Band Aids to give to one lucky entrant.
To enter you'll need to do a bit of homework. Visit our Facebook page (here) and look at our cover photo (that's the fancy picture at the very top of the page). You'll see five products of ours on a green background. Come back here and use the 'add new comment' function at the bottom of the page to tell us what each of the 5 items is. Note: your post won't be visible straight away so don't be alarmed - I need to check it for swear words first ;D
...of course you can just write down what everybody else has written but you might just want to make sure they're correct first. All correct entries go in the draw to WIN.
Competition closes on Monday the 14th of May 2012 at 12 noon.
Winner notified via the email address they provide.
The winner receives:
1 x KC&CO Shopper Bag
1 x KC&CO Wall Canvas
1 x KC&CO Tin of Band Aids
The Fine Print: This competition is open to New Zealand residents only. One entry per person please. Employees of Acquisitions and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. We reserve the right to reprint selected entries on our Facebook page or Email Newsletter. Following the draw we will announce the winner here and on our Facebook page.
Posted by: The Online Guy
We're a featured business in The Great New Zealand Quiz - Canterbury Edition. By visiting their site and using your Facebook account you can enter to win prizes just by reading about Canterbury businesses and answering easy-as questions about them, which earn you points. You can also earn points by visiting business websites and answering Questions of the Day etc.
Our first blurb in the quiz tells visitors a little about the history of Acquisitions and, in particular, our Christchurch stores...
"‘Acquisitions - Perfect for Gifts’ began life in the late 1970’s as a small ‘Trade Aid’ like store called ‘Third World Crafts’, which was attached to the Dunedin Environment Centre. Fortunately at this time corduroy flares and platform shoes for men were on their way out and a quality selection of gifts and home wares were on their way in.
By the mid 1980s, while the world was on a steady diet of Michael Jackson and Madonna music videos, the name ‘Third World Crafts’ was let go in favour of the new, more contemporary name Acquisitions (it was thought by some, that calling themselves ‘Some Things We Acquired’ was just a little long-winded).
Around the same time the buyers were reviewing and changing the product lines to suit a more ‘modern’ and discerning clientele. Thus a new era in gift shopping was born and although Acquisitions wasn’t quite ready to take on the world, they were becoming world famous in Dunedin.
In the year 2000, as everyone was thanking their lucky stars that the world’s computer systems hadn’t crashed and also lamenting the fact that flying cars hadn’t just suddenly appeared, Acquisitions introduced Christchurch to the world of great selection and premium gift wrapping with its purple and green store in the Westfield Riccarton Shopping Centre. Acquisitions even won ‘Best New Store’ at the Westfield Retail Excellence Awards that year.
Although at the time some people were finding it difficult to come up with a suitably shortened term for the 2000’s, for Acquisitions the early ‘Noughties’ were a time of rapid growth in Christchurch. They opened their City Mall store in 2001 followed by Eastgate and Northlands in 2003 and finally a store in The Palms Shopping Centre in 2004.
Sadly, due to the quakes Acquisitions City Mall is no more but its spirit lives on at the Riccarton, Northlands, Palms and Eastgate stores - they’re all still open despite the rocking and rolling going on in Christchurch and they’re all Perfect for Gifts."