light albert bloomnationMy mom loves flowers. She’s especially happy when I have flowers delivered to her job. For Mother’s Day, that’s exactly what I did.

I began the process by visiting BloomNation. BloomNation is the nationally trusted, online floral marketplace where talented floral artisans and savvy shoppers can unite. With a revolutionary platform, BloomNation brings the personalized experience of walking into a flower shop online, allowing its shoppers to discover, compare and send unique floral creations by top local artisans across the country. Whether ordering traditional red roses or that one-of-kind floral masterpiece, BloomNation offers a wide selection of quality arrangements that accommodates all price points, in more than 2,900 cities nationwide and growing.

First I located a florist in my area and searched for an arrangement that my mom would like. I chose the Light arrangement because the flowers match the decor in my mother’s living room. I added the following message for a personal touch:

Thank you for raising me into the man I am today. I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.

Ordering was fast and easy and so was delivery. Mom loved them! The best part was that I could support a local business in my community.

If you’re looking to buy top-quality, beautifully arranged flowers, you should definitely visit BloomNation.

Shopper’s BloomNation Benefits:

  • Quality: Every florist featured on BloomNation has received the company’s personal stamp of approval after being meticulously vetted. Expect to find only the crème de la crème as BloomNation’s community of floral artisans design unique floral creations which can’t be found anywhere else on the web.
  • What You See is What You Get: While conventional floral wire sites post stock images which can be misleading (shoppers never really know what will get delivered), BloomNation’s shoppers are able to place their orders with confidence, viewing actual photos uploaded by that floral artisan and knowing exactly what their recipient’s bouquet will look like upon arrival.
  • Ease & Convenience: BloomNation has successfully created a new way to send flowers by taking the in-store floral experience online- giving shoppers the ease and efficiency of the web… with the personalized touch of a local florist. BloomNation’s state of the art platform makes it simple to compare designs, prices and trusted reviews all in one place.
  • Support Local Businesses/ No Service Fees: BloomNation has built a community that supports thousands of true local floral artisans across the country. Shoppers are now able to seamlessly and securely order gorgeous floral masterpieces directly from their local floral artisan, pay actual local prices, forgo those ridiculous $15 service fees and have peace of mind knowing their unique BloomNation orders will impress every time!
  • Personalized Experience: BloomNation offers live floral experts and designers that are on call around the clock to help shoppers with any questions, suggestions or special orders they may have.

I’d like to offer one Mocha Dad reader the opportunity to win a $125 credit to order flowers from BloomNation. Before you enter, visit the site to make sure that BloomNation delivers to your city. To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section:

How often do you order flowers each year?

Additional Entries (These entries will be counted only after the required entry has been submitted)

Mocha Dad’s “Mother’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a Floral Arrangement from BloomNation” starts on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 and ends on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All opinions are my own. Total prize value is $125. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment.