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Casas Fumando’s HUGE anniversary cigar giveaway!

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Alright, I know we have been dropping hints all over the place. Hints leading to some sort of huge contest that Daniel and I were going to throw. Well, here are the details you’ve all been waiting for! But before getting too deep into this, I wanted to tell you why we decided to put together such a huge contest.

The reason is simple, we wanted to reward you, our readers, for making this, Casas Fumando, possible. You are the driving force behind this blog. We don’t run this blog to make money on advertising, to get free cigars, or to obtain any type of fame. Our reason is simply to share our love of cigars with you.

3 years ago, I started Casas Fumando. Actually at that time it was under a different name, but it was the same blog, same reviews. I actually had a personal blog in which I would share my graphic/Web design experiences. On that blog I posted a review of a cigar that I really enjoyed. Just as a little inlet into my personal life. At the time I was smoking a lot of infused cigars and that first cigar actually happened to be an Acid. Anyways, as time went on my webstats began to show an interesting trend. No one gave a crap what I had to say about design, but my one little cigar review, that was something different. It was pretty much the only article anyone ever read. Knowing this, I started Casas Fumando which at the time, was more of a catalog of my own cigar experiences, and less of a cigar review site. As I got more serious about it, I realized that I couldn’t do it alone. For the life of me, I can’t remember how he and I met, but it was at this time that Daniel T. began sharing his experiences on Casas Fumando as well.

A lot has changed since then. Daniel and I have actually became very close friends. We went from 10 page views a day to over 1.5 million a year. We average 2 to 3 reviews a week and have not only earned the respect of some of the larger cigar review blogs, but from many of the larger manufacturers as well. Most of all, we have established a form of 2 way conversation between us, and you. We share our thoughts, you tell us yours, and we make fun of Daniel along the way.

That being said, this is where the fun begins. We will be running a 9 day long contest. You heard that right, 9 freaken days. Each one of these days will be sponsored by a company that has given us their support over the past 3 years. Each contest will showcase this company, as well as what they have done for us, and the product that they will be giving away and what you need to do to enter the contest for that day.

This contest is open to anyone in the US and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. Once each day concludes we will contact the winner directly and arrange shipping. We will be shipping some of the items, and some of the companies will be shipping to you directly. It doesn’t matter how many times you have won contests from us in the past, these will be open to everyone.

First, there is a very easy way to gain some extra ground in these contests. Recently we started a Facebook account. It’s probably the easiest way for us to keep up with you guys as well as share all the neat things we are smoking and drinking without having to write up reviews for each one.  It’s also a great way for you to get a hold of us if you have a random question or want to tell us what you’ve been smoking. Want a free entry into each and every single one of our contests? Just “like” our page! Already a fan? Then you are already entered. On a side note, if you share our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/casasfumando) page on yours, and ask you friends to “like” us, we will give you an extra entry to each one of the contests. Alternately, if you share this page, and any of the contest pages as they are posted then you will get an extra entry into that contest as well! We want the “likes” and promise not to flood your timelines.

Again, if you are not on facebook, DON’T Worry! Tune in on each of the days listed below for instructions on how to enter! Don’t worry, we will make it as easy as possible on you. The idea is to reward all of you for reading, not make you work for it 🙂

 The being said, let’s get our mouths watering and announce each one of our contests!

Day 1 – Tuesday – 03-13-2012 – Bonita Smoke Shop

We love Jackie, and Jackie loves EVERYONE! Bonita Smoke Shop will be giving away 1 bundle of her famous “Time Warp” cigars! These cigars were hand-crafted on Miami’s Calle Ocho at the El Titan de Bronze factory by Willy Herrera (Drew Estate), formally from El Titan de Bronze cigars.

Bonita Smoke Shop Time Warp

Day 2 – Wednesday – 03-14-2012 – RoMa Craft Tobac – Intemperance Volstead Sampler

From the makers of Cro-Magnon, Skip Martin has agreed to reward one of you lucky readers with a sampler of his newest creation, the Intemperance! The Intemperance Volstead Sampler comes with 8 cigars, one of each size, and each wrapper.

RoMa Craft Tobac Intemperance

Day 3 – Thursday – 03-15-2012 – EP Carrillo

Ernesto has partnered up with us and has an awesome contest in store for you! EP Carrillo has agreed to part with a full box of EP Carrillo Core Line Golosos!

EP Carrillo Core

Day 4 – Friday – 03-16-2012 – Rocketfuel Coffee

Who doesn’t like coffee? Who doesn’t like super premium coffee? Rocketfuel has always been friends of ours, and today, they are friends with you! One lucky reader will win a gift pack containing 1/2lb Hawaiian Kona, 1/2lb Jamaican Blue Mountain, 1/2lb Rocketfuel XXX, a $60 value!

Rocketfuel Coffee

*NOTE: Cigar not included. And this blend is different than the gift pack, but you get the idea.

Day 5 – Monday – 03-19-2012 – Emilio Cigars

What can we say about Gary? He knows his cigars, and has always been a great supporter of us, as well as many other tobacco related organizations! Like the AF1 and AF2? Love the Grimalkin? Well Gary is giving you the chance to try them all with his contest containing an awesome sampler with few of each of his cigars, 10 in total as well as a pair of Grimalkin coffee mugs and an Emilio Cigar Polo shirt!

Emilio Cigars

Day 6 – Tuesday – 03-20-2012 – Ortega Cigar Company

Recently Eddie Ortega, co-founder of EO Brands, ventured out on his own and started a new company called “Ortega Cigar Company”. His fist release, the Serie “D” is already making a huge splash, and you can be among the first to get your hands on them. Eddie has offered up 3.. that’s right 3 sampler boxes (5 cigars, one of each size)!

Ortega Cigar Company

Day 7 – Wednesday – 03-21-2012 – Miami Cigar

2 years ago Daniel and I named the “La Sirena” our #1 cigar of the year. We still stand by that decision and I still love that cigar! Ever had an “A” sized cigar? Seriously, more than 9 inches of deliciousness! Miami Cigars is giving away a full box of La Sirena “A” as well as a few T-shirts!

Miami Cigars - La Sirena

Day 8 – Thursday – 3-22-2012 – Joya De Nicaragua

Jose Blanco has to be one of the greatest men in the business. A genius, and a friend. With his new company, Jose and Joya De Nicaragua has agreed to supply one lucky reader with a full box of Antano, one of my personal favorite cigars of all time.

Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970

Day 9 – Friday – 3-23-2012 – Smoke Inn

Last but certainly not least, Smoke Inn. Abe is another precious cigar soul and has always shown his support to new media, traditional media, and just about any cigar smoker out there. Strengthening that support, Abe and Smoke Inn has agreed to give one lucky reader a full box of the Smoke Inn Exclusive, Don Pepin Garcia My Father El Hijo, and a Smoke Inn Survival pack containing a travel humidor, hat, and cutter!

My Father El Hijo - Smoke Inn Exclusive

That’s a whole lot of winning! Again, start spreading out the news via facebook, be sure to tag us so that we can keep track. Stay tuned on each one of the mentioned dates so that you can find out how to win the above products! Thanks again, for the support. You guys rule!

 

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.

47 Comments

  1. irratebass

    March 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Wow….Mega contests!!!! Thanks for the hard work you do, def gonna try for these.

  2. uplander12ga

    March 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Great giveaway! Thanks!!!

  3. cjrio

    March 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This looks awesome! That’s really all we have to do, ‘like’ the facebook page?

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

      If you like it, you’re entered! You can get additional entries on each one of the days listed above. On those days we will add a post with directions on additional entries. Don’t worry, They will be just as easy. The idea is to reward you guys, not make you work for it. 🙂

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Also, winners will be chosen at random, more than likely by the sponsor for that day. Those details will be posted on each day along with the contest for that day.

  4. MoBarbq

    March 6, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Wow, now that’s a giveaway! Well done, makes me I was on Facebook so I could enter.

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Thanks! You can still enter on each of those days listed above! The details on how to enter will be posted on those days so tune in! Also, can you send your name to casasfumando(at)gmail.com? Thanks!

  5. Paul

    March 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Great contests!.

  6. Paul Tyler

    March 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Thanks for putting this contest together…a great way to reward your loyal fans. It has been great to get to know you guys over the past year.

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Thanks for reading Paul!

      • Paul Tyler

        March 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

        Gotta support a site that has some true good ol’ Canadian content! By the way, how was the Petit Edmundo? One of my favourite Monte’s.

  7. nwbonick

    March 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Sweet contest. Keep the great reviews coming!

  8. Jake

    March 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Awesome job, slackers. See what I did there? =)

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Jackie! OOOOoooo. See what I did there? haha!

      • Jake

        March 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

        N i c e . . . LOL!

  9. MCC Barry

    March 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations on a fantastic 3 years, we are honored to be a part of the celebration!

    • Tony Casas

      March 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Barry, we are honored to have you on board, and for all the support you not only showed us with Miami Cigar, but as a blogger, and a friend.

  10. Paul

    March 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Congrats on the anniversary also!.

  11. Abraham

    March 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Congrats on the anniversary too!

  12. ChrisM

    March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Congrats on your anniversary & thanks for the great contest!

  13. Paul Petrone

    March 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Amazing contest. All great cigars, but the La Sirena ‘A’ is the piece de resistance. Can’t wait for Day 7….

  14. jjo

    March 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Damn, you weren’t kidding about the “huge” part! Congratulations and thanks for all the hard work you guys put into this site, as well as being great people. Also thanks to all the great sponsors!

  15. Sean

    March 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Jesus this is awesome!!!

  16. Peter Glad

    March 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Looks like a great contest! Congratulations on the anniversary too. Good luck to everyone who enters.

  17. Lou Bozzelli

    March 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Hey Tony and Daniel, congrats on 3 great years. It’s really great of you guys to have these contests for your readers. It shows that Daniel T isn’t in it just for the fame and glory. Also, thanks for not making it for Facebookers only. It gives us older guys a chance.

    Keep them lit!!!

    • Dalamscius

      March 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Come on Lou, catch up to the 21st century and get on Facebook! haha!
      And no, it’s not about the fame and glory, the paprazzi outside my door just don’t understand me! 😛

  18. Swede214

    March 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats for your three years, have been here for about eighteen months, have enjoyed tour comments about our cigar world. Thanks for the contest.

  19. Sticks

    March 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Great site. You guys have the best site hands down and I always enjoy the variety of reviews. Also quite the awesome giveaway.

    • Dalamscius

      March 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Sticks, we’re humbled by those words! We do this for fun and to share with our fellow enthusiasts so to be considered among the best is truly an honor! (or “honour” for my Canadian friends 😉 )

  20. Ben

    March 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Wow. Thats a huge contest. Those are some pretty sweet prizes from some great companies. Keep up the reviews. The beer and cigar combination can’t be beat.

  21. irratebass

    March 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Am I missing something? I am not seeing the other ways to enter for yesterday or today, and I supposed to just “share” this page and your sites home page for 9 days? I’m confused.

  22. irratebass

    March 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Nevermind, I am retarded……I thought the contest started yesterday……DUH!

    • Tony Casas

      March 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      haha you just share it once 🙂 all the rest will be posted on those days.

    • Dalamscius

      March 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Make sure to get your camera and your ballerina outfit ready!
      oh wait, I’m supposed to keep that a secret right?

  23. Tadd

    March 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Holy Helmets Batman! What a friggin line up… You guys rock! You are my first site I check for reviews… I used to check so many different sites, and over the last few years narrowed it down to about three… So keep up the good work!

    • Dalamscius

      March 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Raging rockets Robin! Thanks for the support brother!

  24. Jonathan Drew

    March 8, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Casas – you do so much good for the industry and for the hobby. Bless you bro, for being a great BOTL and a fine blogger, 100% official and authentic. Best. JDrew

    • Tony Casas

      March 8, 2012 at 7:12 am

      JD, thanks so much for the kind words! A I mentione above, all this came about when I happened to review one, lonely little Acid. Thank you do much for the kindness, generosity, and all the support you have showered us with over the years man. Really.

  25. czerbe

    March 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Damn!!! I just got a little light headed…. Hope my Love for the Flyers doesn’t hurt my chances!!! haha I do love me some Maple Syrup though!!! haha

    • Dalamscius

      March 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I almost excluded you when you mentioned the Flyers but you saved yourself with the Maple Syrup mention! haha

  26. Albert Seanez

    March 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    nice real nice….

  27. cigarcraig

    March 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Congrats on three spectacular years and best of luck on your contests, I know what it’s like to run a marathon of contests! Tony, I’m glad that I got a chance to meet you, and I look forward to meeting your Canuck cohort one day. Always glad to read your reviews, and appreciate the friendship and advice over the years.

    I still hope that the Flyers get a good cup run in again this year! 🙂

  28. Rebby

    March 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Congrats! What an awesome giveaway! Sharing your FB page with my friends!

  29. debbie schwencke

    March 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you so much for the contest. my husband has taken up cigars and I turned to bing.com and they took me here. I sure hope i can win something for him. I will keep this site in my favorites so he can look at it.

    Please send ANYTHING tshirt, hat , cigar ANYTHIng to
    Schwencke
    5423 compass pointe
    oxford florida 34484

    ThANKYOU!

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