Nudo – Olive Tree Adoption GIVEAWAY

I mentioned in my Holiday Gift Guide post how much I LOVE to give. I also listed Nudo as one of my gift suggestions. I mentioned them because I LOVE their olive oils and gift sets and think their tree adoptions are pure genius! And now I’m PLEASED as punch to be able to put them both together and GIVE AWAY one of the most amazing, cutting edge, cool gifts evah! That’s right, we’ve teamed up with NUDO, who have generously offered to gift {ehem disclaimer} ONE of you LUCKY READERS a year’s adoption to one of their olive tree’s. *and the crowd goes wild*

{photo credit: Nudo}

In case you haven’t heard of Nudo {gasp} here’s a brief summary from their site “Nudo is an olive grove. And part of it can be yours Adopt one of its trees for a year and you’ll receive all the produce from your tree. Imagine dunking your bread in your own oil from your own tree thousands of miles away on a hillside in Italy.It’s delicious, it’s good for the world and you get to show off to your friends. Hang the consequences. Adopt an olive tree.”

{photo credit: Nudo}

So you’re ready to adopt are you ; ) You simply visit their site, choose from one of their many stunning groves and once you’ve chosen your tree, the first thing you’ll receive is an adoption certificate, to make you official, and your tree information booklet. Then over the course of the year you’ll receive TWO more packages, one in the spring and the other one in the fall, containing all the produce from your tree. We say “your” tree but we actually collect your tree’s harvest with about 50 of its neighbors – to give us enough olives to press in one go. Think of it as being about the society rather than the individual.

Once you’ve adopted your tree you can go and see it, water it, even hug it. {of course the trip isn’t included, I’m no Oprah sorry}. They can even give you updates on how your tree is doing. Sweet right ; )

{Photo from Nudo Flickr stream. Click to see more}

An Olive Tree Adoption from NUDO would make an incredible gift for just about anyone on your holiday list. It’s thoughtful, unique, TASTY and helps support small scale, artisanal farming. What else could you ask for ; )




{this is a sampling of some of their fantastic flavored oils! They’re available for purchase in their shop ; ) They come in the most gorgeously designed tins don’t they!}

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you for your entries. Contest has ended. Winner announced HERE


Here’s what to do to enter to WIN a years olive tree adoption from Nudo:

{First Entry is required by Nudo: It’s a three part entry so read CAREFULLY, you will be rewarded though, there’s a hot little coupon involved! Everyone is a WINNER}

1-a Visit NUDO’s SITE and find the answer to the following question: “How many Olive Groves does Nudo Have?”

1-b While you’re on their site, sign up for NUDO’s NEWSLETTER. After you’ve input your name and email leave the correct answer in the “Message” field. BONUS: For all your efforts: Nudo will send each of you who properly signs up for the Newsletter a coupon good towards a 10% discount on your purchase of a gift set or adoption!
1-c Finally, come back here and leave a comment telling me you’ve done this.

{Bonus entries…you MUST leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry to count}

2. Follow NudoItalia on TWITTER. Come back, leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
3. Follow bell’alimento on
TWITTER. Come back, leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
4. Tweet the following {you must be following for this entry to count} :

I just entered to win an Olive Tree Adoption from @bellalimento @NudoItalia You can enter here:

5. Follow Nudo on FACEBOOK. Come back, leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
6. Follow bell’alimento on
FACEBOOK. Come back, leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
7. Sign up for bell’alimento’s RSS/Email Subscription Feeds. Come back, leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.

Legal Schmegal: Contest is open to US and CANADIAN addresses only. Contest is open until Sunday December 12th at midnight EST. Winner will be chosen by

That’s SEVEN chances to win! Remember the first one is REQUIRED and the rest are bonus entries. The more you do, the better your chances are! Simple math.

Baci e Buone Feste!


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    Christy /

    Done with my three-part entry for Nudo!!
    Woot — now off to do the rest

    I SOOO want my own tree. :o)

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    Christy /

    Following Nudo on Twitter now

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    Christy /

    Liked Nudo on FB

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    Christy /

    Of course I already follow YOU on Twitter 🙂

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    Christy /

    And I ‘like’ you too — both on FB and IRL ;o)

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    What an awesome idea! I can’t believe I never heard of Nudo–shame on me. I did all the requirements to enter your contest-great contest! Thanks

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    Teresa Paul /

    Already follow NUDO on Facebook!!

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    I am now following NudoItalia on Twitter

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    Teresa Paul /

    Follow bell’alimento on Facebook…and love it!!!

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    I already follow you on Twitter

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    I signed up for the RSS feed from Nudo.

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    Teresa Paul /

    I get the Nudo newsletter. Love their recipes.

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    I tweeted about your contest!

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    kristen j /

    I signed up for the newsletter (and entered the answer!)

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    kristen j /

    I also just liked you on faceboook!

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    kristen j /

    I just liked Nudo on FB! 🙂

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    I did steps 1-a and 1-b =)

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    I followed Nudo on twitter

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    I already follow you on twitter =)

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    I just liked Nudo on facebook

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    I already like you on facebook

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    I already get your e-mail

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    I tweeted the giveaway, wasn’t sure if that was part of 3 or a separate entry =)

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    They have 11 olive groves!

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    Oh, and I’m already signed up for Nudo newsletters!

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    Following Nudo on Twitter @kay819

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    Following Bellalimento on Twitter @kay819

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    Following/Like Bellalimento on Facebook

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    Following/Like Nudo on Facebook

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    Mary C. /

    I already like you on FB.

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    Mary C. /

    I joined Nudo’s mailing list and left my answer with them.
    Fun giveaway –thanks!

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    Rona Y /

    1a, 1b, and now 1c are done!

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    I signed up for Nudo’s mailing list!

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    Following NudoItalia on twitter!

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    Following Bell’alimento on Twitter!

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    Like Nudo on Facebook!

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    Like Bell’alimento on Facebook!

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    I did as I was told on the website, ma’am!

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    I already like you on Facebook

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    …aaaaand I follow you on Twitter, as you know from my harassing you…

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    I follow Nudo Italia on Twitter

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    Liking Nudo on Facebook!

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    I tweeted but I’m such a dork I still don’t know how to show you that I did. Sigh.

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    And I’m a subscriber, too! 🙂

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    Brandi /

    done number 1!

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    This is absolutely amazing, Paula.

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    Deborah /

    Ok I’ve done #1 a,b and this is c!

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    Deborah /

    I now follow Nudo on FB.

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    Deborah /

    Of course I follow Bell’alimento on FB!

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    Deborah /

    I already get bell’alimento thru RSS feed bloglines.

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    Deborah /

    I now follow Nudo on Twitter

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    Deborah /

    I now follow bell’alimento on Twitter.

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    Jenna /

    I signed up for the newsletter!

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    Jenna /

    I did number 2!

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    Jenna /

    I did number 3!

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    Jenna /

    I did number 4!

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    Jenna /

    I did number 7!

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    Amazing giveaway!! 1a, 1b, and 1c all done!

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    Following Nudo on Twitter.

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    Following you on twitter.

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    I tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Did it (the three steps)

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    Lastly, I subscribe to your RSS feed using Google Reader.

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    did number 2

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    did number 5

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    did number 6

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    and finally – already did number 7 (with my other email address: thewineytomato at gmail dot com)

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    Chelsea /

    I signed up for the newsletter 🙂

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    Chelsea /

    Following bell’alimento on Facebook!

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    Chelsea /

    Following NUDO on Facebook!

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    Chelsea /

    Already receive bell’alimento via RSS/Google Reader 🙂

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    I signed up for Nudo newsletter

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    I follow Bell’allimento

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    i signed up to follow Nudo on facebook.

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    I’ve signed up for the nudo newsletter!

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    Sue S /

    1a, b, c: I visited NUDO’s website, answered the question and signed up for their newsletter.

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    Sue S /

    2. I followed NudoItalia on Twitter.

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    Sue S /

    3. I follow bell’alimento on Twitter.

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    Sue S /

    5. I followed NUDO on Facebook.

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    Sue S /

    6. I follow bell’alimento on Facebook.

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    Sue S /

    7. I signed up for bell’alimento’s RSS feed.

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    I went to Nudo, signed up for the newsletter including giving the answer to the grove question.

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    I tweeted the message.

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    I follow Bell’alimento on twitter

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    I am now following nudoitalia on twitter

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    I am a FB fan of bell’alimento

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    I am a fan of Nudo on FB

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    I subscribe to bell’alimento via rss in my email.

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    Renne /

    I adopted a tree for a I would love to win one also!

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    Renne /

    I have already adopted a tree for a friend…wish to have one also

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    Mylynka /

    just followed entry steps 1a-c! 🙂

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    Mylynka /

    is now following NudoItalia on TWITTER.

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    Mylynka /

    Follows you on TWITTER.

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    Mylynka /

    I follow bell’alimento on FACEBOOK

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    Mylynka /

    Follow Nudo on FACEBOOK

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    Mylynka /

    I get your awesome RSS/Email Subscription Feeds via Google Reader

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    Natasha Robertson /

    I signed up for their Newsletter!

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    Natasha Robertson /

    I am subscribed to your feed.

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    Natasha Robertson /

    I like bell’alimento on Facebook

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    Lauren Croucher /

    Signed up for the newsletter @ Nudo! What a fantastic idea!

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    Lauren Croucher /

    “Liked” Nudo on FB

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    Lauren Croucher /

    “Liked” you on FB

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    Lauren Croucher /

    Signed up for your emails!

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    Jackie /

    Signed up for Nudo’s mailing list!

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    Jackie /

    Followed them on twitter

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    Jackie /

    Already following you on twitter!

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    Jackie /

    Already ‘liked’ you on Facebook.

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    Jackie /

    And already subscribed to your feed!

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    Carmen Wenner /

    Liked on facebook!

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    Wow what a great giveaway. I will sign up for facebook, tweet and all of the above! Can’t wait to meet you next month at Food Blog South

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    There are 11 groves. And I signed up for the newsletter.

    What a GREAT gift idea. I think I know JUST the recipient for one of these trees!!

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    Carmen Wenner /

    Sighned up to your site.

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    i follow nudoitalia on twitter

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    i follow you on twitter

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    Carmen Wenner /

    Signed up for Nudo newsletter and answered the question.

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    i tweeted about your giveaway!

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    i ‘like’ nudo on facebook

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    i ‘like’ bellalimento on facebook!

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    Amy /

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Amy /

    I now follow you on facebook!

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    i follow bellalimento on my google reader (rss feed)

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    Amy /

    I have done the entry for Nudo and signed up for their newsletter.

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    I love the photo of the man on the tree with the sun coming through!!! bellissima

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    I tweeted the give-away

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    I now like nudo on facebook

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    I already like you on twitter 😉

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    I already like you on facebook 😛

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    I like nudo on twitter

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    I registered to receive email updates

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    I think I’d just like the plain one 😉

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    I registered but forgot to leave the # of trees left to adopt! ooops! I need more coffee! 🙂

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    I’m now following Nudo on twitter

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    I just tweeted for the giveaway!

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    11 groves! And I signed up for the newsletter. What a lovely idea – thanks for sharing!

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    Follow Nudo on twitter.

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    They have 11 groves.

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    I follow Nudo on FB

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    Follow bellalimento on FB

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    Signed up for the Nudo newsletter.

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    Signed up for RSS.

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    Carri /

    Signed up for the Nudo newsletter.

    What a fun giveaway!

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    Signed up for their newsletter.

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    I follow you on Facebook.

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    I get your RSS feed. (Also a friend on Tasty Kitchen!)

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    Following Nudo on Facebook too!

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    What an incredible giveaway! I love this idea!I just RT on twitter. I bet the flavor of this oil is incredible!

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    Carri /

    I’m a FB follower. :-))

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    Carri /

    I’m also a Nudo follower on FB. :-))

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    lisa bailey /

    I signed up for Nudo’s newsletter and left the answer in the message box.

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    lisa bailey /

    I am now following Nudo on Twitter.

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    lisa bailey /

    I tweeted the message about the giveaway.

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    lisa bailey /

    I’m following Nudo on Facebook. But I have been for awhile so it might not count.

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    Megan /

    I went to the website and registered for the newsletter. The 11 groves look beautiful and unique.

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    WOO HOO! I would love my very own tree in the grove – i’ll even name it!! this is AWESOME!!

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    following NudoItalia

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    tiffany /

    following nudo on twitter

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    tiffany /

    following @bellalimento on twitter

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    tiffany /

    I signed up for the Nudo newsletter and put the answer in the ”
    message” box. I didn’t receive an email with the 10% coupon tho..

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    tiffany /

    I liked bella alimento on facebook

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    tiffany /

    I liked Nudo on facebook!

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    I signed up for the Nudo newsletter and answered the question


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    I followed Nudo on Twitter.

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    I follow you on twitter.

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    I followed Nudo on Facebook.

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    I tweeted the message

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    I followed you on facebook.

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    Julie Farmer /

    I signed up for the newsletter!

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    Julie Farmer /

    I’m following Nudoitalia on twitter!

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    Julie Farmer /

    I’m following bellalimento on twitter!

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    I signed up for the newsletter and entered the answer in the message field as requested! Great idea/site!

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    I already follow @nudoitalia on Twitter!

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    I also follow @bellalimento already on Twitter!

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    I follow Nudo on Facebook 🙂


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    Already follow bella alimento on Facebook! 🙂


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    And of course I signed up for bell?alimento?s RSS/Email Subscription Feed (with my yahoo email addy).


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    Mary /

    I’m already a FB fan…

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    Mary /

    I went to the Nudo site — I would love to have my own olive tree in Italy!!! I used to be Mary Costanzo……

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    Mary /

    Following Nudo on Facebook

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    Mary /

    I already follow you on Facebook….

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    Mary /

    I have you in my RSS feed…..

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    Nudo has 11 groves, I signed up for this newsletter, and I think this is seriously cool!

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    I am now following @nudoitalian on twitter. @wendysuemcd

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    I am now following @bellalimento on Twitter. @wendysuemcd

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    I now “like” Nudo on Facebook.

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    I now like Bella’ Alimento on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kristen /

    The Nudo site is great! It’s making my mouth water. I signed up for the newsletter with the answer in the message. Crossing my fingers!

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    Kristen /

    I follow the email subscriptions too!

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    Caitlin /

    I signed up for the Nudo newsletter!

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    Caitlin /

    I liked Nudo on facebook!

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    Caitlin /

    I also liked bell’alimento on facebook!

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    Caitlin /

    And I follow the RSS feed!

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    I signed up for the Nudo newsletter and answered the question.

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    I follow you on twitter already does that count?

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    I’m following Nudo on twitter now too!

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    Lindsay H /

    I joined Nudo’s mailing list & answered the # of olive groves

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    Lindsay H /

    i follow Nudo on Twitter

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    Lindsay H /

    I follow bellalimento on twitter

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    Lindsay H /

    I “like” Nudo on facebook

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    Lindsay H /

    I like bell’alimento on facebook.

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    Lindsay H /

    I tweeted I just entered to win an Olive Tree Adoption from @bellalimento @NudoItalia You can enter here:

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    Lindsay H /

    I subscribed to the bellalimento email feed

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    I signed up for the newsletter and answered the groves question.

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    I follow you on Twitter.

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    clara /

    did first entry reqs. signed up for newsletter and found out how many groves they had and put it on the message space.


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    I signed up for the newsletter and answered the question.

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    I follow Nudo on Twitter.

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    I follow Bellalimento on Twitter.

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    You are already in my RSS reader!

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    Ok here we go! I’ve subscribed to Nudo’s newsletter

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    I follow nudo on Twitter

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    I definitely follow Bella’limento on Twitter!

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    I follow Bell’alimento on FB

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    I got you in my RSS feed!

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    Tracy /

    Signed up for the newsletter and answered the question.

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    Tracy /

    Followed you on Twitter

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    Tracy /

    Followed nudo on Twitter

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    signed up for the newsletter

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    following you on facebook

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    following nudo on facebook

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    following you on twitter

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    following nudo on twitter

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    Signed up for the newsletter … question answered!

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    I follow Nudo on Twitter!

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    I tweeted the message.

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    I follow bellalimento on Twitter.

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    I like Nudo on Facebook.

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    I like bell’alimento on Facebook.

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    I subscribed to the bell’alimento email feed.

    Grazie mille.

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    Heather /

    I just subscribed to the mailing list and correctly identified the number of orchards! This is awesome!


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