Now, just to give you some background, here's how I picked the winner: I entered all of the valid comments into an Excel spreadsheet to number them in the order in which they were received. I then went to Random.org and entered in the total number of valid comments. Its 'Random Number Generator' picked a random number from the set ...
The first lucky comment and winner of the first prize is ...
... Comment #39 -- that means EngineerGirl is our winner of the collection of beauty/household products!
And the second lucky comment and winner of our second prize is ...
... Comment #9 -- that means Michele P is the winner of the Birchbox of cool samples!
Congratulations to you both! Please email me ASAP at nycrecessionista [at] gmail [dot] com and claim your prizes.
Thanks to all who entered!
(Images courtesy of Random.org)