Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What is a BNR?

For over a month now, I've been participating in what is called BNR. This stands for Buy and Replace. It is really fun (and somewhat addictive). A friend of mine at DayDreaming Gifts describes it so much better:

A BNR is a treasury list on Etsy that's called Buy and Replace. People buy in order to get a spot on the treasury list. Or people buy because they want the item, and it’s just a bonus to be featured! The best part of a BNR is even if you don’t have a shop or want to be featured most of the stores give away coupons like percentages off or free shipping for purchasing from a BNR, so you luck out on an awesome deal that you wouldn’t get just being a regular buyer from the store!

To get on the treasury you find a shop you want to purchase from and ask the curator if you can shop - then you pick something in the shop that's listed in the feature (doesn't have to be the item featured, could be anything in the shop) and buy it. You copy the transaction number from the purchase and then something from your shop then gets featured and hopefully bought by someone else!

Hope - Set of 4 gift tags by Etsy Angels Team member maranda

So here's the scoop...
The Etsy Angels Team is hosting a first ever fundraising BNR in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There will be two rounds, the first being this week on Thursday, October 6th at 5:00 PM Etsy time (Eastern) until 8:00 PM (possibly longer).
Second round will be on Tuesday, October 11th.

Here are the rules for this Fundraiser BNR, hosted by Etsy Angels Team:
* $4.00 minimum before shipping
* Call out in CAPS and wait for OK to shop (doesn't have to be item featured)
* Go shopping!
* Post transaction link(s) when finished (if purchasing more than one item, please list all transaction links as they will count as separate sales)
* Also post item that you would like to be featured as the replacement
* 2 spots per shop
* No carry overs (since this is a fundraising effort)

How it is a fundraiser:
All participating Etsy Angels Team members will be donating to Breast Cancer Awareness, as it is the Charity of the Month for the team.
Would you like to learn more about Etsy Angels Team? Please click HERE.


Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Wonderful blog with great information!!! I am so happy to be part of the wonderful team that will be raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness.

myminimocs said...

very cool post Kim!!! i'm so proud to be part of the Etsy ♥ Angels Team...and SO happy you're part of the team now too Kim!!!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Wonderful, informative post Kim! Thanks so much for the information, being a newbie at BNR's, I appreciate it :)

Tisha said...

I've seen a few BNR's but how do you find BNR's to participate in?