Wednesday, October 19, 2011

QR Giveaway Begins Today- Enter to Win a $499 Floral Arrangement!

So what is the deal with those funny little barcodes you've been seeing everywhere lately?  They're popping up on everything, from business cards to TV commercials to tattoos.  Well not only are we going to give you some insight into QR codes, but we're going to make it worth your while by giving away a floral arrangement valued at $499 to one lucky participant.
QR (Quick Response) codes are a form of matrix or 2D codes, made of modules arranged in a square pattern to store data.  They were originally created by the Japanese automotive industry in 1994 to track vehicles during manufacturing.  Today they have evolved into much more.    They are gaining populatiry because of their large storage capacity and fast readability.  Japan is still a pioneer in QR development, with QR codes even being placed on people's tombstones... not kidding! (check out  Here in the US, companies are using these codes to take their customers to more information about their business.  QR codes can be scanned by smartphone cameras, and can be directed to a webpage, contact information, a video, map, etc.
So we thought we'd have a little fun with these codes.  We've teamed up with Blushing Blooms By Brennen to bring you our "What's With Those QR Things?" Giveaway.  Just scan the below codes and "like" both company Facebook pages, and you'll be automatically entered to win a beautiful Blushing Blooms floral arrangement.  (Trust me, they are amazing!  I have one and it is the focal point of my foyer.)  Already a fan of the pages?  Don't have a smartphone?  No worries.  Just be sure you've liked both the Pizazz Floors and Blushing Blooms Facebook pages and share one of our posts with details about the giveaway on your wall to help us spread the word.  Easy enough.
See the below banner for details and start scanning!  The winner will be drawn at random on November 18th at 8pm.

How to Scan A QR Code (for smartphones):
  • Download a QR reader from your app store.  It's free.  In your search bar, type "QR Reader" and pick one that is voted highly.  ScanLife and Zxing are good ones.
  • Once downloaded, open the app.
  • Place the QR code in front of your phone in the viewfinder.
  • Voila!  The phone should scan the code and take you to the code's destination.

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