Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Temporary Store Closing

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that the store is going to be "on hold" while I travel back to the US. The last day to place orders will be Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. I'll have all orders shipped out by Friday, Sept 5th. I'll be leaving for the US later on in the month, and I will be gone for at least a month.
Never fear, I will be returning with more selection, a ton of cool new boxes (and lots of old favorites) and fun accessories. Look for new contests, and great Holiday specials! I am also going to work on setting up Bento Crazy International store, so everyone overseas can just place an order directly rather than emailing me for shipping quotes.

Soo.. if anyone is looking for anything specific not on the store, get in touch with me in the next few days : ) I will keep everyone updated on this blog. Oh, and I do have a winner from the back to school contest, I will be posting that information later.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Exploded View of Bento Prize

This is what's included:
Brown carry bag
San-x plush frog keychain
Panda notepad
Pink Natural Lunch Time sandwich bento box
pencil caps
glue stick
shinkansen magnet
3 kawaii pens/pencils
Monokuro Boo case with ruler/triangle set
Miss Bunny composition book
Kawaii scissors and case
Pencil case
Mini plush (red)
Boo oshibori and case set
Shinkansen folder
Kawaii writing sheet
Cute stationary
Sea Paradise jingle keychain
Remember~ to win, all you have to do is guess a number between 1-200! The closest guess to the mystery number wins. Just make a note on your order with your guess.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Back To School Bento Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Are you all ready for back to school?! I know I'm excited... ^ ; ^
To celebrate the occasion, I am giving away this lovely bag filled with back to school supplies, and bento goodies as well!
Now, this contest is going to be a little different than previous ones, where we would draw a winner from all orders placed. I thought maybe you would like to have a little more involvement this time! Soo... we have come up with an idea.
This contest will run from August 15th- 20th. If you place an order in that time frame, you have a chance to win. We have come up with a "MYSTERY NUMBER" between 1-200. When you place your order, just type your guess in the notes section. Whoever is the closest will win this bag, and everything in it. I will be posting a picture of everything inside soon..

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Anyone from the Tampa, FL area?

If so, here is your chance to share your love of bento! The St. Petersburg Times is doing a story on the bento craze and would like to feature local people who enjoy the art of bento-making. If you are interested in being featuring in this article, please contact:
Sharon Wynne, reporter
St. Petersburg Times
work phone: (727) 892-8595
I would love to read your story, so if anyone is in that area, please get in touch with Sharon!
Thanks : )

Friday, 8 August 2008


The first 30 orders placed between August 10-15th will get a mystery discount added to their order. I am filling a bento box full of tickets, each with a percentage written on it. I will draw a ticket for each order placed, and whatever percentage I draw for you will be the amount of your discount. This will include both the order total AND the shipping charges. I'll refund your discount amount to your paypal account when I ship your order.

This is a great chance to save 10, 20, 25, or even 50% off your bentocrazy order! This is how it breaks down: 12 people will save 10%, 12 people will save 20%, 5 people will save 25%, and one lucky person will get 50% off their entire order! (I have increased the percentages to give you even more savings. I must be Crazy! bento crazy that is ^_~)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Natural Garden Pink bento box

New design! 2 Tier box with a belt and chopsticks included.
Printed on it is the saying:

The leaves are trembling in the breeze

Paypal Payment Issues

Hi everyone,
It has come to my attention that sometimes when placing an order, when making payment, the following error message pops up from paypal:

Unable to process payment. Please contact the merchant as the shipping address provided by the merchant is invalid, and the merchant has requested that your order must be shipped to that address.
I've done a little research, and apparently this is due to paypal rejecting the address provided when you fill out the order form. I guess when the order gets sent over to paypal for payment, paypal thinks there is incorrect address information on your order form. I don't know why this happens when a correct address is entered. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, if this happens to you, please let me know and I can send you an invoice directly. Thanks!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

We have a winner!

the winner of the July bento contest is
Sarah M. of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Thanks to everyone who ordered! Check back soon for details of the August back to school giveaway! I am putting together a great package for back to school to give away to a lucky customer. It will have great Japanese school supplies, San-X bento items and more! I have a back to school sale coming up too, so check that out soon!