BloomNet®, an international wire service and world class business solutions provider, is proud to celebrate the passion local retail florists have for creating floral arrangements and going above and beyond for their customers. As a way of sharing the love of putting smiles on people's faces across America and around the world through the beauty of flowers, BloomNet created its "Send to Win - I Heart FLORISTS" promotional sweepstakes with three of the prize winners receiving cruise vacations.

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When BloomNet Florists sent wire orders through BloomNet between October 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, they were automatically entered in the sweepstakes with an opportunity to win one of three spectacular cruise vacations including airfare, meals and "cruise dollars" to be used as spending money. The more orders florists sent the more entries they received into the Sweepstakes.

Capturing the Grand Prize 7-night Royal Caribbean cruise for two in the "Send to Win - I Heart FLORISTS" sweepstakes was Reynolds Flower Shop of West Columbia, South Carolina, owned by Mark and Jane Daugherty. The Second Prize, a 5-night Royal Caribbean Cruise for two, was won by owners Juan and Jennifer Segovia of Romance Florist in Hawthorne, New Jersey. The Third Prize, a 4-night Royal Caribbean cruise for two, was won by owner Steve Saviolis of Paradise Flower Shoppe in Brooklyn, New York.

"All of us at BloomNet are thrilled to congratulate each of our winners, and we thank everyone who participated in this exciting promotional sweepstakes," said Mark Nance, AAF, President of BloomNet. "Local neighborhood florists have a gift for floral artistry, a commitment to the finest personalized service, and a love for making their customers happy...traits that are epitomized by BloomNet Professional Florists throughout the country."

In addition to the cruise vacations, prizes in the "Send to Win - I Heart FLORISTS" sweepstakes included iPad tablets, BloomNet Commerce Websites with no set-up fee and free monthly hosting for 1 year and $500 gift certificates for the Floriology® Institute, WorldFlowers® and Napco. Besides the opportunity to win prizes, BloomNet Florists receive the highest sending rebates in the floral industry. For example, they receive a $3 rebate for up to 19 wire orders sent and a $5 rebate for 20 or more orders sent through BloomNet.

About BloomNet®

As the leading floral industry service provider, BloomNet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, is focused on continually exceeding the expectations of its select community of Florists. Retail Florists across the nation and around the globe rely upon BloomNet as their trusted source for unique personalized service, comprehensive florist care, innovative programs, and quality products designed to increase their viability. BloomNet is committed to working side by side with our Florists to foster industry education, build community, and develop long term relationships built on trust, commitment, and dependability.

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