Supreme Gecko The 12 Supreme Days of Christmas

Welcome to Year 4!  We have gone from basically all donations coming from Supreme Gecko the first year to last year where there was no room for our donations as so many vendors stepped up and contributed to this great event.  Wail 'till you see this year!!!

Why do the vendors donate so much?  Well, there is the aspect of exposure of their business/product (as this event gains in popularity each year and gets thousands of views and comments on social media pages) but I truly feel those donating are doing it, like I am, as a gift back to the community.

 

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Are you ready for the winners for Day 11 and Day 12?.....

First, let me thank EVERYONE that participated in this giveaway.  Quickly this was BY FAR our most supported and most envolved giveaway to day.  Over $1,500 in gifts.  Over 5,300 views, 400 comments!  What a success!  Thank you Vendors.  Without your contributions, we could not put this giveaway on.  Next year, I hope to have even more fun with the even with bigger and better gifts.

I will also take your comments below and put together an article with your suggestions.   Stay tuned.

Now, on to the winners-  Please see below.

For those interested in the Suggestions you all made and what Supreme Gecko will be doing to improve in 2014, please  CLICK HERE 

 

Day 11 & Day 12   (yes, we are combining both days) 

 

I usually do one day at a time but will combine Day 11 and 12 because Ryan Hill and Jim Stelpflug have been such solid people and businesses in the hobby.  These two are ALWAYS willing to help new and experienced reptile keepers.  From running local shows to giving presentations to helping us at Supreme Gecko with this giveaway.  Both have been instrumental in making this giveaway what it is today.   I am blessed to have them as contributors and to call them friends. 

 

Jim- Southwest Wisconsin Reptiles has generously donated 2 $50 gift certificates to his business.  If you know Jim, you know he always has some AMAZING snakes. What a great opportunity to own an animal from Jim. 

SouthWest Wisconsin Reptiles   gift certificate

WINNER-  Nicholas D'Andrea

WINNER-  Thorsten Lawver

 


 

 

Ryan-  Captive Bred Specialties has generously donated a 12 x 12 x 18 exo terra enclosure.  These are the top of the line enclosures for your animals.  I have a couple and wish I had more. 

 

 Captive Bred Specialties   Exo Terra

 WINNER-  Brook Powlowski

 

 

   

 

 You can enter once for each gift.  Winners will be selected Randomly Monday Dec 23.  

 

 

 

Day 10 - The goal this past week or so for Day 10 was to share, share, share the news about the 12 Supreme Days of Christmas giveaway.  This could be done by doing FB shares, tagging, posting on FB/Twitter/Instagram, etc.  More is better!  The intention was to promote the giveaway and give even more exposure to our great vendors.  And what a success.  Everywhere I looked I saw the postings.  Way to go!!!  And so far, what a huge success this has been!  We are alread WAY ahead of last year in page views, comments, FB insites, etc.   And next year will be even better, I am sure.

 

So, before announcing a winner, I want to recognize and thank the following individuals for doing so much to promote this giveaway (this year and years in the past).  I know I will be missing many, many people so my apologies up front.

 

Thank you Janet Margelowsky, Blair Forrest, Camille Sunde, Val Figone, Myles O'Rilly, and Margaret Sharapen.... and many more!

 

Without further adue-   This person posted everywhere!  I saw her posts on FB, Twitter, etc. etc. etc.  Every day!  On her page, on my page, on Group pages, everywhere!  Especailly on our vendor's pages.   She certainly went above and beyond.   Her spirit was so encouraging.  I would like to announce the winner of the beautiful female crested gecko below to Elise Hightower Baily.   Thank you so much again for sharing the spirit of this event!

 

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Don't miss the exciting gifts coming up for Day 11 and Day 12.  Announcement tomorrow.

 

Day 9  -  3 Gifts!  

Gift 1  - Reptile Rapture From Richard Allen again at Reptile Rapture has donated again.  

Donating 1 Magnatural Feeding Ledge with 12 pack of cups + 1 Magnatural cave ($48 value).

Magnatural feeding ledge   Magnatural cave

WINNER-  Charles Maresh

 

Gift 2  - Two $25 gift certificates to West Coast Roaches.  Some of the best feeder/pet roaches on the Internet!!!  

WestCoast Roaches

WINNER-  Doug Martin

WINNER-  Erin Lindsay   

 

Gift 3  - It's time for Supreme Gecko to make a contribution-  Your choice of an 16 oz crested gecko diet from Repashy, Clark's Diet, Pangea, or (200 g) Big Fat Gecko.

Repashy crested gecko diet   Clarks diet   Pangea gecko diet   Big Fat Gecko Diet

I could not help myself.......   I added another WINNER to the food giveaway!!!

WINNER-  Nancy Harker

WINNER-  Lisa Miller 

 

 

VERY SPECIAL GIFT ADDITION:

 On Day 10, we will give away this Red Flame FEMALE crested gecko (see below), a $275 value.

 

I will be picking a winner not randomly but by the the person that I feel has promoted The 12 Supreme Days of Christmas the best (Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc).  I do check all these activities but you may wish to mention what you've done in the comment below-  Start the comment with "For Gift 10....".  Let's get the word out there!

 

 

 

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Day 8  

Hemidactylus squamulatus  

photo by Jon Boone

Switzer ReptilesVery exciting donation from Linda Switzer of Switzer Reptiles.  This is a rare gecko- Hemidactylus squamulatus.  Linda is donating 4 animals and picking up shipping!  Very easy to setup in a 10-15 gallon enclosure.  Their personalities are unique.  We purchased 4 in early 2013 and they soon became one of my favorite geckos.  DO NOT miss this great opportunity to own this rare gecko.

To show off some of these wonderful geckos, please visit  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153604281115497.1073741830.142286650496&type=3&uploaded=55 

Spree from Rhactastic Rhacs

 

WINNER-  Brandi Larson and her submission of SPREE from Rhactastic Rhacs

It was EXTREMELY difficult to choose this gecko out of over 50 unbelievable qualified animals.  I chose Spree (and, believe me it was hard not to choose one of those Red Harleys!) because Spree has many of the features every gecko should have- great structure, color, and extreme harlequin highlights.  Simply outstanding.  Thank you Brandi for showing us all this gecko!  (Note-  we will need to wait for some warmer weather to ship) 

 

 

Day 7  

Gift 1   From Thorsten Lawver of Badgerland Reptiles.   We have a wonderful donation of this beautiful crested gecko.   Badgerland Reptiles    

To Enter-  Add a Comment Below-   "I want to win the Gecko"

WINNER-  Tiffany Weisheit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift 2-  West Coast Roaches   Two $25 gift certificates to West Coast Roaches.  Some of the best feeder/pet roaches on the Net.     To Enter-  Add a Comment Below-   "I want to win the some roaches"

 WINNER-  Jessica Lapp

WINNER-  James Martin

 

 

 WINNER will be selected Friday, Dec. 13

 

 

 

Day 6  -     From Bobby Delaney of BDIllustrations, Your choice of an Illustrated Logo, or a Facebook pic/cover illustration.  A $150 value!!  Bobby has done our 12 SDOC logo and several other great pieces.  He is the best!  Now is your chance to have a very professional logo for your business or your personal web page/FB page.    WINNER-  Julie Koslowski

Bobby Delaney

 To Enter:  

1. Add a comment below (or on FB or Instagram) letting me know how you would use this wonderful gift from Bobby Delaney

 

Day 5  -   

Yes, 2 Gifts Again!

Gift 1    LLL Reptile  LLLReptile has donated a $25 gift certificate. Everyone can use $ 25 for more reptile supplies!   WINNER-  Chad Kreger

 

Gift 2    MSEEnterprises  Marcy Sowers has donated a $100 gift package of THE finest insect chow on the market.  This is one of my favorite donations.  If you feed insects to your animals, you MUST feed a good chow.  This is 5lbs of the MS2 Premium Insect Chow AND 2 lbs of Premium Worm Substrate.     WINNER-  Jamie Erwin

 

Day 4 

Gift 1  Turbo Book Cover  A wonderful children's book-  Turbo Fires Up.  This will make a great bedtime story book for your kids or even a fantastic Christmas book.  Donated by auther Kam Zinsser.   WINNER-  Roger Elkins II 

Gift 2   DavidsFineGeckos   A $50 gift certificate to renown leopard gecko DavidsFineGeckosWINNER-  Belinda Holbrook Schowalter 

 

Day 3

Gift 1  Please Bug Me  Your choice of Dubia Starter Kit (100 mix nymphs and 20 adults)  or  

Hisser Starter Kit (nice mix of nymphs and adult hissers)  $25 value, donated by Cindy Bensaid of Please Bug Me and Gotcha Gecko   WINNER-  DavJay Golden  

 

Guft 2   MAHS   MAHS Starter Kit (T-Shirt, Wristbands, Window Cling, and 1 Year of Free Membership, donated by Madison Area Hepetological Society    WINNER- Elizabeth Pierog  (hey, didn't you win a couple years ago  :)   

 

  

Day 2

Gift-  The Monsoon Mister by Exo Terra, donated by Richard Allen-Reptile Rapture (Madison, WI) 

Very nice!!!!  @ $ 100 value!     WINNER-  TROY CUDWORTH

Monsoon Mister   

 

Day 1
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    Gift-  $50 Gift Certificate to ReptileDirect.com 

    WINNER-  Margaret Sharapan

 

Last Year’s GiveAways-  Here is a sampling of gifts we gave away:

Web site Artwork, NARBC Tinley Park tickets, multiple $50 Gift Certificate great reptile breeders, high end Bearded Dragon,  2 Exo Terra cages!

Last year's Sponsors....

 

 



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#404 Charles Schurman 2013-12-25 02:45
Congrats to all the winners! As usual Wally you have outdone yourself this year!
 
 
#403 DavJay Golden 2013-12-24 21:24
Thank you for such a fun giveaway!! I had the honor of winning the Dubia starter kit from Cindy. I wanted to let you know that I have received them and Cindy was great. The Dubias were packaged exceptionally and Cindy went above and beyond with communicating with me during transit. Thank you Wally and Cindy!! I will definitely am looking forward to next years event!!
 
 
#402 Kevin Kehl 2013-12-24 14:20
In 2014, Supreme Gecko could perhaps start a series on You Tube or other social media focusing on educational videos. From simple housing and dietary needs of the different species to long-term captive care. Too many people get in way over their heads due to lack of accurate education concerning their potential new pets and start off with a poor experience.
 
 
#401 Karen Skinner 2013-12-24 07:37
CONGRATS to ALL the winners during the 12 days of SG chrismas!!!! Thank you Wally and Nanette for doing this and giving back to the people and big thank you to everyone who donates to make this possible!! you all are the BEST :-)
 
 
#400 Kristoffer Baker 2013-12-24 03:42
In 2014, Supreme Gecko shouldn't really do anything different. Great customer service. Amazing animals! Incredible knowledge from the breeder. Seems like Wally has it dialed in pretty good to me! Keep up the great work Wally, and I look forward to getting some more incredible animals from you!
 
 
#399 Jace Ward 2013-12-24 03:29
Do more give aways like once a mouth
 
 
#398 Margaret Sharapan 2013-12-24 03:10
in 2014, SG should use it's huge audience reach to help highlight more local herp societies and rescues :) Some links and shoutouts during the 12 Supreme Days of Christmas could do a ton to raise awareness about local rescue groups and herp societies. More videos would also be great! Happy Holidays
 
 
#397 James Martin 2013-12-24 03:01
The SDOC 2012 can improve by keeping uptheholiday cheer just like this year! Thank you so much to all the sponsors for being so generous!
 
 
#396 James Martin 2013-12-24 02:58
In 2014, Supreme Gecko should have an Instagram account!
 
 
#395 Jeremy Carroll 2013-12-24 02:47
The 12 SDOC can improve by. giving away more terrariums and feeders :-)
 
 
#394 Jeremy Carroll 2013-12-24 02:46
In 2014, SG should do a you tube channel. have different episodes every week. One for setting up a terrarium, another for feeding, another for breeding, etc. Would be cool.
 
 
#393 Elizabeth Pierog 2013-12-24 02:44
In 2014 SG should move northeast so your closer to West Bend :P
 
 
#392 Elizabeth Pierog 2013-12-24 02:41
The 12 days of SDOC can improve by making it easier to log in and participate. I have had log in issues two consecutive years :(
But thank you for doing this! It's amazing!
 
 
#391 Angel Kreckler 2013-12-24 02:36
The 12 SDOC can improve by... demonstrating cage setups for new crested gecko owners :D
 
 
#390 Jeremy Carroll 2013-12-24 02:36
in 2014, SG should do a you tube channel that has to do with episodes. One episode should be about feeding, another about setting up a nice terrarium,etc.